Soccer America Daily
Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • New England closes in on first Supporters' Shield and MLS points record

    All three Designated Players scored in the Revs' 3-2 win at D.C. United. Read the whole story

  • Results: Major League Soccer

    Wednesday, October 20
    D.C. United 2 New England 3. (Goals: Robertha 51, Abila 90+3; Buksa 61, Gil 64, Bou 80. Att.: 13,387.)
    Atlanta United 1 NYCFC 1. (Goals: Moreno 17; Thorarinsson 90. Att.: 42,511.)
    Orlando City 1 CF Montreal 1. (Goals: Mueller 45; Camacho 51. Att.: 15,775.)
    Inter Miami 3 Toronto FC 0. (Goals: F.Higuain 10, Makoun 45, own goal 61. Att.: 13,717.)
    Nashville SC 1 Columbus 1. (Goals: Mukhtar 77; Zelarayan 75. Att.: 18,381.)
    FC Cincinnati 3 Chicago 4. (Goals: Acosta 28, Vasquez 36, Blackett 90+1; Beric 14, 17, Medran 71, Stojanovic 90+3. Att.: 21,369.)
    Minn. United 3 Philadelphia 2. (Goals: Hunou 41, Lod 63, Fragapane 67; Gazdag 43, 54. Att.: n/a.)
    FC Dallas 2 LAFC 3. (Goals: Hollingshead 10, Jara 45; Arango pen. 33, 75, 79. Att.: 12,532.)
    Houston 0 LA Galaxy 3. (Goals: Kljestan pen. 20, own goal 45+1, Cabral 47. Att.: 13,798.)
    Colorado 1 Seattle 1. (Goals: Badji 66; C.Roldan 81. Att.: 9,316.)
    San Jose 4 Austin FC 0. (Goals: J.Lopez 47,  Kikanovic 53, Wondolowski 59, Fierro 85. Att.: 12,035.)
    Portland 2 Vancouver 3. (Goals: Y.Chara 15, Asprilla 42; Caicedo 63, White 75, Dajome pen. 82. Att.: 16,722.)

  • MLS playoff races remain in holding patterns

    The battle for playoff berths is largely unchanged as almost all the contenders produced the same results in their respective conferences. Read the whole story

  • Top 5: *Highest-paid MLS players (2021 summer imports)

    1. Luiz Araujo, Atlanta United (Lille/FRA), $3,941,667
    2. Sebastian Driussi, Austin FC (Zenit/RUS), $2,688,420
    3. Ryan Gauld, Vancouver (Farense/POR), $2,025,000
    4. Ake Loba, Nashville SC (Monterrey/MEX), $1,318,475
    5. Teenage Hadebe, Houston (Yeni Malatyaspor/TUR), $1,125,177
    *Total guaranteed compensation.
    Note: Click here for MLSPA salary guide as of Sept. 30.

  • USA-South Korea: Camp offers a chance for U.S. players to lean on each other

    The USA opens its second post-Olympics series on Thursday in Kansas City, U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski's adopted home. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Becky Sauerbrunn

    "Throughout my career as a professional player, there has always been that underlying fear that should the league get too much bad publicity or should players speak up, the league would just fold. I think that is a pervasive feeling amongst a lot of players. As a national team player, I have also felt that pressure that our participation in the league was contingent on the league actually existing. I think that has been felt by a lot of different players at a lot of levels. The outrageousness of this year, with the amount of coaches that have been fired, now with the allegations of sexual misconduct, it's just been too much. And if you want to talk about when is that feeling of, 'OK, we have to stop protecting the league. We need to start protecting ourselves,' that definitely happened this year. You've seen that in all the players coming together, the demonstrations, the demands from the PAs to protect the players."

    -- U.S. women's national team captain Becky Sauerbrunn on the sense of fragility around the NWSL in which she has played since its launch in 2013. She also played for the Washington Freedom and magicJack in WPS.

  • Marla Messing: 'Our first objective is to get our house in order'

    The NWSL's interim CEO said an agreement was reached on player demands about how the investigation into abuse would take place. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: UEFA Champions League (Matchday 3)

    Tuesday, October 19
    Tyler Adams (4), RB Salzburg, 90 minutes (2-3 at Paris SG)
    Wednesday, October 20
    Brenden Aaronson (6), Red Bull Salzburg, 90 minutes (3-1 vs. Wolfsburg)
    John Brooks (3), Wolfsburg, 90 minutes (1-3 at Red Bull Salzburg)
    Sergino Dest (5), Barcelona, 90 minutes (1-0 vs. Dynamo Kyiv)
    Weston McKennie (5), Juventus, 90 minutes (1-0 at Zenit St. Petersburg)
    Jordan Pefok (4), Young Boys, 69 minutes (1-4 vs. Villarreal)
    Tim Weah (-), Lille, sub-8 minutes (0-0 vs. Sevilla)
    Did not play: Zach Steffen (Man. City). Did not dress: Romain Gall (Malmo), Owen Otasowie (Club Brugge), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Bor. Dortmund).
    Note: In parentheses are L'Equipe player ratings (1-10, 1-low; 10=high.)

  • Watch (UEFA Champions League): Manchester United rally to stun Atalanta

    Cristiano Ronaldo completed the second-half comeback with the winner in the 3-2 victory at Old Trafford. Read the whole story

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

    1. Quitting FIFA mulled in Europe to fight biennial World Cups By Rob Harris (AP)
    2. The club behind the kit: The making of Venezia's miracle By Andrew Gastelum (
    3. FIFA 'deeply concerned' at social media footage of DR Congo U-20 women's national team training in the street By Ben Church (CNN)

  • Jim Curtin on his coaching rise from toddlers to pros, what makes Philly special, and Chicago locker room lessons

    Curtin was set for a career in finance until Bob Bradley took him in the third round of the 2001 MLS SuperDraft. Read the whole story