Soccer America Daily
Monday, November 23, 2020
  • MLS Playoffs: Late drama ends with vastly different outcomes

    Sporting KC and FC Dallas advanced, the former in MLS's shortest shootout ever, the latter not before a record 15 conversions in a row. Read the whole story

  • Top 5: Youngest goal scorers (MLS Playoffs)

    1. Jozy Altidore (NY Red Bulls, 2006), 16
    2. Caden Clark (NY Red Bulls, 2020), 17
    3. Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas, 2020), 17
    4. Gianluca Busio (Sporting KC, 2020) 18
    5. Joselito Vaca (Dallas Burn, 2001), 19

  • Orlando City-NYCFC: Allen Chapman and rest of refereeing crew won't work remainder of MLS playoffs

    Saturday's round one opener went to a shootout, where the Lions won, but not before farcical scenes about the replacement of a red-carded keeper. Read the whole story

  • Results: MLS Playoffs (Western Conference round one)

    Nov. 22 in Kansas City, Kan.
    Sporting KC 3 San Jose 3 (Sporting KC wins 3-0 on penalties).
    Goals: R.Espinoza (Russell) 4, Sanchez (Busio) 47, Busio (Shelton, Fernandes) 90+1; Fierro 22, Salinas (C.Espinoza, Fierro) 34, Wondolowski (C.Espinoza, Rios) 90+7.
    Sporting KC -- Melia; Lindsey, Puncec, Reid, Dia; Sanchez, R.Espinoza (Hernandez 90+3), Busio (Kinda 97); Russell, Shelton, Fernandes (Hurtado 90+3)
    San Jose -- Marcinkowski; Lima, Jungwirth, Alanis, Lopez (Thompson 102); C.Espinoza, Judson (Calvillo 115), Yueill, Salinas (Cowell 87); Fierro (Rios 87), Wondolowski.

    Nov. 22 in St. Paul, Minn.
    Minn. United 3 Colorado 0. Goals: Molino (Reynoso) 22, Lod (Reynoso) 54, Molino (Gregus) 79.
    Minn. United -- St. Clair; Boxall, Dibassy, Gasper; Dotson, Finlay (Kamara 68), Gregus, Lod, Molino, Reynoso (Hayes 83); Hairston (Alonso 81).
    Colorado -- Yarbrough; Abubakar, Rosenberry, Wilson; Acosta (Mezquida 81), Bassett, Namli (Vines 72), Price; Lewis (Benezet 46), Rubio, Shinyashiki (Galvan 81).

    Nov. 22 in Portland, Ore.
    Portland 1 FC Dallas 1 (FC Dallas wins 8-7 on penalties). Goals: Villafana (Valeri, Paredes) 82; Pepi 90+3.
    Portland -- Clark; Bonilla (Farfan 94), Mabiala, Zuparic, Villafana; D.Chara, Williamson (Paredes 46), Polo (Bodily 106), Valeri, Y.Chara (Loria 95); Mora (Ebobisse 88).
    FC Dallas -- Maurer; Reynolds, Hedges, Bressan, Nelson (Pepi 85); Ricaurte (Twumasi 80), Santos (Barrios 86); Picault (Ziegler 110), Ferreira (Tessmann 61), Hollingshead; Jara.

  • Yanks Abroad: Aron Johannsson scores 12th goal in Swedish Allsvenskan

    All the men's action by players in 22 European leagues. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Roger Tabor

    "[Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak] talked about wanting to protect the economy, and it contributes to the economy. The hotels are still open, but he just took away 10,000 room nights. I can't find the connection to fully absorb it. But it's devastating."

    -- Roger Tabor, the tournament director of the City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup Invitational Tournament, which had more than 1,100 teams registered to play during the first two weekends of December, on the Sisolak's decision on Sunday night to order a "statewide pause" in response to a spike on COVID-19 cases in Nevada. Many business -- including casinos -- were reduced to 25 percent occupancy but not closed, but Sisolak said adult and youth sports tournaments are paused, starting Tuesday. (Las Vegas Review Journal)

  • Watch: A laughable own goal by Bundesliga goalkeeper

    Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky said, "It's OK if people laugh a little," at his own-goal blunder. Read the whole story

  • Women in Europe: PSG ends Lyon's unbeaten streak dating back to 2016

    Lyon's unbeaten streak in league play was 80 games. Its last defeat in official competition: 1-0 to PSG in the 2018 French Cup final. Read the whole story

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

    1. Surviving the Game: Allegations of abuse in Cal's soccer program By Claudine Wong and Simone Aponte (
    2. Liverpool's Klopp blames broadcasters for rash of injuries: 'You don't care' By Philip O'Connor (Reuters)
    3. No, a negative coronavirus test does not mean you can safely socialize By Claire Cain Miller, Katherine J. Wu and Margot Sanger-Katz (New York Times)