Soccer America Daily
Thursday, June 25, 2020
  • First MLS team enters Florida bubble amid reports of more coronavirus cases around league

    The San Jose Earthquakes became the first MLS team to check in at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Read the whole story

  • Datebook: MLS is Back Tournament TV schedule

    MLS announced the schedule for the 54-game tournament slated to begin July 8 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Wednesday, June 24

    Germany (3. Liga) Terrence Boyd, Hallescher, 89 minutes, 2 goals (5-3 vs. Carl Zeiss Jena)
    -- McKinze Gaines, Sonnenhof Grossaspach, 90 minutes (1-2 vs. Meppen)
    -- Chris Richards, Bayern Munich II, 90 minutes (2-1 vs. 1860 Munich)
    Norway (Eliteserien) Henry Wingo, Molde, sub-45 minutes (3-2 at Start)
    Spain (Segunda Division) Shaq Moore, Tenerife, 88 minutes, 2 assists (4-1 vs. Mirandes)

  • USL Championship: Five things to know about revised format

    Plans to complete its 2020 season include a 16-game regular season followed by a single-elimination playoff with 16 teams. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Lisa Baird

    "It was not my intent to be the first. I didn't set that as the goal. [But] we're going to take full advantage of the sports spotlight. We need to."

    -- NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird, who took her job on March 10, two days before the NWSL shut down its first week of preseason because of the COVID-19 pandemic, on the league's restart on Saturday, making it the first major U.S. pro league to return to play. (USA Today)

  • Report: Turner Sports terminates Champions League deal with UEFA

    The UEFA Champion League could have its third U.S. English-language broadcaster in three seasons. 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.

  • Watch: Anthony Martial's first hat trick

    In a 3-0 win over Sheffield United, the 24-year-old Frenchman's hat trick was the first for Man United since Robin van Persie's in 2013. Read the whole story

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

    1. Colombia's bid to host 2023 Women's World Cup boosted by UEFA By Suzanne Wrack (Guardian)
    2. Minnesota United announces staff reductions as team readies to resume season By Jerry Zgoda (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
    3. Fox Sports has laid off around 20 people involved in WWE, boxing and soccer coverage, and cancelled WWE Backstage as a weekly show By Andrew Bucholtz (Awful Announcing)

  • Steve Gans on youth soccer's Wild West and the need for safeguards

    The alphabet soup of competing leagues, even entire associations, means there is little oversight. Read the whole story

  • How I somehow escaped from freezing to death during a soccer game

    Another episode of quarantine-induced nostalgia has surfaced. We're going back over 70 years for this one ... Read the whole story