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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Feb. 20, 2012
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] There was a lot of head-scratching following the announcement that the Seattle Sounders had traded for unsettled Eddie Johnson after the Montreal Impact selected the former U.S. international in Friday's allocation. Johnson's recent record isn't stellar, but there's a lot of upside to Johnson. At his best, Johnson ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Steven Lenhart and Brad Ring scored to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire in Oxnard, Calif. The Philadelphia Union played to a 1-1 tie with 2011 USL PRO champion Orlando City before 5,968 fans at the Citrus Bowl. FC Dallas, Houston, Seattle and ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Tim Ream made his debut for Bolton Wanderers in its 2-0 win over Millwall in the English FA Cup. Also making his debut was Mikkel Diskerud, who started for Gent in its 1-1 tie with Lokeren in Belgium's Jupiler League. Robbie Findley had the insurance goal in Nottingham ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Robbie Rogers' debut for Leeds United lasted all of 11 minutes as he suffered a suspected concussion after a collision with Doncaster Rovers' Tommy Spurr late in their English League Championship game. Rogers was taken to the hospital and after play resumed Leeds completed a comeback from 2-0 ... Read the whole story
[USA WOMEN] U.S. coach Pia Sundhage called in 23 players for the trip to the annual Algarve Cup that begins Feb. 29 in Portugal. Four players weren't with the team for Olympic qualifying: backup goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and defenders Stephanie Cox, Whitney Engen and Meghan Klingenberg. Read the whole story
[U.S. UNDER-20 MEN] Eight foreign-based players -- including three from Mexican club Santos -- and two MLS players -- 2010 No. 1 SuperDraft pick Omar Salgado (Vancouver) and Victor Pineda (Chicago) -- were among the 26 players Tab Ramos named to the U.S. under-20 national team training camp Feb. 20-March ... Read the whole story
[U.S. UNDER-18 MEN] Spaniard Javier Perez has been hired as the head coach of the U.S. under-18 national team, replacing Richie Williams, who left after a brief time on the job to take over as the head of the under-17 national team program.  Perez is the director of coaching at ... Read the whole story
[GOLEADORES] Lionel Messi scored four goals in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Valencia to give him 27 La Liga goals, one less than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who struck once in Real's 4-0 win over Racing Santander. For leading scorer updates in Europe's major leagues and video of Messi's quartet ... Read the whole story


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"When I started out at Manchester United my entire coaching staff consisted of just eight people, and that included my assistant coaches, fitness trainers and scouts. Now I've got 10 sport scientists!"-- Alex Ferguson, who became Manchester United head coach 25 years ago. (FIFA.com) ...More


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