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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, June 5, 2008
On Wednesday in Spain, the USA matched the performances of 2006 World Cup champ Italy and runner-up France when they went to Spain earlier this year for friendly games. The USA lost, 1-0. The game extended Spain's undefeated streak to 16 games, but the Americans played an impressive first half ... Read the whole story
[SPAIN-USA GRADES] Soccer America's Mike Woitalla grades the U.S. players' performance in their 1-0 loss to Spain on Wednesday. Read the whole story
MLS is not disclosing the terms on 18-year-old forward Jozy Altidore's move from the New York Red Bulls to Spanish club Villarreal, but media reports from both sides of the Atlantic are reporting that the transfer fee may hit the $10 million mark. Read the whole story
Jozy Altidore joins one of Europe's hottest clubs in Spanish La Liga runner-up Villarreal, which beat out Barcelona for second place behind Real Madrid. With the guarantee of money from playing in the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League and the sale of 21-year-old Uruguayan defender Martin Caceres to Barcelona for a ... Read the whole story
May was a busy month for MLS teams, with all of them playing at least four matches, and it concluded with the 13th MLS season one-third completed. This facilitated the selection of several players, such as Revs forward Kheli Dube, who barely registered on the radar screen in the first ... Read the whole story
A head-to-head matchup of how well D.C. United and Houston have recovered from their early-season struggles will have to wait. They managed to play just 15 minutes Wednesday at RFK Stadium before heavy rain and lightning forced referee Ricardo Salazar to wave the teams off the field, which had been ... Read the whole story
[LIBERTADORES CUP] Brazil's Fluminense joined surprise LDU Quito of Ecuador in the final of the 2008 Libertadores Cup when it scored three times in the last 20 minutes to beat defending champion Boca Juniors of Argentina, 3-1, on Wednesday and win their semifinal series, 5-3. Read the whole story
Rookie defender Pat Phelan is on his way to New England as the Revs beef up their back line. Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"You have to feed the cow well to be able to get the milk. It's not like school kids staying at a hostel." -- German soccer federation (DFB) president Theo Zwanziger defending the $2.47 million price tag on the German national team's hotel costs during the European Championship. Zwanziger pointed out that national team success has generated the income that has inabled the DFB to distribute $162.4 million over the last three years to its grass-roots organizations. (AP) ...More

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