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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008
St. Louis' bid to land a Major League Soccer team "looks to be entering the home stretch," Tom Timmermann reports, but he qualifies the statement by adding "again." The deadline is mid-October, and prime mover Jeff Cooper, who heads an investment group that has proposed a stadium, housing, office and ... Read the whole story
The Columbus Crew's 11-6-4 record, tied for the best in MLS this year, is the result of coach Sigi Schmid's "soccer mind and his eye for talent," writes Michael Arace. That's why he deserves a new contract. "He has completely overhauled the team in three years," Arace says. "Of the ... Read the whole story
There were many skeptics who thought that Cuauhtemoc Blanco would not cut it in MLS when he arrived to play for the Chicago Fire a year ago, and Bernardo Fallas admits that he was one of them. Now he's happy to concede that he was wrong on all counts -- ... Read the whole story
FC Dallas midfielder Andre Rocha was not happy at being substituted out of Saturday's game at the Kansas City Wizards, and refused to sit on the bench after coach Schellas Hyndman withdrew him in the game's 66th minute for rookie Bruno Guarda. Rocha missed training Monday (it's not clear if ... Read the whole story
When Italian players such as Gianluca Vialli and Gianfranco Zola started moving to the English Premier League in the mid-1990s, their compatriots dismissed the EPL "as a retirement home for ageing footballers or a get-rich-quick scheme for those who lacked ambition," writes Oliver Kay. With a change in the balance ... Read the whole story
Celtic gets another shot at Man. United in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, whose draw took place Thursday in Monaco. Read the whole story
John Turnbull tells the extraordinary story of Claudio Tamburrini, a goalkeeper with Argentine second division side Almagro in the 1970s who was abducted by the military authorities, only to escape and become a philosophy professor in Sweden. Read the whole story
A summary of Wednesday's action in round two of England's League Cup, with wins for Fulham and West Ham United. Read the whole story


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