Soccer America Daily
Monday, September 21, 2020
  • Big weekend for Americans in Europe: McKennie 'instant cult figure' at Juventus

    Seven players who will be playing in UEFA club competitions this fall and 13 Olympic-eligible players played. Read the whole story

  • Result: Major League Soccer

    Sept. 20 in Montreal, Que.
    Montreal 1 Philadelphia 4. Goals: Quioto 5; Bedoya 22, Przybylko (Real, Monteiro) 45+3, Przybylko (Aaronson, McKenzie) 47, Fontana (McKenzie) 65.
    Montreal -- Diop; Brault-Guillard, Waterman (Yao 53), Binks, Raitala; Wanyama,Taider; Piette, Bojan (Lappalainen 60), Okwonkwo (Corrales 75); Quioto.
    Philadelphia -- Blake; Mbaizo, Glesnes, McKenzie, Real; Creavalle (Fontana 46); Monteiro, Aaronson (de Vries 87), Bedoya (Turner 87); Wooten (Ilsinho 64), Przybylko (Santos 72).
    Red Card: Montreal -- Quioto 16.

  • MLS Focus: Earthquakes hit bottom

    The 6-1 loss to Portland brought into question the future of head coach Matias Almeyda -- and the management by GM Jesse Fioranelli. Read the whole story

  • Bottom 5: MLS teams (since return to home markets)

    1. San Jose (0-4-3), 0.43 points per game
    2. Atlanta United (1-4-2), 0.71 points per game
    2. Chicago (1-4-2), 0.71 points per game
    4. FC Cincinnati (1-3-3), 0.86 points per game
    4. D.C. United (1-3-3), 0.86 points per game
    4. LAFC (2-5-0), 0.86 points per game

  • Watch: Chelsea keeper Kepa's big blunder in Liverpool loss, Mane's goals, and the red card

    Sadio Mane scored both in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea after Andreas Christensen's ejection for a buffoonish foul. Read the whole story

  • More turmoil in Utah

    Royals head coach Craig Harrington and assistant Louis Lancaster were placed on leave. Read the whole story

  • Tweet du jour: Taylor Morgan

    "My choice to kneel before today's game was one of the easiest decisions that I've ever had to make. By kneeling, it was in no way meant as a disrespect to the flag nor the military (which) both my father and brother are a part of. In fact, I did this for them. I did this for the millions of African Americans like them that are being oppressed. By taking a knee alongside the number of athletes that have done this across the country, I am committing to help with us being the change for the future generations of this team, this athletic program and this country. I will use my platform that I have worked hard to earn in a way that will be seen and heard. I am black but I am mixed. I recognize my privilege and will use it to support those who lack it. In the end, my actions are not meant to disrespect the flag, but instead (are) fighting for what is right and that is and always will be that black lives do matter. This fight against systemic racism is far from over but I can assure you that change is coming and I will be a part of making sure it does."

    -- The University of Alabama's Taylor Morgan on hateful comments after video was posted of her and other players -- about a half a dozen on each team -- kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before the Crimson Tide's match against Tennessee. There was no booing in the small crowd of family and friends at the SEC season opene won by Alabama, 3-1. (@taylormorgz)

  • USL Championship: MLS second teams in danger of being shut out of playoffs

    MLS second teams have won two USL Championship titles and finished second three times in the last five seasons. Read the whole story

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

    1. Sports cause outbreaks. Restart sports anyway? By Paul Klauka (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
    2. Another sign of COVID-19 discontent: Rockwood schools plan to play fall sports outside of St. Louis County By Annika Merrilees and David Kvidahl  (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
    3. Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A 5-decade-long friendship that began with a phone call By Nina Totenburg (NPR)