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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, July 25, 2008
Disadvantaged by a lack of conditioning, West Ham United knew keeping pace with an in-season MLS All-Star squad would prove difficult. Yet flair and focus, as much as fitness, propelled the All-Stars past West Ham, 3-2, at a sold-out BMO Field Thursday. They pushed the pace early in the match ... Read the whole story
The packed house of 20,844 at BMO Field for the MLS All-Star Game caused some consternation before kickoff when large sections booed and whistled during the U.S. national anthem. The fans wanted to hear the Canadian national anthem -- just as they wanted to see their Canadian players. They were ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Monaco finalized the loan deal that brings American Freddy Adu from Benfica to the French league. Jerome de Bontin, Monaco's French-American president, said Thursday that the club has an option to buy Adu for 5 million euros ($8 million), and he was on the lookout to sign another ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Houston and San Jose are sharing more than history in this expansion season of the Quakes, who were reincarnated this season after leaving the Bay Area two and a half years ago. Read the whole story
[TRANSFER TALK] Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari appears to be headed to Italian champion Inter Milan in a move that effectively puts an end to talk of England midfielder Frank Lampard rejoining his former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, at Inter. Read the whole story
[YOUTH] The USA qualified for the 2008 Under-17 Girls World Cup in New Zealand, but it wasn't easy. After cruising to three wins by a margin of 24-1 in group play, it needed a stoppage time goal by defender Crystal Dunn, to defeat Mexico, 1-0, in the semifinals at Marvin ... Read the whole story
[NATIONAL CHAMPIONS-BOYS] The Kansas City Wizards Juniors moved into Sunday's final of the McGuire Cup with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Nike Rush, their second win in two days in the U-19 boys group at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in North Little Rock, Ark. For more on ... Read the whole story
[NATIONAL CHAMPIONS-GIRLS] Sting Dallas, made up of players from last year's runner-up from the Dallas Texans Red, won its second game in the U-18 girls group at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in North Little Rock, Ark., with a 2-0 win over FC Delco Fury on Thursday. For more ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"As long as he doesn't do that against the Galaxy, it's good. Everybody knows his quality. We as players know his quality and try to play to his strengths and tonight we were able to connect, not just me and him, all the players all over the field." -- David Beckham on Cuauhtemoc Blanco, MVP of the MLS All-Star Game with a goal and an assist in the 3-2 win over West Ham United. ...More


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