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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, Dec. 12, 2008
[MLS] Other leagues are trimming staff and cutting expenses as they buckle down for a bleak winter amid dire economic climes, but at MLS headquarters, the leaders are ready for another game of Expansion Poker. Commissioner Don Garber uttered mostly positive comments about the prospects in Portland, which is seeking ... Read the whole story
[MLS] American representation on both sides of the field came into play Thursday when the MLS Select/Generation adidas team finished its three-game visit to London against the reserves of West Ham United. Read the whole story
[CLUB WORLD CUP] The 2008 Club World Cup began Thursday in Japan, where Adelaide United of Australia defeated Waitakere United of New Zealand, 2-1. Play continues Saturday with quarterfinal action between Mexico's Pachuca (featuring young American international Francisco Torres) and Egyptian power Al Ahly (TV: Fox Soccer Channel, live, Saturday, ... Read the whole story
[DIGICEL CARIBBEAN CHAMPIONSHIP] Grenada, the surprise of this year's Digicel Caribbean Championship, moved into Sunday's final against host Jamaica when it beat Cuba, 6-5, on penalties after a late goal by Kithson Bain earned it a 2-2 tie. Jamaica clinched the other berth in the final with a 2-0 win ... Read the whole story
[MEXICO] Toluca, the Diablos Rojos, beat host Cruz Azul, 2-0, on Thursday in the first leg of the Apertura 2008 final with first-half goals by Paulo Da Silva and Sergio Amaury Ponce. Read the whole story
[REF WATCH] Two players from French club Lyon, knowing their club was assured passage into the knockout stage of the Champions League with one group game left, intentionally got yellow cards in Lyon's penultimate group game so they'd serve their accumulated yellow-card suspension in a meaningless game and enter the ... Read the whole story
[MEXICO] Mexican star Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who plays for MLS's Chicago Fire, retired from his national team on Sept. 7 after making a cameo against Canada and celebrating his 100th cap - but now FIFA says he falls short of the century mark. Read the whole story


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"Without being derogatory, West Ham are a second-rate club. Let's not kid ourselves ... Once I have proved myself in a team such this, I can hope to make the step up to another club." -- West Ham United defender Herita Ilunga, on loan from French Ligue 1 club Toulouse, endears himself at the London club. The Congo DR international later said he meant "second level" club. (TeamTalk.com) ...More


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