Soccer America Daily
Friday, January 27, 2023
  • Top 5: Highest men's transfer activity (2022)

    Transfer spending:
    1. England, $2,199.3 million
    2. Italy, $673.3 million
    3. Spain, $592.3 million
    4. France, $545.3 million
    5. Germany, $537.6 million
    ... 8. USA, $181.5 million
    Transfer receipts:
    1. France, $740.3 million
    2. Germany, $639.3 million
    3. Italy, $617.8 million
    4. England, $600.5 million
    5. Portugal, $579.7 million
    ... 12. USA, $135.2 million
    Note: Spending by country from clubs in one country to clubs in another.
    FIFA Global Transfer Report (2022)

  • Earnie Stewart departs U.S. Soccer: It gets 'a clean canvas' but lots more uncertainty

    As of next month, the federation won't have a sporting director or men's GM. It also has an acting men's coach. Read the whole story

  • Claudio Reyna resigns as Austin FC sporting director

    Reyna's move comes less than four weeks after revelations about his family's feud with childhood friend Gregg Berhalter. Read the whole story

  • Cade Cowell's goal is to be consistent and, maybe, get a little luck

    The San Jose teen did nearly everything except score in the USA's 2-1 loss to Serbia that opened the 2026 World Cup cycle. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Crystal Dunn

    "Pierre is an incredible person with an amazing work ethic, passion and dedication for all that he does. His commitment to high standards is one of his greatest qualities. He is human, and I appreciate his level of accountability and ownership through this situation.There is a path forward and he is committed to the process. The road will be filled with growth and learnings. As a player, I look forward to seeing Pierre thrive in a future environment. As a wife, I will always stand by my family and will support him on this next journey.”

    -- USWNT star Crystal Dunn on her husband, Frenchman Pierre Soubrier, who was fired from his position as trainer at the Portland Thorns, where she plays, for dispensing a controlled substance without a prescription during the 2022 NWSL season. Soubrier, who spent eight seasons in the NWSL, apologized two days after the league announced the results of its investigation. (Twitter)

  • John Brooks leaves Benfica for Hoffenheim

    Brooks, who turns 30 on Saturday, was limited to two one-minute Primeira Liga appearances in the fall. Read the whole story

  • Around the Country: Major League Soccer

    - Orlando City has acquired 21-year-old forward Ramiro Enrique from Banfield of Argentina's Primera Division. He joins the Lions as a part of the U22 initiative. Said Orlando GM Luiz Muzzi: "He is able to play a few different positions on the field and creates space both for himself and his teammates making him difficult to defend against." Enrique's father, Hector Enrique, played for Argentina when it won the 1986 World Cup  ... The Philadelphia Union acquired Argentine midfielder Joaquin Torres from CF Montreal (7 goals, 12 assists in 2021-22) for $500,000 in GAM paid over two seasons and an additional $300,000 in conditional GAM.

  • Watch: Sydney FC keeper Andrew Redmayne beat from way out twice in a week

    Australia's 2022 World Cup qualifying hero conceded embarrassing goals in two straight games. Read the whole story

  • Around the Country: USL Championship

    The Oakland Roots became the latest USL Championship team to sign a U.S. youth international with the addition of 17-year-old Ethan Kohler. He most recently played for the U.S. U-19s in April 2022. Kohler is a product of the San Jose Earthquakes academy and played 11 games for Earthquakes II in MLS Next Pro in its inaugural season. He previously committed at Stanford. The Roots earlier signed 17-year-old Drew Murray from the Quakes academy.

  • 'Things aren't working': Milan's title defense crumbling as Napoli hosts rivals Roma

    AC Milan director Paolo Maldini has been criticized for flop summer signings including U.S. international Sergino Dest. Read the whole story

  • Man City faces Arsenal showdown, Liverpool eyes revenge in FA Cup

    Weekend English FA Cup action gives Harry Kane a chance to surpass Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham's all-time leading scorer. Read the whole story

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

    1. Lower-division women’s soccer eyes international investment, raised standards By Steph Yang (The Athletic)
    FIFA report shows significant rise in women's soccer transfer activity By Jason Anderson (Pro Soccer Wire)
    3. Effigy of Black soccer star Vinícius Jr. hanged from bridge in Madrid By Ben Morse and Al Goodman (CNN)