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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
Goalkeeper Briana Scurry, who helped the USA win the 1999 World Cup and gold medals at the 1996 and 2004 Olympics, was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on the Player Ballot and Joe Machnik was elected on the Builder Ballot. Read the whole story
On the occasion on Neymar leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain on a $263 million transfer, here are 20 of the best goals the Brazilian scored during his 2013-2017 tenure with Barcelona. He scored 105 goals, along with 59 assists, in 186 games in all competitions. Read the whole story
Pro-rel is a subject that will not go away. The latest: the NASL's Miami FC and amateur Kingston Stockade FC of the NPSL are taking U.S. Soccer, Concacaf and FIFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, filing a claim to require promotion and relegation be adopted across all U.S. ... Read the whole story
Red-hot Megan Rapinoe scored a golazo to open the scoring, but the big story of the USA's 3-0 win over Japan in the final game of the Tournament of Nations was the breakout game of Taylor Smith, who was playing just her third game for the USA and had two ... Read the whole story
The attack awoke and the defense posted its second shutout in the last three home games in a rousing victory for expansion entrant Minnesota United, which is defying predictions it would finish last in the overall standings. Read the whole story
Six points generated by back-to-back victories over the Galaxy and Philly still leaves New England six points out of the playoffs with 13 games to play. But the play of Kei Kamara has been of the level needed to lift the Revs into the playoff tier. Read the whole story
Thanks to Univision's broadcast of the MLS All-Star Game, Wednesday's match between the MLS all-star and Real Madrid was the most-watched mid-season game in league history with almost 1.5 million viewers on Univision (simulcast on UDN) and 420,000 on FS1. Read the whole story
LA Galaxy academy forward Ulysses Llanez, who returned to the U.S. national team program with its U-16s in June after having attended a Mexico U-16 national team camp last December, has been called into the USA's U-17 Aug. 5-14 camp in Oregon. Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger

"Once a country owns a club, everything is possible. It becomes very difficult to respect the financial fair play because you can have different ways or different interests for a country to have such a big player to represent a country. It can't justify the investments and looks unusual for the game." -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, describing Paris St. Germain's purchase of Neymar from Barcelona for almost $250 million as "beyond calculation and beyond rationality." The French club is owned by a firm with ties to the Qatari government. (Guardian) ...More

What They're Saying: Michael Eisner

"My family and I are thrilled to take on this incredible responsibility as stewards of a football club with such a rich heritage. We have come to know the Pompey community in recent months, and we are extremely impressed by their passion, dedication and love for their club." -- Former Disney chief Michael Eisner on completing a deal for Portsmouth through his Tornante investment group that will inject almost $30 million into the English club. Eisner's three sons will join him on the Portsmouth board. (Variety) ...More


Fire is poised to reverse years of disappointment

Languishing among the also-rans has left much of the Fire fan base disgruntled, but the 2017 team has established itself as among the best in the league. Yet its amazing reversal won't mean much if it stumbles down the stretch. ...More


USL provides big boost to young pro prospects

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