Soccer America Daily
Thursday, April 20, 2023
  • Soccer America fan poll: USMNT player ratings

    Here's your chance to weigh in on how the USMNT did in its 1-1 tie against Mexico on Wednesday night. Click here and give us your USMNT player ratings. (Look out for this feature after USMNT and USWNT matches!)

  • USA and Mexico will bid for 2027 Women's World Cup

    The lure of huge crowds and eager sponsors (plus big ratings in prime-time) makes the USA-Mexico bid the heavy favorite. Read the whole story

  • USA-Mexico postgame: Anthony Hudson

    "It's important. It allows us to go into the summer with a much better understanding of what we’re going to face and also a better idea of the players."

    — U.S. interim coach Anthony Hudson on the value of Wednesday's friendly — a 1-1 tie with Mexico in front of 55,730 fans in Arizona — in which he started 10 MLS players. The USA plays Mexico in the 2023 Concacaf Nations League semifinals June 15 in Las Vegas before hosting the Gold Cup finals (June 24-July 16).

  • USA-Mexico Men's Friendly Player Ratings

    Despite a meek offensive performance, the USA pulled off a tie thanks to a brilliant late-game counterattack. Read the whole story

  • Year by year: Haji Wright in Europe (league goals)

    2017-18. Sandhausen (GER D2), 15 games, 1 goal
    2018-19. Schalke 04 (GER), 7 games, 1 goal
    2019-20. VVV Venlo (NED), 22 games
    2020-21. SonderjyskE (DEN), 29 games, 11 goals
    2021-22. Antalyaspor (TUR), 32 games, 14 goals
    *2022-23. Antalyaspor (TUR), 22 games, 15 goals
    *Moved into 4th place in Super Lig scoring with 2 goals in 3-3 tie with Instanbulspor.

  • Matt Potter is out as KC Current coach

    The NWSL team cited "issues around his leadership and employment responsibilities" for the sudden move. Read the whole story

  • Results: NWSL Challenge Cup

    Wednesday, April 19
    Gotham FC 1 Washington 0. (Goal: Williams 56. Att.: 7,543.)
    Orlando 1 NC Courage 1. (Goals: Watt 56; O'Sullivan 90+8. Att.:  3,139.)
    Houston 0 KC Current 2. (Goals: Kizer 36, 66. Att.: 4,124.)
    San Diego 0 Portland 1. (Goal: Own goal 65. Att.: 9,504.)
    Angel City 0 OL Reign 2. (Goals: Huitema 62, own goal 78. Att.: 10,021.)

  • Watch: Goalfest that set up an all-Milan Champions League semifinal

    Inter Milan, after a 3-3 tie with Benfica for a 5-3 aggregate win, faces AC Milan for a spot in the final. Read the whole story

  • Bayern's Tuchel gamble laid bare

    Following the German champion's exit from the Champions League, the focus has been laid squarely on club leadership. Read the whole story

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

    1. For Japan's aging soccer players, 80 is the new 50 By Kim Kyung-Hoon, Satoshi Sugiyama and Tom Bateman (Reuters)
    Is VAR working better than some pundits, fans and players think in the Premier League? By Simon Stone and Emily Salley (BBC Sport)
    3. Female inmates in Lynwood (Calif.) jail play soccer with Angel City pros as part of intervention program By Sophie Flay (KABC)