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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Dec. 19, 2008
[AWARDS] U.S. Soccer named U.S. men's national team goalkeeper Tim Howard as the 2008 Male Athlete of the Year and Carli Lloyd, whose goal gave the USA a gold medal in 2008 Olympic women's soccer, as the 2008 Female Athlete of the Year. Midfielders Sacha Kljestan, who represented the USA ... Read the whole story
[CLUB WORLD CUP] Manchester United beat Japan's Gamba Osaka 5-3 to reach Sunday's Club World Cup final against LDU Quito of Ecuador. Read the whole story
[U.S. UNDER-18 NATIONAL TEAM] Mike Matkovich, who founded the Chicago Magic youth club and served as an assistant coach at Toronto FC and Chivas USA, has been named head coach of the U.S. under-18 boys national team. Read the whole story
[UEFA CUP] In Thursday's final night of UEFA Cup group action, Tottenham, Sampdoria, Stuttgart and Paris St. Germain were among the teams to qualify for next spring's knockout phase. Read the whole story
[EUROPE] The winner of the UEFA Champions League could reap up to $160 million. The 16 teams that have reached the knockout stage, and which will be matched up in Friday's draw, have already secured $56.2 million through prize money, tournament commercial revenues, ticket sales, sponsorship, merchandising and increased squad ... Read the whole story
[MUSIC] The latest hit single by Manu Chao, the French-born singer of Spanish descent, is "La Vida Tombola," a tribute to Diego Maradona, currently head coach of Argentina's national team. Read the whole story


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"Defenders are tall, strong and fighters, and the referees only give you a foul once you are bleeding." -- Liverpool's Spanish striker Fernando Torres on life in the English Premier League. (Irish Times) ...More


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