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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, July 21, 2017
The Chicago Fire's 11-match unbeaten streak, dating back to April, ended when it fell, 2-1, at New York City FC despite playing the last 78 minutes with a man advantage. FC Dallas regained the Western Conference lead with a 2-1 win at Montreal. Read the whole story
Real Salt Lake's Mike Petke was ejected in the 72nd minute of his team's 1-1 tie with Sporting Kansas City. That gave him plenty of time to prepare for his post-game press conference -- printouts and all -- that will go down as the most colorful in the history of ... Read the whole story
The USA entered the Gold Cup with dual goals of getting deep into the tournament to get a look as many players as possible and give itself a chance of winning a trophy. It's done just that with a 2-0 win over Costa Rica in the semifinals thanks to its ... Read the whole story
While rumors are swirling that Paris Saint-Germain is going to nab Neymar from Barcelona by paying his $256 million release clause, the Brazilian scored two golazos -- bamboozling five defenders on his second -- in Barcelona's 2-1 win over Juventus in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Read the whole story
The USA played well but not lethally until Clint Dempsey entered the game. The 34-year-old assisted Jozy Altidore and scored with a free kick in a 2-0 win over Costa Rica that sends the USA into Gold Cup final. Read the whole story
Salvadorans Henry Romero and Darwin Ceren escaped unpunished for their antics in the USA-El Salvador quarterfinal match at the Gold Cup, but the tournament disciplinary committee came down hard. Read the whole story
Jonathan Gonzalez, 18, made his Liga MX debut, starting for Monterrey on the opening day of the 2017-18 season. Former Sac Republic star Rodrigo Lopez made his Liga MX debut at the age of 30 for Toluca. Alejandro Guido completed his long comeback from knee surgery to start in Tijuana's ... Read the whole story
Aaron Schoenfeld was the only American who advanced in UEFA play this week as Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv swept its series with Iceland's KR, winning 2-0 on the road for a 5-1 aggregate win. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Bruce Arena

"He understands where he is in his career. There's going to be games he'll start, games where he'll play the role he played tonight. Things can change in other directions, but that's the plan right now." -- U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena on Clint Dempsey coming off the bench and tying Landon Donovan's record of 57th international goals for the USA in the 2-0 win over Costa Rica in the Gold Cup 2017 semifinals. (AP) ...More

What They're Saying: Jesse Gonzalez

"The hardest part was how my family was going to react. I think it's something that I was really thinking about so much because all my family is Mexican. But at the end of the day, they were supportive and told me they were going to support me in any decision I made." -- FC Dallas keeper Jesse Gonzalez on the reaction to his decision to switch from representing Mexico to the playing for the USA.  He said those outside his circle did not take it well. (ESPN FC) ...More

What They're Saying: Olivia Jimenez

"In my humble opinion, I believe that it's absurd to be able to represent my country, but not be able to play in it. [The league] is a great project and I hope in the future they change [the rule] and I can play in my beloved Mexico." -- Mexican national team midfielder Olivia Jimenez, who was born in the United States but raised in Mexico, on the new Liga MX Femenil's rule that requires players be born in Mexico, excluding many Mexican-Americans, even those who play for Mexico internationally. (ESPNW) ...More

What They're Saying: Howard Webb

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