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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007
DaMarcus Beasley became the first American player to play for two different clubs in the UEFA Champion League when he came on in the second half of Glasgow Rangers' 2-1 victory over German champion VfB Stuttgart before almost 50,000 fans Wednesday night at Ibrox. Read the whole story
Three years after Jose Mourinho arrived at Chelsea in a blaze of glory, he quit quietly. Having just led FC Porto to the UEFA Champions League, he delighted reporters at the press conference introducing him as Chelsea manager in 2004 by talking about himself. "Please don't call me arrogant," said ... Read the whole story
[CHAMPIONS LEAGUE REACTION] Barcelona took some of the pressure off its coach, Frank Rijkaard, with a thoroughly deserved 3-0 win over Lyon in their UEFA Champions League opener on Wednesday night at the Nou Camp Stadium. Rijkaard had a lot to be pleased about, beginning with Thierry Henry's first goal ... Read the whole story
Slavia Prague won in its UEFA Champions League debut, beating Steaua Bucharest, 2-1. For all Champions League results and goalscorers ... Read the whole story
Forget about the playoff implications of Wednesday's night Real Salt Lake-Los Angeles showdown. They're aren't any and never were any, save for the mathematical madness of possible points accrued minus potential points squandered by bubble teams multiplied by variance in the number of games to be played. Playing for pride ... Read the whole story
[TV PREVIEW] Since taking over the Fire, head coach Juan Carlos Osorio's team has posted a 4-2-2 record and edged into the playoff octet. To stay there it will need better performances in its last six games, as no team chasing a postseason spot has a tougher schedule. Read the whole story
There was more fallout from Typhoon Wipha that hit the East Coast of China on Wednesday. After Wednesday's Women's World Cup games in Shanghai were postponed from Wednesday to Thursday and moved to Hangzhou, FIFA moved the group finales originally set to kick off in Tianjin at the same time ... Read the whole story
Punishing refs for wrong calls hit the news last month when English Premier League referee Rob Styles was banned for one game and relegated to the lower divisions for mistakenly calling a penalty kick against Liverpool that gave Chelsea a 1-1 tie. In Ecuador, the hammer came down even harder. ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"He carries a little notebook around with him. The lads will be having a conversation and he'll write down some of the words he hears. Five minutes later he is laughing to himself and that's when you know he has finally worked out what the boys have been saying to each other." -- Norwich City's Darel Russell on the English-learning progress of Czech teammate David Strihavka, who arrived at the English club two months ago. (BBC) ...More


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