Soccer America Daily
Thursday, July 28, 2011
  • MLS All-Star Player Ratings: Few impressed

    [MLS ALL-STARS REPORT CARD] Last year, Manchester United beat the MLS All-Stars, 5-2. This time Man United thumped them, 4-0, Wednesday night before 26,760 … Read the whole story

  • Plata scores twice to give Toronto win

    [CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Two goals by Joao Plata in the second half gave Toronto FC a 2-1 win over Real Esteli of Nicaragua in … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "Just leave him out. Someone else should tell me why I should have to play him. You guys [in the media] make him out to be the No. 1 story. In two years, you will kill him. ... He's far, far away being an end product. He's miles away. He has to grow his way, take his time."

    -- Hans Backe, coach of the MLS All-Stars, on why he waited until the 81st minute to put 18-year-old Juan Agudelo on the field in the MLS All-Star Game, which Manchester United won, 4-0. Agudelo, who plays for Backe's New York Red Bulls and grew up in New Jersey where the game was played, was an All-Star pick made by MLS Commissioner Don Garber. Agudelo has scored five MLS goals this season and has made 10 appearances and scored twice for the USA. (

  • At midseason, MLS attendance up from 2010

    [MLS ATTENDANCE] MLS crowds before the All-Star break were up from last season's average at the midseason point. For MLS attendance rankings ... Read the whole story

  • USA ties Mexico but fails to reach Milk Cup final

    [U.S. U-18 MEN] Beating Israel 2-0 and tying Mexico 1-1 were only good enough to rank the USA third among six teams in the … Read the whole story

  • American soccer this week ...

    [SCOREBOARD] The Philadelphia Independence took over sole possession of first place in WPS thanks to a 1-0 win on a goal by Spaniard Veronica … Read the whole story

  • Purce's four goals highlights opening play

    [U.S. YOUTH SOCCER] Margaret Purce scored four goals in SAC United Premier's 4-2 win over Region I rival Match Fit Chelsea Beat in under-15 … Read the whole story

  • Under-20 World Cup on the air

    [TELEVISION GUIDE] All matches from the Under-20 World Cup in Colombia will be broadcast live on, and select matches will be available on … Read the whole story