Soccer America Daily
Thursday, July 23, 2020
  • Christian Pulisic dazzles in return and eyes crucial Sunday showdown

    A goal and an assist from the 21-year-old American's 31-minute appearance off the bench for Chelsea against Liverpool is just part of the story. Read the whole story

  • Top 5: Most goals created (Americans in EPL)

    1. Clint Dempsey (Fulham, 2011-12), 23 (17 goals, 6 assists)
    2. Clint Dempsey (Fulham, 2010-11), 15 (12 goals, 3 assists)
    3. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, 2019-20), 13 (9 goals, 4 assists)
    4. Brian McBride (Fulham, 2005-06) 12 (10 goals, 2 assists)
    5. Clint Dempsey (Tottenham, 2012-13) 11 (7 goals, 4 assists)
    5. Roy Wegerle (Coventry City, 1993-94) 11 (6 goals, 5 assists)
    Source: Opta Jack.

  • NWSL Challenge Cup: Dash to the final

    Houston, which has failed to make the playoffs in its six NWSL seasons, will play the Chicago Red Stars in Sunday's final. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Tom Glick

    "By far, the number one, the favorite name, has been Charlotte Football Club. Amongst the entire sample, as well as especially amongst soccer fans within that group."

    -- Tepper Sports & Entertainment president Tom Glick on the MLS expansion team's name, Charlotte FC, giving the league seven "FC" teams out of the last 10 expansion teams. (Charlotte Observer)

  • MLS is Back: Jaap Stam doubles FC Cincinnati win total over last year

    Wins over Atlanta United and the Red Bulls sent FCC into the round of 16 and the Eastern Conference powers packing. Read the whole story

  • Results: MLS is Back Tournament

    July 22 in Kissimmee, Florida
    Sporting KC 2 Real Salt Lake 0. Goals: Russell (Pulido) 1, Fernandes (Pulido) 86.
    Sporting KC -- Melia; Zusi, Puncec, Smith, Martins (Dia 67); Sanchez, Espinoza (Hernandez 58), Busio (Kinda 67); Shelton (Salloi 84), Pulido, Russell (Fernandes 84).
    Real Salt Lake -- MacMath; Herrera, Glad, Holt, Toia; Everton Luiz, Beckerman (Ruiz 64); Baird (Ramirez 77), Kreilach (Rossi 72), Meram (Chang 64); Johnson (Martinez 46).

    July 22 in Kissimmee, Florida
    FC Cincinnati 2 NY Red Bulls 0. Goals: Kubo 43, own goal 57.
    FC Cincinnati -- Tyton, Waston (Hagglund 88), Pettersson, Deplagne, Gutman, Medunjanin, Amaya, Stanko (Alashe 88), Kubo (De Jong 66), Regattin (Vazquez 66), Gyau (Saad Abdul-Salaam 88).
    NY Red Bulls -- Jensen; Pendant, Long, Tarek, Duncan, Casseres (Rzatkowski 64), Davis, Kaku (Mines 64), Valot (Stroud 64), Royer (Barlow 80), Fernandez (White 80).

    July 22 in Kissimmee, Florida
    Colorado 2 Minnesota United 2. Goals: Kamara (Benezet) 19, Lewis 59; Finlay (Gregus) 36, Finlay (Metanire, Gregus) 43.
    Colorado -- Yarbrough; Rosenberry, Abubakar, Moor, Vines; Namli (Galvan 90+1), Acosta, Warner (Mezquida 55), Benezet (Lewis 55); Kamara, Rubio (Bassett 82).
    Minnesota United -- Miller; Metanire, Aja, Boxall, Gasper; Alonso, Gregus, Dotson, Lod (Edwards 86), Finlay (Hairston 86); Amarilla (Schoenfeld 74).

  • Watch: NY Red Bulls' two-man own goal against FC Cincinnati

    The scoresheet blames the own goal on Florian Valot but keeper David Jensen batted the ball into his own net. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Wednesday, July 22

    England (Premier League) Christian Pulisic, sub-31 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist (3-5 at Liverpool)
    (Championship) Geoff Cameron, QPR, 56 minutes (2-2 at West Bromwich)
    -- Cameron Carter-Vickers, Luton Town, 90 minutes (3-2 vs. Blackburn Rovers)
    -- Matt Miazga, Reading, 80 minutes (1-4 vs. Swansea City)
    -- Tim Ream, Fulham, 90 minutes (1-1 at Wigan Athletic)
    -- Antonee Robinson, Wigan Athletic, 90 minutes (1-1 vs. Fulham)
    Finland (Veikkausliiga) Jacob Bushue, Haka, 90 minutes (2-2 vs. Mariehahm)
    -- Timothy Murray, Honka, 90 minutes (1-1 vs. Inter Turku)

  • Watch: An oddly charming rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

    Few players knew the "You'll Never Walk Alone" lyrics while celebrating Liverpool's title, but they eventually mastered the chorus. Read the whole story

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

    1. Why the NWSL's celebrity-backed Los Angeles franchise is the type of splash the league's been looking for By Caitlin Murray (Yahoo Sports)
    2. 'It was shocking to the system': How racism drove Justin Morrow toward activism By Joshua Kloke (The Athletic)
    3. Risky play encourages resilience By Christina Caron (New York Times)

  • Gregg Berhalter's thinking on 10 key USMNT topics, plus Pulisic, Reyna, Adams, Steffen, Sargent, Akinola, Mueller and Nagbe

    The U.S. men's national team has had his first chance to attend live games since March. He offered his views to the media from … Read the whole story