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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
[EUROPE] UEFA president Michel Platini issued a dire warning that European soccer was on the verge of a financial meltdown if measures to curb spending on salaries and transfers aren't implemented. Speaking to the European Parliament, the former French star pointed out that American sports leagues were better positioned to ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Changing by the hour if not the minute, the David Beckham saga rolls, or lurches, on. A proposed meeting between AC Milan sporting director Umberto Gandini and Galaxy officials, set for Thursday and then pushed back to next week, may be back on. Read the whole story
[MLS] Another piece in the building of Seattle's back line had been laid into place. Colombian center back Jhon Kennedy Hurtado has been signed and will join the team during its preseason trip to Argentina, which begins next week. For more on Hurtado's signings and the other MLS moves ... Read the whole story
[PAN-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP] The Los Angeles Galaxy got goals on either side of halftime from Edson Buddle and Jovan Kirovski and beat Japanese club Oita Trinita, 2-0, Wednesday night before a slim crowd of 5,624 at the Home Depot Center to advance to Saturday's championship against South Korea's Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Glasgow Rangers' DaMarcus Beasley came close to scoring twice before being victimized by a vicious foul in Scottish Cup play. In England, Clint Dempsey's 90-minute effort couldn't help Fulham improve on its dismal road record when it faced Manchester United. And two Americans saw UEFA Cup action. Read the whole story
[U.S. UNDER-17 NATIONAL TEAM] The USA fell to Spain, 2-1, on a goal in the 90th minute of Wednesday's clash of U-17 powers at the Spanish soccer federation's Ciudad del Futbol. Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] If remains to be seen how far Ben Wade gets on "Survivor: Tocantins," but his college soccer coaching appears to be over. Wade says he plans on dedicating himself to acting after he was fired as head women's soccer coach at Southwest Baptist University less than a ... Read the whole story
AC Milan had to settle for a 1-1 tie at Werder Bremen in the first leg of their UEFA Cup round-of-32 series. David Beckham came on in the last minute for Ronaldinho. For all of Wednesday's results and goal scorers ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"In the end, I really ate it and I clearly survived. Wouldn't you do it, if they offered you 25,000 euros [$35,000]? You would, so that's no big thing." -- AC Milan's injured midfielder Gennaro Gattuso, with clearly nothing better to do with his time than bet his teammates that he could eat a live snail. (Irish Times) ...More


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