Soccer America Daily
Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • Virginia-Wake Forest: Daryl Dike punches himself a ticket to MLS

    The sophomore scored twice in the first half to lead top-ranked Virginia to a 2-1 win in the Men's College Cup semifinals. Read the whole story

  • Georgetown-Stanford: Bounces go Hoyas' way

    Georgetown is headed to the Men's College Cup final for only the second time after a convincing 2-0 win. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Art Auchenbach

    "We are extremely frustrated with U.S. Soccer's decision. They are going to lose some of the 'magic of the cup' by eliminating the under-23 segment from participation. Hopefully, they will recognize the error of their ways and rethink it for the future."

    --  Reading United AC vice president Art Auchenbach on changes in the U.S. Open Cup schedule for 2020 when the first three rounds will be played before May 1, the date before which the NCAA doesn't allow college players to play outside soccer. That will mean amateur teams like Reading United, a traditional USL League Two power, will have to play without their college players. The shift in schedule allows more time between rounds for teams to promote games and for MLS teams to begin play earlier in the season. In 2019, the first round was held May 7-8. (TheCup.us)

  • Julie Ertz voted 2019 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

    This is the second Female Player of the Year award for Ertz, who also earned the honor in 2017. Read the whole story

  • Watch: Christian Pulisic Player of the Year video

    U.S. Soccer compiled highlights of the 21-year-old's national team play upon his 2019 Male Player of the Year honor. Read the whole story

  • U.S. U-20 women beat France, tie Brazil at Nike Friendlies

    Alexa Spaanstra and Trinity Rodman scored in the U.S. U-20 women's 2-1 win over France at the Nike Friendlies on Friday. Read the whole story

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

    1. Major League Soccer will hold the 2020 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 9. Instead of a stage event held at the United Soccer Coaches Convention, the draft will be conducted during a jointly produced MLS and ESPN show. It will be streamed live on Twitter with cameras embedded with players at college or their homes and club decision-makers for real-time draftee reactions and live look-ins on draft rooms at club offices. It will also be streamed on the ESPN App, YouTube and Facebook.

    2. The USA will play the first of two men's friendlies on an European tour when it faces Netherlands on March 26 at Philips Stadion in Eindhoven. The match will be the first friendly the USA has played in Europe since Gregg Berhalter took over as U.S. head coach. In the the USA's last trip to the Netherlands, it stunned the Oranje, 4-3, in a game played in Amsterdam in 2015.

    3. The New York Red Bulls were the only U.S. team to advance to Saturday's boys under-14 quarterfinals at the ICC Futures tournament in Bradenton, Florida. The Red Bulls, who will face Paris St. Germain, beat the Michigan Wolves (2-1), ICC South all-stars (6-1) and Tottenham (2-0). The other quarterfinals: Roma-Real Madrid, Vasco da Gama-Guadalajara and Barcelona-Benfica.. On the under-15 girls side, Saturday's semifinals are LAFC Slammers-Barcelona and PDA-ICC West.