Soccer America Daily
Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • FC Dallas wins in style with Luchi's kids

    First-year coach Luchi Gonzalez is winning with the players whom he had in the FC Dallas academy. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Brad Guzan

    "You might as well have been playing on the beach. Guys were flicking the ball up and trying to pass it in the air. It was crazy. Conditions in the second half, it was a disgrace to be out there."

    -- Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan, not holding back in his criticism of referee Joseph Dickerson for letting play in the Five Stripes' match at Columbus continue despite cold, heavy winds and torrential rain that made play almost impossible. The defending champions lost, 2-0, though they did not blame the conditions for the defeat that left them without a win in four games. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

  • Top 5: Worst starts (MLS defending champions)

    1. Atlanta United (2018), 2 points (0-2-2)
    1. Columbus (2009), 2 points (0-2-2)
    3. LA Galaxy (2012), 3 points (1-3-0)
    3. D.C. United (2000), 3 points (1-3-0)
    3. Houston (2008), 3 points (0-1-3)
    3. LA Galaxy (2003), 3 points (0-1-3)
    Note: After four games.

  • What They're Saying: Matias Almeyda

    "Magic doesn’t exist in soccer and here you repeatedly see mistakes that happened last season. My decision to come to San Jose was because it’s a long-term plan. I didn’t think that today we would be first. Simply, I am looking for a style of play and even if they were to score 10 goals, I’d have the same mentality because I like a certain style of soccer."

    -- First-year San Jose Earthquakes coach Matias Almeyda after the Quakes lost at home to LAFC, 5-0. He described the game as "disastrous," the first time he ever lost by five goals as a player or coach. The defeat followed losses of 2-1, 3-0 and 4-1 in the Quakes' first three games and extended their winless streak dating back to last season to 12 games.

  • Results: Major League Soccer (Week 5)

    Friday, March 29
    Toronto FC 4 NYCFC 0. (Altidore 29, Pozuelo pen. 58, 78, Chapman 83. Att.: 25,447.)
    Saturday, March 30
    Chicago 1 NY Red Bulls 0. (Own goal 48. Att.: 12,013.)
    New England 2 Minn. United 1. (Anibaba 10, Bye 62; Quintero pen. 26. Att.: 10,657.)
    Sporting KC 7 Montreal 1. (Taider 89; Russell 10, 50, Nemeth 43, 68, 84, Gutierrez 45+2, Busio 78. Att.: 18,632.)
    San Jose 0 LAFC 5. (Vela 8, 45+3, 66, Beitashour 26, Rossi 68. Att.: 18,000.)
    FC Cincinnati 0 Philadelphia 2. (Fabian 47, Accam 58. Att.: 25,867.)
    Columbus 2 Atlanta United 0. (Santos 2, Zardes 39. Att.: 10,973.)
    Colorado 1 Houston 4. (Kamara pen. 81; Rodriguez 4, own goals 15, 34, Elis 67. Att.: 11,061.)
    Real Salt Lake 2 FC Dallas 4. (Savarino 31, Silva 66; Gruezo 1, Pomykal 32, 64, Ferreira 69. Att.: 18,220.)
    Vancouver 0 Seattle 0. (Att.: 24,803.)
    Sunday, March 31
    Orlando City vs. D.C. United  6:30 pm.
    LA Galaxy vs. Portland 9 pm.
    Note: All times ET.

  • Watch: Ricardo Pepi, 16, get hat trick in pro debut

    The U.S. U-17 forward scored all three goals in North Texas SC's 3-2 win over Chattanooga in their USL League One opener. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Saturday)

    England Cameron Carter-Vickers, Swansea City/D2, 90 minutes (1-2 at Nott. Forest)
    -- Eric Lichaj, Hull City/D2, 90 minutes (2-0 at Ipswich Town)
    -- Matt Miazga, Reading/D2, 90 minutes (2-1 vs. Preston North End)
    -- Antonee Robinson, Wigan Athletic/D2, 90 minutes (0-0 vs. Brentford)
    -- Danny Williams, Huddersfield Town, sub-11 minutes (0-2 at Crystal Palace)
    Germany Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig, 90 minutes, 1 assist (5-0 vs. Hertha Berlin)
    -- John Brooks, Wolfsburg, 90 minutes (0-2 at Bor. Dortmund)
    -- Fabian Johnson, Bor. M'gladbach, 68 minutes (1-3 at Fortuna Duesseldorf)
    -- Josh Sargent, Werder Bremen, sub-7 minutes (3-1 vs. Mainz)
    Israel Jonathan Bornstein, Maccabi Netanya, 90 minutes, 1 goal (1-1 at Bnei Yehuda)
    Mexico Ventura Alvarado, Necaxa, 90 minutes (2-0 vs. Veracruz)
    Netherlands Andrija Novakovich, Fortuna Sittard, 90 minutes, 1 goal (2-3 at Willem II)
    Yanks Abroad: Friday

  • Watch: Lionel Messi amaze his coach by scoring on a Panenka free kick

    Lionel Messi's two goals in Barcelona's 2-0 win over city rival Espanol included a free kick he struck Panenka-style. Read the whole story