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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, May 3, 2007
AC Milan put on a display of attacking soccer reminiscent of the great Milan teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s and crushed Manchester United, 3-0, on Wednesday night to advance to the UEFA Champions League final. All but forgotten as a European contender after last season's Calciopoli scandal ... Read the whole story
AC Milan and Liverpool, who meet in the final of the UEFA Champions League on May 23 in Athens, have a long history of success in Europe. Before they met in the 2005 final, they had won a combined 11 European Cup titles in 14 appearances in the final. Milan's ... Read the whole story
Germany has one of the world's lowest birthrates (1.37 children per woman compared to about 2.1 in the USA). The German government's recent efforts to promote procreation have included offering one-year paid maternity leave to working mothers. But the most effective population booster so far appears to have been hosting ... Read the whole story
[TV PREVIEW] Senior Editor Ridge Mahoney talked to New England coach Steve Nicol on the eve of the Revs' Thursday night (ESPN2, 7 pm ET) clash with D.C. United, the preseason favorite that has lost its first three games. Read the whole story
The USA remained perfect at the CONCACAF Under-17 qualifying tournament in Kingston, Jamaica, with a 2-1 victory over Canada on Wednesday night, setting the stage for the possibility of clinching a berth at the 2007 Under-17 World Cup on Friday night. Read the whole story
[VIDEO]. Aberdeen's Darren Mackie scored without immediately realizing it in last Saturday's Scottish Premier League 3-0 win over Kilmarnock because, while he was walking back down field, Kilmarnock keeper Alan Combe hurled the ball into the back of Mackie's head, from which it rebounded 8 yards into the back of ... Read the whole story
New Mexico product Edgar Castillo, 19, was a 55th-minute sub for Santos Laguna as it fell at home, 1-0, to San Luis in the first leg of the Mexican repechaje, the preliminary playoff round of the Clausura 2007. Californian Michael Orozco, 21, came on for San Luis in the 86th ... Read the whole story
Last season, MLS averaged 2.62 goals per game, its lowest besides the 2.61 its teams mustered in 2004. Fans are seeing even fewer goals in early going of the 2007 season. The first 26 games have an average of 2.27 goals. Kansas City leads the league in scoring, having notched ... Read the whole story


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"I thought I might do 45 minutes but ended up doing the full 90. It was quite a hot day but I felt OK at the end, and the next day I was able to do a bit of gardening in the greenhouse. Both teams acted like perfect gentlemen, and they just got on with it. They were very polite and respectful." -- Antony Warren, an 82-year-old retired referee who was lured out of the stands at a Gwynedd League game in Wales to replace the assigned referee, who suffered a pregame injury. Warren borrowed referee gear and his 78-year-old ...More


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