Soccer America Daily
Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Brian McBride named U.S. men's national team general manager

    The National Soccer Hall of Famer fills the position previously held by Earnie Stewart, now U.S. Soccer's sporting director. Read the whole story

  • Christian Pulisic sidelined with 'nasty' thigh injury

    Pulisic will be out of action at Chelsea for several weeks after being injured in training for last Sunday's FA Cup match. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Jurgen Klopp

    "This morning, I woke up, went into the kitchen, made a coffee for my missus, made myself a cup of tea and food for the dog. It is raining like crazy and I am standing in the garden with the dog. That is how it is."

    -- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, saying there is nothing special about his life as the Reds are on the threshold of breaking a European record. They have 19 wins and one tie in their first 20 games and a win over Tottenham will give them 61 points in their first 21 games, something no other team in one of Europe's biggest leagues has ever earned. (Telegraph)

  • San Jose Earthquakes: GM Fioranelli gets new contract, Fox steps down as president

    After a 4-21-9, the worst record in their history, in 2018, the Quakes rebounded under Matias Almeyda before a late-season collapse. Read the whole story

  • Watch: Nashville SC's remarkable welcome of its first SuperDraft pick

    GM Mike Jacobs and Nashville SC fans drove 300 miles to greet Jack Maher at his Illinois home upon the Indiana defender being picked. Read the whole story

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

    Sporting Kansas City acquired 25-year-old central midfielder Gadi Kinda on a one-year loan from Israeli club Beitar Jerusalem. Read the whole story

  • MLS Moves: USL signings

    Inter Miami. John McCarthy (Tampa Bay), Denso Ulysse (Tacoma), George Acosta (Austin), Julian Kiesewetter (El Paso).
    LAFC. Danny Musovski (Reno 1868).
    Nashville SC. Ken Tribbett, Taylor Washington, Derrick Jones, Matt LaGrassa, Cameron Lancaster, Daniel Rios, Alan Winn (all Nashville SC).
    NY Red Bulls. Jared Stroud, Chris Lema (both NY Red Bulls II).
    Orlando City. Jordan Bender (Orlando City B),
    Real Salt Lake. Maikel Chang (Real Monarchs), Alvin Jones (OKC Energy FC).
    Sporting KC. Amadou Dia (Phoenix).

  • NWSL: Champion Courage deals 'irreplaceable' Zerboni to Sky Blue FC

    North Carolina gets the rights to Hailie Mace, who joined Rosengard in Sweden last season instead of playing in New Jersey. Read the whole story

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

    1. U.S. Soccer named Matt Potter to the full-time position as head coach of the U.S. under-23 women's national team. His contract had not been extended after eight seasons as a head coach of the University of Oklahoma. He was replaced by U.S. U-20 coach Mark Carr. Potter replaces B.J. Snow, who has been coaching the U-23s in addition to his duties as director of talent identification. Snow worked at U.S. Soccer for seven years and coached the U.S. U-17s in two World Cup cycles. He will become the head of ProQuo Sports, a company dedicated to creating equity for women's sports in in the United States.

    Provisional Rosters: Concacaf Olympic Women's Qualifying Championship

    2. Dillon Powers signed with Scottish Championship leader Dundee United through the 2020-21 season. The The 28-year-old midfielder spent seven seasons in MLS, most recently with Orlando City, which declined his contract option for the 2020 season. He joins fellow American Ian Harkes at the Terrors, who lead the second-tier Championship by 14 points.

    3. New York City FC promoted Mehdi Ballouchy from its academy to become an assistant coach on new head coach Ronny Deila's staff. The Moroccan-born Ballouchy is a 10-year MLS veteran, having finished his career with NYCFC in 2016. He joined the club's academy program the next year and most recently coached its U-15s.