Soccer America Daily
Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Record 80 teams set for May 7 launch

    [U.S. OPEN CUP] Weekend games for MLS teams during the World Cup break spice up the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament, A ... Read the whole story

  • Three games to watch

    [MLS: Week 8] Without a lot of fanfare, D.C. United finds itself in the thick of things in the Eastern Conference. With a victory ... Read the whole story

  • The battle of Miami's traffic experts

    [MLS EXPANSION] You know MLS stadium plans for Miami are not being positioned well when the local television news segment begins, "The fight over ... Read the whole story

  • Seattle Reign looks like the real deal

    [NWSL: Week 3] Sydney Leroux didn't score, and Megan Rapinoe didn't play, but that didn't stop the Seattle Reign from defeating the Washington Spirit, ... Read the whole story

  • Joya's second goal in stoppage time trips up Xolos

    [USA UNDER-21 MEN] First-year Chicago Fire midfielder Benji Joya scored two goals, the second one in stoppage time, to lead the U.S. under-21 national ... Read the whole story

  • Coors Light gets branded zone at Sporting Park

    [SOCCER BUSINESS] Sporting Kansas City has added Coors Light as the MLS club's official domestic beer in a partnership that includes naming rights for ... Read the whole story

  • Maradona goes go-karting

    [VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Diego Maradona went go-karting in Dubai and the 53-year-old seems to be having as much fun as he did ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "We didn't want to have the appearance of an absolute army looking at every individual call as being correct or wrong. Here, the emphasis is always on helping the referee. It's not all just beating the referee up."

    -- Alan Brown, PRO's assignment coordinator, on the PRO Referee Review Center, where all MLS games are monitored in real time at PRO's Manhattan offfices for difficult refereeing decisions. Its former name was the Referee Command Center, but the name was changed because it sounded too Orwellian. (Fox Sports Inside MLS)

  • What They're Saying

    "We can't say exactly how many tickets there will be because we don't know the exact number of seats in the stadiums. We have held back 7 percent of the tickets until we really know how many tickets will be available."

    -- FIFA's marketing director Thierry Weil explains that World Cup stadium construction delays are affecting ticket availability for this summer's World Cup in Brazil. (Reuters)