Notes; Christian Pulisic, the Americans' 17-year-old midfielder, was allowed to leave the team during its training camp ahead of the Copa America to attend the Hershey High School prom on May 27 at the Hershey Hotel in Pennsylvania, then returned for the following day's match against Bolivia in Kansas City, Kansas, became the youngest American goal-scorer of the modern era. He left school to sign with Borussia Dormund in January 2015. They replace midfielder Oscar Romero, who got a red card against Colombia, and defenders Robert Piris and Bruno Valdez, and forward Edgar Benitez.
Officials say two Southern California high school soccer coaches and two of their former players were killed in a head-on collision involving their car and a big rig on a two-lane desert highway. The California Highway Patrol says the crash occurred Monday afternoon on State Route 177 near Joshua Tree National Park. School district officials said Tuesday that Matt Hodges, 30, and Gabrielle Constante, 20, both coaches at Ayala High School in Chino Hills, were killed. Two of their former players, Marissa Garnica, 20, and Jessica Giraldo, 21, were also killed. The CHP says three people died at the scene and the fourth was pronounced dead at a Palm Springs hospital.
For the sport's chosen ones, however, there's no substitute for playing at the highest level possible -- provided the opportunity exists. Pugh had to be identified as a special player, which is why she was made one of the 20 or so allocated players in the NWSL. She couldn't have played in the league otherwise, as only players who have exhausted their college eligibility or are on the verge of graduating are eligible for the draft. Horan's option isn't much more open, as most teams overseas have limits on how many foreigners they can have on their rosters.