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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 7, 2009
[USA-MEXICO] U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley named the 20 players -- 13 based abroad and seven in MLS -- whom he will take to Mexico City for Wednesday's much-anticipated showdown with Mexico in World Cup 2010 qualifying. Read the whole story
[MLS PREDICTIONS] Eastern Conference leader and defending champ Columbus travels to the Pacific Coast to play San Jose, and second-place Chicago takes on the Western leader in Houston. The Revs and Galaxy put their unbeaten streaks on the line head-to-head at Gillette Stadium, and Seattle gets a chance to improve ... Read the whole story
[MLS] There's nothing about a lackluster season that a four-game winning streak won't cure, or at least alleviate. About a month ago, the Galaxy went on a four-game blitz that lifted it into the playoff picture, and now the same can be said for FC Dallas. As it bid adieu ... Read the whole story
[TRANSFER WATCH] The 2009-10 French season begins Saturday. The big winner on the French transfer market was Portuguese champion Porto, which earned more than $85 million in transfer fees from four separate deals. In an effort to regain the title it lost after seven seasons as champion, Lyon spent more ... Read the whole story
One young American arrived in France, and another departed. Charlie Davies should be a better fit at Sochaux, in need of help up front, than Freddy Adu was at Monaco, where he was just one of a dozen or so prospects in the first team. For all the French league ... Read the whole story
[AWARDS] The Reading Rage's Aaron Wheeler, who led the PDL in scoring, was named the league's MVP. Former U.S. U-17 resident Christian Ibeagha (Cary Clarets) swept Defender of the Year and U-19 Player of the Year honors. For all the PDL awards and all-league team ... Read the whole story
[AWARDS] Swede Angelika Johansson (Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues) won the W-League MVP award, while teammate Brittany Taylor was named the league's top defender. For all the W-League awards and all-league team ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] When Tranmere Rovers hired Dornoch Capital to find a buyer for the club, this is not what it had mind: The U.S. firm put the third division club up for sale on eBay, with bidding starting at $10 million. "We were appalled," said Tranmere chairman Peter Johnson, ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Jozy is unproven at this level but we feel he has great potential and hopefully he can fill the void with goals from the front line. He is only 19 and we want to help him fulfill his potential here." -- Phil Brown, coach of English Premier League club Hull City, on acquiring U.S. national team forward Jozy Altidore, who arrives on a one-year loan from Spanish La Liga club Villarreal. Altidore made six appearances and scored once for Villarreal, which he joined from the MLS's New York Red Bulls in the summer of 2008. (hullcityafc.net) ...More


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