Soccer America Daily
Monday, July 6, 2020
  • Covid-19: Delays to Orlando start to impact MLS is Back Tournament

    And at least one MLS team has had to delay its departure every day for the last five days because of Covid-19-related testing issues. Read the whole story

  • MLS: Delayed arrivals at Swan and Dolphin bubble

    Nashville SC  (arrival: July 3; first match: July 8 vs. Chicago)
    NY Red Bulls (arrival July 4; first match: July 11 vs. Atlanta United)
    Toronto FC (scheduled arrival: July 6; first match: July 10 vs. D.C. United)
    Vancouver (scheduled arrival: July 6; first match: July 9 vs. FC Dallas -- postponed)
    Colorado (scheduled arrival: July 7; first match: July 12 vs. Real Salt Lake)
    Note: LA Galaxy and LAFC are regularly scheduled to arrive on July 6 (Monday) ahead of their first games on July 13.

  • What They're Saying: Luchi Gonzalez

    "For us to be in a direction of some possible training in the future or competition in the future, whether here or back in our market, it's going to take consecutive negative tests, and consecutive days, weeks in a row where everybody feels really safe and we can we can be together again in a training environment and do what we love."

    -- Luchi Gonzalez, the FC Dallas head coach, on whether he knew when his team would be allowed to train, let alone play a competitive game again. A reported 10 FC Dallas players and one coach have been quarantined with Covid-19 and everyone else in the team's delegation has been isolated in their rooms for almost a week following the positive test results after the club arrived in Florida for the MLS is Back Tournament. Gonzalez added that there are concerns about playing in the tournament because of the amount of training needed to get his team back to a high level and avoid injuries, on top of concerns about the risk of further contamination. (ESPN)

  • NWSL Challenge Cup: Courage makes it three wins in three games

    In Sunday's nightcap, a bit of magic from rookie Ashley Sanchez helped Washington earn a 1-1 tie with Portland. Read the whole story

  • Watch: An excellent NWSL diving header

    Portland's Lindsey Horan soared into the Washington penalty area to meet Meghan Klingenberg's floated free kick for this golazo in the 1-1 tie. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Sunday, July 5

    England (Premier League) Indiana Vassilev, sub-6 minutes (0-2 at Liverpool)
    Denmark (Superliga) Christian Cappis, Hobro, 59 minutes (2-3 vs. Randers)
    -- Emmanuel Sabbi, Hobro, 59 minutes, 1 goal (2-3 vs. Randers)
    Norway (Eliteserien) Romain Gall, Stabaek, 61 minutes (0-3 vs. Rosenborg)
    Sweden (Allsvenskan) Aron Johannsson, Hammarby, sub-26 minutes (0-3 at Hacken)

  • Watch: Goalkeeper assist and goalkeeper blooper in German Cup final

    Thanks to Robert Lewandowski's skillful control and his counterpart's howler, Manuel Neuer earned an assist in Bayern Munich's 4-2 DFB Pokal final win. Read the whole story

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

    1. MLS is Back: How the league, players are coping with Covid-19 concerns in Florida By Jeffrey Carlisle (ESPN FC)
    2. Secret contracts held a surprise for Fiorentina's new owners By Tariq Panja (New York Times)
    3. Industry cuts turning MAC into a news desert By Nicholas Piotrowicz (Toledo Blade)

  • What is handball? Nobody knows any more

    There was a video question in my online refereeing exam concerning a possible penalty for a handball offense. Read the whole story