Paced by its thorough Real Salt Lake presence on the roster, the U.S. U-20 national team advanced out of group play at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Friday with its 4-1 stomping of St. Kitts & Nevis. The U.S. (2-1-0) move on to face Mexico in the classification stage Monday afternoon in Costa Rica. RSL midfielder/forward Sebastian Saucedo had two goals in the first half, while Brooks Lennon notched his fourth in the last two games in the U.S. rout. All five RSL academy products started the group stage finale, but University of New Mexico defender Aaron Herrera was forced off in the first half due to a foot injury. Center back Justen Glad and left back Danilo Acosta each started their third-straight
An automotive brand whose manufacturing and research and development operations weave across Ohio will now be woven into Crew SC kits for the foreseeable future. Crew SC announced Acura its new jersey partner today, kicking off a three-year partnership term. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Andy Loughnane, president of business operations for the team, said the agreement represents the largest annual commercial deal in club history. “The integration of a premium brand into the fabric of our jerseys and the fabric of our identity represents another bold step forward for our evolving brand,” Loughane said. “Today is a celebration of two companies that both believe in the power of soccer
It's the draw to decide who will play who in the last 16 of the Europa League. The great and good of Uefa will descend on Stockholm, Sweden, to decide who will be going head-to-head for a place in the Europa League quarter-finals. Manchester United will be the only English team in the last 16 of the tournament after Tottenham suffered a shock 3-2 aggregate defeat to Gent.