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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010
[AMERICAN ABROAD] U.S. national team midfielder Clint Dempsey's knee injury was not as serious as first thought. He suffered moderate damage to a ligament in his right knee, and the injury will not require surgery. Fulham expects Dempsey to be back in action prior to the end of the season. Read the whole story
[HAITI EARTHQUAKE] Jean Yves Labaze, who coached Haiti to the Under-17 World Cup finals in 2007, was among at least 30 members of Haiti's soccer federation who died in last week's earthquake. Its executive committee was meeting when the quake struck, causing the three-story building in Port-au-Prince that served as ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Dilly Duka chuckles at the question: Which youth club did he play for? "I played for probably every club in New Jersey," answers the 20-year-old who is headed to the Columbus Crew as the eighth overall pick in the 2010 SuperDraft. Read the whole story
[MLS] Within a day of each other, MLS expansion teams Portland and Vancouver have named their technical directors. On Monday, the Timbers appointed Gavin Wilkinson, their general manager and head coach for the past three seasons, while on Tuesday the Whitecaps selected former D.C. United head coach Ton Soehn. Read the whole story
[MLS] Columbus Crew fans can rest easier. Argentine Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who earned both league and MLS Cup MVP honors in 2008 and led the Crew in scoring in 2009, will be back in 2010. Read the whole story
[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS] A lone goal by midfielder Andre Ayew, the son of the great Abedi Pele, was enough to give Ghana a 1-0 win over 10-man Burkina Faso that moved it into the quarterfinals against host Angola. The Black Stars were without injured star Michael Essien, who has ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"'Rambo' Clark is the hardest U.S. Boy there is." -- German newspaper Bild on Eintracht Frankfurt signing Ricardo Clark. The Bild article notes that Clark clashed with the Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham last season, was red-carded at last year's Confederations Cup loss to Italy, and was suspended for nine MLS games in 2007 for stomping on Carlos Ruiz. (Bild) ...More


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