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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, May 1, 2008
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham was the world's best paid soccer player in 2007, according to Forbes, which reported his income as $49 million. Of that, $12 million came from his Real Madrid and Galaxy salaries, and $37 million was from image rights, including a portion of the proceeds ... Read the whole story
Turnarounds in Toronto and Columbus, optimism in Salt Lake City, (more) turmoil between Chicago and New York, confusion in Houston, and a slam-bang SuperClasico at Home Depot Center marked the first month of MLS play. Here's Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney's Best XI for those first five weekends of play, including ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Didier Drogba, derided by Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez before the game for diving, got the better of the Reds, scoring two goals and leading Chelsea to a 3-2 victory Wednesday that moved the Blues into the final of the UEFA Champions League against Manchester United on May ... Read the whole story
Bill Goaziou, U.S. Soccer's treasurer during its period of rapid growth since the 1994 World Cup, passed away Wednesday, at the age of 68 after battling emphysema. Goaziou first took office in 1994 and was re-elected three times as teasurer in 1998, 2000 and 2004, making him one of the ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP] Mexico's Pachuca successfully defended its Concacaf Champions Cup title with a 2-1 home win over Costa Rica's Saprissa for a 3-2 aggregate victory. Pachuca's Jose Francisco Torres, a 20-year-old Texas product,didn't see action in the second-leg of the final on Wednesday, but started and played 62 minutes ... Read the whole story
[U.S. OPEN CUP] Real Salt Lake won its "play-in" against San Jose, 4-0, with a pair of goals by Kyle Beckerman and one apiece from Yura Movsisyan and Andy Williams. Salt Lake faces Columbus May 27 and the winner of that game faces the Chicago Fire for a spot in ... Read the whole story
Toronto FC is no longer MLS's worst thanks to the arrival of Amado Guevara, who faces his former club when TFC hosts New York Thursday (live on ESPN2, 7 pm ET). Guevara, who played in New York in 2003-2006 and ranks third on the club's all-time list in goals-scored with ... Read the whole story
[YOUTH] The U.S. U-17 girls national team will continue preparations for CONCACAF qualifying for the first U-17 Women's World Cup with a week-long training camp beginning Thursday in Sunrise, Fla. For the U-17 girls roster ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Shut up! You keep quiet and get on with the game. Die!" -- What Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura said to Oita Trinita defender Taikai Uemoto during a J-League game, according to several players. The Japan Football Association is investigating. (Reuters) ...More


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