Soccer America Daily
Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Reports: Tab Ramos to be named Houston Dynamo head coach

    Ramos, 53, coached the USA to the quarterfinals at the last three Under-20 World Cups. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Gregg Berhalter

    "It's his way of saying what I'm trying to say: the outside stuff is not real. When you analyze the transfer fee, when you analyze who he's replacing, when you analyze he's the only guy they bought -- that's not real. What's real is this kid is in the Premier League, trying to make his name. That's the only thing that counts. Frank knows all that stuff is all outside expectations; a narrative that's been created."

    -- U.S. national team coach Gregg Berhalter on Chelsea manager Frank Lampard trying to protect Christian Pulisic from the media pressure on the 21-year-old American following his $73 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund, what he termed "unprecedented territory for an American player." (Guardian)

  • Watch: A review of Wayne Rooney's peculiar tweets

    The folks at B/R Football go through Wayne Rooney's tweets, which make them wonder whether the English star understands the medium. Read the whole story

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

    1. A key Miami commission meeting on Inter Miami's plans for a soccer development was adjourned on Thursday until Nov. 12 when Commissioner Manolo Reyes, an opponent of the $1 billion Miami Freedom Park, fell and hit his head and elbow, requiring treatment at a local hospital for injuries. David Beckham's group wants to redevelop city-owned Melreese golf course with a soccer stadium, mall and offices. Four of the five commissioners are required to approve a no-bid lease agreement. Earlier this week, MLS commissioner Don Garber told ESPN FC in an interview the long political process was "frustrating and at times infuriating."

    2. Wednesday's MLS conference semifinal games drew 169,000 viewers for Seattle-Real Salt Lake and 111,000 viewers for NYCFC-Toronto FC on FS1. The first four 2019 playoff games on FS1 averaged 166,250 viewers, down from 181,500 viewers for the first four playoff games on FS1 a year ago.

    3. Retiring  Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando won the 2019 MLS Save of the Year for a record third time for his double-save against the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 24.