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Home > Soccer America Daily > Friday, May 2, 2008
[AMERICANS ABROAD] The bid of Michael Bradley's Heerenveen to reach next year's Champions League third qualifying round suffered a blow when it fell at home to Ajax, 2-1, on Thursday in the first leg of their semifinal series. Read the whole story
On FieldTurf whipped by wind and rain, keeping your footing can be harder than keeping the ball, and neither the Red Bulls nor Toronto FC gained much traction as they battled to a 1-1 tie Thursday night at BMO Field. Read the whole story
Defenders Jay Ayers and Ryan Cochrane, injured in a collision Wednesday night playing for San Jose in the U.S. Open Cup, won't suit up Saturday when the Quakes play their first game at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. Both players suffered concussions when they collided in the 15th ... Read the whole story
Chicago, with the league's stingiest defense (3 goals allowed), travels to New England. ... Argentine stars Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Claudio Lopez face off when Columbus hosts Kansas City. ... Winless defending champ Houston hosts Chivas USA, which has lost three straight. ... The Galaxy's David Beckham makes his first ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CUP] Rangers and Zenit St. Petersburg will meet in the final of the UEFA Cup on May 14 in Manchester after pulling upsets on Thursday. Rangers, with a former U.S. college star, beat Fiorentina, 4-2, in a shootout after the second leg, like the first, ended in a 0-0 ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Japan striker Kazuki Ganaha has spent about $100,000 in legal fees fighting the J-League's ban on intravenous garlic infusions. Ganaha was suspended for six games for shooting garlic up his veins to battle the flu last year. Although the pungent onion relative isn't a banned substance, the ... Read the whole story
UEFA Champions League finalists Manchester United and Chelsea, tied for the English Premier League, are in action on Saturday and Monday, respectively on the next-to-last-day of the season. Inter Milan can wrap up the Serie A title when it faces city rival AC Milan on Sunday. The races can also ... Read the whole story
[YOUTH] U.S. under-20 men's national team head coach Thomas Rongen is taking 18 players to Manchester, England, for a week-long training camp. One of the assistant coaches on the trip is former MLS great Marco Etcheverry. For the U-20 roster ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"The closed-circuit cameras do not film this part of the stadium because it's not considered an area of conflict. We know it came from this area because you don't find ice cubes of that size in other parts of the stadium." -- Boca Juniors president Pedro Pompilio after a linesman for its Libertadores Cup game with Cruzeiro suffered a cut on his forehead from an ice cube thrown from the "private box" section of Boca's Bombonera stadium. Pompilio is asking fans to identify the culprit. (Reuters) ...More

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