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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007
Great saves. Astonishing goal-line clearances. Fierce tackles. Penalty-kick appeals denied. An own goal scored, another narrowly averted. Brazen goalkeeper "gamesmanship" during the penalty-kick shootout going unpunished, as usual. An unbelievable stoppage-time equalizer, on a bicycle kick, by an American. Pachuca prevailed on penalties, 4-3, following 120 minutes that would be ... Read the whole story
A month or so ago, Kansas City had its sights set on the Eastern Conference lead. Now its playoff chances are by no means secure. Real Salt Lake (3-11-6) sent the Wizards (9-9-5) tumbling to the .500 level with goals by two of its recently signed Argentines and its resident ... Read the whole story
Benfica qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League with a 1-0 win at FC Copenhagen on Wednesday to advance, 3-1, on aggregate in their third qualifying round series. American teenager Freddy Adu, whose made his European debut in the first leg, did not play in Copenhagen. Greek ... Read the whole story
Both teams from England (Arsenal and Liverpool), Scotland (Celtic and Rangers), Turkey (Fenerbahce and Besiktas) and Ukraine (Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk) earned passage to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League by winning their third qualifying round series. The draw for the group stage will take place Thursday ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Santos Laguna remains perfect in the Mexican Apertura 2007 season with a 2-1 win over Chivas Guadalajara on Wednesday. U.S. product Edgar Castillo went the full 90 for the fifth time this season. Texan Sonny Guadarrama made his first appearance of the season for Santos as a 68th ... Read the whole story
[U-17 WORLD CUP RESULTS/VIDEO] Despite playing the entire second half with a man-advantage, Brazil fell, 1-0, to Ghana in the round of 16 of the U-17 World Cup in South Korea. Francis Boadi was red-carded for two rash tackles within 10 minutes late in the first half, but Issac Donkor ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO] MLS fined Chivas USA defender Alex Zotinca $1,250 and suspended him for three games for delivering a head-butt during a melee sparked after his teammate, Jesse Marsch, kicked David Beckham in the ribs during a Aug. 23 game against the Galaxy. Read the whole story

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"We got a goal. That's big progress for us." -- American Samoa coach David Brand, whose team is ranked last (199th) in the world by FIFA, after a 12-1 loss to the Solomon Islands in their 2010 World Cup qualifying opener. America Samoa made history in 2002 World Cup qualifying with a 31-0 loss to Australia. (Reuters) ...More

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