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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012
[MEXICO-USA] You've got to give Maurice Edu some credit. Faced with the prospect of playing centerback against Mexico's formidable array of attackers in their home fortress, Edu confidently referred to playing in the middle at the 2008 Olympic Games. The fact he's rarely played there since didn't seem to faze ... Read the whole story
[JAMAICA] Vancouver Whitecaps rookie Darren Mattocks, who has scored seven goals since returning to action after suffering burns in a kitchen fire in March, is among nine MLS players called in to represent Jamaica's Reggae Boyz in Wednesday's friendly against El Salvador at Washington's RFK Stadium. The game is one ... Read the whole story
[WEEK 24] Three MLS games are scheduled on Wednesday. Seven players will miss the Vancouver-FC Dallas game and six will be unavailable for Toronto FC-Portland because of international commitments, while the Galaxy's Landon Donovan is the only player away on national team duty for the Columbus-Los Angeles game. For all ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Former U.S. U-17 Will Packwood debuted for Birmingham City (League Championship), playing 75 minutes in its 5-1 victory over Barnet in England's Capital One Cup. Mike Grella scored for League One (third level) Scunthorpe United its wild match with Derby County that finished 5-5 before it prevailed in ... Read the whole story
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] The Sweden-Brazil match, one of 50-odd international friendlies on tap for Wednesday, is the farewell to Stockholm's Rasunda Stadium, where Brazil beat Sweden, 5-2, to win the 1958 World Cup. It could also be the farewell for embattled Brazil coach Mano Menezes. Spain heads to Puerto Rico for ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"This is a great chance for us to let the world know that we take soccer seriously in Puerto Rico. After all, this is the first time in our history that we will play against the reigning world champions."-- Puerto Rico coach Jeaustin Campos on his team playing Spain in a friendly on Wednesday in San Juan. Puerto Rico is No. 138 in FIFA's World Rankings; Spain is No. 1. (AP) ...More


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