Soccer America Daily
Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Boys Development Academy Awards (2018-19)

    MLS pros Elio Firmino, Justin Haak and Jacob Akanyirige and recent Schalke 04 signing are Matt Hoppe are among the conference Best-XI picks. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Petronella Ekroth

    "We were forbidden to talk about the case. We stayed silent and we couldn't mention it. The only thing to do was keep a low profile and work towards the club's values. I kept myself closeted because I felt that my opinions didn't count. It felt a bit like I was in prison. I really couldn't do everything I wanted. You can show one side of the coin, but there is much more that remains hidden, things that unfortunately can't be talked about, shown and so on."

    -- Swedish defender Petronella Ekroth on her one season at Italian women's champion Juventus, where she said players weren't allowed to speak about rape allegations against men's star Cristiano Ronaldo. On Monday, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson announced that charges won't be filed against Ronaldo after he reviewed a new police investigation and determined that Kathryn Mayorga's claim that Ronaldo raped her at his Las Vegas casino penthouse in 2009 can't be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. (Expressen in Swedish)

  • Girls Development Academy Awards (2018-19)

    The U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy has announced its conference Best-XIs, and players and coaches of the year for the recently completed 2018-19 season. Read the whole story

  • Watch: A good week for MLS golazos

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is no shoo-in for Goal of the Week. Also strong candidates: Jozy Altidore, Gustavo Bou, Marco Fabian and Mauro Manotas. Read the whole story

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

    1. LAFC defender Mohamed El-Munir will need surgery to repair a fracture in his skull after being hit by a elbow from Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the players went up for a ball late in LAFC's 3-2 loss to the LA Galaxy on Friday.

    2. Luis Gil scored what proved to be the decisive goal in Viktoria Zizkov's 2-1 win at FK Pardubice in his Czech second division debut. Gil, who has two caps for the USA, moved to the Czech Republic after eight seasons in MLS and two in Liga MX.

    -- Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Weekend)

    3. Christian Cappis, 19, came off the bench in the 89th minute and assisted on Anel Ahmedhodzic's tying goal in Hobro's 1-1 tie at Esbjerg for its second draw in two games in the Danish SuperLiga. Emmannuel Sabbi, one of three Hobro players up for sale, started.