Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • What USA needs to do to be ready for Hexagonal, starting sooner than you think

    The USA's chances will likely depend on the progress its young players make in Europe in the next year. Read the whole story

  • Results: Concacaf Nations League (Matchday 6)

    Tuesday, November 19
    League A USA 4 Cuba 0. (Sargent 1, 66, Morris 26, 39.)
    -- Mexico
    2 Bermuda 1. (Cordova 27, Antuna 90+3; Leverock  10.)
    League B St. Lucia 0 Montserrat 1. (Pond 35.)
    -- El Salvador 2 Dominican Republic 0. (Portillo 16, Punyed 87.)
    League C Puerto Rico 3 Anguilla 0. (Rivera 56, 67, Vega 82.)
    -- U.S. Virgin Islands
    1 Saint Martin 2. (Moore-McGuiness 69; Chevalier 39, Bellechasse 49.)
    -- Barbados
    3 Cayman Islands 0. (Hope 32, 90, Lashley 86.)

  • Watch: How the USA beat Cuba highlights

    Jordan Morris and Josh Sargent each scored a pair in the USA's 4-0 win over Cuba in the Cayman Islands. Read the whole story

  • Cuba-USA: Men's Concacaf Nations League Player Ratings

    Facing Cuba in cow pasture conditions, the USA made sure there'd be no drama by hitting the net 34 seconds after kickoff. Read the whole story

  • Tweet du jour

    "First training for me at 16 years old.. He was surrounded by 3 players so I didn't pass him the ball.. He looked at me and yelled 'don't ever do that again.. I don't care if I have 10 players on me, give me the f**king ball'.. I'm forever grateful my friend! #legend"

    -- Former U.S. international Santino Quaranta, replying to a tweet from D.C. United's Twitter account asking for favorite memories of United great Marco Etcheverry. (@SantinoQuaranta)

  • MLS 2020: Daniel Lovitz goes to expansion Nashville SC

    Nashville SC was a busy team, picking five players in the Expansion Draft and trading two of them as part of four trades. Read the whole story

  • MLS 2020: Coach coming soon (finally) for Inter Miami

    The big news to come out of Inter Miami's Expansion Draft party was that it has settled on a coach. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Nick Mendola

    "We've loved growing FC Buffalo for 10-plus years, so it's no surprise that the combination of our incredible hometown and this exciting sport combine to make an attractive proposition for the USL."

    -- Nick Mendola, founder and owner of the NPSL's FC Buffalo, on the news that a pair of developers, Connecticut-based John McClutchy and Buffalo-based Dennis Penman, bought rights to start a USL Championship team in Buffalo conditional on the construction of a 10,000-seat, soccer-specific stadium. (Buffalo News)

  • Soccer America Men's College Top 25

    Virginia finished as the No. 1 team in the final Top 25 rankings ahead of ACC rival Clemson. Read the whole story

  • Watch: The shot heard round the world by Paul Caligiuri 30 years ago

    On Nov. 19, 1989, the USA needed to beat T&T to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1950. Read the whole story

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

    1. The LA Galaxy re-signed U.S. national team midfielder Sebastian Lletget, using TAM to complete the transaction. Lletget, 27, joined the Galaxy in 2015 from West Ham United, where he grew up in its academy program. He earned $312,666 in guaranteed compensation, according to the MLS Players Association Salary Guide, in 2019 when he had three goals and six assists in 29 games and helped the Galaxy return to the playoffs after a two-year absence. He has made 111 appearances in five seasons.

    -- Awards: 2019 US Youth Soccer national winners

    2. Harvard will replace men's coach Pieter Lehrer after the Crimson finished 0-14-1 overall and 0-7-0 in the Ivy League, its worst season in the history of the program that began in 1905. Lehrer guided the program for seven seasons. In 2016, the Crimson was headed toward the Ivy League title when the administration cancelled the last two games after a sexual "scouting report" men's players would do of women's recruits was discovered. Harvard went 2-10-4 in 2017 and 3-13-0 in 2018.

    3. Matt Pickens, 37, was named the USL Championship's 2019 Goalkeeper of the Year after finishing with a 0.64 goals-against average in 25 regular-season appearances for Nashville SC. Pickens' save percentage of 79.8 percent was the highest among goalkeepers to have recorded at least 40 saves, and his 14 shutouts also led the league. He is the ninth different Goalkeeper of the Year in nine USL seasons.

  • Benji Joya finds ideal career move with Oakland Roots

    Raised in San Jose, California, Joya started out with Mexico's Santos Laguna and debuted in Liga MX shortly after his 19th birthday in 2012. Read the whole story