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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, July 13, 2017
USA followed up on its 1-1 tie against Panama with another disappointing performance against Martinique, fielding a majority of amateurs from the French sixth division. The Americans took over the Group B lead with a 3-2 win but they were hardly convincing. Read the whole story
How often do you see a player score an own goal and hit the net for his own team in the same game? MLS's highlight reel of such feats features a surprisingly long list of players, including Christian Ramirez, Jamison Olave (twice!), Edson Buddle and Juan Pablo Angel. Read the whole story
Expected U.S. improvement after a 1-1 tie with Panama in the Group B opener did not discourage Martinique, which rallied from two goals down and pushed the Americans right to the end of a nervous 3-2 victory. Read the whole story
Ike Opara, a leading candidate for MLS's Defender of the Year honors, was released from the University of Kansas Medical Center early Wednesday morning after suffering a concussion in Sporting KC's 3-0 overtime win over FC Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals. Read the whole story
A new international signing and encouraging recent results against two of the league's top teams have Portland confident of a strong surge in the last three months of the regular season. Read the whole story
Through the years, the LA Galaxy has snared some of the great names in soccer. Beckham, Gerrard, Gio. Now it's signed Pele. Dutchman Pele van Anholt, who fills a big need. Read the whole story
MLS's team for the 2017 Homegrown Game on the eve of the 2017 All-Star Game will feature 16-year-old Vancouver midfielder Alphonso Davies, one of the stars of the Gold Cup, and Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams, one of five players from the 2017 U.S. U-20 World Cup team in the ... Read the whole story
The Las Vegas city council will vote on July 19 to approve a stadium lease agreement for a USL expansion team to be operated by Brett Lashbrook's Las Vegas Soccer LLC and begin play during the 2018 season at Cashman Field. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Bruce Arena

"I've known Chuck for a lot of years. He did a lot for the sport. Sorry about all the issues regarding FIFA, but he was a good man. He helped the sport in the United States.'' -- U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena on Chuck Blazer, who died on Wednesday of rectal cancer at the age of 72. (AP) ...More

What They're Saying: Mary Mulligan

"Chuck felt profound sorrow and regret for his actions. Chuck also accepted responsibility for his own conduct by pleading guilty and owning up to his mistakes." -- Attorney Mary Mulligan on the late Chuck Blazer, once the most powerful American in soccer who turned whistleblower and pleaded guilty to 10 counts of criminal charges that included racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion in 2013. (New York Times) ...More

Chuck Blazer dies at age of 72

Chuck Blazer, the larger-than-life American soccer executive who became the symbol of the excesses in international soccer, died on Wednesday at the age of 72. Before he became a whistleblower and the center of attention of the Federal investigation that resulted in indictments against dozens of soccer and marketing executives, Blazer had been highly influential in U.S. Soccer and FIFA. ...More

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