Soccer America Daily
Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • U.S. Soccer to offer Spanish-language coaching courses

    The first coach-education initiatives to come out of the Youth Task Force aim to improve accessibility. Read the whole story

  • NCAA Division I Women: No. 1 seed Virginia falls to Washington State

    Three No. 3 seeds and two No. 4 seeds also fell in the second round. Read the whole story

  • USA, Belgium and 'Something,' The final episode

    Differences with the rest of the world make it almost impossible for the USMNT to be ranked No. 1 in the near future. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Frank Lampard

    "It might sound harsh but it's not harsh if you're not late. My only concern when that came out was it makes me look like I'm trying to be Mr. Tough Guy. I'm not. The players were part of the process. I'm not here to be a dictator and make things difficult. We spoke with the players and I gave the list to [Chelsea captain] Cesar Azpilicueta when we set out the fines. Maybe the numbers were chosen by myself to a degree."

    -- Chelsea manager Frank Lampard after a list of fines for tardiness and other transgressions was leaked. They go as high as 20,000 pounds ($25,700) for being late to the start of practice. (BBC Sport)

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

    Real Salt Lake signed Italian-American Giuseppe Rossi for the 2020 season. Read the whole story

  • Pots: 2020 Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying

    Pot 1 (Seeds): Mexico, Honduras.
    Pot 2 (North America): USA, Canada.
    Pot 3 (Central America): Costa Rica, El Salvador.
    Pot 4 (Caribbean): Dominican Republic, Haiti
    Draw: Jan. 9, 2020. Finals: March 20-April 1, 2020 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • U.S. Open Cup: All 12 third qualifying round winners will advance to 2020 tournament

    The decision follows a review of the number of teams expected to be eligible for the 2020 tournament. Read the whole story

  • Watch: Nick Perera explain his path to the Beach Soccer World Cup

    Belgium-raised Nick Perera's childhood included futsal and beach soccer during vacations in Spain, before winning an NCAA title with UC Santa Barbara. Read the whole story

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

    1. Brendan Faherty left Yale after one year its women's head coach, amid allegations regarding his relationship with two former female players -- one of sexual misconduct and another of a consensual sexual relationship -- at the University of New Haven, where he had coached a decade earlier. He was hired from Stony Brook University to replace longtime women's coach Rudy Meredith, who resigned after last season and later accepted a plea deal for his part in the nationwide admissions scandal that rocked college athletics. Faherty's departure followed a report in the Yale Daily News. Faherty's lawyers said their client denied the allegations.

    2. OKC Energy FC named John Pascarella as the new head coach, replacing Steve Cooke, whose contract was not extended ahead of the 2020 USL Championship season. Pascarella was an assistant coach the last two seasons at Minnesota United. Before that, he spent eight seasons as an assistant and goalkeeper coach at Sporting Kansas City and one season as the head coach of the PDL's Des Moines Menace. Pascarella is the third coach in Energy FC's seven-year history after Jimmy Nielsen and Cooke.

    3. Real Salt Lake hired veteran youth coach Arnold Rijsenburg as the director of coaching at its academy. The Surinamese-born Rijsenburg has extensive experience working in Belgium, where he trained the likes of Axel Witsel, Marouane Fellani, Nacer Chadli, Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke, and at Qatar's Aspire Academy. Rijsenburg will oversee the work of the RSL Academy academy staff that includes director Tom Spall and three new coaches, Cody Worden, Chris Gores and Rob Rogers.