College Soccer

College Megastar Catarina Macario Is Now A U.S. Citizen — But She’s Not Eligible For USWNT Just Yet

On Thursday, Vlatko Andonovski called Catarina Macario into the USWNT fall training camp. Later that day, Macario, a Brazilian-born college megastar, announced she had obtained U.S. citizenship. So, when will Catarina Macario be eligible for USWNT games? Well, that’s still up to FIFA, and Macario herself admits there is still a ways to go.

Coach Gets Foot Stuck In Crate After Missed Penalty And Accepts His Fate

On Sunday in women’s college soccer, the Duke Blue Devils and Wake Forest Demon Deacons played to a hellish 0-0 draw after 90 minutes of regular time and two 10-minute overtime periods. 

Wake Forest had the best opportunity at winning in the 99th-minute when a Duke foul near the edge of the area resulted in a penalty for the Demon Deacons.

But the tame effort from the spot was saved, and Wake Forest coach Tony da Luz couldn’t hide his displeasure when kicking a crate. The crate, however, fought back and eventually KO’d the manager.  

Big Ten Postpones All Fall Sports, Including Women’s And Men’s Soccer

The Big Ten Conference has decided to postpone its 2020-21 football season, along with other fall sports, citing concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. collegiate athletic conference said on Tuesday.

The postponement impacts football, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. The conference said it would "continue to evaluate a number of options regarding these sports, including the possibility of competition in the spring" with winter and spring sports also being "evaluated."

NCAA Fall Soccer Championships Canceled For Divisions II, III

The NCAA Division II and Division III fall championships for the 2020 season were canceled on Wednesday, ending the hopes and aspirations of soccer players across the country before they could even begin the season. The Division II Presidents Council cited “operational, logistical and financial challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic” as the reasoning.

In addition to women’s and men’s soccer, football, women’s and men’s cross country, field hockey, women’s volleyball and men’s water polo are affected. Students affected will not lose a year of eligibility.