Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Five U.S. U-20 World Cup stars get shots on first teams in Europe

    Tab Ramos' 2019 team was the youngest he has ever had so many players are still in the early stages of their pro careers. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Benedikt Scholz

    "Christian was not only a great player on the pitch, but had a story that fit 100% with Borussia Dortmund - he came here at 16 and worked hard for his success and did it all on his own. But we have always said that we will never make ourselves dependent on single player, and we have to be ready for a time after - we believe we have a big chance in America of sharing our story that while sometimes we may win, sometimes we may lose, but we will never give up."

    -- Benedikt Scholz, Borussia Dortmund's head of international and new business, on life for Dortmund in the U.S. market after Christian Pulisic's departure to Chelsea. Dortmund opens a two-game U.S. tour on Wednesday at the Seattle Sounders. (Front Office Sports)

  • Real Salt Lake loses top scorer Sam Johnson for 6-8 weeks

    The first-year Liberian striker, who developed into RSL's go-to striker after a rocky start, is out with a quad injury. Read the whole story

  • Calendar: Major League Soccer (Week 20)

    Wednesday, July 17
    Atlanta United vs. Houston 7 pm.
    New England vs. Vancouver 7 pm.
    Chicago vs. Columbus 8 pm.
    Toronto FC vs. NY Red Bulls 8 pm.
    Thursday, July 18
    FC Cincinnati vs. D.C. United 8 pm.
    Portland vs. Orlando City 10 pm.
    Friday, July 19
    LA Galaxy vs. LAFC 10 pm.
    Saturday, July 20
    Columbus vs. Montreal 7:30 pm.
    Philadelphia vs. Chicago 7:30 pm.
    Toronto FC vs. Houston 7:30 pm.
    Sporting KC vs. FC Dallas 8:30 pm.
    Colorado  vs. NYCFC 9 pm.
    Real Salt Lake vs. Minn. United 10 pm.
    Vancouver vs. San Jose 10 pm.
    Sunday, July 21
    Atlanta United vs. D.C. United 4 pm.
    FC Cincinnati vs. New England 6 pm.
    Orlando City vs. NY Red Bulls 7:30 pm.
    Seattle vs. Portland 9:30 pm.
    Note: All times ET.

  • Watch: Former MLS youngster Alphonso Davies' impressive Bayern Munich interview

    After only six months in Munich, 18-year-old Canadian Alphonso Davies does an interview in fluent German charmingly.. It includes some highlights (and English subtitles). Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Maryam Shojaei

    "Forty million Iranian women are fans, and they've been banned for four decades. If the football team is banned for one World Cup, I think that's worth it. I'm sure at the end - in 10 years, 20 years - people will appreciate it."

    -- Maryam Shojaei, whose brother Masoud Soleimani Shojaei is the Iran national team captain and a three-time World Cup participant, on campaigning for FIFA to ban Iran from the 2022 World Cup unless Iran changes a law that prohibits women from attending men's soccer matches. FIFA president Gianni Infantino asked Mehdi Taj, the president of Iran's soccer federation, to provide an answer no later than Monday about what "concrete steps" the federation would take to ensure that Iranian women could attend World Cup qualifying games, which start in September. No answer was forthcoming. (New York Times)

  • Draw: World Cup 2022 qualifying (Asia)

    Group A: China PR, Syria, Philippines, Maldives, Guam
    Group B: Australia, Jordan, Chinese Taipei, Kuwait, Nepal
    Group C: Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Cambodia
    Group D: Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Palestine, Yemen, Singapore
    Group E: Bangladesh, Oman, India, Afghanistan, Qatar
    Group F: Japan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Myanmar, Mongolia
    Group G: UAE, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia
    Group H: South Korea, Lebanon, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Sri Lanka
    Note: Group winners and four best runners-up advance to third round. (It also serves qualifying for the 2023 Asian Cup.)