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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, March 14, 2008
There isn't a less impressive winning scoreline in soccer than a 1-0 victory courtesy of a penalty kick and not much about the match other than the result was sparkling as the USA beat Panama at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Thursday in front of a few thousand fans. But ... Read the whole story
[USA-PANAMA GRADES] Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the U.S. U-23 players in their 1-0 win over Panama in Olympic qualifying on Thursday. Read the whole story
[OLYMPIC QUALIFYING] Cuba's shrinking under-23 national team was down to 10 eligible players by kickoff time Thursday night in Tampa, but its game against Honduras went ahead. Incredibly, the shorthanded Cubans held off Honduras for 68 minutes before goals from Marvin Sanchez and Hendry Thomas gave the Catrachos a 2-0 ... Read the whole story
The USA will have to beat Honduras on Saturday if it is to win Group B and (probably) avoid another semifinal match against Mexico with an Olympic berth on the line. Mexico will play Guatemala on Friday and Haiti on Sunday at the Home Depot Center. For the entire qualifying ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] Memo to teams planning a visit to the North America this summer: Hurry up. The schedule is filling rapidly. Dates for the second SuperLiga tournament were announced Thursday, adding 15 matches to the days between July 12 and Aug. 5 and possibly causing conflicts yet to be foreseen, since ... Read the whole story
[CYPRUS CUP] The U.S. under-20 women's national team finished second at the Cyprus Cup, losing to Canada's senior national team, 3-2, in Wednesday's final. Read the whole story
Portugal's Sporting Lisbon and Germany's Werder Bremen clinched the last two berths in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup. For all the results and goal scorers ... Read the whole story
The English Premier League is back in full swing this weekend with eight games televised. They include Arsenal-Middlesbrough on Saturday and Derby County-Manchester United on Sunday. In Italy, Roma needs to beat AC Milan to stay with striking distance of leader Inter Milan. Spanish leaders Real Madrid and Barcelona are ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"After the defection of the first five players, the morale of the team was low. I was thinking of leaving after the tournament but given the situation I preferred to bring forward my departure." -- Yendry Diaz, explaining why he and Cuban under-23 national teammate Eder Roldan defected 24 hours after five other players left the team participating in Concacaf Olympic qualifying in Tampa. The defections left the Cubans with 10 available players for Thursday's match against Honduras, which they lost, 2-0. (AFP) ...More


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