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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, March 6, 2008
[WINNERS & LOSERS] A day after defending champion AC Milan went out at home, nine-time champion Real Madrid was upset by Roma, 2-1, to fall in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League for the fourth straight year. Chelsea made it 3-for-3 for English clubs when it disposed ... Read the whole story
Nowhere, it seems, can MLS teams in preseason training escape the specter of bad fields. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney explains. Read the whole story
[MLS] It's preseason, yes, but what's going on with the Houston defense? Gamba Osaka lit up the Dynamo with a 6-1 thumping in the Pan Pacific Championship final a week and a half ago; on Wednesday, the first day of play in the Texas Pro Soccer Festival, Houston conceded three ... Read the whole story
[U.S. SOCCER] The U.S. men's national team, which is already scheduled to play Spain June 4, is close to finalizing friendlies against England at Wembley May 28 and Argentina June 8 at Giants Stadium. Read the whole story
[ALGARVE CUP] The U.S. women's national team handed China the worst defeat in their storied rivalry when it opened play at the Algarve Cup with a 4-0 victory Wednesday in Albufeira, Portugal. Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Controversy has surrounded plans to erect a 12-foot tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the British city of Leicester after a "No Gandhi" campaign was launched by residents who prefer a statue of former England forward Gary Lineker. Now a TV soccer commentator, Lineker began his career ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Former Kansas City Wizards reserve keeper Chris Konopka signed with Bohemians of the eircom League, Ireland's top flight that plays a spring-fall season. For all the winter overseas transfers involving Americans ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I don't believe any decision will be made on the basis of one game. He may not have had full control of the game but I haven't heard any complaints about specific decisions." -- Japanese soccer federation official Hideto Teshima says there won't be repercussions after referee Masaaki Iemoto's performance in the J-League opener between Kashima Antlers and Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Iemoto allowed Hiroshima to retake two missed penalty kicks, showed three red cards and 11 yellow cards, and disallowed two Kashima goals in the Hiroshima win. (Reuters) ...More


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