Soccer America Daily
Saturday, July 11, 2020
  • College soccer: 2020 season threatened amid growing cutbacks

    The move to cut back or eliminate fall sports (or move them to the spring) grew as the week ended. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Luchi Gonzalez

    "I'm very proud that we followed all the protocols leading up to the travel. And when we got here to Orlando, there were so many things you can't control, but in hindsight, we probably needed to have a test on the Friday before our Saturday travel. Our last test was the Thursday and we had all negatives prior to travel. The food and the beverage on the place, that was part of the protocol, that wasn't against protocol. So maybe it did help us spread the virus for anybody that was positive on the plane. And then we did train two consecutive times when we were here in Orlando after getting positive results and maybe that could have helped spread it. So all lessons learned. I think the other teams learned from it, the league learned from it. And we certainly did, but here we are learning, growing and stronger from it."

    -- FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez, asked at halftime of the ESPN broadcast of Friday's Seattle-San Jose game at the MLS is Back Tournament whether there any things he wished he had done differently or he noticed the social media posts of his players eating Cheez-Its on the plane from Dallas to Orlando with no mask. FC Dallas was removed from the tournament without playing a game after it has nine players and one coach test positive for Covid-19.

  • Covid-19: Sporting KC is fourth confirmed MLS team to have player test positive

    The positive test comes two days before SKC's first game in the MLS is Back Tournament against Minnesota United. Read the whole story

  • Results: MLS is Back Tournament

    July 10 in Kissimmee, Florida
    San Jose 0 Seattle 0.
    San Jose -- Vega; Thompson (Salinas 64), Kashia, Alanis (Jungwirth 64), Lima; Judson (Wondolowski 75), Yueill, Espinoza (Fierro 75), Eriksson, Qazaishvili (Cowell 85); Rios.
    Seattle --
    Frei; Leerdam (O'Neill 90+5), Andrade, Arreaga, Nouhou (Ibarra 77), Svensson, Delem (Jones 56), Roldan, Lodeiro, Morris (Hopeau 77); Ruidiaz.

  • Watch: Bundesliga 2019-20 blooper reel

    Fallibilities of men paid millions to play Bundesliga soccer are exposed in a Top 10 compilation of the worst misses of the season. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Friday, July 10

    England (Championship) Cameron Carter-Vickers, Luton Town, 90 minutes (2-0 at Huddersfield Town)
    -- Tim Ream, Fulham, 90 minutes (2-0 vs. Cardiff City)
    Italy (Serie B) Andrija Novakovich, Frosinone, 45 minutes (0-2 at Empoli)
    Poland (Ekstraklasa) Ben Lederman, Rakow Czestochowa, sub-19 minutes (0-2 at Gornik Zabrze)

  • Youth Movement: Californian teen Evan Rotundo signs with Schalke

    The Surf midfielder signed on his 16th birthday, the first day he was eligible to sign with the German club, holding a French passport. Read the whole story

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

    1. The MLS bubble is a massive undertaking. How it fares will tell us a lot about sports' return. By Steven Goff (Washington Post)
    2. Is minor league soccer right to return with fans this weekend? Landon Donovan is OK with it - for now By Doug McIntyre (Yahoo Sports)
    3. MLS nears rule change to allow private equity ownership across teams By Eben Novy-Williams and Scott Soshnick (Sportico)

  • Amir Lowery on his bid for Congress, his work for the MLS Players Association, and his D.C. inner city youth program

    Amir Lowery, who's running for Washington, D.C.'s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, is a man who wears many hats. 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