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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007
It wasn't that the USA failed to win the Women's World Cup last month in China, it was how it failed. An unnecessary goalkeeper controversy and an uninspiring brand of soccer is why U.S. Soccer needed to close the chapter on Coach Greg Ryan's two-and-a-half year tenure. Read the whole story
[HISTORY] Greg Ryan's tenure as U.S. women's national team coach was the shortest of all U.S. women's head coaches since the creation of world championships for women's soccer -- World Cup and Olympics. He is also the first to have failed to win a world title while in charge of ... Read the whole story
[AUDIO/TRANSCRIPTS] U.S. President Sunil Gulati fielded myriad questions regarding the future of the women's national team program in Monday's press conference announcing the dismissal of Coach Greg Ryan, including queries on the status of goalkeeper Hope Solo, criteria for the new hire and the importance of hiring a female coach. Read the whole story
[MARQUEE MATCHUP] Rangers and Barcelona play for the Group E lead when they meet Tuesday in the Champions League at Ibrox. Both teams won their first two games in group play, but they had contrasting fortunes over the weekend. Read the whole story
[VIDEO] Houston is awaiting word from the league office regarding its appeal of the nine-game suspension meted out to midfielder Ricardo Clark for kicking Carlos Ruiz as he lay on the ground in a Sept. 30 match. Commissioner Don Garber reviewed numerous incidents, including the six-game suspensions handed out to ... Read the whole story
The Rangers-Barcelona game will be one of four UEFA Champions League games on Tuesday to be broadcast live on U.S. television. For complete listings ... Read the whole story
The Golden Ball ("Ballon d'Or"), which has been awarded to the European Player of the Year since 1956, has gone global. For the first time, the Golden Ball will awarded without regard to the country in which a player is playing. This year's list of nominees includes four players competing ... Read the whole story
The 50 finalists for the 2007 Golden Ball play in 10 different leagues, including for the first time Major League Soccer. Here's the list from Abidal to Villa ... Read the whole story


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"We will go out and fly some airplanes or race some cars or something like that. I'll talk to Victoria and see if she's all right with that. But we'll have some fun." -- Actor Tom Cruise on how he'll help his buddy David Beckham get over his disappointing first season with the Los Angeles Galaxy. (Press Association) ...More


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