College Soccer

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 D-I Expected To Cancel Fall 2020 Season

There has been no word from the NCAA itself on whether or not all fall sports will be postponed, but NCAA D-II and D-III decided to cancel the fall championships on Wednesday, Aug. 5. This decision left many people puzzled: What would players be competing for if not for championships?

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. 

Refs To Crack Down On Players That Deliberately Cough On Their Opponent’s Face

Players who deliberately cough at opponents or referees can be shown red or yellow cards under new guidelines issued by England's Football Association (FA) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The instructions to referees taking charge of games when COVID-19 restrictions are in place will come into force immediately and be applied at all levels of the game.

Former UCLA Soccer Coach To Take Plea Deal In College Admissions Scandal

BOSTON — A former men's soccer coach at the University of California, Los Angeles has agreed to plead guilty and admit that he accepted $200,000 in bribes to facilitate the admission of two students as fake athletic recruits, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Jorge Salcedo, 47, is among several sports coaches at universities, including Yale and Georgetown, who federal prosecutors in Boston have brought charges against related to the U.S. college admissions scandal.

COVID-19 Is Forcing Universities To Drop Men’s Soccer; Here’s Why That’s Great News

The University of Cincinnati dropped men's college soccer from its long list of 19 sports for which it offers scholarships to student-athletes on Tuesday, effective immediately.

COVID-19 was the excuse, and it’s easy as a soccer fan to be outraged over the beautiful game being the first to get the axe, especially with other schools likely to soon follow suit.

But this might be a good thing in the long run for men’s soccer in the U.S.

Alabama Native Would Rather Play For FC Dallas Than Clemson Football

FC Dallas signed midfielder Tanner Tessmann to a three-year contract with club options for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, making him the 28th Homegrown Player in the organization.

By signing the contract, the 18-year-old is giving up his chance to vie for the kicking duties at Clemson.

FC Cincinnati Aiming High Ahead Of Second MLS Season

FC Cincinnati fans had high hopes coming into the club's inaugural MLS season. They had every right to — the club had been riding a wave since its inception three years earlier. In 2016, Cincinnati set an Ohio state attendance record when it played host to Premier League side Crystal Palace for a July friendly. The next year, it upset intrastate rivals Columbus Crew in front of a crowd of 30,000 en route to becoming the first second-division side to appear in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals since 2011. All indications were that this was a side ready for the top division. 

Former USWNT Coach Jill Ellis Named University Of Illinois’ 2020 Commencement Speaker

Jill Ellis will make an appearance at her old stomping grounds on Saturday, May 16, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Memorial Stadium as the 2020 commencement speaker. 

Ellis was the USWNT head coach for five years when she won two FIFA Women’s World Cups, two FIFA World Coach of the Year honors and coached 132 USWNT games, which is the most of any coach. She also has the most wins in U.S. soccer history and is the only person to win consecutive Women’s World Cups.

MLS SuperDraft Was So Bizarre It Was Almost Entertaining

The MLS SuperDraft is one of the weirdest things in sports. It probably shouldn’t exist, and if the league is smart, the MLS draft won’t exist much longer. To make matters worse, the second pick of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday perfectly highlighted what’s so obviously wrong with soccer in the U.S.