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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Jan. 12, 2009
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Landon Donovan saw his first game action for Bayern Munich in a 3-2 friendly win over Dubai's Al Jazeera SC on Saturday. Donovan's 90-minute performance drew positive reviews from the German press, including the headlines "Donovan Makes Klinsmann Happy" (Rheinische Post) and "Donovan Shoots Half-Goal in Debut" (Bild). Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Defender Carlos Bocanegra, who has started every French Ligue 1 game since joining Rennes last summer, celebrated a win as Rennes moved within two points of first place. For a wrapup of U.S. players in Europe last weekend. ... Read the whole story
[ITALY] A day after Coach Carlo Ancelotti said he wouldn't start, David Beckham made a surprise appearance in AC Milan's starting lineup and played 89 minutes in its 2-2 tie at Roma. Read the whole story
[INTERLIGA] After a frantic Friday night of eight goals concluded group play, Interliga 2009 served up another incredible doubleheader Sunday at Home Depot Center. Both of Sunday's games were decided by penalty kicks, one of which required 13 rounds. In the other, Guadalajara defeated Morelia, 4-2, after a 1-1 tie ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] Manchester United's 3-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday left United only five points behind leader Liverpool with two games in hand and plunged Chelsea into a crisis of confidence. Read the whole story
[SPAIN] Bad weather played havoc with league action across Europe -- games were postponed in England and France -- and Atletico Madrid's La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao in March was stopped when Atletico fans bombarded Athletic goalie Gorka Iraizoz with snowballs. Read the whole story
[U.S. WOMEN] The first U.S. women's national team camp of the year will mark comebacks for several players, most notably forward Abby Wambach, who will be seeing her first national team action since suffering a broken leg against Brazil on Aug. 21, 2008, in the final match before the Olympic ... Read the whole story
[HERMANN TROPHY] Seniors Marcus Tracy of Wake Forest and Kerri Hanks of Notre Dame captured the 2008 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy. Tracy is the first Demon Deacon to capture college soccer's top award, while Hanks, who won the Hermann Trophy in 2006, becomes just the fourth two-time winner. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Before the start of the game and when we were on the field home fans behind the goal defended by Bilbao threw numerous snowballs towards the goal, some of them hitting the goalkeeper."-- Referee Cesar Muniz Fernandez's match report explains that the snow in Spain fell mainly on Athletic Bilbao keeper Gorka Iraizoz, forcing Muniz Fernandez to briefly suspend the Atletico Madrid-hosted Spanish La Liga game. The snow-ball launchers heeded a warning from the PA system and the and Bilbao enjoyed a 3-2 win. (Reuters) ...More


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