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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
[HEXAGONAL: Matchday 10] A game that shouldn't have meant much for the USA, which had booked its World Cup ticket more than a month ago, turned into one of the most dramatic in Concacaf history. The 3-2 win at Panama came thanks to two stoppage-time goals and saved Mexico from ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] As the games were winding down, and Mexico looked headed for elimination from World Cup contention, Mexican TV showed a split screen of the Panama-USA and Costa Rica-Mexico games. The very emotional commentator left no doubt that there's a lot of gratitude from south of ... Read the whole story
[HEXAGONAL: Matchday 10] Mexico won only two games, scored only seven goals and finished with only 11 points -- all all-time lows for a team in the Hexagonal top four -- but El Tri is still alive. Thanks to Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: Europe] Four teams, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, which has never played in the World Cup, all controlled their own fate and all got the job done, clinching the remaining European group titles on Tuesday. Eight second-place teams, including Iceland, which has also never played in the World Cup, ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: South America] Chile beat Ecuador, 2-1, on the final day of World Cup qualifying in South America, but the result sent both teams to the finals as Uruguay only managed to beat archrival Argentina by one goal, 3-2. The Celeste, whose fourth-place finish was the best ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: Africa] Even if he's still around for the second leg of the Egypt-Ghana World Cup 2014 qualifying series, Bob Bradley has the unenviable task of preparing a team whose dream has been shattered. For two years, Bradley nurtured the World Cup hopes of a nation in ... Read the whole story
[MLS PREVIEW: Week 34] Landon Donovan needs one goal to break the MLS career scoring record of 134 goals he shares with Jeff Cunningham, but don't look for him to break it Wednesday night against the Montreal Impact in the final MLS interconference game of the season. Donovan, who was ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"Hopefully, I get free vacations to Mexico whenever I want." -- Graham Zusi, whose goal in stoppage time saved Mexico from elimination from the World Cup that would have cost the Mexican federation, TV networks, advertisers and tour operators hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenues. (MLSSoccer.com) ...More

What They're Saying

"Look, we're happy we won, but I feel bad for Panama. I could see it on the players' faces after the game. I wanted to congratulate them on a good tournament, but the sad thing about sports is there's always a loser. Sucks that it comes at the expense of a victory for us, but that's life." -- Midfielder Sacha Kljestan on the bittersweet mood of the U.S. players after they crushed Panamanian hopes. (MLSSoccer.com) ...More


What They're Saying

"We all felt every little piece of it. It shows you how brutal football can be for one side that is almost there, and then the other side is back in. But, at the end of the day I mentioned it before, we were here to give everything we have. We said that we are here to win and get three points. Obviously, nobody expected we were going to turn things around in the last one minute, but you have to play it all the way to the end and we did that. Our players gave everything they had, kept ...More



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