Soccer America Daily
Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Top 5: 2023 MLS teenagers (most minutes)

    1. Cade Cowell, San Jose (19), 701 minutes (2 assists)
    2. Jalen Neal, LA Galaxy (19), 643 minutes (1 goal)
    3. Chris Brady, Chicago (19), 630 minutes (1 shutout)
    4. Caleb Wiley, Atlanta United (18), 626 minutes (3 goals, 2 assists)
    5. Noel Buck, New England (18), 616 minutes (1 goal)

  • Jake Edwards departs as USL president

    The USL's biggest growth has come during Edwards' tenure in the organization over the last decade. Read the whole story

  • MLS Weekend: Top two clash in Eastern Conference

    New England vs. FC Cincinnati, Bruce Arena against Pat Noonan, his assistant at the LA Galaxy and on the USMNT. Read the whole story

  • Draw: 2023 U.S. Open Cup (Round of 32)

    The 32 remaining teams include 24 teams from MLS and eight from the USL Championship. Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying: Heather O'Reilly

    "Soccer is this incredible draw for all of us, I think to be together, to connect, to empower people, and to just enjoy this beautiful game. I feel like this is right out of 'Field of Dreams.' 'If you build it, they will come.' And it's just been really special how people have come together."

    -- Heather O'Reilly on US Women, a team of former USWNT players set to compete at The Soccer Tournament, a 7-on-7 competition June 1-4 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Mia Hamm, Carla Overbeck, Michelle Akers and Wendy Palladino will join O'Reilly in coaching US Women, the only all-women's entrant in the 32-team tournament with a $1 million prize (winner-take-all). Former USWNT players Cat Whitehill, Lori Chalupny and Lori Lindsay are initial selections on the team's roster. (ESPN

  • Wes Burdine on the celebratory nature of Minnesota soccer

    The owner of St. Paul's unique soccer bar helped launch the USL W League's Minnesota Aurora. Read the whole story

  • Around the Country: MLS Next expands in Texas

    • MLS Next will add two new full programs next season with the addition of the Dallas Hornets and Houston Rangers. The Hornets were founded in 1985. Their academy director, Cody Worden, hails from Fort Worth and spent time at Surf Soccer Club (academy director/boys director of coaching) and the Real Salt Lake Academy (elite talent director). The Rangers started in 2022 with the help of former MLS player Josh Gardner, who will serve as the academy director. They are concentrated in the Katy and West Houston areas. Both programs will have teams in all six divisions (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U19), increasing to 10 the number of MLS Next programs in Texas and 11 the number of new programs in MLS Next in 2023-24.

  • Watch: Valencia's game-winning golazo by 19-year-old Javier Guerra

    Yunus Musah's chances of avoiding LaLiga relegation with Valencia got a big boost with Los Che's 2-1 win over Real Valladolid. Read the whole story

  • Top 5: European women's club soccer crowds (2023)

    1. *Barcelona vs. Wolfsburg (UEFA Champions League), 72,262
    2. Barcelona vs. Roma (UEFA Champions League), 54,667
    3. Arsenal vs. Chelsea (Women's Super League), 46,881
    4. Roma vs. Barcelona (UEFA Champions League), 39,454
    5. FC Cologne vs. Ein. Frankfurt (Frauen-Bundesliga), 38,365
    *Barcelona advanced to final with 1-1 tie (2-1 on aggregate).

  • Bundesliga: Title hopes for Dortmund go through neighboring Bochum

    BVB coach Edin Terzic, born and raised in Dortmund, knows the nature of the derby and the strengths of the home team's "energetic fans." Read the whole story

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

    1. Argentina prepares to build Miami training facility as it targets major U.S. expansion By Felipe Cardenas (The Athletic)
    Fortuna Düsseldorf to allow fans in for free By Matt Ford (
    3. Nearly half fail new FIFA test to get player agent license (AP)