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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
[USA SPOTLIGHT] Two years ago, Fabian Johnson lined up alongside Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil in a midfield that led Germany to a 4-0 win over England in the U-21 European Championship final. Now the Munich-born Johnson, whose father is American, has decided to wear the U.S. jersey, accepting an ... Read the whole story
[USA MEN] Jurgen Klinsmann called up former German youth international Fabian Johnson of Hoffenheim for the USA's friendlies against Costa Rica on Sept. 2 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. (ESPN2, ESPN3.com, Galavision, 8 p.m. PT, 11 p.m. ET) and Belgium four days later at Brussels' King Baudouin ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Los Angeles Galaxy's 2-0 win over Alajuelense of Costa Rica assured MLS of having teams atop the standings in all four groups. After Day 2 of the regional competition, MLS clubs are 8-1-1 -- and the lone defeat came Thursday when Toronto FC fell to fellow ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Strange as it may seem for suspended Concacaf Champions League games to be replayed in their entirety rather than resumed, FC Dallas took care of Toronto FC by the same 1-0 score by which it led when play was stopped Wednesday night. Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] A schedule lightened by a fierce hurricane expected to hit the East Coast this weekend still includes several games important to the playoff chase, with these story lines of interest ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] Sunday's New York-Los Angeles and Philadelphia-New England matches have been postponed because of the impending hurricane on the East Coast. The start of Saturday's D.C. United-Portland match was moved up. For all this weekend's action ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore, who scored twice in AZ's win over the weekend in the Dutch Eredivisie, added two more goals in its 6-0 win over Norway's Aalesund to breeze into the group stage of the Europa League. Meanwhile, Carlos Bocanegra scored for Scottish club Rangers, but its 1-1 tie ... Read the whole story
[WPS] The regular-season champion Western New York Flash features such stars as Brazilian Marta, Canadian Christine Sinclair and young American Alex Morgan, but it will be tested against the Philadelphia Independence in Saturday's WPS final. The Independence is led by 24-year-old Veronica Boquete, the surprise winner of the league's Michelle ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"All three of these players are trying to sort out their club situations, and the deadline for transfers is a week away. They have also not been playing matches, so for these reasons we decided to select different players for this roster."-- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann on the exclusion of Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark and Jermaine Jones from the roster he picked for friendlies against Costa Rica and Belgium. (USSoccer.com) ...More


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