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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009
Nike is selling off some of its soccer empire. After inheriting United Soccer Leagues when it bought Umbro in 2007, Nike has decided that the league does not fit with its core business. But Nike is still searching for a buyer. Many argue that Major League Soccer would serve as ... Read the whole story
Bakary Soumare is set to leave the Chicago Fire for French League 1 club Boulogne. Soumare has agreed to a four-year contract, the club said on its Web site Monday. The 24-year-old Mali defender, who grew up in France before moving to New York in his teens, was named to ... Read the whole story
Chivas Guadalajara owner Jorge Vergara isn't happy with the way his team has started the season, losing three out of four games. Vergara has expressed his discontent over his Twitter account after Chivas lost against Atlante in Cancun. "The history that Chivas has does not allow us to live the ... Read the whole story
Costa Rica announced its squad for World Cup qualifying games in September against Mexico and El Salvador. The Ticos are sticking with the same core of players that has lifted the team to the top of the Concacaf regional qualifying group despite losing 4-0 at Honduras in its last qualifier. ... Read the whole story
Toluca's star forward Raul Mancilla has battled a left leg injury in the early season that has limited his playing time. But Mancilla could make his Concacaf Champions League debut against D.C. United on Wednesday (Fox Soccer Channel & Telefutura, 8 pm ET). After sitting out two games, Mancilla played ... Read the whole story
Contrary to initial news reports, the Spanish newspaper Marca has claimed that Real Madrid's Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder never boarded the plane headed to Malpensa airport to conclude a deal with Inter Milan. Sneijder will now reportedly fight for his place, which looks insecure under coach Manuel Pellegrini. The club ... Read the whole story


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