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Home >Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
[USA SPOTLIGHT] The USA has scored just 0.78 goals per game and was shut out four times in nine matches under Coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who for Wednesday’s friendly against Italy has called in German product Terrence Boyd -- a 21-year-old striker who is the leading scorer on Borussia Dortmund's reserve ... Read the whole story
[ITALY SPOTLIGHT] The USA isn't the only team hobbling. Italy will be without all its big-name strikers for Wednesday's friendly in Genoa. American-born Giuseppe Rossi (knee injury) and Antonio Cassano (heart ailments) both face long-term layoffs. Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, the bad boy of Italian soccer, is "a little ... Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Preseason results don't matter, but what, if anything, they portend for the future can matter. When Real Salt Lake lost to the Galaxy, 2-0, Saturday in Tuscon at the Desert Diamond Cup, there were all manner of mitigating circumstances. Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] An own goal by Hanyer Mosquera ended the Portland Timbers' shutout streak at 369 minutes and earned the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 tie with the Timbers in the first day of the Portland Timbers Tournament. Kalif Alhassan had scored in the first half for the Timbers. AIK Stockholm ... Read the whole story
[MONEY MATTERS] Arsenal may be struggling on the field, but it's doing well on the bottom line, reporting pre-tax profits of more than $78 million for the first six months of the fiscal year. The Gunners have cash reserves of more than $182 million and no short-term debt. The club's ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK] Lionel Messi scored his 29th La Liga goal of the season with an amazing free kick. Read the whole story


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"We want to see guys who fight for their spots. That's the first message to Jozy [Altidore] when he gets here: Man, we want you to be in the starting lineup. I'm not happy with it. I don't want to see you coming off the bench. Yesterday was a start maybe. He has to underline that. He has to be ready in training every time. He can't be late, he can't be lazy, he can't be anything like that. This is what we want to see. They'll hear that every time they come into the national team camp. If over ...More


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