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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. ( ...More

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