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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, Oct. 5, 2007
[TV PREVIEWS] Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney breaks down the action in MLS, which begins Friday when Kansas City hosts D.C. United. It's gut-check time for the Wizards and the Fire, who can solidify if not confirm postseason reservations by winning at home, and must-win time for skidding homies Columbus and ... Read the whole story
Midfielder Ricardo Clark, one of the defending MLS champion Houston Dynamo's key players and a player with a bright future on the U.S. national team, was banned for nine games -- an MLS record -- and fined $10,000 after a violent kick on Guatemalan Carlos Ruiz during last Sunday's FC ... Read the whole story
If New York coach Bruce Arena told his team it had to break its recent trend of tying three straight games, 2-2, the message came through garbled. Poised again to clinch a playoff spot by winning, again the Red Bulls faltered. They scored an own goal and had a player ... Read the whole story
Arsenal's fast start has led to comparisons between Arsene Wenger's young Gunners and his "Invincibles" of four seasons ago. Manchester City's Brazilian, Elano, is one of the best summer signings in the English Premier League. After Marseille's victory at Liverpool on Wednesday, Belgian coach Eric Gerets must get down to ... Read the whole story
Of the seven Americans to play Thursday in UEFA Cup action, only three survived to reach the group stage. Ramiro Corrales and Danny Califf had reason to celebrate, as did Tim Howard after a dangerous trip to Ukraine. But Oguchi Onyewu saw red at Standard Liege, and Brad Friedel's Blackburn ... Read the whole story
Dutch club Ajax's European slide continued. Just five weeks after it lost in UEFA Champions League qualifying, the Amsterdam club was ousted from the UEFA Cup, falling to Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia on away goals in their first-round series. Read the whole story

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"I have decided that it is necessary to take firm action to reflect the fact that Ricardo Clark's violent kick to Carlos Ruiz in last weekend's game against FC Dallas, while out of character, is unacceptable behavior from an MLS player. In taking this action, Major League Soccer is sending a signal that it will not accept reckless and dangerous behavior on its fields. If there is a repeat of this kind of behavior by any MLS player, even firmer sanctions can be expected in the future." -- MLS Commissioner Don Garber on the record nine-game suspension he gave Ricardo ...More

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