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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009
[MLS] Jesus Padilla, a 22-year-old California-born Mexican-American who left home at age 14 to join Chivas Guadalajara, has been acquired by Chivas USA on loan. Padilla, who plays in the midfield and on the frontline, spoke with Soccer America's Mike Woitalla after Padilla came on as a sub for Guadalajara ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Here comes another round of international competition for three MLS teams, all of which aspire to lift the league trophy in November. Four-time MLS champion D.C. United and defending champ Columbus Crew open Concacaf Champions' League group play Tuesday against Honduran club Marathon and USL-1 upstart Puerto ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Eric Brunner started the 2008 season with the New York Red Bulls before a stint with the USL's Miami FC. He's finding his stride this season with the Columbus Crew and has contributed a goal, an assist and logged more than 1,400 minutes in 18 games. Get to know ... Read the whole story
[MLS] The New York Red Bulls, MLS's worst team with only two wins, got reinforcement in 25-year-old Argentine defender Walter Garcia, who arrives from Argentine second division club Quilmes. Read the whole story
[BY THE NUMBERS] Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid on a $130 transfer, could rival David Beckham in endorsement income. Read the whole story
[COLLEGE] Defending champion North Carolina is No. 1 in the Soccer America Women's Preseason Top 25 rankings, as selected by its editors. The Tar Heels, who return nine starters, including 2008 Soccer America Player of the Year Casey Nogueira, from last year's College Cup championship team and welcome back two ... Read the whole story


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"It's easy to translate his passion. It's his sayings that get complicated. His vocabulary is very rich, and sometimes he uses words that I have a hard time finding in English. I have to use simpler words when he wants to use more eloquent words." -- Gabriel Andrade, the translator for Jorge Barcellos, the Brazilian coach of WPS's St. Louis Athletica who says things such as "A bird who goes along with bats sleeps upside down" and "[I] didn't take this job to bring grass for the donkeys to eat." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ...More


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