|The reigning NASL champion New York Cosmos, former Open Cup champion Richmond Kickers, Indy Eleven and Pittsburgh Riverhounds all lost to amateur teams -- three from the PDL, plus an USASA power -- in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. ...Read the whole story
USL and NASL teams won 20 of 24 games against amateur opposition in their first games in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The next round featuring 13 games between second-round winners will be played on May 31. ...Read the whole story
Bayern Munich trailed RB Leipzig 4-3 in the 90th minute. Then David Alaba scored on a free kick and 33-year-old Arjen Robben, in the fifth minute of stoppage time, took the ball 10 yards inside the Leipzig half, stormed past two defenders, and scooped the ball over keeper Peter Gulacsi. Both those goals made the Top 5 Bundesliga Goals of the Week. ...Read the whole story
The question surrounding Sporting Kansas City has been, can anyone besides Dom Dwyer score goals? With Dwyer suspended on Saturday, 20-year-old Latif Blessing bagged a brace in a 2-2 tie at Orlando City. On Wednesday, another offseason signing, Gerso, had all three goals -- the first SKC hat trick in seven years -- in a 3-0 win over Seattle. ...Read the whole story
Nemanja Nikolic scored two more goals to give him a league-high 10 goals in 11 games and lead the Chicago Fire to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. The Philadelphia Union is suddenly one of the hottest teams in MLS. Its 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo was its third straight shutout win. ...Read the whole story
Residents of Miami's Overtown neighborhood got the latest pitch from Miami Beckham United for a soccer stadium. Tim Leiweke was among the presenters at a town hall talking jobs, as well as plans to get fans to the stadium via public transportation, ride-sharing, even water taxis or dinner-cruise boats. ...Read the whole story
FS Investors has a plan for the Soccer City development of San Diego's Mission Valley that includes the construction of a 30,000-seat stadium. But talks with San Diego State to go in on the deal have broken off, prompting the university to request that other plans for the development be considered. ...Read the whole story
The U.S. U-16 girls national team won a development tournament in Belgium. Among the standouts on the U.S. team competing mostly against older players were Allyson Sentnor with a goal and assist in the final against Switzerland and Trinity Rodman, daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman. ...Read the whole story
|"We show up, some guys show up five minutes before the game starts on Sunday and we won't see them until five minutes before the game starts next Sunday."
-- EJ McCormick, an event planner and captain of the Tartan Devils Oak Avalon, the Pittsburgh amateur team that reached the second round of the U.S. Open Cup. The powerhouse of the four-month Greater Pittsburgh Soccer League lost to the USL's Louisville City, 9-0, on Wednesday. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
"I'm saving up for a car. [No one has recognized me yet] on the TTC [Toronto Transit Commission], but when I go to the games [on] the GO train, a couple people have noticed me."
-- Toronto FC's first-year sensation Raheem Edwards, who takes public transportation (train, then bus) to the club's KIA Training Ground each day. (MLSSoccer.com)
His scoreless streak now at 721 minutes, U.S. striker Bobby Wood continues to have the support of his Hamburg SV coach Markus Gisdol as HSV fights against relegation from the Bundesliga. ...More
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