Soccer America Daily
Sunday, September 29, 2019
  • MLS: What's at stake on Sunday

    First place in the Eastern Conference and the four remaining playoff berths could be decided. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Christian Pulisic

    "I knew it was going to be tough coming here. It is never going to be easy. I've got to grind out. I want to be back and be a part of the team and help the team win games. I want to play as many minutes as I can, that is really my goal, I want to be on the field."

    -- Christian Pulisic after not getting off the Chelsea bench for the third straight Premier League game. He admitted that it was very frustrating and he had not gotten much feedback from Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on how to get back in the lineup except that he needed to keep working and improving himself in training. (Pro Soccer Talk)

  • Watch: Willian score against Brighton

    One of Christian Pulisic's rivals for Chelsea playing time, the Brazilian Willian, scored like this in a 2-0 win over Brighton. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Weekend)

    Saturday, September 28
    Austria Erik Palmer-Brown, Austria Wien, 78 minutes (1-4 at Salzburg)
    England Geoff Cameron, QPR/D2, 90 minutes (0-2 vs. West Bromwich)
    -- Lyndon Gooch, Sunderland/D3, 89 minutes (2-1 vs. Milton Keynes Dons)
    -- Duane Holmes, Derby County/D2, 89 minutes, 1 assist (3-2 vs. Birmingham City)
    -- Eric Lichaj, Hull City/D2, 90 minutes (2-2 vs. Cardiff City)
    -- Matthew Olosunde, Rotherham United/D3, sub-28 minutes (0-1 at Bristol City)
    Germany Terrence Boyd, Hallescher/D3, 90 minutes (1-1 at Eintracht Braunschweig)
    -- Weston McKennie, Schalke 04, 90 minutes (3-1 at RB Leipzig)
    -- Josh Sargent, Werder Bremen, 87 minutes, 1 assist (2-2 at Bor. Dortmund)
    Italy Andrija Novakovich, Frosinone/D2, sub-31 minutes (1-1 vs. Cosenza)
    Mexico Ventura Alvarado, Necaxa, 90 minutes (0-0 vs. Juarez)
    -- Rubio Rubin, Dorados/D2, sub-21 minutes (2-2 vs. Atletico Zacatepec)
    Netherlands Sergino Dest, Ajax, sub-24 minutes (2-0 vs. Groningen)
    South Korea Mix Diskerud, Ulsan Hyundai, 88 minutes (1-0 vs. Seongnam)
    Sweden Romain Gall, Malmo, sub-18 minutes (3-0 vs. Helsingborg)

  • Phoenix Rising clinches USL Championship regular-season title

    The Rising's 2-2 tie at New Mexico United moved it to within five points of FC Cincinnati's record for points in a season. Read the whole story

  • Soccer America on Refereeing: Our officiating archive

    From sideline abuse to VAR, here's a collection of Soccer America articles on referee-related issues. Read the whole story

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

    1. The dedication of the University of North Carolina's new soccer and lacrosse stadium, to be named Dorrance Field after Anson Dorrance, will be held on Sunday before Carolina's ACC game against Notre Dame. A UNC graduate, Dorrance has led the Carolina women's soccer program to 22 national titles. He became the men's coach in 1977 and added duties as head coach and founder of the women's program in 1979.

    2. The Montreal Impact has named Belgian Olivier Renard as its sporting director. He previously held the same role at Belgium's Mechelen (2014-16) and Standard Liege (2016-19). Renard comes to the Impact from Antwerp, where he was serving as sporting consultant while sitting on the club's executive board. He will report to Impact president Kevin Gilmore and will work closely with Walter Sabatini, the global sporting director of the Montreal Impact and Bologna.

    3. Atletico Katy defeated Houston FC, 5-4, in a shootout to win their first-round match in local qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Open Cup. The match had been postponed because of the heavy rains in the Houston area the previous weekend. Despite finishing with 10 players and using a field player in goal, Houston FC rallied for 3-0 down to tie the score at 3-3 on Chance Armey's hat trick.