Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • Las Vegas aims to re-enter MLS expansion race

    Plans include a soccer stadium on the site of the Lights' current home and possible sale of the USL club to an unnamed buyer. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe

    "I don't think she's anywhere near the level to be on or train with a professional team. I don't think we're at a position in women's soccer to have the systems and structures set up to facilitate the growth of such a young player in the professional environment."

    -- U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe on 13-year-old Olivia Moultrie, who signed an endorsement deal with Nike and has foregone her college eligibility while moving to Portland to train with the NWSL's Thorns. Rapinoe said at Moultrie's age she wasn't able to keep up physically and would have fared terribly -- "I wouldn't have fared, period." (SI.com)

  • Watch: How Chelsea won the Europa League final

    Alex Iwobi's spectacular goal came too late for Arsenal as Chelsea already had a 3-0 lead en route to a 4-1 win. Read the whole story

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

    1. Michael Edwards started for Wolfsburg's A-Jugend in its 3-0 win over Hannover 96 for its third consecutive German U-19 Cup title. The 18-year-old defender moved from D.C. United’s academy in January. Fellow American Ulysses Llanez, who is in Poland with the U.S. under-20 national team, signed with Wolfsburg in April, too late to be eligible for official competition this season. Sebastian Soto and Chris Gloster, both starters with big roles for the U-20s in their 2-0 win over Nigeria, spent time with Hannover 96's U19s. Soto debuted for the first team at the end of the Bundesliga season while Gloster quickly graduated to the second team.

    2. The two-leg Gran Final in Liga MX's Torneo Clausura attracted the two most-watched soccer games of the year on any network, regardless of language. The Tigres-Leon series averaged 1.84 million and 1.97 million viewers across Univision and UDN for the two legs. The average of 1.9 million viewers is up 2 percent over the 2018 Clausura final between Santos and Toluca.

    3. U.S. Soccer's Development Academy championships will be played July 8-11 at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. They will serve as the finale of the season for boys at the U-16/17 and U-18/19 age groups and girls at the U-15 and U-16/17 age groups. The complex includes the 5,000-seat Championship Soccer Stadium and is shared by the USL's Orange County SC, NPSL's Orange County FC and DA's Strikers FC.