Soccer America Daily
Sunday, July 3, 2022
  • Newcomer Alejandro Alvarado emerges to help lead USA to a historic double qualification

    The midfielder's influence on the U-20s has grown with each game. They face the Dominican Republic Sunday night in the Concacaf final. Read the whole story

  • U.S. connection: Dominican Republic U-20 national team

    1. Edison Azcona (Inter Miami). Nominated for 2020 USL League One Young POY.
    2. Izzy Boatwright (Inter Miami academy). Named to 2022 GA Cup Best XI (U-17s).
    3. Sebastian Manon (Taft School). Captain in aborted 2021 U-20 qualifying campaign.
    4. Xavier Valdez (Houston Dynamo). Listed on USA's Concacaf U-20 preliminary roster.
    Notable: Dominican Republic, which faces USA in Sunday's Concacaf U-20 Men's Championship final, has advanced to 2023 Under-20 World Cup and 2024 Olympics. marking the first time it's ever qualified for a FIFA world championship.

  • Weekend News: Major League Soccer

    • Sounders win MLS Cup 2019 rematch. In its first meeting with Toronto FC since 2019, Seattle defeated the Reds, 2-0, at BMO Field thanks to goals by Dylan Teves, his first career MLS goal in his first league start, and Fredy Montero. The Sounders, now in fourth place in the Western Conference, rested four starters, leaving them in Seattle.

    - Late winner. Paraguayan Andres Cubas scored his first MLS goal in the 89th minute to give Vancouver a 1-0 win over Supporters' Shield leader LAFC. (Video)

  • Sunday morning: What we're reading (and listening to)

    1. FIFA considering four-team groups for World Cup 2026 (Futbol with Grant Wahl)
    2. 
    Naomi Girma: The support system that sparked a USWNT opportunity By Gwendolyn Oxenham (SI.com)
    3. The Fire explain reason for keeping Arlo White By Brian Sandalow (Chicago Sun Times

  • Americans Abroad: Summer movement

     - Ethan Horvath is loaned to Luton Town. Promoted Premier League club Nottingham Forest has loaned Horvath to the Championship's Luton Town. The move follows the signing of Manchester United's Dean Henderson on a season-long loan as the replacement for outgoing Forest starter Brice Samba.
    - Career: Horvath, 27, joined Forest in 2021 on a free transfer from Belgian champion Club Brugge, where he was stuck behind veteran Simon Mignolet. He made only 11 appearances as the backup to Brice Samba, helping Forest reach the FA Cup quarterfinals. He started his European career with Norway's Molde.
    - New club: In the need for playing time to make the U.S. World Cup team, Horvath will battle for the starting job at Luton Town, which used six goalkeepers in 2021-22 and recently acquired Matt Macey from Hibernian.

  • Results: MLS Next Cup Playoffs (Saturday)

    Under-15 Final
    Inter Miami 2 Real Salt Lake 1 (Highlights)
    Inter Miami got goals from Victor Fung and Santiago Morales.
    Under-16 Final
    D.C. United 1 Strikers FC 0 (Highlights)
     Sydney Aggrey's goal was difference.

  • Tom McCabe chronicles New Jersey's rich soccer history with pride

    His work includes documentaries about "Soccertown, USA" Kearny and Manfred Schellscheidt ("Voice of the Game"). Read the whole story

  • Watch (trailer): Arsenal's 2021-22 season captured in latest 'All or Nothing' series

    Arsenal fan and Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya ("Judas and the Black Messiah") narrates the eight-part docuseries. Read the whole story

  • SA Interviews 2022: Voices from the soccer world

    Our interviewees play a variety of roles in several areas of the American game, including youth, college and pro. Read the whole story

  • Soccer on TV

    On Sunday, the USA faces the Dominican Republic in the Concacaf U-20 Men's Championship final. There are eight games in MLS. Read the whole story