Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Women's giant Lyon in talks to buy NWSL's Reign FC

    Jean-Michel Aulas is following through on his soccer wish list of buying into the growing NWSL. Read the whole story

  • Timeline: Five weeks that changed the NWSL

    The league and its clubs have made a series of ground-breaking announcements that signal their heightened ambitions. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Julian Gressel

    "I never really expected it to go this way, to kind of embrace the American culture the way that I feel like I have. I'm really excited to be seeing even more of what this beautiful country is made of.... There's a certain pride that comes with it, where I've lived here for so long and I've been a part of this community in this country for so long, where it'd just be a tremendous honor [to play for the national team]. I feel like this is my home and I think that feeling that I have - I'm just very passionate about it. I'd give everything I have on the soccer field for the U.S."

    -- German Julian Gressel, who came to the United States to attend Providence College and now stars for Atlanta United, on the chance to play for the USA if he gains U.S. citizenship. Gressel, who holds a green card following his marriage to his college sweetheart, will be eligible to apply for naturalization in May 2022 if all goes as planned. But if stalled contract talks with Atlanta United extend into next season, he might be forced to move to a foreign club in 2021, complicating his quest for speedy citizenship. (The Athletic)

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

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

  • Top 5: Most goals (NCAA Division I women, 2000-19)

    1. Christine Sinclair (Portland, 2005), 35 goals
    2. Tiffany Weimer (Penn State, 2005), 32 goals
    3. Maya Hayes (Penn State, 2011), 31 goals
    3. Abby Wambach (Florida, 2001), 31 goals
    5. Catarina Macario (Stanford, 2019), 30 goals

  • Watch: Paraguay inflict a third loss on the USA at the Beach World Cup

    Pedro Moran opened the scoring with a terrific bicycle kick as host Paraguay beat the USA, 5-1. Read the whole story

  • Calendar: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament (Third Round)

    Saturday, November 30
    No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 St. John's, 7 pm. (ACC Network Extra)
    No. 8 SMU vs. No. 9 UCF, 8:30 pm. (
    Sunday, December 1
    No. 2 Clemson
    vs. Providence, 6 pm.  
    No. 3 Georgetown vs. Louisville, Noon (YouTube Big East)
    No. 4 Wake Forest vs. No. 13 Michigan, 5 pm.  (ACC Network Extra)
    No. 5 Indiana vs. UC Santa Barbara, Noon (BTN)
    No. 6 Washington vs. No. 11 Marshall, 8 pm. ( UW stream)
    No. 7 Stanford vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech, 8 pm.
    Note: All times ET.

  • Clint Peay named head coach of new Revolution II

    Peay played for Revolution boss Bruce Arena at Virginia and D.C. United and on the 1996 U.S. Olympic team. Read the whole story

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

    1. Oscar Pareja could be headed back to MLS after only year at Liga MX's Tijuana. Pareja left Xolos on Monday after they failed to make the Torneo Apertura playoffs, and his name has been mentioned as a candidate for the head coaching vacancy at Orlando City. Lions executive VP of soccer operations Luiz Muzzi came from FC Dallas, where he worked with Pareja. The Colombian spent 18 years as a player and coach in Dallas before heading to Tijuana after the 2018 MLS season. Pareja led Tijuana to the 2019 Torneo Clausura playoffs but couldn't duplicate the feat this fall.

    2. Ed Kelly has retired after 32 years as Boston College men's head coach. He leaves with a record of 289-239-67. The Eagles have earned 13 NCAA Tournament appearances and made the quarterfinals three times. He began his college coaching career at Seton Hall, which he helped build into a national power, and was one of 15 active coaches with more than 325 career victories. BC's season ended Sunday with a 2-0 loss at Washington.

    3. Frenchman Laurent Courtois is one of four new staff hires at Crew SC Academy. Courtois, who played for Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy, had been an assistant coach at Galaxy II the last three seasons after beginning his coaching career in the famed Lyon youth academy. Besides Courtois, who will be the U-17 head coach, the Crew hired Evan Fuhs (U-15 head coach), Mutanda Kwesele (U-14 head coach) and David Winner (academy goalkeeper coach).

  • Barry Pauwels on U.S. Soccer's Belgian-Dutch leadership, Raphael Wicky's expertise, and the Youth Task Force

    Barry Pauwels, who arrived from Belgium, has been U.S. Soccer's Director of Coach Education for nearly two years. Read the whole story

  • U.S. Soccer coaching courses in Spanish? Not a big deal.

    So U.S. Soccer has decided to run coaching instruction courses ... in Spanish. Not all the courses, you understand. Read the whole story