Soccer America Daily
Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Suddenly, New England has one of MLS's most dangerous and deepest attacks

    Nothing says more about the new Revs than Argentine forward Gustavo Bou, who scored a stunning goal in his debut. Read the whole story

  • Results: Major League Soccer (Week 20)

    Wednesday, July 17
    Atlanta United 5 Houston 0. (Nagbe pen. 27, Vazquez 29, J.Martinez 60, 79, Gressel 88. Att.: 42,557.)
    New England 4 Vancouver 0. (Bou 45+1, Fagundez 82, Gil 86, Penilla 90. Att.: 10,575.)
    Chicago 2 Columbus 2. (Mihailovic 28, Sapong 63; Zardes 47, R.Williams 90. Att.: 7,482.)
    Toronto FC 3 NY Red Bulls 1. (Altidore 6, Pozuelo pen. 26, Morgan 72; Barlow 63. Att.: 24,462.)

  • Watch: Jozy Altidore's excellent back-heel goal

    In Toronto FC's 3-1 win over the Red Bulls, Altidore steered a cross into the goal with a back heel from 10 yards out. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Cole Turner

    "I made my decision off what I've been working for my whole life. I have the utmost respect for the [service] academies and I would have loved to be there, but I decided to chase my dream [of] ever since I was a little kid."

    -- Cole Turner, an 18-year-old defensive midfielder in the Philadelphia Union academy who committed last year to enter the Naval Academy but changed course and signed an MLS Homegrown contract with the Union for 2020. In the meantime, he will play on a USL contract with its second team, Bethlehem Steel. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

  • MLS sets up academy goalkeeper coaching program with German federation

    The three-part immersive program that begins Saturday in Germany includes coaches from 18 of the 24 current MLS teams. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Dave Greeley

    "We should look at NWSL, and I'm pretty confident we will look at NWSL. That doesn't mean necessarily we'll do it, but we now have the basis on which to do that. When you have these foundational pieces in place - an ownership group, a stadium, a dynamic marketplace - those are the three things that really create success for a sports franchise."

    -- Dave Greeley, president of MLS expansion team Austin FC's new holding company, Two Oak Ventures, on its interest in launching an NWSL team. Austin ranked No. 1 for TV ratings during the Women's World Cup. (Austin American-Statesman)

  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds partner with health firms to develop 78-acre complex

    The health and sports complex in suburban Coraopolis will include an onsite medical facility. Read the whole story

  • Calendar: NPSL (Regionals)

    Thursday, July 18
    Midwest AFC Ann Arbor vs. Rochester Lancers (resumed in 69th minute -- 0-0)
    Friday, July 19
    Midwest Cleveland SC vs. AFC Ann Arbor//Rochester Lancers winner (semifinals)
    -- Detroit City FC vs. Minneapolis City SC (semifinals)
    Saturday, July 20
    West FC Arizona vs. ASC San Diego (final)
    Sunday, July 21
    Northeast New York Cosmos B vs. FC Baltimore Christos (final)
    South Miami FC vs. Tulsa Athletic (final)
    Midwest semifinal winner vs. semifinal winner (final)

  • NPSL playoff game will resume two days after it was halted

    The AFC Ann Arbor-Rochester Lancers match that appeared to be headed toward a coin toss or forfeit will resume in Erie, Pa. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: What's in the news ...

    1. Mix Diskerud has made the K-League all-stars' starting team that will face Juventus on July 26. Diskerud joined Ulsan Hyundai last summer on loan from Manchester City. Ulsan is second in the Korean top flight, one point behind Jeonbuk FC but with a game in hand.

    2. Cameron Carter-Vickers wasn't included in Tottenham's squad for its preseason trip to Shanghai and Singapore. Carter-Vickers, who has spent the last two seasons on loan to clubs in the EFL Championship, was one of three players left behind to continue rehabilitation work after suffering undisclosed injuries. He earned his eighth cap for the USA as a late sub in its 1-0 loss to Jamaica in June.

    -- Video: U.S. U-20 Sebastian Soto score in Hannover 96 friendly

    3. Bobby Wood scored twice for Hamburg in a 4-1 win over German fourth division club Rugenbergen. HSV fielded its reserves in the match that comes a week and a half before the 2. Bundesliga opener against Darmstadt. Wood is back at Hamburg after a disappointing season on loan at Hannover 96, where he finished with three goals in 20 games and was benched for the last two months of the Bundesliga season.

  • Bravo, Jill Ellis, the role model coach

    You have to pay close attention to realize just how an extraordinarily wonderful coach Jill Ellis is. And that's how it should be. Read the whole story