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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, July 24, 2009
The U.S. Open Cup got a little testier this week with club executives exchanged barbs. It began when Seattle's Adrian Hanauer expressed disappointment that the U.S. Soccer Federation chose RFK Stadium as the site for the Sept. 2 championship game between the Seattle Sounders and D.C. United. He also questioned ... Read the whole story
New U.S. players are taking turns in the spotlight. Defender Clarence Goodson, who scored the opening goal in the U.S.'s 2-0 win over Honduras on Thursday, represents the sixth American newbie to get his first goal during the tournament. The U.S. continued its pattern of spreading the goal-scoring wealth, as ... Read the whole story
Landon Donovan remembers his first goal in MLS. It came in 2001 against U.S. teammate Tim Howard. "I think Richard Mulrooney played a long ball and I got behind their defense and I remember as I got closer to Timmy he kept backing up, which was a little strange," Donovan, ... Read the whole story
Steve Davis suggests that the packed stadiums popping up all over America this summer show the depth and diversity of this country's love for soccer. Davis writes: "I tell people all the time that there are plenty of soccer fans in this country, it's just that only a relatively small ... Read the whole story
The jury at Liverpool Crown Court found Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard not guilty of affray on Thursday. The court accepted Gerrard's explanation that he acted in self-defense when he punched businessman Marcus McGee at the Lounge Inn bar on Dec. 29 in a dispute over music. Gerrard admitted throwing three ... Read the whole story
After missing a number of chances to put the game way, Mexico capitalized on its final one during penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie with Costa Rica. Guillermo Ochoa came up with the big save on Costa Rica's Froylan Ledezma, the substitute who scored the tying goal late in regulation ... Read the whole story
The blockbuster striker-swap between Barcelona and Inter Milan came closer to completion on Friday after Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who would head to Barcelona for Samuel Eto'o plus cash, agreed to terms with the Spanish club."There are agreements in principle with the player and with Inter and the documents are being drawn ... Read the whole story


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