Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Market for MLS free agents opens

    MLS free agency, in its fifth season, is quite restrictive. Less than 30 percent of eligible free agents played in MLS in 2019. Read the whole story

  • Top 5: MLS free agents (2016-19)

    1. Drew Moor (Toronto FC, 2016). Anchored Reds' backline at two MLS Cups.
    2. Jeff Larentowicz (Atlanta United, 2017). Played 94 games in three seasons.
    3. Osvaldo Alonso (Minnesota United, 2019). Captained Loons to first playoff berth.
    4. Steven Beitashour (LAFC, 2018). Started 54 games in two seasons at right back.
    5. Jordan Harvey (LAFC, 2018). Re-signed as free agent and started again in 2019.
    Note: Free agents who changed teams.

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

    FC Cincinnati acquired 19-year-old Zico Bailey, who had been playing in Denmark after leaving the LA Galaxy academy. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Albert Puig

    "After 16, a player needs strong competition -- in the United States you don't have this. The academy in 16, 17, 18 is a low, low level in comparison to Europe and South America -- it really is a low level."

    -- Spaniard Albert Puig, the former technical director of La Masia, the Barcelona academy, on the lack of competition for young Americans seeking to become pros. Puig is leaving after working three years in the United States to become the head coach of Albirex Niigata in Japan. He was the technical director of the DeAnza Force in the Development Academy and an assistant under Dome Torrent at MLS's New York City FC. (Pro Soccer USA)

  • U.S. U-17 defender Tavyon Gray turns pro with NYCFC

    Gray is the first player from The Bronx, NYCFC's home borough, to sign with the MLS team. Read the whole story

  • Nominees announced for U.S. Soccer Player of the Year awards

    The six women's nominees include three former winners. On the men's side, Christian Pulisic is the only former winner. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Midweek)

    Tuesday, November 26
    England
    Cameron Carter-Vickers, Stoke City/D2, 90 minutes (0-1 at Cardiff City)
    -- Duane Holmes, Derby County/D2, sub-76 minutes (0-3 at Fulham)
    -- Matt Miazga, Reading/D2, 90 minutes (0-1 vs. Leeds United)
    -- Matthew Olosunde, Rotherham United/D3, 45 minutes (2-3 at Portsmouth)
    -- Tim Ream, Fulham/D2, 90 minutes (3-0 vs. Derby County)
    -- Antonee Robinson, Wigan Athletic/D2, 90 minutes, 1 goal (2-2 at Millwall)

  • Watch: Goals by Kane, Alli, Lewandowski, Dybala, Benzema, Sarabia et al.

    A montage of every goal from Tuesday's UEFA Champions League action includes Bayern Munich's rout, Tottenham's big win and the Real Madrid-PSG thriller. Read the whole story

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

    1. After three seasons with the Philadelphia Union, forward Fafa Picault has been traded to FC Dallas. The Union will get $300,000 of General Allocation Money and can receive an extra $75,000 in additional allocation money, based on Picault hitting certain targets in 2020. Picault, who played out his contract at the end of the 2019 season, finished with 21 goals and 12 assists for the Union after arriving from St. Pauli in Germany.

    2. Corben Bone is joining Louisville City in the USL Championship after spending the 2019 season with FC Cincinnati in MLS. The Wake Forest product played five seasons in MLS, the last at Philadelphia under head coach John Hackworth, now at Louisville City, before moving to the USL in 2015, where he played with the Wilmington Hammerheads (2015) and FC Cincinnati (2016-18) before the latter's move to MLS in 2019.

    3. Monroe College-New Rochelle completed a perfect 18-0-0 season by beating Eastern Florida State, 2-1, to claim its first NJCAA Division I men's championship. Tyler Junior College scored three second-half goals and avenged a loss in last year's final to Monroe College-New Rochelle with a 4-1 win for its fourth NJCAA Division I women's title. Richland and Brookhaven won the NJCAA Division III men's and women's titles, respectively.