Soccer America Daily
Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Women's soccer milestone: Christine Sinclair breaks Abby Wambach's scoring record

    With two goals in Canada's 11-0 win over St. Kitts & Nevis in Concacaf Olympic qualifying, Christine Sinclair broke the women's national team scoring … Read the whole story

  • Results: Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying (Matchday 1)

    Tuesday, January 28
    Group A Costa Rica 6 Panama 1. (Herrera 9, 72, R.R.Rodriguez pen. 15, S.Cruz 67, Chinchilla 70, Elizondo 83; Castillo 45.)
    USA 4 Haiti 0. (Press 2, Williams 67, Horan 73, Lloyd 90+3. Att.: 4,363.)
    Wednesday, January 29
    Group B Canada 11 St. Kitts & Nevis 0 (Sinclair pen. 7, 23, Leon 12, 26, 43, 80, Lawrence Goal 18, 57, Riviere 40, Fleming 54, Huitema 74.)
    Mexico 1 Jamaica 0. (Cuellar 36. Att.: 1,489)

  • What They're Saying: Juergen Klopp

    "The best way is you don't breathe pretty much or you jump in the water, don't breathe and then come out after 38 games and then you have a look what happened there. It's difficult enough because we are not underwater. That's how we really see it."

    -- Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp's crystal clear explanation of why beating all 19 other EPL teams this season -- achieved with Wednesday's 2-0 win over West Ham -- wasn't on his mind. (LiverpoolFC.com)

  • Yanks Abroad: Midweek action

    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)
    Mexico (Copa MX) Rubio Rubin, Dorados, 86 minutes (0-1 vs. Guadalajara, aggregate 2-2; 4-2 on PKs)
    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)
    Wednesday, January 29
    England (League One) Lyndon Gooch, Sunderland, 90 minutes (1-0 at Tranmere)
    Mexico (Copa MX) Jonathan Gonzalez, Monterrey, 90 minutes (3-0 vs. Celaya, aggregate: 7-3)
    -- Jonathan Suarez, Queretaro, 72 minutes, (1-3 at FC Juarez, aggregate: 4-5)
    Scotland (Premier League) Matt Polster, Rangers, 90 minutes, yellow card (2-0 vs. Johnston Town)

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

    Real Salt Lake signed Italian-American Giuseppe Rossi for the 2020 season. Read the whole story

  • Watch: The Shirley Cruz golazo for Costa Rica in Olympic qualifying

    A Goal of the Month candidate came from Shirley Cruz, who first-time volleyed home a corner kick in the Ticas' 6-1 win over Panama. Read the whole story

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

    1. The latest developments in the College Admissions Scandal include, a guilty plea by Xiaoning Sui, who allegedly paid to have her son admitted into UCLA through the men's soccer department. Her plea deal comes a week after former UCLA men's coach Jorge Salcedo, who has pleaded not guilty on five charges, including conspiracy to commit racketeering, accused UCLA of using athlete admissions “as a vehicle to raise funds” in a motion filed by his attorneys to subpoena documents from UCLA.

    2. RP Sports Investments, headed by Jacksonville Armada owner Robert Palmer, received unanimous City Council approval on a land option agreement enabling it to pursue the construction of a downtown soccer-specific stadium. The Armada joined the NPSL after the NASL folded in 2017. Club president Nathan Walter told The Florida Times-Union that the approval clears a hurdle toward bringing pro soccer back to Jacksonville.

    3. Cony Konstin, Director of Coaching of Oregon youth club Westside Timbers, has been named head coach of Trinidad & Tobago men's futsal national team. Also a FIFA and Concacaf Futsal coaching instructor, Konstin previously served as head coach of the T&T U-18 women's futsal team.

  • New US Youth Soccer CEO Skip Gilbert on his soccer roots, the USSF's 'huge responsibility,' and working with MLS

    U.S. Youth Soccer, the largest member of the U.S. Soccer with about 3 million players under its umbrella, began the year with a new … Read the whole story