Soccer America Daily
Saturday, June 20, 2020
  • Black Players Coalition of MLS formed to address the racial inequalities in MLS

    The organization, announced on Juneteenth, will also work on fighting racism in the world of soccer and positively impacting black communities. Read the whole story

  • GLT and the national anthem

    The playing of the national anthem before Turkish pro games was introduced nearly 30 years ago. Efforts to abolish the ritual have failed. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Zaur Tedeyev

    "It is impossible to talk about positives but the only positive is the players made their debuts in the league, and our dream of having an entire team of academy players was realized."

    -- Rostov under-20 coach Zaur Tedeyev after Rostov's Russian Premier League club suffered a 10-1 loss to relegation-threatened Sochi. It was forced to field youth players in Friday's first game back because its entire first team was in quarantine. Six players tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday. Denis Popov, Rostov's 17-year-old goalkeeper, made 15 saves in the match, including a penalty stop. (Reuters)

  • Green light: USL Championship season will resume after agreement with USLPA on return to play

    The league and players will also resume negotiations on a first collective bargaining agreement in the coming weeks. Read the whole story

  • College: 2020-21 NCAA Division I program cuts

    Akron (M/W). Men: cross country, golf; Women: tennis.
    Appalachian State (W). Men: soccer, tennis, indoor track & field.
    Arkansas-Pine Bluff (W). Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
    *Boise State (W).
    Men: baseball; Women: swimming.
    Brown (M/W):
    Men: fencing, golf, squash; Women: Equestrian, fencing, golf, skiing, squash.
    Central Michigan (W). Men: indoor and outdoor track & field.
    Chicago State (M/W). Men: baseball. (Added: men's soccer.)
    Cincinnati (W). Men: soccer.
    UConn (M/W). Men: cross country, swimming, tennis (2021-22); Women: rowing (2021-22).
    East Carolina (W): Men: swimming, tennis; Women: swimming, tennis.
    FIU (M/W). Men: indoor track & field.
    Furman (M/W). Men: baseball, lacrosse.
    Hampton (W). Men: golf. Women: golf.
    Northern Colorado (W). Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
    Old Dominion (M/W). Men: wrestling.
    Southern Utah (W). Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
    Winthrop (M/W. Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
    Wisconsin-Green Bay (M/W). Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
    Wright State (M/W). Men: tennis; Women: softball, tennis.
    *Baseball was playing in 2020 for the first time since 1980.
    Note: M=sponsors men's soccer; W=sponsors women's soccer.

  • In SA 30 Years Ago: USA's World Cup return finished off by Italy and Austria

    The USA's first World Cup appearance since 1950 (when it beat England 1-0) ended with losses to Italy and Austria. Read the whole story

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

    1. Colleges aim to restart sports. What's that going to look like around here? By Mike Jensen (Philadelphia Inquirer)
    2. Source: Sacramento Republic FC furloughs more than half of staff amid COVID-19 losses By Jason Anderson (Sacramento Bee)
    3. MLB's latest move, Phillies' coronavirus outbreak leave 2020 season on the brink By Dave Sheinin (Washington Post)