Soccer America Daily
Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Jurgen Klinsmann: 'It's an honor to take on such an exciting challenge'

    Three years after being fired as U.S. national team coach, Klinsmann has returned to coaching at struggling Hertha Berlin. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Midweek)

    Wednesday, November 27
    UEFA Champions League Sergino Dest, Ajax, 90 minutes (2-0 at Lille)
    -- Christian Pulisic
    , Chelsea, 90 minutes, 1 goal (2-2 at Valencia)
    England Eric Lichaj, Hull City/D2, 90 minutes (4-0 vs. Preston North End)
    Thursday, November 28
    Europa League Tyler Boyd, Besiktas, 45 minutes (2-1 vs. Slovan Bratislava)
    -- John Brooks, Wolfsburg, 90 minutes (1-0 at Oleksandria)

  • What They're Saying: Catarina Macario

    “They’ve known since about 2013 that my heart belongs to the U.S. This is the country I want to represent. They’ve been understanding about that. They do contact me every so often. They ask, ‘Have you changed your mind?’ But they’ve been pretty respectful.”

    -- Stanford's Catarina Macario, whose 30 goals and 83 points have broken Cardinal single-season records held by Christen Press and Kelly O’Hara, on interest from the Brazilian national team. Macario moved to the USA from Brazil when she was 11. She hopes to become a U.S. citizen in 2020 and would be eligible to play for the USA, according to FIFA rules, in 2022. (San Francisco Chronicle)

  • U.S. ID camp is 'reward' for young players on Andonovski's radar

    The group consists of 13 NWSL players, 10 collegians and one Swedish-based player. Read the whole story

  • Calendar: NCAA Division I Women's Tournament (Quarterfinals)

    Friday, November  29
    Florida State vs. UCLA, 2 pm. (ACC Network Extra)
    North Carolina vs. USC, 6 pm. (ACC Network Extra)
    South Carolina vs. Washington State, 6 pm. (SEC Plus)
    Stanford vs. BYU, 6 pm. (Pac-12.com Stanford stream)
    Note: All times ET.

  • Meg Whitman invests in FC Cincinnati

    Whitman and her husband, Griff Harsh, are buying a minority stake that puts FCC's valuation at around $500 million. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Kaveh Hosseinpour

    "A betrayal became a betrayal and a provocation. So he basically stuck a knife in our backs, and then he came along with a sword and chopped off our heads. The statue is completely worthless now, just a piece of junk. The best way to solve that was if it was removed and put somewhere in Stockholm or something. Every game we go to, we are going to pass Zlatan knowing that there is a statue of an investor in Hammarby, not the statue of the football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic anymore."

    -- Kaveh Hosseinpour, vice chairman of Malmo's official supporters group, after a statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic was vandalized by Malmo fans when Ibrahimovic, who grew up and started his career at Malmo, announced that he had bought a 25 percent interest in AEG Sweden, owner of Malmo's Stockholm rival, Hammarby. (AP)

  • Watch: Jose Mourinho embrace astute ballboy

    A quick-thinking ballboy who helped Tottenham score in its 4-2 UCL win over Olympiakos got high praise from Mourinho. Read the whole story

  • Awards: U.S. Soccer's Young Player of the Year and Player with a Disability nominees

    The winners will be announced in mid-December. Read the whole story

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

    1. Gio Reyna scored the tying goal for Borussia Dortmund in its 2-1 comeback win at Barcelona in the UEFA Youth League. The goal was the second in three games for the 17-year-old Reyna. Bortmund is tied with Inter Milan and Slavia Prague with nine points in their group. Konrad de la Fuente started for last-place Barcelona, which lost for the fourth time in five games. Taylor Booth started for Bayern Munich in its 1-1 tie at Crvena Zvezda that clinched first place in its group.

    2. The Colorado Rapids signed defender Drew Moor to a one-year contract, making him the first MLS free agent signing of the offseason. Moor, 35, returns to Colorado, where he spent seven years with the Rapids and won the 2010 MLS Cup. He joined Toronto FC as the second MLS free agent signing in December 2015 and spent four seasons with the Reds. He played in two MLS Cups, winning in 2017 after losing to Seattle in 2016 in a shootout. Colorado also waived defender Axel Sjoberg, a 2015 MLS Best XI pick, after five seasons.

    Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

    3. U.S. U-18 defender Owen Otasowie dressed for the first time for Premier League club Wolves in its 3-3 tie at Portugal's Braga in the Europa League. Otasowie played two games for the U.S. U-18s in 2018 and is eligible for the 2021 U-20 World Cup. His international choices also include England and Nigeria. He is out of contract at the end of the 2019-20 season and has reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Paris St. Germain.