Soccer America Daily
Friday, June 12, 2020
  • Cindy Parlow Cone apologizes to Megan Rapinoe for anthem policy

    In her first statement since the anthem policy's repeal, the U.S. Soccer president told ESPN FC Daily the policy "missed the point completely." Read the whole story

  • U.S. Soccer's board, historically almost completely white and overwhelmingly male

    Women took on key board positions in the federation, beginning in the mid-1980s, but very few directors have been Black or Latino. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Robin Fraser

    "There are enough people who are outraged about what has transpired and what continues to transpire. You see all sorts of protests. I talked to my daughters about one of the most heartening things is to see the number of protesters who aren't just Black protesters. Their ages-so many young people. You feel like this could be a moment in time that could change this country going forward. It is one thing to protest for yourself, and your own type of people, it is another, to protest for people because it is the right thing to do. And we see more of that now than over the past years. So many Americans, outside of Black Americans, are now starting, possibly for the first time, to understand what it feels like to be Black in America. And they are recognizing that it is not right."

    -- Robin Fraser, the Colorado Rapids head coach, on the change he has seen in the protests following the killing of George Floyd. Fraser says he never saw racial prejudice until his first day of school in 6th grade after he moved to Miami from Jamaica, where he said there was only class prejudice. (Burgundy Wave)

  • Groups are set for MLS is Back Tournament

    The 26 teams were placed in six groups for the first round, which will take place July 8-23 in Florida. Read the whole story

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

    1. A collegiate model in crisis: The crippling impact of schools cutting sports By Ross Dellenger and Pat Forde (
    2. In Orange and Seminole, officials warn virus is 'coming back' By Ryan Gillespie, Martin E. Comas and Stephen Hudak (Orlando Sentinel)
    3. USL supporter survey results: your take on the leagues and their future By Jeff Rueter (The Athletic)

  • Kevin Crow, pro star and Olympian in 1980s, on his youth club homecoming and new academy landscape

    The Technical Director of Ballistic United, the Northern California youth club that launched his career, is also the CYSA Technical Director. Read the whole story