In the face of intense opposition, the project was all but dead 48 hours after It was unveiled. Read the whole story
1. Expansion. From 32 to 36 teams in first stage.
2. Four new entrants.
(1) Automatic spot for 3rd team in 5th-ranked country (currently France).
(1) Additional team qualified from Champions Path in preliminary round.
(2) Teams with highest coefficients over 5 years not otherwise qualified.
3. More games. Teams will play 10 games (instead of 6) in first stage.
4. Single table. Teams will be ranked 1-36.
5. Advancement. Teams 1-8 and winners of playoffs involving teams 9-24.
Note: New format, approved on Friday, will go into effect in 2024-25.
On his "Late Late Show," James Corden makes some good points against the Super League proposal (despite his Eurosnob gibes at Americans' soccer knowledge). Read the whole story
The Seattle native has won top-tier league titles in Norway and Hungary in his first 20 months in Europe. Read the whole story
The No. 1 pick in the 2019 Super Draft is leaving FC Cincinnati for the Red Bulls, who signed him to a new contract. Read the whole story
The Lyon stars will move on loan in June for the rest of the 2021 season. Read the whole story
Tuesday, April 20
Gotham FC 4 NC Courage 3. (Goals: Purce 18, 27, Lloyd 32, Viens 90+2; Debinha 22, 24, McDonald 32.)
In 2001, we reported on collegians Hope Solo and Abby Wambach getting called up to the U.S. national team by Coach April Heinrichs. Read the whole story
1. Super League suspended: Why English clubs pulled out, and what's next for them and UEFA By Gabriele Marcotti (ESPN
2. A soccer club owner's perspective on the European Super League By Jordan Gardner (Sports Pro Media)
3. Europe's leagues are broken - a Super League might be the only solution By Michael Cox (The Athletic)