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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
LAFC, which will begin play in MLS in 2018, signed its first big-name star when it landed Mexican international Carlos Vela, whio will arrive in time from Spanish club Real Sociedad for preseason training in January. Read the whole story
In the wake of Neymar's departure, Barcelona is keen on signing 20-year-old Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund, which will want a fee of more than a $100 million. Here's a montage of Dembele's assists from the 2016-17 season. Read the whole story
It is not uncommon for an MLB team to dismantle its roster before the trade deadline if it is out of contention and has a few prized players other teams will acquire prospects for. The dynamics aren't simply the same in MLS, but D.C. United, last in the overall standings, ... Read the whole story
If the first time you don't succeed ... The majority owners of the NFL Minnesota Vikings, who lost out in their bid to obtain an MLS franchise in Minnesota, have joined the Nashville ownership group that has come out of nowhere to emerge as one of the favorites for an ... Read the whole story
After Nashville SC and Fresno FC and likely Las Vegas in 2018, the USL is already beginning to line up its 2019 expansion field, beginning with Birmingham, which was confirmed on Tuesday. Here's how it came together. Read the whole story
The NASL, which went six seasons without a West Coast presence, suddenly has three teams in California. After the struggling San Francisco Deltas, who debuted this season, and an unnamed team in San Diego that will join the NASL in 2018, California United FC will begin play in 2018 in ... Read the whole story
Maki Tall, who played for the USA at the 2015 Under-20 World Cup and in Olympic qualifying later in the year, scored in his first start for French Ligue 2 club Tours, a 4-1 win over Niort in the first round of the French League Cup. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Steve Underwood

"Having another competitor for sports dollars will make us work harder. It makes you do your job." -- Steve Underwood, the president of the NFL Nashville Titans, on why even he turned up to lobby for a Nashville MLS team when Commissioner Don Garber came to town in July. (New York Times) ...More

What They're Saying: Elvis Garcia Callejas

"When you're playing football, you are not thinking of your immigration case, or people who want to hurt you back home, or that a judge may deport you. You're going after the ball, your main goal is to win, play as a team and just have fun." -- Elvis Garcia Callejas, an immigration counselor for Catholic Charities and founder of the "Union" league in The Bronx for minors who arrived from Central America without their parents, with no documents or money. (AFP) ...More

Transfer fees to make your head spin, beyond Neymar

That $260 million Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar will continue to boggle the mind, but to see transfer fees truly spiraling out of control, look to the English Premier League. That's where a 27-year-old English right back who has played fewer UEFA Champions League games than Christian Pulisic went for $60 million. ...More

No punting allowed -- a welcome change to American youth soccer

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