Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • World Cup qualifying: Say goodbye to the Hexagonal, introducing the Octagonal

    The new competition is a compromise U.S. Soccer will be happy with. Read the whole story

  • Datebook: Concacaf 2020-22 international calendar

    September 2020: canceled
    October 2020: WC 2022 qualifying (first preliminary round, 2 games)
    November 2020: WC 2022 qualifying (first preliminary round, 2 games)
    March 2021: WC 2022 qualifying (final preliminary round, 2 games), 2020 Nations Cup finals
    June 2021 (expanded): WC 2022 qualifying (final round, 4 games)
    July 2021: Gold Cup preliminary round
    July 10-Aug. 1 2021: Gold Cup finals
    September 2021: WC 2022 qualifying (final round, 2 games)
    October 2021: WC 2022 qualifying (final round, 2 games)
    November 2021: WC 2022 qualifying (final round, 2 games)
    January 2022 (new): WC 2022 qualifying (final round, 2 games)
    March 2022: WC 2022 qualifying (final round, 2 games)
    June 2022 (expanded): Intercontinental playoffs (2 games), 2023 Nations Cup qualifying

  • MLS is Back: LAFC-Seattle, a measuring stick for the Sounders, who failed

    LAFC won, 4-1, a rematch of the 2019 Western Conference final and now has scored 15 goals in four games. Read the whole story

  • Results: MLS is Back Tournament

    July 27 in Kissimmee, Florida
    San Jose 5 Real Salt Lake 2. Goals: Espinoza (Vako, Eriksson) 21, Eriksson pen. 49, Vako (Rios) 61, Wondolowski 87, Eriksson pen. 90+6; Martinez (Baird) 22, Kreilach (Silva) 75.
    San Jose -- Vega; Thompson (Salinas 81), Alanis,  Kashia, Lima; Yueill, Judson (Jungwirth 90+2), Espinoza (Fierro 70), Eriksson, Vako (Cowell 81); Rios (Wondolowski 81).
    Real Salt Lake -- MacMath; Herrera, Glad, Silva, Toia (Jones 46); Everton Luiz (Beckerman 68), Ruiz; Rusnak, Kreilach, Baird (Meram 68); Martinez.
    Red cards: Real Salt Lake -- Silva 85, Beckerman 90+7.

    July 27 in Kissimmee, Florida
    LAFC 4 Seattle 1. Goals: Rossi pen. 14, Blessing (Wright-Phillips, Rodriguez) 39, Rossi 82, Rodriguez 89; Bruin (Jones) 82.
    LAFC -- Vermeer; Blackmon, Jakovic, Palacios (Harvey 85), Segura; Atuesta, Blessing, Kaye (Musovski 81); Wright-Phillips (El Munir 46; Ginella 81), Rodriguez, Rossi (Cifuentes 90).
    Seattle -- Frei; Leerdam (Bruin 72), Nouhou (Jones 72), O'Neill (Atencio  89), Arreaga; C.Roldan, Svensson, Bwana (Hopeau 56); Morris (Dobbelaere 88), Lodeiro, Ruidiaz.

  • Around MLS: Stephen Glass will serve as Atlanta United interim coach

    The Houston Dynamo signed U.S. U-20 defender/midfielder Ian Hoffmann from German club Karlsruhe. Read the whole story

  • College: NCAA Division I soccer conference postponements

    America East (8 men's soccer teams, 9 women's soccer teams)
    Atlantic 10 (13 men's soccer teams, 14 women's soccer teams)
    Ivy League (8 men's soccer teams, 8 women's soccer teams)
    MAAC (11 men's soccer teams, 11 women's soccer teams)
    Patriot League (8 men's soccer teams, 8 women's soccer team)
    SWAC (10 women's soccer teams)
    Note: Hampton (Big South) postponed fall sports.

  • College soccer: Division III conferences in Midwest make call on fall sports

    Six conferences announced plans on Monday to postpone fall sports. A seventh will confirm on Tuesday it's moving most fall sports to the spring. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Monday, July 27

    England (Championship) Tim Ream, Fulham, 90 minutes (2-0 at Cardiff City)
    Italy (Serie B) Andrija Novakovich, Frosinone, 84 minutes (0-1 vs. Crotone)
    Sweden (Allsvenskan) Mix Diskerud, Helsingborg 90 minutes (0-2 vs. Ostersunds)
    -- Aron Johannsson, Hammarby, sub-45 minutes (3-0 vs. Orebro)

  • Watch: The week's Top 5 USL Championship goals

    Long-range strikes by Tyler Pasher and Mads Jorgensen and a volley from Omar Sowe stand out among USL Championship Goal of the Week candidates. Read the whole story

  • Watch: A diving header golazo from the Chattanooga Red Wolves' Greg Hurst

    Hurst should get USL League One Goal of the Week. Also in the running: Emiliano Terzaghi, Marco Micaletto and Ricky Lopez-Espin. Read the whole story

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

    1. Every sport has a coronavirus plan. MLB's lasted four days. By Thomas Boswell (Washington Post)
    2. Coronavirus and high school sports: A daughter's loss, a parent's pain By Darren Sabedra (San Jose Mercury News)
    3. Spanish soccer still in turmoil over suspended 2nd-tier game By Tales Azzoni (AP)

  • Pochettino to Atlanta? Or has Bob Bradley proved the new coach doesn't have to be Latino?

    When Atlanta announced that it had signed Frank De Boer as the coach to replace Tata Martino, I called the appointment a "betrayal." Read the whole story