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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007
"I had the idea to phone all our season-ticket holders. I didn't actually realize we had quite so many." -- Bob Gunton, director of English fifth-tier team Gravesend & Northfleet FC, who called the club's 210 season-ticket holders to inform them the team's game against Morcambe FC would kick off ... Read the whole story
By Ridge Mahoney Kansas City defender Jimmy Conrad has agreed to terms of a four-year deal to stay in MLS after drawing some interest from foreign teams. Swedish club Lillestrom FC tendered a transfer offer of $550,000 last month that was rejected by the league, and agent Lyle Yorks said ... Read the whole story
The 16-team Clericus Cup kicked off at the Vatican last weekend as Mater Ecclesiae (Mother of the Church College), a team comprised mainly of Mexican priest trainees, defeated the all-Brazilian students of the Pontifical Gregorian University, 6-0. The game opened the 16-team tournament in which 311 priests and seminarians -- ... Read the whole story
The U.S. Soccer Federation board unanimously approved a quest to bid for the 2018 World Cup during the federation AGM in Los Angeles. The USA hosted the 1994 World Cup, which remains the best attended finals ever. Also aiming to host the 2018 finals is England. The 2010 World Cup ... Read the whole story
Carlos Cordeiro is the first independent director appointed to U.S. Soccer's Board of Directors. The three "independent director" positions were created at last year's AGM, when the organization's Board of Directors was reduced from 40 to 15. Cordeiro was appointed in a vote of U.S. Soccer's membership at its Annual ... Read the whole story
The USA's fifth friendly of the year and final warmup before this summer's Gold Cup and Copa America will be against China at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif., June 2 (8 pm ET/5 pm PT, live on ESPN2 and Galavision. The USA and China have met seven times. The ... Read the whole story
Mexico and Costa Rica clinched the final spots in the 2007 U-20 World Cup (July 1-22 in Canada) last weekend to complete the 24-team field. The USA qualified from Concacaf's Group A along with Panama. Mexico hosted and topped Group B play with 2-0 wins over Jamaica and St. Kitts ... Read the whole story
Brazilian Rodrigo Martins Cintra has been banned indefinitely for ejecting the wrong player in a Corinthians-Rio Branco game. In the first half, Rio Branco's Josias tripped a Corinthians player but Cintra showed a yellow card to Felipe, who, because he had already been cautioned, was red-carded. "He thought it was ... Read the whole story



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