Soccer America Daily
Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Big drop in crowds for 2019 International Champions Cup

    Attendance for the 11 ICC matches played in the USA averaged 29,883 fans, almost half the average of 57,072 in 2016. Read the whole story

  • Top 10: U.S. crowds (2019)

    1. Mexico-Costa Rica (Gold Cup, in Houston, TX) 70,788
    2. Atlanta United-FC Cincinnati (MLS) 70,382
    3. Atlanta United-Orlando City (MLS) 68,152
    4. Atlanta United-NY Red Bulls (MLS) 68,077
    5. Atlanta United-Chicago Fire (MLS) 67,502
    6. Mexico-Cuba (Gold Cup, in Pasadena, CA) 65,527
    7. Mexico-Haiti (Gold Cup, in Glendale, AZ) 64,128
    8. USA-Mexico (Gold Cup, in Chicago, IL) 62,439
    9. Bayern Munich-Real Madrid (ICC, in Houston, TX) 60,143
    10. Mexico-Martinique (Gold Cup, in Charlotte, NC) 59,283

  • Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Weekend)

    Belgium Ethan Horvath, Club Brugge, 90 minutes (3-1 at Waasland-Beveren)
    Germany Julian Green, Greuther Fuerth/D2, 90 minutes (0-2 vs. Erzgebirge Aue)
    Czech Republic Luis Gil, Viktoria Zizkov/D2, 86 minutes (2-1 vs. Banik Sokolov)
    Mexico Ventura Alvarado, Necaxa, 90 minutes (0-2 at UNAM)
    Sweden Aron Johannsson, Hammarby, sub-16 minutes (6-1 at AFC Eskilstuna)
    Notable: Emmanuel Sabbi (1 goal) and Christian Cappis, both 90 minutes, for Hobro (Denmark) in its 2-2 tie vs. Randers.

  • Watch: Excellent goals from Altidore, Bou, Morris, Vako and Valeri

    Gustavo Bou prepped his goal with a back-heel pass, Jordan Morris with a sombrero, and Vako zig-zagged. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Alex Morgan

    "It is regrettable that Solo has chosen to challenge the fortitude of the Morgan Case Plaintiffs to adequately represent the class. The Morgan Plaintiffs are all World Champions who have proven that they bow down to no one and are relentless advocates of equal pay. They would only propose a class settlement if they believed it achieved their equal pay objectives under the law and was in the best interests of the class, a determination that would then have to be approved (by the court)... for any settlement to go into effect. With all due respect, they do not require Solo's assistance to achieve these objectives. Solo's claim that members of the USWNT will not have the strength and fortitude to resist 'intimidation and fear tactics' and protect the interests of the putative class is regrettable and has no basis in fact."

    -- A legal motion by Alex Morgan, the name plaintiff in the U.S. women's national team players' suit against U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination in their pay, in response to a motion filed by former teammate Hope Solo, asking that she be allowed to join the mediation that the women's players and U.S. Soccer agreed to because, she argued, the players were "poised to, once again, accede to the USSF's intimidation and fear tactics, and 'surrender' on their demands for equal pay." (Morgan et al opposition to Solo's motion)

  • Results: National Women's Soccer League (Week 15)

    Sunday, July 28
    Reign FC
    0 Chicago 4. (Wright 4, DiBernardo 14, Nagasato 51, Kerr 81. Att.: 7,479.)
    Houston 1 Sky Blue FC 0. (Daly 22. Att.: 3,510.)

  • US Youth Soccer: Celtic FC is first Utah champion with 9-1 win in U-19 girls final

    Lehigh Valley United won the McGuire Cup to claim its first U-19 boys championship since 2013. Read the whole story

  • Champions: 2019 US Youth Soccer

    U-19 Lehigh Valley United, PA-E (boys), Celtic FC, UT (girls)
    U-18 Kalonji PPA, GA (boys), Premier Navy, MD (girls)
    U-17 Solar, TX-N (boys), Cleveland SC, OH-N (girls)
    U-16 LVSA, NV (boys), Lou Fusz, MO (girls)
    U-15 Real Jersey FC, NJ (boys), SC Waukesha, WI (girls)
    U-14 Libertyville FC, IL (boys), D'Feeters, TX-N (girls)
    U-13 Pipeline SC, MD (boys), Albion SC, CA-S (girls)

  • Reading United rallies from two goals down to move into USL League Two final

    Reading United came back to win at Tormenta FC 2, 3-2, and set up a date with the Flint City Bucks. Read the whole story

  • USL Championship: What's in the news ...

    1. Six Charleston Battery players were treated and discharged from a Kansas City hospital after the vehicle taking them to Children's Mercy Park on Saturday evening for the match against Swope Park Rangers was involved in an accident. The match was postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date.

    -- Results: USL Championship (Week 21)

    2. The Phoenix Rising set a USL Championship record when it won its 11th consecutive match with a 1-0 victory over the Tulsa Roughnecks. Winless since April 24, Tulsa kept the game close, even though it played the second half with 10 players following a red card to forward Fredlin Mompremier just before halftime. Jamaican sub Kevon Lambert broke the deadlock with his second goal of the year in the 69th minute.

    3. Nashville SC drew 13,047 fans for its 2-0 win over Indy Eleven. It was the smallest crowd yet to see the future MLS team play at 69,143-seat Nissan Stadium, the NFL Titans' stadium that will be its home before it moves into its new stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds in 2022. In 2018, Nashville SC's first season, it drew crowds of 18,922 and 18,228 for two games that both ended in scoreless draws. It plays its other games at First Tennessee Park, the downtown minor-league baseball stadium.