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Home >Soccer America Daily > Sunday, May 16, 2010
[ENGLAND]  If you've never heard of Lord Triesman before, you sure will now. He quit Sunday as the chairman of the English Football Association -- the head of English soccer -- and England's World Cup bid committee after he became embroiled in a sex scandal that threatens to bring down ... Read the whole story
[MLS] A prolific run of scoring in MLS slammed to a halt Saturday; in seven games only nine goals were scored. Two games ended goalless and there were three 1-0 results. Not surprisingly, the back-line players get most of the kudos this week. Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Seattle, Columbus and Colorado all won with goals in the last half hour. Danny Mwanga's first MLS goal, three minutes into stoppage time, earned Philadelphia Union a 1-1 tie with FC Dallas before more than 25,000 fans. For all the Saturday action ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] The U.S. national team team won't have to worry about midfielder Jose Francisco Torres' Mexican season extending into next week. Pachuca fell to Toluca, 1-0, on Saturday and was knocked out of the Torneo Bicentenario playoffs. Seven other players on the provisional 30-man roster were in action ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] The countdown to the World Cup began with the first warmup game between World Cup finalists. Paraguay edged, North Korea, 1-0, on veteran Roque Santa Cruz's late penalty kick. Three more warmups will take place Sunday ... Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] For the first time, Chelsea won the English Premier League and FA Cup in the same season when it beat Portsmouth, 1-0, Saturday in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. The Blues became only the seventh team to win the double. For all the winners ... Read the whole story
[EUROPEAN RACES] On Saturday, the last day of Ligue 1, Lyon and Auxerre overtook Lille and claimed France's last two places in the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League. On Sunday: Barcelona and Inter Milan aim to clinch their respective league races. For a look at the races and television viewing information ... Read the whole story
[WPS] What a difference a year makes! In 2009, FC Gold Pride went the entire season with only four wins. On Friday night, it set a WPS record with its fifth straight win, a 2-1 victory over Boston Breakers. The difference? Marta, whose two goals were her multi-goal game of ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"It's probably the worst pitch we've played on all year." -- Chelsea's John Terry on the Wembley Stadium field after the Blues beat Portsmouth, 1-0, in Saturday's FA Cup final. Portsmouth manager Avram Grant called the turf -- the 11th laid down since the new stadium opened three years ago -- "a stable." (FA chairman Lord Triesman had earlier in the week claimed the match would have "an exceptional pitch.") Terry and his England teammates are scheduled to play at Wembley on May 24 against Mexico. (Daily Mail) ...More


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