Soccer America Daily
Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • A snap shot of professional leagues

    The correlation between the population of a country and its number of professional teams is rather a weak one. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Greg Vanney

    "It's about finding purpose and meaning: Our last season has to matter -- the fact we got to 69 points. We don't control what happens in the Red Bulls game. They may or may not get beyond it, but we do control [against] Atlanta."

    -- Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney, on the Reds' motivation for Sunday's season finale: beat Atlanta United and deny it the single-season points record of 69 it shares with them. The second-place New York Red Bulls have 68. The 69 points tied the MLS record TFC set en route to its first league title in 2017. It's out of playoff contention with a 9-18-6 record. (MLSSoccer.com)

  • Video Pick: Meet Christian Pulisic's BVB coach

    Under new coach Lucien Favre, first-place Borussia Dortmund is the Bundesliga's only undefeated team (6-0-2) and has scored a league-high 27 goals. Read the whole story

  • What's in the news ...

    1. Tom Sermanni has been named New Zealand's women's national team coach. The Scotsman, who previously coached Australia (2005-12) and the USA (2013-14), stepped down from his position as head coach of the NWSL's Orlando Pride in September. Oceania qualifying for the 2019 Women's World Cup will take place Nov. 18-Dec. 1 in New Caledonia. Following a recent review of the tenure of Sermanni's predecessor, Austrian Andreas Heraf, New Zealand Football apologized to the Football Ferns for failing to stop his bullying and harassment.

    2. Andres Cantor will lead Telemundo's live coverage of the 2019 Women's World Cup draw from Paris on Dec. 8. The draw will take place at the Seine Musicale performing arts center in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt.

    3. BMO Financial group will continue as the Montreal Impact's jersey partner, agreeing to a new long-term partnership that began in 2012. BMO is also involved with the Impact in many programs supporting soccer in the province of Quebec.