Soccer America Daily
Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • More changes for FC Cincinnati: Dutchman Gerard Nijkamp brought in as GM

    Nijkamp comes from PEC Zwolle, where he served as technical director since 2012. Jeff Berding retains the title of club president. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Francesc Romero

    "The atmosphere was very festive. Nobody went too far. There was cava, laughter and joy, but [the stripper] made her spectacle calmly and when she finished, she dressed and left. Everything is normal."

    -- Francesc Romero, the secretary for Spanish club Esportiu Llanca, trying to downplay what transpired when he decided to celebrate its promotion to the Catalonian second division (the sixth tier of Spanish soccer) by bringing a stripper in the locker room unbeknownst to the players -- and their mothers who joined them for the post-game party. (Diari de Girona in Catalan)

  • Watch: Norwegian Erling Haland score nine goals at U-20 World Cup

    The 18-year-old Red Bull Salzburg striker struck nine times in the 12-0 win over Honduras, breaking the U-20 World Cup single-game scoring record. Read the whole story

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

    1. The New England Revolution has added Richie Williams as an assistant coach. Williams, who most recently served as the head coach of D.C. United's new USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United, will be re-united with sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena whom he played for at the University of Virginia, D.C. United and on the U.S. national team and was an assistant under at the New York Red Bulls and on the national team in 2017. Williams had been the U.S. U-17 national team head coach for two cycles (2013 and 2015). To replace Williams, D.C. United hired former academy director Ryan Martin as the Loudoun United head coach.

    -- Calendar: U.S. Open Cup (Fourth Round)

    2. Orlando City hired Marcelo Neveleff as its new academy director. He comes from the New England Revolution, where he served as a first-team assistant coach since 2017. The Argentine knows the Florida youth scene well, having served as the technical director of Weston FC for six years (2009-15). The Orlando City academy will make the Orlando City Training Complex at Osceola Heritage Park its new training center for the 2019-20 season. The first team will move to the Osceola Heritage site in 2020.

    3. Ben Zemanski, who retired after nine seasons in MLS and the USL, has joined the University of Portland as an assistant coach under Nick Carlin-Voigt. Zemanski played for Chivas USA (2010-12) and the Portland Timbers (2013-17) in MLS before joining the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 2018.