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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009
[SUPERLIGA] One year after coming within one goal of reaching MLS Cup, the Chicago Fire came within one kick of winning the third edition of SuperLiga, but couldn't convert a sellout home crowd and an early goal into a victory. Read the whole story
[USA-MEXICO] Mexico national team captain Rafael Marquez tore a muscle in his left calf in practice Wednesday morning before Barcelona's game against MLS's Seattle Sounders FC and will be out for about two weeks, meaning he will likely to miss the Tri's crucial World Cup 2010 qualifier against the United ... Read the whole story
[BARCELONA TOUR] Argentine Lionel Messi showed a record Seattle soccer crowd of 66,848 at Qwest Field why he is the best player in the world at the moment, scoring two first goals to lead Barcelona to a 4-0 win over MLS's Sounders. Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Leave it to the worst team in Major League Soccer to blow the league's best chance of advancing to the group phase of the Concacaf Champions' League. New York took two away goals and a 2-2 aggregate into its home leg at Giants Stadium on Wednesday, and ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Striker Jozy Altidore, who earlier appeared headed to Greece on loan from his Spanish club Villarreal, will spend the next season in England with EPL club Hull. "First match is against Chelsea subject to a work permit *wink* *wink*," announced the 19-year-old on his Twitter page. Read the whole story
[WPS] U.S. national team captain Christine Rampone won her first game as coach of Sky Blue FC -- the team's third coach of the season -- as the New Jersey team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 2-0 win over FC Gold Pride Wednesday before a sellout crowd of ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Kenny Cooper's first practice with 1860 Munich attracted more than 400 fans, a crowd far higher than usual at a training session by the German second division club, according to newspaper Bild, which reported that "Super Cooper managed to perform despite the jetlag." Read the whole story
[MLS PREDICTIONS] FC Dallas aims to keep its playoff hopes and home winning streak alive when Houston comes north for a Thursday night clash. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney makes his prediction. ... Read the whole story

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