Soccer America Daily
Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • USA-France: One team feels the pressure, the other lives there

    If the USA was feeling any pressure, captain Megan Rapinoe didn't show it a remarkable pre-game press conference in Paris. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe

    "I think I was already popular in France before this, right? Come on! I played here. They try not to like me, but I think they do."

    -- Megan Rapinoe, who spent parts of two largely unforgettable seasons in France for Lyon, told by a French journalist that she's become more popular since she spoke out against President Donald Trump. (Miami Herald)

  • 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

  • Watch: A failed anti-referee sit-down protest

    In Argentina, San Jorge de Tucaman lost its promotion playoff to Alvarado de Mar del Plata because its players stopped playing. Read the whole story

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

    1. Jacobo Reyes, who played for the USA at the 2017 U.S. Under-17 World Cup, announced that he was leaving Mexican powerhouse Monterrey, where he dressed for the first team for the first time in the 2018-19 season, to play at the University of Portland. The Texas-born Reyes entered the Rayados' youth program when he was 14. Three other players from the 2017 World Cup team are rising sophomores in college: Tyler Shaver (Stanford), Alex Budnik (Dartmouth) and Justin Garces (UCLA).

    2. New Mexico men's coach Jeremy Fishbein confirmed that the battle to reinstate the Lobos' men's program plus three other varsity sports is over. As of July 1, the men and women's ski teams, women's beach volleyball and men's soccer will cease to exist. An effort to get the New Mexico legislature to fund the programs failed.

    3. Debbie Hensley was named the interim head coach at LSU, where she spent 12 years (2005-16) on its staff. Head coach Brian Lee left for Rice University in May after 14 years in Baton Rouge. All-American defender Lucy Parker transferred from LSU to UCLA and will be eligible to play for the Bruins as a junior in the 2019 season.