Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • Americans Abroad: U.S. World Cup players (Monday)

    English Premier League:
    - Tim Ream (Fulham), 90 minutes (0-1 vs. Tottenham)
    - Antonee Robinson (Fulham), 90 minutes (0-1 vs. Tottenham)
    Spanish LaLiga:
    - Yunus Musah (Valencia), 90 minutes (2-2 vs. Almeria)
    (Valencia has only won once in its last nine league games.)

  • Brandon Vazquez 'starts fresh' after not getting late USMNT call-up in 2022

    Vazquez's breakout season with FC Cincinnati earned the former U.S. U-17 standout a ticket to the January camp. Read the whole story

  • Around the Country: Major League Soccer

    - Peruvian defender Alexander Callens has left NYCFC as a free agent after six seasons to sign with Spain's Girona, another City Football Group club. He scored the winning goal in the first round of the 2021 playoffs against Atlanta United and winning goals in the shootout wins over Supporters' Shield winner New England in the second round and Portland in MLS Cup ... The Galaxy shipped French winger Samuel Grandsir to runaway Ligue 2 leader Le Havre ... Houston used TAM to sign 25-year-old attacker Amine Bassi, a former Moroccan youth international, on a transfer from Ligue 2 Metz ... Minnesota United signed Swedish defender Mikael Marques to a three-year contract from AFC Eskilstuna of the second-tier Superettan to give the Loons depth at center back ... Colorado bolstered its midfield with the signing of 24-year-old midfielder Connor Ronan from Wolves, where his only Premier League appearance was a 90th-minute appearance in November.

  • Kyle Martino returns to TV amid his youth ball and soccer cafe projects

    The one-time U.S. Soccer presidential candidate is returning to broadcasting with TNT and HBO Max for U.S. national team coverage. Read the whole story

  • NWSL 2023: Free agency and big trades add intrigue to the league's 11th season

    A blockbuster trade on Monday capped a flurry of activity ahead of the opening of preseason camps. Read the whole story

  • Roster: U.S. U-16 YWNT (West Palm Beach camp, Jan. 26-Feb. 2)

    Goalkeepers (3): Morgan Farnham (LAFC So Cal), *Molly Vapensky (Chicago FC United), Blayke Warner (Pacific Northwest SC)
    Defenders (7): *Mya Brandon (Michigan Hawks), *Alexis Coughlin (Legends FC), *Jordyn Hardeman (Solar SC), *Daya King (Legends FC), *Kai Price (Concorde Fire), Addison Stendera (Pacific Northwest), Jocelyn Travers (FC Bay Area)
    Midfielders (6): *Kimmi Ascanio (Florida United), *Kennedy Fuller (Solar SC), *Ainsley McCammon (Solar SC), Y-Lan Nguyen (VDA), *Ashlyn Puerta (Albion SC San Diego), *Katharine Scott (Internationals SC)
    Forwards (7): *Caroline Helfrich (Virginia Union FC), *Ayva Jordan (Slammers FC HB Koge), Maddie Padelski (Tennessee SC), *Alexandra Pfeiffer (St. Louis Scott Gallagher), Leena Powell (Tudela FC), Lauryn Thompson (NC Courage), Mya Townes (TSJ FC Virginia)
    *Played on 2022 Concacaf U-15 championship team.

  • Watch: Kylian Mbappe score five in French Cup game - and Neymar's slick skills

    Facing the man who scored a World Cup final hat trick didn't go well for sixth-tier Pays de Cassel in the French Cup. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Michal Hanek

    "When I think about 'Kiwi.' I always remember doughnuts. He went there after our training, and I asked him what he ate for lunch. He answered, 'Doughnuts with jam.' That was funny and I laughed a bit, but then I explained to him as a pro you cannot eat doughnuts for lunch. He immediately accepted that he needed to take care of his body and eating, and always tried to learn from coaches' advice. However, to be completely honest, I wouldn't guess Premier League and Arsenal. I am surprised by this transfer—but in a very positive way."

    -- Michal Hanek, recalling his advice to new Arsenal signing Jakub Kiwior, after running into the Polish center back one afternoon at a local match in Slovakia, where Hanek was an assistant coach at Podbrezova and Kiwior a first-year player at the tiny club. Arsenal acquired Kiwior, now 22, from Serie A's Spezia on a fee of $27 million. (BBC Sports)

  • Lampard sacked as Everton boss

    The former Chelsea boss leaves with the Toffees languishing in 19th place, ahead of only Southampton on goal difference. Read the whole story

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

    1. Ian Ayre: Change agent By Bruce Schoenfeld (Sports Business Journal)
    Scandals highlight lack of women coaches at top of U.S. soccer By Anne M. Peterson (AP)
    3. U.S. Soccer Federation lists a pair of historic South Loop mansions for a combined $4.2 million By Bob Goldsborough (Chicago Tribune)