The decisions affect soccer, where 38,319 men and women played Division II or Division III ball in 2018. Read the whole story
"It's really not fair for these girls who have put in so much time and so much money and the parents as well."
-- Mark Johnson, the father of two high school-age girls who play soccer, on his campaign to get soccer reclassified by Ohio's governor's office as a non-contact sport, allowing high schools and clubs to return to competition later this month. Soccer has been kept on the list of contact sports whose testing requirements are so strict that most programs can only play intrasquad games. Johnson plans on filing a request for an injunction and is organizing a rally at the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus on Saturday. (WLWT.com)
With six starters from the team that reached MLS Cup 2018, Portland ended the Philadelphia Union's run with a 2-1 win. Read the whole story
Here's a clip to show your youngster who's trying to cope with an embarrassing miss: A well-paid pro doesn't come close from 12 yards. Read the whole story
The Uruguayan went under the radar as a DP signing in 2019 but he has emerged as a key element for the Lions. Read the whole story
Aug. 5 in Kissimmee, Florida
Portland 2 Philadelphia 1. Goals: Ebobisse (Valeri) 13, Blanco (Zuparic, Valeri) 70; Wooten 85.
Portland -- Clark, Duvall, Mabiala, Zuparic, Villafana (Bonilla 86), D.Chara, Williamson, Loria (Polo 56), Valeri (Tuiloma 90+1), Blanco (Mora 86), Ebobisse (Niezgoda 56).
Philadelphia -- Blake, Gaddis, Elliott, McKenzie, Wagner, Bedoya , Martinez (Wooten 72), Monteiro, Aaronson, Przybylko, Santos (Ilsinho 59).
The former West Virginia University coach had followed his family to the Union, where his 12-year-old son is an academy star. Read the whole story
Europa League John Brooks, Wolfsburg, 69 minutes, 1 red card (0-3 at Shakhtar Donetsk)
Finland (Veikkausliiga) Jacob Bushue, Haka, sub-34 minutes (0-2 vs. HIFK)
-- Michael Hartman, Haka, 90 minutes (0-2 vs. HIFK)
Italy (Serie B Promotion Playoffs) Andrija Novakovich, Frosinone, 120 minutes (3-2 at Cittadella)
Norway (Eliteserien) Henry Wingo, Molde, 90 minutes (5-0 vs. Start)
Sweden (Allsvenskan) Mix Diskerud, Hammarby, 90 minutes (1-1 vs. Falkenburg)
-- Aron Johannsson, Hammarby, sub-37 minutes (1-4 at Malmo)
The new condensed schedule: winter sports in January and February, fall sports in March and April and spring sports in May and June. Read the whole story
The Mid-Atlantic Region (with the New York Cosmos and New Amsterdam FC) finishes up this week in Leesburg, Virginia. Read the whole story