Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
  • Struggling USA still controls its Gold Cup fate

    [USA CONFIDENTIAL] Thanks to fortuitous scheduling, a possible "dream matchup" of the USA and Mexico in the Gold Cup knockout rounds is still on, ... Read the whole story

  • Gold Cup this week ...

    [SCOREBOARD] Jamaica beat Honduras, 1-0, Monday night before a sellout crowd of 25,000 at Red Bull Arena and won Group B at the Gold ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "I think they're still around, but they're not given a chance. Tactics have changed to 4-4-2 now and it's all about running around and launching into tackles. Even when you've got someone who's a good soccer player, can slow things down, scores goals and can prove decisive, if he doesn’t scrap for every ball and slide into tackles then he gets dropped. That's the difference. There are always playmakers around, but few coaches are willing to give them a go."

    -- Colombian great Carlos Valderrama upon being asked whether playmakers still exist in modern soccer. (

  • Gold Cup audience on Univision networks jumps

    [TELEVISION WATCH] The Gold Cup is drawing twice as many viewers on the Univision networks for their coverage of the Concacaf championship as they ... Read the whole story

  • Galaxy keeps top spot, Eastern leaders move up

    [MLS POWER RANKINGS: WEEK 13] Another Northwest thriller, several impressive away wins, and late-game scoring heroics marked a memorable week of MLS play. Here's ... Read the whole story

  • Kansas City's new home overflows

    [MLS ATTENDANCE] Attendance for 11 games in Week 13 exceeded the season average as Kansas City weclomed an overflow crowd for its first game ... Read the whole story

  • American soccer this week ...

    [SCOREBOARD] American trialist Sammy Ochoa, who has spent the last six seasons playing in Mexico for Tecos Estudiantes, scored to give the Seattle Sounders ... Read the whole story

  • Prinz injury gives hosts scare

    [WOMEN'S WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] German women's soccer got a scare Monday when star Birgit Prinz went down with an ankle injury and had to ... Read the whole story