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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Dec. 29, 2008
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Clint Dempsey doubled his output for the season with two goals, including a last-gasp header, that gave streaking Fulham a 2-2 tie with Chelsea that put a dent in its London neighbor 's title hopes. Meanwhile, Tim Howard extended his shutout string to four games in Everton's wins ... Read the whole story
[MLS] The Columbus Crew lost Coach Sigi Schmid to the Seattle Sounders FC, but it has retained the stars of its 2008 championship team. First, MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto re-upped, and now Defender of the Year Chad Marshall has re-signed for the 2009 season. Read the whole story
[SERBIA] Neven Subotic, one of the most sought-after young defenders in the world, has informed U.S. Soccer that he will be switching allegiances and play for Serbia at the senior national team level. Subotic, who represented the USA at the 2005 Under-17 World Cup, joins the list of U.S. youth ... Read the whole story
[HONDURAS] Kansas City Wizards rookie Roger Espinoza has been called up for the Honduran national team's training camp that begins Thursday in Miami. Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] Liverpool was the big winner during the English Premier League's abbreviated holiday program, defeating Bolton Wanderers, 3-0, and Newcastle, 5-1, to open up a three-point lead over Chelsea at the top of the standings. Read the whole story
[ARGENTINA] Boca Juniors won Argentina's Torneo Apertura despite losing to upstart Tigre, 1-0, in the final game of a three-team playoff. Read the whole story
Play over the holiday weekend was limited to England, the Netherlands and Scotland. At the halfway mark, AZ is first in the Netherlands after its 1-0 win over NEC. In Scotland, Celtic moved seven points ahead of archrival Rangers with a 1-0 win at Ibrox. (Neither of Rangers' Americans, DaMarcus ... Read the whole story


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"The funny thing is Rick and Griff get on very well. They even had a party over Christmas at which they exchanged shirts. But Rick is a very volatile person and I can't condone what he did." -- Stoke City manager Tony Pulis, on teammates Ricardo Fuller and Andy Griffin. Fuller slapped Griffin, the Stoke captain, after the latter failed to stop West Ham's Carlton Cole for the equalizer in their EPL game on Sunday, Fuller was sent off by referee Michael Jones, and West Ham went on to win, 2-1. (Guardian) ...More


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