Soccer America Daily
Monday, August 15, 2022
  • Tuesday morning: What we're reading (and listening to)

    1. FIFA suspends India’s national soccer federation, threatening organization of the 2022 U-17 Women’s World Cup (AP)
    2. Soccer as the north burned By Jon Arnold (Getting CONCACAFed)
    Mexico fires women's national team manager Monica Vergara By Cesar Hernandez (ESPN)

  • Angela Hucles Mangano promoted to Angel City FC general manager

    The two-time Olympic gold-medalist will oversee coaching and all aspects of the first team. Eniola Aluko will now concentrate on recruiting. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Willian

    "I'm leaving because of the threats that I and mainly my family suffered. The threats never stopped. Whenever Corinthians lost, and if I hadn't played well, my family would receive threats and curses on social media. It happened to my wife, my daughter, and after a while they started attacking my father and my sister. I didn't come to Brazil to be threatened or to have my family threatened. It caused a big impact and a mental cost, especially on my daughters."

    -- Brazilian star Willian, who ended his contract with Corinthians with a year remaining, saying he will not play again for a club in Brazil, citing online abuse and threats toward his family. The 34-year-old winger spent 14 seasons -- including eight at Chelsea and one at Arsenal -- in Europe before returning home to play for Corinthians. He hopes to mobe back to London to finish out his career. (Globo Esportes)

  • USMNT to be featured in all-access docuseries ahead of World Cup

    U.S. Soccer and Soccer United Marketing, its current commercial partner, have teamed up with Park Stories and H.wood Media on the series. Read the whole story

  • Watch (youth documentaries): Academies on different sides of the Atlantic

    In its first two seasons of its youth academy series, FIFA+ visits Belgium's Anderlecht and Brazil's Santos of Pele and Neymar fame. Read the whole story

  • Roster: U.S. U-17 WYNT (Spain camp, Aug. 17-Sept. 1)

    Goalkeepers (3): Valentina Amaral (Florida Kraze Krush), Abigail Gundry (NC Courage), Victoria Safradin (Internationals SC).
    Defenders (6): Ella Emri (San Diego Surf), Nicola Fraser (Real Colorado National), Alyssa Gonzalez (San Diego Surf), Savannah King (Slammers HB Koge), Cameron Roller (Solar SC), Gisele Thompson (Total Futbol Academy).
    Midfielders (7): Mia Bhuta (Unattached; Pittsburgh, Pa.), Anna Castenfelt (Utah Royals-Arizona), Riley Jackson (Concorde Fire), Eleanor Klinger (Internationals SC), Charlotte Kohler (MVLA), Audrey Lam (Lamorinda SC), Lauren Martinho (NC Courage; Cary, N.C.)
    Forwards (8): Emeri Adames (Solar SC), Melanie Barcenas (San Diego Surf), Onyeka Gamero (Beach FC), Nicollette Kiorpes (NEFC), Mia Oliaro (NC Courage, Melina Rebimbas (PDA), Taylor Suarez (Charlotte SA), Amalia Villarreal (Michigan Jaguars FC.)
    Note: The trip, which will include friendlies against Spain (Aug. 23 and 25) and Germany (Aug. 31) in Madrid, marks Coach Natalia Astrain's team's final camp ahead of the U-17 Women’s World Cup in India (Oct. 11-30).

  • UEFA Champions League: Former clubs battle for group slots

    The last stage the qualifying marathon kicks off on Tuesday. At stake: the last six group slots -- and big paydays. Read the whole story

  • Stunner: USA 0 Netherlands 3 at Under-20 Women's World Cup

    The loss leaves the USA in danger of failing to reach the knockout stage at the U-20 World Cup for the second straight tournament. Read the whole story

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

    1. MLS is now a transfer-market destination league, and investment in youth has played a big role in that By Jeff Carlisle (ESPN)
    2. Tobin Heath brings experience, leadership to OL Reign as she settles in with new club By Roshan Fernandez (Seattle Times)
    3. Manchester City’s stadium sunscreen ban called ‘worrying’ by cancer charity (PA Media)

  • Results: Under-20 Women's World Cup (First Round)

    Sunday, August 14
    Group C

    Nigeria 1 South Korea 0. (Goal: Onyenezide 83. Att.: 482.)
    France 3 Canada 1. (Goals; Folquet  51, 66, Mbakem-Niaro  89; Smith  90+6. Att.: 1,327.)
    Group D
    0 Netherlands 3. (Goals: Koopman 32, Foederer 55, Auee pen. 62. Att.: 2,652.)
    Japan 2 Ghana 0. (Goals: Hamano pen. 62, pen. 73. Att.: 877.)

  • Weekend News: Major League Soccer

    Western Conference:
    • Loons and RSL pick up big road wins. Minnesota United beat Nashville SC 2-1 (Highlights) and Real Salt Lake edged Seattle by the same score (Highlights) to give them breathing room in the playoff battle. The Loons (38 points) and RSL (37) sit in fourth and five place ahead of three teams -- LA Galaxy, Nashville SC and Portland -- in a tie on points for sixth place. The Sounders remain in ninth place. They could have climbed to as high as fourth place with a victory.
    Results | Standings | Statistical Leaders

  • NWSL: OL Reign's Laura Harvey becomes all-time winningest coach

    Kansas City came back from 2-1 and 3-2 down to beat the North Carolina Courage and move into a three-way tie for second place. Read the whole story

  • Watch: Best goalkeeper blunder of the month

    Hansa Rostock's Markus Kolkes' mind was elsewhere when he set the ball down for Darmstadt's Phillip Tietz. Read the whole story

  • Americans Abroad: Haji Wright scores in Antalyaspor win

    Wright scored his first goal since his permanent transfer to the Super Lig team in its 1-0 win at Umraniyespor. Read the whole story

  • Weekend News: USL Championship

    Eastern Conference:
    • Juan Agudelo powers Legion. The former U.S. international scored his fourth goal since signing with the Birmingham Legion in a 1-0 win over the San Diego Loyal. The win moved the Legion into fourth place with its fourth win in a row and third without conceding a goal.

    Saturday night: Louisville City draws record crowd for win over Tampa Bay

    Western Conference:
    • San Antonio FC reopens seven-point lead. San Antonio FC's lead over San Diego grew when it beat Las Vegas 2-0 and the Loyal's five-game winning streak ended at Birmingham. SAFC set a new club record for wins in a single season with 18.
    Results | Standings | Statistical Leaders

  • Chelsea-Tottenham: Tuchel insists 'no hard feelings' after Conte clash

    Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte both were shown red cards for clashing twice during a heated game that ended in a 2-2 tie. 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, pro and national teams. Read the whole story