clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Major Link Soccer: Is Sophia Smith the future of the USWNT?

New, 72 comments

She is also expected to make an immediate impact for Portland Thorns FC.

NCAA Womens Soccer: Division I-College Cup Championship-North Carolina vs Stanford John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

You know what to do. YachtCon V: Homecoming

Brownie is back; Rogers and Robles improved in 2019. The Week at Cheney Stadium - We R Tacoma

No Defiance player had a better attacking season in 2019 than Shandon Hopeau. Be Like Water – Shandon Hopeau - Tacoma Defiance

‘In school, you’re looking at everything from a management point of view.’ Harry Shipp’s journey from finance major to MLS union rep – The Athletic ($)

MLS

Chicago Fire land a big target but he won’t be available until after they play the Sounders.

NWSL/Women’s Soccer

Sophia Smith, The 19-year-old No. 1 overall pick in the NWSL Draft, could be the future of the USWNT and the Portland Thorns expect her to make an instant impact. Sophia Smith is the 19-year-old future of NWSL and the USWNT - SBNation.com

There seems to be a wait-and-see attitude towards allocation money in NWSL. NWSL coaches and GMs seem cautious about allocation money - All For XI

USA

One of the best on the field talks about what it’s like to be on the sideline. Landon Donovan on what it means to be a coach • SoccerToday

In April, the NCAA will vote on a proposal to change Division I men’s soccer’s season from a three-month fall campaign to one spanning both semesters. College soccer reform led by Maryland's Sasho Cirovski, Stanford's Jeremy Gunn nears NCAA vote

World

The super agents of soccer have pressing priorities beyond trading players in the January transfer window: Protecting their ability to enjoy unrestricted cuts of deals. One deal agents can't reach in transfer window is with FIFA

The International Champions Cup, which brings Europe’s top clubs to North America, has been lucrative for the teams but not the organizer. Now there is a threat to end the event unless teams agree to make the competition more serious. Envisioning a Champions League on Tour, a Soccer Investor Demands More for His Money - The New York Times

This is a good sign. FIFA reports show further upward trend in both men’s and women’s transfer markets - FIFA.com

Alleged victims of Phil Edwards have come forward and an investigation is under way amid claims complaints were ‘brushed under the carpet’. Former Watford physio suspected of large-scale abuse after alleged victims come forward – The Athletic