Soccer America Daily
Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Sporting KC and Seattle are out to amend postseason disappointments

    [MLS PLAYOFFS: Saturday Preview] The 18th postseason in MLS history presents several intriguing storylines. Two of the league's best teams in recent years, Seattle ... Read the whole story

  • Impact meltdown overshadows solid Dynamo win

    [MLS PLAYOFFS: Houston-Montreal] The Houston Dynamo lived up to reputation for stepping things up in the playoffs with a 3-0 win over the Montreal ... Read the whole story

  • Six teams return to final eight

    [MLS PLAYOFFS: Schedule] The MLS playoffs continue with the first leg of the conference semifinals. Six of the eight teams -- all but Portland ... Read the whole story

  • Fire owner Hauptman goes with his head for once

    [MLS SPOTLIGHT] Some disenchanted Chicago Fire fans will claim owner Andrew Hauptman doesn't have his heart in his club. But Hauptman says just the ... Read the whole story

  • Gaven says it was 'right time' to retire

    [MLS SPOTLIGHT] Six days after his 27th birthday, Eddie Gaven retired. But he packed a lot into his 11-year MLS career. He was the ... Read the whole story

  • Bradley's Roma continues record Serie A start

    [AMERICANS ABROAD] Michael Bradley came on for the last 10 minutes of Roma's 1-0 win over his former club, Chievo Verona, that continued Roma's ... Read the whole story

  • USA romps 8-0 in opener

    [CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA outshot Trinidad & Tobago 39-0 and finished with a 16-0 edge in corner kicks but needed 32 minutes ... Read the whole story

  • Before Ibra, there was the Cosmos' Cabanas

    [VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Last week, when we presented Zlatan Ibrahimovic's overhead backheel volley golazo, we asked "Ever seen a goal like this?" Soccer America ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "I think I knocked someone's hot dog and beer out of their hands [on the first goal kick], but other than that, it was OK."

    -- Marcus Hahnemann, the Seattle Sounders' 41-year-old backup keeper, on entering Wednesday's play-in against Colorado in the 85th minute because of a red card to Michael Gspurning. The Sounders won, 2-0. (NBC Sports)

  • What They're Saying

    "The only thing that becomes tricky is playing nine months one game a week pretty much and now all of a sudden playing hopefully three games in [seven] days. We're playing two games in three, three-and-a-half days and then if you're fortunate enough to advance then we're playing Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday. It's mind blowing, mind blowing, for any coach in this league so that'll be interesting for the teams who advance. Hopefully, it's us. Hopefully, it's a situation that we're faced with."

    -- Mike Petke, coach of the Supporters' Shield champion New York Red Bulls, ripping the MLS playoff schedule that has his team potentially playing three games in over seven days, then two games over four weeks. (Soccer by Ives)