Soccer America Daily
Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • Seattle Sounders stun Portland Timbers after fans stage silent 'Iron Front' protest

    The match that decided the 2019 Cascadia Cup was followed intently by MLS watchers for what took place in the stands. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Zarek Valentin

    "I've been at this club for four years now and I know the ideals of the Army and the team very well and they align. I understand what they are going through and it's tough as a player because at times we get caught in the crossfire, but the front office and the TA align in their thoughts. That's the bottom line. I look forward to seeing a resolution as quickly as possible with the league."

    -- Portland Timbers defender Zarek Valentin, wearing a shirt with the Iron Front symbol, after Friday's Portland-Seattle game at Providence Park, where the Timbers Army led a silent protest against MLS's ban on political displays such as the Iron Front's three arrows pointing downward. (Oregonian)

  • Watch: Jordan Morris' two excellent assists

    Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz finished service by Jordan Morris for a 2-1 Seattle Sounders win over the Portland Timbers. Read the whole story

  • Saturday morning: What's in the news ...

    1. Catarina Macario, the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy winner, scored both goals to lead No. 2 Stanford to a 2-1 win over No. 6 Penn State before 5,238 fans, the second-largest crowd in Penn State history. The Brazilian-born Macario dribbled around three Nittany Lions defenders and then beat a fourth on the opening goal. Macario will be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship next year, but FIFA eligibility rules likely prevent her from applying to play for the USA until she turns 23 in October 2022, less than a year before the next Women's World Cup.

    2. Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is among four Austin residents who have joined the Austin FC ownership group led by majority partner Anthony Precourt, the MLS expansion team's chairman and CEO. The others are Dell CEO Marius Haas, technology entrepreneur Eddie Margain and energy entrepreneur Bryan Sheffield.

    3. Veteran U.S. defender Tim Ream was one of three players who signed new deals with English League Championship team Fulham. The Cottagers activated a clause in his contract to retain Ream through the 2020-21 season. Ream, 31, was Fulham's player of the year when it was promoted from the Championship in 2017-18. He started three straight games -- all wins -- since its relegation back to the Championship.

  • The devious problem of tactical fouling

    Stand in his way, pull his shirt, trip him -- nothing too physical, but enough to halt the attack. Read the whole story