Soccer America Daily
Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Marvell Wynne: 'It's time to go out and have some fun'

    At the age of 31, Wynne announced his retirement a year after surgery to correct a heart abnormality discovered in a preseason physical. Read the whole story

  • Youth: USA opens with comfortable win at Concacaf U-17 Women's Championship

    Costa Rica gifted the USA an early own goal, and Peyton Linnehan, Kennedy Wesley and Sophia Jones all scored on headers in 4-0 victory. Read the whole story

  • MLS Focus: Johnny Russell puts on a show for Sporting KC

    All the Scotsman did against Vancouver was score three goals in the first 48 minutes, earn a penalty kick and get two Whitecaps tossed. Read the whole story

  • Trivia: Most MLS goals created (first-year players)

    PLAYER (TEAM, G+A)
    8 Diego Rossi (LAFC, 4+4)
    7 Johnny Russell (Sporting KC, 5-2)
    6 Carlos Vela (LAFC, 4+2)
    6 Jesus Medina (NYCFC, 1+5)
    5 Felipe Gutierrez (Sporting KC, 5+0)
    5 Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (NYCFC, 4+1)
    4 Magnus Eriksson (San Jose, 2+2)
    4 Cristian Penilla (New England, 1+3)
    4 Wilfried Zahibo (New England, 1+3)

  • Results: NWSL, Week 4

    Friday, April 20
    Portland 1 Washington 1.
    (Sinclair pen. 45+2; Ordega 37. Att.: 14,485.)
    Schedule: Saturday-Sunday

  • Results: MLS, Week 8

    Friday, April 20
    Sporting KC 6 Vancouver 0.
    (Russell 10, 16, 48, Medranda 30, Lobato 54, Croizet 77. Att.: 19,690.)
    Schedule: Saturday-Sunday

  • Trivia: Current longest-serving coaches in pro sports

    Europe's Big 5 leagues:
    YEARS COACH, TEAM (LEAGUE, COUNTRY) HIRED
    21+ Arsenal Wenger
    , Arsenal (Premier League, England), September 1996
    6+ Stephane Moulin, Angers (Ligue 1, France), July 2011
    6+ Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid (La Liga, Spain), December 2011
    6+ Christian Streich, Freiburg (Bundesliga, Germany), December 2011
    3+ Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus (Serie A, Italy), July 2014

    USA's Big 5 pro leagues:
    YEARS COACH, TEAM (LEAGUE, COUNTRY) HIRED
    21+ Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs (NBA), December 1996
    18+ Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles Angels (MLB), November 1999
    18+ Bill Belichick, New England Patriots (NFL), January 2000
    9+ Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) October 2008
    8+ Peter Vermes, Sporting KC (MLS), August 2009

  • Calendar: USL, Week 6

    Saturday, April 21
    Ottawa vs. North Carolina FC, 2 pm (ESPN+)
    Atlanta United 2 vs. Louisville City, 7 pm (ESPN+)
    FC Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh, 7 pm (ESPN+)
    Penn FC vs. Charleston, 7 pm (ESPN+)
    Tampa Bay vs. Real Monarchs, 7:30 pm (ESPN+)
    Colorado Springs vs. Sounders 2, 8 pm (ESPN+)
    OKC Energy FC vs. Saint Louis FC, 8 pm (ESPN+)
    Phoenix vs. Swope Park Rangers, 10 pm (ESPN+)
    Timbers 2 vs. Reno 1868, 10 pm (ESPN+)
    Sunday, April 22
    LA Galaxy II vs. NY Red Bulls II, 8:30 pm  (ESPN+)
    Fresno FC vs. San Antonio FC, 9 pm (ESPN+)
    All times ET.

  • Calendar: NWSL, Week 4

    Friday, April 20
    Portland vs. Washington, 10:30 pm (go90)
    Saturday, April 21
    NC Courage vs. Utah, 3:30 pm (Lifetime)
    Chicago vs. Sky Blue FC, 8 pm (go90)
    Sunday, April 22
    Orlando vs. Houston, 5 pm (go90)
    All times ET.

  • Women's World Cup Countdown: Brazil qualifies for eighth straight time

    NWSL players Thaisa (Sky Blue FC) and Debinha (North Carolina Courage) scored in the 3-0 win over Argentina. Read the whole story

  • Tweet du jour

    "25 billion for a piece of the big cake? That's wrong! You can not sell out football. Football - the most popular sport in the world - belongs to the people. #Fifa #Uefa @Infantino #FIFAWorldCup."

    -- Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter railing against the proposal by investors to pay $25 billion for the commercial rights to two FIFA competitions. What he didn't realize is that the "@Infantino" he tagged was not his successor, Gianni Infantino, who presented the proposal to the FIFA Council but a California-based company specializing in baby products. (@SeppBlatter via Twitter)

  • SeatGeek gains naming rights to Chicago Fire's stadium after 2018 season

    SeatGeek and the Village of Bridgeview reached an agreement on the naming rights to the stadium known as Toyota Park. Read the whole story

  • Trivia: USA at Concacaf Women's U-17 Championship

    YEAR: W-L-T (+/-)
    2008: 5-0-0 (29-2)
    2010: *4-0-1 (38-0)
    2012: 5-0-0 (26-0)
    2013: *4-0-1 (26-1)
    2016: 5-0-0 (18-2)
    *Failed to qualify when it lost on penalty kicks in semifinals.

  • Concacaf U-17 Women's Championship: Five things to know about USA

    The USA's path to the Under-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay goes through Nicaragua, where qualifying kicks off on Friday. Read the whole story

  • Scouting Report: U.S. opponents at Concacaf U-17 Women's Championship

    The USA will open against Costa Rica, Bermuda and Canada, which features three senior national team players. Read the whole story

  • Watch: Pep Guardiola give a speech

    Here's what the Manchester City coach told his players and staff when they met for the first time after clinching the EPL title. Read the whole story

  • Calendar: MLS, Week 8

    Friday, April 20
    Sporting KC vs. Vancouver, 9 pm (ESPN+)
    Saturday, April 21
    Montreal vs. LAFC, 1 pm (ESPN+)
    Houston vs. Toronto FC, 3 pm (ESPN+)
    NY Red Bulls vs. Chicago, 3:30 pm (Univision/UDN/Twitter)
    Orlando City vs. San Jose, 7:30 pm (ESPN+)
    Columbus vs. New England, 7:30 pm (ESPN+)
    FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia, 8 pm (ESPN+)
    Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado, 9 pm (ESPN+)
    LA Galaxy vs. Atlanta United, 10:30 pm (ESPN+)
    Sunday, April 22
    Seattle vs. Minn. United, 4 pm (ESPN/ESPN Deportes)
    Portland vs. NYCFC, 6 pm (FS1, Fox Deportes)
    All times ET.