Soccer America Daily
Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans 'stepping away' during investigation into alleged racist remark

    The move follows an MLSPA complaint and ensures that players could "speak freely to locker room issues that have arisen." Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe

    "I can't believe it is not mandatory to vote. You should have to vote as a citizen. I've endorsed Elizabeth Warren in the primaries. Whoever the [Democratic Party] candidate is they have 100 percent backing from me in whatever way I can be impactful. There are a million ways people can support. Just getting people to vote and understanding how important the census is for the next 10 years of people's lives, which will affect a whole generation. It's all of our responsibility to do that. People think it is so much more of a burden than it actually is. You don't have to spend 20 hours a week to have an impact on the election. If you have the money, you can donate. You can donate your time, you can canvass. You can spread the word. Educate and inform yourself. Being an informed citizen is the first step, and that is so much more impactful than being an uninformed citizen."

    -- Megan Rapinoe on dipping her toe into politics during the 2020 president election. Rapinoe spoke at the Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley, drawing 6,500 women. (San Jose Mercury-News)

  • Oregon soccer community mourns loss of ex-Timbers captain Jimmy Conway

    The former Irish international passed away Friday morning at the age of 73 after a long battle with trauma-induced dementia. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Weekend Action

    Friday, February 14
    Germany (Bundesliga) Tim Chandler, Ein. Frankfurt, 90 minutes (0-4 at Bor. Dortmund)
    -- Gio Reyna, Bor. Dortmund, sub-16 minutes (4-0 vs. Ein. Frankfurt)
    Netherlands (Eereste Divisie) Chris Gloster, Jong PSV, 90 minutes (1-1 at Eindhoven)
    -- Richie Ledezma, Jong PSV, 59 minutes, 1 red card (1-1 at Eindhoven)
    Scotland (Championship) Ian Harkes, Dundee United, 77 minutes (0-0 at Alloa Athletic)
    -- Dillon Powers, Dundee United, 90 minutes (0-0 at Alloa Athletic)
    Turkey (SuperLig) Tyler Boyd, Besiktas, sub-16 minutes (0-1 at Istanbul Basaksehir)

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

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

  • Watch: A last-minute field fix from Brazil

    Copa do Brasil referee Alisson Furtado noticed the penalty area was nearly three yards short and put the grounds crew to work. Read the whole story

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

    1. SD Loyal named Stone Brewing as its jersey sponsor for its first season in the USL Championship. As part of the three-year partnership, Southern California's largest independent craft brewery will have year-round and special release beers available at all SD Loyal games, alongside a selection of other craft-only offerings.

    2. NISA is set to announce New Amsterdam FC as its second team in New York. The team would play out of The Bronx and is hoping to use Fordham University's Coffey Field. The New York Cosmos will join NISA for its fall 2020 season. A possible third NISA team in the New York area: the UPSL's Astoria (Queens) Knights.

    3. Athletico Lanier will join the NPSL for the 2020 season. The club is part of the Lanier Soccer Association and based in Gainesville, Georgia. It will begin competition in the East Region's Southeast Conference in 2020.

  • There will be no winners in current U.S. Soccer labor negotiations

    In any mudslinging battle, we reach a point at which everyone ends up dirty. Read the whole story

  • How much longer can soccer put up with the clueless IFAB?

    Surely it is time to cry Enough! and do away with the antiquated and dangerously useless International Football Association Board, IFAB? Read the whole story

  • Why kids keep playing sports -- and inaccurate gender-based stereotypes

    What makes kids drop out of sports, and equally importantly, what can we do to keep kids playing? Read the whole story