Soccer America Daily
Friday, December 30, 2011
  • Five underclassmen land GA contracts

    [MLS SUPERDRAFT] MLS confirmed the signing of five college underclassmen to the 2012 Generation adidas class. Jamaican Darren Mattocks of Akron, Duke's Andrew Wenger, … Read the whole story

  • Seattle and San Jose sign international defenders

    [MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Seattle Sounders signed Swedish international defender Adam Johansson from IFK Gothenburg to a multi-year contract. The San Jose Earthquakes acquired Honduran … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "I thought it would be cool getting Klinsmann as US National team coach, but I think it's actually worse than when Bradley was coach ... Requirements to get on US National team under Klinsmann: Be a fake American, be born outside the US, have one US distant relative ... I see the team is calling in guys who are really germans who know they've got no chance of playing for germany so they'll settle with the US."

    -- American striker Preston Zimmerman, who plays in Germany for third division Darmstadt, tweeting about the state of the U.S. national team under Jurgen Klinsmann. He says the trend of bringing in German-Americans to the national and under-23 teams drives him crazy, adding that he never expects to be called in and it doesn't hurt his feelings. (Twitter)

  • Bocanegra and Edu fall to Old Firm rival

    [AMERICANS ABROAD] For Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu, it was another frustrating day as Rangers fell to Celtic, 1-0, at Parkhead on Wednesday and … Read the whole story

  • Hagen lands at Bayern Munich

    [AMERICANS ABROAD] Sarah Hagen, who finished her college career with 91 goals -- ninth in NCAA women's history -- for Wisconsin-Milwaukee, signed a professional … Read the whole story

  • OBITUARY: Cate (1973-2011)

    Former Brazilian star Cate, who had a brief but spectacular tenure in MLS with the New England Revolution, died Tuesday morning when his car … Read the whole story

  • OBITUARY: Dr. Thomas Fleck (1937-2011)

    Dr. Thomas Fleck, one of the original national staff coaches with U.S. Soccer and instructor for U.S. Soccer for 30 years, died on Dec. … Read the whole story