Soccer America Daily
Friday, November 25, 2011
  • Arena's acumen vital to Galaxy's remarkable season

    [MLS SPOTLIGHT] To the victors go the spoils, and in the case of the Los Angeles Galaxy, most of the awards as well. Bruce ... Read the whole story

  • Montreal spins the deals

    [MLS EXPANSION DRAFT] Some surprises and a few no-brainers marked Montreal's selections in the 2012 Expansion Draft on Tuesday. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "I've really got a female starting at center back. Can you imagine that in England or Spain?"

    -- Thomas Rongen, coach of American Samoa's national team whose backline for its historic 2-1 win over Tonga in World Cup 2014 qualifying included Johnny Saelua, who is believed to be the first transgender athlete to compete in a World Cup qualifying match. Saelua is part of the fa'afafine, biological males who have a strong feminine gender orientation and are widely accepted in Polynesian culture. American Samoa had lost all 30 of its previous international matches by a combined score of 229-12, including a world record 31-0 loss to Australia. (New York Times)

  • John Rooney among 31 players waived

    [MLS TRANSACTIONS] MLS clubs waived 31 players on Wednesday, and only one of them found a new home. Philadelphia signed Tanzanian midfielder Nizar Khalfan ... Read the whole story

  • FieldTurf will be back in Seattle

    [MLS 2012] Fans and players had hoped otherwise, but rather than install a grass surface at CenturyLink Field, the Sounders and NFL Seahawks have ... Read the whole story

  • Castillo headed to Tijuana

    [AMERICANS ABROAD] Edgar Castillo is on the move again, leaving Club America on loan to Tijuana, his sixth club in the last three years. Read the whole story

  • APOEL's crowning moment; Marseille's nightmare

    [UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Wednesday: What it means ...] APOEL Nicosia completed its improbable journey to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League when ... Read the whole story