We've projected an expanded group of 32 players -- six teenagers and 17 players under 23 -- for matches against Bolivia, Ireland and France. Read the whole story
Friday, May 18
Toronto FC 2 Orlando City 1.
(Chapman 63, Telfer 87; Higuita 73. Att.: 28,009.)
The 15-year-old Mexican-American added to his highlight reel with a gem for LA Galaxy II in its 7-3 loss at Timbers 2. Read the whole story
Friday, May 18
Timbers 2 7 LA Galaxy II 3.
(Langsdorf 25, 43, pen. 57, Williamson 81, 90+5, Loria 90+1, Arbodela 90+4; Alvarez 49, 68, Aguilar 59. Att.: 5,857.)
"It's a new leadership with profoundly different ideas."
-- David B. Roberts, a Gulf expert at London's King's College, on Saudi Arabia, which supports the United 2026 bid against Morocco and has taken a newly aggressive role in international soccer matters, backing the $25 billion offer to launch two new soccer tournaments and pitching regional federations on a new South West Asian bloc. (New York Times)
Concacaf named three former hosts of the Gold Cup final among the 15 U.S. venues selected for the 2019 tournament. Read the whole story
"As you leave here today and everyday going forward: Don't just ask yourself, 'What do I want to do?' Ask yourself: 'Who do I want to be?" Because the most important thing I've learned is that what
you do will never define you. Who you are always will."
-- Former U.S. national team star Abby Wambach, speaking to the women at New York's Barnard College commencement with lessons from her career and retirement. (Barnard.edu)
Coached by Tracey Kevins, the USA went undefeated at the U-16 UEFA Women's International Development Tournament in Portugal. Read the whole story
"All the players want to do is go home."
-- Oswald Tanchot, Bob Bradley's successor at French Ligue 2 club Le Havre, after the team bus headed to Ajaccio's Stade Francois Coty on the island of Corsica for their promotion playoff match was attacked by Ajaccio fans. The game was called off but is expected to be played on Sunday behind closed doors. (AFP)