Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Ajax knows how to push boundaries

    After Real Madrid, the Dutch club rallied to beat Juventus on the road and advanced to the UEFA Champions League. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Ricardo Pepi

    "My goal is to keep on scoring, have at least 25 goals, and I want to play for the national team at the U-17s. As I get more experience I want to keep on learning, improving on little things, making my strong things a little better. Just grind every day."

    -- Ricardo Pepi, the 16-year-old forward who has scored four goals in his first two USL League One games for North Texas SC. He has played for the USA and Mexico at the youth level but is expected to play for the USA, which he said gave him "better opportunities," in Concacaf Under-17 World Cup qualifying. (El Paso Times)

  • Watch: Golazos by Lionel Messi and Coutinho, and de Gea's howler

    Barcelona beat Man United, 3-0, with two Messi goals, one of which was helped by a David de Gea blunder, and one from Coutinho. Read the whole story

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

    1. Leonard Griffin has been hired as the men's head coach at the University of San Francisco, replacing Eddie Soto, who resigned after five seasons to take the job as men's coach at Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills. Griffin, a former All-American defender at UCLA, spent three seasons as the assistant coach at Portland. He will become only the sixth head coach in the history of the program founded in 1947.

    2. The U.S. Club Soccer board of directors will again include Shannon Cirovski and Shannon MacMillan, both former U.S. Women's World Cup champions and Hall of Famers. Cirovski is the Bethesda SC director of coaching while MacMillan is the executive director of DMCV Sharks. K.C. Crabb, Eddie Henderson and Mike Sweeney joined Cirovski in being re-elected as regional board directors. Besides MacMillan, Jamaican women's national team coach Hue Menzies, Simon Davey and Colette Montgomery were appointed as at-large directors. The board is currently comprised of 14 members.

    3. The Gulf Coast Premier League has directly affiliated with the USASA as a multi-state league. It was formed as the Louisiana Soccer League in 2015-16 but has since expanded into Alabama, Florida, Texas and Mississippi and will move into the Midwest with the Great Plains Premier League in 2020.