Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
  • MLS 2015 Countdown: Lots of starting jobs up for grabs

    DAY 16: MLS Cup 2014 runner-up New England and 2014 Supporters' Shield winner Seattle haven't made many many changes, but that can't be said … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Matt Besler

    "It's frustrating that any of my comments would be taken to imply that my commitment to the national team is anything but absolute. Like the rest of our team, I take a tremendous amount of pride in representing our country and giving 100 percent every time I step on the field. Having a professional approach is something I take very seriously. After a long season I took a much-needed three-week break, and then began the process of preparing for the January camp as I have for the past three years. Playing for the United States is always an honor, and I appreciate the opportunity."

    -- Statement from U.S. defender Matt Besler, whose recent comments that his goal was to be at peak fitness on opening day of the MLS season, not in January, appeared to have drawn a response from Jurgen Klinsmann, who tweeted that players need to be always 100 percent prepared to represent the USA and that it was an honor to be on the national team. (Fox Soccer)

  • Green joins Hamburg U-23s, scores winner in 13-2 rout

    Will he? Won't he? After a week of speculation about whether Julian Green would accept a move to Hamburg's U-23s, the U.S. World Cup … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Scott Laird

    "Every time we scored as kids, she used to give me and my brothers a pound. ... She was the first person I rang last night and I said 'I want that pound.' … I tried saying I wanted a bit more because it was against Manchester United, but she says that wasn't in the contract."

    -- Preston left back, 26-year-old Scott Laird, on collecting $1.50 from his grandmother for scoring in his third division team's 3-1 FA Cup loss to Manchester United last weekend. (BBC)

  • 2015 MLS Preseason Action

    The Columbus Crew crushed London United, a team of unemployed English players brought in after Congolese powerhouse TP Mazembe scratched, 7-0 to open the … Read the whole story

  • It's time to shutter January camp

    January camp, a tradition of the U.S. men's national team program for more than a quarter century, has run its course.< Read the whole story

  • Video Pick: Overhead futsal golazo from Russia

    The Russian futsal league featured this brilliant overhead goal by Nicholas Kanivets, who settled a goal kick with his chest before firing home from … Read the whole story

  • Three takeaways from PSG-Chelsea

    Chelsea returned to its pragmatic ways and rode the goalkeeping of Thibaut Courtois to tie Paris St. Germain, 1-1, Tuesday in the Champions League. Read the whole story

  • MLS refs to focus on dissent, persistent infringement

    The Professional Referee Organization (PRO), which manages the referee program in professional leagues in the USA and Canada, including MLS, announced it will focus … Read the whole story

  • Soccer on TV

    Serie A leader Juventus and Liga MX take center stage Friday. The Premier League returns Saturday but the big game is Southampton-Liverpool on Sunday. Read the whole story

  • MLS Trade Central: Grella comes full circle

    The New York Red Bulls have acquired 28-year-old forward Mike Grella, who played for the NASL's Carolina RailHawks in 2014. Drafted out of Duke … Read the whole story

  • Roster: U.S. women's U-23s heads to Spain

    The 22-player roster for the U.S. U-23 women's national team's trip to Spain for an invitational tourney includes 14 pros and four members of … Read the whole story

  • Roster: U-20 women to face Norway, Netherlands, Sweden

    Coach Michelle French has called in 11 college players and 11 youth club players for the U.S. U-20 women's national team's games at the … Read the whole story