Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Gregg Berhalter gives young Tyler Adams big compliment: 'He is very easy to talk to'

    Even before the short camp ahead of Thursday's USA-Ecuador match, they discussed Adams' new role and tactics at length via Skype. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Fabian Castillo

    "Yes, yes, yes, yes. If I could turn back time, I think I would have stayed six more months in Dallas. But you can't regret anything in life. It was a great challenge and now I'm here in Xolos enjoying my talents coming back and that's really the only thing that's important."

    -- Colombian Fabian Castillo, whose hasty departure from FC Dallas to Fenerbahce in 2016 forced him to miss the MLS club's run to the U.S. Open Cup title and Supporters' Shield championship, on his move to Mexico's Tijuana after struggling in Turkey and his success this winter since former FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja took over as Xolos coach. Tijuana is tied for fourth place after 11 games in the Torneo Clausura. (

  • Watch (and listen): What a ref says during the action

    Top Australian referee Jarred Gillett gets mic'd up, so you can hear what he says to players, VAR officials and his ARs. Read the whole story

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

    1. DaMarcus Beasley is expected to miss 4-6 weeks following successful arthroscopic surgery to treat his left knee. Houston Dynamo coach Wilmer Cabrera started Beasley, 36, in all four games in the Concacaf Champions League but hasn't used him in the Dynamo's first three MLS games to limit the wear and tear on Beasley's body.

    2. Curtis Anderson, who started for England's 2017 Under-17 World Cup team, has joined the USL's Charlotte Independence from Manchester City. He has been playing for Manchester City teams in the Premier League 2 and the UEFA Youth League but has yet to play at the senior level. The 18-year-old Anderson is the Independence's second major acquisition following the signing of 2018 MAC Hermann Award winner Andrew Gutman on loan from Celtic after a loan move to Nashville SC fell through.

    3. NISA announced Trey Brantley and Southfund Partners as the owners of the Atlanta club in its new league that is slated to begin play later in the year. The league received provisional sanctioning from U.S. Soccer as a Division 3 league. NISA has revealed eight markets for its first season -- Providence, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Central Florida, Los Angeles and San Diego, in addition to Atlanta -- though key details in many markets -- owners and stadiums -- remain sketchy.