Soccer America Daily
Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Timbers lays claim to Northwest supremacy

    [MLS PLAYOFFS: Portland-Seattle] The balance of power in the Northwest has shifted to the south. Seattle may be the Cascadia Cup king in attendance ... Read the whole story

  • RSL ends Galaxy's reign in overtime

    [MLS PLAYOFFS: Real Salt Lake-LA Galaxy] The LA Galaxy's run as MLS champion is over. There won't be a record third straight MLS Cup ... Read the whole story

  • Last three dates will extend over four weeks

    [MLS PLAYOFFS: Schedule] This weekend's Houston-Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake-Portland matches will end a flurry of action with four playoff dates over 12 ... Read the whole story

  • Shocker: Mexico knocks out USA

    [CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] Soccer can be a cruel sport. None crueler has been the fate of the USA in the Concacaf Under-17 Women's ... Read the whole story

  • Six things to know about Silverbacks

    [NASL SOCCER BOWL 2013] The Atlanta Silverbacks will host the NASL Soccer Bowl 2013 Saturday when they play the New York Cosmos for the ... Read the whole story

  • Adu set to exit Brazilian club Bahia

    [AMERICANS ABROAD] Only 24, Freddy Adu is running out of options. The former phenom, who signed with MLS's D.C. United at the age of ... Read the whole story

  • Boyd score twice; Friedel sets record

    [AMERICANS ABROAD] Terrence Boyd scored two goals to give him 10 for the season in all competitions and help Rapid Vienna earn a 2-2 ... Read the whole story

  • Stuck in the Mud

    [VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] A Lithuanian goalkeeper gets a second chance to save thanks to a fortuitously placed puddle during a game that ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "After a perfectly normal challenge, Ibra turned to me and provoked me, making a joke about my mustache, saying, 'That really is terrible.' I responded by saying that he should think about his nose."

    -- U.S. midfielder Sacha Kljestan on his exchange with Paris St. Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, notorious for his confrontational style, during their UEFA Champions League game at the Parc des Princes that ended in a 1-1 tie. (Nieuwsblad-Flemish)

  • What They're Saying

    "Because MLS scheduled their playoffs with respect to our FIFA fixture dates, it's basically working hand-in-hand. We're going to bring the best players into Scotland and Austria no matter where they play. No matter if they play like Michael Bradley in Italy or the guys in the [English] Premier League, the Bundesliga or the guys in Liga MX in Mexico and MLS. Because of MLS creating that window between their playoff games, that helps make our two games really exciting."

    -- U.S. national team Jurgen Klinsmann, saying, contrary to recent reports, that he plans to bring in players still involved in the MLS playoffs for the friendlies at Scotland and Austria. Indeed, he said he preferred seeing players involved in the playoffs and "stepping it up." (USSoccer.com)