Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • Results: U.S. Open Cup (Third Round)

    Tuesday, April 25
    Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2 Maryland Bobcats 0. (Goals: Kizza 81, Fahling 90+1.)
    Charleston Battery 1 Charlotte Independence 0. (Goal: Markanich 113.)
    New England Revolution 2 Hartford Athletic 1. (Goals: Rennicks 13, Romney 76; Hoppenot 52.)
    Detroit City FC 1 Minnesota United 3. (Goals: Matthews 3; Fragapane 60, Iwe 63, Amarilla 66.)
    Charlotte FC 4 South Georgia Tormenta 1. (Goals: Jozwiak 25, Copetti 56, Jones 66, Swiderski 85; Cambridge 90+5.)
    St. Louis City 5 Union Omaha 1. (Goals: Jackson 3, 66, own goal 48, Watts 62, Loewen 86; Dolabella 79.)
    Sporting KC 3 Tulsa Athletic 0. (Goals: Salloi 32, Pulido 54, Tzionis 68.)
    Monterey Bay 1 San Jose Earthquakes 0. (Goal:  Volesky 26.)
    Quakes fall to USL Championship team for second year in a row.

  • Matt Crocker: U.S. Soccer's new Sporting Director promises to learn quickly on job

    The Welsh native has been hired to set U.S. Soccer's sporting vision and oversee all 27 national teams. Read the whole story

  • Preview: Concacaf Champions League semifinals

    What can LAFC and the Philadelphia Union do for an encore? Five months after MLS Cup 2022 -- an eternity ago -- produced the greatest game in MLS history, they meet in the CCL semifinals.
    • First Leg. Wednesday at Chester's Subaru Park (9 pm. ET).
    • Union. Coach Jim Curtin wouldn't use the word "revenge" and didn't want to give the LAFC any bulletin-board material. "It’s an opportunity for us to now try to beat a very good team and get into the final of a major competition in our continent."
    • LAFC. The MLS champions opened their first two series with 3-0 victories on the road. Steve Cherundolo: "We were able to put a performance in both times that put ourselves in a great position to seal the deal at home, and that’s exactly what we’re going to try to do in Philly as well."
    • Tuesday. Tigres 2 Leon 1. (Goals: Cordova 45, Quiñones 45+3; Davila 6.)

  • Peter Trevisani on New Mexico United forging ahead to prove 'biggest hopes' can come true

    Founder of the club that launched for the 2019 USL Championship season, Trevisani recounts its highs and lows, and reveals its new stadium strategy. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Aleksander Ceferin

    "Americans are ready to pay this amount for the best [gesturing high with his hand] and nothing for the less."

    -- UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, raising the possibility that the Champions League final could be staged in the United States in order for the governing body to capitalize on European soccer's popularity in the United States. He claimed the European Championship final between England and Italy in 2021 "was watched by more people in United States than NBA finals." (The Euro final at Wembley averaged approximately 9.4 million viewers across ESPN, Univision and TUDN, a record U.S. audience. The 2022 NBA finals - six games -- averaged 12,402,000 viewers per game.) (Men in Blazers podcast)

  • How will money from NIL -- 'name, image and likeness' -- impact college soccer?

    Sasho Cirovski and Anson Dorrance share their concerns about the major change in college athletics. Read the whole story

  • Watch: NYCFC loanee Valentin Castellanos score four against Real Madrid

    The 24-year-old Argentine, scorer of 53 MLS goals in 2018-2022, is on a one-year loan to LaLiga's Girona FC. Read the whole story

  • Americans Abroad: Men's action in Europe

    - Premier League. Chris Richards played his first Premier League match in more than two months, starting for Crystal Palace in its 2-0 loss at Wolves. The Alabaman has done well in his four starts since moving from Germany, but injuries have set him back. - Weston McKennie started for Leeds United in its 1-1 tie with relegation rival Leicester City. Leeds missed a chance to gain distance from Leicester City, conceding an 80th-minute equalizer.

  • MLS Deadline Day: All the moves

    MLS's primary transfer window closed on Monday. Deals included transfers, trades and loans. Read the whole story

  • TV schedule: 2023 Women's World Cup

    Fox Sports and Telemundo Deportes networks will broadcast all 64 matches live. Read the whole story

  • Arsenal on the ropes

    The Gunners' trip to Man City on Wednesday has been circled for months as a potentially decisive date in the Premier League title race. Read the whole story

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

    1. Why FIFA should look past U.S.-Mexico bid to host 2027 women’s World Cup By Steven Goff (Washington Post)
    2. It'll be more than a win for owner James Keston when Orange County SC takes on Timbers By Kevin Baxter (Los Angeles Times)
    3. Kelly takes shot at $10 million for Sporting Kansas City stadium upgrades ahead of World Cup By Tim Carpenter (Kansas Reflector