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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] Be it a competitive match or a friendly, be it played in January or June or any other month, breaking down a bunkered defense is a difficult task. Several elements are essential for success in such situations and against Sweden on Saturday the U.S. men displayed enough of ... Read the whole story
[USA-SWEDEN REPORT CARD] Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the U.S. players' performance in their 3-2 victory over Sweden on Saturday ... Read the whole story
[ITALY] Forget for a moment that David Beckham's loan deal between the Galaxy and AC Milan ends March 8 and the European transfer window expires Saturday, making it impossible that he complete the Serie A season unless a deal is reached by Saturday. It took only one goal -- one ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jay DeMerit connected on a fine volley for second-tier Watford in an FA Cup victory. In the same competition, keeper Tim Howard recovered after lapse against Liverpool. Oguchi Onyewu helped Standard Liege take a two-point lead in the Belgian Juliper League. For a wrapup of Americans Abroad. ... Read the whole story
[SPAIN] Real Madrid made it five straight wins under new coach Juande Ramos with a 1-0 home win over Deportivo Coruna on Sunday that left it as the only team with any hope of catching leader Barcelona. And that's a stretch: Barcelona thumped Numancia, 4-1, at the Nou Camp on ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] The top five teams in the Premier League are still alive in the FA Cup, though co-leader Liverpool, fourth-place Aston Villa and Arsenal all drew and need replays to advance to the fifth round. The so-called "big four" -- Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool -- were kept apart ... Read the whole story
Oguchi Onyewu's Standard Liege, the defending champion in Belgium's Juliper League, moved into first place, while Porto regained the lead in Portugal ahead of Benfica and Sporting, which both had to settle for ties. In Turkey, Sivas is the surprise leader. In the French Cup, seventh-division Schirrhein's Cinderella story ended ... Read the whole story
[DIGICEL UNCAP CUP] Three-time defending champion Costa Rica moved into the semifinals of the UNCAF Cup with a 3-1 win over Guatemala on Sunday. Honduras also advanced with a 4-1 victory over Nicaragua on Saturday. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I feel very good here. I arrived in a team that wanted me for years and I play for exceptional fans. I'll stay here until March and then we'll see. Right now I'm focused only on my football." -- David Beckham, who scored for AC Milan on Sunday, hedges on his allegiance to the Los Angeles Galaxy, which loaned him to the Italian Serie A club while expecting him back for his third MLS season. (AFP) ...More


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