Former Team USA goalkeeper Hope Solo and the U.S. Soccer Federation have reached a settlement, according to a published report. Solo was suspended for six months by U.S. Soccer and had her contract terminated after the the fiery goalie called Sweden “a bunch of cowards” moments after USA’s loss to the Swedes in the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics in August 2016. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday that the U.S. Women’s National Team Players’ Association, who filed the grievance on behalf of Solo, and U.S. Soccer reached a settlement before arbitration was set to begin last month. Messages left with the U.S. Soccer Federation and Rich Nichols, counsel for the players’ association,
This Trump wants to score goals — not political points. Barron Trump, President Trump’s 11-year-old son, was quietly added to a youth team of pro soccer’s DC United and is set to take the pitch Saturday at RFK Stadium. The roster addition to DC United’s U-12 academy team was first reported by youth soccer website Top Drawer Soccer’s Travis Clark and MLS blogger Pablo Maurer.
Kenya’s fairy tale run in ongoing Cosafa championship came to an abrupt halt after falling 4-0 to host holders Zimbabwe in the semi-final. This was Kenya’s first defeat in the tournament as heavy as it came while Zimbabwe booked their third Cosafa final against South Africa. Kenya found themselves chasing the shadow, just 11 minutes from the whistle when Zimbabwe took the lead through pacy forward Rutendo Makore.