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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] A better showing might have been expected from the reigning MLS champion, but Cruz Azul is a pretty good team, and its stadium is a tough place to play. Columbus lost its second game in Group C of the Concacaf Champions League, 5-0, to Los Cementeros, who ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Home and away, D.C. United's failure to close out games has cost it points, of which it has zero after two matches in Group B of the Concacaf Champions' League. A week after conceding two late goals in San Pedro Sula to lose, 3-1, to Marathon, United ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP] Much of what troubles international club soccer on the field erupted Wednesday in La Chorrera, Panama, as Houston and Arabe Unido traded fouls and cards while tying, 1-1. Read the whole story
[MLS] Real Salt Lake pumped some life into its playoff quest by beating Chivas USA, 4-0, Wednesday at Rio Tinto as three players shared the goals. Team top scorer Robbie Findley added two late goals after Pablo Campos opened the scoring in the 43rd minute and Fabian Espinola's clincher with ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] APOEL Nicosia made history when it beat FC Copenhagen, 3-1, and won its UEFA Champions League playoff series, 3-2, becoming the first Cypriot team to qualify for the competition's group stage.  Debrecen became the first Hungarian club to qualify for the group stage in 14 years when ... Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] England's four representatives -- No. 2 Chelsea, No. 3 Liverpool, No. 4 Manchester United and No. 6 Arsenal -- rank among the top six teams in the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League and will be in the first pot for Thursday's group stage draw in Monaco (TV: Fox ... Read the whole story
With only two Group D games remaining in the second round of games in the group stage of the Concacaf Champions League, only three teams -- Mexico's Cruz Azul and Toluca and Honduran club Marathon -- have won both games. The four Mexican teams have five wins and one loss, ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Rene Simoes, coach of Brazilian second division club Portuguesa, handed in his resignation after officials of the club came into the locker room with guns on their belts and threatened the players after a loss. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I felt extremely angry when he did not fall when he was fouled. He should have fallen down and given us a chance because we could have drawn the game." -- Volker Finke, coach of Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds, which didn't get a penalty-kick call during 2-1 loss to Sanfrecce after striker Sergio Escudero stayed on his feet after he appeared to be fouled. (People's Daily) ...More


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