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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007
Of the many matchups within the match to be watched when the U.S. women play Brazil in the Women's World Cup semifinal (Thursday, 7:55 a.m. ET, ESPN2), the most anticipated is that of American midfielder Leslie Osborne tangling with Brazilian magician Marta. Read the whole story
[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] While the level of play at the Women's World Cup has not been great, several individuals have stood out. The great goal scorers of the women's game -- Marta, Birgit Prinz, Abby Wambach and company -- have waged a fierce battle for the scoring title. Here's a ... Read the whole story
[COPA SUDAMERICANA] Make no mistake, regardless of what its MLS opponents may think, D.C. United regards itself as the league's flagship franchise, and considers international competitions like the Copa Sudamericana vital to its reputation. A matchup with Mexican club Guadalajara on Wednesday (8:30 pm ET, Fox Sports en Espanol) also ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS IN ENGLAND] Bobby Convey volleyed home from 17 yards for Reading to tie up its third-round English League Cup game with Liverpool. It was the 24-year-old's eighth goal in all competitions since joining the club in 2004. But a second-half hat trick by Fernando Torres gave Liverpool a 4-2 ... Read the whole story
There's midweek league action in Germany, Italy and Spain and League Cup action in England and France. Roma and Real Madrid look to hold on to their leads in Italy and Spain, respectively, while Bundesliga leader Bayern faces Energie Cottbus, which has made a coaching change. In France, the derby ... Read the whole story
A group of Austrian fans have started a petition that so far yielded 4,000 signatures urging the Austrian national team not to participate in the 2008 European Championship it is co-hosting with Switzerland. "This is not about criticizing players or coaches," said Michael Kriess, one of the petition instigators. "We ... Read the whole story
Long Island's Chaminade, which beat defending New Jersey state champion Harrison, 1-0, at last week's Kearny (N.J.) Festival, is the new No. 1 team in this week's NSCAA/adidas Boys National Rankings. Last week Chaminade was No. 13. DeMatha Catholic, last week's No. 1, fell to No. 4. For the complete ... Read the whole story
Sycamore of Cincinnati moved up three spots to No. 1 in this week's NSCAA/adidas Boys National Rankings. Ali Shewmon leads the Aviators with eight goals and two assists. Sycamore is ranked ahead of Acton-Boxborough (Mass.) and Downingtown West (Pa.). For the complete Top 25 ... Read the whole story


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"Once you shake hands with the devil, you have to accept they are in control." -- Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson on coping with incovenient scheduling to accommodate TV broadcasts, which will earn the English Premier League $3.4 billion for this season and the next two. (BBC) ...More


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