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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, July 22, 2010
[MY VIEW] Listening all last weekend on the Red Sox telecasts to the promos of Wednesday's friendly between Celtic and Sporting Lisbon at Boston's famed Fenway Park reminded me just how mainstream soccer has become. Read the whole story
English clubs Manchester United, Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth all won matches against North American opponents, though Bolton and Portsmouth needed penalty kicks. D.C. United advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-0 win over the USL-2 Harrisburg City Islanders. For all the Wednesday action ... Read the whole story
[SUPERLIGA] Nearly lost in a flurry of red and yellow cards Wednesday night at Robertson Stadium was a 1-0 Houston defeat of Puebla that clinched both teams a spot in the SuperLiga semifinals. Read the whole story
[SUPERLIGA] He barely lasted into the second half, yet Giancarlo Maldonado -- the Venezuelan signed by Chivas USA earlier this month -- made his minutes count by scoring the only goal of a 1-0 Chivas USA SuperLiga win over Pachuca Wednesday at Home Depot Center. Read the whole story
[MLS] After forsaking MLS to try his luck overseas thousands of miles from home, Sal Zizzo has returned to Southern California. [Correction: Soccer America erred when it reported in Wednesday Soccer America Daily that there had been no official acknowledgment from MLS that a weighted lottery would be conducted for ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The Rose Bowl will be the site of the 2011 Gold Cup, which marks the 20th anniversary of the Concacaf championship for national teams. Read the whole story
[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Sydney Leroux scored in the 21st minute to give the USA a 1-0 win over South Korea and earn it first place in Group D to set up a date with Nigeria in Augsburg on Sunday. Read the whole story
[TELEVISION WATCH] Fox Soccer Channel will air "Team USA: Journey for Glory" -- a 30-minute program on the USA's 2010 World Cup performance -- Aug. 7 at 9:30 pm ET, preceding its broadcast of the Los Angeles Galaxy-Real Madrid friendly. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

FIFA and the technical sub-committee confirmed that goal-line technology will be on the agenda of the next annual business meeting of the IFAB in October 2010." -- A statement from FIFA after its rule-making body, the IFAB, neglected to address the topic of video-replay during a meeting on Wednesday in which it did approve continued experimentation with two extra officials. In addition to the referee and two linesmen, an extra official will monitor each penalty area in UEFA Champions League games as well as in the Europa League (which used the five-person system last season) and other competitions around the ...More


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