Soccer America Daily
Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Stanford thrashes UCLA to reach Women's College Cup final in its own backyard

    Just 16 miles from its campus, Stanford will face North Carolina in the final at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. Read the whole story

  • North Carolina earns shot at 22th title with win over Washington State

    Anson Dorrance celebrated the 26th NCAA semifinal win of his career when UNC won, 2-1, on Friday evening. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Adam Smulevich

    "There is an urgency to call things by their names. The world of soccer has until now been very vague."

    -- Adam Smulevich, the co-author of a book about racism in Italian soccer, on the slow and superficial reaction to racism. In the face of condemnation from Serie A giants Inter Milan and Roma about the headline "Black Friday" previewing their match, Corriere dello Sport, one of Italy's main sports newspapers, pushed back, saying it had done nothing wrong. (New York Times)

  • Golden goal (off missed penalty kick) sends Virginia to Men's College Cup

    New Zealand international Joe Bell scored on a rebound of his own penalty kick to give the Cavs a 3-2 win over SMU. Read the whole story

  • Stanford men headed back to College Cup via very familiar route

    Once again, the Cardinal had to get past ACC opposition in the quarterfinals. And it won yet another shootout. Read the whole story

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

    1. There are two candidates entered so far in U.S. Soccer's vice presidential race: incumbent Cindy Parlow Cone and John Motta, the U.S. Adult chairman. Parlow Cone, a Hall of Famer, was elected in 2019 to fill the last year of current president and former vice president Carlos Cordeiro's term. Motta was elected vice president in 1998, defeating Sunil Gulati, and served until 2000 when he lost to Gulati. The deadline for candidates is Dec. 17. The election will take place at the 2020 Annual General Meeting Feb. 17 in Nashville.

    2. Josh Sargent will be out until January with a hamstring injury. Werder Bremen announced the setback for the 19-year-old American, who suffered the injury in the USA's 4-0 victory over Cuba in the Concacaf Nations League during which he scored two goals. He continued to play for  Werder Bremen after returning to Germany. "Since this is a small, deep-set muscle," said Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt, "the problems only occur at certain, very specific loads, which is why he was able to play and train for so long with problems."

    3. The New York Red Bulls have transferred Panamanian international Michael Amir Murillo to Anderlecht of the Belgian First Division. Murillo, 23, departs after three seasons with the Red Bulls. Murillo played 62 matches, finishing with four goals and 10 assists. He was named an MLS All-Star in 2018 and was named the Red Bulls' Newcomer of the Year in 2017.

  • Anson Dorrance on U.S. Soccer's good moves, its bad moves, and college success

    Anson Dorrance coached the USA in 1986-94 as it become a world power in the women's game Read the whole story