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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
U.S. national team midfielder Maurice Edu has said he turned down the possibility of a loan move away from Glasgow Rangers in order to stay at the club and fight for a first team place. Edu has played just twice for the Scottish club since his summer move from Toronto ... Read the whole story
Soccer pundits gave Real Salt Lake low marks for gambling with every one of its three picks at last week's MLS SuperDraft, writes James Edward. But the team's general manager, Garth Lagerwey, said his coaching staff did much more homework than they're getting credit for. Lagerwey said it would have ... Read the whole story
L.A. Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has 33 names on his roster for the first training session of the new year Wednesday, writes Grahame L Jones, and it includes a couple of surprises -- trialists Tony Sanneh, 37, and Venezuelan defender Henry "Leo" Bautista, 25. Former U.S. national team player Sanneh ... Read the whole story
Real Madrid has been fined a risible $3,900 by the Spanish sootball federation after a group of its fans were reported by a referee for making fascist gestures and chanting fascist slogans during last weekend's home game with Osasuna. Referee Alfonso Perez Burrull said in his report that some Real ... Read the whole story
Spain and Portugal's announcement that it will launch a joint bid for the 2018 World Cup could be a blessing in disguise for Australia's hosting aspirations, according to Football Federation Australia Chief Executive Ben Buckley. Australia expects England to be its biggest competitor in the bid to secure hosting rights, ... Read the whole story
"A team loses its soul when it loses so many players so often." Former L.A. Galaxy playmaker Mauricio Cienfuegos laments the high turnover of players at his old club. Read the whole story
"He was tidy around the ball and his finishing was good. He's showed a good attitude in training, but strikers are there to score goals and he did that." Leeds United reserve team manager Neil Thompson on 21-year-old American striker and trialist Mike Grella, scorer of three goals for Leeds ... Read the whole story
You, the U.S. taxpayer, will no longer be sponsoring Manchester United. Insurance giant AIG, bailed out by the U.S. government to the tune of $150 billion, announced as expected Wednesday that it will not renew its shirt sponsorship deal with the EPL and European champion when the current contract expires ... Read the whole story


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