Soccer America Daily
Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Fabian signing: Philadelphia Union gets its 'missing piece'

    The Union completed its biggest signing ever when it acquired 29-year-old Mexican midfielder Marco Fabian from Eintracht Frankfurt. Read the whole story

  • MLS Moves: 2019 Designated Player import signings

    Argentina Pity Martinez (Atlanta United)
    -- Lucas Rodriguez (D.C. United)
    Honduras Bryan Acosta (FC Dallas)
    Liberia Sam Johnson (Real Salt Lake)
    Mexico Marco Fabian (Philadelphia)
    Romania Alexandru Mitrita (NYCFC)
    Slovakia Jan Gregus (Minn. United)
    Spain Carles Gil (New England)
    South Korea *Hwang In-beom (Vancouver)
    Uruguay *Joaquin Ardaiz (Vancouver, loan)
    *Young DP.
    Note: Juan Fernando Caicedo (Colombia, loan) will be placed on New England roster as DP or using TAM.

  • Watch: A Goal of the Century by Philadelphia's new midfielder

    "I have never seen a more stunning display of technical perfection," wrote Paul Gardner about Marco Fabian's 2011 scissor kick. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Friday)

    Mexico Omar Gonzalez, Atlas, 90 minutes (1-2 vs. Puebla)
    -- Rubio Rubin, Dorados/D2, 90 minutes (1-0 at Correcaminos UAT)

  • What They're Saying: Juca Kfouri

    "It's hard to imagine what Flamengo means for these boys. In Brazil, there are only two legal paths to social improvement for them: entertainment and soccer. Otherwise it's a life of crime. Training at Flamengo is realizing your life's goal. But now it's a dream turned into a nightmare."

    -- Juca Kfouri, a Brazilian sports columnist and author, on the deaths of 10 Flamengo academy players in a fire that swept their dormitory on Friday morning at Flamengo's Ninho do Urubu complex. The death toll could have been higher -- some players in the 26-bed dorm had gone home after training was cancelled because of massive flooding that has hit Rio de Janeiro. The dorm was built without proper construction permits and was going to be torn down after the players were placed in a new dorm. (New York Times)

  • MLS Preseason: 2019 Scoreboard

    Two more MLS teams fell to USL teams. San Jose lost to Reno 1868, while an FC Dallas XI fell to San Antonio FC. Read the whole story

  • Friday: MLS Moves

    Vancouver. Signed DF Erik Godoy from Colon (ARG) on loan.
    -- Signed FW Joaquin Ardaiz from Chiasso (SUI) on loan as Young Designated Player.
    Philadelphia. Signed MF Marco Fabian from Ein. Frankfurt (GER) as free agent as Designated Player.
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    Univ. Catolica (CHI). Signed MF Jeisson Varga from Montreal on loan.

  • Turkish club Altinordu FC names facility after Guvener

    The Soccer America columnist was honored at ceremonies on Thursday in the city of Torbali, southeast of Izmir. Read the whole story

  • Roster: Tata Martino's first Mexico camp

    Guadalajara (4): Raul Gudino, Hiram Mier, Isaac Brizuela, Alexis Vega.
    Monterrey (4): Cesar Montes, Jesus Gallardo, Carlos Rodriguez, Rodolfo Pizarro.
    Tigres (4): Carlos Salcedo, Luis Rodriguez, Jesus Duenas, Javier Aquino.
    Club America (3): Edson Alvarez, Jorge Sanchez, Henry Martin.
    Santos (3): Jonathan Orozco, Jesus Angulo, Jose Juan Vazquez.
    Cruz Azul (2): Orbelin Pineda, Roberto Alvarado.
    Atlas (1): Juan Pablo Vigon. Necaxa (1): Hugo Gonzalez. Pachuca (1): Victor Guzman. Tijuana (1) : Gibran Lajud.
    Note: Domestic camp scheduled for Sunday-Wednesday in Mexico City.

  • Washington Spirit coach Richie Burke on leading a 'rebirth of the franchise'

    While this year's Spirit team is young, as in its 2013 debut, Richie Burke is optimistic about his new team Read the whole story