Soccer America Daily
Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • U.S. Soccer sued by U.S. Soccer Foundation regarding 'hijack' threat over trademarks

    The foundation is seeking a declaratory judgment -- asking the court to rule there is no infringement. Read the whole story

  • Datebook: 2019 U.S. women's national team schedule

    Jan. 19. at France (in Le Havre)
    Jan. 22. at Spain (in Alicante)
    Feb. 27. Japan, SheBelieves Cup (in Chester, Pa.)
    March 2. England, SheBelieves Cup (in Nashville, Tenn.)
    March 5. Brazil, SheBelieves Cup (in Tampa, Fla.)
    April 4. Australia (in Commerce City, Colo.)
    April 7. Belgium (in Los Angeles, Calif.)
    May 12. South Africa, Send-Off Series (in Santa Clara, Calif.)
    May 16. TBA, Send-Off Series (in St. Louis, Mo.)
    May 26. Mexico, Send-Off Series (in Harrison, N.J.)

  • What They're Saying: Allie Long

    "These little wins, which to other people have little meaning, they're huge for us."

    -- U.S. midfielder Allie Long on the release of the complete U.S. women's national team schedule for the first five months of 2019, ahead of the World Cup in France. The longer lead-time in announcing the schedule is beneficial to U.S. Soccer in terms of promotions and the players in terms of scheduling other commitments. The schedule's release is considered an example of the improved working relationship between the U.S. Women's National Team Players Association and federation. (New York Times)

  • What is next for USMNT?

    Like all the European countries that have shown a steady jump in rankings in the last two decades, we must redefine our development policies. Read the whole story

  • Watch (TBT): Highlights of Gerardo 'Tata' Martino the player

    The MLS Cup-bound Atlanta United coach debuted for Newell's Old Boys in 1980 at age 17 and holds the club record for appearances. Read the whole story

  • What's in the news ...

    1. Josh Sargent will dress for the first time for Werder Bremen's first team, which plays Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga on Friday. Coach Florian Kohfeldt confirmed the inclusion after Bremen was hit with an outbreak of the flu that has left Japanese forward Yuya Osako doubtful for Friday's game. Peruvian forward Claudio Pizarro also has been sick. Sargent has scored seven goals in 12 Regionalliga (fourth division) outings. "He's earned it with his performances in training in recent weeks," said Kohfeldt.

    2. North Texas Soccer Club, the new FC Dallas USL League One club, signed 15-year-old Ricardo Pepi, the youngest player on the U.S. U-17 national team that went unbeaten at the recent Nike Friendlies. Pepe, who hails from El Paso and has also played for Mexico youth teams, scored in a 1-0 win over Turkey. He is the 26th Academy product signed to a professional contract by the FC Dallas organization.

    3. Former U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu has been hired as sporting director of Orlando City B, which has been relaunched by MLS's Orlando City and will play in the new USL League One in 2019. Onyewu, who will report to OCB general manager Mike Potempa, retired in 2017 from the Philadelphia Union. He was capped 69 times by the USA and played at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. His playing career took him to teams in France (Metz), Belgium (Standard Liege), England (Newcastle United), Italy (AC Milan), Portugal (Sporting) and Spain (Malaga).