Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • Top 5: Women's crowds (2021-22 European club season)

    1. Barcelona vs. Wolfsburg (UEFA Champions League semifinals) 91,648
    2. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid (UEFA Champions League quarterfinals) 91,553
    3. *Chelsea vs. Man. City (English FA Cup final) 49,094
    4. Paris SG vs. Lyon (UEFA Champions League semifinals) 43,255
    5. Paris SG vs. Bayern Munich (UEFA Champions League quarterfinals) 27,262
    *Record crowd for an English FA Cup Cup final.

  • Clint Dempsey on his Texas roots, family and USMNT

    Dempsey will return to the Dallas metroplex, a springboard for his Hall of Fame career, to be inducted in ceremonies on Saturday. Read the whole story

  • Yanks Abroad: American men in Scottish Premiership

    1. *Christian Ramirez (Aberdeen, 31), 36 games, 10 goals, 3 assists
    2. *Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic, 24), 33 games, 4 goals, 1 assist
    3. Ian Harkes (Dundee United, 27), 28 games, 3 goals, 2 assists
    4. *Joe Efford (Motherwell, 25), 14 games, 2 goals, 1 assist
    5. *Sebastian Soto (Livingston, 21), 12 games
    6. *Chris Mueller (HIbernian, 25), 11 games
    7. *James Sands (Rangers, 21), 7 games
    8. *Dante Polvara (Aberdeen, 21), 5 games
    *First season in Scotland.
    Note: Americans played more minutes than players from any other country except Scotland, England and Ireland.

  • Season Review: Rough year for Yanks in German Bundesliga

    Germany continues to be the most popular destination for Americans, 12 of whom played for Bundesliga clubs in 2021-22. Read the whole story

  • Around the country: American soccer news

    Yanks Abroad:
    - Catarina Macario named to D1 Arkema Best XI
    . In her first full season, Macario has scored 21 goals in 31 games for Lyon, which has a five-point lead in the D1 Arkema and will face Barcelona in the UEFA Women's Champions League final. She was a finalist for the Player of the Year presented to PSG's Marie-Antoinette Katoto. (Trophees UNFP)
    - Holmes' Huddersfield headed to Wembley. Duane Holmes started for Huddersfield Town in its 1-0 win that gave it a 2-1 aggregate win over Luton Town in the English Championship promotion playoffs. Huddersfield will play Nottingham Forest or Sheffield Wednesday on May 29 for a berth in the Premier League. (Minute by minute)

    Major League Soccer:
    - Allianz Field gets new playing surface. Minnesota United is installing a new stitch system -- 100 percent natural grass cover reinforced with synthetic fibers -- intended to strengthen the root system and the resistance of the grass to damage. The St. Paul facility, which opened in 2019, hosted the USA-Honduras match on Feb. 2 and will host the MLS All-Star Game on Aug. 2. (Report)

    IFCPF World Cup:
    - U.S. women go for gold. The USA will face Australia in Tuesday's final (6:45 a.m. ET kickoff). The game will be a replay of Sunday's match the USA won, 4-0. The U.S. men fell to Brazil, 2-0, in their bronze-medal game. (Streaming)

  • College Women: New NCAA Division I head coaches

    Florida has hired former USWNT player Samantha Bohon as its new women's head coach. Read the whole story

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

    1. USMNT's Richard Ledezma has 'made no commitment' to Mexico - source By Jeff Carlisle (ESPN)
    2. Blackpool forward Jake Daniels becomes first openly gay English soccer player (AP)
    3. Arsenal starlet Marcelo Flores rejects England as he confirms international future with Mexico By Marc Mayo (Evening Standard)