Soccer America Daily
Friday, July 10, 2020
  • Nashville SC's Ian Ayre: 'This virus is indiscriminate'

    A Covid-19 outbreak forced MLS expansion team Nashville SC to withdraw from the MLS is Back Tournament without playing a game. Read the whole story

  • Results: MLS is Back Tournament

    July 9 in Kissimmee, Florida
    Philadelphia 1 NYCFC 0. Goal: Bedoya 63.
    Philadelphia -- Blake; Gaddis, Elliott, McKenzie, Wagner Bedoya (De Vries, 84), Martinez (Creavalle 73), Monteiro, Aaronson (Glesnes 83); Przybylko, Ilsinho (Fontana 58).
    NYCFC -- Johnson; Tinnerholm, Sands, Callens, Matarrita; Ring, Parks (Medina 46), Tajouri-Shradi (Mackay-Steven 76); Moralez (Zelalem 76), Castellanos (Thorarinsson 90+3), Heber.
    July 9 in Kissimmee, Florida
    New England 1 Montreal 0. Goal: Bou (Gil) 56.
    New England -- Turner; Bye, Mancienne (Kessler 67), Delamea, Buettner (Jones 82); Caldwell, Rowe, Penilla (Buchanan 86), Bou, Gil; Buksa (Bunbury 86).
    Montreal -- Diop, Piette (Lappalainen 84), Binks, Fanni, Raitala; Camacho, Bojan (Quioto 57), Wanyama, Taider; Okwonkwo (Brault-Guillard 46); Urruti (Tabla 75).

  • MLS is Back opener draws almost 500,000 viewers on ESPN and ESPN Deportes

    The Orlando City-Inter Miami game is the second most-viewed MLS regular-season telecast on the ESPN networks in the last two years. Read the whole story

  • Top 10: Orlando City-Inter Miami ratings (ESPN)

    1. Orlando (1.4)
    2. Kansas City (1.1)
    3. Atlanta (1.0)
    4. Miami (0.9)
    5. Columbus, Ohio (0.7)
    6. Providence (0.5)
    6. Cleveland (0.5)
    6. Philadelphia (0.5)
    6. Minneapolis-St. Paul (0.5)
    10. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va. (0.4).

  • Calendar: Updated MLS is Back Tournament TV schedule

    The new schedule takes into the account the withdrawal of FC Dallas and Nashville SC and Chicago's move from Group A to Group B. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Thursday, July 9

    England (Premier League) Indiana Vassilev, Aston Villa, sub-7 minutes (0-3 vs. Man. United)
    Spain (Segunda Division) Shaq Moore, Tenerife, 83 minutes (1-1 vs. Real Zaragoza)
    Turkey (SuperLig) Tyler Boyd, Besiktas , 90 minutes, 1 goal (3-2 vs. Kasmpasa)

  • College soccer: Big Ten moves to conference-only model for fall

    The move will allow athletic departments, among other things, to develop common Covid-19 testing protocols. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Marc DeBevoise

    "It's a phenomenal format for us in the U.S. to do it this way. A single-elimination tournament is something these audiences fully understand. Obviously, there are big soccer fans but March Madness having been effectively canceled, I think people are hungry for things like this."

    -- ViacomCBS chief digital officer Marc DeBevoise on the UEFA Champions League, which resumes in August and finishes up with two-week knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal, culminating in the final on Aug. 23. CBS Sports is taking over the U.S. English-language coverage of the Champions League for the rest of 2019-20 and 2020-21 following Turner Sports' decision to pull out after UEFA granted CBS Sports the rights, beginning in 2021-22. (AP)

  • NJCAA proposes to move fall sports to the spring

    To date, almost three dozen JC programs with men's or women's soccer have been shut down for the fall. Read the whole story

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

    1. Thierry Henry kneels for 8:46 while wearing BLM shirt during MLS tournament By Jason Owens (Yahoo Sports)
    2. New Mexico governor postpones contact sports at high schools in fall By Justin Martinez (Las Cruces Sun-News)
    3. The 'ghost': 4 top-flight clubs, 3 continents over 9 months. Zero matches played By Jack Lang (The Athletic)

  • College football arms race crushes a men's soccer program

    In May of 2020, App State, a public North Carolina University with 17,500 undergraduates, dropped men's soccer, men's tennis and men's indoor track & ... Read the whole story

  • Teenage athletes beware of RED-S: An under-recognized sports health disorder

    Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) is a serious health condition typically affecting teenage athletes. Read the whole story