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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 22, 2008
[ANALYSIS] With Mia Hamm and the other golden girls in retirement and Abby Wambach injured, the U.S. women's national team didn't have any big-name stars at the 2008 Olympics, but Coach Pia Sundhage put together a winning team with a collection of players who previously played supporting roles. Most notably, ... Read the whole story
[WPS] With the end of the Olympic women's soccer competition, plans for the 2009 launch of Women's Professional Soccer begin in earnest. Within a month, U.S. national team and international stars will have been allocated. Among the players WPS is reported to be targeting is Brazilian superstar Marta of Swedish ... Read the whole story
David Beckham wasn't in the house, but Landon Donovan arrived in time to watch from a luxury box and Eddie Lewis, the newest member of the Galaxy, observed from an adjoining suite. The former didn't miss much and the latter pair probably saw more than they wanted to. Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] The move of Eddie Lewis to the Los Angeles Galaxy after eight seasons in England marks the 11th American -- nine of them U.S. internationals -- to return from European clubs this summer to play in Major League Soccer. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD/VIDEO] Just days after arriving at Monaco from the Summer Olympics in China, where he represented the USA in men's soccer, Freddy Adu is ready to make his debut for his new French club, Monaco, but he faces stiff competition for playing time from a crop of young players ... Read the whole story
Gary Smith debuts as Colorado interim coach when the Rapids travel to D.C. United on Saturday. The match has playoff implications for both teams, currently out of the top three in their respective conferences. New York needs a win over Western Conference leader Houston Sunday to bolster its playoff hopes. ... Read the whole story


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