Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • NWSL's Reign forced to leave Seattle for Tacoma because of 'constellation of challenges'

    Memorial Stadium with deep soccer roots had too many problems for it to continue to work as a home for the Reign. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Victor Montagliani

    "The only number is three or zero. I can't see zero being a logical number. And one and two, how can you do that? But there's a process there and it's not on the front-burner because we've still got another World Cup [Qatar 2022] to worry about qualification."

    -- Canadian Victor Montagliani, the Concacaf president, on his "expectation" that the three 2026 World Cup co-hosts, Canada, Mexico and the United States, all get automatic berths for the tournament. FIFA did not make a decision on automatic berths when it awarded the co-hosting rights to the North American neighbors in June 2018. (TSN)

  • Watch: A nifty back-heel assist from the Bundesliga

    It's Hertha Berlin's Ondrej Duda with a stylish assist on Marko Grujic's goal in a 2-2 with Schalke 04. Read the whole story

  • What's in the news ...

    1. Inter Miami has hired Jason Kreis to work in its technical department. Kreis, who will report to sporting director Paul McDonough, has coached Real Salt Lake, New York City FC and Orlando City in MLS. He led RSL to the 2009 MLS title and second place in the Concacaf Champions League in 2011. Inter Miami is slated to begin play in MLS in 2020.

    2. FC Cincinnati reached an agreement with WSTR Star 64 to carry all of its MLS games that are not nationally televised for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. The agreement with the Sinclair Broadcast Group station will extend FC Cincinnati broadcasts into a two-and-a-half-hour window to now accommodate a 30-minute postgame show during each telecast. The FC Cincinnati broadcast team will be Tom Gelehrter (play-by-play), Kevin McCloskey (analyst) and Lindsay Patterson (sideline).

    3. The Washington Spirit signed a local broadcasting deal with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, a digital platform for Washington sports and entertainment news, and NBC Sports Washington, a regional sports network, to air a minimum of 12 Spirit NWSL games in 2019. It's the first local deal of its kind for the Spirit, which is entering its seventh season in the NWSL.