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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, July 8, 2010
[SPAIN-GERMANY] The Spaniards controlled the game and outshot Germany over 90 minutes, but depended on defender Carles Puyol heading home a corner kick for a 1-0 win that sends them to the World Cup final for the first time in history. The 2008 European champion meets the Netherlands, which is ... Read the whole story
[REPORT CARD] Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the players after Spain's 1-0 win over Germany in the World Cup semifinals on Wednesday. Read the whole story
[REACTION] Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque says the key to his team's 1-0 win over Germany was that the Germans didn't put his team under pressure. He went on to say the Germans weren't as good as expected. Read the whole story
[REACTION] Joachim Loew was certainly impressed by Spain. "I am fairly convinced Spain will win the title," said the German coach after his team fell in the semifinals of the World Cup. Read the whole story
[MY VIEW] You may have heard of that nasty ball -- the Jabulani (means "to celebrate" in isiZulu) -- which has generated much nonsense from a handful of players, egged on by eager beaver journalists, about the different qualities of the adidas pill. Read the whole story
[U.S. OPEN CUP] Nate Jaqua scored twice in the second half to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup. Read the whole story
[MLS] The New England Revolution pulled off the biggest upset of the MLS season when it ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Los Angeles. The loss was only the second of the season for the league-leading Galaxy, which was playing without World Cup star Landon Donovan, ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I think we're in the midst of all of that. Whenever there has been a four-year effort on both sides there is a little time that's needed to look at things, to talk to some different people, to assess options and I've had some different conversations, one with [U.S. Soccer presidentl] Sunil Gulati and one with [U.S. Soccer secretary general] Dan Flynn, so I think we're moving through that period and we'll see where it gets everybody."-- Bob Bradley on his future as U.S. national team coach. (Washington Post) ...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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