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Home >Soccer America Daily > Saturday, March 20, 2010
[MLS] Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union reached an agreement in principle on a new five-year collective bargaining agreement, averting a strike scheduled for the start of the 2010 season. For details of the agreement and reaction ... Read the whole story
[MLS] For Saturday's opening of Red Bull Arena (TV: Fox Soccer Channel, live, 6:30 pm ET), the New York Red Bulls will be without star Juan Pablo Angel and their opponent, Santos of Brazil, will be missing Robinho, who is also injured, but both teams could showcase young stars of ... Read the whole story
[MLS] The Kansas City Wizards beat AC St. Louis, 2-0, in one of two D1-D2 friendlies on Friday. Philadelphia Union fell to the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the USSF Division 2, 1-0, in a battle of expansion teams. Eleven MLS teams are in action on Saturday. For the complete schedule ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Tim Howard was the only American to win on Saturday in the English Premier League. Jozy Altidore did not suit up for Hull City's first game under Ian Dowie, a 3-2 loss at Portsmouth, where the Tigers were leading with two minutes to play. Here's how U.S. national ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Californian Ryan Guy scored two late goals a minute apart to clinch St. Patrick's Athletic's third straight win of Ireland's Airtricity Premier Division season, a 3-0 win over UCD in their south Dublin derby. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Midfielders Benny Feilhaber and Stuart Holden, the most recent U.S. national team regulars to be injured, are improving. Feilhaber has resumed training with Danish club AGF after receiving treatment for his ankle injury in Brazil, while Holden is again walking without crutches. Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Defending champion Barcelona will face English club Arsenal in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. The marquee matchup will feature two of Europe's most entertaining teams, who both crushed their opponents to advance to the final eight. The second leg will also feature the return of ... Read the whole story
[FIFA] How rich is FIFA? Despite a worldwide recession, soccer's international governing body made a profit of $196 million on revenues of $1.059 billion in 2009 and increased its reserves to more than $1 billion. FIFA made so much money it will distribute some of it to its confederations ($2.5 ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Going forward, we are going to have a real relationship with the league as opposed to being combative at times, and that's crucial for any league to do well. We have been extremely unified and united throughout this process. It's been a very productive few weeks. We are all mainly excited to play soccer this year and proud of what we accomplished. This is not a one-day celebration; this is the start of many good things to come for many years for our players and our league." -- Landon Donovan on agreement on new collective bargaining agreement. (Washington Post Soccer ...More


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