Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • FC Cincinnati unveils design for new West End stadium

    When it opens in 2021, the stadium will be MLS's largest soccer-specific stadium since the Galaxy's 27,000-seat stadium opened in 2003. Read the whole story

  • Insta du jour

    "This is the respect that people have for women’s soccer in Brazil. Goodnight to everyone who’s going to sleep quietly in their own beds before working the next day. This is the reality. Why is the United States so far ahead of us?”

    -- Emily Lima, coach of Brazilian women's team Santos and Brazil's former women's national team coach, in a video showing her players lounging in a hotel lobby in Brasilia early Tuesday morning ahead of Wednesday's Brazilian first division game against Iranduba in Manaus. An error with the hotel reservation made by the Brazilian federation's logistics company left them without rooms. The team had to stay in Brasilia because there was no direct flight from Sao Paulo to Manaus. On the way back home, the team has a 4 a.m. flight after the game to Brasilia connecting to Sao Paulo. (@emilylima_oficial)

  • Watch: A fun practice game from Chelsea

    Chelsea players, a polyglot group as you'll notice, enjoy the "bin challenge," which incorporates a variety of skills, at a preseason practice. Read the whole story

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

    1. Atlanta United defender Brek Shea is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee that will require surgery. Shea, who was acquired from Vancouver in the offseason, suffered the injury in Sunday's game at Seattle. He saw action in 19 matches with 10 starts at left back. George Bello, 17, opened the Concacaf Champions League campaign at left back but has been injured and hasn't played at MLS game. Captain Michael Parkhurst, who lost his starting job at center back, has filled in at left back.

    2. Argentine Lucas Melano had his contract with the Portland Timbers terminated by mutual agreement midway through his fifth season in MLS. Melano, 26, tallied the series-clinching goal against FC Dallas in the 2015 Western Conference championship and assisted on the winning goal in MLS Cup 2015. But he never had a big impact after that, finishing with five goals and nine assists in 59 appearances. He spent all of 2017 and the first half of 2018 on loan at Belgrano and Estudiantes in Argentina.

    3. Small Danish club Helsingor has signed 18-year-old defender Zico Bailey, a product of the LA Galaxy Academy. He played last fall at Cal State Fullerton and then signed for Kalmar in Sweden. Helsingor also has signed 19-year-old striker Jeremy Rafanello, a product of the Philadelphia Union academy program, and 22-year-old defender Aydan Bowers from San Francisco State, where he played for Helsingor sporting director Matt Barnes. Helsingor was relegated to the Danish third division shortly after an American group led by Jordan Gardner bought a majority stake in the club with the intention of giving opportunities for young Americans in Europe. Former U.S. U-18 national team coach Omid Namazi left Helsingor after three months, citing family matters.