Soccer America Daily
Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Preview: Ten stars of the Men's College Cup

    The college game doesn't have star power it might have had in the past, but the four College Cup teams feature 10 All-Americans. Read the whole story

  • Awards: NCAA Division I Men's All-America Team

    Hermann Trophy finalists Joe Bell, Dylan Nealis and Robbie Robinson head the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's All-America Team. Read the whole story

  • Breaking down the new U.S. Open Cup format

    The new competition will require 11 MLS teams to enter in the third round, in late April, one round earlier than in recent years. Read the whole story

  • Datebook: 2020 U.S. Open Cup

    March 24-25. First Round (Open Division teams enter)
    April 7-9. Second Round (USL Championship, USL League One and NISA teams enter)
    April 21-23. Third Round (11 MLS teams enter)
    May 19-20. Round of 32 (remaining 12 MLS teams enter)
    June 10. Possible Round of 16
    June 23-24. Round of 16 or Quarterfinals
    July 14-15. Quarterfinals or Semifinals
    Aug. 11-12. Semifinals or Final
    Sept. 22-24. Possible Final

  • Michael Bradley and Toronto FC renew vows

    The new contract comes a month after he led Toronto FC to MLS Cup for the third time in the last four seasons. Read the whole story

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

    Fanendo Adi was reunited with Columbus Crew head coach Cale Porter when he was selected off the Waiver List. Read the whole story

  • Top 5: Most U.S. Soccer Men's Player of the Year awards

    1. Landon Donovan, 4 (2003, 2004, 2009, 2010)
    2. Clint Dempsey, 3 (2007, 2011, 2012)
    2. Kasey Keller, 3 (1997, 1999, 2005)
    4. Jozy Altidore, 2 (2013, 2016)
    4. Marcelo Balboa, 2 (1992, 1994)
    4. Tim Howard, 2 (2008, 2014)
    4. Christian Pulisic, 2 (2017, 2019)

  • Watch: Gio Reyna shine in the UEFA Youth League

    The 17-year-old American assisted and scored twice in Borussia Dortmund U-19s' 5-1 win over Slavia Prague. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: USMNT in action (Midweek)

    Tuesday, December 10
    UEFA Champions League Sergino Dest, Ajax, sub-45 minutes (0-1 vs. Valencia)
    -- Christian Pulisic, Chelsea, 61 minutes (2-1 vs. Lille)
    England Luca de la Torre, Fulham/D2, sub-1 minute (1-2 at Preston North End)
    -- Eric Lichaj, Hull City/D2, 90 minutes (0-2 at Leeds United)
    -- Tim Ream, Fulham/D2, 90 minutes (1-2 at Preston North End)
    Wednesday, December 11
    England Geoff Cameron, QPR/D2, 90 minutes (2-0 at Birmingham City)
    -- Duane Holmes, Derby County/D2, 90 minutes (1-1 vs. Sheffield Wednesday)
    -- Matt Miazga, Reading/D2, 90 minutes (1-1 at Barnsley)
    -- Antonee Robinson, Wigan Athletic/D2, 90 minutes (1-1 vs. West Bromwich)
    Thursday, December 12
    Europa League Tyler Boyd, Besiktas, 90 minutes (0-4 at Wolves)

  • Esse Baharmast named Werner Fricker Builder Award recipient

    The first American to referee two games in a single World Cup made -- correctly -- on the most controversial calls in modern times. Read the whole story

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

    1. U.S. U-18 Owen Otasowie made his pro debut, coming on in the 73rd minute of Wolves' 4-0 win over Besiktas in a Europa League group match. The 6-foot-3 Otasowie, who hit the woodwork with his one shot, 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 has reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Paris St. Germain.

    2. The Philadelphia Union has changed the name of its USL Championship club from Bethlehem Steel FC to Philadelphia Union II. The Union was forced to move Bethlehem Steel's home games to its home stadium, Talen Energy Stadium, in Chester from Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem because it didn't have lights. The Union's second team has been used successfully to fast-track academy players to its first team. In 2019, Bethlehem Steel used six current academy players.

    3. The New York Red Bulls named Paul Fernie as their head of scouting. He most recently worked as the head of recruitment at Wehen Wiesbaden in Germany, where it earned promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in 2019. Before that, he was head of performance analysis for Blackburn Rovers.

  • Coach Paul Ratcliffe on winning at Stanford, Sigi Schmid's influence, and an Argentine connection

    Stanford's 2019 Women's College Cup final victory over North Carolina marked the third national championship for the Cardinal since Paul Ratcliffe became head coach ... Read the whole story