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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Feb. 15, 2008
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Freddy Adu was a late sub, as has been the norm since he joined Benfica last summer, on Thursday in UEFA Cup play. But the 18-year-old, who saw much more playing time in MLS, says he's perfectly happy in Portugal. Soccer America's Mike Woitalla spoke with Adu while ... Read the whole story
[MLS TEAM PREVIEWS] Officially, San Jose added its 13th player yesterday with the announcement of Houston trading Ramiro Corrales to San Jose for allocation money. MLS had purchased Corrales' rights from Norwegian club SK Brann for a fee of "approximately $150,000," according to a source, and the Quakes paid about ... Read the whole story
Former Rapids defender Nat Borchers is coming back, if not home, to a part of the country not far from home. Real Salt Lake exercised an allocation to acquire Borchers, 26, who left MLS two seasons ago in a $365,000 transfer to Norwegian club Odd Grenland, which was relegated last ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Ask many big-time soccer players what is their most precious possession, and they will say their cell phone. Ask their coach what is their prime pet peeve, and he will say players using their cell phone. Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo was fined $16,000 for using his ... Read the whole story
Tottenham, Fiorentina and Hamburg all won on the road in the first leg of the their UEFA Cup round-of-32 series on Thursday. Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich had to settle for a 2-2 tie at Scotland's Aberdeen. For all the results and goal scorers ... Read the whole story
[YOUTH] The U.S. Under-20 women's national team won its second straight game at the Four Nations Tournament in La Serena, Chile, with a 2-1 win over Norway thanks to goals from the University of Portland's Keelin Winters and high school sensation Teresa Noyola. Read the whole story
International Weekend TV Schedule This weekend's marquee match is the Manchester United-Arsenal clash, a battle of EPL leaders in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The other big match pits Juventus against Roma in a battle of Italian giants. For all the weekend international action ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"This is abuse. The rich Premier League is trying to get richer and wants to expand the importance of that league. This does not take into consideration the fans of the clubs and it gives the impression that they just want to go on tour to make some money." -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter, stating his disapproval for an English Premier League proposal to hold a round of games on foreign soil. Blatter said the scheme, which would bring EPL games to U.S. cities, would be nixed by FIFA's executive committee. (Reuters) ...More


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