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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008
Guatemala has never qualified for the World Cup, but it only just missed out on making it to the 2006 tournament in Germany. As the team prepares for its semifinal round opening game against the U.S. Wednesday, Steven Goff in Guatemala City discovers that hopes are higher than ever before ... Read the whole story
New L.A. Galaxy head coach and GM Bruce Arena took over at the New York Red Bulls two years ago and almost turned the team's season around, taking them into the playoffs where they narrowly lost to D.C. United. In the short term, can Arena repeat that feat with L.A., ... Read the whole story
As England shapes up for an international friendly against the Czech Republic Wednesday, Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing has praised new manager Fabio Capello for turning the England squad into a meritocracy. That is, he's more confident that he'll be picked under Capello than he would have been under predecessor Steve ... Read the whole story
The Seattle Sounders' striker Sebastien Le Toux, 24, was the club's first player to be signed for the MLS franchise-in-waiting's roster for next year's jump to the top flight. He would also rather play for the U.S. national team than for his native France because, he told Jon Naito, "I ... Read the whole story
Romanian striker Adrian Mutu will appeal the $27 million fine he has been ordered to pay his former club Chelsea, calling FIFA's ruling "unjust" and "inhumane." The world soccer governing body last week ruled that the player must make the compensation payment after testing positive for cocaine while at Chelsea ... Read the whole story
"When I previously suggested Leiweke and AEG stick to arenas, I didn't mean for him to take me quite so literally." Columnist Steve Dilbeck on Bruce Arena's appointment at the Galaxy. Read the whole story
Luis Bueno takes the 'glass half empty' view of Arena's coaching record. Read the whole story
The modest terrace house in Belfast where Northern Ireland's soccer legend George Best grew up is on the market at just over $300,000. Read the whole story


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