Soccer America Daily
Thursday, November 12, 2020
  • USA-Wales: USMNT plays expectations game

    After a 10-month layoff and just two full training sessions, the USA faces Wales with the most exciting young group it's ever assembled. Read the whole story

  • USMNT: November call-ups with Youth World Cup experience

    U-17 World Cup & U-20 World Cup (4). Adams (2015, 2017), Dest (2017, 2019), Sargent (2017, 2017), Weah (2017, 2019).
    U-20 World Cup (7). *de la Fuente (2019), Ledezma (2019), *Llanez (2019), Miazga (2015), Richards (2019), Soto (2019), Steffen (2015).
    U-17 World Cup (3). *Odunze (2019), Pulisic (2015), *Reyna (2019).
    *Eligible for 2021 U-20 World Cup.
    Note: Sargent withdrew due to Bremen quarantine restrictions; Pulisic returned to Chelsea to rehab.

  • Watch: Erling Haaland's journey to becoming Europe's hottest commodity

    This 25-minute documentary takes a deep look into Borussia Dortmund wunderkind Erling Haaland's rise, back to his earliest youth days in Norway. Read the whole story

  • Survey: COVID-19 impact on women's soccer

    Countries where ...
    52%. Federations did not reach out to female national team players.
    47%. Female players had wages cut or suspended.
    40%. Female players received no mental or physical health support.
    27%. *Non-financial support for female players was reduced or eliminated.
    26%. Women’s clubs were not included in “return to play” protocols.
    24%. Female players had contracts ended, or altered.
    *Meals, housing, health insurance and gym membership.
    Source: FIFPro survey of unions in 62 countries.

  • MLS: Philadelphia Union well represented among year-end award finalists

    Union goalkeeper Andre Blake is a finalist for the MVP and Goalkeeper of the Year awards. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Jim Liston

    "There's really no life outside of the hotel. [At home], you may go walk the dog in the afternoon or go for a walk with your wife or friend or girlfriend or family and you're out and about. The recommendation [here] is to kind of stay put. So you've got a really active population and pro athletes, who we're asking them to be sedentary the rest of the time, kind of stay in the hotel from a COVID and safety standpoint. That's not optimal for recovery either."

    -- Jim Liston, Toronto FC's director of sports science, on the Reds' home away from home -- Hartford, Connecticut, where they have been stationed since mid-September due to travel restrictions between the United States and Canada. Liston added that sleep is the No. 1 tool for recovery and survey scores on the quality and hours of sleep have dropped. (ESPN)

  • COVID-19: Croatia captain receives positive test result at halftime of friendly

    Domagoj Vida, who played the first half of Wednesday night's 3-3 tie with Turkey in Istanbul, is now in isolation. Read the whole story

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

    1. Decades after independence, North Macedonia set for big game By Konstantin Testorides (AP)
    2. Anchorage's Hunter Sulte signs with Portland Timbers of the MLS By Beth Bragg (Anchorage Daily News)
    Masks off, game off: Avoca/Prattsburgh withdraws from sectional game over disagreement By Chris Potter (Hornell Evening Tribune)

  • Dr. George Chiampas on indoor soccer safety during the pandemic

    For coaches, players, parents, referees and administrators considering indoor soccer amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Soccer has released an Indoor Considerations Recommendations Guide. Read the whole story