Soccer America Daily
Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Market Watch: Spanish-language viewerships drive huge gap between recent U.S. national team audiences

    Univision network audiences for the U.S. men were more than triple than for the men or women on English-language TV for August-November 2019. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Jason Kreis

    "My general feeling is that the teams have been pretty cooperative. We've had five camps now and we haven't really been told no by a European club that we wanted to call in one of these U-23 player from. That hasn't always been the case with all the MLS clubs. I think people have a little bit of a feeling that it's only going to happen in Europe, and that's not the case. It happens with the MLS teams as well."

    -- U.S. under-23 men's national team coach Jason Kreis on getting players released from their clubs, which are under no obligation to release them, even during FIFA windows, for age-group teams. (SBI Soccer)

  • Watch: Spike the puppy join VetDogs training with Atlanta United partnership

    Spike will attend home games as part of his training with America's VetDogs, the service dog provider to U.S. veterans. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Weekend action

    Friday, January 24
    England (League One) Lyndon Gooch, Sunderland, 90 minutes (0-0 vs. Doncaster Rovers)
    Germany (Bundesliga) Gio Reyna, Borussia Dortmund, sub-2 minutes (5-1 vs. FC Cologne)
    Germany (3. Liga) Terrence Boyd, Hallescher, 90 minutes (0-1 at Hansa Rostock)
    Netherlands (Eerste Divisie) Alex Mendez, Jong Ajax, 90 minutes, 1 assist (3-3 at NEC)

  • 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

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

    1. Honduras will host the 2020 Concacaf Under-20 Men's Championship, which will serve as qualifying for the 2021 Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia. It will be the first  regional championship for new U.S. U-20 coach Anthony Hudson. The two-stage regional competition will take place June 20-July 5 in San Pedro Sula. The USA will face Costa Rica, Jamaica and St. Kitts & Nevis in group play. The top three teams will advance to the round of 16 June 27-28. The four quarterfinal winners will qualify for Indonesia 2021.

    2. The Houston Dash acquired defender Erin Simon on a transfer from England's West Ham United in exchange for allocation money, the first time an NWSL team has used the new player mechanism and paid a transfer fee. Simon, who grew up in New Jersey and attended Syracuse University, previously played in the NWSL for Sky Blue FC.

    3. Oakland Roots named Giuseppe DePalo as their general manager for the 2020 NISA spring season. He served as the head of recruitment at the Seattle Sounders' academy program. Previously, he was the head coach at Nova Southeastern in Florida and later coached the NPSL's Miami Fusion and served as an assistant for Miami FC during its 2018 NPSL championship season.