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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
Like his team at the 2002 World Cup, Bruce Arena has assembled a U.S. national team mixed with youngsters and veterans that is still unbeaten after 14 games in 2017. A national team featuring new stars like Christian Pulisic -- but also veterans who'll take any role that's offered to ... Read the whole story
The USA needing a win at home against Costa Rica, as it does on Friday, has been a common scenario in World Cup qualifying history. Twenty years ago, Tab Ramos scored the winning goal for the USA against the Ticos, as he had done in 1989. Read the whole story
What were you doing around Christmas at age 18? Christian Pulisic will get to be a global ambassador for the inaugural Prospects Cup, a youth level for 12-year-old players Univision is launching Dec. 18-22 in Kissimmee, Florida. Read the whole story
World Cup 2018 qualifying in Concacaf will resume with Matchdays 7 and 8. The action begins Friday when USA-Costa Rica kicks off a Hexagonal triple header followed by Trinidad & Tobago-Honduras and Mexico-Panama. Read the whole story
The claim to require promotion and relegation be adopted across all U.S. divisions is a subject of a legal abstract by Steven A. Bank. The Paul Hastings professor of business law at UCLA examines the claim by the NASL's Miami FC and Kingston Stockade FC of the NPSL against U.S. ... Read the whole story
After just 13 months in MLS, defender Nico Naess was transferred from Columbus Crew SC to Dutch club Heerenveen. The Crew backline has changed a lot since he arrived but Crew coach Gregg Berhalter said the intention was to always consider re-selling the young Norwegian. Read the whole story
For the second time in nine days and third time in nine months, Kristie Mewis was traded. The sister of U.S. national team midfielder Sam Mewis was sent from the Chicago Red Stars to the Houston Dynamo for another U.S. national team midfielder, Morgan Brian. Read the whole story
NISA, a new Division 3 men's pro league, revealed the eight markets that have submitted applications to be part of its launch. It originally planned to start in the spring of 2018, but it announced its inaugural season will be in 2018 or 2019, subject to U.S. Soccer sanctioning. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Bob Lilley

"He's doing things instinctively, at 8-, 9- 10-years-old that I'm struggling to get [players to do]. Sometimes you've got good athletes at our level but they don't tactically see the game, they don't feel the game. They weren't watching soccer at four, five, six, seven. they weren't absorbed in the game the way Christian was at those ages." -- Rochester Rhinos head coach Bob Lilley on his godson, Christian Pulisic. (Front Row Soccer) ...More

What They're Saying: Chris Canetti

"Our primary concern remains with our friends, neighbors and fellow Texans who have been affected by this unprecedented storm, and the thoughts and prayers of everyone in our organization will be with everyone here. At the same time, both teams must continue to prepare for their upcoming games as we continue to push for the playoffs in both leagues." -- Houston Dynamo and Dash president Chris Canetti on relocating his MLS and NWSL teams to North Texas for the rest of the week. The Dynamo will train in the Dallas area through Sunday; the Dash will end its week with ...More

Anson Dorrance: It should be 'moral imperative to grow the game' so an NWSL player isn't making $16,000 (Part 2)

Anson Dorrance, who this season is aiming to win his 23rd national title with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, also coached the USA to its first World Cup title 1991. Nearly 60 of his UNC players have played for the USA. Earlier this month, Sarina Wiegman, who was part of the UNC's 1989 NCAA championship team along with Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly, coached the Netherlands to the 2017 European Championship title. In Part 2 of our interview we asked Dorrance about the NWSL's success and challenges, and state of the U.S. women's national team. ...More

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