Soccer America Daily
Sunday, June 28, 2020
  • A day of extreme emotion at NWSL Challenge Cup

    The Utah tournament opened with wins by the North Carolina Courage and Washington Spirit after most players, not all, knelt during the national anthem. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Richie Burke

    "I'm grateful for everything this country has given me, but I feel the need to support the Black Lives Matter movement because I know this privilege isn't the same for everyone. This is just the start. There is much more work to be done."

    -- Washington Spirit coach Richie Burke, who was born in England and first came to the United States in the 1980s to attend American University, on joining players from the Spirit and Chicago Red Star in kneeling during the national anthem before their opening game at the NWSL Challenge Cup. (AP)

  • Tweet du jour: Alex Morgan

    "If you would have told me a year ago that I'd be home breastfeeding while watching a @NWSL season consolidated into a tournament sans @ORLPride during a global pandemic I'd have said, you're crazy. But here we are."

    -- Alex Morgan, who gave birth last month to her first child, daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco, on the NWSL's return to play without her club, the Orlando Pride, forced to withdraw from the NWSL Challenge Cup because of positive or inconclusive test results for COVID-19 to 10 Pride players and staff members. (@alexmorgan13)

  • Watch: Josh Sargent score as Werder Bremen finds lifeline

    The 20-year-old American scored his fourth goal of the season in a Werder Bremen win that earned it a playoff spot for top-tier survival. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Saturday, June 27

    Austria (Bundesliga) Erik Palmer-Brown, Austria Wien, 90 minutes (2-5 vs. St. Poelton)
    England (Championship) Geoff Cameron, QPR, 70 minutes (0-1 vs. Charlton Athletic)
    -- Cameron Carter-Vickers, Luton Town, 90 minutes (1-0 at Swansea City)
    -- Duane Holmes, Derby County, sub-22 minutes (2-1 vs. Reading)
    -- Matt Miazga, Reading, 90 minutes, 1 red card (1-2 at Derby County)
    -- Tim Ream, Fulham, 90 minutes (0-3 at Leeds United)
    -- Antonee Robinson, Wigan Athletic, 90 minutes (2-0 vs. Blackburn Rovers)
    Germany (Bundesliga) Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig, 86 minutes (2-1 at Augsburg)
    -- John Brooks, Wolfsburg, 73 minutes (0-4 vs. Wolfsburg)
    -- Weston McKennie, Schalke 04, 90 minutes (0-4 at Freiburg)
    -- Alfredo Morales, Fortuna Duesseldorf, sub-29 minutes (0-3 at Union Berlin)
    -- Gio Reyna, Borussia Dortmund, 64 minutes (0-4 vs. Hoffenheim)
    -- Josh Sargent, Werder Bremen, sub-45 minutes, 1 goal (6-1 vs. FC Cologne)
    (3. Liga) Terrence Boyd, Hallescher, 89 minutes (2-2 at Duisburg)
    -- Chris Richards, Bayern Munich II, 90 minutes (2-1 at Carl Zeiss Jena)
    Hungary (NB1) Eric McWoods, Zalaegerszegi TE, sub-8 minutes (1-1 vs. Fehervar)
    Spain (Segunda Division) Shaq Moore, 90 minutes (2-0 at Cadiz)

  • Lesle Gallimore named commissioner of the new Girls Academy

    Gallimore, the former United Soccer Coaches president, stepped down following the 2019 season after 26 years at UW. Read the whole story

  • Soccer America's 2020 Interview Archive

    Our archive of 2020 Q&As includes interviews with men and women who play a variety of roles at several levels of the game. Read the whole story

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

    1. Our Pride from your supporters (Bigger Than Soccer)
    2. Soccer needs to break this link By Rory Smith (New York Times)
    3. Galaxy prodigy Efrain Alvarez returns from shutdown a new man. 'Quarantine helped me' By Dylan Hernandez (Los Angeles Times)