Rapinoe, who did not attend the ceremonies, beat out England's Lucy Bronze and American teammate Alex Morgan. Read the whole story
6 Messi's Ballons d'Or (2009-12, 2015, 2019), the most of any player.
11 Consecutive Ballon d'Or winners who played all or part of season in LaLiga.
30 Messi's LaLiga
goals for Barcelona, the most in a big five European league in 2019.
34 Trophies in Messi's career after Barcelona's 2019
63 Messi's combined goals and assists for Barcelona and Argentina in 2019 (54 games).
Robles, arguably the best MLS free agent on the market for the 2020 season, spent eight years with the Red Bulls. Read the whole story
Real Salt Lake signed Italian-American Giuseppe Rossi for the 2020 season. Read the whole story
Rhode Island, one of the original U.S. soccer hotbeds, could get a new pro soccer team in 2022. Read the whole story
The 17-year-old American tricked his way past two Barcelona defenders to score for Borussia Dortmund's U-19s in a 2-1 UEFA Youth League win. Read the whole story
1. Houston Dynamo owners Jake Silverstein and Ben Guill have committed to create 15 mini-pitches across the Greater Houston area over the next five years.
They will each include lights to extend the hours of play and will be open for the entire community to enjoy. The first three mini-pitches are expected to open beginning in spring 2020. The U.S.
Soccer Foundation will work to identify underserved areas where there is currently limited access to safe places to play.
2. The Philadelphia Union won the
U-12 Generation adidas Cup involving MLS teams when it beat LAFC, 4-1, in the final. The Union and LAFC advanced to the final with wins over host Atlanta United and the New York Red Bulls in the
semifinals, respectively. The Union won the Concacaf U-13 championship earlier in the year. The MLS Affiliate Division was won by Real Salt Lake-Arizona with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo
3. The College of Charleston has promoted alumnus Keith Wiggans to head men's coach, replacing Ralph Lundy, who
retired this fall after his 33rd year as the head coach of the Cougars and 44th as a college head coach. Wiggans recently completed his 11th season with the Cougars and his second as associate
head coach under Lundy.