Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Gio Reyna celebrates dream European debut with game-winning assist

    At 17, Reyna became the youngest American to ever play in the Champions League, in Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 win over PSG. Read the whole story

  • FC Cincinnati: An unmitigated disaster

    Less than two weeks before the start of the 2020 season, head coach Ron Jans quit amid an MLS investigation. Read the whole story

  • New MLS Fan Code of Conduct viewed by ISC as 'significant, positive step' in fan relations

    Talks between MLS and the Independent Supporters Council and club fan groups led to the change in language. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger

    "You will be not offside if any part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker's body are in front. That will sort it out and you will no longer have decisions about millimeters and a fraction of the attacker being in front of the defensive line."

    -- Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, now FIFA's chief of global football development, on his proposal to shift the benefit of the doubt back in favor of the attacker on close offside decisions. IFAB will meet in Belfast on Feb. 29 to vote on the law change, which needs six votes out of eight to pass. (FIFA holds four of the votes while the other four are held by football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.) (talkSPORT)

  • CCL Recap: Short-handed Atlanta United opens with 1-1 draw in Honduras

    Josef Martinez and Pity Martinez teamed for the Five Stripes' equalizer a minute after Motagua had gone ahead. Read the whole story

  • CCL Recap: Late giveaway is costly for LAFC in 2-0 defeat

    LAFC put itself in a hole in its Concacaf Champions League debut, dropping a 2-0 decision at Mexico's Leon. Read the whole story

  • Results: Concacaf Champions League (Round of 16, First Leg)

    Tuesday, February 18
    Portmore United (JAM) 1 Cruz Azul (MEX) 2. (S.Smith 74; Parresini 90+5, Rodriguez 90+6.)
    Motagua (HON) 1 Atlanta United 1. (Moreira 34; J.Martinez 35.)
    Leon (MEX) 2 LAFC 0. (Meneses 21, Mena 88.)

  • Roster Moves: Major League Soccer 2020

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

  • Watch: Ball-loving hound turn players into dogcatchers

    It took a while, but they finally figured out how to coax a playful pup off the field during a Turkish second division game. Read the whole story

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

    1. The Philadelphia Union has granted Subaru of America multi-year naming rights to its 18,500-seat stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania. Subaru Park marks the first time Subaru has entered into a partnership with a major league sports team. The agreement includes enhancements for fans and fan viewing at the stadium but also support for programs centered around youth soccer, pediatric cancer, pet adoption, and environmental sustainability in the greater Philadelphia community.

    2. Sky Blue FC has completed the move from Central Jersey to North Jersey with an agreement to share the New York Red Bulls' practice facility in East Hanover for the 2020 NWSL season. After playing two games at Red Bull Arena in Harrison in 2019, Sky Blue will play its complete 2020 NWSL schedule in the Red Bulls' home stadium. In 2019, it played its games at Yurcak Field on the campus Rutgers University, its home for the first seven NWSL seasons, and trained at Georgian Court University.

    3. The NWSL's next commissioner will be a woman and an announcement of her name will be made in the "coming weeks," but that's all we know about the league's transition period. NWSL president Amanda Duffy departed last Friday and assumed her role as the executive vice president of the Orlando Pride. The role of NWSL commissioner has been vacant since Jeff Plush resigned in March 2017.

  • Manchester City ban and quitter Klinsmann highlight Champions League stranglehold

    Last week Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two years. In Germany, Jurgen Klinsmann resigned as coach of Hertha Berlin after … Read the whole story