Soccer America Daily
Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • U.S. investors buy tiny Danish pro club Helsingor with eye on making it a hub for American players

    They view Denmark as an attractive starting point, noting the three players on the U.S. U-23s and U-20s. Read the whole story

  • Watch: Alejandro Pozuelo's magical debut for Toronto FC

    The Spaniard, wearing Sebastian Giovinco's No. 10 jersey, scored two stunning goals and added an assist in the 4-0 win over NYCFC. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Samea Hamasi

    "My mother told me not to go to federation, university or even outside the house anymore. After what people have put us through, I say to myself that I wish I were not an Afghan at all."

    -- Samea Hamasi, a member of Afghanistan's women's national team for seven years, after allegations of sexual abuse of players by members of the Afghan Football Federation resulted in national team players being taunted by Afghani fans while playing in Uzbekistan, parents telling their daughters to quit playing and women's national team programming being cancelled. The federation's sole funding now comes from FIFA after its lead sponsor pulled out. (Reuters)

  • Watch: Failed Panenka that left St. Mirren in Scottish basement

    Alejandro Pozuelo converted his for Toronto FC. Canadian Simeon Jackson's missed Panenka had his manager fuming. Read the whole story

  • Saturday morning: What's in the news ...

    1. The North Carolina Courage will host the 2019 Women's International Champions Cup. Lyon, the reigning French and European champion, will return for a second year and join Atletico Madrid and Manchester City in the four-team tournament. The Courage, the 2018 NWSL champion, beat Lyon in the 2018 final played in Miami around the men's ICC. The 2019 women's tournament will consist of semifinal matches on Aug. 15  and third-place and final matches on Aug. 18.

    2. Tormenta FC won the opening game in the new USL League One, beating Greenville Triumph, 1-0, before a sellout crowd of 3,519 fans. Former Chicago Fire winger Alex Morrell scored the only goal in the game played at Georgia Southern University. USL League One's opening weekend continues with three games on Saturday: Richmond-Lansing, North Texas SC-Chattanooga and Orlando City B-FC Tucson.

    3. U.S. Soccer wants the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by 28 U.S. women's national team players consolidated with an earlier federal suit filed by former keeper Hope Solo. A hearing is scheduled for April 29 in the Central District of California, based in Los Angeles. Solo filed her suit in August 2018 in the Northern District of California, based in San Francisco.

  • Gedion Zelalem: 'I can share my potential with Sporting Kansas City with a little bit of patience'

    Now 22, the former U.S. U-20 and U-23 is ready to essentially start his pro career for the first time. Read the whole story