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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009
D.C. United rolled out a few political backers and ambitious plans for a 24,000-seat stadium in Prince George's County, Md., at a press conference on Monday. But given the on-again, off-again nature of United's efforts to secure a stadium of its own, president Kevin Payne admitted, "I'm knocking on wood ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Months of haggling and negotiations have ended with goalkeeper Joe Cannon signing a new deal with San Jose that gives him less money and more security. Read the whole story
[WPS] An agreement was reached between Women's Professional Soccer and U.S. national team players on the terms of the standard contract players will sign with the new league, which will kick off on March 29. Players will earn an average of around $32,000 in 2009 for a seven-month playing contract. Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] After 358 days on the sidelines with a broken leg and ankle, Eduardo played his first game with Arsenal and celebrated with two goals in a 4-0 win over Cardiff City in their FA Cup fourth-round replay, prompting Gunners manager Arsene Wenger to proclaim that the Brazilian-born Croatian international ... Read the whole story
[USL-1] Former MLS coach Fernando Clavijo has been named the director of soccer of Traffic Sports USA, the owner of USL First Division club Miami FC. Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Players from Spanish third division club Galactico Pegaso used its match against Real Madrid farm team Real Madrid C to protest that they had not been paid for three months. In warmups, they wore tee-shirts that read "Con el culo al aire" ("With our buttocks in the ... Read the whole story
[SIGN OF THE TIMES] According to Finans, a Russian business magazine, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has lost almost $10 billion in the economic collapse, but such have been the losses of Russia's oligarchs that Abramovich is still second on the list of Russia's most wealthy individuals with assets valued at ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I obviously think there is a big chance that the game over there will grow. I said it from the moment that I went over there that it will take more than five, 10 or 15 years and that's not changed. I'm still committed as an ambassador, but for the moment I want to play my football here." -- David Beckham, downplaying his impact on American soccer and clearly wanting a way out of his contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy so he can stay with Italian club AC Milan. (Press Association) ...More


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