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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, May 13, 2009
[U.S. WOMEN] A pair of friendly games -- the first at home in 2009 -- the U.S. women's national team scheduled against Japan were canceled on Tuesday because of Japanese concerns with the H1N1 virus. Instead of games May 20 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas, and May 23 ... Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] Mexico's pro ranks are an increasingly important feeder for the U.S. national team program. Fourteen Americans played in Mexico's top two pro leagues in 2008-09. They included First Division players Jose Francisco Torres and Michael Orozco, who have played on the national team in World Cup qualifying, ... Read the whole story
Free-lance writer Dan Woog shares a memory of Julio Mazzei, who died on Sunday at the age of 78. Mazzei was best known as Pele's adviser during his New York Cosmos and later coached the Cosmos to the 1982 North American Soccer League title. Read the whole story
[GERMANY] Out of the doghouse since Jupp Heynckes replaced Juergen Klinsmann as Bayern Munich coach, Lukas Podolski scored one goal and set up Luca Toni and Franck Ribery as Bayern beat Bayer Leverkusen and kept pace with Wolfsburg in the sizzling Bundesliga race. Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Atlante won the inaugural Concacaf Champions League Tuesday when it tied fellow Mexican club Cruz Azul, 0-0, in the second leg of the final in Cancun to win, 2-0, on aggregate. The game marked the end of the season for Atlante and Cruz Azul. Both teams finished ... Read the whole story
[USL TEAMS OF THE WEEK] Hunter Gilstrap, whose spectacular work in goal earned the Cleveland City Stars a 0-0 tie with the Portland Timbers and their first point in their USL-1 debut season,  and Bermuda's Nigel Burgess, who posted nine saves in a 1-0 win over Richmond for the Hogges' ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] The German soccer federation has asked Werder Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese to provide a written account of what occurred after his team's 2-0 win over archrival Hamburg SV, although the various videos taken by fans of his profane cheerleading have been posted online and paint a pretty ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I would be very surprised if we did not obtain a franchise." -- Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo on the chances of obtaining an MLS team. Montreal's bid to gain one of the two bids that went to Vancouver and Portland in March collapsed last fall over questions about how the expansion of Stade Saputo would be funded. Saputo is working with the Quebec government on a joint project to underwrite the cost of the stadium work. (ruefrontenac.com) ...More


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