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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, May 16, 2007
First, Kaka asked to skip the Copa America. Now three days later Ronaldinho has asked not to be included in Brazil's squad for its title defense of the Copa America June 26-July 15 in Venezuela. Their requests, if granted, will put a damper to Coach Dunga's plans to field a ... Read the whole story
Manchester City denied DaMarcus Beasley's wish to extend his stay at the English Premier League club when it announced on Tuesday that the American star was one of eight first-team players to be released. Beasley made 13 starts for the Blues and scored four goals, most memorably his late strike ... Read the whole story
Defending world champion Argentina beat the United States, 1-0, in a tuneup game for the Under-20 World Cup on Tuesday night at PAETEC Park in Rochester, N.Y. Diego Braghieri scored on a header off an Alejandro Gomez free kick for the game's only goal in the 55th minute. The USA ... Read the whole story
U.S. star Heather Mitts will miss the 2007 Women's World Cup after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during last Saturday's international friendly against Canada in Frisco, Texas. Mitts, a member of the 2004 Olympic gold-medal team and one of the most recognizable players on the women's ... Read the whole story
[TV PREVIEW] Four days after picking up its first win and scoring its first goals in five games expansion Toronto FC is back in MLS action at raucous BMO Field against the defending champion Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo had last weekend off, after finally breaking out of an offensive slump ... Read the whole story
Los Angeles (24,437) and Toronto FC (20,095) are the only MLS teams averaging more than 20,000 fans a game. Two teams -- New York (9,716) and Kansas City (8,335) -- are drawing less than 10,000 a game. For up-to-date MLS standings, schedules, leading scorers, attendance and goal-scoring averages ... Read the whole story
[TV SCHEDULE} Late goals by Macnelly Torres and Panamanian Blas Perez gave Colombian champion Cucuta a 2-0 victory over Nacional of Uruguay in the first leg of their Libertadores Cup quarterfinal series on Tuesday. Read the whole story


"Bob took this job as if it were his, and I think that's a very positive thing. He looked at a lot of new players when it might have been safe to continue with more established players, and that was important for the long-term growth of the program." -- U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati on Bob Bradley, who will remain as U.S. national team men's head coach. Bradley was 3-0-1 in four friendly games played since being named interim coach in December. (AP) ...More


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