Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • Datebook: 2023 Concacaf Nations League finals

    • Semifinals (1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3): June 15.
    • Third-Place Match & Final: June 18.
    • Venue: Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas).
    Note: The four teams will be ranked 1-4, according to their record in the group stage.

  • MLS Power Rankings: Expansion St. Louis City sits on top

    St. Louis City's historic start continued with its biggest win yet and a spot atop the Power Rankings. Read the whole story

  • Alex Zendejas: Thriving in Mexico City, always fond of Dallas, settling in with USMNT

    After day 1 of the training camp, U.S. teammate Daryl Dike says Alex Zendejas has a wand of a left foot. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Daryl Dike

    "I think at the end of the day, I was able to learn much more about my body, learn more about the mental side and train myself to how to think [and] how to get through adversity.  think at a young age especially, that's something not very many people get, and it's something that I carry on throughout my career. Throughout all of that entire period, I've always wanted to be a part of the squad, I always wanted to be here representing the country, representing everyone."

    -- Daryl Dike, who has come full circle in his four-year pro career, returning to Orlando, where he started out with MLS's Orlando City, to join the U.S. national team for Concacaf Nations League matches against Grenada and El Salvador. The Lions transferred the Oklahoman to West Bromwich Albion in 2022 but injuties limited him to just nine games (three starts) in his first year in the League Championship. But he has caught fire with seven goals in the last three months. (Orlando Sentinel)

  • 'Win the College Soccer Recruiting Game': A guide delivered with unique expertise

    Steve Gans illustrates every "do" and "don't" with specific examples, from his own experiences and others'. Read the whole story

  • Roster: U.S. U-19 MYNT (Buenos Aires camp)

    Goalkeepers (2): Gavin Beavers (Real Salt Lake), Charles DeMarco (BW Gottschee).
    Defenders (7): Reed Baker-Whiting (Seattle Sounders), Tyler Bindon (Los Angeles FC academy), Alexander Freeman (Orlando City), Drew Murray (Oakland Roots), Nolan Norris (FC Dallas), Walter Portales (Club America Sub-18/MEX), Fritz Volmar (St. Louis City SC).
    Midfielders (6): Favian Loyola (Orlando City), Bryan Moyado (Los Angeles FC), Sergio Oregel Jr. (Chicago Fire), Miguel Perez (St. Louis City SC), Paulo Rudisill (LA Galaxy academy), Marcel Ruszel (Torino Primavera/ITA).
    Forwards (5): Zach Booth (Leicester City/ENG), Kristian Fletcher (D.C. United), Rodrigo Neri (Atletico Madrileno Sub-19/ESP), Korede Osundina (Orange County SC), Marcos Zambrano (Benfica U23/POR).
    Matches: March 24, Argentina, March 27, Racing Club.

  • UEFA Women's Champions League: Chelsea and Arsenal look to end English drought

    Lyon has won the Champions League in six of the last seven seasons, and a record eight times overall. Read the whole story

  • Datebook: UEFA Women's Champions League (Quarterfinals)

    DAZN/Tuesday (all times ET)
    Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal (Kaylan Marckese), 1:45 pm.
    Roma vs. Barcelona, 4 pm.
    DAZN/Wednesday (all times ET)
    Lyon (Lindsey Horan, Catarina Macario) vs. Chelsea, 1:45 pm.
    Paris SG (Korbin Albert) vs. Wolfsburg, 4 pm.

  • Watch: The shameful scenes from Fulham's FA Cup loss to Man United

    Aleksandar Mitrovic, teammate of Americans Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson, and their coach, should receive lengthy bans. Read the whole story

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

    1. Vetting for prospective Portland Thorns owners in ‘advanced stages,’ NWSL commissioner says By Ryan Clarke (The Oregonian)
    St. Louis vs. the world? City SC’s fire comes from proving doubters wrong By Benjamin Hochman (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
    3. The northeast was once England’s talent hotbed but London is now the rich recruiting ground By Michael Walker (The Athletic)