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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, June 17, 2011
[USA CONFIDENTIAL] On form, Jamaica probably rates an unfamiliar role as favorite for its quarterfinal against the USA at RFK Stadium on Sunday, despite not being able to win any of the 17 previous matches between the countries. Read the whole story
[USA CONFIDENTIAL] For the time being, more promising young Americans are trying their luck overseas than in MLS, but breaking into the first team at a foreign club, let alone landing a steady starting job, remains difficult. Only two Americans under 23 have started more than 30 league games. For ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The Gold Cup quarterfinals begin Saturday when Mexico faces Guatemala and Costa Rica meets Honduras at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Following Sunday's USA-Jamaica game at Washington's RFK Stadium, Panama and El Salvador square off in a game sure to attract a large Salvadoran audience. For the Gold Cup game ... Read the whole story
[PROFILES] The USA kicks off play at the 2011 Under-17 World Cup in Mexico on Sunday when it faces the Czech Republic in Torreon (TV: ESPNU, live 7 pm ET). Coach Wilmer Cabrera's U-17s are a multi-ethnic team that includes immigrants from war-torn Croatia and Sierra Leone, the sons of ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOOK] Sporting Kansas City moved out of the basement in the overall MLS standings wih a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. C.J. Sapong had the first goal at Liverstrong Sporting Park for SKC, which has won two in a row. For all the action ... Read the whole story
[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Concacaf champion Canada will take one of the most experienced teams to the Women's World Cup. Christine Sinclair, who ranks fifth all-time in the world with 116 goals, is one of four Canadians with 100 or more caps, and goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc is headed to the ... Read the whole story
[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Marta and Western New York Flash teammate Maurine are joined by eight former WPS players among 21 players Coach Kleiton Lima has selected for Brazil's Women's World Cup team. Read the whole story
[CPISRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS] The USA opens play Sunday against Japan at the 2011 CPISRA 7-a-side World Championships in the Netherlands. Berths in next year's Paralympic Games will go to the top seven finishers ... Read the whole story


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"I'm in favor of (local) identity. If Porto is in Portugal, it should play with Portuguese players instead of buying left, right and center from other countries."-- Michel Platini, president of European soccer's governing body UEFA, complains about Porto and Braga fielding 14 South Americans between them in their starting lineups for the Europa League final, which Porto won, 1-0, last month. (Reuters) ...More


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