Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  • Orlando Pride pulls out of NWSL Challenge Cup after six players and four staff members test positive for COVID-19

    Everyone was asymptomatic, but Orlando withdrew due to the number of positive tests and the timeline necessary before returning to play. Read the whole story

  • Tweet du jour: Sydney Leroux Dwyer

    "I'm heartbroken. The majority of our team & staff worked our asses off to put us in the best position to play the game we love again. Not just for ourselves but for our families, friends, fans & our city. Good luck to the teams going to UT. Wish we were there with you. Stay safe."

    -- Orlando Pride star Sydney Leroux Dwyer after her team was forced to withdraw from the NWSL Challenge Cup following an outbreak of the coronavirus among players and staff. (@sydneyleroux)

  • Indiana great Ken Snow dies at the age of 50

    Snow's accomplishments with the Hoosiers during his career (1987-90) were unmatched in the history of one of college soccer's greatest programs. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Jerry Yeagley

    "When Kenny arrived, I remember the first week, I said, 'Well, he might make the traveling squad, as a freshman,' because a lot of them didn't. The second week, 'Yea, he's going to be a traveling squad member.' It took him about three weeks for me to think, 'This guy is going to be our top attacker.'"

    -- Former Indiana coach Jerry Yeagley on the late Ken Snow, who set a single-season Hoosier record with 28 goals as a freshman in 1987 and went on to set career records for goals (84) and points (196). (Indianapolis Star)

  • Louisville City gets green light to play in front of fans at new stadium

    Lynn Family Stadium which can hold as many as 15,304 fans, will be opened up to 50 percent of capacity for USL Championship games. Read the whole story

  • Bayern Munich responds to collapse of its U.S. youth partner GPS

    The German record champion launched its foray into American youth soccer in 2014 by partnering with multi-state club Global Premier Soccer. 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.

  • Unity FC achieves 'dream' on weekend play resumes in national leagues in Orlando and Alaska

    Unity FC captured the first game in the new UWS League 2. The Alaska Timbers and Celta USA won in UPSL restarts. Read the whole story

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

    1. College sports programs providing a glimpse at COVID-19 challenges ahead By Ralph D. Russo (AP)
    2. Japan ends bid to host 2023 Women's World Cup, citing Olympic delay By Dan Orlowitz (Japan Times)
    3. Landon Donovan on life as a coach, national protests and US anthem policy By Charles Boehm (

  • Investigations closing in on FIFA boss Gianni Infantino

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino came to power in 2016 on the heels of Sepp Blatter, who eventually stood down after multiple FIFA officials were … Read the whole story