Friday's soccer news starts with Yunus Musah subbing out in the 57th minute of Valencia's 3-1 home loss to Athletic in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. With Valencia trailing from the 35th, and own-goal leveled the score in the 43rd. Athletic went ahead in the 45th and converted a 74th minute penalty. Musah saw yellow in first-half stoppage time. "In today's game we hit rock bottom," . . .
EURO 2020 and Copa America postponed to next summer
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 . . .
Two goals for Gooch
Wednesday's soccer news starts in England's League One. USMNT player Lynden Gooch scored twice in Sunderland's 3-0 home win over Rochdale. Gooch opened the scoring in the 11th minute with an own-goal doubling the lead in the 15th. Gooch scored again in the 32nd minute, subbing out in the 78th. Sunderland is 5th in the League One table with 51 points from 30 games, trailing Wycombe by two points . . .
2019 in soccer
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Dec 31, 2018) US Soccer Players – The past year will stand out for years to come for the type of soccer it produced. That is almost always the case in a year with a World Cup. The USMNT continued to rebuild and got a new coach, while MLS gave us a new champion in Atlanta United FC that helped to showcase the passion for the game in this country. Indeed, Atlanta’s . . .
Soccer’s unnecessary reminder in the Copa Libertadores and the Champions League
By J Hutcherson (Nov 27, 2018) US Soccer Players - This has turned into a tough week for soccer in two continents. CONMEBOL's Copa Libertadores is still without a champion as the confederation reportedly considers moving the postponed second-leg of the Boca Juniors vs River Plate series out of South America. That's the result of a weekend's worth of violence trying to get the game in at River . . .
FIFA, the World Cup, and changes to world soccer
Over the weekend, reports linked CONMEBOL with the latest proposal for FIFA holding the World Cup every other year. How seriously FIFA decides to take that proposal is an open question, but it does raise a simple issue. If FIFA wants a global Nations League in the even years between World Cups, how is that different from a World Cup? It's CONMEBOL asking. “The proposal we have made to FIFA is to . . .