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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Aug. 11, 2008
[RECAP] The USA was denied of one of its greatest victories in Olympic men's soccer history when a stoppage-time goal by Gerald Sibon spared the European U-21 champion Netherlands the embarrassment of losing to the Americans. Sunday's 2-2 tie left the Americans in first place, ahead of Nigeria on total ... Read the whole story
[MY VIEW] You have to respect Foppe De Haan for his honesty. The Dutch coach, who before his team's game against the USA dismissed the Americans as an ordinary team, admitted afterward that he didn't have a "real team." As surprising as the U.S. effort was after four straight pre-Olympic ... Read the whole story
[RECAP] The days of the USA's total dominance in women's soccer are over. In its second game at the Olympics, the USA eked out a 1-0 victory over Japan -- a scenario that would have been heretofore unimaginable. But after the 2-0 loss to Norway in its opening game, the ... Read the whole story
[MLS NAMES & NUMBERS/VIDEO] The New York Red Bulls came alive and thumped D.C. United as Juan Pablo Angel struck twice. Taylor Twellman announced his return to form in his injury-plagued season but Chicago kept up its dominance over the Revs. Colorado fell at home while Kansas City held off ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Oguchi Onyewu and Carlos Bocanegra, the first-choice central defenders on the U.S. national team, had contrasting fortunes with their European clubs. Onyewu scored two goals within 15 minutes and almost had a third as Standard Liege won the Belgian Super Cup with a 3-1 victory over Anderlecht. Bocanegra ... Read the whole story
[PDL] The Thunder Bay Chill completed one of the greatest turnarounds in the history of the Premier Development League when it won the 2008 title with a shootout victory Saturday over the defending champion Laredo Heat in the final before 3,451 fans at Texas A&M; International University. In the process, ... Read the whole story
New York and New England drew the biggest crowds of the weekend. For MLS game summaries, scoring leaders and this week's TV schedule. ... Read the whole story
In what could be the last meeting between these Pacific Northwest rivals, the Seattle Sounders beat the Portland Timbers, 1-0, before 12,332 fans at Portland's PGE Park. The Sounders move to MLS in 2009. Portland intends to apply for one of the two MLS franchises that will be awarded for ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Mistakes. Very simple. We can't afford to make mistakes. We're going to get punished. It was a good example today. For me, very unprofessional mistakes. We are human; we make mistakes. But at this point, this far in the season, we can't keep making mistakes like that. ... We gave the game away, really." -- D.C. United Jaime Moreno after his team's 4-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. (Washington Post) ...More


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