Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
  • USMNT will face delicate balancing act in 2021

    Besides national team play, the USA's European-based stars are facing unprecedented workload demands with their clubs. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Jesse Marsch

    "When a lot of the young German youth coaches or coaches in general see the young Americans come over here, they see this confidence, they see this will to win and they see this mentality to do whatever it takes. That fits well with the German mentality of wanting to be the best and wanting to be the most professional and wanting to make sure they are the most prepared and organized. The combination of the two means that you get some fearless players to put into a good environment and give them a chance to grow and get better and these American players are willing to adapt and learn and grow and do whatever it takes. The combination of the two cultures has led to this being a positive trend, and a trend that I hope continues."

    -- Jesse Marsch, the head coach at Salzburg and formerly an assistant at RB Leipzig, on the wave of young American stars moving to German clubs. (ESPN)

  • Watch: Top 5 strikes from MLS Week 14

    Montreal's Bojan Krkic scored from more than 30 yards out while Toronto's Richie Laryea struck after zigzagging through the Crew defense. Read the whole story

  • College Soccer: North Carolina women hold on to top spot in rankings

    The top three teams in the United Soccer Coaches poll for NCAA Division I women's soccer are all from the ACC. Read the whole story

  • Top 10: Women's national teams (head coaches)

    1. USA (*Vlatko Andonovski)
    2. Germany (*Martina Voss-Tecklenburg)
    3. France (Corinne Diacre)
    4. Netherlands (Sarina Wiegman)
    5. Sweden (Peter Gerhardsson)
    6. England (Phil Neville)
    7. Australia (*Tony Gustavsson)
    8. Brazil (*Pia Sundhage)
    8. Canada (vacant)
    10. North Korea (Jo Song-ok)
    *Hired since 2019 Women's World Cup.
    Note: Wiegman will replace Neville in September 2021.

  • Watch: Ronald Koeman answer 22 questions in 90 seconds

    One of the questions it took longest for the new Barcelona boss to answer during the rapid-fire interview was his favorite Dutch food. Read the whole story

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

    1. FIFA plans to order release of players over clubs' objections By Tariq Panja (New York Times)
    2. Summers soccer bar closing permanently after 38 years (
    3. Loaner laptops, dry runs: Virtual federal civil trials on tap By Madison Alder (Bloomberg Law)

  • UConn's Ray Reid commits to diversifying the college coaching ranks

    Fewer than a dozen NCAA Division I men's soccer head coaches are Black. Three of them played for Ray Reid. Read the whole story