Soccer America Daily
Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Jesse Marsch gets head coaching job at Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg

    Salzburg is considered a big-time player in European soccer for Its record for producing young French and African talent. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Kevin De Bruyne

    "One goal. They don't want you anymore. Two goals. Too quiet. Three goals. Too difficult. Four goals. They don't want you anymore. Five goals. Because of who you are. I scored five goals in one half."

    -- Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne on the turning point in his career, which took off when he was playing for the second team at Genk in his native Belgium and scored five goals as a second-half sub. It came after Genk told the quiet De Bruyne's parents it wouldn't pay for a family to house him because the family from the previous season didn't want him back because he wouldn't interact with it. (The Players' Tribune)

  • Watch: Barcelona's Top 10 golazos vs. English clubs

    Ahead of Tuesday's clash with Man United, Barcelona TV compiled strikes by Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, David Villa, Andres Iniesta, et al. Read the whole story

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

    1. Atlanta United's Ezequiel Barco won MLS Player of the Week honors after scoring both goals in the defending champion's 2-0 win at New England, its first win of the 2019 season. It was the first multi-goal game for the 20-year-old Argentine whose 2018 move from Independiente for a reported $15 million set a record for a transfer fee paid by an MLS club.

    2. Former Clemson defender Sam Staab was the standout rookie in the first week of NWSL play, scoring the winner for the Washington Spirit in its 2-0 win over Sky Blue FC. Staab was one of three first-round picks in the 2019 College Draft to start for the Spirit along with Stanford products Jordan DiBiasi and Tegan McGrady. Tierna Davidson, another Stanford product and the No. 1 overall pick, started for Chicago in its 1-1 tie at North Carolina.

    3. Ricardo Pepi, 16, has scored all four goals for North Texas SC in the USL League
    One. The U.S. under-17 forward scored on a penalty kick in the 95th minute to give the first-year FC Dallas second team a 1-0 victory over Forward Madison FC. NTSC is the only unbeaten and untied team in the new 10-team league.