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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Sept. 28, 2009
FIFA's medical chief Michel D'Hooghe says he's seen a rise in career-ending fouls over the past two years, and he wants referees to show more red cards and coaches to do their part in curbing violent play. "We see more violent fouls over the whole world," as games gain in ... Read the whole story
The Los Angeles Times' Chuck Culpepper serves up a detailed look at American striker Jozy Altidore's quest to make it in the English Premier League and looks at the 21-year-old's childhood as the son of Haitian immigrants who met on a bus in Orange, N.J. Altidore, among the Hull City players ... Read the whole story
New England boosted its playoff chances with a 2-1 comeback win over Seattle last weekend but has lost captain and 14-year MLS veteran Steve Ralston for the season to a 19th minute knee injury. "Steve Ralston is the heart and soul of this team and losing him is tough," said ... Read the whole story
After opening its U-20 World Cup campaign in Egypt by getting thumped, 3-0, by Germany, the Thomas Rongen-coached USA hopes to rebound on Tuesday (12:40 pm ET, ESPN2, espn360.com, Galavision) against Cameroon, which beat South Korea, 2-0, in the other Group C match. "We need to be more aggressive," said ... Read the whole story
When Wayne Rooney steps on the field for Manchester United in Wednesday's European Champions League clash it will mark his 50th UEFA competition game. (He's scored 16 times.) The factoid is part of UEFA.com's "By the Numbers" preview of Champions League Game Day 2, which begins on Tuesday. The odds ... Read the whole story
FIFA officials will discuss possible changes on the age limit for male soccer players at the Olympics, where the men's tournament has been a U-23 competition since 1992. FIFA favors dropping the age limit to 21 instead of the current 23, or abolishing the limit but barring all players with ... Read the whole story
With the WPS's first season completed, the new women's league's coaches are eying talent on display at the USL's W-League Combine. "The W-league has been a great vehicle for player development during the years between the WUSA and WPS," said Washington Freedom coach Jim Gabarra. "Therefore, the league has had ... Read the whole story


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