Soccer America Daily
Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Awards: United Soccer Coaches announces 2019 NCAA Division I Women's All-Americans

    Hermann Trophy finalists Jessie Fleming, Emily Fox and Catarina Macario, the 2018 winner, are among the 51 players honored. Read the whole story

  • Watch: A double throw-in from the Bundesliga

    In a rush to rebound during a 3-2 loss to Werder Bremen, Maximilian Arnold and William of VfL Wolfsburg each took a throw-in at ... Read the whole story

  • Christian Pulisic's rise at Chelsea: Lampard isn't surprised

    Even in recent weeks when Chelsea has cooled off and he hasn't been scoring, the 21-year-old American has been playing well. Read the whole story

  • Nike International Friendlies: U.S. U-20 women call in 34 players

    On the horizon for the USA will be February's Concacaf Women's U-20 Championship to be held in the Dominican Republic. Read the whole story

  • Oscar Pareja lauded as 'perfect fit' for Orlando City

    After a year at Liga MX's Tijuana, Oscar Pareja is back in MLS, reunited with Luiz Muzzi. Read the whole story

  • Datebook: 2020 Major League Soccer

    Jan. 11: Training camp opens (Concacaf Champions League teams).
    Jan. 18: Training camp opens (all other teams).
    Feb. 12-May 5: Primary transfer window.
    Feb. 28: Roster compliance.
    Feb. 29-March 1: Opening weekend.
    July 7-Aug. 5: Secondary transfer window.
    Sept. 1: Roster freeze.

  • Thursday morning: What's in the news ...

    1. Yale University named Sarah Martinez as women's soccer head coach. She spent the last season as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs under Brendan Faherty as they enjoyed their best season in 14 years. On Nov. 20, Yale announced Faherty was no longer working at the school. A Yale Daily News story alleged that he acted inappropriately with players while he coached at the University of New Haven, where he coached the women's team for eight years (2002-09). Through his attorney, he denied the charges. Faherty replaced long-time head coach Rudy Meredith, who resigned after the 2018 season and later pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the admissions scandal that rocked college athletics.

    2. Florida State's Jaelin Howell has been named to the U.S. women's roster for the ID camp that will open Monday in Florida. Howell, a sophomore, played for the USA at the 2016 U-17 World Cup and 2018 U-20 World Cup. She replaced North Carolina defender Emily Fox, who suffered an ACL knee injury in the Tar Heels' 3-2 win over USC in the NCAA Division I Women's Tournament quarterfinals.

    3. The name of the USL Championship's Tulsa team has been changed from the Roughnecks to Tulsa FC. The short-lived Tulsa Roughnecks (1978-84) were one of the great stories of the old NASL. The second attempt at the Roughnecks has been less successful. Brothers JW Craft, Ryan Craft and Kyle Craft completed a deal to buy them in July. Tulsa FC will enter its sixth USL season in 2020.

  • Watch: Gabriel Jesus' perfectly curled golazo and flying volley

    The 22-year-old Brazilian Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring in Man City's 4-1 win over Burnley with a highly skilled shot into the side-netting. Read the whole story

  • On the move: 2019 MLS coaching changes

    May 1. Colorado (Anthony Hudson --> Conor Casey, interim --> Robin Fraser)
    May 7. FC Cincinnati (Alan Koch  --> Yoann Damet, interim --> Ron Jans)
    May 9. New England (Brad Friedel --> Mike Lapper, interim --> Bruce Arena)
    Aug. 11. Real Salt Lake (Mike Petke -->  Freddy Juarez, interim --> Freddy Juarez)
    Aug. 13. Houston (Wilmer Cabrera --> Davy Arnaud, interim --> Tab Ramos)
    Aug. 21. Montreal (Remi Garde --> Wilmer Cabrera --> Thierry Henry)
    Oct. 7. Orlando City (James O'Connor --> Oscar Pareja)
    Nov. 8. NYCFC (Domenec Torrent --> TBA)
    Nov. 13. Chicago (Veljko Paunovic --> TBA)

  • U.S. Soccer set to tackle ref abuse -- and our suggestions

    The Referee Working Group of U.S. Soccer's Youth Task Force has determined the need for U.S. Soccer to launch a campaign to combat referee ... Read the whole story

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

    After spending the 2019 season at Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake, Kelyn Rowe is back in New England as an MLS free agent. Read the whole story