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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, July 1, 2010
[U.S. UNDER-20 MEN] Eight players based at pro clubs in Mexico were called up by Thomas Rongen for the U.S. under-20 national team camp that runs through Monday in San Jose. Read the whole story
[PORTRAIT] Uruguay's glory days -- the achievements that led to its 1966 World Cup coach Ondino Viera saying that "Other countries have their history and Uruguay has its soccer" -- are in the distant past. But now, thanks much to young striker Luis "El Pistolero" Suarez, Uruguayans are starting to ... Read the whole story
[MEXICO] Calling Mexico's World Cup campaign a failure, Coach Javier Aguirre quit on Wednesday. For the fifth straight World Cup -- the second time with Aguirre in charge -- the Tri lost in the round of 16. Read the whole story
[BY THE NUMBERS] The 2010 World Cup produced 22 goals in the round of 16, well above the all-time low set four years ago but very close to the average number of goals scored in that phase of the competition since the format was introduced at the 1986 tournament. Read the whole story
[MLS] The 2010 season saw an influx of Salvadoran internationals reminiscent of the early days of MLS. But the recent imports haven't lasted long. As the July 1 date upon which all player contracts are guaranteed for the season approached, three of MLS's five Salvadoran imports were released. 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
[U.S. OPEN CUP] The defending champion Seattle Sounders needed penalty kicks to oust their former and future rival Portland Timbers before a sellout crowd of 15,422 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night in Portland. Read the whole story
[WPS] Brazilian star Marta scored two goals in the first eight minutes to lead the Marta XI to a 5-2 win over the Abby XI in the in the Women's Professional Soccer All-Star game played on Wednesday night before a crowd announced at 4,610 at Kennesaw State University's new stadium ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"President Goodluck Jonathan has directed that Nigeria withdraws from international competition for two years to enable the country to put its house in order. This directive became necessary following Nigeria's poor performance in the ongoing World Cup." -- Ima Niboro, special presidential adviser to Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, explains why the nation's leader has suspended its national team for two years. Nigeria finished last in Group B after losing to Argentina and Greece and tying South Korea. (BBC) ...More

World Cup 2010 in brief

[SCOREBOARD] The 2010 World Cup finished with an average of 2.27 goals a game, the second lowest in history. Spain's eight goals in seven games were the fewest of any team to win the World Cup. For all the World Cup results and leading scorers ... ...More



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