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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, April 17, 2008
To say the least, the first three weeks of the 2008 MLS season have not gone as the two-time defending champion Houston Dynamo would have liked. It was dumped from the Concacaf Champions Cup by Costa Rica's Saprissa. It's winless in its first three games of the 2008 MLS season ... Read the whole story
[MLS] The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee suspended Houston Dynamo defender Eddie Robinson three games and fined him $1,000 for an elbow to the head of Kansas City Wizards defender Tyson Wahl during the Dynamo's 0-0 tie at Kansas City on April 12. Read the whole story
San Jose Earthquakes fans who are anxiously awaiting word of a major signing to bolster the forward corps will have to wait a little longer. But the team, scoreless in its first two games, has made a move. According to a source with knowledge of the transaction, San Jose has ... Read the whole story
[YOUTH] The U.S. under-20 national team made up for an embarrassing 3-1 loss to the tiny Cape Verde Islands in their opening game with a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland on Wednesday at the Torneio Campos Verdes 2008 in Beja, Portugal. Read the whole story
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY] The fourth largest soccer crowd in Seattle history watched Mexico beat China, 1-0, Wednesday in a friendly game that marked Jesus Ramirez's debut as interim national team coach. Read the whole story
[SPAIN] Valencia won the Copa del Rey, the Spanish Cup, for the seventh time when it beat Getafe, 3-1, on Wednesday in Madrid to salvage its troubled season. Read the whole story
[FRANCE] Amateur club Carquefou's fairly tale run in the French Cup ended when the fifth division club lost to relegation-threatened Paris St. Germain, 1-0. Portuguese veteran Pauleta's 28th goal in 23 French Cup games earned PSG the win before a sellout crowd of 40,000 in Nantes. Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] New York contemporary artist Spencer Tunick is famous for photographing people in the nude -- thousands at a time -- and he plans on photographing 2,008 soccer fans inside Vienna Ernst Happel Stadium, site of the final of the 2008 European Championship Austria and Switzerland are co-hosting. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"The fact is, I think, that soccer doesn't fit the taste of the American sports fan, who likes a finite chance of success or failure on every play. It doesn't have the type of pacing, like a lot of scoring. There is continuous play without scoring and the game is not susceptible to commercial breaks. Americans like fast burst of action and scoring. I would suggest tinkering with soccer, but I know that's sacrosanct." -- Superagent Leigh Steinberg, suggesting that soccer's failure to make greater in-roads in the United States is due to its failure to achieve success as a ...More


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