Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Americans in the English Premier League (2022-23)

    1. Tim Ream (Fulham, age 35) — 21-1-0 (games-goals-assists)
    2. Brenden Aaronson (Leeds, age 22) — 19-1-2
    3. Antonee Robinson (Fulham, age 25) — 18-0-0
    4. Tyler Adams (Leeds, age 23) — 17-0-0
    5. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, age 24) — 16-1-1
    6. Chris Richards (Crystal Palace, age 22) — 6-0-0
    7. Gabriel Slonina (Chelsea, age 18) — 0
    8. Matt Turner (Arsenal, age 28) — 0
    9. Weston McKennie (Leeds, age 24) — 0
    NOTE: McKennie, signed on loan from Juventus, could make his debut this weekend vs. Nottingham Forest.

  • Sally Yates' 12 Participant Safety Recommendations: U.S. Soccer details its response plans

    The Yates Report investigated allegations of past abusive behavior and sexual misconduct in women's professional soccer. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Mike Cullina

    "I don't want to call it resistance, but there's a cause and effect to increase standards. The cost, and the barriers to entry, rise with everything that we do. With every 30-minute, every 45-minute, every hour-and-a-half seminar you have to sit on, every cost associated with screening, all of those are real factors that we are working through. But it's not gonna stop the work. Nobody's raising their hand and saying, ‘Stop it, this is nonsense.'"

    - Mike Cullina, the U.S. Club Soccer CEO who is one of the leaders of the U.S. Soccer board committee making recommendations on how to address reforms outlined in the Yates Report, on the tiered roll-out of the new “Safe Soccer” program over four years adding additional layers of protection for soccer participants in an effort to keep bad actors out of the sport at federation-member teams or organizations. (Yahoo Sports)

  • Leeds signs Weston McKennie on loan from Juventus

    The 24-year-old midfielder joins USA teammates Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson at the Jesse Marsch-coached EPL club. Read the whole story

  • Around the Country: National Women's Soccer League

    Haley Carter has been hired by the Orlando Pride to serve in the newly created position club’s Vice President of Soccer Operations and General Manager. Carter, a former coach, licensed attorney and U.S. Marine officer, played goalkeeper for the Houston Dash and in 2019 served as a consultant for the club’s scouting and recruitment. She served as Afghanistan's women's national team assistant coach and in 2021 helped orchestrate the evacuation of more than 100 people from Kabul, Afghanistan, including national team members and their families, amid the Taliban takeover.

  • MLS Season Pass broadcast team expands with 31 new hires

    The new hires for English, Spanish and French broadcasts include many names familiar to MLS fans. Read the whole story

  • Around the Country: USL Championship

    Phoenix Rising acquired 24-year-old forward Danny Trejo, who scored 14 goals last season for the Las Vegas Lights. He also made three appearances off the bench for MLS's LAFC. ... Rio Grande Valley welcomes Haitian winger Christiano Francois, 29, from the El Paso Locomotive. Francois has played 162 USL Championship games (32 goals, 34 assists) throughout his career, with eight clubs. ... El Paso signed 25-year-old Hungarian central defender Bence Pavkovics from Debreceni VSC. ... Also, Cal Jennings (Las Vegas) to Tampa Bay; Panos Armenakas (Vendsyssel FF/DEN) to Loudoun United. ... Isidro Sanchez will be head coach of the Las Vegas Lights, succeeding Enrique Duran, who took the helm at MLS Next Pro's LAFC2. Sanchez served as Las Vegas' head coach during its inaugural season in 2018.

  • Watch: Ricardo Pepi score his seventh Dutch Eredivisie goal

    The 20-year-old American struck for a 73rd minute equalizer but Groningen suffered a costly defeat amid its fight against relegation. Read the whole story

  • Gennaro Gattuso leaves Valencia by 'mutual agreement' as club nears relegation zone

    U.S. midfielder Yunus Musah, who's appeared in 15 games this season for Valencia, will be getting a new head coach. Read the whole story

  • Struggling Everton appoints former Burnley boss Sean Dyche as new manager

    Frank Lampard 's replacement becomes the EPL club's eighth manager since Farhad Moshiri took ownership of the club in 2016. Read the whole story

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

    1. Debate on USMNT after January games, administration upheaval and coaching uncertainty By Andrea Canales & Jonathan Tannenwald (Philadelphia Enquirer)
    2. 'The best-kept secret in the State Department.' How sports help U.S. diplomats By Kevin Baxter (Los Angeles Times)
    3. Sam Mewis unlikely to play for US at World Cup after surgery By Anne M Peterson (Associated Press)