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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Oct. 26, 2009
[MLS] The playoffs start Thursday when Seattle hosts Houston, and continue Saturday with Columbus traveling to Real Salt Lake and Chicago heading to New England. Chivas USA and Los Angeles kick off their two-game Home Depot Center derby Sunday. Forget the final standings. Here's an initial, gut-reactive ranking of the ... Read the whole story
[MLS] 2009 expansion club Seattle drew 33,108 fans to its final regular-season game, a 2-1 win over FC Dallas, and ends the season with a league record 30,943 home attendance average. For a history of attendance leaders and this season's team-by-team averages. ... Read the whole story
[MLS] FC Dallas forward Jeff Cunningham's 17 regular-season goals make him this season's top scorer, and he joins Taylor Twellman, Carlos Ruiz, Stern John and Roy Lassiter as two-time MLS scoring champs. For 2009's top scorers and a history of the league's top scorers. ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Clint Dempsey's first goal of the season earned Fulham a 2-2 tie with Manchester City while Michael Bradley came close to scoring in Borussia Moenchengladbach's derby game. Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez's job appears safe for now following the Reds' 2-0 win over defending champion Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday that ended a four-game losing streak in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League. Read the whole story
[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] Four months after the USA and Spain met in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup in Bloemfontein, South Africa, they square off again in Africa, this time at the Under-17 World Cup in Kano, Nigeria (TV: ESPNU and Galavision, live, 2 pm ET). Coach Wilmer Cabrera has ... Read the whole story
Of the five teams contending for a playoff berth and playing on the road over the weekend, only New England won, 1-0, at Columbus, and the Revs were the only one of them to advance. For all the weekend results, final standings and leading scorers ... Read the whole story
Spanish leader Barcelona had perhaps its best performance of the season in a 6-1 win over Real Zaragoza. Inter Milan got a scare but beat Catania, 2-1, to retain its lead in Italy's Serie A.  Bordeaux and surprise Monaco leapfrogged over Lyon at the top in France. Bayer Leverkusen and ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"To come here and lose 5-0 when we know everything was on the line, our whole season, it's very disappointing. It's hard to swallow." -- Toronto FC general manager Mo Johnston after a rout to the New York Red Bulls, MLS's worst team of 2009, ended the Toronto's hopes of reaching the playoffs for the first time in its three-year history. (Toronto Star) ...More


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