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Home >Soccer America Daily > Saturday, June 5, 2010
[USA-AUSTRALIA] As the clock ticks down to the start of the World Cup, injuries -- or the possibility of injuries -- are of primary concern for all 32 finalists. U.S. forward Jozy Altidore (ankle sprain) was held out of field training on the even of Saturday's friendly against Australia in ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND] England's first full training session at its base on the Royal Bafokeng sports campus produced its first casualty. Captain Rio Ferdinand is out of the World Cup with a knee injury suffered in training on Friday. England coach Fabio Capello was quick to say the turf was not to ... Read the whole story
[IVORY COAST] Didier Drogba, the popular Ivory Coast striker, is possibly out of the World Cup with a broken arm suffered during the Elephants' game against Japan on Friday. Read the whole story
[FRANCE] World Cup 2006 runner-up France lost to China, 1-0, on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion in its final World Cup 2010 warmup, but Coach Raymond Domenech insisted he has time to fix things. But time is running out for France, which opens play against Uruguay on Friday. Read the whole story
[MY VIEW] A week before the start of the world's greatest sporting spectacle, which the grand lords at FIFA have again decreed will not be fouled by video replay or additional officials, two other major sports - at least in North America - give perspective on the current stage of ... Read the whole story
[TELEVISION WATCH] Englishman Martin Tyler, selected as ESPN's lead play-by-play man for the World Cup, was selected to make his ESPN debut in the U.S. Saturday on ESPN2's live telecast of the USA-Australia match from Roodepoort, South Africa. 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


What They're Saying

"The talent's there. There's no reason Robert Green can't win and be exceptional. There's no reason David James can't win and have six brilliant games. But you're not sure, and that's the problem. On past form, there have been mistakes every two or three games, and that's why we're in the situation we are." -- Peter Shilton, the last great English goalkeeper, on the English national team's problem position, which is even more glaring because it's a strength of the USA, its opponent in their World Cup opener next Saturday. (AP) ...More


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