Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Christian Pulisic impresses in first Chelsea start

    Chelsea fell to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup but not before Pulisic set up the game's first goal with a superb pass. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Darren Eales

    "He used the word 'ridiculous' which got the headlines, and that was a poor, very poor misguided use of the word. With English being his second, actually his third language sometimes his words get misinterpreted but nevertheless those were unwise words to use and Frank will have to explain his comments but I don’t believe the headline actually represented his true position on the topic."

    -- Atlanta United president Darren Eales after head coach Frank de Boer told The Guardian that plans for equal pay in soccer were "ridiculous" when there is a big disparity in viewing audiences and women should be paid based on revenues generated. In remarks to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday, de Boer clarified his remarks and apologized "for any distraction this has become for our team and organization." (Dukes & Bell, 92.9 The Game)

  • Watch: Bayern Munich's wide array of team-building activities

    Bayern Munich's preseason team-building included contests in cow-milking, beer-mug pushing, hammering, sawing, rubber-boot tossing and, last but not least, singing. Read the whole story

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

    1. Minnesota United forward Mason Toye had an additional game added to his suspension for the red card he received for spitting at FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon in stoppage time of Saturday's MLS match in Frisco. Toye has been sensational in his second season with four goals and three assists in nine MLS games and the winning goals in the Loons' U.S. Open Cup wins against defending champion Houston and Portland.

    2. The NWSL has added a one-game suspension to Marta's automatic one-game suspension she received for her red card in Orlando City's 1-0 loss to the Houston Dash. The Brazilian star, already on a yellow card, received a straight red card after a scuffle in the penalty area late in the game.

    3. U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis is among seven new members of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame. Ellis is the winningest coach in UCLA women's soccer history with a 229-45-14 record over 12 years and led UCLA to eight College Cup appearances, including seven in a row (2003-09). The induction ceremonies will take place on Nov. 1.