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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Aug. 18, 2008
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Toronto FC's 22-year-old midfielder Maurice Edu, a Southern California product who played in the central defense for the USA at this summer's Olympic Games, is reportedly headed to Scottish club Glasgow Rangers on a $5 million transfer. Read the whole story
[MLS NAMES & NUMBERS] The league's worst team on points upset MLS's top club when previously goal-shy San Jose exploded for four against New England. New York's resurgence looks real. A fourth player hit the century mark in MLS goals. Defending champ Houston fired on all cylinders to take first ... Read the whole story
[OLYMPICS] Americans fans disappointed by the exit of their men's team can take some solace in the quarterfinal accomplishments of Nigeria and the Netherlands, which finished ahead of the U.S. in Group B. Nigeria set up a semifinal meeting with Belgium by beating Ivory Coast, 2-0, and the Dutch stubbornly ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] DaMarcus Beasley, who missed most of the preseason with a hamstring injury, was a 62nd minute sub in Glasgow Rangers 2-0 win over Hearts and has been added to the USA's roster for Wednesday's World Cup qualifying game at Guatemala. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS IN GERMANY] Neven Subotic, a former U.S. U-17 national team player, scored the winning goal in his debut for German First Division club Borussia Dortmund in its 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen on the opening day of the 2008-09 Bundesliga season. Subotic, 19, joined Dortmund in the offseason from ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS IN ENGLAND] Goalkeeper Brad Friedel celebrated a 4-2 win with his new club, Aston Villa, over Manchester City in which Gabriel Agbonlahor hit a hat trick. Keeper Tim Howard fell with Everton. Fulham lost, 2-1, to EPL newcomer Hull as Clint Dempsey played the final nine minutes while Eddie ... Read the whole story
The San Jose Earthquakes, averaging less than a goal per game, exploded with a 4-0 win over New England, which entered the game as the league leader in points but gave up first place in the East with the loss, combined with Columbus's win over Dallas. For MLS game summaries, ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Well, we're not at a stage anymore where there are moral victories in tournaments like this. We're well past that. And so I think what's really frustrating when I look at it is we didn't lose to superior teams necessarily." -- U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati on the U.S. men's Olympic team's first-round exit, after which Coach Peter Nowak said, "For me, they won a gold medal in this game [2-1 loss to Nigeria]." (SI.com) ...More


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