August 12, 2022

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Chicago Fire goalie ‘Gaga’ Slonina. Chelsea lead race for Chicago Firefighters goaltender ‘Gaga’ Slonina – NBC Chicago

Confirmed: The most successful head coach in NYCFC history will take over the reins of Standard Liege with immediate effect, Nick Cushing named interim head coach of New York. Ronny Deila leaves NYCFC for Standard Liége – Hudson River Blue

The Euro champion is now black and gold. LAFC signs defender Giorgio Chiellini – Angels on Parade

It’s another one of those weeks that will feature matches for club and country. Coffee with the Caps, Monday, June 13 – Eighty Six Forever

Plus, Alyssa Naeher’s thoughts on the NWSL’s condensed schedule to start the season. Olivia Moultrie’s first goal, Mal Pugh, and our favorites from this week’s NWSL – The Athletic

Four cities are virtual locks. Four others lean in this direction. Several others also have interesting offers. Is the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup coming to your city? We will find out on Thursday. 2026 World Cup host cities: USA contenders ranking

Familiar names appear on the roster, but a few new faces are also arriving. Your USWNT roster for the CONCACAF W Championship is here – All For XI

Taylor Kornieck was supposed to be the mainstay of the long-awaited rebuilding of Orlando Pride. She was No. 3 overall in the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League Draft, an imposing offensive player who could play as a target forward or in midfield. Taylor Kornieck has transformed his game. Now his first USWNT call-up is for World Cup qualifying – Equalizer Soccer

Vlatko Andonovski has confirmed that even before his knee injury, Christen Press was not on the USWNT roster for World Cup qualifying. Christen Press was not on the USWNT roster even before his injury | professional football thread

United States women’s national team head coach Vlatko Andonovski said last year he told Megan Rapinoe she would be on the roster for the CONCACAF W Championship this summer barring injury . USWNT roster: Andonovski says Rapinoe spot was given away last year

As many observers and players have noted, qualifying for the World Cup is essentially a pass/fail exam – either you got the dance or you didn’t – and the men’s national team of USA secured their place in Qatar 2022 via one of three automatic Concacaf Octagonals. USMNT looks to end June camp ‘on a high’ against ‘more aggressive’ El Salvador | MLS Soccer.com

It’s time to defend the crown. USA vs El Salvador, Concacaf Nations League 2022: Ones to Watch

Canada’s men’s national team’s turbulent June window came to an end on Monday as they lost 2-1 to Honduras in a Concacaf Nations League game in San Pedro Sula. Canada to trust pre-World Cup process after turbulent June | MLS Soccer.com

Canada struck late but suffered a 2-1 loss to Honduras in a Concacaf Nations League game at a rain-soaked Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula on Monday night. Recap: Honduras 2, Canada 1 | MLS Soccer.com

Australia become the 31st team to book their place at the 2022 World Cup after beating Peru on penalties in an intercontinental play-off in Qatar. Australia 0-0 Peru (5-4 on the bullpen): Australia book World Cup spot with shootout victory – BBC News BBC Homepage

Fati and her Afghan teammates had to “fight to survive” as they fled the Taliban. Now they face an uncertain future. Afghanistan women’s team: They escaped the Taliban but face an uncertain football future – BBC Sport

England manager Gareth Southgate has said a documentary project about players’ wives and girlfriends was “not my cup of tea”. England: Gareth Southgate says term ‘Wags’ is ‘disrespectful’ – BBC Sport

The possible introduction of kicks is being discussed at the latest meeting of football’s legislative body, the International Football Association Board (Ifab). Possible introduction of kicks discussed by Ifab football lawmakers – BBC Sport

Gareth Bale has suggested his next club’s status isn’t important and has refused to rule out a move to a below-flight side. Gareth Bale raises Cardiff hopes by refusing to rule out second-tier clubs | Gareth Bale | The Guardian

The England men’s and women’s teams met at St George’s Park where Lucy Bronze said she discussed the pressure of home tournament football with Declan Rice and Kieran Trippier. Lucy Bronze Says Rice and Trippier Told the Lionesses to Kiss the Euros at Home | England women’s football team | The Guardian

The failure of doctors to remove players with obvious concussions has hampered progress in protocols aimed at preventing brain damage, the footballing governing body has claimed. Clearly concussed footballers are allowed to play, says Ifab | Concussion in sport | The Guardian

The former Manchester United captain tells Shanti Das he spent his footballing career as a ‘robot’, finally learned to cry and has to deal with abuse. Patrice Evra: “I don’t want children to live as I have lived for so many years” | Soccer | The Guardian

The failure of doctors to remove players with obvious concussions has hampered progress in protocols aimed at preventing brain damage, the footballing governing body has claimed. Clearly concussed footballers are allowed to play, says Ifab | Concussion in sport | The Guardian

Defending holders France failed to qualify for the last four of the Nations League when they lost 1-0 at home to Croatia as they went winless in the competition on Monday. France’s Nations League last-four hopes dwindle with Croatia loss

The Brazilian soccer star has a passion for cards and plans a future career in professional poker. Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar makes his World Series of Poker debut in Las Vegas

Chris Kirchner’s proposed acquisition of Derby County has been canceled after the American businessman withdrew his offer, the EFL announced on Monday. US businessman Chris Kirchner withdraws bid to buy Derby County from Wayne Rooney – EFL

The IFAB said semi-automated artificial intelligence-based VAR offside technology is set to be implemented for this year’s World Cup. Semi-automated offside VAR technology on track for World Cup in Qatar | ESPN

09:00 – Armenia v. Scotland – UEFA Nations League – FS2

11:00 a.m. – Costa Rica vs. New Zealand – World Cup Qualifiers – FS2, Universo, Telemundo

11:00 a.m. – San Lorenzo v. Arsenal – Argentina Primera Division – Paramount+

11:45 am – Germany v. Italy – UEFA Nations League – FS1

12:00 p.m. – French Guiana v. Belize – CONCACAF Nations League – Paramount+

1:00 p.m. – Bonaire vs. US Virgin Islands – CONCACAF Nations League – Paramount+

1:30 p.m. – Turks and Caicos Islands v. Sint Maarten – CONCACAF Nations League – Paramount+

3:00 p.m. – Bermuda v. Montserrat – CONCACAF Nations League – Paramount+

3:00 p.m. – Haiti v. Guyana – CONCACAF Nations League – Paramount+

3:00 p.m. – Talleres Córdoba v. Newell’s Old Boys – Argentina Primera División – Paramount+

3:00 p.m. – Patronato v. Aldosivi – Argentina Primera Division – Paramount+

4:00 p.m. – Atlético Ottawa vs. York United – Canadian Premier League – FS2

5:00 p.m. – Jamaica v. Mexico – CONCACAF Nations League – TUDN, Univision, Paramount+

5:30 p.m. – Students v. Sarmiento – Argentina Primera Division – Paramount+

5:30 p.m. – Defense and Justice v. Huracán – Argentina Primera División – Paramount+

5:30 p.m. – Juventude v. Santos – Brasileirao – Paramount+

7:00 p.m. – El Salvador vs. USMNT – CONCACAF Nations League – FS1, TUDN, Univision

7:00 p.m. – Edmonton v. HFX Wanderers – Canadian Premier League – FS2

7:30 p.m. – Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – MLS – Fox13+, Amazon Prime, ESPN+