American soccer fans not traveling to Russia because there is no U.S. team still have 2019 to look forward to. Read the whole story
Shades of 1968?
ESPN the Magazine: Bruce Schoenfeld goes behind the scenes with a closeup look at how the election for U.S. Soccer president has played out. He's even got comparisons to an election 50 years earlier: current president Sunil Gulati is Lyndon Johnson, Steve Gans is Eugene McCarthy, Kyle Martino is Bobby Kennedy. And Carlos Cordeiro, the sitting VP, is Hubert Humphrey.
The Maui AGM:
FC Yahoo: Henry Bushnell looks back at the last contested U.S. Soccer presidential election in 1998 and gets the take of the winner, Dr. Robert Contiguglia, on the current field of eight.
The 20-year-old Ademola Lookman, on loan from Everton, scored 11 minutes into his debut for RB Leipzig. Read the whole story
"It's a situation where we are all are just trying to make it to the next month. We are all surviving."
-- D.C. United signing Junior Moreno on life in his native Venezuela, where a historic economic crisis has led to long lines for food, gas and other necessities and many countrymen, not just soccer players, feeling to other countries. (Washington Post)
The former Harrisburg City Islanders hired German-born Raoul Voss, who first came to the United States to play at FIU. Read the whole story
Tampa Bay signed 23-year old English attacking midfielder Jack Blake, who grew up in the Nottingham Forest program. Read the whole story