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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Dom Dwyer has been the hottest American striker with five goals for Sporting Kansas City the last two months, but the newly naturally U.S. citizen might have to wait until the Gold Cup to get a call-up from U.S. national team head coach Bruce Arena because of its depth up ... Read the whole story
Radamel Falcao's second goal in a 4-0 win over Lille was wonderfully set up by teenager Kylian Mbappe, who volleyed a cross-field pass into Falcao's path to volley past Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan. It was Falcao's 21st goal of the Ligue 1 season. Read the whole story
Mallory Pugh admitted she had considered turning pro for a while, and there was much speculation that when she made the decision to leave UCLA she wouldn't play for the Washington Spirit. But Pugh says she loves the vibe she's gotten with her new teammates. Read the whole story
Five games on Wednesday mark the busiest midweek since the start of the 2017 MLS season. Houston, which shares the Western Conference lead with Sporting Kansas City and FC Dallas, plays at Philadelphia, unbeaten in its last four games. Sporting KC hosts defending champion Seattle, which has dropped to ninth ... Read the whole story
Six weeks after MLS expansion hopes of St. Louis soccer backers took a major hit when city voters rejected a proposition to provide $60 million in funding for a downtown soccer stadium, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the bid has not been revived, contrary to a radio report. Read the whole story
In Tuesday's only U.S. Open Cup game, the Tampa Bay Rowdies beat the Jacksonville Armada U23s, 3-0. All but two of Wednesday's matchups -- Eric Wynalda's L.A. Wolves FC vs. Chula Vista FC in Southern California and Boston City FC vs. GPS Omens in Massachusetts -- involve pro teams playing ... Read the whole story
The 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup moves into the second round with the entry of pro teams from the NASL and USL. Twenty of Wednesday's 25 games will be streamed. Read the whole story
Danny Williams' Reading will get a chance at promotion to the English Premier League when it faces Huddersfield or Sheffield Wednesday in the League Championship playoff final May 29 at Wembley Stadium. Read the whole story

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What They're Saying: Quincy Amarikwa

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Surprise and euphoria give way to the long, hard slog for Seattle Sounders

Ten games into the 2017 season, defending champion Seattle is scuffling below the playoff tier against a lineup of injuries and motivated opponents. A game Wednesday at Sporting Kansas City takes the team and head coach Brian Schmetzer back to where the man he served as an assistant, Sigi Schmid, coached his last game before being dismissed. ...More

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