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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Just about one month into the season several prominent players are missing from MLS rosters, some by design, some not. Ridge Mahoney reports on new Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis' prompt dismissal of its Panamanian striker and how MLS should treat Amado Guevara's flight from Chivas USA. Read the whole story
Prior to the 2006 World Cup, Germany's policy of legal prostitution came under fire from groups predicting the tournament would spur a trafficking of women from other nations, especially eastern Europe, forced into prostitution work during the month-long tournament. Media widely reported estimates of the trafficking of 40,000 foreign women. ... Read the whole story
The J-League has suspended Kazuki Ganaha six games for shooting garlic up his veins (more or less). Ganaha used an intravenous drip to take a non-banned substance to combat cold symptoms. The supplement shot that is reportedly popular among Japanese athletes is known as a "garlic shot." But any kind ... Read the whole story
[TV PREVIEW] It will be a busy week for Mexican giant Club America. It began Tuesday night in Santiago, Chile, where the Eagles fell to Colo Colo, 2-1, in the second leg of their Libertadores Cup series but moved into the quarterfinals with a 4-2 aggregate win. America returns home ... Read the whole story
New York Red Bull has named Armen Simoniants, who hails from the former USSR and has coached in USA for more than a decade, as its Youth Academy Director. He succeeds Giovanni Savarese, who headed the club's hailed youth development program from 2005 until last March. Simoniants is the president ... Read the whole story
[U.S. U-14 BOYS ROSTER] Head coach Manny Schellscheidt has called in 36 players for the U.S. under-14 boys national development program May 12-19 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center. Read the whole story
[HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS] Greenville (S.C.) High School and Apex (N.C.) High School are the top ranked boys and girls teams in the latest NSCAA/adidas High School Spring Rankings. Read the whole story
[U.S. U-15 GIRLS ROSTER] U.S. U-15 girls head coach Tad Bobak has called in 24 players, all born in 1992, as the youngest of the USA's five youth national teams holds a camp May 19-25 at the Home Depot Center. Read the whole story


"Chelsea and Liverpool are the clearest, most exaggerated example of the way soccer is going: very intense, very collective, very tactical, very physical, and very direct. But, a short pass? Noooo. A feint? Noooo. A change of pace? Noooo. A one-two? A nutmeg? A backheel? Don't be ridiculous. None of that. The extreme control and seriousness with which both teams played the semifinal neutralized any creative license, any moments of exquisite skill." -- Jorge Valdano, Argentine 1986 World Cup winner as a player and former Real Madrid coach and sporting director, wasn't impressed with how Liverpool advanced to the Champions ...More


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