Wahlke, who came to U.S. Soccer from the Chicago Cubs in 2017, resigned as the federation's chief legal officer. Read the whole story
"Playing matches without supporters is sadder than dancing with your sister. It's very ugly, I watched the German football and it's lamentable. You can hear the insults and you lose the intimacy of
the great moments."
-- Spain national team coach Luis Enrique, who has a hard time watching leagues begin to return to empty stadiums after they were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. He accepted that some fans faced with confinement would find enjoyment with the games. (Colgados del Aro in Spanish)
Stam's experience in guiding teams "through transitionary periods" certainly makes him at home in Cincinnati. Read the whole story
1. Thomas Rongen (68-76-45). Best of seven seasons was 1999 double at D.C. United.
2. Frank de Boer (20-12-4). Atlanta United won 2019 Open Cup and Campeones Cup.
3. Aron Winter (7-22-15). Second season at Toronto FC opened with nine losses in a row.
4. Ruud Gullit (6-8-5). Couldn't turn around Galaxy in David Beckham's first full season.
5. Hans Westerhof (3-14-4). Replaced Rongen 11 games into Chivas USA's first season.
6. Ron Jans (1-5-4). Hired late in FC Cincinnati's first season, fired in 2020 preseason.
7. Sacha van der Most (0-1-0). Chivas USA academy director was interim coach in 2013.
Note: In parentheses is regular-season record.
Six Division I conferences have announced plans to reduce expenses by eliminating or limiting the size of their postseason tournament. 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.
The 2019 Sueno Alianza standout is one of four players from Michigan moving to the RSL residency program. Read the whole story
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3. Financial toll of coronavirus could cost college football at least $4 billion By Mark Schlabach and Paula Lavigne (ESPN)