Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
  • Preview: NWSL returns to play without many of its big names

    The NWSL will be the first major U.S. pro league to return to play when the NWSL Challenge Cup opens on Saturday in Utah. Read the whole story

  • Tweet du jour: Ashlyn Harris

    "To the fans... My ask is that you stop digging for things that cannot change the situation at this point. My hope is you start checking in and supporting these players and the staff. We could use some positivity and love. Thank you. Stay Safe. -Cap"

    -- Orlando Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris after screenshots of public Venmo transactions of Pride players were posted on Twitter, suggesting they were the ones who were at area bars and nightclubs, which are open in Florida, and at least one of them caught COVID-19. An outbreak involving six players and four staff members who tested positive forced the Pride to withdraw from the NWSL Challenge Cup. (@Ashlyn_Harris)

  • Rosters: NWSL Challenge Cup

    Teams can bring as many as 28 players to Utah for the 30-day NWSL Challenge Cup. Read the whole story

  • Datebook: Updated NWSL Challenge Cup TV schedule

    Following Orlando Pride's withdrawal, the schedule was adjusted to slate four first-round games for eight teams, not nine. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Monday/Tuesday, June 22-23

    Austria (Bundesliga) Erik Palmer-Brown, Austria Wien, sub-45 minutes (2-0 at Admira)
    Hungary (NB1) Eduvie Ikoba, Zalaegerszegi TE, sub-19 minutes (1-2 at Ujpesti)
    -- Eric McWoods, Zalaegerszegi TE, sub-12 minutes, 1 goal (1-2 at Ujpesti)
    Israel (Ligat Ha'al) Josh Cohen, Maccabi Haifa, 90 minutes (3-1 at Hapoel Tel Aviv)
    Sweden (Allsvenskan) Mix Diskerud, Helsingborg, 62 minutes (0-0 vs. Elfsborg)

  • Judge denies U.S. women's request for immediate appeal

    Arguments that the women's appeal of their equal pay claim should move forward while the rest of the case goes to trial were rejected. 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.

  • Division III Bowdoin cancels fall sports

    The Polar Bears play in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, which produced five of the last six NCAA DIII men's soccer champions. Read the whole story

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

    1. The team that Liverpool forgot By Rory Smith (New York Times)
    2. Austin Bold planning for at least 7 home matches, 23% capacity By Chris Bils (Austin American-Statesman)
    3. 2020 MLB season rule changes will include universal DH, runner on second base to start extras By R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports)

  • American goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin on playing in Germany's Frauen-Bundesliga amid the pandemic

    The Floridian starts for FFC Frankfurt, one of the oldest and most decorated women's teams in the Frauen-Bundesliga. Read the whole story