Monday's soccer news starts with the International Olympic Committee officially rescheduling the Tokyo games from July 23 through August 8, 2021. Concacaf is the only region that has yet to qualify teams for the men's soccer tournament. "These new dates give the health authorities and all involved in the organization of the Games the maximum time to deal with the constantly changing landscape and . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the ongoing problem that is trying to predict the short-term future of professional soccer. Each day that passes without an obvious end to the stay at home policies now in place in countries all over the world only adds to the discussions about the eventual return to normal. The expectation is of a date that counts, but that doesn't seem reasonable right now. In . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with more on the economics of suspended seasons. European soccer is in a situation where there may or may not be a hard June 30 deadline to complete the current seasons, with leagues and governing bodies reportedly considering options past that point. Finishing the 2019-20 season appears to be a priority across European soccer, pushing against the scenarios that have . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with another issue once the games resume. How does the transfer window work if leagues need more time to complete the current season? According to a report from The Telegraph's Mike McGrath FIFA may address that by keeping the summer window open until January. Though individual leagues determine when their transfer windows open and close, the thought is that an . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the latest rescheduling of a summer tournament. The Tokyo Olympics will move to next summer, with the International Olympic Committee making the announcement earlier today. Concacaf Men's Olympic qualifying would've already been underway in Guadalajara. The USMNT U-23s would be playing Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic in Group A. With the official . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Spain's domestic leagues now turning toward the government to approve an eventual restart. Though international soccer is well on record for not wanting government interference in a country's soccer operations, Spain is moving ahead with a common sense move other countries should follow. "The Monitoring Commission established by the current RFEF-LaLiga . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the open question about getting games back on the field. The Premier League met on Thursday to discuss their options, which is a polite way of saying "attempt to predict their future." Since we're all now well aware of what social isolation and flattening the curve mean, we're equally up on how difficult it is to know when those methods produce results. "The FA, . . .
Thursday's soccer news starts with the National Soccer Hall of Fame voting for the class of 2020. SI.com's Brian Straus went through the 2020 ballot, pointing out something that is borderline ridiculous. Steve Cherundolo has yet to win election to the Hall of Fame. Add to that the lack of emphasis on players who starred in Major League Soccer, and it's the continuation of open questions about the . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirming that the revamped Club World Cup won't be happening on schedule. With EURO 2020 now EURO 2021 and CONMEBOL also moving the Copa America to next summer, FIFA's Club World Cup will need to vacate its spot on the schedule. That's good news for Concacaf, since the Gold Cup would overlap with a club tournament designed to . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with UEFA and CONMEBOL responding to the need for a compressed club schedule by pushing EURO 2020 and the 2020 Copa America to the summer of 2021. Both tournaments are now on the schedule for June 11 - July 11, 2021. "It is an extraordinary measure for an unexpected situation, and therefore responds to the fundamental need to avoid an exponential evolution of the . . .