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Home >Soccer America Daily > Saturday, April 20, 2013
[FIFA] In the biggest political victory of his career, Sunil Gulati, president of U.S. Soccer, defeated his Mexican soccer federation counterpart, Justino Compean, 18-17, to win the FIFA executive committee seat from Concacaf's North America region being vacated by former Concacaf general secretary Chuck Blazer in May. Read the whole story
[THE PITCH: Blog 8] Packed houses for the recent U.S. women's internationals in Germany and the Netherlands meant in-game conversation between players was completely unheard. U.S. national team striker Christen Press, who scored two goals against the Dutch, has gotten used to reading players' body language and waiting for their ... Read the whole story
Julius Menendez, who was the head coach of the U.S. boxing team and coached Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) to a gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics and was assistant coach on the U.S. soccer team at the 1972 Munich Olympics, passed away on April 14, two days before his ... Read the whole story
[MLS SCHEDULE: Week 8] Eastern Conference leader Sporting Kansas City, which extended its shutout streak to 519 minutes with its 1-0 win at the New York Red Bulls, continues its difficult road trip with a match at the two-time defending champion LA Galaxy on Saturday night. FC Dallas will look ... Read the whole story
[NWSL SCHEDULE: Week 2] The Boston Breakers' match at FC Kansas City on Saturday was postponed because they could not leave Boston because of disruptions as authorities dealt with the search for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. For all the weekend action ... Read the whole story
[NASL SCHEDULE: Week 3] The defending champion Tampa Bay Rowdies will look to remain unbeaten when they host the Silverbacks, winners of their 2013 opener, on Saturday. For all the weekend action ... Read the whole story
[USL PRO REWIND: Week 5] A regular-season record crowd of 9,140 watched Orlando City top the LA Blues, 3-2, Friday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl. The win moved Orlando, which got two goals from Jamie Watson and one from Yann Songo'o, into a tie for first place with the ... Read the whole story


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