Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Inter Miami lands best MLS signing yet from Liga MX with Rodolfo Pizarro

    The 26-year-old midfielder has arguably been the best Mexican player in Liga MX over the last six seasons. Read the whole story

  • MLS Moves: 2020 DP or AM deals for Liga MX players

    1. Oswaldo Alanis, Mexico (Guadalajara to San Jose, loan, TAM)
    2. *Lucas Cavallini, Canada (Puebla to Vancouver, transfer, DP)
    3. *Edison Flores, Peru (Morelia to D.C. United, transfer, DP)
    4. Franco Jara, Argentina (Pachuca to FC Dallas, free, DP)
    5. Fernando Meza, Argentina (Tijuana to Atlanta United, transfer, TAM)
    6. *Felipe Mora, Chile (UNAM to Portland, loan, TAM)
    7. Cristhian Paredes, Paraguay (Club America to Portland, permanent transfer, AM)
    8. *Rodolfo Pizarro, Mexico (Monterrey to Inter Miami, transfer, DP)
    9. *Alan Pulido, Mexico (Guadalajara to Sporting KC, transfer, DP)
    10. *Lucas Zelarayan, Argentina (Tigres to Columbus, transfer, DP)
    *Signed for club-record transfer fee.
    2019: 5 (Bou, Corona, Fernandez, O.Gonzalez, Fierro). 2018: 5 (Juarez, Paredes, Quintero, Ruidiaz, Villafana).

  • U.S. women bring in 26 players for pre-SheBelieves Cup camp

    Vlatko Andonovski named all 20 players from the Olympic qualifying roster plus six other players. Read the whole story

  • Tweet du jour: Paul Arriola

    "A few days back on February 15th, as many know, I suffered an ACL injury to my right knee that will take months to recover from. As of now it is still unclear on a timeline of events as we consult with doctors and physicians to figure out what the next best step is for myself, my career, and my knee.  I want to thank everyone for their kind messages and prayers. I love you guys and I know 100% that I will be back stronger than ever."

    -- U.S. national team winger Paul Arriola, who confirmed the knee injury he suffered in the first half of D.C. United's 1-0 preseason win over Orlando City on Saturday was an ACL injury. The Washington Post reported that the extent of the injury and timetable for Arriola's comeback are not yet known but it might not have been a full tear that would have likely kept him out of the entire 2019 MLS season. (@PaulArriola)

  • Tim Weah injured again In first game back after six-month absence

    Weah confirmed that he had been injured but described the latest hamstring injury as a "small setback for a major comeback." Read the whole story

  • CCL Preview: A first for LAFC's Carlos Vela

    The Mexican star will play his first official club match on home soil in his 14-year career when LAFC opens at Leon on Tuesday. Read the whole story

  • CCL Preview: Atlanta United just 'a little bit thin' for trip to San Pedro Sula

    Injuries and work visa holdups mean the Five Stripes will be short-handed against Honduran club Motagua. Read the whole story

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

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

  • Datebook: Americans in Europe

    UEFA Champions League (Round of 16, First Leg)
    Tuesday: Bor. Dortmund (Gio Reyna, first team) vs. Paris SG
    Wednesday: Tottenham vs. RB Leipzig (Tyler Adams, injured)
    Feb. 25: Chelsea (Christian Pulisic, injured) vs. Bayern Munich

    Europa League (Round of 32, First Leg)
    Thursday: Ajax (Sergino Dest, first team; Alex Mendez, second team) vs. Getafe
    -- Man. United vs. Club Brugge (Ethan Horvath, first team)
    -- Salzburg (Jesse Marsch, coach) vs. Ein. Frankfurt (Tim Chandler, first team)
    -- Braga vs. Rangers (Matt Polster, first team)
    -- Espanyol vs. Wolves (Owen Otasowie, first team)
    -- Malmo (Romain Gall, first team) vs. Wolfsburg (John Brooks, first team; Uly Llanez, U-19 team)

  • Watch: Tifo of the Year frontrunner from Borussia Dortmund fans

    Ahead of their team's 4-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund fans raised the bar on pregame tifo art. Read the whole story

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

    1. Detroit City FC will shortly pay off the $725,500 it raised to renovate Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck. It moved into the stadium, which opened in 1936 and seats 7,933, in 2016. The funds were raised through the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption Act and used for improvements to the bleachers, locker rooms, restrooms and lighting. Le Rouge will move from the NPSL to NISA in 2020 and open at home March 21 against the Oakland Roots. DCFC will also field team in United Women's Soccer for the first time.

    2. United Soccer Coaches and the U.S. Armed Forces Sports Council withdrew their proposed U.S. Soccer bylaw amendment that would have allowed them to vote on the at-large member to the federation's board that includes 15 voting directors. At issue: the weighting of votes between large and smaller organizations. As associate members, two organizations have one weighted vote each at the National Council but can't vote on the election of the at-large position currently held by U.S. Club Soccer's Mike Cullina.

    3. NISA's Pro League membership was approved by U.S. Soccer's National Council on Saturday at the federation's AGM meeting in Nashville. The eight-team league kicks off play with its spring 2020 season on Feb. 28. Its teams are 1904FC (San Diego), Cal United Strikers FC, Chattanooga FC, Detroit City FC, Los Angeles Force, Michigan Stars, Oakland Roots SC and Stumptown Athletic (Charlotte).

  • Wow! UEFA nails Man City -- and how

    Something to classify alongside flying pigs: one of soccer's richest clubs being severely punished by the sport itself. Read the whole story