Soccer America Daily
Thursday, December 8, 2011
  • Manchester in mourning

    [UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] It's a night Manchester won't quickly forget: Both United and City were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League. City's exit ... Read the whole story

  • Lyon's miracle: 'surrealistic'

    [UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] In France, they're now celebrating two miracles. Marseille's qualification for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League followed a two-goal ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "It's not what it's built up to be, believe me. ... This thing, training with a foreign club, they don't really care about that player. The big clubs are in competition three times a week, so you're training with the reserve team or the academy team. ... We've been doing it for 15 years, just to let you people know. This is not a revelation where someone has discovered you could do that. For the most, part it's OK, but it really doesn't move anyone further along, to be honest with you."

    -- Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena on young MLS players training with European clubs in the offseason. (

  • UEFA Champions League this week ...

    [SCOREBOARD] CSKA Moscow joined Napoli, Basel and Lyon as the final four teams to qualify for the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League. ... Read the whole story

  • DeRo heads myriad versions of attacking mids

    [BEST OF MLS 2011: Attacking midfielders] The third installment of Soccer America’s 2011 Positional Rankings puts the spotlight on attacking midfielders, and league MVP ... Read the whole story

  • Texan Lee Nguyen returns from Vietnam

    [MLS TRANSACTIONS] Six years after leaving college to embark on a soccer journey that took him to Europe and Vietnam, Lee Nguyen has signed ... Read the whole story

  • Impact adds Montano to forward corps

    [MLS TRANSACTIONS] Miguel Montano, who played on loan from Seattle to Montreal in the second-division North American Soccer League in 2011, has signed an ... Read the whole story

  • Seattle signs Keller replacement, Union lands Tico

    [MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Seattle Sounders signed 30-year-old Austrian goalkeeper Michael Gspurning as its replacement for the retiring Kasey Keller, and the Philadelphia Union acquired ... Read the whole story

  • adidas MLS Combine seniors announced

    [MLS 2012] UCLA and Louisville lead all schools with four players each invited to attend the 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine Jan. 6-10 in ... Read the whole story