Without a green light from the new Nashville mayor, the fairgounds project is stalled, more than two years after initial approval. Read the whole story
"It's not great, but it's not terrible. I think they'll be positioned to qualify for the next World Cup. I have no doubt in my mind they'll qualify the next World Cup. No doubt. ... The way the format is set for qualification, I think they'll be positioned to qualify.”
-- Bruce Arena, on the current state of the U.S. men's national team under Coach Gregg Berhalter. (ESPN FC)
The Spanish forward, who joined the Quebec club last August, has a bit of history with his new coach, French legend Thierry Henry. Read the whole story
Teenager Yenith Bailey is back on goal for Panama, which faces the USA Friday in Olympic qualifying in Houston. Read the whole story
MLS and the MLSPA will continue negotiations on a new CBA before the start of the 2020 season on Feb. 29. Read the whole story
Defender Gudmundur Thorarinsson, signed this week by NYCFC competed in Songvakeppnin, which determines Iceland's Eurovision Song representative. Read the whole story
Real Salt Lake signed Italian-American Giuseppe Rossi for the 2020 season. Read the whole story
The games to be played April 7-9 will involve 39 pro teams and the 19 first-round winners, all amateur teams. Read the whole story
1. Pleasantrees, a marijuana company, will be a sponsor of Detroit City FC, whose men's team plays in the NISA and women in the UWS. As the club’s Official Training Partner, DCFC will have training jerseys featuring the Pleasantrees logo and its indoor facility renamed Pleasantrees Field. Michigan legalized recreational marijuana in 2019 and medical marijuana in 2008. Detroit FC is also sponsored by Stroh Beer Company and Brew Detroit.2. U.S. World Cup champs Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris, who married last month, will be in the Budweiser "typical people" Super Bowl commercial, a montage that includes a firefighter, Army reservist, marathon runner and nonprofit founder.
3. Jill Ellis will be the University of Illinois’ commencement speaker at May 16 ceremonies in Memorial Stadium. Ellis, the USA's Women's World Cup-winning coach in 2015 and 2019, served has Illinois' head coach for two seasons after being hired to launch the program in 1997. She moved to UCLA in 1999.
Within living memory, Arsenal and Manchester United were a more or less guaranteed annual presence in the European Champions League Read the whole story