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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008
For the USA's first game in Cuba since 1947, Coach Bob Bradley has brought in players based in Britain, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Mexico -- in addition to seven MLS-based men. The experienced squad -- half of the 20 players have more than 30 caps -- aims for a ... Read the whole story
Mike Woitalla reports from Havana In the hotel lobby of the Parque Central in Old Havana, the television is tuned to CNN, with coverage of the Republican Convention. Later in the evening, security guard Gustavo switches to ESPN for the Red Sox-Cleveland game. Gustavo, although a fervid baseball fan, is ... Read the whole story
Soccer America Executive Editor Mike Woitalla is in Havana to cover Saturday's Cuba-USA World Cup qualifier (kickoff: 8 pm ET). Special editions of Soccer America Daily will appear on Saturday and Sunday with coverage before and after the game. Read the whole story
[U.S. OPEN CUP] Nothing has come easy for D.C. United this season, so its loud, boisterous celebrations after defeating Charleston in the U.S. Open Cup were entirely genuine. Read the whole story
[MLS] The Revs may be the deepest team MLS but one of their more valuable role players won't play again this season. Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Puerto Rico Islanders rallied for two goals in the last three minutes to beat former champion Alajuelense, 2-1, and give the USL First Division two teams in the group stage of the Concacaf Champions League -- the same as MLS will have. Read the whole story
[TRANSFER TALK] In contrast to the wild dealing in England, German clubs spent cautiously on the summer transfer market, which closed at midnight on Monday. Bundesliga spending reached 150 million euros ($217 million) -- less than a quarter of the money spent in England. Read the whole story
[WPS] Weeks before its first player moves will be made, Women's Professional Soccer, the new women's league, announced Wednesday that it will add a team in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009 and its Dallas team will start in 2010, not 2009 as planned. Read the whole story


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