Soccer America Daily
Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • UEFA Champions League: Draw puts three Americans in same group

    Chelsea (Christian Pulisic) was drawn with Ajax (Sergino Dest) and Lille (Tim Weah) as well as Valencia in Group H. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Patrick Vieira

    "The referee was right to stop the match. These things are unacceptable. The message was clear, and the referee didn't have a choice. He could have maybe given us a bit more time to go and see the supporters and to ask them to remove the banner. But he explained things to me that I fully understand. I hope that this won't happen again, in Nice or in any stadium."

    -- Nice head coach Patrick Vieira after referee Clement Turpin stopped the Nice-Marseille derby in the first half for around 10 minutes and players left the field over homophobic banners displayed by Nice fans, who ignored requests to take them down. The French government has been working to crack down on anti-gay chants and displays at Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches. (Reuters)

  • Watch: USWNT players discuss pets

    Crystal Dunn, Tobin Heath and Co., reveal who FaceTimes with their pooches, which hound needs a diet, and who uses the nanny cam. Read the whole story

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

    1. Heather O'Reilly has joined the University of North Carolina, her alma mater, as a volunteer assistant coach for women's soccer. O'Reilly led the Tar Heels to two NCAA championships and three ACC championships before going on to have an international career for the USA that included one Women's World Cup championship and three Olympic gold medals. O'Reilly, who served as a studio analyst on Fox Sports' coverage of the 2019 Women's World Cup, is playing her last season with the North Carolina Courage, the reigning NWSL champion.

    2. Hannover 96 is working on transferring U.S. U-20 Sebastian Soto before the end of the summer transfer window. The club announced on Thursday that it was in "advanced talks with a foreign club regarding a transfer." Soto joined Hannover's U-19s last season from the Real Salt Lake academy as a free agent and debuted for the first team in April in the Bundesliga. He has yet to play for Hannover 96 since it was relegated to the 2. Bundesliga. He scored four goals for the USA at the 2019 Under-20 World Cup.

    3. The Philadelphia Union exercised its 2020 option on forward Kacper Przybylko, making his contract guaranteed for next season. In his first season, Przybylko leads the Union with 12 goals in 21 appearances (20 starts) and he ranks sixth in MLS in goals. His goals-per-game ratio of 0.57 is the highest single-season total in Union history. The Union also retains a 2021 team option on the striker.