Soccer America Daily
Saturday, December 5, 2020
  • Weekend Focus: Consistent Reggie Cannon confident Boavista will find its groove

    U.S. outside back Reggie Cannon has played every minute for Boavista since joining the top-flight Portuguese club from FC Dallas in September. Read the whole story

  • Octagonal: USA's World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign just got more compressed

    The eight teams will play 14 qualifiers over seven months. Four of the five windows will require teams to play three games. Read the whole story

  • Datebook: USA's updated World Cup 2022 qualifying schedule

    Sept. 2021. 1. At Group A/F Winner. 2. Group B/E Winner. 3. At Honduras.
    Oct. 2021. 4. Jamaica.  5. At Group C/D Winner. 6. Costa Rica.
    Nov. 2021.  7. Mexico. 8. At Jamaica.
    Jan. 2022. 9. Group A/F Winner. 10. At Group B/E Winner. 11. Honduras.
    March 2022.  12. At Mexico. 13. Group C/D Winner. 14. At Costa Rica.
    If necessary: Intercontinental playoff in June 2022.

  • MLS Offseason Moves: Portland and San Jose make roster decisions

    Chris Wondolowski, MLS's all-time leading scorer, is out of contract but in discussions on a new contract with the Quakes. All the 2021 rosters. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Adrian Heath

    "The players - not only our players, all the players within the league - the coaching staff, none of us have had a year like this. It's certainly been the most trying, taxing year that we have had. Every single day, there's something. Your phone goes in the morning at 6:30 and your heart sinks. You go, oh no, please, it's not COVID, and then you're like that until you go to bed at night. So, it's like, it's full on. It's been an incredible year for all the players."

    -- Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath, after the 3-0 win at Sporting KC, on what it means to be a win away from advancing to MLS Cup in the Loons' fourth season in the league. Minnesota United plays at Seattle on Monday in the Western Conference final.

  • Watch: Kristie and Sam Mewis return for sister quiz 10 years later

    The USA sister teammates entertain us and each other in this "quiz show," which includes a Rose Lavelle cameo. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Gianni Infantino

    "If we are serious about boosting the women's game, we have to look at all these aspects. Female players need to have stability in their careers and if they take maternity leave, they should not have to worry about when they are ready to play again."

    -- FIFA president Gianni Infantino on new rules approved by the FIFA Council on Friday guaranteeing women's pro players 14 weeks of maternity leave and requiring their clubs to reintegrate them afterwards and provide adequate medical support. (Reuters)

  • Watch (Profile): Meg Linehan on covering the women's game

    In college, Linehan studied medieval literature ("Not exactly a practical thing"), then worked in biotech to subsidize her path to a journalism career. Read the whole story

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

    1. Rubio Rubin's experience of a lifetime: Playing for Diego Maradona By Brian Straus (
    2. Barcelona are in ruins and Messi, no matter where his future lies, can do nothing to save the club he loves By Sid Lowe (ESPN)
    3. The U.S. has passed the hospital breaking point By Robinson Meyer and Alexis C. Madrigal (The Atlantic)