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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007
For all the weight placed on team cohesion and collective performance in evaluating a soccer game, many matches are decided by which individuals step up. So it proved to be Wednesday night when Sweden beat the USA, 1-0. No U.S forward could match the guile and threat of Swedish striker ... Read the whole story
Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the U.S. players' performance in their 1-0 loss to Sweden ... Read the whole story
Mexico, fielding a team filled with candidates for its U-23 team preparing for Olympic qualifying, fell 1-0 to Colombia in Commerce City, Colo., on a goal 53rd minute goal by Jaime Castrillón in front of 17,737 fans. U.S. product Edgar Castillo entered the game in the 65th minute. Read the whole story
Germany extended its winning streak in England to five games with a 2-1 friendly victory. The Germans' Wembley victory streak dates back to 1982 and includes a 1-0 win in 2000 that marked England's last game at the "old Wembley." The Germans' win on Wednesday was England's first loss at ... Read the whole story
Jaime Moreno set a league goalscoring record as D.C. United won a crucial conference match over New York. Many of his goals (33) the past few years have been penalties, yet on the historic night of his 109th MLS goal, Moreno did much more than just convert from the spot. ... Read the whole story
[TV PREVIEW] U.S. coach Bob Bradley did his MLS counterparts Frank Yallop and Preki a favor. England coach Steve McLaren wasn't so accommodating. Bradley pulled off Landon Donovan and Jonathan Bornstein during the USA's 1-0 loss to Sweden, but McLaren played David Beckham the full 90 minutes of England's 2-1 ... Read the whole story
Brazil coach Dunga waited until halftime until bringing on stars Ronaldinho and Kaka - punished for having sat out the Copa America - and it was Ronaldino who led the Brazilians to a 2-0 friendly win over Algeria. Ronaldinho served the cross that Maicon headed home, then finished a rebound ... Read the whole story
The Wizards scrambled to contain Cuauhtemoc Blanco, whose passes led to a pair of goals, but produced three goals of their own thanks to Jose Burciaga Jr. to beat Chicago, 3-2. Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"I have dual citizenship. I am a Mexican-American. And I decided to play for Mexico because the other side never called me." -- Edgar Castillo, who debuted for the Mexican national team on Wednesday in a 1-0 loss to Colombia. The 20-year-old, who was born and raised in the USA, starts in the Mexican First Division for Santos Laguna, which he joined after finishing high school in New Mexico. (Notimex) ...More

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