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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009
[MLS] The Chicago Fire, which missed MLS Cup 2009 by losing the semifinal on penalty kicks to eventual champ Real Salt Lake, will not renew the head coach Dennis Hamlett's contact, which expires at the end of this year. In his first year at the Fire helm, in 2008, Hamlett ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Regardless of when during its 2010 expansion season Philadelphia plays its first game at its new stadium, the building process really starts Wednesday with the selection of 10 players plucked from the rosters of other MLS teams. Big names abound among those unprotected for the Expansion Draft: a two-time ... Read the whole story
[MLS] The stirring yet sad playing saga of Ben Olsen is officially over. A fierce, combative midfielder finally gave in to pain and frustration induced by ankle injuries dating back nearly a decade, and said goodbye Tuesday on "Ben Olsen Day" at RFK Stadium, where his drive and desire personified ... Read the whole story
[BY THE NUMBERS] D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen's career is over at the age of 32. Bruce Arena, who coached Olsen at the University of Virginia, D.C. United and on the U.S. national team, called Olsen "the heart and soul of D.C. United." Olsen suffered numerous ankle injuries during his ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Predictions of Barcelona's quick demise proved to be unfounded as the defending European and Spanish champion beat Inter Milan, 2-0, at Camp Nou on Tuesday and moved closer to qualifying for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League. On the other hand, Liverpool and Rangers were ... Read the whole story
[TELEVISION GUIDE] Three UEFA Champions League games will air live on Wednesday. They include the key match between AC Milan and Marseille. For all the games available live and on delay ... Read the whole story
[AWARDS] Online voting has begun the eighth annual Best of U.S. Soccer Awards, where fans vote in 12 categories. For more on the awards ... Read the whole story


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"I realize that it was not my fault. It was an unfortunate event that had big consequences for Ireland, but it wasn't the fault of the refereeing team." -- Swedish referee Martin Hansson says he and his assistants weren't to blame for the infamous Thierry Henry handball because their views were obstructed. (ESPNsoccernet) ...More


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