Soccer America Daily
Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Report: Inter Miami turns its sights on Riccardo Silva Stadium as temporary home

    The Miami Herald reported on Thursday that neither Marlins Park nor Hard Rock Stadium will work for the MLS team in 2020. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Aleksander Ceferin

    "For me, it's not only a lack of respect for [UEFA chief refereeing officer] Roberto Rosetti's team and the UEFA organization, but the influence of coaches is huge and if they complain about being refereed they should at least come and see what the experts say about the use of VAR. Now they do not have any excuses, especially the ones that did not even come."

    -- Aleksander Ceferin, re-elected as UEFA's president on Thursday, after only five of the 16 teams left in the UEFA Champions League sent coaches to a meeting in Frankfurt on Monday to discuss the use of Video Review. He excused Liverpool, which had an EPL match on Monday night. (BBC Sport)

  • Watch: The Own Goal of the Week comes from Denmark

    In a friendly against OB, Anders Randrup of Sweden's Helsingborgs IF slid to intercept a pass and nicely chipped in a 25-yard own goal. Read the whole story

  • What's in the news ...

    1. California teenager Edwin Lara made his debut for Leon in the Copa MX. Lara, 19, started in the 1-1 tie with Cruz Azul in the midweek Mexican cup competition. He played once for Pachuca in the Copa MX in 2017. Lara, who filed a switch of association to play for the USA after representing Mexico at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup, moved from Pachuca to Leon in 2018 and has been playing for its U-20 team.

    2. U.S. Soccer signed Deloitte as the title sponsor of its second annual SheBelieves Summit, which will take place on March 9 at Nike's Headquarters in New York. This year's summit will feature current and former U.S. women's national team members as well as other speakers, including Safra Catz, the Oracle CEO. The multi-year agreement will also make Deloitte U.S. Soccer's official professional services provider.

    3. The Phoenix Rising has signed 16-year-old forward Ilijah Paul for the 2019 USL Championship season. Paul hails from Gilbert, Arizona, but attended the Real Salt Lake academy in Utah, where he has scored 10 goals in 13 games this season in the U-16/17 Development Academy. He's joined the Rising on a USL Academy Player contract. Earlier in the year, the Rising signed goalkeeper Brandon Keniston, just the second local signing in club history, to an academy contract. Academy contracts are for pre-college players who can play in the USL without losing their NCAA eligibility.