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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Landon Donovan had a big chance to prove himself dear to Bayern Munich, coming on as a halftime sub with Bayern struggling against newly promoted, 11th-place FC Cologne. Reviews of Donovan's performance in a game that launched "Bayern Crisis" headlines in Germany didn't favor the 26-year-old American's chances ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Two young Americans returned to action when defender Jonathan Spector started for English Premier League West Ham and midfielder Sal Zizzo came off the bench late for Hannover 96 in the German Bundesliga. For a wrap-up on Americans in foreign leagues. ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Rookie defenders, even good ones, will have bad days, yet one of the first games in the sophomore season of 2008 Rookie of the Year Sean Franklin turned out to be among his worst. Read the whole story
[MLS] The "dream team" may be headed for a divorce. An expansion application to place a team in Miami from legendary Spanish club Barcelona and Bolivian businessman Marcelo Claure has taken a rocky turn, according to press reports on both sides of the Atlantic. Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] Is the Premier League race over? Last week Sir Alex Ferguson said the chase was between his Manchester United and Liverpool, dismissing struggling Chelsea. Then Liverpool was held to a 1-1 tie at home with Manchester City on Sunday, leaving Manchester United with a seven-point lead. Read the whole story
[SPAIN] Barcelona lost for the first time since opening day when city rival Espanyol beat 10-man Barca, 2-1, at the Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday on a pair of goals by former Barca midfielder Ivan de la Pena. Barca's lead over Real Madrid, which was 12 points a week ago, ... Read the whole story
[GERMANY] The Bundesliga has its third leader in three weeks as Hamburg took over first place with 2-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen thanks to two goals by defender Marcell Jansen on Sunday. Last week's leader Hamburg and the leader at the winter break, Hoffenheim, are two points back. Bayern Munich ... Read the whole story
[ITALY] Inter Milan didn't give challengers Juventus and AC Milan any chance to make a dent on its big lead when won at Bologna, 2-1, on Sunday. The win left Inter nine points ahead of Juventus, a 2-0 winner at Palermo, and 11 points in front of AC Milan, which ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I know that next week will be an important week. I want to remain with Milan, I've heard nothing from Galaxy, but when it's like this you say it could be good news. ... I love playing football and I want to remain here [in Milan]." -- The latest from the man himself on the Los Angeles-AC Milan tug-of-war with David Beckham, who played 90 minutes in Milan's 1-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday. (AP) ...More


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