Soccer America Daily
Monday, August 12, 2019
  • U.S. Soccer confirms Kate Markgraf as USWNT GM, names Earnie Stewart sporting director

    U.S. Soccer has created a new position of sporting director, promoting Stewart to oversee the men's and women's programs and youth national teams. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Carlos Cordeiro

    "Dan Flynn is our chief executive. The search committee is working on finding that replacement."

    -- U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro, not wanting to comment on candidates for Flynn's replacement as U.S. Soccer secretary general and chief executive officer. He said an announcement would be made in the weeks ahead. On Monday, Cordeiro announced a restructuring of the federation's sports performance department that encompasses the national team program and a streamlining of the reporting to the CEO.

  • Watch: Five excellent long-range MLS strikes

    All Goal of the Week candidates, courtesy of Mauro Manotas, Hassani Dotson, Theo Bair, Santiago Mosquera and Pedro Santos, come from long distance. Read the whole story

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

    1. Former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo will be co-hosting a new show on BeIN Sports, "Weekend Winners" alongside Jeremy St. Louis. The weekly show will premiere next Monday at 7 p.m. ET and wrap up all the weekend action. She will also appear on various BeIN Sport shows spotlighting the launch of the new La Liga season, which kicks off on Friday. Solo had served as an analyst for the BBC during the Women's World Cup.

    2. Orange County SC signed 14-year-old Francis Jacobs, making him the youngest male player to sign a pro contract in U.S. soccer history. Jacobs spent last season playing for the Irvine Strikers' U-15 team in the Development Academy. OCSC's previous youngest signing was goalkeeper Aaron Cervantes, who signed two years ago at the age of 15. He has become a regular in goal for OCSC this season, making eight appearances in the USL Championship.

    3. The Montreal Impact's loan deal with Panamanian midfielder Omar Browne ended after four months when he returned to CA Independiente de La Chorrera. In 10 games, he scored two goals and added two assists. He arrived in mid-April after helping CAI beat Toronto FC in the first round of the 2019 Concacaf Champions League. But the last of his five starts was on June 5.