Soccer America Daily
Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • Yanks Abroad: American men in UEFA cup finals

    2010. Clint Dempsey, Fulham, sub-36 minutes (1-2 vs. Atletico Madrid in Europa League)
    2021. Christian Pulisic, Chelsea, sub-25 minutes (1-0 vs. Man. City in Champions League)
    2022. James Sands, *Rangers, sub-20 minutes (1-1 vs. Ein. Frankfurt in Europa League)
    *Lost 5-4 on penalty kicks.

  • Equal pay, at last, for both USMNT and USWNT players: 'Truly historic moment'

    U.S. Soccer reached an agreement with the player associations of its two senior national teams on new collective bargaining agreements. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Cindy Parlow Cone

    "There's no denying that money that we have to pay our national teams is money that's not reinvested in the game. And people can take that perspective. But the way I look at it is that our job is to try to figure out how all three groups can work together to grow the pie so that everyone is benefiting."

    -- U.S. Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone on the additional millions of dollars that the federation will pay out to members of the USMNT and USWNT under the terms of the new collective bargaining agreements reached with their respective player associations and their effects on its broader mission. The teams will continue to be two highest-compensated national teams in the world, but the federation is also counting on its revenues to jump based on the sucess of its teams and its position as a partner in equal pay in the eyes of sponsors. (New York Times)

  • Midweek News: Major League Soccer

    Austin FC replaced LAFC atop the standings with a 2-1 win in Los Angeles. A 22-pass goal earned the Sounders a win at Houston. Read the whole story

  • Midweek News: National Women's Soccer League

    • Two streaks end. Racing Louisville won its first game of the season, after opening with a loss and two ties, by beating the San Diego Wave, 1-0, on Savannah DeMelo's 27th minute free kick. The loss was the first of the season for first-place San Diego, which opened with three straight wins. (Report)

    • Brianna Pinto gets first pro goal.  Challenge Cup winner North Carolina Courage remains winless in league play after losing its second game of the season, 2-1, to the Orlando Pride. The Courage's Brianna Pinto came on in the 75th minute and scored the first goal of her pro career in the 86th minute. (Report)
    NC Courage 1 Orlando 2. (Goals: Pinto 86; Leroux 4 Cluff 44. Att.: 3,084.)
    Racing Louisville 1 San Diego 0. (Goal: DeMelo 27. Att.: 5,302.)
    Portland 1 Washington 1. (Goals: Smith 57; Hatch 63. Att.: 9,876.)
    - Standings | Statistical Leaders

  • Watch (highlights): Eintracht Frankfurt edge Rangers for Europa League crown

    For the first time in 25 years, a German club not named Bayern Munich won a European trophy. Read the whole story

  • Around the country: American soccer news

    Americans Abroad:
    • De la Torre's Heracles looks relegation-bound.
     The 23-year-old U.S. midfielder went the full 90 for Dutch club Heracles in its 3-0 promotion playoff loss to second-tier Excelsior. The series' second leg takes place on Saturday. Heracles had fired its coach, Frank Wormuth, after its loss on the final day of the season sent it into 16th place and the promotion-relegation playoffs.

    • U.S. U-20 women beat Ticas again. Coach Tracey Kevins' team followed up on Sunday's 3-0 friendly win over Costa Rica with a 5-0 win on Wednesday. Katherine Rader (Florida United), who also scored in the first game, struck twice. Sally Menti (Santa Clara), Jaedyn Shaw (Washington Spirit) and Jilly Shimkin (Penn State) rounded out the scoring. (U.S. roster)
    U.S. U-16 girls down Norway. At a UEFA Development Tournament in Sweden, goals by the San Diego Surf's  Kennedy Roesch and Ines Derrien, and Reese Klein (Florida United) and Ava McDonald (FC Dallas) earned the U.S. U-16 girls national team a 4-0 win over Sweden. The team is coached by U.S. U-17 head coach Natalia Astrain. (U.S. roster)

  • Aleksey Korol copes with family's hardships in Ukraine

    University of Illinois-Chicago assistant coach Aleksey Korol immigrated to the USA at age 15 thanks to a soccer connection. Read the whole story

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

    1. One month from qualifying, Varas discusses the U-20 team, release challenges, & the player pool By Brian Sciaretta (American Soccer Now)
    2. Human rights groups say FIFA should pay $440 million reparations to Qatar migrant workers By Paul MacInnes (The Guardian)
    3. Former Kansas soccer player Regan Gibbs killed in Lawrence; husband charged with murder By Jordan Guskey (Topeka Capital-Journal)