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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 8, 2008
[SUPERLIGA] Maybe the second year of SuperLiga didn't quite match the first edition, which ended when Pachuca edged the Galaxy on penalties at a raucous Home Depot Center, but a few MLS participants are certainly in favor of seeing a third version, at least Read the whole story
[MY VIEW] The U.S. performance in its 1-0 victory over Japan Thursday wasn't so convincing that one doesn't think Peter Nowak's boys will be hard-pressed to get a result when they return to action in Tianjin on Sunday against the European U-21 champion Netherlands, but a few players stood out ... Read the whole story
[RECAP] With a spirited effort, the U.S. Olympic men's team beat Japan, 1-0, Thursday in Tianjin, and thanks to good fortune landed in first place in Group B. Read the whole story
MEMBERSHIP ALERT: Special editions with U.S. Olympic soccer coverage will appear Saturday and Sunday, so look for our coverage this weekend. For fans not wishing to read our coverage until after they have watched the game, the subject line of these e-letters will begin "Special Olympic Edition." Read the whole story
With the start of other Olympic sports, coverage of the USA-Japan women's game on Saturday and USA-Netherlands men's game on Sunday moves to USA Network as part of its multiprocessor Olympic coverage. Complete soccer coverage will be available on the NBC Olympic Soccer Channel and online at nbcolympics.com. Check with ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] The French season begins Saturday with two American internationals new to Ligue 1. While Rennes is counting up Carlos Bocanegra to help on its backline, Freddy Adu is sure to be welcomed at Monaco when he returns from the Olympics in China. Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Uli Hoeness, general manager of German power Bayern Munich, lashed out at Chelsea owner and Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich when asked by German Web site Spox.com about what bothers him: "I'm angered when once a week I fill up my gas tank. This oil mafia pulls the ... Read the whole story
Toronto FC, winless in its last six games, travels to Colorado, which has won once in its last eight outings. ... New England hosts Chicago, which beat the Revs in their first two meetings by a by a combined score of 7-0. ... Chivas USA and Kansas City clash for ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Agents are nasty scum. They're evil and divisive and pointless. They only survive because the rest of the sport is so corrupt and because leading football club people employ their sons in the job. In my opinion, no owner in their right mind would willingly invite an average agent into his academy, any more than a brothel owner would let a syphilitic nutter into his whorehouse." -- Simon Jordan, chairman of English second tier club Crystal Palace. But what does he really think? (eurosport-yahoo) ...More


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