Soccer America Daily
Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • Gulati: 'We're obviously a long way off'

    U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said the USA-Argentina semifinal at the Copa Centenario was a way to judge the state of the national team … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Univision's Juan Carlos Rodriguez

    "When the first game started, I cried like a baby. I thought it was never going to happen. It took too many meetings, too many flights and too many lawyers. But the great thing is everything got aligned."

    -- Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes, on the Copa Centenario, which almost did not take place because organizers from Conmebol and Concacaf and tournament market officials were arrested on corruption charges. Univision has sold $135 million in advertising for the tournament, almost double the $70 million it paid for broadcast rights. (Bloomberg)

  • Video Pick: Ronaldo tosses microphone into lake

    You've heard of dropping the mic. Well Cristiano Ronaldo threw the mic -- into a lake after grabbing it from CMTV's Diogo Torres, who … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Kari Arnason

    "Having 10,000 people here from Iceland is unbelievable. It's like having your family at the game. I know probably 50 percent of the crowd -- or at least recognize them."

    -- Iceland Kari Arnason on the 10,000 Iceland fans who watched as Iceland beat Austria, 2-1, at the Stade de France to qualify for the Euro 2016 round of 16. (UEFA.com)

  • Copa Spotlight: Chile storms into final, again

    Chile and Argentina will meet for the third time in the last year in the Copa America as La Roja reached the final of … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Swede Adam Lindin Ljungkvist

    "To provoke anyone with a fart is not particularly smart or normal. It's nonsense -- I just broke wind and got a red card. I spoke to the referee afterwards, I was annoyed, but there were no bad words. I just said he was a buffoon."

    -- Swede Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, who was shown a second yellow card late in Jarna SK's reserve team against Pershagen SK by referee Dany Kako for farting, accused of "deliberate provocation" and "unsportsmanlike behavior." (Aftonbladet via Guardian)

  • TV Report: USA-Argentina on FS1 draws 3,29M viewers

    The USA-Argentina game on FS1 won Tuesday prime time on cable with 3,290,000 viewers. The Copa Centenario semifinal ranks as the most-watched men's soccer … Read the whole story

  • MLS Week 16: Results & standings

    Dutchman Roland Alberg scored just the second hat trick in Philadelphia Union history to lead the Eastern Conference leaders to a 4-3 win over … Read the whole story

  • Goalkeeper cheating -- yet again

    Are these guys for real, or what? A penalty kick. A regular occurrence in soccer. Any experienced referee will have had plenty of them … Read the whole story

  • MLS Countdown: Sounders play home leg of NYC 'series'

    Having been blanked by the New York Red Bulls on the road, the Seattle Sounders return home this weekend to play the other New … Read the whole story

  • Euro 2016: Results & schedule

    The Euro 2016 round of 16 kicks off on Saturday with a tripleheader: Switzerland-Poland, Wales-Northern Ireland and Croatia-Portugal. It follows with three games on … Read the whole story