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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007
The MLS 2007 regular-season attendance average of 16,770 is the highest since the inaugural season of 1996, when attendance averaged 17,406. The 2007 season also marked the first time attendance average broke the 16,000-mark since the inaugural season. And for the first time in MLS history, three teams averaged more ... Read the whole story
2007 MLS regular-season games averaged 2.66 goals, compared to 2.62 in 2006. But the 2007 season was the third lowest-scoring year in the league's 12-year history. MLS averaged more than three goals per game in six of its first seven seasons but hasn't hit the 3.0 mark since 2002. For ... Read the whole story
Chuck Blazer, the only American on FIFA's executive committee, says it's disappointing that FIFA has dropped the rotation policy for determining the host of the World Cup, thus preventing a CONCACAF nation from automatically hosting the 2018 World Cup. The USA would have had to outbid Mexico and Canada, but ... Read the whole story
Referee Danny McDermid has been charged by the English FA "with using abusive and/or insulting words" toward Leeds United coach Dennis Wise, who claimed that McDermid told him to "f*** off" after Wise cursed at McDermid, who ejected Wise at halftime of a 1-1 tie with Gillingham. McDermid has until ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Californian Ramiro Corrales, who played nine seasons in MLS and won two titles with San Jose, helped Brann win its first Norwegian title in 44 years. Brann clinched the 2007 championship by taking a nine-point lead with one game to play and qualifies for the UEFA Champions League, ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO] Toronto may have finished with the worst MLS 2007 record while scoring the fewest goals, but its striker Danny Dichio has three goals among the 34 that are in the running for 2007 Sierra Mist Goal of the Year. Voting to pare the nominees down to five finalists concludes ... Read the whole story


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"Here in the United States, more kids than in any other country in the world are playing soccer. In my opinion, they play soccer because of the freedom of the game, because they feel freedom to be creative on the field. They can express themselves on the field and freedom is something the kids love. We have to take advantage of that, and guide them to use that freedom in the best way." -- New U.S. U-17 national team coach Wilmer Cabrera. ...More


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