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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, June 15, 2009
[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] Nearly three years after they tied, 1-1, at the 2006 World Cup, the USA and Italy meet again Monday to open their schedules at the 2009 Confederations Cup (2:25 p.m. ET, ESPN, TeleFutura). Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, DaMarcus Beasley and Landon Donovan are the only U.S. ... Read the whole story
[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] Fernando Torres needed only 17 minutes to score a hat trick, connecting with his right foot, left foot and his head, to lead favorite Spain to a 5-0 win over hapless New Zealand in the opening game of the Confederations Cup. Read the whole story
[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] Host South Africa, which needs a strong Confederations Cup to build momentum for next year's World Cup, could only manage a 0-0 tie with Iraq, coached by former U.S. national team coach Bora Milutinovic. The Bafana Bafana were stymied by a combination of Milutinovic's ultradefensive tactics and bad ... Read the whole story
[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] A big week of international action from the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa begins Monday with USA-Italy and Brazil-Egypt. For the complete television schedule ... Read the whole story
[U.S. SOCCER] Jermaine Jones, a 27-year-old midfielder who has played in 96 German First Division games, has stated his desire to represent the USA and should eligible despite having played for Germany, thanks to a change in FIFA's national team eligibility rules. If Jones plays for the USA, he will ... Read the whole story
[MLS WINNERS & LOSERS] D.C. United downed Chicago thanks to a fine free kick by Christian Gomez and moved into first place in the East while Houston climb atop the other conference as Chivas USA faltered again. The Red Bulls set a record for futility but Columbus, which beat the ... Read the whole story
There was a shakeup at the top of both conferences on a weekend that produced no ties -- hurray! For all the game summaries, standings, leading scorers and this week's schedule ... Read the whole story
[WPS] The inaugural season of Women's Professional Soccer has seen some high-quality play, in part due to success teams has had with their foreign imports, but there has been one problem: a paucity of goals. England international Eniola Aluko's goal for the Saint Louis Athletica in its 1-0 win at ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"That was one of the most memorable games in my career. It gives me goose bumps just talking about it." -- Landon Donovan recalls the USA's 1-1 tie against Italy at the 2006 World Cup, which the Italians went on to win. Donovan and Co., face the Italians Monday in their Confederations Cup opener in South Africa. (USsoccer.com) ...More


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