Soccer America Daily
Sunday, September 27, 2020
  • Results: NISA Fall Championship (Group Stage)

    Sept. 27 in Hamtramck, Mich.
    Oakland Roots 1 (Seo 3) Michigan Stars 0.
    Detroit City FC 4 (Venegas 9, Kafari 13, Lawson 70, 76) New Amsterdam FC 2 (Bello 73, 84).
    Group A standings: 1. Oakland Roots 6 points; 2. Detroit City FC 6; 3. Michigan Stars 3; 4. New Amsterdam FC 3.

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

    1. Sad day for University of Memphis athletics is sadder commentary on state of college sports By Mark Giannotto (Commercial Appeal)
    2. Vancouver Whitecaps make themselves at home for 6-week stay (or longer) at Providence Park By Aaron Fentress (Oregonian)
    3. Italian couple 'Romeo and Juliet' met from their balconies during lockdown. Now they're engaged. By Sydney Page (Washington Post)

  • Results: Major League Soccer

    Toronto FC beat Columbus, 3-1, and Philadelphia defeated Inter Miami, 3-0, to move to within two points of the Crew. Read the whole story

  • Watch: Leicester City thump Manchester City

    Leicester City's 5-2 win over Manchester City included a stunning long-range strike by James Maddison and a Jamie Vardy hat trick. Read the whole story

  • Watch: Hoffenheim end Bayern Munich's 32-game unbeaten streak

    Eight-time defending German champ and recent Champions League winner Bayern Munich fell, 4-1, to Hoffenheim on game day 2 of Bundesliga season. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Men's action in Europe (Sept. 27)

    Haji Wright (SonderjyskE) and Aron Johannsson (Hammarby) both scored twice on Sunday. Read the whole story

  • Gregg Berhalter: Current USMNT players are at a different level

    With breakthroughs at Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig and now Juventus, times have changed from his playing days. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Ashlyn Harris

    "There's no surprise that a lot of things were surfacing on the Internet of the Houston team not doing their job social distancing and being out and about without masks. After what we went through and the guidelines we have been going and abiding by -- we don't leave our home. We don't go to restaurants; we don't go out in public. We limit our grocery store [trips] once a week. This has been difficult, and to see people out and about, not taking our safety into account after the traumatic experience we had, I don't blame players just saying, 'No, it's not for me, I'm not going.' And that's what Kristen and Syd did and it sucks and this is the reality. But this is COVID. Everyone has to do the right thing and whether they do or don't, you know, we can't do anything about it. But when it comes to health and safety, everyone has to make their own individual decision and we support that. And so does our club; our club completely supports it."

    -- Orlando Pride captain Ashlyn Harris on the decision of teammates Sydney Leroux and Kristen Edmond to skip the trip to Houston for Saturday's NWSL Fall Series match against the Dash after a Houston player tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and other Houston players were seen on social media mingling at a restaurant without masks. The Pride was forced to withdraw from the NWSL Challenge Cup because of a COVID-19 outbreak in June. Harris said the Pride had households separated and children test positive and still has players "who are not 100 percent" after testing positive for COVID-19. (Orlando Sentinel)

  • Former U.S. international David Wagner fired as Schalke 04 coach after second bad defeat

    The. move to release the German-American came less than 24 hours after a 3-1 loss at home to Werder Bremen. Read the whole story

  • Results: Major League Soccer

    Sept. 26 in Harrison, N.J.
    NYCFC 4 FC Cincinnati 0. Goals: Mitrita (Tinnerholm) 1, Tinnerholm (Tajouri-Shradi) 25, Mitrita (Sands) 43, Medina 88.
    NYCFC -- Johnson; Tinnerholm, Chanot, Callens, Matarrita (Thorarinsson 77); Sands, Parks (Acevedo 86), Mitrita (Rocha 86); Ring (Medina 39), Castellanos, Tajouri-Shradi (Mackay-Steven 77)
    FC Cincinnati -- Richey; van der Werff, Waston, Pettersson (Deplagne 46); Gyau, Medunjanin, Amaya (Stanko 57), Gutman (Garza 55); Cruz (Kubo 71), Vazquez, Locadia.

    Sept. 26 in Nashville, Tenn.
    Nashville SC 1 Houston 1. Goals: Roos (Jones) 49; Figueroa (Quintero) 90.
    Nashville SC -- Willis; Lovitz, Romney, Zimmerman, Anibaba (Winn 67); Anunga (Godoy 59), McCarty, Leal (Washington 76), Mukhtar, Muyl (Jones 46); Rios (Johnson 60).
    Houston -- Maric; Lundkvist (Junqua 76), Figueroa, Cabrera, Valentin; Vera, Ceren (Lemoine 76), Rodriguez; Quintero (Garcia 90+1), Manotas, Lassiter.

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

    1. With D.C. United struggling, Coach Ben Olsen is sitting on a 'scalding-hot seat' By Steven Goff (Washington Post)
    2. 'Infantino wanted to humiliate us!' How FIFA's suspension backfired and what's next for T&T football By Lasana Liburd (
    3. Colleges are hiring their own students as COVID-19 safety influencers By Ezra Marcus (New York Times)

  • SA Library: St. Louis soccer's new boss Lutz Pfannenstiel wrote a unique book about the global game

    St. Louis City SC, a 2023 MLS expansion team, hired as sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiele, who wrote a book about his playing career. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Men's action in Europe (Sept. 25-26)

    Germany (Bundesliga) Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig, 90 minutes (1-1 at Bayer Leverkusen)
    Gio Reyna, Borussia Dortmund, 90 minutes (0-2 at Augsburg)
    Josh Sargent, Werder Bremen, 86 minutes, 1 assist (3-1 at Schalke 04)
    Belgium (Pro League) Chris Durkin, St. Truiden, 83 minutes (0-2 at Mechelen)
    Joe Efford, Waasland-Beveren, 76 minutes, 1 goal (2-3 at Beerschot)
    Netherlands (Eredivisie) Sergino Dest, Ajax, sub-7 minutes (2-1 vs. Vitesse)
    Portugal (Primeira Liga) Reggie Cannon, Boavista, 90 minutes (0-5 vs. Porto)
    Scotland (Premier League) Ian Harkes, Dundee United, 90 minutes (1-1 at Hamilton Academical)
    Dillon Powers, Dundee United, sub-17 minutes (1-1 at Hamilton Academical)
    Sweden (Allsvenskan) Romain Gall, Orebro, sub-45 minutes (2-1 vs. Sirius)
    Turkey (SuperLig) Eric Lichaj, Fatih Karagümrük, 90 minutes (2-0 vs. Istanbul Basaksehir)

  • COVID-19: First MLS game postponed over confirmed positive tests since July

    Sunday's match between Colorado and Sporting KC was postponed after one Colorado player and three Colorado staff members tested positive. Read the whole story

  • As soccer reboots, reffing requires managing a variety of guidelines

    The coaches and all the substitutes are supposed to be wearing masks. Although I've noticed the coaches complying, their subs have not. Read the whole story