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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, June 25, 2009
"We all know about the U.S. beating England back in the World Cup in 1950 but this result, in the semifinals of a major FIFA competition watched by millions around the world, has to rank right up there among the greatest upsets of all time," U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard told ... Read the whole story
After celebrating the USA's historic win over Spain, U.S. coach Bob Bradley described the approach his team took into the game: "We really felt strongly that when we got the ball we needed to be aggressive. We needed to play some of the kind of balls behind their defense that ... Read the whole story
Although admitting the United States was the better team, Spain believes its loss to the Americans in the Confederations Cup semifinals was an anomaly. "In all sincerity, only one time in 10 do I think we would lose against them," Spain captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas said one day after ... Read the whole story
The USA still has the Confederations Cup final on Sunday, but Coach Bob Bradley has announced his roster for the Concacaf Gold Cup (July 3-26): GOALKEEPERS Jon Busch (Chicago Fire), Troy Perkins (IK Start), Luis Robles (FC Kaiserslautern). DEFENDERS Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Clarence Goodson ... Read the whole story
Mexico's preparation for the Gold Cup could not have gotten off to a better start as the Tricolor trounced a fragile Venezuelan squad 4-0 at a friendly match at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta in front 51,115.. Mexico, propelled by an on-fire Giovani dos Santos, showed glimpses of its old ... Read the whole story
After 13 games played and no goals scored, Toronto FC striker Pablo Vitti drew criticism and doubts about his future with the club. But Vitti finally broke his goalscoring doubt on Wednesday with a header that opened the scoring in Toronto's 2-0 win over New York. Toronto wore alternate pink ... Read the whole story
Cruzeiro took an important step toward reaching the Copa Libertadores final with a 3-1 win over fellow Brazilian club Gremio on Wednesday. Cruzeiro had won all its previous home matches in Libertadores play, but lined up against Gremio without the midfield inspiration of Ramires, who was on international duty for ... Read the whole story
Sixteen of the 30 boys India selected for a training camp for the Asian under-16 championships qualifiers proved to be over-age, according to MRI tests in Goa, the Times of India reported on Thursday. "We are aware of the MRI results, but we are reinquiring with state associations," All-India soccer ... Read the whole story

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