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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, April 21, 2017
The USA opened its qualifying campaign for the 2017 U-17 World Cup with a 5-0 win over Jamaica. Ayo Akinola scored two of the five goals, all of which came in the second half. The USA faces Mexico, a 6-0 winner over El Salvador, on Wednesday in its second of ... Read the whole story
FC Dallas won the battle of MLS's unbeatens as Mayor Figueroa's first-minute goal held up for a 1-0 win over Sporting KC. Orlando City took over the lead in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win at New York City FC. Read the whole story
A week after celebrating promotion to the English Premier League, Brighton fell, 2-0, to Norwich, which benefited from two own goals by Brighton keeper David Stockdale. Each time, an Alex Pritchard shot hit the woodwork and deflected off a diving Stockdale. Read the whole story
The USA opened the 2017 Concacaf U-17 Championship with a 5-0 win over Jamaica. Mexico, which faces the USA on Wednesday, won its Group C opener, 6-0 over El Salvador. Host Panama opened with a 4-2 win over Honduras to take the Group A lead. Costa Rica jumped to the ... Read the whole story
Joe Corona scored his second goal since returning to Tijuana in January as Xolos beat Toluca, 2-0, to take over the lead in Mexico's Torneo Clausura. Tijuana leads Toluca by two points and Guadalajara (with a game in hand) by three. Read the whole story
Kacey White, former Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) Director of Coaching, is the new U.S. U-16 girls national team coach. Keri Sarver, Director of Coaching of the Internationals SC in Ohio for the last seven years, has been hired as the new U.S. U-19 women's national team coach. Read the whole story
What will German club Hamburg do with Bobby Wood? After one season in the Bundesliga, the 24-year-old American has generated plenty of interest. The latest: Bild reported that Borussia Dortmund is eyeing him as a back-up for striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. Read the whole story
A high ankle sprain has sidelined New York City FC defender Ronald Matarrita for at least a month. Matarrita was carted off the field during the team's training session on Thursday. The Costa Rican has started all six of the team's games so far this season and is tied with ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying: German attorney general's office

"A significant share price drop could have been expected if a player had been seriously injured or even killed as a result of the attack." -- German attorney general's office after a 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested Friday on suspicion of conducting the bombing of the Borussia Dortmund team bus on April 11 in an attack allegedly motivated by financial greed -- he could have made a substantial profit on a large number of so-called put options he purchased for shares of Borussia Dortmund -- and not related to Islamic terrorism. They allege the suspect made the stock transaction while ...More

What They're Saying: Jeff Smith

"My kids [ages 13 and almost 4] don’t talk about playing tee ball or volleyball. It's soccer for them." -- Jeff Smith, FC Cincinnati's vice president of sales and ticketing, after the USL club outdrew the Reds, Cincinnati's MLB team, 15,227 to 15,083, in great weather on Wednesday night. (Cincinnati Enquirer) ...More

Kylian Mbappe, the secrets to the making of a young superstar

We've been watching a superstar grow up before our eyes the last couple of months as 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe has led Monaco to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League. ...More

Violent Goalkeeping (Part 1): Players at risk as soccer ignores its own rules

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