Soccer America Daily
Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • Men's World Cup: U.S. referees

    1970. Henry Landauer (Sweden-Uruguay)
    1982. David Socha (Scotland-New Zealand)
    1986. David Socha (South Korea-Italy)
    1990. Vinnie Mauro (Belgium-South Korea)
    1994. Arturo Angeles (Argentina-Greece)
    1998. Esse Baharmast (Spain-Nigeria, Brazil-Norway)
    2002. Brian Hall (Nigeria-England, Italy-Ecuador)
    2014. Mark Geiger (Colombia-Greece, Spain-Chile, France-Nigeria)
    2018. Mark Geiger (Portugal-Morocco, South Korea-Germany, Colombia-England)
    2018. Jair Marrufo (Belgium-Tunisia)
    Note: In parentheses are matches refereed. Ismail Elfath has been selected for the 2022 World Cup.

  • World Cup 2022 refs: A record five Americans and first women selected

    Assistant referee Kathryn Nesbitt is among the first women to be selected to officiate at a men's World Cup. Read the whole story

  • Summer tours: European teams headed to United States in 2022

    Arsenal. July 16. Everton in Baltimore, July 20. at Orlando City, July 23. Chelsea in Orlando.
    *Barcelona. July 19. at Inter Miami, July 30. at NY Red Bulls.
    Bayern Munich. July 20. at D.C. United, July 23. Man. City in Green Bay.
    Chelsea. July 16. Club America in Las Vegas, July 20. at Charlotte FC, July 23. Arsenal in Orlando.
    Everton. July 16. Arsenal in Baltimore, July 20. at Minnesota United.
    Man. City. July 20. Club America in Houston, July 23. Bayern Munich in Green Bay.
    *Barcelona is expected to add at least one more game.

  • Dual nationals: Bayern Munich's Malik Tillman commits to USA

    The 19-year-old, who has made four Bundesliga appearances (one start), had been playing for Germany's U-21s. Read the whole story

  • Around the country: American soccer news

    Americans Abroad:
    • Chelsea ensures third-place finish.
     Christian Pulisic played the first 72 minutes of Chelsea's 1-1 tie with Leicester City. With one game left, Chelsea, which finished fourth last season, is assured a third-place finish as it has a three-point edge over Tottenham with an insurmountable goal difference. Coach Thomas Tuchel criticized Pulisic postgame for missing "more than a chance." (Video)

    College Women:
    • Charlotte hires Brandi Fontaine. In four seasons at High Point, Fontaine was named the Big South Coach of the Year twice. Sam Houston State announced Sonia Curvelo as the third head coach in the history of its women’s program. They bring the number of new D1 women's head coaches for 2022 to 52. (New women's coaches)

  • Watch: Wild survival celebrations from Everton

    Two goals down at halftime, Everton beat Crystal Palace, 3-2, to secure its English Premier League status. Read the whole story

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

    1. Rising sister soccer stars Alyssa and Gisele Thompson are first to sign high school NIL deal with Nike By Jason Owens (Yahoo Sports)
    2. Changing course, KC Current seeks state funds for stadium. Total cost grows to $117 million By Cortlynn Stark (Kansas City Star)
    3. Sebastian Soto: Playing with Luis Diaz, his Norwich future and USMNT hopes By Michael Bailey (The Athletic)