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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, March 24, 2009
World powers from three different countries will come together in the USA this summer for the first "World Football Challenge," which will see England's Chelsea, Italy's AC Milan and Inter Milan, and Mexico's Club America face off in the six-city round robin tournament set for July 19-26. The four-team competition ... Read the whole story
When new players step into a new role or a new team, the transition is rarely easy, but for those given the playmaker tag, expectations are immediate. While fans might just hope new defenders "don't screw up," those that are "given the keys to rev the offensive engine" are saddled ... Read the whole story
MLS isn't the only league operating on optimism despite the economic downturn and the downsizing of practically every other industry in America, as Women's Professional Soccer strikes out on its own with seven teams set to compete in the 2009 inaugural season that kicks off Sunday. In addition to trying ... Read the whole story
Aston Villa's appeal of a red card that was given to U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel in Saturday's 5-0 shellacking from Liverpool was successful today, meaning the 37-year-old English Premier League vet will have the chance to be in the nets for the team's next match, vs. Manchester United on April ... Read the whole story
Yet another coach is out at Chivas Guadalajara, with Efrain Flores the latest of eight to lose his job since upstart owner Jorge Vergara bought the team in 2002. His crime? Losing three consecutive games in the Mexican First Division. Although Chivas leads Group 6 in the prestigious Copa Libertadores, ... Read the whole story
"There's no letdown. I'm not bitter. I really had a good time there, but I'm also very excited to be here. I'm passionate about this team. It drives me crazy that we haven't been in the playoffs for three years and it's really frustrating. I see a different attitude that ... Read the whole story
"I still have hope because I am a bit crazy. Realistically, we will not win the league, but it doesn't matter what our chances are - we have to give everything to go as close as possible to the top teams. [Manchester] United still have the quality to finish it ... Read the whole story


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