Soccer America Daily
Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Pia Sundhage takes on greatest challenge of her career

    Sundhage, who led the USA to gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, was named Brazil's new head coach. Read the whole story

  • NISA will launch with abbreviated schedule

    The eight clubs will compete in what the league is calling the NISA Showcase. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Julian Araujo

    "I wouldn't give up on any of the teams because I grew up in a Mexican household. I watched Mexico throughout my life. I always watched the U.S. throughout my life and I have dual citizenship so I can play for both."

    -- Mexican-American defender Julian Araujo, who has been starting for the LA Galaxy at right back and in midfield, on keeping his options open about playing for the USA or Mexico. Araujo, 17, played for the USA in the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship and for the U.S. U-23s in two friendly games but didn't play at the 2019 Under-20 World Cup. (Scuffed Podcast)

  • U.S. U-15 boys roster: Steve Klein to coach USA at Concacaf Championship

    The USA's 18-player roster for the 2019 Concacaf U-15 Championship includes MLS's second youngest signing in history, goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina. Read the whole story

  • Youth Movement: 2018-19 DA all-conference picks in pros

    Jacob Akanyirige (San Jose Earthquakes --> San Jose Earthquake/MLS)
    Mauricio Cuevas (LA Galaxy --> LA Galaxy II/USL)
    Elio Firmino (New England Revolution --> New England Revolution/MLS)
    Justin Haak (New York City FC --> New York City FC/MLS)
    Matt Hoppe (Barca Academy --> Schalke 04/GER)
    Jordan Pena (Real Salt Lake --> Real Monarchs/USL)
    Ray Serrano (Seattle Sounders --> Tacoma Defiance/USL)
    Jonathan Tomkinson (Solar SC --> Norwich City/ENG)
    Nikiphoros Vlastos (Saint Louis FC --> Saint Louis FC/USL)

  • Watch: Teen star Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez shine in USL Championship

    The U.S. U-17 striker scored twice and assisted in the Tacoma Defiance's 4-1 win over the Las Vegas Lights after coming on at halftime. Read the whole story

  • Zlatan says ...

    "I have to feel free in my game. I have to feel I'm doing what I'm able to do. You have people sending pictures, and that's not cool. The last hit was unlucky, that is nothing I do that I try to do what happens. But then you have the goalkeeper in New York City sending a picture of a scratch on his neck. What level is this? This is ridiculous."

    -- LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after MLS's Disciplinary Committee declined to sanction him for a foul on Mohamad El-Munir that resulted in the LAFC defender needing surgery for a skull fracture, on feeling like the "hunted." He was suspended for two games earlier in the season for an incident with NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who sent a photo of scratches on his neck to MLS. (MLSSoccer.com)

  • Watch: A cat join Tigres in win over Real Salt Lake

    A fast feline made an over-lapping run late in Tigres' 1-0 Leagues Cup win while Andre-Pierre Gignac beat Aaron Herrera on the flank. Read the whole story

  • Calendar: Major League Soccer (Week 21)

    Friday, July 26
    NYCFC vs. Sporting KC 7:30 pm.
    LAFC vs. Atlanta United 10 pm.
    Saturday, July 27
    New England vs. Orlando City 7 pm.
    NY Red Bulls vs. Columbus 7:30 pm.
    Chicago vs. D.C. United 8 pm.
    FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake 8 pm.
    Houston vs. Seattle  8 pm.
    Minnesota United vs. Vancouver  8 pm.
    Montreal vs. Philadelphia  8 pm.
    Toronto FC vs. FC Cincinnati 8 pm.
    San Jose vs. Colorado 10 pm.
    Portland vs. LA Galaxy 10:30 pm.

  • Geoff Cameron returns to QPR on permanent transfer

    Cameron moved on a free transfer from Stoke City, where he had spent six seasons before its relegation from the Premier League in 2018. Read the whole story

  • The childhood soccer of Crystal Dunn -- an environment that no longer exists

    Crystal Dunn is a New York kid. She developed in an environment that no longer exists. Read the whole story