Soccer America Daily
Monday, April 29, 2019
  • SA's MLS Power Rankings: Los Angeles teams claim top spots

    The MLS scoring pace slowed down considerably in Week 9. Chicago and Columbus played twice and suffered shutout losses in both games. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Mark Parsons

    "With Olivia, I've seen sessions where she's middle of the pack. I've seen her where she's near the bottom, but there are a couple sessions where she's in the top five with decision-making, solving pressure, movement and creating space. But training is one thing. She's got to face that in games as well."

    -- Portland Thorns head coach Mark Parsons on Olivia Moultrie, the 13-year-old player who turned pro, signing a multi-year contract with Nike worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and moved from her home in Southern California to Portland, where she has been training with the Thorns. She played for the Thorns in preseason but is not expected to sign an NWSL contract with them any time soon. (Yahoo Sports)

  • Watch: LA Galaxy II's Diedie Traore score a super solo goal

    Among USL Championship Goals of the Week: This one from the 20-year-old Frenchman, who started his first MLS game four days later. Read the whole story

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

    1. MLS extended its content agreement with Twitter for two more years. It provides fans with live matches, highlights and features. MLS matches airing on Univision Sports' networks are available in English on Twitter. The partnership, originally announced in March 2018, will now go through the end of the 2022 season.

    2. The new Canadian Premier League drew crowds of 17,611 in Hamilton and 5,100 in Victoria for its opening games. The seven-team CPL is Canada's first pro league since the Canadian Soccer League folded in 1992. The first goal was scored by Toronto FC loan player Ryan Telfer for York 9 FC in its 1-1 tie with Hamilton-based Forge FC.
    3. New Zealand named two NWSL players to its squad for the Women's World Cup: Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) and Katie Bowen (Utah Royals). Tom Sermanni, who was named head coach last October, also picked University of California sophomore Daisy Cleverley. American-born and -raised captain Ali Riley is among 10 players on the Football Ferns have played for U.S. colleges. They face the USA in a World Cup warm-up on May 18 in St. Louis.