Soccer America Daily
Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • U.S. youth clubs are hopeful that they'll receive Women's World Cup Benefits

    After the deadline, several clubs submitted the application for FIFA's Club Benefits Program. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Enrique Bonilla

    "We're not in an emergency situation, but if we don't resolve it, we will have problems and we don't want that. That's why Liga MX and FMF will work in a proactive way."

    -- Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla on concrete steps the Mexican federation and league will take to eradicate the "puto" goalkeeper chant from league and national team matches in Mexico. Similar to FIFA's new disciplinary code designed to target racism and homophobia in crowds, the three-step procedure allows referees to suspend a match, then take players off the field and finally order the match to be played behind closed doors if the chants don't stop. (The18.com)

  • Watch: Soccer rising in Las Vegas

    A mini-doc on the Eric Wynalda-coached team reports on soccer's innovative Sin City approach, Vegas history, sports gambling's new era, and llama-kissing. Read the whole story

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

    1. LAFC forward Adama Diomande has voluntarily entered into MLS’s Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program and will be assessed by program doctors. He will be unavailable for both competition and team activities until that assessment is complete and he is cleared by program officials. The Los Angeles Times reported that Diomande, who has eight goals and seven assists in 25 appearances in 2019, entered the program to deal with "personal issues" and he has no health problems.

    2. The USA will host Canada in Orlando in its second Concacaf Nations League home match on Nov. 15. The game will come just four days before the USA closes out group play against Cuba in a match moved to the Cayman Islands. The USA opens the competition against Cuba in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11 and then faces Canada on Oct. 15 in Toronto.

    3. Inter Miami signed its first American, 19-year-old George Acosta. The Miami-born attacking midfielder played for the USA at the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.  In 2018, he spent time in Boca Juniors' youth system. He recently joined the USL Championship's Austin Bold, where he will remain until the MLS expansion team’s first pre-season starts this winter.

  • Abby Wambach, a career in 11 acts

    The highest national team scorer in the history will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday. Read the whole story