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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, April 28, 2009
[MLS] Jason Kreis called the strike a "wonder goal," and while it conjured up memories of a colorful, swashbuckling, occasionally troublesome goalscorer, that player no longer exists. Clint Mathis hammered a left-footed volley off a corner kick past New England keeper Brad Knighton during a record-setting 6-0 romp at Rio ... Read the whole story
[GERMANY] European club coaches get fired all the time, but Bayern Munich's sacking of Juergen Klinsmann is of particular interest this side of the Atlantic because of his American connections. A California resident since his playing days ended in 1998 until he took the Bayern job last summer, Klinsmann brought ... Read the whole story
[MEXICO] In response to the concerns about the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, Concacaf canceled the knockout phase of the Under-17 Championship in Tijuana to safeguard the health of players, officials and fans. In addition, the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League final between Atlante and Cruz Azul ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola says Tuesday's semifinal against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League (TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, live, 2:30 pm ET)  is another chance for his players to show off their brand of attacking soccer. Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Earlier this month, ball boys for Argentine club Gimnasia-La Plata were busted for hiding balls behind the substitutes' benches to delay the game while the team was ahead 1-0 in the second half. Last weekend, a ball boy and a goalkeeper were sent off by the referee ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Toronto drew 19,915 fans for last Wednesday's 1-0 win over Chivas USA and 20,056 for 1-0 win over Kansas City on Sunday. Only league newcomers Seattle Sounders are drawing better, with an average of nearly 30,000 after 28,838 attended their fourth home game, a 2-0 win over San Jose ... Read the whole story
[MLS] After its 6-0 rout of New England on Saturday, Real Salt Lake leads the league in scoring. It is one of only two teams that is averaging at least two goals per game. Four teams are mustering one goal or less per match. For team-by-team scoring averages. ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"We've lost all the important games - in Hamburg, Berlin, Wolfsburg, at home to Schalke and against Leverkusen in the cup. We've reacted to this negative trend, and acted because we're afraid of failing to hit our targets." -- Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness on why the club fired Coach Juergen Klinsmann with five games left in the Bundesliga season. Bayern is in third place, three points behind leader VfL Wolfsburg, and ahead of fourth-place Stuttgart and fifth-place Hamburg only thanks to goal difference. (fcbayern.de) ...More


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