Soccer America Daily
Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • USA-Trinidad & Tobago: Revenge for Couva? 'Step by step' for Americans

    The narrative is that Saturday's Gold Cup game is a chance for revenge for the greatest loss in the history of American soccer. Read the whole story

  • Gold Cup: Results/TV Schedule

    Mexico was again taken to overtime, defeating Haiti, 1-0, on Raul Jimenez's penalty kick before a record State Farm Stadium soccer crowd of 64,128. Read the whole story

  • Watch: Every goal by the Women's World Cup's top trio

    The USA's Alex Morgan (5 goals), Australia's Sam Kerr (4) and Brazil's Cristiane (4) lead Golden Boot race after three games. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Pierluigi Collina

    "First of all, I would remind everyone that, for a long time, goalkeepers had to keep both feet on the goal line until a penalty kick was taken. This made it very difficult for a goalkeeper to save a penalty and also for the referees to enforce what the law dictates. Having understood that, we discussed this matter with players and coaches and eventually decided to help goalkeepers by allowing them to have only one foot on the goal line instead of two. Since that change, their job is definitely easier than before, and it is also easier for them to respect the current law than the previous version. Then, if a law exists, referees must enforce it -- particularly when tools like VAR or GLT are available. For factual decisions, the number of centimeters doesn't matter. If a ball is over the goal line by few centimeters, a goal must be still awarded. And if a foul is committed within the penalty area by few centimeters, a penalty kick must be given. It is the same for offside as there is not a 'small' or a 'big' offside -- there is simply an offside."

    -- Pierluigi Collina, chairman of FIFA's refereeing committee, on the criticism of the use of VAR at the Women's World Cup, specifically on the enforcement of the rule requiring the retaking of a missed penalty kick if the goalkeeper's foot is not on the goal line. (FIFA.com)

  • Women's World Cup: Results/TV Schedule

    The USA will face the Netherlands in the final on Sunday. England and Sweden will play for third place in Nice on Saturday. Read the whole story

  • Calendar: Major League Soccer (Week 16)

    Saturday, June 22
    FC Cincinnati vs. LA Galaxy 7:30 pm.
    FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC 8 pm.
    Chicago vs. Real Salt Lake 8 pm.
    Vancouver vs. Colorado 10 pm.
    Portland vs. Houston 11 pm.
    Sunday, June 23
    Columbus vs. Sporting KC 5:30 pm.
    Note: All times ET.

  • Pepi quickly climbs FC Dallas ladder

    Ricardo Pepi, considered one of the USA's top young prospects, signed a Homegrown MLS contract six months after signing a USL pro contract. Read the whole story

  • Youth Movement: U.S. U-17s in MLS

    GP/G PLAYER (TEAM)
    17/4 Gianluca Busio (Sporting KC)
    1/0 Gilbert Fuentes (San Jose Earthquakes)
    1/0 Daniel Leyva (Seattle Sounders)
    1/0 Griffin Yow (D.C. United)
    0/0 Tyler Freeman (Sporting KC)
    0/0 Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (Seattle Sounders)
    0/0 Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas)
    0/0 Joseph Scally (NYCFC)
    Note: 2019 U.S. U-17 World Cup qualifying roster.

  • Copa America: Results/TV Schedule

    Peru ended two-time defending champion Chile's reign with a 3-0 win to set up a rematch with host Brazil in the final. Read the whole story

  • Saturday morning: What's in the news ...

    1. The USA’s 2-0 victory over Sweden in their final group game at the Women’s World Cup drew 3.88 million total viewers across broadcast and streaming for Fox. The average minute audience at 142,386 made USA-Sweden the most-streamed Women’s World Cup event ever on U.S. television. Total audience delivery -- television plus streaming viewers -- for the USA's three group matches on Fox was down 6.5 percent compared to the television audience for three U.S. group matches on Fox and FS1 in 2015 when the kickoff times were more favorable.

    2. Telemundo Deportes averaged a total audience delivery average of 194,000 viewers for the Women's World Cup group stage – a 50 percent increase from the 2015 group stage average of 129,000 (excluding 2015 matches involving Mexico, which didn’t qualify for this year’s finals.). The biggest draw was 833,000 viewers for USA-Chile on Telemundo.

    3. NBCSN will televise Monday's USA-Spain and Canada-Sweden games in Spanish. The matches will be simulcast from Telemundo Deportes. The USA-Spain game will air on Telemundo -- Andres Cantor will call the match with former Mexican international Manuel Sol and Florida State star Deyna Castellanos -- while Canada-Sweden will be on Universo.