Soccer America Daily
Friday, January 25, 2019
  • FC Dallas is latest MLS team to move top academy coach into position with USL team

    Eric Quill, who left the Texans for North Texas SC, is the third such coach hired this week to coach an MLS second team. Read the whole story

  • Youth Movement: MLS players (2000 birth year) headed to Europe

    Summer 2018 Registration:
    Atlanta United
    Zyen Jones
    (Schalke 04/GER, free)
    -- Rayshaun McGann (Getafe/ESP, free)
    NY Red Bulls Chris Gloster (Hannover 96/GER, free)
    Portland Akil Watts (Real Mallorca/ESP, free)
    Real Salt Lake Sebastian Soto (Hannover 96/GER, free)
    Sporting KC Max Rugova (Nuremberg/GER, free)
    Winter 2019 Registration:
    FC Dallas Chris Richards (Bayern Munich/GER, transfer)
    D.C. United Michael Edwards
    (Wolfsburg/GER, free)
    LA Galaxy Alex Mendez (Freiburg/GER, free)
    Real Salt Lake Richie Ledezma (PSV/NED, free)
    Vancouver Alphonso Davies
    (Bayern Munich/GER, transfer)

  • 'League refereeing' vs. 'International refereeing'

    Gordon Hill -- the legendary English referee in the 1970s -- admitted his communication skills did not help him in the international arena. Read the whole story

  • Watch: The Atlanta-bound $14 million man's golazo reel

    In less than a minute, you'll enjoy 17 golazos by Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez for River Plate, which he's leaving for MLS. Read the whole story

  • MLS Preseason: In the news

    1. The Kaku-to-Mexico drumbeat continued from the Paraguayan international's camp as he pressed his case to leave the New York Red Bulls for Club America. Argentine-born Kaku told ESPN Mexico he wants the Red Bulls to recoup their investment in him and then sell him to America. Kaku's agent, Gustavo Casasola, told Fox Deportes he was exasperated with the Red Bulls' seeming unwillingness to negotiate, quoting Martin Luther King, Jr., "Everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was legal." There was no comment from Red Bull.

    -- MLS Preseason: 2019 schedules and results

    2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has bought into the LA Galaxy's two-a-day conditioning sessions run by new head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto and GBS's fitness trainer, Javier Valdecantos, notorious for his grueling workouts. "I want to do everything," Ibra told the Los Angeles Times. "If my team runs, I run. If my team suffers, I suffer. So I'll do everything that they do and I'll do at least maximum. And if I arrive at the end dead? I don't know."

    3. LAFC has only 20 players under contract but brought a large group of trialists -- 11 in all -- into camp. They include MLS free agent Baggio Husidic, who spent the last five seasons with the LA Galaxy, and 24-year-old Californian Alejandro Guido, who played 33 Liga MX games in seven seasons with Tijuana. One potential signing: forward Rodolfo Zelaya, who returned to his native El Salvador, where he plays for Alianza, to await the outcome of talks after having a physical in Los Angeles.

  • Thursday: MLS Moves

    It was a busy day with Portland alone making five moves. NYCFC added Justin Haak from its Development Academy championship team. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Thierry Henry

    "We need guys who want to save the club, who don't think about themselves. We're going to war."

    -- Thierry Henry, hours before he was suspended as Monaco head coach and likely to be replaced by his predecessor, Leonardo Jardim, with the French club's Russian owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev, desperate to avoid relegation. Since Henry, who had no head coaching experience, took over on Oct. 13, Monaco won just four of 20 games in all competitions and dropped to 19th place in Ligue 1. (Reuters)

  • Draw: 2019 Copa America

    Host Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay are the seeds and head the three four-team groups in the competition that will kick off June 14. Read the whole story

  • NPSL chairman Kenny Farrell on the importance of improving adult soccer in the USA and a player-centric approach at the youth level

    Kenny Farrell, the general manager for the New Orleans Jesters, was elected NPSL chairman this winter. Read the whole story

  • Use lines to help you ref

    In soccer, I'm increasingly refereeing with lines from diverse sports on the field as turf fields are often used for football and lacrosse. And … Read the whole story