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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
[MLS] One of the founding fathers of Major League Soccer is heading back home. Deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis, who moved to the USA from England in 1992 to work on the 1994 World Cup and helped launch MLS, has accepted the position as CEO of Arsenal Football Club, effective in ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] MLS deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis' appointment as Arsenal's chief executive represents only the latest in a move of American-bred executives to play major roles in top English Premier League clubs. Others have backgrounds as diverse of the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the president of Nike's Jordan Brand. Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The precision of Dwayne De Rosario, the strength of Brian Ching, and the determination of the entire Houston Dynamo lineup has earned a spot in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. Read the whole story
[MLS] With the 10 picks available in the expansion draft, Seattle Sounders FC spread its selections around. It selected a promising rookie, several capable younger players, and a few veterans while filling slots in defense, midfield, and forward. In fact, in a pinch, with keeper Kasey Keller and midfielder/winger Freddie ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CUP] American Oguchi Onyewu was in the starting lineup as Standard Liege beat Partizan, 1-0, in Belgrade and took over first place in the UEFA Cup's Group C. For all the UEFA Cup group action... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Despite losing at home, Inter Milan advanced from the Champions League group phase Wednesday night. Liverpool and Atlético Madrid joined them, but Chelsea and Roma must wait another two weeks to secure a Round of 16 spot. Read the whole story
[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Despite a 2-0 loss to China in its final first-round game, the USA won Group B at the Under-20 Women's World Cup in Chile. The Americans will return to Chillan to face England, which finished second in Group A, in the quarterfinals on Sunday (TV: ESPN360com, ... Read the whole story


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"This is an Englishman who grew up with the game who has a deep understanding of Arsenal. It's essential if Arsenal is going to be respected. This is not going to be an American coming with no understanding of Arsenal looking to make it in to a Disneyfied version of Arsenal." -- MLS deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis on becoming the new chief executive of EPL club Arsenal. (Telegraph) ...More


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