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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, July 8, 2011
[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] A rematch of the 2008 Olympic final will eliminate either the United States or Brazil at the quarterfinal stage of the Women's World Cup. American keeper Hope Solo and Brazilian bombshell Marta are again among the major players for Sunday's showdown. Read the whole story
[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Unless the USA can beat Brazil in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals Saturday, it will fail to finish in the top three of a major competition for the first time. Dating back to the first world championship in 1991, it has never finished lower than third. Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The Women's World Cup quarterfinals begin Saturday with two matches: Germany-Japan and England-France. On Sunday, Sweden-Australia is followed by USA-Brazil. All four matches will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN3.com. For the complete schedule ... Read the whole story
[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] Mexico won the 2005 Under-17 World Cup with such current national team stars as Giovanni dos Santos, Efrain Juarez and Hector Moreno. Now, it is on the brink of another under-17 championship, qualifying for the final of the 2011 edition at home with an epic 3-2 win ... Read the whole story
[MLS] One of the better defensive units in MLS this season has been altered with the trade of left back Jordan Harvey from Philadelphia to Vancouver. Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] The Portland Timbers look to end their skid at home when they host the Seattle Sounders in the Cascadia Cup on Sunday (TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, 4 p.m. ET) ... Read the whole story
[STATE OF THE GAME] I was in Cairo -- nearly two years ago -- to watch the World Cup qualifying match between Egypt and Algeria. Other than feeling the exhilaration of witnessing an unforgettable match, there was one incident in particular that stuck in my mind -- an incident that ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Costa Rica, a last-minute invitee, is the surprise leader in Group A at the Copa America after beating Bolivia, 2-0, on Thursday. The Ticos, who are missing many of their stars from the Gold Cup, got goals from Josue Martinez and Joel Campbell. For all the action ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I prefer to be humble because I think that is the nicest way. But of course I want to win the World Cup for Brazil, to achieve something that I have not before and to give this gift to my country. I have always dreamed of this, ever since I was a little girl. When I was small I just wanted to play, all the time. When you are young and playing you dream of great things, every kid is the same I think."-- Marta, who leads Brazil into its quarterfinal date with the USA on Sunday at the Women's ...More


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