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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, April 20, 2017
As Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan get set to square off in the semifinals of UEFA Women's Champions League, it should be remembered that no American has ever won the title since the tournament was adopted its current format. That could change as Morgan plays for Lyon, the defending champion, ... Read the whole story
It started with an impressive first touch, but goalkeeper Liam Reddy's decision to dribble downfield backfired when he was dispossessed and Melbourne City exploited the open net. Luckily for Perth Glory, Reddy's bold move came with a minute left and it held on for a 5-4 win. Read the whole story
New England and San Jose played to a 0-0 tie in the first midweek game of the 2017 MLS season. Both teams had their chances but goalkeepers David Bingham and Cody Cropper combined to make eight saves. The tie ended the Revs' home winning streak at six games. The point ... Read the whole story
Ghanaian midfielder Nana Boateng, who was expected to step in for departed Jermaine Jones in the Colorado midfield, will miss 8-10 weeks after injuring his back in the Rapids' 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake. Read the whole story
For swinging his elbow into the face of Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara in their game last weekend, Timbers forward Fanendo Adi has been fined and suspended one game by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. Read the whole story
Atlanta United lost its match against Montreal last weekend but has won an appeal of a red card that dismissed Leandro Gonzalez Pirez. After reviewing the incident, the Independent Panel unanimously decided to rescind the red card, fine, and one-game suspension imposed by MLS. Read the whole story
The U.S. boys national team finished sixth at the 12-team Mondial Minimes in Montaigu, France with a 2-0 loss to Brazil in the fifth-place game. Portugal beat France, 3-1, in the final while Japan beat Denmark, 2-1, in the third-place game. Read the whole story
U.S. U-18 men's national team coach Omid Namazi has named a 23-player roster for the 2017 Slovakia Cup at which the USA faces Hungary (April 24), Belarus (April 25) and Slovakia (April 27) in Group B in a quest to repeat as champion. Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd

"The MLS, for our men, has been growing and doing well, but the Premier League is kind of in a world of its own. So there is the structure which is already in place. There are loads of things I can take back to our NWSL to help. There are certain standards and certain things that can make our league better. So I think with my experience on the pitch and off the pitch [at City], I can help women's soccer grow as well." -- Carli Lloyd, saying Manchester City, whose women's program she joined in 2017, has resources and ...More

What They're Saying: Mark Pulisic

"Christian has had to grow up in an adult soccer world very quickly. He's 18. He's not a 30-year-old man understanding all the problems in the world. What he's experienced from a sporting perspective had been very much accelerated, and he's learning a lot about life at a tender age. I personally don't know how he's doing it. He's a good kid. He's been embraced by Dortmund, and that has helped all the players get through this week." -- Mark Pulisic, father of 18-year-old American Christian Pulisic, who was on the Borussia Dortmund bus when explosives went off before its ...More


Amercan soccer looks pretty good while looking back at past failures

If you didn't see it, please check out the excellent story written by my friend and colleague Michael Lewis in the Guardian, harking back 50 years to the launch of the National Professional Soccer League. ...More


El Clasico: Sunday's 'world all-star game' is must-win for Barcelona

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