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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, April 15, 2009
[WORLD CUP 2018/2022 BID] President Barack Obama gave his support for the U.S. World Cup bid, writing FIFA President Sepp Blatter about how he has seen soccer bring children together, first as a child growing up in Indonesia and more recently as the father of two soccer-playing girls in Chicago. Read the whole story
[MLS] Seattle Sounders FC star Fredy Montero won't face criminal charges in connection with a complaint filed by a Seattle area woman, who claimed that Montero raped her and then stalked her. A local prosecutor declined to pursue the matter, citing insufficient evidence to support the woman's claim. Read the whole story
[MLS] A Canadian who has been playing in the Czech Republic may seem a strange source to shore up the back line of a top MLS team, but that's the path defender Andrew Hainault has taken to Houston. Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] One of the most wide-open high-profile UEFA Champions League series ever ended with Chelsea reaching the semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years but not before the Blues got a scare from Liverpool, which rallied from 3-1 down after the first leg at home ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Manchester United will probably need to accomplish what no other English club has done and win at Porto's Dragao Stadium on Wednesday (TV: ESPN2, live, 2:30 pm ET) to advance to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League. Five years ago, United fell to Porto, coached by ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Only fourth in the English Premier League, Arsenal nonetheless may be the hottest of the four EPL clubs in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. The Gunners are favored to beat Villarreal Wednesday (TV: ESPN Deportes & Setanta Sports USA, live, 2:30 pm ET) and advance to the ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF] Clive Toye, one of the pioneers in American pro soccer, Nicaraguan soccer federation president Julio Rocha and former Jamaican Football Federation head Anthony James have been selected for induction into Concacaf's Hall of Fame at ceremonies to take place on June 1 during the XXVI Concacaf Ordinary Congress in ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] In non-league English soccer, a Chorlton Villa player was shown a yellow card for passing gas as an International Manchester FC took a penalty kick, and missed. The referee said, "The player who made the noise was booked for ungentlemanly conduct - trying to put the other ... Read the whole story


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"I was still a baby at the time, nine years of age. I couldn't go to the game, but my cousin did. I remember going to bed that night, praying that a member of our family hadn't been involved. We got the dreaded knock on the door the next day to say he had died." -- Steven Gerrard, the current captain of Liverpool, on the death of cousin Jon-Paul Gilhooley, at 10 the youngest of 96 Liverpool fans killed on April 15, 1989, at Sheffield's at Hillsborough Stadium. On the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, Gerrard will lead Liverpool ...More


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