Soccer America Daily
Friday, May 29, 2020
  • Premier League and Serie A will give 'summer of soccer' new meaning

    Clubs in England and Italy will be playing continuously into late summer to complete their league, cup and European seasons. Read the whole story

  • MLS clubs set to move into second phase of voluntary training

    Chicago and D.C. United begin individual workouts on Friday, leaving San Jose as the only team not cleared to train. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Derek Merrin

    "It is not a question of whether these projects are worthy. It is a question of priorities. As times change so should our priorities. We do not know what the future holds."

    -- Representative Derek Merrin, a Republican from the Toledo and sponsor of the Ohio House version of the state capital budget reappropriation bill that would slice about $584 million from the $1.3 billion proposal in the Ohio Senate, including the $20 million state share of the Columbus Crew's new downtown stadium and $4 million for FC Cincinnati's West End stadium project. In removing projects for universities and colleges and sports and cultural facilities to deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 lockdown, Merrim said the bill supports "projects that directly impact the health and safety of Ohioans." Those seeking funding will have an opportunity to present their case why their projects shouldn't be trimmed from the budget. (Columbus Dispatch)

  • Five things to know about ... Frauen-Bundesliga

    The German league is the first women's pro league to restart, thanks in part to the financial support of top men's clubs. Read the whole story

  • Program cuts: 2020-21 NCAA Division I sports

    *Alabama-Huntsville (D2 M/W). Men: ice hockey, tennis; Women: tennis.
    Appalachian State (W). Men: soccer, tennis, indoor track & field.
    Akron (M/W). Men: cross country, golf; Women: tennis.
    Bowling Green (M/W). Men: baseball.
    Brown (M/W): Men: Cross country, fencing, golf, squash, indoor and outdoor track & field; Women: Equestrian, fencing, golf, skiing, squash.
    Central Michigan (W). Men: indoor and outdoor track & field.
    Cincinnati (W). Men: soccer.
    East Carolina (W): Men: swimming, tennis; Women: swimming, tennis.
    FIU (M/W). Men: indoor track & field.
    Furman (M/W). Men: baseball, lacrosse.
    Old Dominion (M/W). Men: wrestling.
    Wisconsin-Green Bay (M/W). Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
    *Men's ice hockey was only Division I sport.
    Note: M=sponsors men's soccer; W=sponsors women's soccer.

  • Austria's LASK Linz pays steep price for breaking back-to-training rules

    The Bundeslga's first-stage winner was docked 12 points, dropping out of the lead it held over Jesse Marsch's Salzburg. Read the whole story

  • Friday morning: What we're reading (and listening to)

    1. Tata Martino's next phase for Mexico is on hold By Felipe Cardenas (The Athletic)
    2. Union's Kacper Przybylko ready to play again after overcoming coronavirus, but he doesn't like MLS's Orlando plan By Jonathan Tannenwald (Philadelphia Inquirer)
    3. Texas sports fans will soon be allowed to attend outdoor pro games, Gov. Greg Abbott says By Alex Samuels (Texas Tribune)

  • Pandemic won't halt NWSL's momentum

    A few years earlier, a pandemic might have been the NWSL's death knell. But it is set to become the first U.S. pro team ... Read the whole story