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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, June 26, 2008
The media consensus is that brave Turkey outplayed Germany in Wednesday's European Championships semifinal, and that the Germans were lucky to come away with the 3-2 win. Paul Doyle writes effusively that Turkey eschewed the tactics of sitting deep and playing long, as they did against the Czech Republic, and ... Read the whole story
Most soccer fans will remember the Germany-Turkey game not just for its high entertainment, but also because the international TV audience lost pictures of the game three times for a total of 18 minutes during the second half, missing two goals in the process. For older U.S. viewers it must ... Read the whole story
UEFA President Michel Platini has mooted the idea of playing the European Championships in August, so that players taking part are less exhausted after a 10-month season.   "I've already proposed the idea of playing in August when the players have had a holiday," he told the French daily. "But ... Read the whole story
Let's be honest, it's not every weekend that you look at Major League Soccer's schedule and are struck by the prospect of a can't-miss game. But this Sunday's clash between the league's top two scorers, the L.A. Galaxy and D.C. United, promises to be something more than your average MLS ... Read the whole story
He no longer attracts a fraction of the media attention of four years ago, but that's fine with Freddy Adu as he continues to slowly establish himself as a regular on the U.S. national team roster. Looking back on his early days in MLS, he concedes it was "hard" to ... Read the whole story


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