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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, April 10, 2008
[OLYMPICS] A 3-0 win over Costa Rica in the semifinals of the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament sends the U.S. women's national team to the Summer Games in China, where it will defend its gold medal title of 2004. After the Ticas stifled the USA in the first half, Natasha Kai ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP] Houston didn't have the horses. D.C. United didn't have the archers. Both MLS teams, for the second straight year, fell in the semifinal round. In second legs played Wednesday night, Saparissa beat the shorthanded Dynamo, 3-0, in its home leg to win the series, 3-0, on aggregate; ... Read the whole story
Much that is good and bad about the MLS player-distribution system is personified in the return of Amado Guevara, who has left Honduran club Montagua, has been acquired by MLS, and was traded by his previous club, Chivas USA, to Toronto FC, for which he refused to play last year. ... Read the whole story
[MLS] New England became the first team to win on the road this season when it downed Kansas City, 3-1. The first Revs' goal came on an own goal by Jack Jewsbury, who deflected a teammate's header into the net. Jewsbury made amends by scoring from the penalty spot at ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Marc de Grandpre, who, despite having no soccer experience, became Managing Director of the New York Red Bulls when the energy drink brought the franchise in 2006, has resigned. De Grandpre's tenure was marked by the release of Coach Bruce Arena, who was at the helm for less than ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] A goal by 24-year-old Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast gave Barcelona a 1-0 home win over Schalke 04 for a 2-0 quarterfinal win on aggregate to reach the semifinals, where Barca will meet Manchester United. It was a sorely needed win for Barcelona, whose La Liga ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Having won the first leg, 2-0, Manchester United rested Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney and still came away with a 1-0 win over Roma to advance to the semifinals and set a Champions League record with its 11th straight home win. Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] The German federation (DFB) bans uniform advertising below the belt, but a regional court ruled in favor of lower division team Arminia Hannover, which wishes to sell space on its players' behinds. The club has been challenging DFB's pants ad ban for four years. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"The first goal was to qualify for the Olympics and then do great in the Olympics, but another very important goal is to change the attacking style a little bit, which we have done. Of course, it's a fine line keeping possession and being boring and keeping possession and penetrating at the right time, but the second half was pretty good today." -- U.S. women's coach Pia Sundhage after her team recovered from a scoreless first half to beat Costa Rica, 3-0, to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games. ...More


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