Soccer America Daily
Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Datebook: Concacaf Under-17 Men's Championship (Quarterfinals)

    Tuesday, February 21
    Mexico (2) vs. El Salvador (6)
    Guatemala (1) vs. USA (9)
    Wednesday, February 22
    Canada (0) vs. Puerto Rico (8)
    Panama (0) vs. Honduras (0)
    • In parentheses are the number of U.S.-based players who started in round of 16.
    Note: Four quarterfinal winners will advance to 2023 Under-17 World Cup.

  • USA shows off depth in 7-0 win at Concacaf U-17 Men's Championship

    The USA is one win away from qualifying for the 2023 Under-17 Men's World Cup thanks to the win over the Dominican Republic. Read the whole story

  • USA-Japan SheBelieves Cup Player Ratings

    The USA was outshot 15-5 by Japan but pulled off the victory thanks to the brilliance of Mallory Swanson. Read the whole story

  • USA-Japan postgame: Vlatko Andonovski

    “We knew it was going to be different. We knew we were gonna see different challenges, and there were moments in the game that we got exposed. We were not necessarily forced, but we made some changes and adjusted our system a little bit. The players had to adjust on the fly. And I think that was a very good learning opportunity, a very good moment for us, because we were able to solve some problems. I’m sure there’s still more that we need to solve, and we’re gonna look at videos and figure out how to do that as well."

    -- Vlatko Andonovski after the USWNT's 1-0 win over Japan in which its front four struggled to maintain possession. After the SheBelieves Cup match, he termed Japan, which caused the USA all kinds of problems with its high-pressing game and interchange of players, "superb." Nonetheless, the result extended the USA's streak of shutout wins to four games, the same number of matches the Nadeshiko has lost without scoring.

  • 'Nobody is forced to play' on USWNT, says Andonovski after Dunn's complaints

    Dunn, the USWNT left back since 2016, told GQ magazine that "it hurts at times" having to switch from her favored position in midfield. Read the whole story

  • Preseason: Major League Soccer

    Atlanta United drew 28,839 fans for its 4-3 loss to Mexico's Toluca at at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The goalscorers for the Five Stripes were Brooks Lennon, Luiz Araujo and Luke Brennan. Brennan, a 17-year-old academy player, also started on Saturday in Atlanta's 2-1 win over St. Louis City SC ... Other U.S. teenagers who started on the last weekend of preseason and are looking to make their MLS debuts included 18-year-old midfielder Jack Panayotou (New England), signed to a pro deal after playing one season at Georgetown, and 19-year-old defender Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy), who earned his first senior cap for the USA in January.

  • Americans Abroad: Men's action in Europe

    Ricardo Pepi scored his eighth Eredivisie goal for Groningen. Kenny Saief scored his seventh goal for Azerbaijan's Neftchi Baku. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Matthew Hoppe

    "I've just got to stay consistent and keep trusting God and, when I get my chance, just take it like I've done here. I'm happy to do that and happy to get the goal. It's a little different from life in Middlesbrough, but I'm enjoying it -- everyone at the club has been really helpful."

    -- Matthew Hoppe after his goal off the bench for Hibernian in its 2-0 win over Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership, Fourth-place Hibs is the fourth club in less than two years after Schalke 04, Real Mallorca and Middlesbrough for the 21-year-old Hoppe, who admitted his career "been full of ups and downs." He moved to Scotland in January on loan from Boro. (BBC Sport)

  • Watch: Paris Saint-Germain superstar trio score in spectacular 4-3 win

    Lille, with American Tim Weah at outside back, led until the 87th minute but fell to goals by Mbappe, Neymar and Messi. Read the whole story

  • Results: 2023 Women's World Cup (Playoffs)

    Saturday, February 17
    4 Senegal 0. (Goals: K.Louis  45, Mondesir  55, Borgella  64, 66.)
    Cameroon 2 Thailand 0. (Goals: Ongune 79, 81).
    Sunday, February 18
    2 Chinese Taipei 2. (Goals: Quintana  80, Chamorro  81; Lai Li-chin  21, Su Sin-yun  75.)
    (Paraguay wins 4-2 on penalty kicks.)
    Panama 2 Papua New Guinea 0. (Goals: Cox 12, Tanner 63.)

  • Bundesliga: Dortmund joins Bayern and Union Berlin in first place but hit by Adeyemi injury

    Gio Reyna was again an unused sub for Dortmund. Jordan Pefok missed a tough chance for a late Union Berlin winner. Read the whole story

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

    1. Christian Atsu: Tributes paid to Ghanaian soccer player found dead under earthquake rubble in Turkey By Kareem El Damanhoury and Yusuf Gezer (CNN)
    Chris Richards is making history in the Premier League By Joseph Goodman (Alabama Media Group)
    3. The Matildas may be very good again – with the usual caveats By Emma Kemp (Guardian)