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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, May 30, 2008
Who says draws are dull? For the second straight night, conference rivals served up entertaining four-goal fare. Following Houston's last-gasp equalizer that earned it a 2-2 tie in Dallas on Wednesday, D.C. United jumped out to a 2-0 lead at Gillette Stadium Thursday but the Revs (6-3-2, 20 points) battled ... Read the whole story
[EURO '08 COUNTDOWN] The Netherlands' defensive deficiencies were exposed on Thursday when the Oranje had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Denmark Thursday in a friendly played in Eindhoven ... Recalled strikers Alessandro Del Piero and Antonio Cassano could get starts in Italy's three-player attack when Italy faces Belgium ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] The Czech soccer federation apologized and two of its officials have taken the fall after the Czechs, while hosting Lithuania, played the national anthem of Latvia before the game and hung the Lithuanian national flag upside down. Read the whole story
[ITALY] For weeks now, reports out of Italy have circulated that "the Special One," Jose Mourinho, was poised to take over as coach of three-time Italian champion Inter Milan, and speculation intensified following the confirmation that Coach Roberto Mancini had been sacked on Thursday. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Santos, with 21-year-old New Mexican product Edgar Castillo, won the first leg of the Mexico's Clausura championship final, 2-1, at Cruz Azul. Santos, for which Castillo played the full 90 at left back, hosts the second leg Sunday (6 pm ET, live on Azteca America). Read the whole story
West leader Los Angeles travels to Toronto FC, whose six-game undefeated streak ended last Saturday against D.C. United. ... New York, hoping to shake off last Sunday's 5-1 loss to Chicago, travels to Houston, which tied FC Dallas, 2-2 on Wednesday. ... San Jose has a chance to get out ... Read the whole story
[LIBERTADORES CUP] Juan Roman Riquelme scored twice as defending champion Boca Juniors tied Brazil's Fluminense in the first leg of their Libertadores Cup semifinal game in Buenos Aires. In the other semifinal, Mexico's America tied Liga de Quito, 1-1, in Mexico City. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"The images from South Africa were horrible. They're putting an enormous strain on the soccer World Cup. ... If the scenes repeat themselves, FIFA will rethink its decision in favor of South Africa and, if necessary, pull the plug." -- Willi Lemke, the United Nations' Special Advisor on Sport, who said he hoped recent attacks against foreigners in South Africa -- in which 56 people died and up to 100,000 were displaced -- were a lone outbreak of violence. (Reuters) ...More


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