Soccer America Daily
Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Head coach James O'Connor fired after another poor Orlando City season

    Orlando City, MLS's worst-performing expansion team since Toronto FC, failed to make the playoffs for the fifth year in a row. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Phil Neville

    "If I thought it wasn't working, if I thought the players had switched off and weren't listening to my messages, I would be the first to say we need to change. I'm not the kind of manager that hangs around waiting for a pay out -- I want this team to do well. I still believe in what we are doing and so do the players. We are in an era now -- we saw it in the Premier League this week -- you lose two or three games and all of a sudden it's 'out'. People are calling for your head. It's gone that well for the last 18 months that this period might be what we need -- a kick up the backside, a jolt."

    -- England women's national team coach Phil Neville on calls for his ouster following England's 2-1 loss to Brazil, which extended the Lionesses' winless streak to five games, which began when they fell to the USA, 2-1, in the Women's World Cup semifinals. (BBC Sport)<

  • Watch: Top 5 golazos from USL Championship Week 31

    Juan Caffa, Thomas Enevoldsen, Mangus Rasmussen, Saeed Robinson and Wilson Harris are up for Goal of the Week. Read the whole story

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

    1. Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson was added to the U.S. roster for the Concacaf Nations League matches against Cuba and Canada after Walker Zimmerman was injured in the MLS regular-season finale with LAFC. Robinson played in the USA's matches against Mexico and Uruguay in September. Jozy Altidore's availability for the Nations League matches is uncertain. He left Toronto FC's match against Columbus in the 70th minute on Sunday afternoon and was being evaluated on Monday.

    2. The Philadelphia Union's Auston Trusty and North Carolina FC's Manny Perez were called into the U.S. U-23 camp in Miami. They replace Kyle Duncan, who was injured during the New York Red Bulls' 3-0 loss at Montreal on Sunday, and Robinson in a swap of defenders. The U-23s will face El Salvador's U-23s next Monday to conclude their camp.

    3. AFC Ann Arbor has left the NPSL for USL League Two, where it will play in the Great Lakes Division. AFC Ann Arbor has gone 30-4-6 in its last three seasons in the NPSL and made the playoffs in all four seasons since moving from the Great Lakes Premier League. Former star Joseph Okumu joined Sweden's IF Elfsborg in August from the Real Monarchs for a record USL transfer fee. AFC Ann Arbor recently gave sporting director and head coach Eric Rudland a new deal through the 2022 season.