The court granted the 15-year-old's request for a preliminary injunction blocking the NWSL from enforcing its age rule. Read the whole story
"The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Mexican Federation with a fine of 60,000 Swiss francs [$65,000] and the condition that they play their next two official home games behind closed doors as a consequence of the anti-gay chants heard in the matches against the Dominican Republic and the United States, played in Guadalajara on March 18 and 24, respectively."
-- In the latest attempt to stop Mexican fans from using the homophobic "puto" chant, FIFA has ordered Mexico to play its next two home World Cup qualifiers without fans. Future breaches by Mexico fans of FIFA's statutes on discrimination could include a reduction in points in World Cup qualifying and Mexico being banned from FIFA tournaments including the World Cup. (ESPN.com)
The 18-year-old New York Red Bull midfielder, a Minnesota product, is among the top American players of the 2003-born birth year. Read the whole story
"What for some seemed to be fun, I have news for you. It isn’t. Because of it we’re kept out of the stadium and kept away from our national team. Please stop. Stop now. ... There’s a million ways to show interest toward your team without discriminating. So we should focus on the positive ways.”
-- The plea by Mexican soccer federation president Yon de Luisa to El Tri fans after FIFA's sanctions for their vulgar chant. (Los Angeles Times).
Jozy Altidore, the latest of whose 115 caps came two years ago, is included on the USA's provisional roster for Gold Cup. Read the whole story
Scotland celebrated its scoreless tie with England at Wembley. Czech Patrik Schick took the scoring lead after tie with Croatia. Read the whole story
Friday, June 18
Real Salt Lake 3 Vancouver 1 (Goals: Kreilach 43 90+5, Holt 90+2; White 54)
New York Red Bulls 2 Nashville 0 (Goals: Fabio 37, Duncan 56)
Chile beat Bolivia thanks to a goal by Englishman Ben Brereton. Leo Messi set up Argentina's gamewinner against Uruguay. Read the whole story
1. Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital following successful operation; fitted with defibrillator implant (The Guardian)
2. Jonathan Gomez shares what it's like to 'spar' with the Mexico national team: What the Lou City left back learned from Chucky & Co. By Jon Arnold (GetConcacafed)
3. Luis Enrique: Tragedy and ruthlessness behind Spain manager's journey to Euro 2020 By Guillem Balague (BBC)