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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
[USA MEN] In naming his squad for a friendly against Italy, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he hoped to build on what the team had achieved in November when the Americans beat Slovenia, 3-2, in Ljubljana, to close out their 2011 schedule. That was the team’s best performance under Klinsmann, ... Read the whole story
[ITALY-USA] World Cup 2006 champions Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo are the only players in Coach Cesare Prandelli's starting lineup for Wednesday's friendly against the United States in Genoa that started as many as four Euro 2012 qualifiers last year. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] Longshot Antigua & Barbuda, the USA's first opponent in World Cup 2014 qualifying, begins its preparations with a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago's Soca Warriors Wednesday at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in St. John's. The Benna Boys have brought in five players from England, including ... Read the whole story
[EURO 2012 COUNTDOWN] England isn't the only national team that has had a captain controversy. Ever since Patrice Evra famously led a revolt at the 2010 World Cup, France has desperately been seeking someone to lead its fragile team struggling to recover from its South Africa disaster. Coach Laurent Blanc ... Read the whole story
[DISNEY PRO CLASSIC] Playing a man up for 86 minutes, FC Dallas defeated USL PRO champion Orlando City, 4-0, at the Disney Pro Soccer Classic on Tuesday. Former U.S. U-20 Moises Orozco broke a 1-1 tie in the 85th minute and Joao Plata added an insurance goal as Toronto FC ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] The Philadelphia Union, the only MLS team still training abroad, got goals from Chandler Hoffman, Roger Torres and Antoine Hoppenot to beat the Costa Rican under-20 national team, 3-0, in San Jose. For all the preseason schedules and results ... Read the whole story


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"I remember the World Cup semifinal. Losing that game was really hard to get over. We were playing at home dreaming of winning the World Cup. To beat Italy you need to score first or else they’ll kill you, you can't stay calm against them."-- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann recalls the 2006 World Cup when he coached host Germany and it lost, 2-0, in overtime of the semifinals to eventual champ Italy. Klinsmann leads the USA against Italy in a friendly on Wednesday (2:30 pm ET, ESPN2, ESPN3.com, Galavision). (AP) ...More


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