On ESPN's Banter with Taylor Twellman, the Union captain likened the idea of MLS's relaunching in Orlando to being in a "luxury prison." Read the whole story
"We want, through this return to the field, to send a message and a positive image, not just for our society, but also to the whole world that Costa Rica can do it, [which is] distinct from other
countries, including world powers, that haven't been able to."
-- Julian Solano, president of the union of Costa Rican first division clubs on the Liga Proamerica's relaunch this week. Its quick recovery from the the coronavirus pandemic has been credited to the country's strong health-care system that limited the outbreak, as well as the joint work of clubs and players to institute protocols. (ESPN)
The NCAA Division II Presidents Council approved reductions in all sports as part of changes to lessen the financial impact from COVID-19. Read the whole story
*Akron (17). Men: cross country, golf; Women: tennis.
*Bowling Green (17). Men: baseball.
**Central Michigan (16). Men: indoor and outdoor track & field.
**Cincinnati (18). Men: soccer.
*East Carolina (16): Men: swimming, tennis; Women: swimming, tennis.
*FIU (16). Men: indoor track & field.
*Furman (18). Men: baseball, lacrosse.
*Old Dominion (18). Men: wrestling.
*Wisconsin-Green Bay (18). Men: golf; Women: golf.
*Sponsors men's and women's soccer. **Sponsors women's soccer.
Note: In parentheses is the number of varsity sports that will be sponsored in 2020-21.
There were six positive tests out of 748 Premier League players and club staff tested for COVID-19 before training resumed. Read the whole story
1. USL players' pay cut negotiations reveal a deeper, more dangerous rift By Jeff Rueter (The Athletic)
2. Why youth sports may have an easier time returning to action than the pros By Tom Schad (USA Today)
3. What travel will look like for the next year or two By Chris McGinnis (San Francisco Chronicle)
The Club Champions League, founded in 1997, calls itself "the first club-to-club, and largest, club-based youth soccer league in the United States." Read the whole story