The first NWSL game on CBS -- and first U.S. women's pro league game on a national network -- airs on Saturday. Read the whole story
"It took a little bit to get used to, but we have all our own rooms, so that's been a real positive. Everyone spends their time differently. I actually had the opportunity to run a couple Zoom
training sessions with some youth soccer teams in California yesterday, which was a lot of fun. It's been good, I think it was a little bit intimidating at first but I think already guys are
starting to feel more and more comfortable. So far, guys have pretty much stuck to their rooms but we've had the opportunity to eat meals together which has been great because I haven't eaten with a
group in a long time."
-- San Jose Earthquakes defender Tommy Thompson on his first impressions of life in the MLS is Back Tournament bubble at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. The Quakes were the first out-of-town team that flew into Florida, where new COVID-19 cases soared to record levels this week. (MLSSoccer.com)
In order to limit air travel, the 35 teams have been divided into eight regionalized groups. Most teams will bus to games. Read the whole story
Chicago. IN: Chris Brady (HG), Allan Rodriguez (HG).
FC Dallas. IN: Franco Jara (Pachuca/MEX, free) Carlos Avilez (North Texas SC, HG).
D.C. United. OUT: Chris Durkin (Sint-Truiden/BEL, transfer).
Houston. IN: Nico Lemoine (RGV FC, USL).
Inter Miami. IN: Brek Shea (free).
LAFC. IN: Andy Najar (Anderlecht/BEL, free).
LA Galaxy. IN: Kai Koreniuk (LA Galaxy II, USL), Carlos Harvey (LA Galaxy II, USL loan). OUT: Aleksandar Katai (released).
Montreal. IN: Keesean Ferdinand (HG), Tomas Giraldo (HG).
Portland. IN: Pablo Bonilla (Timbers 2, USL), Zac McGraw (Army West Point, SuperDraft). OUT: Jorge Moreira (River Plate/ARG, loan expired)
Seattle. IN: Josh Atencio (Tacoma Defiance, HG), Ethan Dobbelaere (HG). OUT: Harry Shipp (retired)
Liverpool's path to winning its first Premier League title was paved by feats like these from Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Fabinho, et al. Read the whole story
Italy (Serie B) Andrija Novakovich, Frosinone, sub-38 minutes (0-2 vs. Cittadella)
Poland (Ekstraklasa) Ben Lederman, Rakow Czestochowa, sub-45 minutes (3-2 vs. Arka Gdynia)
Turkey (SuperLig) Tyler Boyd, Besiktas, sub-21 minutes (3-0 vs. Konyaspor)
Initial signups for the tournament in Round Rock included teams from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and California. Read the whole story
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