Soccer America Daily
Monday, October 15, 2018
  • MLS Expansion: San Diego's 'SoccerCity' project trails in polls

    Only 32 percent favor the SoccerCity measure. By contrast, 57 percent support competing measure SDSU West. Read the whole story

  • Kathy Carter picked to head up LA 2028 organizing committee's business venture

    The former SUM president will be LA 2028's chief revenue officer and a joint venture between LA 2028 and the USOC. Read the whole story

  • Watch: A goalkeeper's golazo from Belgium

    A 17-yard stoppage time volley from goalkeeper Kevin Frans earned KRC Gent a 2-2 tie with Olsa Brakel in the Belgian fourth division. Read the whole story

  • Zlatan says ...

    "I thought I was brave. But this team is more brave than me. They show their collective team work and patience. This is probably the best team in the world."

    -- LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the 12 Thai soccer players and their coach who captured the world's attention after becoming trapped in a flooded cave this summer. Ibrahimovic made a surprise appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to meet them. (ellentube.com)

  • Calendar: USL, conference quarterfinals

    The USL playoffs kick off this weekend with the conference quarterfinals -- one game on Friday and seven on Saturday. Read the whole story

  • What's in the news ...

    1. The MLS SuperDraft will return to the United Soccer Coaches Convention in 2019. It will be held Jan. 11 at Chicago's McCormick Place convention center. It will follow the adidas MLS Player Combine, which will take place Jan. 3-9 at Orlando City Stadium.

    2. Dutch soccer's big three -- Ajax, PSV, and Feyenoord -- agreed to give their Eredivisie rivals 10 percent of their revenues from the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. The rest of the Dutch top-flight is expected to share more than $5 million a year. In the last 50 years, the big three has won all but three of the Dutch first division titles.

    3. NISA has announced plans to have a team in Connecticut, the first market the new third division pro league seeking sanctioning from U.S. Soccer has identified for its fall 2019 launch. No information on the team's ownership group or location was available, though. A USL team -- Hartford Athletic -- has plans for a 2019 launch in Connecticut.

  • MLS Focus: New England gets in on training facility construction boom

    The Revs broke ground on their $35 million training facility and team headquarters that they will build in the Foxboro woods. Read the whole story

  • Watch: Usain Bolt score his first pro goals, in Australia

    The world's fastest man, winner of eight Olympic track gold medals, might just get the pro soccer contract he's been aspiring for. Read the whole story

  • Top 10: 2018 USL Golden Boot

    2018 USL Golden Ball:
    GOALS PLAYER (TEAM, COUNTRY, AGE)

    25 (1) Cameron Lancaster (Louisville City, England, 25)
    20 (2) Daniel Rios (North Carolina FC, Mexico, 23)
    20 (2) Thomas Enevoldsen (Orange County SC, Denmark, 31)
    17 (4) Chris Cortez (Phoenix, USA 30)
    17 (4) Cameron Iwasa (Sac Republic FC, USA 25)
    16 (6) Emmanuel Ledesma (FC Cincinnati, Argentina, 30)
    16 (6) Brian Brown (Reno 1868, Jamaica, 25)
    16 (6) Hadji Barry (Swope Park Rangers, Guinea, 25)
    15 (9) Ataulla Guerra (Charleston, Trin. & Tobago, 30)
    15 (9) Neco Brett (Pittsburgh, Jamaica, 26)