A little more than seven months out from the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, the USA is on top of its game. Read the whole story
"There were a couple of moments when I had to leave the room [watching the match] because I was going light-headed. I went outside and started to meditate. By the time the last penalty went in we
were all on the floor. Daddy would probably not be surprised, when I put my foot into something stuff happens. He'd be like, 'that's my girl'."
-- Cedella Marley, daughter of the late Bob Marley, who loved playing soccer, on the Reggae Girlz, Jamaica's women's national team that became the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the Women's World Cup with a dramatic shootout win over Panama in the Concacaf Women's Championship third-place game. Cedella Marley and the Bob Marley Foundation have supported the Reggae Girlz. (BBC Sport)
Despite playing without five starters, RSL took a long step toward returning to the playoffs with a 4-1 win over New England. Read the whole story
Thursday, October 18
Real Salt Lake 4 New England 1.
(Besler 4, Saucedo 14, Baird 29, Kreilach 50; Rowe 69. Att.: 19,536.)
"We are in the [playoff] picture, and more than 50,000 is coming, and I owe them to come because obviously, they don't have this crowd every home game. I'm sure they're not coming for Minnesota, so
I'll come, and I'll make them enjoy."
-- LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic on playing against Minnesota United despite the fact that the match will be played on TCF Bank Stadium's artificial surface, which he has usually avoided. The Galaxy needs to win its final two games to make the playoffs. A crowd of 50,000 -- a Minnesota pro soccer record -- is expected in the final game at TCF Bank Stadium before the Loons move into their new stadium in 2019. (ESPN.com)
Russia's Danil Karpuik must have forgotten which goal was his team's when he did this against Brazil in the Youth Olympics gold medal game. Read the whole story
T2 is at Phoenix in the Western Conference quarterfinals with a mix of first-team players and young players signed to USL contracts. Read the whole story
A day after she helped Jamaica secure its first Women's World Cup berth, Bunny Shaw's golden goal lifted the No. 14 Vols past LSU. Read the whole story