Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • ECNL vs. Girls DA hits tipping point: North Carolina Courage and Georgia's UFA leave U.S. Soccer's league

    U.S. Soccer launched its Girls DA for the 2017-18 season, sparking a turf war with the well-established Girls ECNL, which kicked off in 2009. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Alexander Hleb

    "In Belarus, it's like no one cares [about the novel coronavirus]. It's incredible. All the world now watches the Belarusian league. Everybody should go to their television and see us.  When the NHL closed the season, a lot of ice hockey players went to Russia to play. Maybe Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo might come to the Belarus league to continue. You know?"

    -- Former Belarus national team and Arsenal and Barcelona star Alexander Hleb on the Belarusian Premier League kicking off the 2020 season last week with fans in the stands despite the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Belarus is the last European nation still playing. (Sun)

  • SA Movie Choice: 'Bend it Like Beckham' ages well, mostly

    A women's soccer movie with David Beckham's name in the title grossed $20 million within three months of its U.S. release. Read the whole story

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

    1. Ulysses Llanez has joined the Wolfsburg first team. Llanez, who debuted for the USA in February, has spent his first season in Germany with the Wolfsburg U-19s. Wolfsburg returned to training on Monday, working in four small groups at staggered times in the club gym. Players used four different locker rooms.

    2. Detroit City FC signed a three-year agreement with Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers to be its premier sponsors, including the jersey sponsors of both the men's team in the NISA and new women's team in UWS starting in 2021.

    3. Nashville United has joined the NWSL as an expansion team in the East Region's Southeast Conference for the 2020 season. The club has a long history as an amateur team in USASA competitions.

  • When in-person training and games are not possible, the coach can still coach

    How can we engage and encourage our players while training in person is suspended? Read the whole story