Soccer America Daily
Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • No obstacles can stop runaway MLS leader LAFC

    Of all the victories in LAFC's 14-2-4 start to the 2019 season, Friday's 3-1 win at Houston might be the most impressive. Read the whole story

  • Bruce says ...

    "I don't think there's been much of a connection to the people that helped build this United. There's a great distance - why, I don't know, but we haven't had really any kind of contact or association. I certainly do with [D.C. United coach] Ben [Olsen]. Ben is a fabulous person, feels like a son, actually. But the club itself, of course, they move in a different direction, which, of course, that's their privilege to do. I should see [former D.C. United stars] Marco Etcheverry and Jaime Moreno in the rafters somewhere there. This club had a great tradition; that tradition you should see every time you walk in the stadium. That's just my opinion. What the hell do I know? It's just what I think. You walk into stadiums in any sport around the world, they celebrate their past. They should be celebrated a little but more. What do I know? That's just my opinion. I'm not up with the millennials. They don't know who the hell anyone was anyway probably."

    -- New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena, after the Revs' 2-2 tie with D.C. United in his first game at Audi Field, saying the club he coached for MLS's first three seasons, winning six trophies, doesn't care about its history. (Revolutionsoccer.net)

  • Results: Major League Soccer (Week 19)

    Friday, July 12
    D.C. United 2 New England 2. (Jara 43, Amarikwa 86; Bunbury 4, Gil 32. Att.: 18,903.)
    Houston 1 LAFC 3. (Quioto 3; Diomande 45+2, 49, Rossi 88. Att.: 17,219.)
    LA Galaxy 1 San Jose 3. (Feltscher 2; Qazaishvili 61, Hoesen 64, Yueill 85. Att.: 22,508.)

  • Watch: Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    The USA's celebration World Cup-winning homecoming included this visit by co-captains Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe to Jimmy Kimmel's show. Read the whole story

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

    1. Haji Wright, who debuted for German club Schalke 04 last season, has signed a one-year contract with Dutch club VVV Venlo with an additional one-year option held by the club. One of the first players from the 2015 U.S. Under-17 World Cup team to move to Europe, Wright broke through in late 2018 and had one goal in seven appearances for Schalke. The 21-year-old forward spent the 2017-18 season on loan to second division Sandhausen, where he scored once in 15 games.

    2. Aron Johannsson has returned to Scandinavia with the Swedish club Hammarby after four injury-plagued seasons with German club Werder Bremen. Johannsson, who played for the USA at the 2014 World Cup, broke through with Danish club AGF Aarhus and then played at Dutch club AZ, scoring 50 goals for the two clubs over the four seasons, but only had five goals in 30 matches over four seasons in Germany.

    3. Sky Blue FC won its second NWSL game in a row since Denise Reddy she was fired as head coach, beating the Utah Royals, 1-0, on Jennifer Hoy's goal in the second minute into stoppage time. It had won once in 33 games under Reddy in 2018 and 2019. The game drew only 1,842 fans at Yurcak Field.