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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
Germany's players have been advised to strap on bullet-proof vests at next summer's World Cup in South Africa. BaySecur, the German security company that deals with the country's soccer federation (DFB), announced its concerns with players travelling outside the team's hotel grounds in Pretoria. "The possibility for the players of ... Read the whole story
Goalkeeper Steve Cronin thought his season had ended when Vancouver eliminated his Portland from the USL-1 playoffs on Oct. 4. But D.C. United had other ideas. United, exercising the league's "extreme hardship" exemption to shuffle its roster late in the season, called on Cronin to replace injured starter Josh Wicks. ... Read the whole story
U.S. Soccer announced on its web site that defender Oguchi Onyewu underwent successful surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles on his patellar tendon in his left knee. The defender will miss an estimated six months of action, two months more than initially reported, to rehabilitate the injury.The AC Milan defender ... Read the whole story
Liverpool co-owner George Gillett has reiterated his support of manager Rafael Benitez while outside pressure grows around the Spanaird during Liverpool's early-season woes. On Tuesday, Gillett witnessed Liverpool's 2-1 loss to Lyon in the Champions League, the club's fourth loss in a row and the most recent amid its worst ... Read the whole story
Stoke defender Robert Huth received a three-match ban for punching West Ham defender Mathew Upson during Saturday's Premier League match. Huth swung his right arm at Upson while the pair jostled for position in the penalty box during Stoke's 2-1 win over the Hammers.Huth escaped punishment during the match, but ... Read the whole story
Italian forward Christian Vieri announced his retirement from soccer on Thursday. "I don't want to carry on playing," Vieri said. "I'm not even tempted to play abroad." Vieri made his debut in 1991 for Torino, after which he played for eight different clubs in eight seasons, including Juventus, Atletico Madrid ... Read the whole story


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