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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007
Lori Chapulny's goal 53 seconds into the game held up, and USA beat Nigeria, 1-0, on Tuesday to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Women's World Cup against England. The USA clinched first place in Group A when Sweden defeated North Korea, 2-1, in the other group ... Read the whole story
Typhoon Wipha swept through China's East Coast early Wednesday, sending millions of residents fleeing to evacuation shelter and disrupting the Women's World Cup. Waves of more than 30 feet hit the shore, and flooding brought central Shanghai to a standstill. The U.S. women's national team was forced to stay in ... Read the whole story
Tony Meola, 38, whose MLS career ended after being released by the New York Red Bulls following the 2006 season, is returning to action with Major Indoor Soccer League expansion club New Jersey Ironmen. Meola, starting goalkeeper for the USA at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, and a reserve ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO] Kerlon, a 19-year-old Brazilian whose skills have been compared to Ronaldinho's, thrills fans with the "seal dribble," in which he moves past players while juggling the ball with his head. The move, however, often ends with the Cruzeiro midfielder being flattened by opponents, who claim it's the only way ... Read the whole story
[CHAMPIONS LEAGUE REACTION/VIDEO] Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho blasted his team after it was held to a 1-1 tie by Norwegian club Rosenborg on the opening of group play in the UEFA Champions League. Read the whole story
Defending champion AC Milan opened its UEFA Champions League campaign with a 2-1 win over Benfica, while last season's runner-up, Liverpool, was held to a 1-1 tie by Porto, the other Portuguese representative in action on Tuesday. For the complete results and goalscorers ... Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan) and Andriy Shevchenko (Chelsea) scored on Tuesday to give them 60 career goals in European club competitions, second behind only retired Gerd Mueller (62 goals). Raul (59) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (54) both scored for Real Madrid on Tuesday against Werder Bremen. Read the whole story
[MARQUEE MATCHUP] Barcelona hopes to ignite its offense Wednesday when it opens play in the UEFA Champions League against six-time French champion at Camp Nou Stadium. Thierry Henry, who has yet to score since arriving at Barcelona, should join Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho in the Barcelona attack. Read the whole story


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"I'm very excited with this team because they are 'playerish' - if there is such a word - they love to play." -- Arsene Wenger, coach of English Premier League leader Arsenal. (BBC) ...More


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