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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, May 31, 2007
Players such as Italian-based New Yorker Gabriel Ferrari have a chance to clinch a spot on the U.S. team that will compete in this summer's U-20 World Cup when Coach Thomas Rongen assesses a 16-man squad during a dress rehearsal tour of Canada. Perhaps half of the players Rongen has ... Read the whole story
The U.S. Soccer Federation is creating a national youth league and academy program for teenage boys that will involve up to 2,400 players at both the U-15 and U-18 age groups, according to Washington Post reporter Steven Goff . "The federation plans to identify 60 to 80 youth clubs across ... Read the whole story
Four years after signing 18-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo, then a relatively unknown winger at Portuguese club Sporting, Manchester United has spent big money on two young prospects from Portuguese clubs. United agreed to sign Sporting winger Nani, who has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, for $35 million and Porto's Brazilian playmaker, ... Read the whole story
Sepp Blatter's re-election to a third term as president of FIFA on Thursday was overshadowed by remarks by Scotsman John McBeth critical of corruption within FIFA countries that resulted in his being replaced by Geoff Thompson, chairman of the English FA, as Britain's vice-president on FIFA's executive committee. McBeth won ... Read the whole story
[VIDEO] MLS can be justly criticized for several facets of its play, and the current goalscoring rate of 2.55 goals per game isn't spectacular, yet more than a few of the goals have been just that. Each of the five nominees for Goal of the Week last week deserved high ... Read the whole story
[PDL RESULTS] The Kansas City Brass improved to 4-0-0 with a 1-0 win over Springfield and 3-1 victory at St. Louis. Joshua White had the lone goal in the win over the Demize, while he had the second goal against the Lions, who had a run of 15 games without ... Read the whole story
When word got out earlier this year that Vietnam's head coach Alfred Riedl, 57, needed a kidney transplant, 80 Vietnamese soccer fans offered to donate one of theirs. A compatible donor was found, and the popular Austrian is recovering well. "I was really touched when I saw that so many ... Read the whole story
[W-LEAGUE RESULTS] The San Diego Sunwaves became the first team to record three wins when they improved to 3-0-0 with wins at Ft. Collins (3-2) and Mile High (4-0). Rebekah Patrick and Holly Grogan scored in both games. Mexican international Sophia Perez in goal got tremendous support from Mariette Boyce, ... Read the whole story

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"If Rafa said he wanted to buy 'Snoogy Doogy,' we would back him." -- Liverpool's American owner George Gillett, trying to demonstrate his support of Coach Rafael Benitez's offseason player shopping, creates a new rapper moniker. (BBC) ...More

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