Coach Raphael Wicky's 26-player roster includes FC Dallas central defender Nico Carrera, who earlier this month traveled with Mexico's U-17 squad to Japan. Read the whole story
"I think historically, some leagues have focused too much on the children factor of our games. By all means, we’re grateful for the low-hanging fruit, which is of course youth soccer.
They’re so important to us. But that’s not our only fan. We attract other demographics as well.”
-- Alyse LaHue, the interim general manager of Sky Blue FC and
former GM of the Chicago Red Stars, on the importance of new NWSL sponsor Budweiser coming on board as an adult brand backing women's soccer. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Portugal, which will face Spain on Saturday in the U-19 European Championship men's final, has outscored four foes, 12-1. Read the whole story
1. Matt Miazga will return to Reading on loan from Chelsea for a second season in English League Championship. It will be his fourth season on loan from the
Blues, who acquired him from the New York Red Bulls in January 2016. He spent two seasons on loan at Dutch club Vitesse and then played at France's Nantes, leaving this past winter to join Reading,
where he stabilized the Royals' defense and helped it stave off relegation. Miazga, 24, started for the USA in the 2019 Gold Cup final.
2. The U.S.
women's national team will play Portugal at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field (Aug. 29) and Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota (Sept. 3) as part of its five-game Victory Tour. It will
open Aug. 3 against Ireland at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The other two games will take place on Oct. 3 and 6.
3. The LA Galaxy's Efrain
Alvarez was one of five players added to the Homegrown Team roster for the 2019 MLS Homegrown Game against Chivas de Guadalajara's U-20 Team July 30. Also added: Clement Bayiha (Montreal),
George Campbell (Atlanta United), Andre Reynolds II (Chicago) and JT Marcinkowski (San Jose). Withdrawing from the roster are Daniel Kinumbe (Montreal), Donovan Pines (D.C. United) and Matt Freese