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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Sept. 21, 2009
[MLS PLAYOFF WATCH] The one-two teams in both conferences stayed where they were, with the respective leaders, the Crew and Dynamo, both on top with 43 points. Columbus (11-4-10) rallied for a 2-2 tie away to Chicago (10-6-10) to maintain a three-point lead over the Fire, and Houston (12-8-7) prevailed ... Read the whole story
[MLS NAMES & NUMBERS] David Beckham scored his second goal of the season and notched his third assist in the Los Angeles Galaxy's 2-0 win over Toronto FC. Houston and Kansas City pulled off exciting wins, but Seattle disappointed its loyal following once again. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Midfielder Michael Bradley was left out of Borussia Moenchengladbach's lineup for the third straight game. Among the few highlights for Americans abroad last weekend came from goalkeepers in England. Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson called it probably the greatest Manchester derby, and few fans would doubt him after United won the see-saw match, 4-3, on what Ferguson called a "world-class" goal by Michael Owen six minutes into stoppage time. On the other side, City manager Mark Hughes said ... Read the whole story
[USL-1] The USL First Division field had been set since Sept. 11, so the final week determined the first-round pairings for the six teams behind regular-season champion Portland. Carolina, which had never advanced to the playoffs, took second place and will defending champion Vancouver in the first round. Other first-round ... Read the whole story
The visiting Columbus Crew tied Chicago Fire, 2-2, in their Eastern Conference's top-of-the-standings clash and held on to its three-point lead with a game in hand. The Los Angeles Galaxy beat Toronto FC, 2-0, and kept it within two points of the Houston Dynamo, a 3-2 winner over Real Salt ... Read the whole story
Barcelona and Real Madrid romped in Spain, where they are tied with Athletic Bilbao for first place. Leaders Sampdoria and Juventus won their fourth games in a row in Italy. Bayern Munich, Hoffenheim and Mainz  took advantage of ties by Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen to move to within three points ... Read the whole story
[COLLEGE] Akron and North Carolina remained 1-2 in the Soccer America Men's Top 25. Pac-10 teams UCLA and California moved up to third and fourth in the rankings, and South Florida rounded out the top five. For the complete Top 25 rankings ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Had the referee blown 30 seconds or so earlier, at which point everyone other than United fans were convinced the game was over, we'd have been a substantial seven figure sum better off." -- Graham Sharpe, spokesman for bitter bookmakers William Hill, which lost $1.6 million to bettors who waged that Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal would all win last weekend. Michael Owen scored Man U's gamewinner in the sixth minute of stoppage time. (Reuters) ...More


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