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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008
Mike Woitalla reports from Houston Mexico's El Tri failed for the 10th straight time to beat the USA on U.S. soil, but this time the dominating contingent of Mexican supporters in the Houston crowd of 70,103 wasn't left as disappointed as usual. Mexico twice rallied from a goal down to ... Read the whole story
[USA-MEXICO GRADES] Soccer America's Mike Woitalla grades the U.S. players' performance in their 2-2 draw on Wednesday. Read the whole story
[USA-MEXICO REACTION] Jozy Altidore, who scored the second U.S. goal, admitted he was surprised to get the start, but he said he was very excited. U.S. coach Bob Bradley was so confident in Altidore's "presence" that the 18-year-old striker went 90 minutes in his first U.S. start. For the reaction ... Read the whole story
[MLS TEAM PREVIEWS] With its front line shored up by trading for Alecko Eskandarian and Atiba Harris, another experienced defender on board in Jim Curtin and Brad Guzan back in the fold after an aborted transfer to Aston Villa, Chivas USA is looking pretty good as preseason gets underway. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP QUALIFYING-CONCACAF] Potential U.S. World Cup opponents Dominica and Barbados played to a 1-1 tie in the first leg of their first-round CONCACAF series on Wednesday in Roseau. San Jose Earthquakes forward Gavin Glinton scored what proved to be the winning goal to lead the tiny Turks & Caicaos ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP QUALIFYING-ASIA] Reigning Asian champion Iraq's World Cup 2010 campaign got off to a disappointing start when it was held to a 1-1 tie with China in its opening group game played Wednesday in Dubai. For all the Asian qualifying news ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] South Korea indicted 92 current and former soccer players -- including 15 K-League professionals -- who are accused of dodging military service by intentionally dislocating their shoulders to receive medical exemptions. Read the whole story
England won its first game under new coach Fabio Capello with a 2-1 victory over Switzerland Wednesday at Wembley. In matches involving Euro '08 finalists, Italy was impressive in a 3-1 win over Portugal. A late goal gave Spain a 1-0 win over France. Germany and the Netherlands rolled to ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"This is a moral victory." -- Mexican defender Jonny Magallon, whose goals twice brought El Tri back from one-goal deficits and sealed a 2-2 tie with the USA in Houston. Magallon's two goals were one more than Mexico had scored its previous nine games against the USA on U.S. soil (eight U.S. wins and one tie). ...More


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