Soccer America Daily
Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • USA-France: Women enter 'World Cup mode'

    Like it did four years ago, the U.S. women's national team kicks off its World Cup year with a friendly against France. Read the whole story

  • Sigi Schmid memorial service

    A memorial service for Sigi Schmid, who died on Christmas Day at the age of 65, was held on Friday at American Martyrs Catholic Church ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Dawn Scott

    "We have some players who are lactose-intolerant, some gluten-free, some vegetarian and some who are vegan."

    -- Dawn Scott, U.S. women's national team strength and fitness coach, on the dozen or so varieties of recovery shakes she has to make for the 27 players in training camp -- some with cow's milk, others with oat milk, almond milk, soy milk or water. (Wall Street Journal)

  • Watch: U.S. women's poignant visit to Normandy

    Ahead of their friendly vs. France, the U.S. women joined D-Day veterans, now in their 90s, for an emotional visit to Omaha Beach. Read the whole story

  • Friday: MLS Moves

    FC Cincinnati. Signed MF Allan Cruz from Herediano (CRC) for transfer fee.
    Columbus. Signed FW Robinho from Ceara (BRA) for transfer fee.
    New England. Signed FW Justin Rennicks from Indiana Univ. as Homegrown Player.
    Portland. Signed GK Aljaz Ivacic from Olimpija Ljubljana (SLV) for transfer fee.
    San Jose. Acquired GK Daniel Vega from Tampa Bay Rowdies as free agent.
    Vancouver. Signed DF Derek Cornelius from Javor Ivanjica (SRB) as free agent.

  • What They're Saying: Michael Zorc

    "I don't need to say much anymore. I just show them the teamsheets. There are three or four players under 21 there. It excites them to get the chance to measure up against the best players in the world in the Champions League. That's why they play football: first on the PlayStation, then in real life here."

    -- Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc on what attracts young players (and their agents) to BVB, which took a six-point lead over Bayern Munich into the second half of the Bundesliga. (ESPN)

  • Women's World Cup Countdown: Australia's Alen Stajcic fired over 'unsatisfactory' team environment

    The Matildas are the last team to beat the USA -- in August 2017 -- and one of six World Cup seeds. Read the whole story

  • Laura Georges joins other women in taking the lead in French soccer

    Georges, whose playing career (188 caps) spanned the rise of the Bleues, is the French federation's 34-year-old general secretary. Read the whole story