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Home >Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] It's a night Manchester won't quickly forget: Both United and City were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League. City's exit was not entirely unexpected. But United's elimination was a stunner. A 2-1 loss to tiny Swiss club FC Basel relegated United to playing Thursday nights in ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] In France, they're now celebrating two miracles. Marseille's qualification for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League followed a two-goal comeback in the last five minutes. But that was nothing compared to what Lyon accomplished. Needing to beat Dinamo Zagreb away and have Real Madrid win ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] CSKA Moscow joined Napoli, Basel and Lyon as the final four teams to qualify for the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League. CSKA leapfrogged Lille and Trabzonspor when it beat Inter Milan, 2-1, at the San Siro and Lille and Trabzonspor tied 0-0 in France. Inter Milan had ... Read the whole story
[BEST OF MLS 2011: Attacking midfielders] The third installment of Soccer America’s 2011 Positional Rankings puts the spotlight on attacking midfielders, and league MVP Dwayne De Rosario’s remarkable season earns him top spot. Read the whole story
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Six years after leaving college to embark on a soccer journey that took him to Europe and Vietnam, Lee Nguyen has signed to play in MLS. Read the whole story
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Miguel Montano, who played on loan from Seattle to Montreal in the second-division North American Soccer League in 2011, has signed an MLS deal with the Impact for 2012. Read the whole story
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Seattle Sounders signed 30-year-old Austrian goalkeeper Michael Gspurning as its replacement for the retiring Kasey Keller, and the Philadelphia Union acquired Costa Rican international Josue Martinez from Saprissa. Gspurning has been capped three times by Austria and been one of the top goalies in Greece the past ... Read the whole story
[MLS 2012] UCLA and Louisville lead all schools with four players each invited to attend the 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine Jan. 6-10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Read the whole story

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