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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] D.C. United's trip to Mexico for the deciding game of group play in the Concacaf Champions League could not have come at a more inopportune time. It will host Kansas City with a potential MLS playoff berth on the line Saturday. Houston and Columbus are also bidding ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Midfielder Clint Dempsey, who missed the final two World Cup 2010 qualifiers with a sprained right shoulder, was back in action Monday for Fulham, which beat Hull City, 2-0, to climb four places to 12th in the English Premier League. U.S. teammate Jozy Altidore came on the 69th ... Read the whole story
[USA] Charlie Davies, who seriously injured in a one-car accident a week ago, was moved out of the ICU on Saturday and has been able to speak and receive visitors at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Read the whole story
[BALLON D'OR] The shortlist for the 2009 Golden Ball (Ballon d'Or) award is a very exclusive list: all 30 players represent clubs in Europe's big five leagues. Cristiano Ronaldo, the 2008 winner, heads the nominees released by France Football, which has organized the award since 1955. His greatest competition this ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The 2009-10 UEFA Champions League resumes with Day 3 of the group stage on Tuesday. The week's big game is a match between Real Madrid and AC Milan, Kaka's first against his old team since joining the Merengues. For a look at three key matches ... Read the whole story
[TELEVISION WATCH] Martin Tyler, one of the great names in British broadcasting, will be the lead play-by-play voice for ESPN's English-language coverage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Many young Americans will know Tyler as one of the voice-over commentators for the popular EA Sports FIFA video game ... Read the whole story
[WPS] Women's Professional Soccer champion Sky Blue FC signed free agent Carli Lloyd for the 2010 season. The 2008 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year played in the inaugural WPS year at Chicago, where she had a rather quiet season. Read the whole story
[COLLEGE] Wake Forest senior Austin da Luz, who had a goal and three assists in the Demon Deacons' 4-1 win over ACC rival N.C. State, is the Soccer America Men's Player of the Week for games played Oct. 12-18. For the Soccer America Men's Team of the Week ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"We need the French to rush and get tickets so the Irish do not buy them all. That would be a first victory. [They] are very good at it, they react quickly." -- France national team coach Raymond Domenech, who is fearful that Irish fans will pack the Stade de France Nov. 18 in the second leg of their playoff for the berth in the 2010 World Cup. ...More


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