Soccer America Daily
Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • College stars leave early to enter NWSL College Draft

    On the eve of the draft, Stanford sophomore Sophia Smith and UCLA junior Ashley Sanchez confirmed they're turning pro. Read the whole story

  • Bruce says ...

    "We have a lot of good players [in MLS]. [LAFC's] Carlos Vela would probably have an argument there. I have an excellent player, Carles Gil, in New England. But if you think about it, just about every team in the league has outstanding players. I think Chicharito would be a good addition. I wouldn't think that he'd be the best player in the league."

    -- New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena, at MLS Media Day, on the impact Mexican superstar Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, linked with a move to the LA Galaxy, would have in MLS. (ESPN FC)

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

    The LA Galaxy signed 17-year-old midfielder Jonny Perez to a Homegrown Player contract. Read the whole story

  • Top 10: Deloitte Football Money League (highest earners, 2018-19)

    1. (2) Barcelona, Spain $935.9 million
    2. (1) Real Madrid, Spain $842.9 million
    3. (3) Man. United, England $792 million
    4. (4) Bayern Munich,  Germany $734.8 million
    5. (6) Paris SG, France $707.8 million
    6. (5) Man. City, England $679.7 million
    7. (7) Liverpool, England $673.1 million
    8. (10) Tottenham, England $580 million
    9. (8) Chelsea, England $571.1 million
    10. (11) Juventus, Italy $511.7 million
    Note: In parentheses are rankings for 2017-18.

  • Watch: Scenes with chats from U.S. women's national team camp

    Samantha Mewis, Lindsey Horan and Carli Lloyd wear microphones during practice in Florida as the USA preps for Olympic qualifying. Read the whole story

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

    1. MLS sponsor Bodyarmor has signed partnerships with 19 MLS clubs: 18 current teams plus Austin FC, which will begin play in 2021. The announcement was made at an MLS 25th anniversary event at LAFC's Banc of California Stadium with Kobe Bryant, a Bodyarmor investor, and MLS players. Bodyarmor was announced in September 2019 as the official sports drink of MLS in the United States, starting in January 2020, in the largest multi-year partnership in the company's history.

    2. The Tampa Bay Rowdies launched a U-23 team that will join USL League Two for the 2020 season and compete in the Southeast Division. The team will play all its home matches at Al Lang Stadium. The Rowdies are also starting a women's team in the WPSL (run in association with Pinellas County United SC), and the Tampa Bay United Rowdies Development Academy (run in association with Tampa Bay United).

    3. Sacramento Republic FC made 17-year-olds Mario Penagos and Hayden Sargis its first academy players it has signed to pro contracts since it was awarded an MLS team to begin in 2022. Sac Republic had three players from its academy sign with German teams last summer after they turned 18: Quincy Butler (Hoffenheim), Roberto Hategan (Nuremberg) and Travian Sousa (Hamburg).