The FIFA Council approved doubling prize money from $15 million in 2015 to $30 million in 2019 and adding another $20 million in support. Read the whole story
"It's not a stretch to imagine that he'd be extreme in some manner. You're spending 20-30 hours with these guys a week, you form a really strong bond with most of these people, but he was not one of
them. He was just one where I said I'm not really sure what thinks about the world."
-- Marty Apple, who played for UNC Charlotte in 1983, on teammate Cesar Sayoc, who was arrested on Friday in connection with the explosive packages mailed to prominent Democrats and Trump critics. Sayoc played soccer at Brevard College, then a junior college, and at Charlotte under Bob Warming. Sayoc's van was plastered with political and soccer references. It included a U.S. Soccer logo, banner mentioning "Top Youth Soccer Recruits for Trump" and testimonial to Brevard and former national soccer champions from North Carolina (which included Clemson, which is across the border in South Carolina). (SI.com)
Emily Fox (University of North Carolina) earned her first call-up while Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) was recalled for the first time since 2016. Read the whole story
7 North Carolina (Harris, Dunn, Fox, Mathias, Long, Heath, McDonald).
3 Virginia (Sauerbrunn, Sonnett, Colaprico).
2 Penn State (Naeher, Long).
2 Stanford (Sullivan, Press).
2 UCLA (Dahlkemper, Mewis).
1 California (Morgan), Florida State (Short), Oklahoma State (Franch), Phoenix College (McDonald), Portland (Rapinoe), Rutgers (Lloyd), Santa Clara (Ertz), Texas A&M (Mathias), Wisconsin (Lavelle).
Chris Canetti has been with the Dynamo since its launch in 2006 when it won the first of back-to-back MLS Cups. Read the whole story
England Geoff Cameron, QPR/D2, 69 minutes (1-0 vs. Aston Villa)
Germany Terrence Boyd, Darmstadt/D2, sub-1 minute (2-0 vs. Greuther Fuerth)
-- Julian Green, Greuther Fuerth/D2, 90 minutes (0-2 at Darmstadt)
"We are too conservative, too relaxed, in this country. We need sometimes a bit of energy."
-- Andrea Radrizzani, chairman of Leeds United and owner of streaming service Eleven Sports, which has twice streamed La Liga games this season in violation of British soccer's rules prohibiting the broadcast of games on Saturday afternoon (2:45 to 5:15 p.m.) to protect lower division and non-league teams from losing fan support. Under pressure, Eleven Sports has halted for now Saturday afternoon broadcasts. (New York Times)
Three No. 7 seeds won their conference tournaments: Florida State (ACC), Minnesota (Big Ten) and LSU (SEC). Read the whole story
Friday, October 26
#3 Phoenix 4 #7 Swope Park Rangers 2.
(Johnson 22, Cortez 36, Lambert 48, Drogba 90+4; Blackwood 26, Berry 33. Att.: 7,702.)