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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, June 3, 2010
[USA 23] On a Wednesday in May, the news arrived that Jose Francisco Torres of the East Texas town of Longview had made the U.S. World Cup team. On Thursday, when Margaret Wright arrived to teach at Foster Henry Middle School, half her pupils announced they were related to Jose. Read the whole story
[USA 23] Remember that celebratory dance pairing up Clint Dempsey and Jose Francisco Torres after Dempsey scored the winning goal against Turkey in a 2-1 win Saturday in Philadelphia? As it turns out, there's a closer connection between them than Texas roots, a penchant for flair, and post-goal dance moves. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Brazil, the co-favorite with Spain to win the World Cup, played its first international match since March on Wednesday and easily beat host Zimbabwe, 3-0, on goals by Michel Bastos, Robinho and Elano in a span of 15 minutes either side of halftime. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP VIEWING] Soccer America's list of soccer viewing establishments where you might be able to catch the World Cup games now numbers in the hundreds. Please be sure to check for opening times. Read the whole story
[TV WATCH] ESPN2 will offer an unprecedented 24-hour block of World Cup countdown coverage, starting at 10 am ET on June 10 and running right up to kickoff of the opening match, between Mexico and South Africa June 11 on ESPN. The programming includes a U.S. national team preview, player ... Read the whole story
[MLS] The two MLS games played Wednesday produced seven goals, lots of drama, and a stunning ending. Here are the Three Stars who made it a memorable night ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] In the last weekend before MLS takes a break for the World Cup, the Los Angeles Galaxy puts its unbeaten record on the line when it hosts the Houston Dynamo Saturday in a rematch of their 2009 Western Conference final. For all the weekend schedule ... Read the whole story
[U.S. OPEN CUP] Like Tristan Bowen at Los Angeles, D.C. United's Andy Najar, another academy product, is growing in confidence with each game. Four days after he scored his first MLS goal, Najar came off the bench in overtime and scored the winning goal that gave D.C. United a 2-1 ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"It gives you time to get out and get some fresh air, and see some live animals -- that's kind of cool. You didn't see any cows walking around at the hotel in Germany." -- U.S. midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, at his third World Cup, describes U.S. camp life at the Irene Country Lodge, a bucolic setting between Johannesburg and Pretoria. The team's housing and a working farm are separated by a narrow road and security fences. (Washington Post Soccer Insider) ...More


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