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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] A combination that seems to work no matter what the circumstances produced again Wednesday night to earn a Concacaf Champions' League victory for the Houston Dynamo. Teammates for club and country, and on this night, substitutes - yes, you read that right - Stuart Holden and Brian ... Read the whole story
[WPS] First, Sky Blue FC knocked off Washington on the road. Next, it won at Saint Louis. After Wednesday's convincing 1-0 victory over the Athletica in the Super Semifinal, there appears to be no stopping the bottom-seed Sky Blue FC, which moves into Saturday's WPS championship against the Los Angeles ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] Where are you, Cristiano Ronaldo, when Manchester United needs you? Burnley produced the first upset of the 2009-10 Premier League season when it knocked off defending champion Manchester United, 1-0, for its first win over United in 41 years. The loss underscored the concerns about United's attacking prowess following ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Maybe this one can be explained away by fatigue, or turmoil induced by the fining of locker room combatants Denis Hamlett and Bakary Soumare, or simply taking a shorthanded opponent too lightly. Yet championship aspirations require a solid footing, and Chicago gouged deeply into its own foundation by succumbing ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] After winning seven straight league titles, French club Lyon finished third in 2008-09, requiring it to enter the UEFA Champions League in the qualifying stage, where it crushed Belgium's Anderlecht, 5-1, in the first leg on Wednesday. After Lyon lost Karim Benzema to Real Madrid and veteran ... Read the whole story
[MLS PREDICTION] The second game of ESPN2's midweek doubleheader is a case of East meets West, or more precisely, Northwest, as the Revs head to Washington state. Read the whole story
[MLS] The late-season signings continue. Columbus, riding a five-game winning streak in league play and a run of nine games unbeaten in all competitions, might seem well-set for the stretch run of defending its MLS title. Yet it has embarked in group play of Concacaf Champions' League as well, and ... 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


What They're Saying

"The locker room can get heated and we bring a lot of passion to our game days. Even when this happens, a line cannot be crossed. The team has moved past this incident regarding Denis and Bakary and our focus remains on bringing the MLS Cup back to Chicago this season." -- Frank Klopas, technical director of the Chicago Fire, which fined its coach Denis Hamlett and defender Bakary Soumare an undisclosed sum for an altercation at halftime of Chicago's Aug. 9 loss at Houston that the Southtown Star reported was "physical" and that the pair needed to be separated ...More


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