Soccer America Daily
Sunday, December 20, 2020
  • Concacaf craziness: LAFC reaches final after inspired comeback

    LAFC overcame a one-goal deficit and dubious red card to beat Club America, 3-1, and beat a record third Liga MX team in 2020. Read the whole story

  • Top 5: Most MLS series wins vs. Liga MX teams

    Concacaf Champions League knockout stage records:
    1.
    LAFC (3-0):
    Leon, Cruz Azul, Club America (2020)
    2. Toronto FC (2-2): Tigres, Club America (2018)
    3. Seattle (1-4): Tigres (2013)
    - Montreal (1-2): Pachuca (2015)
    - NY Red Bulls (1-2): Tijuana (2018)
    - Sporting KC (1-2): Toluca (2019)
    Other MLS records vs. Liga MX: LA Galaxy (0-3), Atlanta United (0-2), Houston (0-2), Real Salt Lake (0-2), Columbus (0-1), FC Dallas (0-1), D.C. United (0-1), NYCFC (0-1), San Jose (0-1), Vancouver (0-1). Note: In parentheses are series records.

  • 2020 Soccer Books: SA Library holiday gift ideas

    These soccer books published in 2020 cover several parts the international game, American women's soccer, and coaching advice beyond the Xs and Os. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Men's action in 21 European leagues (Dec. 18-19)

    Nicholas Gioacchini scored his fourth goal of the Ligue 2 season in Caen's 3-2 win over Dunkerque. Read the whole story

  • Bundesliga: How Americans fared

    Tyler Adams (4), RB Leipzig (3rd place), 90 minutes (0-0 vs. FC Cologne)
    John Brooks, Wolfsburg (6th place), Sunday vs. VfB Stuttgart
    Tim Chandler (-), Ein. Frankfurt (9th place), sub-2 minutes (2-0 at Augsburg)
    Matthew Hoppe, Schalke 04 (18th place), did nor dress (0-1 vs. Arminia Bielefeld)
    Gio Reyna (4), Bor. Dortmund (4th place), 90 minutes (1-2 at Union Berlin)
    Chris Richards, Bayern Munich (1st place), on bench (2-1 at Bayer Leverkusen)
    Josh Sargent (5), Werder Bremen (12th place), 90 minutes (1-0 at Mainz)

  • Awards: Samantha Mewis named 2020 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

    Mewis was one of the top players for the WNT's abbreviated season and has made big contributions at Manchester City. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Steve Bruce

    "They go for a walk for half an hour and then they want to go back to bed. It's as brutal as that. It has been very difficult. It has been a really difficult couple of weeks. My thoughts are with the two players, and the welfare of them. It's frightening when you think they are young and fit and absolutely supreme athletes. If anybody needs reminding of how serious this is, then we have witnessed it."

    -- Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce on the most seriously stricken of his players who have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak that shut down the Premier League club's Darsley Park training center for 12 days and forced the postponement of one game. (AFP)

  • SA Interviews 2020: Voices from youth, college, the pros and national teams

    We most recently checked in with FIFPro's Amanda Vandervort and college champion coaches Brian Wiese and Paul Ratcliffe. Read the whole story

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

    1. Unique 2021 SuperDraft process previews shift in MLS approach to college players By Charles Boehm (MLSSoccer.com)
    2. 'Terrifying': Cleveland Browns, Columbus Crew owner Dee Haslam on NFL, MLS pandemic seasons By Daniel Roberts (Yahoo Finance)
    3. Top football clubs relying on transfer valuations made by volunteers By Ed Aarons (Guardian)