It's early, but signs are that some key U.S. players and their clubs will have trouble repeating last season's success. Read the whole story
1. Jordan Pefok (Young Boys, Switzerland), 7 goals (13 games)
2. Christian Ramirez (Aberdeen, Scotland), 5 goals (13 games)
3. Haji Wright (Antalyaspor, Turkey), 4 goals (5 games)
4. Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), 3 goals (11 games)
5. Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), 2 goals (5 games)
Note: Goals in all competitions for players on top-tier teams in fall-spring leagues.
The USWNT closes out its series against Paraguay on Tuesday at the new West End stadium, TQL Stadium. Read the whole story
"Well, Tom Brady doesn't have to have kids, that's the one thing for starters! My husband, Brian, and I are eventually going to start a family so the clock's kind of ticking on that. I
don't think every athlete gets the opportunity to dictate when they go out, to dictate if they're happy or not, to dictate if they're on top or not. I've always wanted my career to be dictated on me
making the decisions. This just felt time for me. It gets to be a little tiring, you know? Being away from home, the travel and, to be quite honest, having to stay at the top and prove people
wrong. It is exhausting. It takes endless work, day in and day out and I'm just ready to kind of shift gears and start this next chapter and live my life and do a lot of things that I've put on
hold for so many years."
-- U.S. national team star Carli Lloyd, ready to retire from soccer at the age of 39 at the end of the year, on whether she has a desire to emulate Tom Brady, who won Super Bowl LV with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the age of 43. (All Of US: The U.S. Women's Soccer Show podcast via Goal.com)
A 7-0 loss to Serbia after falling to Argentina (11-0) and Iran (4-2) sent the USA home from the FIFA World Cup in Lithuania. Read the whole story
Atlanta United provided two of four Goal of the Week candidate, along with strikes from D.C. United and Minnesota United. Read the whole story
1. Hadji Barry (Colorado Springs Switchbacks/Guinea), 23 goals
2. Sebastian Guenzatti (Tampa Bay Rowdies/Uruguay), 14 goals
2. Russell Cicerone (Pittsburgh Riverhounds/USA), 14 goals
4. Cameron Lancaster (Louisville City/England), 13 goals
4. Ronaldo Damus (Orange City SC/Haiti), 13 goals.
4. Kyle Murphy (Memphis 901/USA), 13 goals
4. Santi Moar (Phoenix Rising/Spain), 13 goals
Note: Scoring record is 25 goals set by Lancaster in 2018.
The Oakland Roots' 3-1 win over Tacoma produced two USL Championship Goal of the Week candidates, from Wal Fall and Ray Serrano. Read the whole story
1. FC Dallas owner Dan Hunt says firing Luchi Gonzalez gives team best chance for playoff push By Jon Arnold (Dallas Morning-News)
2. The overlooked consequences for national teams in a biennial World Cup universe By Brian Straus (SI.com)
3. Discovery commissions The Men Who Sold The World Cup, FIFA World Cup scandal documentary By Max Miller (Broadcast Now)
Barcelona's 3-0 home loss to Bayern Munich in last week's UEFA Champions League group game hardly registered as a shock result. Read the whole story