Soccer America Daily
Monday, June 1, 2020
  • MLS players approve package of concessions but final agreement unclear

    We will likely know in the next 24-36 hours if the parties have an agreement or if the league will have its first lockout. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Mary Harvey

    "Rather than commenting on what a player should or shouldn't be doing, shouldn't our focus be on why players felt the need to do this in the first place?"

    -- Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Mary Harvey, the chief executive of the Centre for Sports and Human Rights, on whether players should be disciplined for their support of the protests over the killing of George Floyd. In Germany, Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho received a yellow card for celebrating the second goal in the 6-1 over Paderborn by showing a "Justice for George Floyd" shirt. Dortmund teammate Achraf Hakimi revealed his own yellow "Justice for George Floyd" T-shirt when he later scored but was not booked. (AP)

  • Yanks Abroad: Sunday, May 31

    Germany (Bundesliga) Gio Reyna, Bor. Dortmund, sub-11 minutes (6-1 at Paderborn)
    Germany (3. Liga) Terrence Boyd, Hallescher, sub-45 minutes (2-4 at Preussen Muenster)
    Poland (Ekstraklasa) Kenny Saief, Lechia Gdansk, sub-16 minutes (4-3 vs. Arka Gdynia)

  • Statements from MLS and NWSL clubs calling for end to racism

    As of late Sunday night, 16 of 26 MLS clubs and eight of nine NWSL clubs had issued or retweeted statements on Twitter. Read the whole story

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

    1. College sports teams cut nears 100; critic says there's 'a ton of fat' elsewhere By Eric Olson (AP)
    2. Frustration (and illicit workouts) grow as youth sports remain sidelined By Mark Zeigler (San Diego Union-Tribune)
    3. Cruyff in D.C.: When the game's greatest midfielder played in the U.S. capital By Pablo Maurer (The Athletic)