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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, Aug. 6, 2012
[OBITUARY] Kirk Urso, the Columbus Crew rookie who died unexpectedly Sunday morning, was remembered by players and coaches as a hard-working young man who fulfilled his dream of being a pro, starting for the Crew to open the 2012 season despite being passed over in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Read the whole story
[WEEK 22] The Seattle Sounders pounded the Los Angeles Galaxy, 4-0, on Sunday night before a crowd of 60,908 at CenturyLink Field to snap the Galaxy's five-game unbeaten streak. Eddie Johnson scored his 10th goal, Fredy Montero scored on a half-volley, and Alex Caskey and Andy Rose added their first ... Read the whole story
[MLS GOLEADORES] Seattle took a chance on Eddie Johnson, welcoming the 28-year-old back to MLS after he had spent five unsuccessful years with four different clubs in Europe. Johnson, who has scored seven headers, is now the Sounders' leading scorer. ... For VIDEO of Johnson's 10th goal of the season ... Read the whole story
[TALE OF THE TAPE] Monday's USA-Canada semifinal match in the Olympic women's soccer competition features Abby Wambach and Christine Sinclair, who have scored 142 and 140 international goals and are chasing Mia Hamm's world record of 158 goals. Canada coach John Herdman compared the soft-spoken Sinclair to a Rolls-Royce. "She ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] While the USA looks to return to the gold-medal match for the fifth straight time with a win over Canada (TV: (NBCSN, live, 2:45 pm ET), world champion Japan meets France in the other semifinal (NBCSN, live, noon ET). The game comes less than three weeks after France beat ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Mexico recovered after blowing a 2-0 lead to beat Senegal, 4-2, in overtime and advance to the final four of the Olympic men's soccer competition for the first time since 1968. Giovani dos Santos and Hector Herrera scored in overtime in a match that drew 81,855 fans at Wembley ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Herculez Gomez scored his second goal of the La Liga MX season on a header, but Santos blew a quick 2-0 lead and had to settle for a 2-2 tie with visiting Puebla. Anthony Brooks made his debut for Hertha Berlin in its 2-2 tie with Paderborn Friday ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] The expansion San Antonio Scorpions suffered only their third loss in 18 games when they fell at home to the Puerto Rico Islanders, 2-1, on Sunday night. The Scorpions' lead over the second-place Tampa Bay Rowdies and Islanders is now only one point. For all the action ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"This country is brilliant. The mentality of the people. The conditions. ... The soccer here, they do it the best they can. It's good. They can be better. So, if I can help it to be better soccer here ... I think it's good. They are great. They are in a good way. And I hope to come here and play one day." -- Cristiano Ronaldo, currently on tour in the USA with Real Madrid, on his prospects of playing in MLS. (MLSsoccer.com Video) ...More


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