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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The USA begins its quest to qualify for the 2010 World Cup June 15 against a team ranked 117th in the FIFA World Rankings. Today, the USA faces No. 4-ranked Spain. A poor showing in Santander won't set off any alarm bells regarding the USA's qualifying chances, but an impressive ... Read the whole story
[EURO '08 COUNTDOWN] In its final tuneup before its Euro '08 opener against Romania on Monday, France defeated Colombia, 1-0, on Franck Ribery's penalty kick in the 24th minute. Thierry Henry, who was taken down in the penalty area for the deciding penalty, celebrated his 100th cap for France. Read the whole story
[MEXICO] Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson, whose last stint as a national team coach was at the England helm in 2001-06, has been named Mexico coach. Eriksson, who replaces Hugo Sanchez, coached Manchester City during the 2007-08 season. Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Thomas Schaefer-Elmayer, known as the etiquette guru of Austria, which is co-hosting the European Championship, has offered "rules" of how to behave during Euro 08. Schaefer-Elmayer, the director of the Elmayer dance school that prepares debutantes for the annual Viennese Opera Ball, says: Read the whole story
Houston was last year's champion. D.C. United, had the best regular-season record in 2007. But going into their Wednesday evening clash, each has only three wins from its first 11 games. For all of this week's MLS action on television, standings and leading scorers. ... Read the whole story
[EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES] Soccer America provides the latest on employment opportunities for soccer-related positions. They include college coaching opportunities, as well as opportunities in pro soccer, youth soccer, the soccer industry and television. Read the whole story
The U.S. under-17 girls national team continues preparations for next month's Concacaf Championship with a training camp that begins Friday in Jersey City, N.J. U.S. head coach Kazbek Tambi has called in 26 players for the camp, including three 1993s. For the complete roster ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I have to convince them [USA] not to bid. It is easier for me to convince America to wait until 2022 ... I have said to England that until America gets knocked out, that's where my vote will have to go." -- Jack Warner, FIFA vice president and Concacaf president, who wants to back England as host for the 2018 World Cup. FIFA president Sepp Blatter recently said he wants the 2018 and 2022 World Cup venues to be chosen in 2011. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati responded in a statement, "We are still in the process of reviewing a ...More


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