Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
  • Birnbaum set for coming-out party

    [MLS ROOKIE CLASS: Ten to Watch] One of the big stories of the 2013 college season was California. Unranked in preseason, the Golden Bears ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "We'll try things out there. We want to get to know the people. We want to build relationships, if it's at the hotel, at the training ground. We want to get a feel for how things work there -- for the Brazilian lifestyle, in a certain way -- and this is a good opportunity. So we connected it because no other [World Cup] team really has that January camp happening. It's because of the schedule that MLS has gives us that opportunity."

    -- Jurgen Klinsmann, explaining to reporters, on the opening of the January training camp Tuesday morning at the StubHub Center, the purpose of next week's trip to Sao Paulo, where the USA will stay at the hotel that will serve as its World Cup base and train at Sao Paulo FC facilities. Two closed-door scrimmages are set during the team's 13-day stay. (MLSSoccer.com)

  • Galaxy adds another Brazilian

    [MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN] The LA Galaxy has added to its Brazilian corps with the signing of 22-year-old forward Samuel on loan from Fluminense of ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "Pep Guardiola is an important person for me -- Jose Mourinho is a coach who focuses only on results. He says he is 'The Special One' because he won this and that in so many countries but I do not like the way his teams play. Who remembers the Inter team that was champion of Europe? For me, he has not left a legacy, unlike [Johan] Cruyff has in the Netherlands."

    -- Barcelona star Xavi compares former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho to coaches he likes. (Panenka via Goal.com)

  • U.S. under-17 men's national team roster

    [SPRING RESIDENCY] Seven new players, including U-15s Jose Carranza and Eric Lopez, are among the 28 players in the U.S. under-17 national team's spring ... Read the whole story

  • NFL and MLB teams take sides in Minnesota

    [MLS EXPANSION] How hot is MLS right now? In Minnesota, you have both NFL and MLB teams potentially vying to include soccer in stadium ... Read the whole story

  • Brooks injures knee in Hertha practice

    [AMERICANS ABROAD] John Brooks' tough luck at Hertha Berlin continues. The young German-American defender, who debuted for the USA in 2013,  suffered a knee ... Read the whole story

  • Helmsman Wynalda fills void in Atlanta

    [NASL 2014 COUNTDOWN] The Atlanta Silverbacks didn't bother filling the vacancy following the exit of head coach Brian Haynes. They've handed the role of ... Read the whole story

  • Bigger stadium a must for Harvard-bound Breakers

    [NWSL 2014 COUNTDOWN] On the positive side of the Boston Breakers' first year in the NWSL, they sold out nine of 11 games at ... Read the whole story

  • Long-distance futsal bicycle kick

    [VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Scoring from your own half on a futsal court might not be as rare as in the outdoor game, but this ... Read the whole story