Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
  • MLS is Back: Portland Timbers get job done -- they get to go home with a trophy

    After 39 days in the bubble, the Timbers made their stay worth their while with a 2-1 win over Orlando City in the final. Read the whole story

  • Results: MLS is Back Tournament

    Aug. 11 in Kissimmee, Florida
    Portland 2 Orlando City 1. Goals: Mabiala (Valeri) 27, Zuparic (Ebobisse, Williamson) 66; Pereyra 39.
    Portland -- Clark; Duvall, Zuparic, Mabiala, Villafana; Williamson, D.Chara, Blanco (Mora 89), Valeri (Tuiloma 90), Loria (Polo 67); Ebobisse (Niezgoda 67).
    Orlando City -- Gallese; Ruan (Smith 87), Jansson, Carlos, Moutinho; Mueller (Michel 71), Mendez (Urso 71), Rosell (Patino 79), Pereyra; Akindele (Dike 78), Nani.

  • Where NCAA Division I conferences stand on fall sports after Big Ten and Pac-12 postponements

    Thirteen conferences with women's soccer championships and 11 with men's soccer championships called off fall sports. Read the whole story

  • Tweet du jour: Sasho Cirovski

    "I respect the decision of the Big Ten to postpone our fall season. Our top priority is the safety and well being of our athletes and if the medical experts tell us it is not safe to play, we have to honor that information. I am personally gutted for my players, who have done an incredible job throughout the process adhering to all of the safety and medical protocols put in place. We will be ready to play when the time comes. I want to thank our entire medical staff for working tirelessly to put us in the best position and commend our president Darryl Pines and the Director of Athletics Damon Evans for their leadership during this time."

    -- Maryland men's head coach Sasho Cirovski after the Big Ten announced on Tuesday that it would postpone all fall sports, including football. (Pines is the father of current D.C. United and former Maryland defender Donovan Pines.) (@MarylandMSoccer)

  • UEFA Women's Champions League: Atletico Madrid forced to suspend training

    The five players who tested positive for COVID-19 have been isolated at their homes 10 days before the quarterfinals. Read the whole story

  • Calendar: UEFA Women's Champions League (Quarterfinals)

    Friday Aug. 21
    Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona
    Glasgow City vs. Wolfsburg
    Saturday, Aug. 22
    Arsenal vs. Paris SG
    Lyon vs. Bayern Munich
    Note: All games at Final 8 will be played in Spain (Bilbao and San Sebastian).

  • Watch: The Jurgen Klopp Documentary

    "Germany's Greatest Export" doc features entertaining archive footage -- including a game show appearance -- from the good humored champion. Read the whole story

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

    1. After 'absolute chaos' in Orlando, FC Dallas can't wait to get started again By Sam Stejskal (The Athletic)
    2. College football's demise perfectly represents America's handling of coronavirus By Dan Wolken (USA Today)
    3. The bubble's best TV innovation deserves a longer look By Andrew Keh (New York Times)