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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, March 12, 2012
[MLS WRAP] Seven games were played on Saturday and Sunday as MLS kicked off its 17th season; Real Salt Lake dropped the defending champion Galaxy down to earth with a 3-1 win at Home Depot Center, while the other conference champion, Sporting Kansas City, provided the only road win by ... Read the whole story
[TELEVISION WATCH] All the pre-game buildup was about Kyle Martino working "Between the Benches," but the star of the debut of MLS on NBC Sports Network was Englishman Arlo White, who was as good as his billing. For more on what we learned from the FC Dallas-New York opener. (Along ... Read the whole story
[WEEK 1] The pouring rain sweeping down the West Coast did not dampen the Portland Timbers in their home opener against the Philadelphia Union. The Timbers came back from a goal down to defeat the Union, 3-1, on goals by rookie Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Kris Boyd and Kalif Alhassan. For the ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] DaMarcus Beasley put Puebla ahead in the first half, but 2010 U.S. World Cup teammate Herculez Gomez responded with two goals in the second half -- the first a golazo -- to give Santos a 3-1 win in Mexico's Torneo Clausura on Saturday. The two goals give Gomez ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Tim Howard held off Tottenham to help Everton extend its unbeaten streak to seven games with a 1-0 win over Brad Friedel's struggling Spurs, loser of three in a row. Tim Ream's Bolton Wanderers edged QPR, 2-1, in a game that saw the referee and his assistants miss ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] The USA rallied for two goals in the last 12 minutes to beat Canada, 2-1, and win the 2012 Concacaf Under-20 Women's Championship. It was the USA's second consecutive regional tournament title at this age level. For six of its players, the win was revenge for ... Read the whole story
[GOLEADORES] Lionel Messi followed up on his five-goal Champions League performance in the midweek with two La Liga goals to give him 50 for Barcelona in all competitions this season. In Germany, Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez hit a trick while in England Wayne Rooney's double-strike moved Manchester United into the ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"This game is on me. It's my fault. I should have used fresher bodies. We hit the wall and made mistakes that are attributed to fatigue. The travel, the two games this week added up to being a pretty tired team over the last 20 minutes, and it cost us the game. I take full responsibility for that."-- Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena after the defending champion fell at home, 3-1, to Real Salt Lake in its 2012 season opener. Arena started nine players who played 90 minutes in Wednesday's 2-2 Concacaf Champions League tie at Toronto. (MLSSoccer.com) ...More


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