Soccer America Daily
Monday, February 22, 2016
  • Copa Centenario: The case for the USA

    The USA will have its work cut out at the Copa Centenario, drawing Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay, to which it lost the last … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann

    "I think it's giving him compliments, giving him encouragement, but keeping things on the ground is very important right now. I talk to his coach, I will talk to him and keep things balanced. That's a lot for not even an 18-year-old. We'll keep things grounded, but we are excited that we have a talent like him coming through the ranks."

    -- U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, saying he's focused on protecting 17-year-old Christian Pulisic, who made his first start for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday. (

  • 2016 Copa Centenario Schedule

    The USA will play Colombia in Santa Clara, California, Costa Rica in Chicago and Paraguay in Philadelphia in the 2016 Copa Centenario that begins … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: John Herdman

    "To be honest, I didn't think the U.S. troubled us massively ... They were doable tonight, and we missed a great chance on home soil."

    -- Canada coach John Herdman, who was so upset about his team losing to the USA, 2-0, in the Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying final that he tossed his silver medal into the crowd at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium. The USA outshot Canada, 11-2, to extend its unbeaten streak against Canada to 32 games. (Canadian Press)

  • Video Pick: Mueller's over-the-shoulder golazo

    German World Cup champ Thomas Mueller scored Bayern Munich's second goal in a 3-1 win over Darmstadt after settling the ball with his chest … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Omar Gonzalez

    "Well, [MLS teams] are still in preseason, it's not like their games have started yet, so that's where the difficulty lies. We're seven games into the season and we're pretty much hitting full stride, so it's going to be very difficult for the MLS teams to be match fit."

    -- Omar Gonzalez, who moved from MLS's LA Galaxy to Mexican club Pachuca, on the challenges his former club and MLS's other three teams face in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League against four Liga MX rivals. (ESPN FC)

  • USA-Canada Olympic Qualifying Player Ratings

    The USA won the Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying championship with a 2-0 win over Canada in Sunday's final. The Canadians frustrated the USA for … Read the whole story

  • U.S. Abroad: Pulisic gets first Bundesliga start

    Midfielder Christian Pulisic, the 17-year-old Pennsylvania product, made his first Bundesliga start, playing the first half of Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 win on Sunday at … Read the whole story

  • MLS Preseason: Results and schedules

    All their weapons were on display as the Portland Timbers got goals from Fanendo Adi, Lucas Melano, Darlington Nagbe and Diego Valeri to beat … Read the whole story

  • MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 19-21)

    Looking to get support for Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard in midfield, New York City FC acquired 22-year old defensive midfielder Federico Bravo from … Read the whole story