No MLS player has played a bigger role for the USA in 2021 than Acosta, dropped midway through the 2019 January camp. Read the whole story
1. Brad Guzan (2007, 2017)
2. Sean Johnson (2013, 2017)
3. Kellyn Acosta (2017)
4. Paul Arriola (2017)
5. Cristian Roldan (2017)
6. Gyasi Zardes (2017)
Hard-hit shots from Jose Cifuentes, Gustavo Bou and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and a free kick by Johnny Russell are up for Goal of the Week. Read the whole story
"Getting here was a struggle after going to Poland to sort out my visa. I was stuck there for 10 days in a hotel room in Warsaw. Nothing was open in the city, it was in full lockdown. I was eating
room service the entire time, not knowing if or when I'd be allowed out to go to America. There was no time frame, I could have been there two months. I just had to wait on the phone to ring which
was really tough mentally. I could only go out for a walk. One day I walked a half marathon just to kill a few hours."
-- Scotsman Stuart Findlay on the paperwork delays many players bound for MLS from abroad have faced since the pandemic started. The 25-year-old defender has only made one appearance for the Philadelphia Union since being signed from Kilmarnock in late February but he says he is loving his experience with the Union. (Daily Record)
Burleigh, who retired this spring after 26 years in charge of the Florida program she started, replaces Marc Skinner, who resigned last week. Read the whole story
1. Phoenix (9-2-2, 29 pts.). Rising leads league with 2.5 goals per game.
2. Louisville City (8-3-3, 27 pts.). Jonathan Gomez, 17, leads LouCity with 5 assists.
3. Tampa Bay (9-5-0, 27 pts.). Rowdies ended 3-game losing streak (3-1 over Loudoun).
4. Pittsburgh (8-4-3, 27 pts.). Russell Cicerone leads 'Hounds with 7 goals.
5. El Paso (7-1-4, 25 pts.). Lokomotive drew 10,303 fans for 0-0 tie with NM United.
6. Rio Grande Valley (7-3-4, 25 pts.). Toros won just two games in 2020.
7. Birmingham (8-4-1, 25 pts.). Jamaica Nico Brett leads Legion with 8 goals.
8. Hartford (7-3-2, 23 pts.). Danny Barrera leads league with 7 assists.
9. Miami FC (7-6-2, 23 pts.). Loss at Hartford (2-0) ended 3-game win streak.
10. Orange County SC (6-4-4, 22 pts.). Michael Orozco has started every game.
Joel Bunting, Conor McGlynn, Juan Cabezas, Kyle Murphy and Nabilai Kibunguchy vie for USL Championship Goal of the Week. Read the whole story
ECNL Boys: U-14: Crossfire Premier, U-15: CESA, U-16: Dallas Texans, U-17: Eclipse Select.
USYS Boys: U-13: Utah Avalanche, U-14: Total Futbol Academy, U-15: Arlington SA Academy, U-16: Kings Hammer, U-17: Real Jersey FC, U-18: Kingdom SC, U-19/20: Chicago FC United.
USYS Girls: U-13: Team Boca, U-14: Albion SC San Diego, U-15: Solar SC South, U-16: La Roca, U-17: Penn FC, U-18: Impact MN, U-19/20: Team Boca
The unbeaten Blue Heat defeated Connecticut Fusion, 5-0, in the final after winning its semifinal, 4-0. Read the whole story
1. Marilyn Childress: How a Knoxville woman's push led to women's soccer becoming an Olympic sport By Malik Jackson (wbir.com)
2. These USMNT players eye a future in coaching. That means class is in session. By Steven Goff (Washington Post)
3. Ottawa's pro soccer club announces 'pay what you want' home opener at TD Place By Dave Charbonneau (CTV News)