Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • U.S. women: Pugh sweepstakes have begun

    Mallory Pugh, whom Anson Dorrance has called "the Mia Hamm of her generation," is leaving UCLA without having played an official game. Where she … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Clive Toye

    "There wasn't too much to laugh about in 1967. The knowledge of the game and what it looked like and how it was played was so strange and foreign to Americans in so many ways. What's soccer? 'It's like kickball.' No, it's not like kickball. It's different. That was the nice people. The nasty people called us communists and midgets. I remember one of the West Coast newspapers called us commie midgets. So that went down well."

    -- Clive Toye, who came from England to become the Baltimore Bays general manager for the launch of the NPSL and start of pro soccer in the United States 50 years ago this week. (Guardian)

  • Video Pick: David Villa scores from 50 yards

    David Villa beat 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Andre Blake of Philadelphia with a 50-yard lob in NYCFC's 2-0 win. It's one of … Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Andi Herzog

    "Jurgen wanted to help the league keep improving but [MLS executives] were not happy and thought he was just criticizing everything. One point Jurgen was not happy with was that they were buying and overpaying over-aged former European superstars like crazy, but they have already found out that it is not a good way."

    -- Andi Herzog, former U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann's top assistant, saying the poor relations between Klinsmann and MLS leadership stemmed from the league being resistant to suggestions Klinsmann had about it. (ESPN FC)

  • U.S. roster set for U-17 World Cup qualifying

    Coach John Hackworth has named the USA's 20-player roster for the 2017 Concacaf U-17 Championship April 21-May 7 in Panama that will determine the … Read the whole story

  • MLS Power Rankings: FC Dallas stays on top

    The only two teams still unbeaten, FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City, occupy the top two spots in Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings after … Read the whole story

  • MLS Moves: Quakes hire Brazilian as head of scouting

    The San Jose Earthquakes hired Brazilian Bruno Costa as their head of scouting. Costa worked for the CBF, the Brazilian soccer confederation, and Fluminense … Read the whole story

  • NWSL Rewind: Injuries mar opening weekend

    Knee injuries to FC Kansas City forward Amy Rodriguez in her first game back after sitting out the 2016 season while on pregnancy leave … Read the whole story

  • USL Rewind: Louisville celebrates another milestone

    Good news off the field often begats success on it. Such was the case for Louisville City, which during the week unveiled plans for … Read the whole story

  • NASL Rewind: North Carolina notches first win

    North Carolina won its first game of the NASL season, beating last-place Edmonton, 3-1. In Week 4's only other game, Jacksonville remained undefeated and … Read the whole story

  • Lyon 'goes to war' again, at Bastia

    For the second time in four days, scenes of chaos dominated the pre-game images at matches involving French club Lyon. On Thursday, it was … Read the whole story