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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Aug. 17, 2009
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Three days after scoring for the USA against Mexico at Azteca Stadium, Charlie Davies scored twice for Sochaux -- his first two goals in France's Ligue 1 -- in a 3-2 loss to defending champion Bordeaux. In his second appearance, Davies came off the bench at halftime. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] It was a bad weekend of American goalkeepers in Europe, but Clint Dempsey created a goal for Fulham (in peculiar fashion). Besides Charlie Davies' two strikes in France, Michael Orozco hit the net in Mexico. In Germany, U.S. internationals were "quarantined" because of Landon Donovan's swine flu problem. ... Read the whole story
[MLS NAMES & NUMBERS] David Beckham followed up his lackluster performances and fan confrontations with an ejection that the Seattle Sounders took advantage of to down the Galaxy, 2-0, ending Los Angeles' six-game undefeated streak. Beckham was just one of many who were ejected last weekend. ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] The Premier League's five London teams all won on the opening weekend of play. The biggest win was by Arsenal, which buried Tim Howard's Everton, 6-1, showing it hardly missed its high-scoring striker Emmanuel Adebayor sold (along with Gunner defender Kolo Toure) to Manchester City. Read the whole story
[WPS] In only her third game as player-coach of Sky Blue FC, U.S. national team captain Christine Rampone showed off her coaching talent, shaking up the Sky Blue's lineup for its first-round playoff game at Washington. She had leading scorer Natasha Kai on bench at the start of the game, ... Read the whole story
[TELEVISION WATCH] Soccer fans surfing their television dial on Saturday morning were surprised to find Chelsea playing Hull City (with Jozy Altidore not suited up) in English Premier League action on ESPN2, which will air one match each Saturday and 12 Monday afternoon games as part of a package of ... Read the whole story
[USL-1] It was a very productive road trip for the Portland Timbers. They beat Montreal (1-0) and Rochester (4-1) to open up a four-point lead at the top of the USL First Division and extend their league record unbeaten streak to 22 games. Read the whole story
Seattle moved back into second place in the Western Conference with its 2-0 win at Los Angeles. Meanwhile, D.C. United dropped to ninth place in the overall standings, behind Toronto FC and Chivas USA when Toronto beat D.C., 2-0, and Chivas won by the same score at New York. For ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"When you throw yourself into that kind of tackle, there's a chance you're going to get sent off. He's been in enough rodeos [to know that]." -- Galaxy coach Bruce Arena on the David Beckham's red card in a 2-0 loss to Seattle. (Los Angeles Times) ...More


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