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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
[USA CONFIDENTIAL] Mark last Saturday, when Jurgen Klinsmann gave the captain's band to a man serving an eight-week suspension for violent play, as a dark day in U.S. men’s national team history. Bad enough that Jermaine Jones, who was recently dubbed Germany's "nastiest player," was included in the U.S. squad. ... Read the whole story
[USA-VENEZUELA REPORT CARD] While the U.S. attack was squandering chances, its defense was holding Venezuela to zero shots on goal. Ricardo Clark's header deep into stoppage time earned the Americans a 1-0 win. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the U.S. players ... Read the whole story
[USA-PANAMA] MLS fans will get a look at FC Dallas signings Blas Perez and Carlos Rodriguez and new Philadelphia Union midfielder Gabriel Gomez as they were all called into Panama's team that will face the USA Wednesday in Panama City (TV: Galavision, 8:30 p.m. ET). Read the whole story
[CONCACAF OLYMPIC QUALIFYING] On Friday night, the USA beat the Dominican Republic by the football score of 14-0. On Sunday afternoon, it again put by two touchdowns but missed the extra point en route to a 13-0 win over Guatemala. And like Friday night when Amy Rodriguez came off the ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Anisa Guajardo scored a hat trick to lead Mexico to a 7-0 win over the Dominican Republic in Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying at Vancouver's BC Place. Hermann Trophy winner Teresa Noyola, one of only two Mexican players to start the first two games, opened the scoring for the Tri. ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] The Arsenal-Manchester United game on Fox was overshadowed by the Manchester City-Tottenham match in which Brad Friedel's Spurs looked to close the gap on league leading City. Friedel made two big saves in the first half but was helpless as Mario Balotelli's penalty kick broke a 2-2 tie ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] The expansion Montreal Impact opened its preseason schedule Sunday with a 0-0 tie with a team of Chivas players in Guadalajara, Mexico. Coach Jesse Marsch used 31 players during the three-period scrimmage. For all the preseason schedules ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Didier Drogba's goal late in the first half was enough to give co-favorite Ivory Coast a 1-0 win over Sudan in their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations. Angola beat Burkina Faso, 2-1, in Sunday's other Group B game. For the complete schedule as well as television ... Read the whole story


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"I wanted to bring him into camp and see for myself why he was struggling. He had to get his fitness up to the level of the other players, so every day we pushed it a little more and a little more. I knew that when he's on the field, he is a very technically gifted player. He can play one touch football. We needed to find a way in the second half to move the ball quicker, to get the ball in the box and be a little more aggressive. He gives us more speed with his distribution and ...More


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