The Mexican star is excited about his move to the LA Galaxy but nostalgic about "retiring from the European dream." Read the whole story
"It's going to be competitive with every team. I don't think he's going to make a difference. It's one team, he's one player. It's a team sport."
-- San Jose Earthquakes defender Nick Lima, dowplaying the impact Javier Hernandez will have at the Quakes' long-time California rival, the LA Galaxy. (MLSSoccer.com)
Ticos coach Ronald Gonzalez picked seven current and five former MLS players for the Feb. 1 friendly. Read the whole story
"I a hundred percent made a mistake there. What came out, I didn't mean it to come out that way and it was a big lesson for me. I think anyone that truly knows me and has worked with me, players and
staff, even in Colorado, we had a tough time changing the team. It was a tough period and right up until that last couple of minutes I defended the team. That had just been my way. That certainly is
not a reflection of who I am, but it was certainly a mistake that I take full responsibility for."
-- New U.S. under-20 men's national team coach Anthony Hudson, saying he cringes when he looks back at what he said days before he was fired as the Colorado Rapids head coach in May 2019. After a 1-0 loss at Atlanta United dropped the Rapids to 0-7-2, he said he was "fighting down the bottom with a bottom group of players." (SBI Soccer)
The LA Galaxy signed 17-year-old midfielder Jonny Perez to a Homegrown Player contract. Read the whole story
The Brazilian scored in the 84th minute to give Liverpool a 2-1 win over Wolves, its 14th straight EPL victory. Read the whole story
1. Ron Patel has left New Mexico United to become the president of USL Championship rival Rio Grande Valley FC, based in Edinburg, Texas.
Patel was the first employee and chief revenue officer at New Mexico United, which led the USL Championship in attendance in its first season with an average of 12,693 fans a game in 2019. Previously,
he had been the president of the Albuquerque Sol, which plays in the USL League Two.
2. Two more USL Championship teams, Louisville City and New Mexico United, will field under-23 teams in USL League Two for the 2020 season. Three MLS teams and six USL Championship teams will have U-23 teams in USL League Two in 2020. It was also announced that a team will begin play in Peoria, bringing to 14 the number of new USL League Two teams in 2020.
3. Bob Thompson has been confirmed as the men's head coach at Boston College, replacing Ed Kelly, who retired in November after 32 years in charge of the Eagles. Thompson led BC as interim coach the last two months of the 2019 season that ended with a loss to Washington in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Thompson, a BC alumnus, came from UMass Lowell in 2018 to work as associate coach.