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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Nov. 21, 2008
These should be happy days for Sigi Schmid, says Steve Davis, given that the Columbus Crew coach is just 90 minutes from lifting his second MLS Cup. But for the second time in his career, Schmid is finding that success is not necessarily enough to secure him a new contract ... Read the whole story
The Kansas City Wizards received a boost toward its plan for a soccer specific stadium in the southeast of the city Thursday when the Missouri Development Finance Board approved $30 million in tax credits toward the $1 billion mixed-use project, reports Randy Covitz. The approval "clears the way for the ... Read the whole story
In the run-up to MLS Cup, the story continues to be Danny Cepero, and here's the latest angle: it's not just for sporting reasons that the RB New York goalkeeper is happy the team's season has been extended with every unlikely playoff win. Each further game has given him a ... Read the whole story
German national team coach Joachim Loew has told his players that form will count over experience when it comes to selection. But after Wednesday's mediocre defeat at home to England, the German press has concluded that the only winners were the absent captain Michael Ballack (injured) and midfield veteran Thorsten ... Read the whole story
"The team captain has a unique position in English football," writes Dan Bryant. And few things in soccer irk an English fan more than "a perceived lack of effort from a player; a captain represents something the rest of the team can look up to, a shining example, leading his ... Read the whole story
"We have a major challenge to fill the stadium for every match, not only the games involving high-profile teams." Danny Jordaan, chief executive of South Africa's 2010 World Cup Organizing Committee, admits it will be tough getting crowds to the 2009 warm-up tournament, the Confederations Cup, also in South Africa. ... Read the whole story
As Theo Walcott faces an expected 12 week-absence with a dislocated shoulder sustained training with the England team, Arsenal will seek compensation of up to $1.6 million from the English FA under the insurance deal that covers players injured while on national team duty.   Read the whole story
"It has always been the plan to go back to Seattle, only my good pal Kasey [Keller] is there at the moment for the next couple of years. Hopefully then that will present me with an opportunity to play there." Reading goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann looks to end his career in ... Read the whole story


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