Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • U.S. pro and youth clubs share largest FIFA payout from Women's World Cup solidarity fund

    FIFA handed out $789,960 to 59 U.S. clubs -- nine pro clubs from the NWSL and 50 youth clubs. Read the whole story

  • College soccer: Almost 90 NCAA schools have canceled fall programs

    The Patriot League became the second Division I conference to shut down fall sports. All JC ball is now off for the fall. Read the whole story

  • Results: MLS is Back Tournament

    July 13 in Kissimmee, Florida
    Toronto FC 2 D.C. United 2. Goals: Akinola (Pozuelo) 12, Akinola (Pozuelo) 44; Higuain (Felipe) 84, Brillant (Birnbaum, Felipe) 90+1.
    Toronto FC -- Westberg; Auro, Gonzalez (Zavaleta 64), Mavinga (Ciman 64), Morrow (Laryea 46); Bradley, Delgado Pozuelo (DeLeon 77); Piatti (Gallardo 73), Endoh, Akinola.
    D.C. United -- Hamid; Brillant, Birnbaum, Mora (Odoi-Atesem 69); Canouse, Moreno, Segura (Higuain 80), Flores (Asad 57), Felipe, Gressel (Paredes 58); Kamara (Fisher 46).
    Red Card: D.C. United -- Moreno 45+6.

    July 13 in Kissimmee, Florida
    LAFC 3 Houston 3. Goals: Wright-Phillips (Rossi, Blessing) 19, Rossi (Atuesta, Ginella) 63, B.Rodriguez (Blessing) 69; M.Rodriguez 1 (Quintero) 9, M.Rodriguez 30, Elis (Quintero) 45+5.
    LAFC -- Vermeer; Palacios (El-Munir 60), Segura, Jakovic, Blackmon (Ginella 60), Blessing, Kaye (Cifuentes 90), Atuesta, Rossi, B.Rodriguez, Wright-Phillips (Diomande 60; Musovsky 77).
    Houston -- Maric; Lundkvist (Junqua 81), Figueroa, Struna, Valentin, Vera, Garcia, M.Rodriguez (Ceren 64); Quintero (Lemoine 64), Manotas, Elis (Cabrera 87).

    July 13 in Kissimmee, Florida
    Portland 2 LA Galaxy 1. Goals: Ebobisse (Blanco, Valeri) 59, Blanco 66; Hernandez (Wild, Pavon) 88.
    Portland -- Clark, Duvall, Mabiala, Zuparic, Villafana, D.Chara, Williamson (Polo 89), Loria (Y.Chara 58), Valeri (Tuiloma 78), Blanco, Ebobisse (Niezgoda, 80).
    LA Galaxy -- Bingham, Insua, Steres, Gonzalez, Feltshcher, Kitchen, Kljestan (Wild 78), Lletget, Pavon, Dunbar (Cuello 66), Hernandez.
    Red Card: Portland -- Zuparic 75.

  • Watch: MLS is Back's highest scoring game's six goals

    Tab Ramos' first MLS game coaching against Bob Bradley ended Houston 3, LAFC 3. Memo Rodriguez struck twice for the Dynamo. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Monday, July 13

    Denmark (Superliga Relegation Playoff) Christian Cappis, Hobro, 90 minutes (1-2 vs. Lyngby)
    -- Emmanuel Sabbi, Hobro, 69 minutes (1-2 vs. Lyngby)
    Spain (Segunda Division) Shaq Moore, Tenerife, 90 minutes (0-0 at Alcorcon)
    Turkey (SuperLig) Tyler Boyd, Besiktas, 90 minutes (1-0 at Yeni Malatyaspor)

  • NWSL Challenge Cup: Pairings set for quarterfinals

    The North Carolina Courage finished with a perfect record in the preliminary round when it beat Sky Blue FC, 2-0. Read the whole story

  • Tweet du jour: Bethany Balcer

    "Hey everyone-Thanks for all your texts and prayers. I was having diffficulty breathing today in our game and knew something was wrong early on. Following being subbed, I fell to the ground and had a panic attack and was unable to catch my breath. A similar instance happened last year in the semi-finals. It seems to be anxiety-related. After about an hour I was able to lower my heart rate. Soccer is much more than just a physical sport. Mental illness plays into it. Keep all the players in your thoughts cuz it's really, really tough to stay mentally sharp and healthy in an environment like this one. I know for me, I have hit an emotional wall and it sucks cuz it affects how you play no matter how hard you try to push through it. I'm breathing okay now, but conversations are exhausting to have. Looking forward to lots of rest in the next few days. Super proud of this team - onto the quarters!"

    -- Bethany Balcer, the 2019 NWSL Rookie of the Year who left OL Reign's game against Portland late in the first half and was gasping for air on the sideline. OL Reign has been isolated on the road for the last six weeks, the first three at training camp in Montana and since then at the NWSL Challenge Cup in Utah. (@bethanybalcer)

  • Youth Movement: Bryang Kayo and Kobe Hernandez-Foster join Wolfsburg

    Kayo, who turns 18 on July 27, will join Wolfsburg's U-23s, while Hernandez-Foster, 18, will start out at the U-19 team. Read the whole story

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

    1. As the border bled, Juarez watched the game it waited nine years for By Roberto Jose Andrade Franco (Deadspin)
    2. The two sides of Diego Maradona By Brian Phillips (The Ringer)
    3. 2019 Sportsperson of the Year: Megan Rapinoe By Jenny Vrentas (Sports Illustrated)
    (Three soccer stories were among 12 stories nominated for annual Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting.)

  • Mike Lynch: College soccer makes American system the optimal model

    College soccer provides educations that make those competitors very valuable in whatever work they pursue once their college careers end. Read the whole story