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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, May 6, 2008
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Michael Bradley's stellar season in the Dutch Eredivisie ended on a sour note when the 20-year-old Heerenveen midfielder was ejected in the 39th minute of a 3-1 loss to Ajax Amsterdam in a playoff for a spot in next season's UEFA Champions League. Bradley, who led the team ... Read the whole story
The most recognized and most successful team in Major League Soccer has joined the ranks of the sponsored jersey. Commissioner Don Garber is in Washington, D.C., Tuesday for the formal announcement of a front-jersey sponsorship deal for D.C. United. Volkswagen will pay United between $3.1 million and $3.7 million per ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] Chelsea stayed in the England Premier League race when it won, 2-0, at Newcastle United on Monday thanks to second-half goals by Michael Ballack and Florent Malouda. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] The Mexican Clausura 08 postseason kicks off this Wednesday with first-leg repechaje (play-in) games for quarterfinal spots. San Luis, for which U.S. U-23 defender Michael Orozco started 11 of 17 regular season games, faces Pachuca, for which Texan Jose Francisco Torres played eight games. Earning spots straight into ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Attacker Clint Dempsey, who joined EPL club Fulham in January of 2006, has signed a two-year contract extension with Fulham through 2010. The 25-year-old started 28 league games, made seven appearances off the bench this season and leads the team with six goals. Fulham climbed out of the ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] American defender Eric Lichaj started for Aston Villa in its 2-0 win over Manchester City Saturday at Birmingham's Villa Park in the 2008 Premier Academy League final. Lichaj, a product of the U.S. under-17 residency program, joined Villa last summer after missing his freshman year at North Carolina ... Read the whole story
[U.S. SOCCER] More than 40,000 tickets have already been sold for the U.S. national team's June 8 friendly against Argentina at Giants Stadium, which has a capacity of 80,242. It will be the USA's third home game of 2008, following a 2-0 win over Sweden in Carson, Calif., that drew ... Read the whole story
[EURO COUNTDOWN] Slaven Bilic, who extended on Monday his contract as Croatia coach through 2010, named a 23-player squad for Euro 2008 that included a pair of 20-year-olds, Nikola Kalinic and Ivan Rakitic, and 22-year-old Luka Modric, who is headed to English club Tottenham next season. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I was told in no uncertain terms by American football coaches and baseball coaches that I would amount to absolutely nothing if I stuck to playing soccer. You're an idiot for doing it. Now I get to go back and say 'Hey look, it worked out!'" -- American goalkeeper Brad Friedel, whose professional career of a decade and a half has been spent mostly in the English Premier League. (SkySports) ...More


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