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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, June 26, 2009
[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] Its first appearance in a FIFA final matches the USA against mighty Brazil, which beat the Americans, 3-0, in group play but only narrowly defeat host South Africa in its semifinal. With midfielder Michael Bradley suspended, Coach Bob Bradley could give Benny Feilhaber his first start of the ... Read the whole story
[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] U.S. players should be encouraged if they witnessed Brazil's lackluster performance in defeating host South Africa, 1-0, to earn a final date with the Americans. Read the whole story
[STATS] That Brazil scored its Confederations Cup semifinal-winning goal against South Africa with a Daniel Alves free kick from just outside the penalty area prompted FIFA.com to dig up this stat ... Read the whole story
[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] On Sunday, the USA faces Brazil in the 2009 Confederations Cup final in South Africa and Spain meets South Africa for third place. For the tournament's complete television schedule and results.. Read the whole story
[GOLD CUP] The USA's 23-man roster for the Gold Cup (July 3-26) includes seven players who have never seen national team action. Just six players in the squad have made more than 10 U.S. appearances. Read the whole story
[MLS PREDICTIONS] SuperLiga commitments leaves just eight teams playing four games this weekend, and three of the teams also played Wednesday. The Crew can put pressure on idle D.C. United by beating New York, Toronto visits Rio Tinto Stadium for the first time, and two Western Conference matches close out ... Read the whole story
[WPS] The first  Women's Professional Soccer All-Star Game will be played at the Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park in Fenton, Mo., on Aug. 30, eight days after the WPS championship. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"There are sure to be some Betfair bettors praying for a U.S. victory. With the small matter of $51,000 to be won if they do." -- Tony Calvin, spokesman for online betting emporium Betfair, which offered odds of 999-to-1 on the USA winning the Confederations Cup and received just $51 on that bet. The USA, which Betfair gave 699-to-1 odds to reach the semifinals, faces Brazil in the final on Sunday. (New York Times) ...More


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