Soccer America Daily
Monday, July 27, 2020
  • Houston Dash, NWSL Challenge Cup's unappreciated but undisputed champion

    The NWSL's forgotten team finished as the tournament's highest-scoring team and didn't allow a goal in its final three games. Read the whole story

  • Awards: NWSL Challenge Cup Best XI

    Goalkeeper: Britt Eckerstrom, Portland
    Defenders: Jaelene Daniels, NC Courage
    -- Abby Erceg, NC Courage
    -- Julie Ertz, Chicago
    -- Casey Short, Chicago
    Midfielders: Debinha, NC Courage
    -- Shea Groom, Houston
    -- Lindsey Horan, Portland
    -- Rose Lavelle, Washington
    Forwards: Rachel Daly, Houston
    -- Lynn Williams, NC Courage
    MVP: Daly. Golden Glove: Kailen Sheridan, Sky Blue FC. Future Legend: Ashley Sanchez, Washington Spirit.

  • MLS is Back: NYCFC produces first upset of round of 16

    New York City FC, the last team to qualify for the knockout stage, was the deserved winner against sluggish Toronto FC. Read the whole story

  • Results: MLS is Back Tournament

    July 26 in Kissimmee, Florida
    NYCFC 3 Toronto FC 1. Goals: Medina (Tinnerholm) 5, Castellanos (Moralez 55), Moralez (Heber, Gary Mackay-Steven) 81; Mullins (Altidore, Shaffelburg) 87.
    NYCFC -- Johnson; Tinnerholm, Chanot, Callens, Matarrita; Ring, Sands, Medina (Acevedo 84); Castellanos (Mackay-Steven 72), Mitrita (Heber 71), Tajouri-Shradi (Moralez 30; Parks 84).
    Toronto FC -- Westberg; Auro, Gonzalez, Mavinga, Laryea (Shaffelburg 75); Delgado (Mullins 79), Bradley; DeLeon (Altidore 57); Piatti (Gallardo 57), Pozuelo, Nelson (Osorio 57).

    July 26 in Kissimmee, Florida
    Sporting KC 0 Vancouver 0 (Sporting KC wins 3-1 on penalties).
    Sporting KC -- Melia; Zusi, Puncec, Smith, Martins; Sanchez, Espinoza (Busio 67), Kinda; Shelton (Salloi 80), Pulido, Russell (Fernandes 67).
    Vancouver -- Hasal; Nerwinski, Veselinovic, Cornelius, Gutierrez; Dajome, Owusu, Teibert, Adnan; Hwang (Reyna 72), Bair.

  • Watch: Maxi Moralez's goal and neat assist in big NYCFC win

    NYCFC reached the MLS is Back quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over Toronto FC in which the Argentine Maxi Moralez shone. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Sunday, July 26

    England (Premier League) Christian Pulisic, Chelsea, 75 minutes (2-0 vs. Wolves)
    Finland (Veikkausliiga) Jacob Bushue, Haka, 59 minutes (0-2 vs. Inter Turku)
    -- Michael Hartman, Haka, 90 minutes (0-2 vs. Inter Turku)
    -- Timothy Murray, Honka, 90 minutes (1-0 vs. RoPS)
    Norway (Eliteserien) Romain Gall, Stabaek  56 minutes (0-0 at Start)
    -- Henry Wingo, Molde, 90 minutes (1-3 at Bodo Glimt)
    Spain (Segunda B Promotion Playoffs) Konrad de la Fuente, Barcelona II, 77 minutes (1-2 vs. Sabadell)

  • No rest for Pulisic after Chelsea clinches 2020-21 UEFA Champions League berth

    The Blues' 3019-20 season continues with the FA Cup final against Arsenal and long-delayed Champions League match at Bayern Munich. Read the whole story

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

    1. Dean Smith pays tribute to late father after Aston Villa's great escape By Jonathan Liew, Andy Hunter and Nick Ames (Guardian)
    2. Wuhan Zall given guard of honor as Chinese Super League makes a poignant return By Peter Stebbings (AFP)
    3. Slimmed-down baseball on TV has broadcast workers worried By Kevin Draper (New York Times)