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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Aug. 25, 2008
[MLS NAMES & NUMBERS] A win over two-time defending champ Houston signaled that the Red Bulls' rise is for real. The coaching change in Colorado hasn't made a positive difference yet. The Earthquakes failed to score but stayed unbeaten for the sixth straight time. Taylor Twellman displayed his perfect strike ... Read the whole story
[OLYMPICS] As long as Argentina regards the Olympic soccer tournament as worth the resources and trouble it takes to field a world-class team that conforms to quirky age designations, nothing about the men's competition needs to be changed. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS IN EUROPE] Freddy Adu, fresh off Olympic duty, made his French Ligue 1 debut as a 86th minute sub for Monaco in its 1-1 tie with Caen. DaMarcus Beasley, who played in Wednesday's World Cup qualifier, appeared to have scored a stoppage-time winner for Glasgow Rangers but the effort ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS IN ENGLAND] For the second week in a row, Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel was beaten from the penalty spot. Last week, Villa still managed a 4-2 win over Man City but on Saturday it fell, 3-2, to newly promoted Stoke City, whose last top-tier win came 23 years ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] Some questioned whether the diminutive Brazilian-born Portugal international Deco had the makeup to play in the English Premier League, but he has been key to Chelsea's early success in the English Premier League and will later seek a third UEFA Champion League title with a third team. Read the whole story
An own goal by former MLS SuperDraft No. 1 pick Steve Shak gave the Cleveland City Stars the early lead and they went on to defeat the Charlotte Eagles, 2-1, and win the 2008 USL Second Division championship. For more on the USL-2 and all its 2008 award winners ... Read the whole story
San Jose's tie with Chivas USA tightened the race in the West while Columbus took a share of the East lead. For MLS game summaries, scoring leaders and this week's TV schedule. ... Read the whole story
Puerto Rico got a pair of goals from former Florida prep star Fabrice Noel to rally for a 2-1 win over Charleston and maintain its lead in the USL First Division. For all the USL-1 results, goal scorers and standings ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I have seen a lot of [shots] go to the corner flags or over the goals, so it's nice to see one that finally goes into the goal." -- D.C. United midfielder Joe Vide, a third-year MLS player who scored his first league goal in a 3-0 win over Colorado. Vide, who was waived by San Jose last month and picked up by injury-depleted United, had only four shots on goal in his previous 32 MLS games before connecting on Saturday. (Washington Post). ...More


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