June 6 – Concacaf have announced plans for the development of the women’s game in its region – under the Concacaf W moniker – with the objective of providing every girl in their confederation footprint with an opportunity to play football.
By Paul Nicholson in Paris
June 4 – After the revolution comes evolution. If no-one has ever coined that phrase then Concacaf should claim it because it aptly describes the regional confederation’s emergence from the dark days of May 2015 and the movement towards the light of new competitions, better governed operations and, perhaps most importantly, a return to international parity in the eyes of the rest of the world.
June 3 – Last time Jamaica were in a World Cup final tournament in France was in 1998 when the Reggae Boyz instantly won hearts and minds as every football fan’s favourite second team. Now it’s the Reggae Girlz turn to bring the athleticsm and joy in the style only Jamaicans can.
May 31 – Las Vegas will decide next week whether it will make a bid to be the 30th MLS franchise when its City Council meet to discuss a proposal for a downtown stadium.
May 31 – The expanded Concacaf League club tournament, the baby brother of Concacaf’s leading regional Champions League competition, has held the draw for its second edition in Guatemala.
May 30 – Major League Soccer from the US and Mexico’s Liga MX have released details of their new Leagues Cup to be played between eight teams from the two leading professional leagues in the Concacaf region.
May 21 – Initial 40-player team rosters have been announced for the 16 nations playing at the Concacaf Gold Cup that kicks off at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles June 15.
May 9 – Concacaf have unveiled details of their restructured 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship which will be played over three rounds by 32 nations.
May 7 – Concacaf has added car lubricants brand Valvoline as an official partner of the expanded 2019 Gold Cup.
May 3 – Mexican clubs have kept their grip on the Concacaf Champions League trophy for 14th consecutive season with Liga MX side Monterrey taking the title for the fourth time after the 1-1 draw in the second leg of the final against Tigres.
By Paul Nicholson
April 29 – The world’s newest tier 1 national league kicked off at the weekend with the Canadian Premier League (CPL) officially opening its inaugural season in Hamilton with a 1-1 draw between Forge FC and York 9 FC.
April 24 – Relevent Sports, the company behind the ultimately doomed ground-breaking plan to take a La Liga fixture to the United States, has issued a lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation for refusing to sanction a similar game from Ecuador’s league from taking place in Florida.
By Paul Nicholson
April 23 – Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced it will now expand to 30 teams rather than sticking at 28 as had previously been the plan. It also announced that the franchise fee for teams 28 and 29 will now be $200 million.
By Paul Nicholson in Los Angeles
April 11 – The tag line is ‘This is Ours’ and yesterday in Los Angeles the full detail of how the expanded Concacaf Gold Cup is being shared across the US and for the first time into Jamaica and Costa Rica was unveiled.
April 9 – It is almost make or break for Sacramento and its longstanding Major League Soccer aspirations this month, but the California club has received a timely boost from the city, with local government proposing a financial package to support the team.