The MLS expansion team signed its first two players for its 2020 launch: 19-year-olds Matias Pellegrini and Julian Carranza. Read the whole story
Friday, July 26
NYCFC 3 Sporting KC 1. (Tinnerholm 41, Heber 54, Ring 77; Ilie 73. Att.: 20,178.)
LAFC 4 Atlanta United 3. (Diomande 33, Rossi 38, Vela pen. 42, Atuesta 45+2; Adams 2, J.Martinez 45+2, own goal 51. Att.: 22,511.)
"[The U.S. embassy] interviewed them, but they don't tell you anything. They only interview you and they tell you that your visa has been rejected and that's it, they don't explain much else. It's
happened with other national teams that [they say] yes to some and don't give the visa to others. In this particular case, they denied all of them the visa, it wasn't some yes and others no."
-- Guatemala federation president Gerardo Paiz, on 11 Guatemalans denied visas to travel to the United States for the Concacaf U-15 Boys Championship that begins Aug. 4 in Bradenton, Florida. Paiz said Guatemala still plans to send a team, filling out the roster with nine player to supplement the nine other players already granted visas. More than 235,000 Guatemalans -- more than from any other nation -- have been apprehended at the USA-Mexico border so far this year. Later on Friday, the White House announced that Guatemala, in a switch in its stance, agreed to sign the Safe Third Country Agreement, which deals with migrants seeking asylum. (ESPN)
A travelogue video of BVB's USA tour shows just how much the players enjoyed their trip, which included salmon tossing at Pike Place Market. Read the whole story
1. Jesse Marsch won his first Austrian Bundesliga game as head coach of Red Bull Salzburg, a 2-0 winner at Rapid Vienna before 24,000 fans
in the season opener. Marsch, who was an assistant coach at RB Leipzig last season, was hired by the Red Bull group to replace Marco Rose, who is now at Borussia Moenchengladbach. Salzburg has won six
straight league titles and eight in the last 10 years.
-- Awards: NPSL Best XI
2. U.S. U-20 stars Chris Gloster and Sebastian Soto were on the bench for Hannover 96's opening game of the 2019-20 German 2. Bundesliga season, a 2-1 loss at VfB Stuttgart. Both Hannover and Stuttgart were relegated last season from the Bundesliga.
3. Three Americans were included in Mexico's under-16 national team for its trip to Denmark for the Nordic Cup: Jonathan Gomez (FC Dallas academy) and Johnny Perez (LA Galaxy academy), who both played for the U.S. U-16s in 2018, and Adrian Gonzalez, Jonathan Gonzalez's younger brother.
Hydration is a key element in proper sports safety, and a good hydration strategy will also improve performance. Read the whole story