Soccer America Daily
Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • By the Numbers: USMNT (vs. Serbia)

    1. Starter who came into game with more than one cap.
    4. Starters (all teens) who are eligible for 2023 Under-20 World Cup.
    5. Starters who are eligible for 2024 Olympics as U-23s.
    7. Starters who are dual nationals, eligible to play for two teams.
    7. Starters who earned their first caps, the most since 1988.
    18. Age of Gaga Slonina, youngest USMNT goalkeeper ever.

  • Gio Reyna: 'We are going in the right direction'

    For the second time in four days, Reyna came off the bench to deliver a late winner for Borussia Dortmund.. Read the whole story

  • USA-Serbia postgame: Anthony Hudson

    "He has to go back to his club tonight. I was pretty much trying to beg him to stay because I thought he was outstanding."

    -- Acting U.S. national team coach Anthony Hudson on 24-year-old Alejandro Zendejas after the Mexican-American made his debut for the USA in its 2-1 loss to Serbia. Zendejas made two senior appearances for Mexico (without FIFA clearance) but remains provisionally tied to the USA because he played for the USA at the 2015 U-17 World Cup (qualifying and finals). U.S. Soccer had an agreement with Zendejas' Liga MX club, Club America, that he would be released but only for the Serbia match. The USA closes out its January schedule with a match against Colombia on Saturday.

  • USA-Serbia Men's Friendly Player Ratings

    A young, inexperienced U.S. team faced an even younger, even less experienced Serbian squad in its 2023 opener and fell, 2-1. Read the whole story

  • Around the Country: Major League Soccer

    - Inter Miami traded Jamaica national team defender Damion Lowe to the Philadelphia for $225,000 in 2023 GAM, a natural first-round selection in the 2024 MLS SuperDraft, and the Priority Homegrown Rights to Inter Miami CF II striker Shanyder Borgelin, who spent time in the Union academy.

  • Djordje Mihailovic gets low to score first Dutch Eredivisie goal

    Mihailovic admitted the first few weeks after his move to second-place AZ were a shock. Read the whole story

  • Around the Country: National Women's Soccer League

    The rebuilding Chicago Red Stars have signed Brazilian international Julia Bianchi from Palmeiras and acquired midfielder Cari Roccaro from Angel City FC for $65,000 in allocation money. Bianchi, 25, has 11 caps for Brazil, including two at the Tokyo Olympics. "She can play a number of different positions and be effective in each one," said Red Stars head coach Chris Petrucelli ... Trialists at the Washington Spirit's preseason camp include 17-year-old midfielder Melina Rebimbas (committed to play for North Carolina in the fall) and 15-year-old forward Chloe Ricketts.

  • Grant Wahl named 2023 Colin Jose Media Award recipient

    Wahl, who died while covering the World Cup in Qatar, will be honored at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on May 6. Read the whole story

  • Awards: 2022 U.S. Soccer winners

    Beach Players of the Year. Ali Hall (winner of second award with three goals and two assists at Women’s Beach Soccer Cup in El Salvador) and Nico Perea (winner of back-to-back awards with strong tournaments at the Mundialito and Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup).
    CP Players of the Year.  Michelle Cross (only player to play every minute on USA’s IFCPF Women’s World Cup championship team) and John Sullivan (big contributor for USA on fourth-place finish at IFCPF Women’s World Cup).
    Futsal Player of the Year. Diego Burato (two goals against Czech Republic U-21s and three assists in six games played).

  • Mikel Arteta relishing league and cup battles with mentor Pep Guardiola

    The Arsenal boss Arteta spent more than three years as Guardiola's assistant coach with Manchester City. Read the whole story

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

    1. Portland Timbers, Thorns hire former general counsel Heather Davis as 1st-ever female CEO By Ryan Clarke (Oregonian)
    2. Leeds United names Chris Armas as Jesse Marsch's assistant in another show of faith By Stuart Rayner (Yorkshire Post)
    3. Tim Howard on his role as America's Premier League voice By Kartik Krishnaiyer (World Soccer Talk)