Ahead of their final World Cup tune-up game on Sunday, there were promotional stops to make on Thursday and Friday. Read the whole story
"We haven't been paid. But we signed a contract."
-- Hue Menzies, the head coach of Jamaica's women's national team headed to the Women's World Cup for the first time, joking about being the first Caribbean women's team to have contracts with its federation. The Reggae Girlz held a fund-raiser and an auction in South Florida's Jamaican community to raise money for the chronically underfunded national team program. Players have a contract with the Jamaica Football Federation ($800-$1,200 a month, retroactive to January), and Menzies, the executive director of Central Florida Kraze/ Krush, will receive $40,000. (New York Times)
Friday, May 24
Orlando City 0 LA Galaxy 1. (Dos Santos 20. Att.: 24,712.)
Real Salt Lake 2 Atlanta United 1. (Saucedo 36, Savarino 90+4; J.Martinez 78. Att.: 17,214.)
LAFC 4 Montreal 2. (Ramirez 7, Vela 28, Blessing 31, Blackmon 55; own goal 70, Taider pen. 84. Att.: 22,444.)
The USA lost its Group D opener at the U-20 World Cup in Poland, 2-1, to Ukraine. Read the whole story
Brandon Servania's goal after a 14-pass sequence was capped by passes from Sergino Dest to Tim Weah to Servania. Read the whole story
Here's the schedule for your Memorial Day viewing. Read the whole story
Friday, May 24
Group C New Zealand 5 Honduras 0. (Own goal 8, Waine 17, 27, Singh 51, Conroy 90+2. Att.: 4,484.)
-- Uruguay 3 Norway 1. (Nunez 22, Ginella 29, B.Rodriguez 87; Borchgrevink 47. Att.: 4,626.)
Group D USA 1 Ukraine 2. (Servania 32; Buletsa 26, Popov 51. Att.: 4,310.)
-- Nigeria 4 Qatar 0. (Effiom 12, Offia 24, Dele-Bashiru 68, Salawudeen 74. Att.: 3,010.)
Darwin Nunez puts the perfect arch on his 20-yard half-volley to give Uruguay the opening lead in a 3-1 win over Norway. Read the whole story
1. FC Cincinnati hired Larry Sunderland away from the Portland Timbers to serve as its first director of player development. Sunderland has served as the
Timbers' youth technical director since December 2015. He previously worked for the Chicago Fire. At FC Cincinnati, Sunderland will oversee the launch of FC Cincinnati's academy and manage FCC's
relationship with the USL. He just returned from the Czech Republic, where he served as the head coach of the U.S. under-16 boys national team that won the 2019 UEFA Development Tournament.
2. New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso is finalizing the purchase of Italian Serie A club Fiorentina, the New York Times reported. The Italian-born Commisso is the founder and chairman of the cable provider Mediacom. His bid to buy AC Milan last year fell through. Commisso bought the Cosmos in 2017 when they played in the NASL. After the NASL's Division II sanctioning request for 2018 was turned down by U.S. Soccer, Commisso spearheaded an antitrust suit against U.S. Soccer. MLS was later added as a defendant in the case that is in the discovery phase in Federal court.
3. D.C. United midfielder Paul Arriola had a game added to his one-game suspension for his red card picked up in the 2-1 defeat to the Houston Dynamo last Saturday. After he stepped on Houston left back Adam Lundqvist, Arriola was initially given a yellow card but that was turned to red after Video Review.