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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, July 12, 2007
Coaches rhapsodize about talent, and sing the praises of the skillful, but what they relish above all else is toughness. If not for ample doses of resolve, the USA wouldn't be among the eight survivors that play in the U-20 World Cup quarterfinals this weekend. Misfortune and circumstance piled up ... Read the whole story
Three European teams joined the USA as winners on Wednesday in the round of 16 at the Under-20 World Cup. European champion Spain knocked out South American champion Brazil, 4-2, in overtime, while the Czech Republic and Austria both moved into the final eight. Read the whole story
Play at the Under-20 World Cup continues on Thursday with the remaining four games in the round of 16. For the complete Under-20 World Cup schedule ... Read the whole story
Argentina beat Mexico, 3-0, to move into the final of the Copa America against Brazil on Sunday. Juan Roman Riquelme and Lionel Messi were the stars for Argentina, which improved its tally to 16 goals in five games. Read the whole story
Fabian Nunez, the California State Assembly Speaker, has been added to the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors. Nunez takes the second of three Independent Director positions created at U.S. Soccer's 2006 AGM, when the U.S. Soccer Federation's Board of Directors was reduced from 40 to 15. Longtime Goldman Sachs Group ... Read the whole story
MLS Commissioner Don Garber and New England Revolution coach Steve Nicol named the remaining seven players to complete the roster for the 2007 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game between the MLS All-Stars and Celtic FC on July 19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Garber selected Eddie ... Read the whole story
D.C. United became the third MLS entrant in the SuperLiga to be spared the distraction of competing in the U.S. Open Cup when it fell to the USL First Division's Harrisburg City Islanders, 1-0. Steve Fisher's goal in the 44th minute was the difference in the game. On Tuesday, the ... Read the whole story
The USA is sending three soccer teams to 2007 Pan-American Games July 13-28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: the U-18 men's national team, U-20 women's national team and futsal national team. For complete rosters ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Uruguay made it very, very hard for us to establish any kind of rhythm and we struggled quite frankly throughout the game. But great teams find ways to win and I think our will power, the willingness to sacrifice, the willingness to go where it hurts, which we did, to go down and come back and eventually win the game and hold on for dear life, showed me the quality of the team that only through games you find out. You talk about being courageous and today they showed they're a team [that is courageous]." -- U.S. U-20 coach Thomas ...More


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