Soccer America Daily
Friday, July 24, 2020
  • MLS is Back: Good news? The bubble has worked (so far). Bad news? Entire season can't be played in it

    MLS's Canada problem is multiplied by three. State self-quarantine orders threaten the movement of teams in and out of other markets. Read the whole story

  • Calendar: MLS is Back Tournament (Round of 16)

    Saturday, July 25 Orlando City vs. Montreal 8 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes)
    -- Philadelphia vs. New England 10:30 pm. (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes)
    Sunday, July 26 Toronto FC vs. NYCFC 8:30 pm. (FS1/TSN/TVA Sports)
    -- Sporting KC vs. Vancouver 11 pm. (FS1/TUDN/TSN/TVA Sports)
    Monday, July 27 San Jose vs. Real Salt Lake 8:30 pm. (FS1/FOX Deportes/TSN)
    -- Seattle vs. LAFC 11 pm. (FS1/UniMas/TUDN/TSN/TSN Sports)
    Tuesday, July 28 Columbus vs. Minn. United 8 pm. (ESPN/ESPN Deportes/TSN)
    -- Portland vs. FC Cincinnati 10:30 pm. (ESPN/ESPN Deportes/TSN)
    Note: All times ET.

  • Watch: Darwin Quintero's perfect free kick from MLS is Back

    Galaxy keeper David Bingham was still rooted as he watched the 25-yard shot from Houston's Darwin Quintero hit the net. Read the whole story

  • Results: MLS is Back Tournament

    July 23 in Kissimmee, Florida
    Vancouver 2 Chicago 0. Goals: Reyna (Adnan) 65, Dajome (Reyna) 71.
    Vancouver -- Hasal, Veselinovic, Cornelius, Khmiri (Dajome 45+3), Nerwinski, Adnan, Hwang, Owusu (Gutierrez 63), Teibert, Bair (Milinkovic 62), Raposo (Reyna 57).
    Chicago -- Kronholm, Frankowski, Sekulic, Dineda (Collier 76), Calvo, Bornstein (Navarro 60), Gimenez, Medran, Herbers, Beric, Aliseda (Sapong 59).

    July 23 in Kissimmee, Florida
    Houston 1 LA Galaxy 1. Goals: Quintero 17; Pavon pen. 90+1.
    Houston -- Maric; Lundkvist, Cabrera, Struna, Valentin; Vera, Garcia (McNamara 76), Rodriguez (Figueroa 83); Quintero (Martinez 83), Manotas (Pena 52), Hansen (Lemoine 76).
    LA Galaxy -- Bingham;  Insua (Traore 77), DePuy, Steres, Feltscher;  Corona (Alvarez 77), Kitchen; Lletget, Pavon, Araujo (Cuello 61); Zubak.

    July 23 in Kissimmee, Florida
    Portland 2 LAFC 2. Goal: Niezgoda (Blanco, Loria) 7, Ebobisse (Tuiloma) 81; Wright-Phillips (Blessing) 36, Kaye (Rodriguez) 40.
    Portland -- Clark, Duvall, Tuiloma, Zuparic, Farfan (Villafana 89), D.Chara, Paredes (Williamson 69), Loria (Y.Chara 46), Blanco, Polo (Valeri 69), Niezgoda (Ebobisse 58).
    LAFC -- Sisniega, Segura, Palacios (El-Munir 67), Blackmon, Blessing, Ginella (Cifuentes 67), Kaye (Duke 79), Atuesta, Rossi, Rodriguez, Wright-Phillips (Najar 67).

  • Liga MX restart: 'Health is not being taken into account'

    The first matchday of the Torneo Guard1anes 2020 is still going ahead despite a rash of Covid-19 outbreaks and two postponements. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Americans in Liga MX (2020 Torneo Apertura)

    Fernando Arce Jr. (23), Necaxa (son of Mexican international of same name)
    Sagir Arce (18), Mazatlan FC (debuted for Morelia in September 2019)
    Jonathan Gonzalez (21), Monterrey (12 games in 2019-20 after 60 in first two seasons)
    Sebastian Saucedo (23), UNAM (earned U-23 call-up after strong start at Pumas)
    Jonathan Suarez (23), UNAM (spent last two seasons at Queretaro)
    Alejandro Zendejas (22), Necaxa (former U-20 started career at FC Dallas)

  • Video Pick: Konrad de la Fuente checks in from Barcelona

    Barcelona FC TV's feature on the American teen includes his account of acclimating to Spain after his arrival from Florida at age 12. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Thursday, July 23

    Spain (Segunda B Promotion Playoffs) Konrad de la Fuente, Barcelona B,  105 minutes, 1 assist (1-1, 5-3 on penalties vs. Badajoz)
    Sweden (Allsvenskan) Mix Diskerud, Helsingborg, 90 minutes (1-1 vs. Orebro)
    -- Aron Johannsson, Hammarby, sub-15 minutes (0-3 at Malmo)

  • College soccer: Half of NCAA Division III conferences have already suspended fall sports

    The largest of the NCAA's three divisions has more than 400 colleges fielding soccer teams and almost 24,000 student-athletes playing the sport. Read the whole story

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

    1. Swiss attorney general offers to resign in FIFA case fallout By Graham Dunbar (AP)
    2. Nashville SC coach Gary Smith: 'This feels like a third preseason' By Drake Hills (Tennessean)
    3. College basketball coaches wait for next shoe to drop amid coronavirus pandemic By Jeff Borzello (ESPN)

  • World Cup winner's early retirement shows: Players need more help to be themselves

    Germany forward and World Cup winner Andre Schurrle announced his retirement from soccer at the end of last week. He is just 29 years … Read the whole story