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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
[U.S. SOCCER] U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann's previous coaching stint, at Bayern Munich, lasted less than a season, but his former bosses at the German powerhouse believe he can find success with the USA. Read the whole story
[U.S. SCRIMMAGE] Before going their separate ways, the U.S. national team and U.S. under-23 national team played to a 1-1 tie in their second scrimmage on Tuesday night at the Home Depot Center. Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] No team claimed more players in the SuperDraft and Supplemental Draft than the seven collected by the Philadelphia Union, yet none of them is expected to fill immediate needs. Instead, the club had already locked up Costa Rican striker Josue Martinez and defender Porfirio Lopez, and Panamanian midfielder ... Read the whole story
[MLS SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT] The Montreal Impact took Charlotte midfielder Evan James with the first pick of Major League Soccer's Supplemental Draft. Other players taken in the four-round draft included Tim Pontius (brother of D.C. United's Chris Pontius), Nate Polak (whose brother Tyler was taken as a GA pick in the ... Read the whole story
[MLS TRANSACTIONS]  The Portland Timbers signed their fourth Colombian, 24-year-old defender Hanyer Mosquera, who played last season in the Copa Sudamericana with La Equidad. The Vancouver Whitecaps signed former New England and Philadelphia Union keeper Brad Knighton, who played for the 'Caps new coach, Martin Rennie, with the Carolina RailHawks ... Read the whole story
[AMERICAN ABROAD] Defender Eric Lichaj, who started for the USA at the 2011 Gold Cup, returned to action Tuesday after a five-month layoff following hip surgery. The Chicago product started the first half at right back for Aston Villa's reserves in their 7-1 win over Wolves. Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Tijuana's Joe Benny Corona was named the top newcomer in Mexico's First Division at the Balon de Oro awards ceremony in Mexico City on Monday. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK] Nottingham Forest's miserable season was summed up by American Robbie Findley's miss in its 4-0 loss at Leicester City on Tuesday. The ball came to him two yards out with an open goal in front of him and he managed to sky the ball over the goal. Read the whole story


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"Had it rained, the event would not have taken place. It didn't rain on the ceremony, it was successful and I would use him again if I needed to." -- Ana Marta de Pizarro, an anthropologist who helped organize the closing ceremony at the 2011 Under-20 World Cup in Colombia, justifying the hiring of a shaman for $2,000 to keep rain away from the closing ceremony. The Colombian attorney general's office is questioning cost overruns of more than $1 million -- the shaman's charges included -- for the closing ceremony. (AP) ...More


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