Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
  • Offseason: 2021 USWNT players on the move

    1. Abby Dahlkemper, Houston to San Diego (rights held by NC Courage)
    2. Julie Ertz, Chicago to Angel City FC (trade)
    3. Ashlyn Harris, Orlando to Gotham FC (trade)
    4. Ali Krieger, Orlando to Gotham FC (trade)
    5. Carli Lloyd, retired
    6. Sam Mewis, NC Courage to Kansas City (trade)
    7. Lynn Williams, NC Courage to Melbourne Victory (loan)

  • MLS Next Pro: New Division III league to launch in 2022 with 21 teams

    The 21 teams include 19 MLS-affiliated teams, a team entered by 2023 expansion team St. Louis City SC and independent Rochester NY FC. Read the whole story

  • Update: U.S. Soccer's talks with national team unions

    In a series of tweets,  U.S. Soccer confirmed it met on Nov. 29 with the men's and women's national player associations, their first joint meeting.
    - Background. U.S. Soccer's collective bargaining agreement with the men expired at the end of 2018. Its CBA with the USWNT Players Association expires at the end of 2021. In September, U.S. Soccer made what it described as identical proposals for a new collective bargaining agreement to both unions under a single structure and stated it would not agree to a CBA that didn't "take the important step of equalizing FIFA World Cup prize money."
    - What's next. No counter-proposals on addressing prize money equalization and a single CBA structure for both teams were presented at the meeting, but U.S. Soccer stated that it expected they will be sent in the next few weeks.

  • Women's College Cup: Florida State's fortunes change in final

    After losing in the final in May a shootout, the Seminoles beat BYU on penalty kicks to claim their third title in eight years. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Jordan Morris

    "For me, it's just trying to get back to my best and try to get back part of that group. That was a big goal of mine throughout my rehab, was get back part of the national team. That was the main goal, was to recover, get back to my best as quickly as possible and try and get back in with this group because that just means everything."

    -- Jordan Morris, who hasn't played for the USA since scoring twice in the 4-0 win over Cuba in November 2019, on joining the national team for its camp in Carson, California, ahead of the Dec. 18 friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina. Morris suffered a knee injury while playing on loan for Swansea City in February and didn't start his first match with the Seattle Sounders until their playoff loss to Real Salr Lake two weeks ago. (MLSSoccer.com)

  • Trish Hughes leads college soccer advocacy: 'We'll keep making sure coaches' voices are heard'

    In March, Hughes was named United Soccer Coaches' college programs officer, succeeding Rob Kehoe. Read the whole story

  • Results: NAIA Tournament (Finals)

    Men:
    Keiser (Fla.) 2 Mobile 0. (Goals: Malvicini 53, Jassim 90. Att.: 173.)
    Women:
    Tennessee Southern 3 William Carey 3. (Goals: Ido 6, Amang 13, Ekada 70; Herrera 3, Santos 31, Sedo 40. Att.: n/a.)
    (Tennessee Southern wins 5-4 on penalties.)

  • Watch: An important Everton goal scored wonderfully

    Rafael Benitez's Everton responded to a fan protest threat with an impressive 2-1 over Arsenal, settled with a stoppage-time golazo. Read the whole story

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

    1. Chris Armas lined up to join Ralf Rangnick's Manchester United coaching staff By Samuel Luckhurst (Manchester Evening News)
    2. RB Leipzig cut Jesse Marsch loose, but the 'crisis' is of their own making By Michael Da Silva (Deutsche Welle)
    3. Juventus: The demise of the Old Lady By Rory Smith (New York Times)