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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, March 31, 2009
"All it took was one shaky performance" in a 2-2 tie at El Salvador for the U.S. men's national team to go from an "unstoppable force that should cruise to a place in the 2010 World Cup" to a "flawed power with some problems that need correcting" heading into Wednesday's ... Read the whole story
Determined to do their part in making good on late owner Lamar Hunt's vision to build soccer into the "No. 2 sport in the United States," executives at the Kansas City Wizards ownership group, OnGoal LLC, continue to search for the perfect site for their own soccer-specific stadium. According to ... Read the whole story
According to an AP report, Central Michigan University has agreed to pay just over $450,000 to settle an "inappropriate sexual activity" suit brought by two varsity soccer players against former coach Tony DiTucci, who resigned back in October 2008. The deal, which was signed on Monday, earmarks $150,000 for each ... Read the whole story
Assuming that South American powers Argentina and Brazil, as well as CONMEBOL standings leader Paraguay, are all but assured of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, SI.com's Tim Vickery predicts that the race for the fourth and final (full) berth from the region will come down to Chile and Uruguay, ... Read the whole story
Solid defense, scoring and solitude: these are apparently the three keys to success for Turkish team Sivasspor, which is the surprise leader of the Super League, ahead of perennial powers Galatasaray and Fenerbache, which each hold the record of 17 titles. "Located in Anatolia's bleak central heartland" and "a tortuous ... Read the whole story
"If we were to scrap the name, the most devastated guy would be yours truly. [General manager Denny Veitch] was driving into Vancouver over the Lions Gate Bridge and looked at the snow-capped mountains and the sea below and thought, 'whitecaps,' [Owner] Herb [Capozzi] said they got the name from ... Read the whole story
"I think that if they have quality and a Mexican passport, they have to be in the Mexican national team. Nobody told me this was prohibited. It's a little bit difficult for me to understand all this. If I don't select (Argentine-born Matias) Vuoso or (Brazilian-born Anthony) Naelson, they criticize ... Read the whole story
"His career is going down the pan and it's upsetting me. I'm Michael Owen's biggest fan but, at the moment, I'm his biggest critic. I'm waiting to see Michael on TV, or read about him in the press, saying how tough it is not being involved in the England team. ... Read the whole story


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