Soccer America Daily
Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Americans Abroad: FA Cup (Friday)

    - In Matt Turner's biggest start of his first season at Arsenal, the Gunners fell at Manchester City, 1-0, in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Dutchman Nathan Ake's goal just after the hour mark was the difference. Turner, who is still looking to make his Premier League debut, managed to keep high-scoring Erling Haaland off the scoresheet. "When I was called to sweep up behind," he said, "I was able to do that tonight. I'm proud of that -- but I'd rather win and him score rather than lose and him not score."

  • Anthony Hudson: 'I wasn't really expecting any of this'

    The upheaval that has rocked U.S. Soccer has put the spotlight on the acting USMNT coach. Read the whole story

  • 2024 Copa America headed to U.S.

    In addition to the 16-team tournament, Concacaf and Conmebol will hold joint club and women's national team competitions. Read the whole story

  • The American weekend preview

    The USMNT concludes its January schedule. Several players will seek to replicate their recent successes with their clubs. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Djordje Mihailovic

    "What struck me is that they trained in complete silence. Nobody spoke. Only [Sergio] Aguero made a sound, he laughed now and then. The only thing you heard was the sound of the ball going around. That made it even more surreal. It was pure poetry. Art. And I got to be there. Even participate in it. Unforgettable."

    -- Djordje Mihailovic, who moved to Dutch club AZ in January, recalling when he was 15 and was called in from the Chicago Fire academy to train as a fill-in player alongside Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina national team, which was in his hometown Chicago for the 2016 Copa Centenario. (Voetbal International in Dutch)

  • Sean Johnson signs with Toronto FC

    Johnson, who was signed using TAM through 2024, should stabilize the Reds' goalkeeping situation. Read the whole story

  • Around the Country: Major League Soccer

    Colorado signed 28-year-old defender Andreas Maxso from Brondby in its native Denmark on a three-year deal. Maxso, who has also played in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany, will be a Designated Player. “Andreas is an experienced and physically imposing center back who has led his side to a championship in a strong European league,” said Colorado Rapids GM Padraig Smith ... NYCFC acquired goalkeeper Matt Freese from Philadelphia for $350,000 in GAM and another $400,000 in conditional GAM. The move follows the departure of NYCFC's starting keeper, Sean Johnson, to Toronto FC as a free agent ... Austin FC signed 30-year-old center back Amro Tarek, a veteran of three MLS clubs, through the 2023 MLS season. His most recent club was Al Masry in Egypt ... Inter Miami loaned Colombian winger Emerson Rodríguez to Liga MX's Santos Laguna through the end of 2023 ... Florian Jungwirth has retired after 15 years (the final seven with San Jose and Vancouver) but will remain with the Whitecaps as an assistant coach.

  • Gwendolyn Oxenham's latest work colorfully celebrates the inspiring USWNT: 'Pride of a Nation'

    The former Duke player previously produced the film "Pelada," and penned "Finding the Game" and "Under the Lights and in the Dark." Read the whole story

  • Bundesliga: Bayern urged to 'wake up' as in-form Frankfurt looms

    Fast-improving Frankfurt is the latest test for a Bayern squad yet to back in gear after the post-World Cup break. Read the whole story

  • Ligue 1: From fantasy to reality as Reims coach Will Still takes on PSG

    The team with the longest unbeaten streak is led by the league's youngest coach. Up next: Messi and Co. Read the whole story

  • LaLiga: Real Sociedad visits Real Madrid aiming to join title fight

    The Basque club has won LaLiga twice, in 1981 and 1982, and last finished in the top four in 2013, Read the whole story

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

    1. NWSL set to expand with record-setting $50 million franchise fees By Jessica Toonkel and Rachel Bachman (Wall Street Journal)
    2. What does Claudio Reyna's decision to step down mean for Austin FC's future? By Colby Gordon (Austin American-Statesman)
    3. J. Richard Steadman, 85, dies; saved knees of countless skiers By Clay Risen (New York Times)