Soccer America Daily
Friday, February 26, 2021
  • U.S. Soccer VP race: Meet the candidates

    There are four candidates running for U.S. Soccer vice president .The election will be held Saturday at the virtual National Council meeting. Read the whole story

  • Thierry Henry and Montreal: C'est fini!

    The former French great stepped down as CF Montreal's head coach after one season, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and family reasons. Read the whole story

  • USMNT: Europa League (round of 32)

    1. Chris Richards (Hoffenheim), 180 minutes (3-5 vs. Molde on aggregate)
    2. Tim Weah (Lille), 168 minutes, 1 goal (2-4 vs. Ajax on aggregate)
    3. Brenden Aaronson (Salzburg), 121 minutes (1-4 vs. Villarreal on aggregate)
    Note: Cameroonian-Frenchman Jordan Siebatcheu, who was born in Washington, D.C., scored his third goal in two games for Young Boys (6-3 winner on aggregate over Bayer Leverkusen).

  • Thursday: College soccer updates

    For the first time in the history of its men's program, Liberty defeated North Carolina, 1-0. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Matt Lawson

    "None of us are buying these tickets to re-sell them. We want to be at every single match, at every single game, that's why we're contemplating buying. But I do think there is a situation where they lose a large majority of the fan base before they even kick off."

    -- Matt Lawson, a 30-year-old medical sales director and part of a group of 12 soccer fans who planned to make ticket deposits for premium seating at Charlotte FC games when it begins play in 2022. They scaled back plans and will buy the cheapest seats because of the high ticket prices that include personal seat licenses that aren't transferrable if the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte FC owner David Tepper builds a new stadium. Factoring in the required one-time PSL fee, the expansion team's season ticket price per match for seats outside of the supporters section will be a lot higher than those of any other team. (Charlotte Observer)

  • Watch: Referee block a shot on goal in Liga MX

    Cruz Azul beat Toluca, 3-2, despite ref Oscar Macias getting in the way of a goalbound shot from Jonathan Rodriguez. Read the whole story

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

    1. Herculez Gomez: U.S.-Mexico race for 'special' Efrain Alvarez is a game-changer By Charles Boehm (MLSSoccer.com)
    2. Charlotte's BofA Stadium soccer renovations start in March By Bret McCormick (Sports Business Journal)
    3. The retired boys of summer play on By Abby Ellin (New York Times)

  • Amid the pandemic, Indiana's weather-proof Grand Park becomes college soccer hub

    The 370,000-square foot indoor space - peaked in the middle with an 82-foot roof - that is the "wow" factor for the many college … Read the whole story