Soccer America Daily
Saturday, July 24, 2021
  • Weekend Focus: Hometown teen Josh Atencio shines for Seattle Sounders

    Atencio, 19, has had been part of the club since 2016 when he was 14 and has had the Sounders' culture instilled in him. Read the whole story

  • U.S. roots: 2021 Gold Cup quarterfinal opponents

    1. Canada (7): Ayo Akinola (U-17 residency), Tajon Buchanan (Syracuse), Alistair Johnston (Wake Forest), Kamal Miller (Syracuse), Cyle Larin (UConn), Richie Laryea (Akron), Dayne St. Clair (Maryland).
    2. El Salvador (6): Walmer Martinez (CSU Monterey Bay), Amando Moreno (NY Red Bulls academy), Joshua Perez (U-17 residency), Joaquín Rivas (UNLV), Alex Roldan (Seattle U), Eriq Zavaleta (Indiana).
    3. Jamaica (4): Andre Blake (UConn), Oniel Fisher (New Mexico), Damion Lowe (Hartford), Devon Williams (Robert Morris).
    4. Mexico (3): Efrain Alvarez (LA Galaxy academy), Rogelio Funes Mori  (FC Dallas academy), Carlos Salcedo (Real Salt Lake academy).
    5. Costa Rica (1): Ariel Lassiter (Cal Poly).

  • Appeal: U.S. women continue equal pay fight

    Members of the U.S. women's national team have, as expected, presented their arguments to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: Americans in Europe (Friday)

    Austria (Bundesliga)
    Brenden Aaronson, Red Bull Salzburg, 89 minutes (3-1 at Sturm Graz)
    Austria (2. Bundesliga)
    Uly Llanez, St. Poelten vs. Rapid Wien II (postponed, new turf unplayable)
    Belgium (Pro League)
    Mark McKenzie, Genk, 90 minutes (1-1 at Standard Liege)
    Germany (2. Bundesliga)
    Matthew Hoppe, Schalke 04, on national team duty (1-3 vs. Hamburg)

  • COVID-19: Vaccinated Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes tests positive

    Vermes suggested others get vaccinated because "the more you're vaccinated the less symptoms you'll have if you do get it" like he has. Read the whole story

  • Results: National Women's Soccer League

    Friday, July 23
    Kansas City 0 NC Courage 0. (Att.: 5,239.)

  • NWSL: Marc Skinner resigns as Orlando Pride head coach

    Skinner, 38, has been linked with the women's managerial position left vacant at Manchester United by the departure of Casey Stoney. Read the whole story

  • Results: Men's national amateur regionals (Friday)

    USL League Two (Regional Finals)
    Eastern: Western Mass Pioneers 1 West Chester United SC 0
    Southern: South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 2 North Carolina Fusion U23 4
    Central: Des Moines Menace 2 Kalamazoo FC 1
    Western:  Portland Timbers U23 3 Park City Red Wolves SC 3
    (Portland Timbers U23 wins on penalties)

    (Regional Semifinals)
    East: FC Baltimore Christos 1 Hartford City FC 0
    FC Motown 2 Georgia Revolution FC 1
    Midwest: Minneapolis City SC 3 Carpathia SC 0
    Cleveland SC 2 FC Milwaukee Torrent 1
    South: Southern States SC 5 Naples United FC 1

  • Watch: Top 5 goals from Gold Cup group play

    TUDN's picks are Jamaican Bobby Decordova-Reid's amazing volley and strikes by Daryl Dike, Rogelio Funes Mori, Akram Afif and Stephen Eustaquio. Read the whole story

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

    1. USL insiders react to proposals for radical change: The arguments for and against promotion/relegation, calendar shift By Jeff Rueter (The Athletic)
    2. "He made you feel like you mattered": Revs remember Paul Mariner's larger-than-life impact By Charles Boehm (
    3. ‘Ted Lasso,’ built on charm and empathy, won over America. It won over the soccer world, too. By Thomas Floyd (Washington Post)

  • Tomas Romero: The remarkably rapid rise of LAFC's young goalkeeper

    The Georgetown champion's ascent at LAFC wouldn't be happening if he'd not made a decision that's been somewhat mischaracterized. Read the whole story