The youngsters on the U.S. squad were able to make a "seamless transition" into the squad, says the U.S. boss. Read the whole story
"I don't think I will ever be happy with how I was treated between 2016 and 2019. I was in the best form of my career but was told I would not be a starter no matter how well or how hard I worked at
training or how many goals I score. Listening to people label me as too old and that I was better as a super sub was difficult since I knew this was not the case."
-- Carli Lloyd, who led the USA with 16 goals in 2019 despite playing mostly in a reserve role. At 38, she says she's not thinking past the 2020 Olympics and enjoying a boost in confidence from the appointment of Vlatko Andonovski as U.S. women's head coach. (Los Angeles Times)
The Grenadieres, the region's fastest developing national team, took the USA to penalties in the 2018 Concacaf U-20 semifinals. Read the whole story
Fox Sports and TUDN will carry Olympic women's qualifying. Read the whole story
The Bundesliga's Top 10 goalkeeper bloopers courtesy of Bundesliga TV included the keeper who was taking a drink. Read the whole story
Real Salt Lake signed Italian-American Giuseppe Rossi for the 2020 season. Read the whole story
1. Mauricio Isais, an 18-year-old Texas native who grew up in North Carolina, made his Liga MX debut, coming on for the last 19
minutes of Leon's 3-0 win over Pachuca. Isais is playing for Leon on loan from Pachuca, which discovered the attacking midfielder at the 2017 Sueno Alianza de Futbol's showcase. Pachuca and Leon are
owned by Grupo Pachuca. In 2019, Isais played for Leon's U-20s and third division Tuzos Pachuca.
2. Mike Muñoz has been named head coach of Toronto FC II, which plays in USL League One. Muñoz spent the last six years with the LA Galaxy, where he served as Galaxy Academy Director and coached Galaxy II from January 2017 to July 2019, when he was replaced by Junior Gonzalez. At Toronto FC II, Munoz replaces Michael Rabasca. Munoz worked with FC Toronto head coach Greg Vanney at Real Salt Lake-Arizona and Chiva USA.3. After serving as the “Voice of the Crew” since the team's 1996 launch, Dwight Burgess is stepping down. The 59-year-old served in TV and radio booths for Columbus Crew games and hosted various Crew SC television and radio programs. Burgess, who also works high school, college and other pro events, is not retiring from broadcasting and will continue coaching Wittenberg University men’s soccer team.