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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
[MLS SUPERDRAFT] League officials have contracted the MLS SuperDraft yet again, and each year they tweak and revamp their player-acquisition mechanisms to provide teams alternatives to the annual beauty pageant, but for the next two and a half days it will take center stage. As the eighth expansion team added ... Read the whole story
[ADIDAS MLS COMBINE] The adidas MLS Combine isn't like the NFL combines, where a player's time in the 40-yard dash can make or break him, but the 2011 combine in Lauderhill, Fla., did include performance testing in three areas. The star was High Point's Karo Okiomah, who finished first in ... Read the whole story
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Three more Colombians are headed to MLS. The New England Revolution signed center back John Lozano and attacking midfielder Fernando Cardenas from America de Cali, relegated from the First Division for the first time in its 84-year history, while veteran midfielder Rafael Robayo signed with the Chicago Fire ... Read the whole story
[AWARDS] As expected, Lionel Messi won the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'or as the top player in the world, finishing ahead of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona teammate Xavi. The award was the third in a row for Messi, who joins Michel Platini as the only winner of the Ballon ... Read the whole story
[AWARDS] Homare Sawa, who captained Japan to the 2011 Women's World Cup title, ended Marta's five-year reign as the top player, beating out the Brazilian forward and American Abby Wambach was a finalist. Read the whole story
[AWARDS] Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was named the 2011 FIFA Coach of the Year for men's soccer, while Norio Sasaki, who led Japan to the Women's World Cup title, won the award for women's soccer. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK] Young Brazilian Neymar won the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of the year, beating out Lionel Messi and Englishman Wayne Rooney. Neymar's goal came in a Brazilian league game for Santos. Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] Who's the better American attacker? Landon Donovan or Clint Dempsey? They will get a rare chance to square off when Everton with Donovan (on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy) and Tim Howard hosts Dempsey's Fulham in the fourth round of the English FA Cup. Read the whole story


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"He already speaks very well, which has also been a surprise. So beyond showing that he's a great player, he's showed that he's also an intelligent person."-- Chievo's front office member Fabio Moro, who played for the club for 11 seasons, on midfielder Michael Bradley. The 24-year-old American joined the club in August and already conducts interviews in Italian. (AP) ...More


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