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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Feb. 25, 2008
[PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP] An Aloha Stadium less than half-full seemed less than ideal for a rather remarkable final day of play of the inaugural Pan-Pacific Championship Saturday. Brazilian striker Bare embarrassed MLS champion Houston - which featured the league's stingiest defense last year -- by scoring four goals as Japanese ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND WATCH] Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger's initial reaction to the foul by Birmingham's Martin Taylor that inflicted multiple fractures on Arsenal forward Eduardo's leg was that Taylor should be banned for life. While others came to Taylor's defense -- claiming the cleats-up lunge was unintentional and that he did not ... Read the whole story
[EUROPEAN RACES] Last year it was Barcelona that blew a big lead, allowing to Real Madrid to overtake it and capture La Liga title. This year it's Real Madrid that's in danger of collapsing. On Sunday, Real Madrid lost to Madrid club Getafe, 1-0, at home, reducing its lead over ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS IN ENGLAND] Reading, Fulham and Derby, which have a total of eight Americans in their rosters, occupy the three spots in the English Premier League's relegation zone. The debut of striker Eddie Johnson on Saturday, when he replaced compatriot Clint Dempsey in the 76th minute, couldn't prevent Fulham's 1-0 ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS IN EUROPE] Defender Steve Cherundolo's unlucky own goal contributed to Hannover 96's 2-1 loss to relegation threatened VfL Bochum in Germany. In the Netherlands, Michael Bradley's team, Heerenveen fell 3-2 to Nijmegen and slipped to sixth place. In Belgium, Standard Liege with Oguchi Onyewu, slipped out of first place. Read the whole story
[BUSINESS] After almost 40 years, the French national team will be leaving adidas for Nike. The value of the deal to supply French soccer federation teams with Nike apparel is more than four times the current adidas deal and is believed to be more than three times the value of ... Read the whole story
[MLS WATCH] Midfielder Christian Gomez got his first taste of the Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry since being traded to the Rapids by D.C. United; he played the last 30 minutes of a 2-2 tie in Lauderhill, Fla. on Friday. Read the whole story
[OBITUARY] Like fellow Haitian Joseph Gaetjens, Emmanuel Sanon scored a legendary goal in World Cup history. But unlike Gaetjens, whose goal gave the USA a 1-0 victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, the goal by Sanon, who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 Thursday at ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"All I remember is that when I fell, I looked down at my foot and it had turned the other way. The rest is just a blank. My concentration is on making as quick a recovery as possible. I am determined to overcome this injury." -- Arsenal's Brazilian forward Eduardo, whose leg was shattered by a foul committed by Birmingham's Martin Taylor. (BBC) ...More


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