Soccer America Daily
Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Revs investor-operator Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

    Charges against 25 people follow a six-month investigation into Florida massage parlors being used for prostitution and human trafficking. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Friday)

    England Tim Ream, Fulham, 90 minutes (1-3 at West Ham United)
    Germany Julian Green, Greuther Fuerth/D2, 90 minutes (0-0 vs. Heidenheim)
    -- Josh Sargent, Werder Bremen, 60 minutes (1-1 vs. VfB Stuttgart)
    Mexico Omar Gonzalez, Atlas, 90 minutes (0-1 vs. Tigres)

  • Watch: If Chicharito scored with his hand

    One has to watch quite closely to tell whether he scored with his head or his hand in West Ham's 3-1 win over Fulham. Read the whole story

  • Calendar: MLS Preseason (Saturday)

    Carolina Challenge Cup: Charleston Battery vs. Chicago, FC Cincinnati vs. Columbus.
    Mobile Mini Sun Cup: FC Dallas vs. NY Red Bulls, Portland vs. Real Salt Lake.
    Rowdies Suncoast Invitational: D.C. United vs. Montreal.
    Friendlies: LAFC vs. Vancouver, LA Galaxy vs. Colorado, Orlando City vs. Minn. United, New England vs. KR Reykjavik, Philadelphia vs. Ottawa Fury, San Jose vs. Seattle.

  • U.S. Soccer's men's college program expanded to 13 teams

    This teams (most from the ACC) will be split into two geographic divisions and play in March and April. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Steve Clarke

    "At Kilmarnock, we are all inclusive. There are no divides. That's what we would like for every club in Scotland, for every part of this country but we don't have that at this moment in time."

    -- Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke, on sectarian abuse in Scotland, after he was taunted by pro-Protestant Rangers fans with chants of "Fenian b******" that he termed a return to the "dark ages" during his team's 5-0 loss to the Glaswegian club in their Scottish Cup replay and his striker, Kris Boyd, was abused by pro-Catholic Celtic fans with chants of "fat orange b*****d" three days before that. (BBC Sport)

  • FIFA pulls the plug on 2019 Under-17 World Cup in Peru

    After Rwanda withdrew, Peru was the only host candidate for the event slated to be played in October. Read the whole story

  • Youth Movement: In the news ...

    1. Danny Leyva, 15, made his CenturyLink Field debut for the Seattle Sounders in their 2-0 loss to Uruguayan club Nacional. Leyva, signed to a pro contract with Tacoma Defiance of the USL Championship, came on in the 67th minute for captain Nicolas Lodeiro. Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer praised Levya, a central midfielder, for his composure, saying, "He's actually organizing people around him."

    2. Six players from Orlando City's academy signed with Orlando City B, which OCSC has relaunched and will play in the new USL League One. The six include 15-year-old Luc Granitur. The others are Austin Amer, Jordan Bender, Ates Diouf, Jahlene Forbes and Moises Tablante. OCB also signed Ignacio Cubeddu, 18, and Luca Mancuso, 17, from partner Soccer Institute of Montverde.

    3. U.S. under-17 defender Mason Judge scored the first two goals for Eintracht Frankfurt's U-17s in a 3-0 win over Unterhaching in the B-Junioren Bundesliga. Judge, who played for Chargers Soccer Club in Florida, has a British passport that allows him to move to Europe before he turns 18. He has played 11 games for Frankfurt since arriving last summer.

  • Thom Meredith: The backstage star of American soccer

    There's a very good chance that you attended a big-time soccer game run by Thom Meredith. Read the whole story