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
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
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
"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)
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
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.
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
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.
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