The USA hosts New Zealand on Thursday in a match at Busch Stadium in St. Louis that could draw a crowd approaching 40,000. Read the whole story
"It is not something that is universally accepted that if you tell the players: 'I can pay you x more in salary or I can have all teams travel charter' that they would take the charter over the
increased salary. It's a balance and it's a negotiation."
-- MLS commissioner Don Garber, speaking at the Montreal Canadian Club, on league owners' willingness to charter more
flights and negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with players on where they want increased spending to be made. (Pro Soccer USA)
Strikes by Gio Reyna and Bryang Kayo highlighted the USA's 4-0 win over Canada. Mexico's winner vs. Haiti came from Californian Efrain Alvarez. Read the whole story
1. Former USC assistant women's coach Laura Janke pleaded guilty in biggest college admissions scheme ever prosecuted and faces a sentence of 27-33 months in
jail. She agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and pay a nearly $135,000 forfeiture judgment. Janke, 36, is accused of helping make bogus athletic profiles to get applicants admitted to universities
as recruits for sports they didn't play or play at the levels described in the profiles. Janke is the fourth coach to plead guilty in "Operation Varsity Blues." Former USC women's coach Ali
Khosroshahin and former UCLA men's coach Jorge Salcedo pleaded not guilty.
2. The USA moved into the knockout stage at the Concacaf Beach
Soccer Championship with a 11-2 win over Antigua & Barbuda in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Tanner Akol led the USA with five goals. Alessandro Canale and Nick Perera scored two goals apiece.
The USA will close out group play on Thursday against Bahamas.
3. LAFC named Porsche as its official premium luxury automobile partner and
granted the German carmaker naming rights of the directors box at Banc of California Stadium. LAFC's ability to sell and leverage its luxury boxes is considered one of the ways it has separated
itself from most of its MLS rivals with their soccer-specific stadiums.