Soccer America Daily
Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • U.S. men's players association calls for women to be paid triple what men earn

    Among its demands: sponsors not support U.S. Soccer until there's a new CBA that includes fair revenue-sharing. Read the whole story

  • Datebook: 2020 U.S. women's national team friendlies

    March 5. USA vs. England (SheBelieves Cup), in Orlando, Fla.
    March 8. USA vs. Spain (SheBelieves Cup), in Harrison, N.J.
    March 11. USA vs. Japan (SheBelieves Cup), in Frisco, Texas
    April 10. USA vs. Australia, in Sandy, Utah.
    April 14. USA vs. Brazil, in San Jose, Calif.
    Note: USA is expected to play two friendlies in June (FIFA window) and July (pre-Olympics).

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

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

  • Results: 2020 MLS Preseason

    Wednesday, February 12
    FC Cincinnati 1 Phila. Union 0. (Ron Jans: FCC's first 50 minutes were best he's seen.)
    Columbus Crew 2 Sporting KC 0. (Gyasi Zardes opened scoring in first minute.)
    Inter Miami vs. NYCFC (No information from closed-door scrimmage.)
    LAFC 3 Toronto FC 1. (Christian Torres, 15, scored third LAFC goal.)
    Nashville SC 1 Montreal Impact 0. (Dominique Badji's late goal was the difference).
    NE Revolution 3 Colorado Rapids 1. (HG Damian Rivera, 17, scored twice for Revs.)
    Orange County SC 0 Chicago Fire 2. (C.J. Sapong had a goal and assist for Fire,)
    Orlando City 2 Tampa Bay Rowdies 1. (Lions are now 4-0-0 after second-half comeback.)
    Phoenix Rising 2 NY Red Bulls 1. (Atlanta United loanee Lagos Kunga paced comeback.)
    San Antonio FC 2 FC Dallas 3. (FCD goals from Pepi, Barrios and Ziegler in last 6 minutes.)
    Zacatepec 2 Seattle Sounders 2 (Sounders won second game against UNAM's U-20s, 2-1.)

  • SA Trivia: Name the World Cup winners who have played in MLS

    Since MLS's 1996 launch, at least one World Cup champion from 1990 to 2014 has played in the league. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Midweek Action

    Wednesday, February 12
    Cyprus (Cyta Championship) Danny Williams, Pafos, 71 minutes (3-2 vs. Apollon)
    England (Championship) Duane Holmes, Derby County, 90 minutes (2-3 at Bristol City)
    -- Tim Ream, Fulham, 90 minutes (1-1 at Millwall)
    Netherlands (KNVB Beker) Sergino Dest, Ajax, 90 minutes (3-0 at Vitesse)
    Scotland (Premier League) Niko Hamalainen, Kilmarnock, 90 minutes, 1 assist (2-1 vs. Rangers)

  • Watch: How shoelace tying leads to a goal

    Mainz 05's Robin Quaison's hat trick against Hertha Berlin includes a strike after he lulled his marker into complacency by tying his shoe-laces. Read the whole story

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

    1. Sunday's Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying final between the USA and Canada averaged 307,000 viewers on FS2, the largest audience on the Fox sports network since the 2019 Women's World Cup. Friday's deciding USA-Mexico match drew 366,000 viewers on FS1. FS1 was unavailable on Sunday because it carried NASCAR racing, which averaged 2,455,000 viewers. The viewerships for the first three Concacaf Olympic qualifiers: 195,000 (USA-Haiti on FS2), 174,000 (Panama-USA on FS1) and 325,000 (USA-Costa Rica on FS1).

    2. Eric Lichaj tore ankle ligaments in Hull City's 3-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers and is expected to be out at least 2-3 months. Lichaj has played 29 of 32 English League Championship games in 2019-20 and 241 games over the last seven Championship seasons with Hull City and Nottingham Forest. According to Hull City manager Grant McCann, teammate Herbie Kane suffered the same injury and will also likely miss the rest of the season.

    3. U.S. Club Soccer's first-ever id2 National Selection International Tour for girls players born in 2005 will take place March 13-24 when 18 girls representing 14 clubs from 10 states will travel to England to play top academies. Tricia Taliaferro, the Sunrise FC Prime girls ECNL and player development director, will serve as the head coach. The 2020 id2 tour for boys -- 2006 birth years traveling to England and Scotland -- will also take place over the same dates.

    -- Roster: Girls id2 tour

  • New U.S. U-20 coach Anthony Hudson on being the son of a superstar dad, his own playing career, and the importance of caring

    Anthony Hudson, the new U.S. men's U-20 national team coach, previously coached New Zealand and Bahrain Read the whole story

  • The Ride Home is Not a Teachable Moment

    Do you tend to criticize and dissect your child's performance after a loss but overlook many of the same mistakes because she won? Read the whole story