Soccer America Daily
Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Thierry Henry returns to MLS -- as Montreal Impact head coach

    The move comes less than 10 months after he was fired from his first job as a head coach, at Monaco. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Landon Donovan

    "Should have been, and was, the most exciting day of his career, but in that moment he had the awareness and compassion to put his arm around me and console me. And, I had an 'a-ha' moment at that moment, and said that experience is much more valuable than going to a World Cup, and that type of compassion and understanding for every player on the roster, every player who's been cut ... is what will allow me to be successful as a manager. Because I can understand every player on the roster. And now, I can say genuinely I know what that's like, I've been through it."

    -- Landon Donovan, named as the manager of the USL Championship's San Diego Loyal, on the day he was cut from the 2014 U.S. World Cup team and comforted by Kyle Beckerman, his teammate from the 1999 U-17 World Cup fourth-place team who had found out he made the senior World Cup team for the first time. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

  • Watch: Efrain Alvarez's golazo and how Mexico prevailed over the Netherlands

    Mexico reached the U-17 World Cup final against Brazil with a PK shootout win over the Dutch after a 1-1 tie in the semifinals. Read the whole story

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

    1. The Las Vegas Lights have retained Eric Wynalda, signing him to a new contract as head coach for the 2020 USL Championship season. In its second season, Las Vegas improved its record to 11-15-8 and finished tied for 12th in the Western Conference. "I have unfinished business here," said Wynalda. "I want to win and I want to win in Las Vegas, it's an honor to be back with the club. We're very optimistic about not just making the playoffs, but being a challenger for the title next year."

    2. Chattanooga FC, which will play in NISA in 2020, has hired Jeremy Alumbaugh as its managing director. He spent the last six years as the vice president and general manager of the USL Championship's Saint Louis FC. Alumbaugh replaces CFC founder Sheldon Grizzle, who served as president and general manager for the past year. Sheldon will remain on the board of directors of CFC as well as the boards of CFC Academy and CFC Foundation. Former general manager Sean McDaniel moved to the Chattanooga Red Stars for their 2019 launch in the USL League One.

    3. United Soccer Coaches has named the recipients of the association's 2019 long-term service awards for youth, high school and college soccer. Tyler Junior College men's coach Steve Clements is the recipient of the Bill Jeffrey Award for college coaches.  Diane Davey, a three-term president of the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches, will receive the Robert W. Robinson High School Award. George Perry, a United Soccer Coaches member since 1983 and long-time coach in Indiana, will be honored with the Charlotte Moran Youth Award.