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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009
ESPN's Bill Simmons, also known as the "Sports Guy," serves as the snide and opinionated voice for millions of American sports fanatics. After spending his career so far musing on mainstream American sports, he's turning to soccer, a sport that represents a strange new world for him. Reporting from Azteca ... Read the whole story
Playing away at Celtic, Arsenal capitalized on two lucky bounces to gain a 2-0 victory in the qualifying stages of the Champions League. At the end of the first half, William Gallas accidentally deflected home a 30-meter free kick by Cesc Fabregas. In the second half Celtic defender Gary Caldwell ... Read the whole story
The New York Red Bulls need change. The team hasn't won in more than three months (14 straight games) going into Sunday's match against FC Dallas. The average attendance has dropped to all-time low of 12,487 as the team threatens to post the worst record in MLS history. Some fans ... Read the whole story
Danny Cepero, who won a starting position as the New York Red Bulls goalkeeper last season, has suffered through a dismal 2009. He communicates some of his frustration in the New York Times' "Goal" blog. Cepero says, "While I appreciate the ability of my friends, family and even fans, to ... Read the whole story
Mired in a six-game losing streak, the Red Bulls are desperate for change. On Wednesday, the club signed Walter Garcia, a 25-year-old Argentinean defender from Quilmes Atlético Club of the Argentinean Second Division. "We have been interested in bringing Walter into the club since the beginning of the year," said ... Read the whole story
Former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann announced that he will retire at the end of this season. Lehmann said that he wants to see one last year of Champions League soccer with his current club Stuttgart. "Until the end of the season and then that is it," he said. "It will ... Read the whole story
Universidad de Chile advanced to the next round of the Copa Sudamericana, South America's No. 2 club tournament behind the Copa Libertadores, with a 1-0 away win over Colombian club Deportivo Cali on Tuesday. Walter Montillo struck in the 69th minute to ensure advancement after Cali lost the first leg ... Read the whole story


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