Soccer America Daily
Thursday, June 30, 2022
  • Major League Soccer: Wednesday night's stars

    1. Brenner (FC Cincinnati 4-4 vs. NYCFC). Scored hat trick, had two other goals disallowed.
    2. Santiago Moreno (Portland 2-1 vs. Houston). Scored 2 goals in 2 minutes in first half.
    3. Emanuel Reynoso (Minn. United 3-2 at LA Galaxy). Scored twice to put Loons up 3-0.
    4. Gaga Slonina (Chicago 1-0 vs. Philadelphia). Save on Cory Burke capped 7th shutout.
    5. Mason Toye (CF Montreal 2-1 at Seattle). Scored both goals in 1st start since Aug. 2021.
    6. Carlos Vela (LAFC 3-1 vs. FC Dallas). Assisted on go-ahead and insurance goals.
    USMNT: Jesus Ferreira scored league-high 10th goal with 30-yard free kick (Video).

  • Youth Focus: MLS Next Pro's leading scorer powers Crew to road win in first MLS start

    Jacen Russell-Rowe, 19, scored in nine straight games for Columbus Crew 2 to earn a MLS deal. He assisted twice in his first start. Read the whole story

  • Shocker: Mexico's U-20s eliminated after missing five penalty kicks

    Guatemala beat Mexico at the Concacaf U-20 Men's Championship. The Dominican Republic qualified for its first world championship. Read the whole story

  • Major League Soccer: Summer movement

    Domenico Criscito joins Lorenzo Insigne in Toronto. The 35-year-old defender is Toronto FC's latest Italian signing, joining the Reds after spending the past 15 seasons split between Genoa and Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia. TFC coach Bob Bradley said Criscito can be used as a left back or at center back. He earned 26 caps for Italy in a 10-year international career (2009-18) that included one start at the 2010 World Cup

    Corentin Jean acquired by Inter Miami from Lens. The 26-year-old French forward signed a three-year contract after being acquired from Lens for what L'Equipe reported to be 1.2 million euros ($1.25 million). He won Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 titles, scoring 37 goals in 160 Ligue 1 games, but he had just one goal (against PSG) in 17 top-tier games in 2021-22.

    Adrien Hunou returns to France after 14 months. The 28-year-old center forward has been transferred to Ligue 1's Angers after playing just 38 games with Minnesota United. He scored seven goals in 2021 but didn't score in 121 minutes of play in 2022. His departure leaves the Loons with two DPs (Emanuel Reynoso and Luis Amarilla).

  • Orlando City returns to U.S. Open Cup semifinals

    The Lions remained perfect (7-0) in shootouts in the MLS era, rallying to beat Nashville SC, which was issued 11 cautions. Read the whole story

  • Around the Country: American soccer news

    USMNT adds set piece coach for World Cup. U.S. Soccer hired Lars Knudsen from the Danish federation for which he worked as a youth national team coach and scout. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter noted that "set pieces are a critical component for any team at the World Cup" and he confident Knudsen "will help elevate our quality in this part of the game even higher.”

    Keaton Parks sidelined again with blood clot. The NYCFC midfielder will undergo surgery to remove a blood clot from his popliteal artery in his lower right leg, the same procedure that he needed last November and that required him to miss NYCFC's run to the MLS title. He has played 22 games across all competitions in 2022 and was named NYCFC's player of the month in May.

    Matthew Cardone retires to go to law school. The San Antonio FC goalkeeper announced he will enroll in SMU's Dedman School of Law this fall. The San Antonio native started out his pro career with the NASL Scorpions and has played in all seven SAFC seasons, leading the USL Championship club in appearances (109).

  • Sydney Leroux traded to Angel City FC: 'It really feels like I'm coming home'

    Leroux is the latest U.S. world champion to move to one of the NWSL's two new California teams, leaving Orlando after five seasons. Read the whole story

  • Results: MLS Next Cup Playoffs (U-17 Quarterfinals)

    Wednesday, June 29
    Columbus Crew 1 FC Delco 1 (Highlights)
    Crew has won all three games via penalty kicks, the latest 5-4.
    LAFC 1 Chicago Fire 0.
    • LAFC has yet to allow a goal in three games.

    Orlando City 2 Austin FC 0
    Alejandro Granados and Tahir Reid-Brown scored in second half.
    Philadelphia Union 4 NY Red Bulls 2.
    Union has scored 15 goals in three wins.

  • Watch: Weston McKennie's amazing basketball feat, Jesus Ferreira's glory, Gregg Berhalter's praises

    An unorthodox basketball shot by McKennie kicks off the behind-the-scenes visit with the USA during its Concacaf Nations League opener. Read the whole story

  • Qatar 2022: What to know about attending the World Cup

    Report: Qatar's eight stadiums are set to be alcohol-free, and beer sales outside the stadiums will only be allowed before and after some matches. Read the whole story

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

    1. Concerns, complaints and a suicide shake Chelsea FC By Tariq Panja (New York Times)
    2. Sports assets could be a new form of gold By Liam Killingstad (Front Office Sports)
    Here's why it's difficult for players from Phoenix Rising, other USL teams to make the leap to MLS By Theo Mackie (Arizona Republic)

  • Ellen White eyes Euro glory to cap glorious career with England's Lionesses

    White calls the chance for the England-hosted women's tournament to sway young fans "scary, exciting, mind-blowing." Read the whole story