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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
Speaking to the AP yesterday, Spanish striker Raul stated that he's considering, retiring, at least momentarily, in 2011 after two more seasons with Real Madrid, where he recently surpassed legend Alfredo di Stefano as the team's all-time goalscorer. "It is a difficult situation because you always want to go out ... Read the whole story
While the Galaxy continue to hog the L.A. soccer spotlight, much like the Lakers cast their long Staples Center shadow on the Clippers, with speculation of who will be in uniform this season and who won't, down the hall Chivas USA is quietly prepping its core players to build on ... Read the whole story
As part of an effort to help bring one of the two available MLS expansion teams to Portland in 2010, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson was in Salem on Tuesday to speak to the Oregon Legislature about a bill that would "divert state income taxes generated by players' salaries toward ... Read the whole story
Saying that the Chinese federation puts its coaching candidates through the paces could be the understatement of the day, as Reuters reports that four top candidates for its national team coach position "have been sent to a closed training base where each will have give a 15-minute presentation and undergo ... Read the whole story
Twenty-three-year-old Marta Vieira da Silva might've grown up in playing soccer in the "sandy river bottoms" of remote Brazilian town Dois Riachos, writes LA Times' Grahame Jones, but her superior skills have since taken her all over the world. Her latest stop is in sunny Los Angeles, where she is ... Read the whole story
"We're not going to announce to the world the sort of feedback we've had from FIFA. But what I'm going to say is that in our travels within Asia and the [soccer] world more broadly, we believe there's a lot of support for Australia to host the World Cup. We ... Read the whole story
"This is a new beginning for Canada." New head coach and Italian legend Carolina Morace on taking the helm of the "under-achieving" Canadians, where she's employing an all-female staff, phased out veteran Charmaine Hooper, is "eager to refine" their physical and aggressive reputation, and put the team in the hands ... Read the whole story


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