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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Feb. 8, 2010
[AMERICANS ABROAD] It took 18 games, but 20-year-old Jozy Altidore finally got his first English Premier League goal, and what a goal it was. Altidore teamed up with George Boateng and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink for a well-taken opening goal in Hull City's 2-1 win over Manchester City on Saturday ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Herculez Gomez scored his first goal since joining Mexican First Division club Puebla in its 1-1 tie at Atlante on Sunday. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Goalkeeper Brad Friedel made keys saves in Aston Villa's scoreless tie with Tottenham and striker Kenny Cooper debuted for Plymouth Argyle after recovering from a knee injury and leaving 1860 Munich on loan. For this weekend's U.S. abroad wrapup. ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Five MLS teams were in preseason action on Saturday, and all five won by comfortable margins. FC Dallas had the closest call, pulling away from Memphis University on Peri Marosevic's free kick in the 74th minute to defeat the visiting Tigers, 3-1. For all Saturday's results and this week's ... Read the whole story
[USA] Jesse Marsch, who played for Bob Bradley at Princeton University and in MLS with three different teams, has retired as a player with MLS's Chivas USA and been named an assistant coach under Bradley on the staff of the U.S. men's national team. Marsch and Steve Ralston, who moved ... Read the whole story
[U.S. SOCCER] Sunil Gulati was unanimously re-elected to a second four-year term as U.S. Soccer president on Saturday the organization's Annual General Meeting. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP] Swede Martin Hansson, whose failure to call Thierry Henry's handball during France's World Cup 2010 qualifier against Ireland in November caused one of the greatest controversies in modern soccer history, is among the 30 referees FIFA selected for the World Cup finals. No American was among the four ... Read the whole story
[DRAW] The draw for the 2010 European Championship to be co-hosted by Poland Ukraine was held Sunday in Warsaw. The toughest group is Group C in which three World Cup 2010 finalists -- Italy, Serbia and U.S. opponent Slovenia -- will meet. For all the groups ... Read the whole story


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"They make the foul at the right part of the pitch, in the middle of the pitch, to stop a counterattack. A little push, not enough to be a yellow card. They have a lot of tricks and are very experienced. They do that very well. They got one or two decisions from the referee." -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after his team's 2-0 loss to Chelsea. (The Independent) ...More


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