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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Feb. 8, 2008
Mike Woitalla reports from Houston Of the more than 40 national team games played across the world on Wednesday, only England's game at Wembley drew a larger crowd than the USA's 2-2 tie with Mexico in Houston, where a sellout crowd of 70,103 set a U.S. national team record for ... Read the whole story
[MLS TEAM PREVIEWS] Roster returnees from last year? Bring 'em all. Draft picks, ditto. Mini-camp survivors? Book 'em, flights to Southern California that is. Three dozen players are going through the regimens of Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio at Home Depot Center, and by next week he'll have ... Read the whole story
[MLS] A stadium delay in San Jose, a revamping of its scheduling format, and the usual issues of conflicts and TV considerations forced MLS to push back the release of its 2008 schedule until Thursday. Read the whole story
Major League Soccer's national networks -- ESPN2/ESPN Deportes and ABC, Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Sports en Espanol, HDNet and TeleFutura -- will combine to broadcast 113 games. Each of the 14 clubs will play 30 regular-season games over 31 weeks. The 2008 season kicks off March 29, and regular season ends ... Read the whole story
[CANADA] Canada's national team program took another knock when 20-year-old Jonathan De Guzman, considered one of international soccer's hottest prospects, decided to play for the Netherlands instead of Canada, for which his older brother, Julian, is a key player. Read the whole story
[TV WATCH] France's Ligue 1 has many structural weaknesses that make the French domestic game lag behind that of other major European countries. Despite its weaknesses, the French league (LFP) will earn almost $1 billion a year in television revenue. Driving the big money offered in bidding that concluded this ... Read the whole story
[AFRICAN NATIONS CUP] In only his second international match, former Colorado Rapids midfielder Alain Nkong became an instant national hero when his second-half goal gave Cameroon a 1-0 win over host Ghana in the semifinals of the African Nations Cup on Thursday. Egypt completed a day of upsets when the ... Read the whole story
Miami's Varela High School remained No. 1 in the NSCAA/adidas High School Winter Rankings for boys, while Florida's American Heritage (30-0-0) remained No. 1 in the girls rankings. For the boys and girls rankings ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"The coach told me at halftime that I had to warm up because he was planning to make me play. I am very satisfied with the goal. It is the most important in my career." -- Former Colorado Rapids player Alain Nkong, who burst past the Ghana defense and latched on to Samuel Eto'o's pass to score the winning goal in Cameroon's 1-0 upset victory over host Ghana in the semifinals of the African Nations Cup. Nkong, who has had spells in Spain, Uruguay, Portugal, the United States and now Mexico (with Atlante), had never played for the Lions before ...More


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