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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Houston Dynamo's record against Mexican teams is sprinkled with all manner of results but regardless of win, loss or tie, its players and coach welcome the competition. A rematch with Atlante is Houston's quarterfinal assignment in the 2008-09 Concacaf Champions League, beginning with the first leg ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] MLS had plentiful reasons to object when Concacaf announced it would expand its club championship to 24 teams, but getting knocked out by lesser opposition surely ranked low on the list. As the quarterfinals commence after a three-month gap since group play, only one MLS team, Houston, ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF UNDER-20 CHAMPIONSHIP] Coach Thomas Rongen named the 20 players who will represent the USA at the 2009 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, which will be played March 6-15 in Trinidad & Tobago. For the complete roster ... Read the whole story
[MEXICO] Manuel Lapuente joined fellow former Mexican national team coach Javier Aguirre in the unemployment ranks when he was dismissed as Tigres coach Sunday. Meanwhile, Aguirre, fired as Atletico Madrid coach earlier this month, dismissed speculation that he'll be replacing Sven-Goran Eriksson as the Tri coach. Read the whole story
Soccer fans can feast on full days of UEFA Champions League action Tuesday and Wednesday. All eight games will be shown -- six of them live. ESPN2 will feature Anglo-Italian clashes  Inter Milan-Manchester United on Tuesday and Chelsea-Juventus on Wednesday. ESPN Deportes will air eight and a half hours of ... Read the whole story

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"American soccer is still years away from being able to compete with soccer on the world stage. [David Beckham is] obviously a global player. He obviously wants to play against the best and compete at that level. It's a tough call, but him being a friend, I want him to do what's best for him." -- Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, a soccer fan from his childhood spent in Italy, backing Beckham and his desire to stay at AC Milan rather than return to MLS. (Los Angeles Times) ...More

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