Soccer America Daily
Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Fernando Clavijo (1956-2019): Forty years of contributions as a player, coach and executive

    Clavijo was a bus boy when he was spotted playing in a park. Thus began one of the richest soccer careers in U.S. history. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Reggie Cannon

    "It was a very emotional time before the game. They told us the news. Some of the new guys didn't know Fernando really well, but it was more about the family aspect. We lost someone near and dear to the FC Dallas family. [Fernando] contributed so much to the game and so much to the club that you can't even put into words. Especially for me personally, he's done so much with giving me a chance to play on an MLS club at 19 years old. He believed in me. It's hard to swallow, but I know he's in a better place watching over us now and I know God welcomed him into his home, but it's always tough to accept those news. Obviously, for me personally it was tough to play with that weighing on the back of my mind, but that's sometimes life. You have to move on."

    -- FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon on the news of Fernando Clavijo's death, which came before FC Dallas played split-squad matches against Bayern Munich's U-23s and San Antonio FC. Clavijo, the FC Dallas technical director, signed Cannon as a Homegrown Player out of UCLA two years ago. Last year, Cannon debuted for the USA. (FCDallas.com)

  • Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Saturday)

    England Cameron Carter-Vickers, Swansea City/D2, 90 minutes (1-0 vs. Millwall)
    -- Lyndon Gooch, Sunderland/D3, sub-23 minutes (1-1 at Oxford United)
    -- Eric Lichaj, Hull City/D2, 90 minutes (0-2 at Derby County)
    -- Matt Miazga, Reading/D2, 90 minutes (0-0 at Sheffield Wed.)
    -- Tim Ream, Fulham, 90 minutes (0-3 vs. Manchester United)
    Germany Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig, sub-1 minute (0-0 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt)
    -- John Brooks, Wolfsburg, 90 minutes (3-3 at Freiburg)
    -- Julian Green, Greuther Fuerth/D2, 90 minutes (1-0 vs. Duisburg)
    -- Weston McKennie, Schalke 04, 90 minutes, 1 assist (1-3 at Bayern Munich)
    -- Bobby Wood, Hannover 96, sub-28 minutes (2-0 vs. Nuremberg)
    -- Andrew Wooten, Sandhausen/D2, 90 minutes (0-2 vs. Union Berlin)
    Israel Jonathan Bornstein, Maccabi Netanya, 90 minutes (1-0 vs. Hapoel Ra'anana)
    Mexico Ventura Alvarado, Necaxa, 90 minutes, 1 own goal (3-3 vs. Guadalajara)
    -- Michael Orozco
    , Lobos BUAP, 90 minutes (0-4 at Monterrey)

  • Watch: Roberto Firmino's excellent back-heel setup for Mo Salah

    Liverpool kept its three-point lead ahead of Man City atop the EPL standings with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Mario Passetti

    "We can launch an official communication from the club in your support, but we cannot play and lose in the standings. You have to allow players to do their job."

    -- Mario Passetti, director general of Serie A's Cagliari, after 100 Sardinian dairy farmers protesting against the recent drop in milk prices blocked the team's exit from Cagliari's practice field to catch a flight to Milan for Sunday's game against AC Milan. The farmers relented after two players agreed to kick over milk jugs in a show of solidarity. (Calcio Casteddu in Italian)

  • 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

  • MLS Preseason: 2019 Updated Rosters

    Here's a look at MLS rosters less than third weeks before the start of the 2019 season. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Michael Bradley

    "I've had different [times] in my career where I've played contracts out until the end. That part doesn't phase me. I love Toronto. I love the city, I love the club, I've spilled every ounce of blood, sweat and tears into the city and into the club over the last five years and I think things will work out in the right time. The most important thing for me is nothing gets in the way of what the team is doing every day."

    -- Michael Bradley, whose contract with Toronto FC expires at the end of 2019, saying his situation will not be a distraction for the team or be played out in a public way. (Toronto Sun)

  • U.S. Soccer grants total more than $1 million

    Innovate to Grow Fund grants are designed to provide funding for programs that help build soccer at the grassroots level. Read the whole story