Dempsey Leading The Sounders

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Pulisic breaks another record with German Super Cup goal

by Paul Kennedy

Christian Pulisic needed less than 12 minutes to score his first goal of the 2017-18 German season, but Borussia Dortmund fell to Bayern Munich in the 18th edition of the German Super Cup after twice leading in the 90 minutes and also in the shootout. At 18, Pulisic is the youngest player ever to score in the Super Cup. ...Read the whole story

Video Pick: Didier Drogba continues to amaze

by Mike Woitalla

Four-time English Premier League champ and two-time African Player of the Year Didier Drogba turned 39 in March. On Saturday, he scored his fourth goal in eight USL games this season for Phoenix Rising - a blazing 34-yard free kick in a 2-0 win over Galaxy II. ...Read the whole story

VAR is a game-changer in Portland-Galaxy match

by Paul Kennedy

VAR, the new video review system MLS introduced this weekend, overturned only two calls in the first 11 games, but one was a game-changer. Instead of the LA Galaxy going ahead 2-1 at Portland, Gyasi Zardes' goal was overturned for a handball, and the Timbers went on to win 3-1. ...Read the whole story

Crowd Count: FC Cincinnati sets new USL mark

by Paul Kennedy

FC Cincinnati broke its own USL regular-season attendance record when it drew 25,308 fans for its 2-2 tie with with Orlando City B. The crowd was larger than all but one MLS crowd over the weekend. Of note: Detroit City FC set a club record with sell-out crowd of 7,533 for its NPSL semifinal. For all the weekend crowds. ...Read the whole story

USA Men's 40: Dempsey is on fire for streaking Sounders

by Paul Kennedy

Clint Dempsey ignited the Seattle Sounders attack with two goals and one assist to lead the defending MLS champs to a 4-0 win at Minnesota United that extended their unbeaten streak to seven games with three straight shutout wins. For a look at how our USA 40 did in MLS, Mexico and Europe. ...Read the whole story

Charlotte Eagles celebrate 25th anniversary with PDL title

by Paul Kennedy

The Charlotte Eagles, one of the oldest clubs in the USL system, celebrated their 25th anniversary with a 2-1 win over the Thunder Bay Chill for the 2017 PDL championship. ...Read the whole story

World Collegiate Soccer Championship returns in 2018

by Paul Kennedy

The World Collegiate Soccer Championship is back. The international college tournament, a mainstay on the college calendar in the 1980s and early 1990s, will return in March 2018 in San Antonio, selected as the host city for a five-year term. ...Read the whole story

Roster: U.S. U-15 boys set for Concacaf Championship

by Mike Woitalla

The U.S. U-15 boys national team will compete in the 2017 Concacaf U-15 Championship Aug. 13-19 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The USA's 18-player roster includes George Bello, who in June signed an MLS Homegrown contract. ...Read the whole story


What They're Saying: Michael Boxall

"Not really. I mean, obviously I've played against some world-class players. So, it's tough to compare to that just coming off the [Confederations Cup]. No, they're good players. They keep the ball, they keep it simple. They do the simple things right all the time. So, it's not like any single moment that wows you. They do all the simple things 100 percent."

-- Defender Michael Boxall, who played for New Zealand at the Confederations Cup, on whether the quality of Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris stood out for the Seattle Sounders in his first meeting against them, a 4-0 Sounders' win over his Minnesota United.


What They're Saying: Tata Martino

"I said Kansas City was a really good team and Atlanta was a really good team."

-- Atlanta United Tata Martino, asked what he said to Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes after their incident-filled game (1-1 tie) ended with the two coaches appearing to get into an argument. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

What They're Saying: Sarina Wiegman

"It was a great match between two teams that really wanted to play and really wanted to attack. Now we're going to party really hard."

-- Dutch head coach Sarina Wiegman after her team won the Women's Euro 2017 championship with a 4-2 win over Denmark. Many of her players were seen clutching bottles of champagne and carrying bottles of beer in their pockets as the post-game celebrations began. (Guardian)

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