Lloyd, 39, will play her farewell game with the U.S. national team against South Korea on Tuesday in St. Paul. Read the whole story
"All I wanted was for someone to call me or interview me and ask, 'What's your life been like?' instead of attacking me. There's just always been this perception of me that I'm selfish, I'm a
terrible person, I'm hard to manage, I'm uncoachable, I'm this, I'm that. But everything you guys are saying is the total opposite of what I am. But no one's asked."
-- Carli Lloyd on how her life changed after the 2015 Women's World Cup, where she scored a hat trick in the final for the USA, leaving her exhausted by the end of the year as she was pulled in different directions to fulfill sponsorship obligations and make appearances. (The Athletic)
Soccer America was told that 87 percent of players voted to approve the five-year agreement. An announcement is expected on Tuesday. Read the whole story
1. Good news for Gianluca Busio, who went off at halftime of Venezia's game at Sassuolo on Saturday with an ankle injury. Venezia
coach Paolo Zanetti said the injury wasn't serious and Busio should be available for Tuesday's game against Salernitana.
2. Reggie Cannon started his first Liga Portugal Bwin game of the season for Boavista in its 0-0 tie with Belenenses. The right back hasn't played for the USA since the Gold Cup final victory over Mexico.
3. Ben Lederman has started second-place Rakow Czestochowa's last two games in Poland's Ekstraklasa after being sidelined for almost three months with an knee suffered playing in the Europa Conference League.
Johnny Russell (Kansas City), Sebastian Lletget (Los Angeles), Jozy Altidore (Toronto) and Benji Kikanovic (San Jose) contend for MLS Goal of the Week. Read the whole story
1. Oscar Nuno (Cal United Strikers), 7 goals.
2. Maxi Rodriguez (Detroit City FC), 6 goals.
3. Mayele Malango (New Amsterdam FC), Kyle Nuel (Mich. Stars), 5 goals.
5. Olakunle Banjo (Md. Bobcats), James Filerman (Detroit City FC), Shavon John-Brown (New Amsterdam FC), Molley Karpeh (Md. Bobcats), Leon Maric (Mich. Stars), Connor Rutz (Detroit City FC), Wojciech Wojcik (Chicago House AC), 4 goals.
USL Championship Goal of the Week candidates also come from Josue Aaron Gomez, Joel Johnson, Peter-Lee Vassell and Akeem Ward. Read the whole story
1. Washington Spirit training at local high school amid dispute with D.C. United over facility use By Pablo Maurer (The Athletic)
2. International student-athletes navigate new world at St. Joseph's University By Adam Fine (Philadelphia Inquirer)
3. Sharon Beck: Israel's German-born striker on religion, identity and antisemitism By Felix Tamsut (Deutsche Welle)
In addition to being the secretary general for Belgium second division club Royal Excelsior Virton, Onyewu does on-air analysis for CBS Sports/Paramount+. Read the whole story