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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, June 24, 2009
[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] As a reward for stunning Egypt, 3-0, in its final group game and squeaking into the semifinals, the USA gets a date with European champion Spain, whose run of 15 straight wins includes a 1-0 victory over the Americans just over a year ago. And, apparently, Spain coach ... Read the whole story
[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] The USA faces Spain in the semifinals of the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa on Wednesday. Brazil meets South Africa on Thursday. The third-place game and final are on Sunday. For the tournament's complete television schedule and results... Read the whole story
[SUPERLIGA] Chicago won its second straight SuperLiga game by a 1-0 score Tuesday night at Toyota Park to take command of Group A, and San Luis scored goals in rapid succession as it kept alive hopes of advancing by beating Mexican rival UNL (Tigres), 3-1. The Fire (2-0-0) downed MLS ... Read the whole story
[MLS PREDICTIONS] Of the six games scheduled for Week 15, the two played in midweek feature intraconference matchups of teams in the middle with those nearer the bottom. Read the whole story
[MEXICO] Having lost three of its first five games in the final round of World Cup qualifying, Mexico will be trying to find its form in the USA. First with a pair of friendlies, including a Wednesday clash in Atlanta with Venezuela (7 pm ET, Telemundo), and then the Gold ... Read the whole story
[MLS] David Beckham, who makes his reluctant return to the Los Angeles Galaxy in July, was paid "substantial undisclosed damages" by The Daily Star because it falsely claimed that he "made a play" for Hungarian model Mariann Fogarasy. In April, the UK tabloid headlined a front-page story with "Becks & ... Read the whole story
[USL TEAMS OF THE WEEK] Puerto Rico's Bill Gaudette, the 2008 USL-1 Goalkeeper of the Year who posted back-to-back shutouts over league-leading Charleston, and Harrisburg's Tiyi Shipalane, who had two goals and an assist in 4-0 win over Real Maryland, earned the USL First Division and Second Division Player of ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] With Gimnasia La Plata fighting against relegation from the Argentine First Division, its fans have taken most peculiar measures: praying at the tombs of former Argentina presidents Juan Domingo Peron and Raul Alfonsin, and former club president, Saturnino Perdriel, and leaving gifts and flowers. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"We have our style of playing with players going forward with a lot of joy, but soccer is also about luck and I think we've had some of that." -- Vicente del Bosque, coach of Spain, which last lost a game in November 2006. Spain faces the USA in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday (TV: ESPN & Univision, 2:25 ET). (AP) ...More


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