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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The USL-1's Puerto Rico Islanders accomplished what MLS teams failed to do on three occasions -- get a result at Costa Rican club Alajuelense. Their 1-1 tie in Alajuela on Wednesday night and the Montreal Impact's 1-0 win over Nicaragua's Real Esteli before a sellout crowd of ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Barcelona (surviving without Olympic gold-medalist Lionel Messi), Liverpool (needing a goal in the 118th minute to beat Standard Liege and its American star, Oguchi Onyewu), Arsenal and Juventus all won as expected their Champions League qualifying series, while upstarts Aalborg (Denmark), Anorthosis Famagusta (Cyprus) and BATE Borisov ... Read the whole story
Jorge Barcellos, who coached Brazil to second place at the 2007 Women's World Cup and the silver medal in the 2008 Olympic women's soccer competition, is headed to Women's Professional Soccer, where he will serve as the St. Louis head coach. Dallas and Los Angeles have yet to hire coaches ... Read the whole story
[GERMANY] According to a study by the StageUp sport business research firm, the Germany Bundesliga is likely to over take the Italian Serie A as the world's second richest league. First is the English Premier League, whose revenues for the 2008-09 are estimated to be $3.5 billion. Read the whole story
[MLS] Dutch midfielder Victor Sikora, whom FC Dallas signed earlier this month, will be sidelined for four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. He suffered the injury during his second start for Dallas, a 1-1 tie with Kansas City on ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2010] Midfielder Steven Gerrard, who played in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Standard Liege on Wednesday to earn Liverpool a spot in UEFA Champions League group play, is scheduled for groin surgery that will likely force him out of England's two World Cup qualifiers next month. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"We're absolutely convinced that we have the right man for the job and that we're heading in the right direction. We have absolute patience. I'm not worked up all. I'm completely calm. We drew 10 times last year and we ended up champions by 10 points." -- Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge delivers a vote of confidence to Coach Juergen Klinsmann after Bayern started the Bundesliga season with two ties. (Reuters) ...More


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