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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Goalkeeping didn't cost the USA the championship at last year's Women's World Cup, but it sure caused quite a storm, one that head coach Pia Sundhage has already addressed in naming her 18-player squad for the Olympic Games women's soccer tournament this summer. The absence of Briana Scurry will briefly ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra has signed with French First Division club Rennes. The defender underwent a physical Tuesday and inked a three-year contract. Bocanegra, whose pro career started with the Chicago Fire in 2000, leaves English Premier League club Fulham, for which he played 116 EPL ... Read the whole story
Rapids head coach Fernando Clavijo isn't concerned with the departure from his staff of assistant coach John Murphy, who had worked with him together not only in Colorado but during Clavijo's prior tenure with the New England Revolution. He is worried, however, about his team squandering scoring chances. Read the whole story
[TRANSFER TALK] According to his own website, Samir Nasri, often called the next Zidane, completed the switch from French team Marseille to Arsenal of the English Premier League. The young French international, who made two substitute appearances during France's Euro 2008 campaign, announced the move Monday, claiming he signed a ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Gun-point robberies are no rarity in Sao Paulo, whose crime situation is deemed "critical" by the Overseas Security Advisory and a majority of residents say they don't feel safe when walking the streets. Even O Rei Pele - three-time world champion and an officially declared national treasure ... Read the whole story
[REF WATCH/EURO 2008] After English referee Howard Webb's stoppage time penalty-kick call against Poland yielded death threats blamed on a provocative statement from Poland's Prime Minister, some Polish fans responded more civilly. They've started a drive to grant Webb Polish citizenship, which would disqualify him from ever reffing a Poland ... Read the whole story
Tuesday's semifinal pairings at the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships in Rockford, Ill., include an U-19 showdown between youth teams representing MLS clubs Chicago and Kansas City. Scott Gallagher leads all boys clubs with five teams in the semifinals. On the girls side, Eclipse Select, the No. 1 team ... Read the whole story
Action continued Monday at the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships in Raleigh and Wilson, N.C., where quarterfinals took place in 10 divisions. Three boys teams and two girls teams from the local CASL program moved into the semifinals. Three boys teams and two girls teams from Dallas Texans Red ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I am empty and tired. I need some time off, must recharge the batteries. Chapter closed, mission accomplished." -- Austria coach Josef Hickersberger quit as Austria coach with six months left on his contract after accomplishing a first-round exit as host of Euro 2008. (BBC) ...More


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