Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
  • Three former Defenders of Year on move

    [NEW IN MLS: Centerbacks] MLS has some excellent centerback tandems, beginning with MLS Cup 2013 finalists Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake and ... Read the whole story

  • Chicago wins Benji Joya lottery

    [MLS 2014 TRANSACTIONS] The Chicago Fire won the rights to midfielder Benji Joya in a weighted lottery. The U.S. U-20 will join the Fire ... Read the whole story

  • Martins gets two quick goals for Sounders

    [MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN] Obafemi Martins scored twice off feeds from Andy Rose two minutes apart in the first half as the Seattle Sounders opened ... Read the whole story

  • U.S. U-18s drop 1-0 decision to Argentina

    [COPA DEL ATLANTICO] For the second time in 24 hours, the USA went up against an established youth power at the Copa del Atlantico ... Read the whole story

  • 2014 NWSL Preseason Schedule

    [DATEBOOK] The first meeting of NWSL teams in preseason is scheduled to take place March 22 when FC Kansas City and the Chicago Red ... Read the whole story

  • At last, a sweet own goal

    [VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] It's been far too log since we've delivered you a fine own goal, so thank you Gorka Urkola and ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "It's close to the arena, there's parking, it's a site that has a view of the ocean that few teams in the world have. It goes with the [soccer] tradition of being able to walk to the stadium. It's close to downtown. There are a lot of good things, but we are respectful of the fact that it won't be easy for us to get the city to approve it, so we're looking at approximately 30 other locations as well."

    -- Bolivian-born Marcelo Claure, one of David Beckham's partners in MLS's Miami expansion team, on PortMiami, the preferred destination for the stadium. Claure added that three years was the minimum time to get the club off the ground, so he targeted a 2017 launch.  (Soccer by Ives)

  • Machnik named director of officials

    [NPSL] The National Premier Soccer League has named Dr. Joseph Machnik as the national amateur league's director of officials. Machnik oversaw officiating in MLS's ... Read the whole story