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Home >Soccer America Daily > Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012
[OLYMPIC GOLD-MEDAL GAME] If you believe Mexico coach Luis Fernando Tena, his Tri has no chance of winning Saturday's gold-medal game against talent-laden Brazil (TV: NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, 10 a.m. ET). If doesn't help that Mexican leading scorer Giovani dos Santos was ruled out of the final with a ... Read the whole story
[OLYMPIC BRONZE-MEDAL GAME] South Korea earned more than a bronze medal when it beat Japan, 2-0, Friday for its first medal ever in men's soccer. The medal meant its players will be exempt from military service back home -- a huge coup for European-based players like Park Chu Young, whose ... Read the whole story
[OLYMPIC SPOTLIGHT] Japan's women's national team won't return home with gold, but they will return home in business class. New Japan Football Association president Kuniya Daini confirmed the women -- relegated to economy class while the Japanese men's national team flew in business class en route from Tokyo to Paris ... Read the whole story
[USA-MEXICO] Mexico has called up five foreign-based stars for its friendly against the USA Wednesday at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium (TV, ESPN2, ESPN3, Univision, 8 p.m. ET). Manchester United's Javier Hernandez and new Valencia signing Andres Guardado are among the players. Read the whole story
[WEEK 23] The New York Red Bulls reclaimed the lead in MLS's Eastern Conference with a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo, ending the visitors' bid for a club record sixth consecutive win. Newcomer Tim Cahill had assists on both goals scored by Markus Holgersson and Jan Gunnar Solli. For ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. international Mikkel Diskerud has changed Norwegian clubs, moving from struggling Stabaek to perennial power Rosenborg in a short-term deal that allows him to become a free agent at the end of the year. Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Antigua Barracuda FC dealt the Los Angeles Blues' playoff hopes a huge blow, rallying from 1-0 down to win for only its fourth victory in 21 games. The Charlotte Eagles moved into a tie for sixth place with a 3-0 win at Pittsburgh Riverhounds Friday night. For all the ... Read the whole story


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"People think I am joking, but if Alex Ferguson called me up and said, 'OK, let's do this, come and have a trial,' it would be impossible for me to say no. I would not take up the challenge if I didn't think I was good enough. I am a very accomplished player and know I could make a difference. I would be the fastest player in the team, but I can play as well. I am in Britain for a few more days. If Alex Ferguson wants to give me a call, he knows where I am." -- Jamaican ...More


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