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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, June 25, 2008
[EURO 2008] More than 2.5 million people with Turkish heritage live in Germany, prompting German leaders to turn Wednesday's semifinal (ESPN, 2:30 pm ET) into a German-Turkish Friendship Day. Two of Turkey's stars were born and raised in Germany. And Germany coach Joachim Loew had two stints in Turkey early ... Read the whole story
Distracted, perhaps, by the spectacular show that is Euro 2008 and the required, if rudimentary, U.S. World Cup qualifiers against Barbados, little notice has been paid to the fact that season 13 of MLS is nearly halfway done. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney examines the chances of teams rebuilding in midseason ... Read the whole story
[U.S. OPEN CUP] The defending USL First Division champion Seattle Sounders moved into the third round of the U.S. Open Cup with a 6-0 win over Hollywood United. The only USL-2 teams still alive are the Richmond Kickers and Cleveland City Stars. For all Tuesday's results and goal scorers ... Read the whole story
[TRANSFER TALK] Andrei Arshavin is the emerging star of Euro 2008. The 27-year-old Russian has spent his entire career at his hometown club, Zenit St. Petersburg, which won the 2008 UEFA Cup, but he's recently made clear his desire to move abroad for his club soccer. Read the whole story
[REF WATCH/VIDEO] A 28-year-old soccer player attacked a referee after being sent off last Thursday night in a Delaware adult league match. The ref had just dismissed Rannord Jones when the player grabbed the referee and bit him on the chin, causing deep lacerations. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2010] In a country where 89 percent of the labor force is foreign, it's little surprise that Qatar's national team, which has advanced to the final round of Asia qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, is a collection of imports. Read the whole story
Ecuador's LDU Quito hosts Brazil's Fluminense in first-leg of the Copa Libertadores final on Wednesday (Fox Sports en Espanol, 8:30 pm ET). LDU Quito aims to become the first Ecuadorian club to lift the title. Fluminenses, in the final for the first time, would become the 14th Brazil club to ... Read the whole story
MLS clubs Kansas City, Chicago and Columbus (its Grand Rapids affiliate) all had youth teams advance to the boys finals at the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships in Rockford, Ill. Minnesota boarding school Shattuck-St. Mary had its U-18 boys won its semifinal match on Tuesday. On the girls side, ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"He could come on toward the end as a substitute, as the last man in defense, or as a center forward." -- Turkey coach Fatih Terim jokes that he might use goalkeeper Tolga Zengin as a field player in Wednesday's Euro 2008 semifinal against Germany because Turkey has lost nine players to injuries and suspensions and is down to 14 men. Among those missing with injuries are captain Nihat Kahveci, who scored twice in the 3-2 comeback win over the Czech Republic. (The Times) ...More


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