Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Delayed U.S. World Cup 2026 venue bid process kicks off on Tuesday

    The 17 U.S. cities bidding to host World Cup games will finally get a (virtual) presentation from FIFA on Tuesday. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Michael McCann

    “Let’s face it, schools in the Southeastern Conference have a real incentive to get football back and they will be under pressure to resume sports. Schools in other parts of the country where college sports may not generate the same level of revenue [like] New England may not have the same set of incentives. They may look at this under a more skeptical eye.”

    -- Michael McCann, a professor at the University of New Hampshire and the founding director of the UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Institute, on the different views that colleges might take in deciding whether to go ahead with their athletic programs in the fall. Already, 40 small colleges and community colleges with men's or women's soccer have suspended athletic programs for the fall because of the coronavirus. (New Hampshire Union Leader)

  • Casey Short, Julie Ertz and Rachel Hill on Saturday's anthem ceremonies, hard conversations and faith

    Short said she and Ertz were touched by the support they received in response to Saturday's pre-game ceremonies. Read the whole story

  • Top 5: All-time television audiences (NWSL)

    1. NC Courage-Portland (CBS, 2020 Challenge Cup), 572,000
    2. Portland-Houston (ESPN2, 2014 regular season), 190,000
    3. WNY Flash-Washington (FS1, 2016 final) 180,000
    4. Portland-Boston (ESPN2, 2014 regular season) 177,000
    5. Kansas City-Seattle (FS1, 2015 final) 167,000

  • NWSL Challenge Cup: Boquete and rookie King team up to earn host Royals a 3-3 tie

    After the wild 3-3 tie between Utah and Houston, OL Reign played to a 0-0 tie with Sky Blue FC. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Tuesday, June 30

    Austria (Bundesliga) Erik Palmer-Brown, Austria Wien, 90 minutes (2-1 at Altach)
    England (Championship) Geoff Cameron, QPR, 90 minutes (1-2 vs. Fulham)
    -- Cameron Carter-Vickers, Luton Town, 90 minutes (1-1 at Leeds United)
    -- Tim Ream, Fulham, 90 minutes (2-1 at QPR)
    -- Antonee Robinson, Wigan Athletic, 90 minutes (3-0 vs. Stoke City)
    Spain (Segunda Division) Shaq Moore, Tenerife, 90 minutes (1-1 vs. Dep. Coruna)

  • Watch: Leo Messi's 700th goal -- and Diego Costa's own goal

    Barcelona's title hopes dipped with a 2-2 tie against Atletico Madrid, but Messi's Panenka PK marked his 700th goal for club and country. Read the whole story

  • MLS Moves: March 12-June 30

    Atlanta United. IN: Manuel Castro (Estudiantes/ARG, loan extended), Jon Gallagher (Aberdeen/SCO, loan return).
    Chicago. IN: Chris Brady (HG), Allan Rodriguez (HG).
    Colorado. IN: Collen Warner (free).
    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), *Juninho (retired).
    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), Shandon Hopeau (Tacoma Defiance, HG). OUT: Harry Shipp (retired).
    *Won 2011, 2012 and 2014 MLS Cups and 2010 and 2011 MLS Supporters' Shields with the Galaxy.

  • MLS begins accepting applications for more clubs in new player development program

    MLS's goal in adding more youth clubs to the list of 94 already accepted is to "maintain a competition platform that provides geographic balance." Read the whole story

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

    1. How Lisa Baird and NWSL players arrived at a new national anthem policy By Meg Linehan (The Athletic)
    2. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins calls for suspension of group youth sports amid record coronavirus count By Callie Caplan and Greg Riddle (Dallas Morning News)
    3. After cuts, Minnesota United seeing youth academy players exit By Andy Greder (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

  • Ed Garza: The former mayor who changed San Antonio's youth soccer landscape

    More than 90% of San Antonio's USLA players come from economically disadvantaged or poverty-level households. Read the whole story