It's been a difficult transition for the U.S. men's national team since the disastrous qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup. Read the whole story
Tuesday, January 28
England (Championship) Geoff Cameron, QPR, 90 minutes (1-2 at Blackburn Rovers)
-- Duane Holmes, Derby County, 78 minutes, 1 assist (2-3 at Luton Town)
-- Eric Lichaj, Hull City, 90 minutes (1-2 vs. Huddersfield Town)
-- Antonee Robinson, Wigan Athletic, 90 minutes (2-1 vs. Sheffield Wednesday)
England (League One) Matthew Olosunde, Rotherham United, sub-2 minutes (1-0 at Ipswich Town)
Germany (2. Bundesliga) Julian Green, Greuther Fuerth, 31 minutes (3-0 vs. St. Pauli)
Scotland (FA Cup) Ian Harkes, Dundee United, 65 minutes (2-4 at Hibernian)
-- Dillon Powers, Dundee United, 90 minutes (2-4 at Hibernian)
Spain (Copa del Rey) Shaq Moore, Tenerife, 120 minutes (3-3 vs. Athletic Bilbao, 2-4 on PKs)
The record could fall on Wednesday when Canada opens Olympic qualifying against tiny St. Kitts & Nevis. Read the whole story
Thanks to goals by Christen Press, Lynn Williams, Lindsey Horan and Carli Lloyd, the USA opened Olympic qualifying with a 4-0 win. Read the whole story
"At the end we were able to score three goals in the second half so it was better than the first half but still not as good as this team can play. I believe as the tournament goes by, we’re going to see a little bit better USA team.”
-- Coach Vlatko Andonovski, after the USA beat Haiti, 4-0, in his first competitive game at the helm, the opening of women's Olympic qualifying. (Houston Chronicle)
Rarely will you see a 4-0 game in which the victor impresses as little as the USA did against Haiti. Read the whole story
Real Salt Lake signed Italian-American Giuseppe Rossi for the 2020 season. Read the whole story
American Sandra Serafini was selected to serve as an assessor at the U-20 World Cup qualifying competition. Read the whole story
1. The U.S. under-18 women's national team opened with a pair of wins at the Tricontinental Cup. The U-18s beat China, 2-0, on goals by Karly Reeves and Maggie
Graham. Michelle Cooper led the USA with a pair of goals in the 5-0 win over Norway on Tuesday night. Aislynn Crowder, Mollie Griswold and Reeves also scored for the USA, which closes out
tournament play on Friday against the Netherlands at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
2. Tim Hanley, MLS's longest-serving coach through the 2018 season, is back in the league as assistant coach of the Columbus Crew. As a goalkeeper and assistant coach, he has been part of three MLS Cup titles, serving San Jose (1997-99, 2001-05, 2015-2017), Houston (2006, 2009-14), LA Galaxy (2007) and Philadelphia (2018). The Crew also hired former Sports Illustrated soccer writer Liviu Bird as a video analyst and McKenzie Bostic as player care coordinator.
3. MLS expansion team Austin FC hired Spaniard Juan Delgado as its academy technical director. Most recently, Delgado was head of scouting for the Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar, where he designed scouting strategy for the Qatari national team. Before that, he was technical director of Valencia's academy and director of coaching for its youth teams.
Like the FA Cup, the U.S. Open Cup started as a national championship when no league could claim to be the country's top division. Read the whole story