Soccer America Daily
Friday, May 14, 2021
  • MLS salaries: 'Millionaires' list triples over last five seasons

    The team with the most "millionaires" is a surprise: FC Cincinnati, MLS's worst team in 2019 and 2020 and last, so far, in 2021. Read the whole story

  • Results: Major League Soccer

    Thursday, May 13
    D.C. United 1 Chicago 0. (Goal: Flores 7. Att.: 3,935)<

  • Women's College Cup: Florida State and Santa Clara move into title game

    The top-seed Seminoles won in a shootout for the second straight game. The Broncos' attack was too much for the inexperienced North Carolina backline. Read the whole story

  • Men's College Cup: Projected lineups (by country)

    Indiana (Big Ten): USA 11 (IL 4, MO 2, OH 2, IN 1, MN 1, PA 1).
    Marshall (Conference USA):
    USA 1 (WV 1), *Brazil 4, Germany 4, Canada 1, England 1.
    North Carolina (ACC): USA 7 (NC 2, TX 2, CT 1, GA 1, NM 1), England 1, Germany 1, Italy 1, Venezuela 1.
    Pittsburgh (ACC): USA 2 (GA 1, **NY 1), France 3, Serbia 2, Spain 2, Germany 1, Switzerland 1.
    *Two attended U.S. boarding schools. **Attended high school in Germany.
    Note: Friday's semifinals -- Marshall vs. UNC (6 p.m. ET) and Indiana vs. Pitt (8:30 p.m. ET) -- will both air on ESPNU.

  • Gold Cup (complete schedule): USA will open with three games in Kansas City

    All group games will be played in Kansas, Florida or Texas, at venues expected to open at full or close to full capacity. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Boris Gartner

    "beIN [Sports] is an incredibly important partner of LaLiga globally -- they have rights in over 70 territories -- but in the U.S. it was clear that we wanted to kind of give that next step. We needed to find another partner."

    -- LaLiga North America CEO Boris Gartner on the eight-year agreement LaLiga reached with ESPN to become its English- and Spanish-language home for LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank, Spain's top two divisions, beginning in August. LaLiga is leaving beIN Sports after nine seasons (and with three years left on its agreement) as its rights holder in what Gartner described as "the most important market for LaLiga outside of Spain." LaLiga's deal with ESPN is reported to be worth $1.4 billion, or $175 million per season.

  • Watch (game highlights): Borussia Dortmund thump RB Leipzig to lift German Cup

    Gio Reyna came on stoppage time for BVB in its 4-1 final win over RB Leipzig. (Tyler Adams sat out due to back problems.) Read the whole story

  • Cup season: American men in European domestic finals

    April 17. Spain. Barcelona (Sergino Dest, 74 minutes) 4 Athletic Bilbao 0.
    April 25. Belgium. Genk (Mark McKenzie, sub-3 minutes) 2 Standard Liege 1.
    April 25. England (League Cup). Man. City (Zack Steffen, 90 minutes) 1 Tottenham 0.
    May 1. Austria. Red Bull Salzburg (Brenden Aaronson, 89 minutes, 1 goal) 3 LASK 0.
    May 2. Poland. Rakow Czestochowa (Ben Lederman, 85 minutes) 2 Arka Gydnia 1.
    May 13. Germany. Bor. Dortmund (Gio Reyna, sub-1 minute) 4 RB Leipzig 1.
    May 13. Denmark. Randers 4 SonderjyskE (Haji Wright, 20 minutes) 0.
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    May 15.
    England (FA Cup). Chelsea (Christian Pulisic) vs. Leicester City.
    May 18. Italy. Juventus (Weston McKennie) vs. Atalanta.
    Semifinals: May 17. Israel. Maccabi Haifa (Josh Cohen) vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv.

  • Awards: 2020-21 NCAA Division I Women's All-America Team

    The United Soccer Coaches recognized 50 players who played in the fall or spring or both. Five seniors turned pro after the fall season. Read the whole story

  • Coaching Education: 23 women assigned mentors for Pro and "A" License courses

    World championship-winning coaches Jill Ellis, April Heinrichs and Anson Dorrance are among the mentors in the new USSF coaching course program. Read the whole story

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

    1. How Landon Donovan helped RSL's Rubio Rubin get his groove back By Charles Boehm (MLSSoccer.com)
    2. MLS files petition against Kaku, MLSPA as transfer saga continues By Jeff Carlisle (ESPN FC)
    3. Champions League final moved from Istanbul to Porto due to COVID-19 risks By Simon Evans (Reuters)

  • Fascinating footnotes to the NASL's weird and wonderful history

    The newsletters are authored by the league's PR director, Cliff Kachline (later the National Baseball Hall of Fame historian, who writes in crisp, informative … Read the whole story