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Home > Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011
[TRANSFER WATCH] For the third time in three seasons, Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson have been loaned out. Altidore joined second-place Turkish First Division club Bursaspor after seeing little playing time at Villarreal, while Johnson, in his last season at Fulham, will play for Preston North End, last in the ... Read the whole story
[TRANSFER WATCH] So much for English club owners becoming parsimonious. On the final day of the January transfer window, Chelsea spent $120 million to acquire Spaniard Fernando Torres and Brazilian defender David Luiz. In the first transfer since Boston Red Sox owners took control of Liverpool, the Reds shelled out ... Read the whole story
[EGYPT-USA] The friendly game between the USA and Egypt scheduled to be played Feb. 9 in Cairo has been canceled due to the current unrest in the country. The Americans will not play a match on this fixture date. Read the whole story
[U.S. WOMEN] U.S. women's national team coach Pia Sundhage will open the largest camp of the year when she brings in 32 players on Thursday in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The invitees include three college seniors taken in the 2011 WPS Draft -- including No. 1 pick Alex Morgan -- and ... Read the whole story
[MLS] The rapid progress shown by goalkeeper Sean Johnson last year in his rookie season and the new MLS rules regarding rosters has prompted the Chicago Fire to waive keeper Andrew Dykstra, who had been the heir-apparent to former Fire goalie Jon Busch. Read the whole story
[MLS] Charlie Davies scored for D.C. United, which won the Carolina Challenge Cup with a 2-2 tie with Toronto FC. The Columbus Crew won the Atlanta Pro Soccer Challenge with wins over New England and Houston. The expansion Portland Timbers ended their preseason campaign unbeaten at 2-0-6 when they tied ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK] That age-old tradition of intentionally kicking the ball out of bounds so an injury can be treated, to be followed by the inbounding team delivering the ball back to the opponent, went awry in a minor league English game -- leading to a couple of bizarre goals. Read the whole story

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