Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • MLS expansion: St. Louis, Sacramento and Charlotte in front of pack

    Expansion remains the hot topic of conversation in Orlando, where the MLS board of governors met on Wednesday before the All-Star Game. Read the whole story

  • Bruce says ...

    "We're bringing in Barcelona this week for practice."

    -- New England Revolution coach Bruce Arena, joking when asked how the Revs will counter MLS leader LAFC  and the Barcelona-influenced play of its coach, his long-time friend Bob Bradley, when the Revs host LAFC on Saturday. (MLSSoccer.com)

  • Watch: Christian Pulisic score his first Chelsea goals

    The 20-year-old scored twice in Chelsea's 5-3 friendly win over RB Salzburg and was fouled for a penalty kick that Ross Barkley converted. Read the whole story

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

    1. Audi of America will make a commitment of up to $1 million to MLS academies in 2019 as part of a new program with MLS. As part of the Audi Goals Drive Progress, Audi will commit $5,000 for every goal scored in the MLS All-Star Game, $500 for every goal scored in the regular season, $2,000 for every goal during the MLS playoffs (sponsored by Audi) and $10,000 for every goal scored during MLS Cup for up to a $1 million.

    2. The Seattle Sounders reached an agreement with Bournemouth to extend the loan of Australian left back Brad Smith through the end of the 2019 MLS campaign. Smith, who has been playing on a one-year loan, ranks second on the Sounders with five assists in 19 appearances in 2019.

    3. Banc of California Stadium, home of MLS's LAFC, will host its first college soccer games on Aug. 29 when the UCLA and USC women's teams play Florida State and Florida, respectively, in the "Battle at the Banc." All four teams are former national champions: UCLA (2013), Florida State (2014, 2018), USC (2007, 2016) and Florida (1998). Three of the four teams should have 2019 Women's World Cup players.