Soccer America Daily
Friday, September 17, 2021
  • Carli Lloyd won't change plans to retire, even after five-goal night

    In June, Lloyd, now 39, became the oldest player to score a goal for the USA. Since then, her scoring rate has almost doubled. Read the whole story

  • Record book: USWNT players with 5 goals in a game

    1. *Brandi Chastain, Mexico 12-0 (April 1991, Women's World Cup qualifying)
    2. Michelle Akers, Chinese Taipei 7-0 (Nov. 1991, Women's World Cup)
    3. Tiffeny Milbrett, Panama 9-0 (Nov. 2002, Women's World Cup qualifying)
    4. Abby Wambach, Ireland 5-0 (Oct. 2004, friendly)
    5. Amy Rodriguez, Dominican Republic 14-0 (Jan. 2012, Olympic qualifying)
    6. Sydney Leroux, Guatemala 13-0 (Jan. 2012, Olympic qualifying)
    7. Crystal Dunn, Puerto Rico 10-0 (Feb. 2016, Olympic qualifying)
    8. Alex Morgan, Thailand 13-0 (June 2019, Women's World Cup)
    9. Carli Lloyd, Paraguay 9-0 (Sept. 2021, friendly)
    *Second-half substitute.

  • USA-Paraguay Women's Friendly Player Ratings

    The USA, in its first game since its bronze-medal finish in Japan, faced Paraguay, No. 50 in the FIFA World Rankings. Read the whole story

  • Watch (game highlights): USA crush Paraguay in Cleveland

    Carli Lloyd delivered a 5-pack in a 9-0 U.S. rout over hapless Paraguay that also featured Andi Sullivan's first two U.S. goals. Read the whole story

  • NWSL: Second Covid-related forfeit issued, Spirit fined $25,000

    The first-place Portland Thorns were awarded a 3-0 win after their match against Washington on Sept. 4 was called off. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Frank Olivieri

    "People, not only in Philadelphia but in other places, when it comes to sports are crazy. Crazy loyal. I guess if you’re out late at night, and you’re heated about your sports team, things get out of control. People don’t know how to talk anymore. There’s no app to stop a fight.”

    -- Frank Olivieri, owner of the famous Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philadelphia, after a 28-year-old man from Queen, New York, was bludgeoned to death, according to police, and his father and another man injured along the side of the shop. They were seen on surveillance video eating cheesesteaks and seemingly getting along with everyone when an argument broke out with four men wearing the yellow jerseys of Club America. America beat the Philadelphia Union, 2-0, earlier on Wednesday evening in Chester to advance to the Concacaf Champions League final against Monterrey (a 5-1 aggregate winner over Cruz Azul). (Philadelphia Inquirer)

  • Concacaf Men's U-20 Championship will serve as qualifying for 2024 Olympics

    The move is similar to what Conmebol does, using its U-20 tourney as qualifying for the U-20 World Cup and Olympics (and Pan-Am Games). Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: American men in Europe (Tuesday-Thursday)

    Europa League:
    1. Christian Cappis, Brondby, sub-34 minutes (0-0 vs. Sparta Prague)
    2. Cameron Carter-Vickers, Celtic, 90 minutes (3-4 at Real Betis)
    3. Konrad de la Fuente, Marseille, sub-34 minutes (1-1 at Lok. Moscow)
    4. Mark McKenzie, Genk, sub-1 minute (1-0 at Rapid Vienna)
    5. Henry Wingo, Ferencvaros, 90 minutes (1-2 at Bayer Leverkusen)
    6. DeAndre Yedlin, Galatasaray, 90 minutes (1-0 vs. Lazio)
    Note: Timothy Chandler (Ein. Frankfurt), Richard Ledezma (PSV), Sam Vines (Royal Antwerp) did not play.
    Europa Conference League:
    1. Josh Cohen (Maccabi Haifa), 90 minutes (0-0 vs. Feyenoord)
    Note: Bryan Reynolds (Roma), Mix Diskerud (Omonia Nicosia) did not play.

  • Watch: Wacky game-losing teamwork own goal from Lazio

    In a buildup that involved Galatasary's American DeAndre Yedlin, Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha scored the gamewinner against himself. Read the whole story

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

    1. Kathy Carter is promoted to chief executive of LA28 group By David Wharton (Los Angeles Times)
    2. Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson mourns loss of mental-conditioning coach, 'best friend' Trevor Moawad By Brady Henderson (ESPN)
    3. The micro-economy spinning around Messi's Paris adventure By Richard Lough (Reuters)

  • U.S. Soccer calls players unions' bluff

    So the message from the U.S. Soccer Federation to the men's national team is simple: Put your money where your amicus brief is. Read the whole story