Soccer America Daily
Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Jozy is staying in Toronto: 'This is my family, this club and this city'

    Jozy Altidore has signed a three-year contract extension, keeping him with Toronto FC through the 2022 season. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Darren Eales

    "My aim is to get to March, the international break. I promised the wife and family I'll take a week off, and football won't be mentioned. I'm hoping to get to the end of March and then I'll crash."

    -- Atlanta United president Darren Eales on whether he's gotten any time off since the Five Stripes won MLS Cup 2018 in December. As soon as the game ended, Atlanta United had to begin making MLS-mandated roster moves for 2019, as well as find a new head coach (Frank de Boer) and complete the sale of one star (Miguel Almiron) after buying another one (Pity Gonzalez). (New York Times)

  • Watch: The 21-year-old who is the Bundesliga's top scorer

    Eintracht Frankfurt's young Serbian striker Luka Jovic leads the league with 15 goals, two ahead of Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski. Read the whole story

  • Evening Edition: What's in the news ...

    1. Conmebol has turned down U.S. Soccer's proposal to host a lucrative 16-team Americas tournament in 2020. The South American confederation has wanted to move its quadrennial Copa America to even years, beginning in 2020. Those plans were cited as one of the reasons for rejecting the proposal even though no host country for a Copa America has been named.

    2. The LA Galaxy completed the transfer of Ola Kamara’s to China's Shenzhen.
    The Norwegian international played four seasons in MLS, three in Columbus and one with the Galaxy. LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese described the deal as "mutually beneficial to both our club and to Ola."

    3. ESPN's USL Championship Game of the Week will feature eight games on its linear networks, seven on ESPNews (beginning with expansion Memphis 901 FC's match against ATL UTD 2 on April 10) and one game on ESPN2 (the May 8 game between Nashville SC and Tampa Bay). In addition, 14 matches in the Game of the Week series will be streamed digitally on ESPN3. All other USL Championship games will be streamed on the ESPN+ pay service.