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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008
The USA opens play in the Olympic men's soccer tournament on Thursday against Japan. With the Netherlands, which won the European U-21 title, and Nigeria, the 1996 gold-medal winner, still to come, both teams regard Thursday's game as one they can't afford to lose. Read the whole story
[MLS/OLYMPICS] His second-year in MLS has seen Robbie Rogers score five goals in 17 starts for the Columbus Crew while earning MLS All-Star team selection and a spot of the U.S. Olympic team, which opens against Japan on Thursday. Get to know Rogers in this profile by Soccer America's Bryan ... Read the whole story
[OLYMPIC MEN] While all teams didn't use their allotment of three overage (over-23) players for the Olympic men's soccer tournament, the favorites are all counting on veterans to play key roles in attack. For profiles of Ronaldinho (Brazil), Juan Roman Riquelme (Argentina), Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria), Roy Makaay (Netherlands) and Tomasso ... Read the whole story
MEMBERSHIP ALERT: Soccer America will kick off its Olympic coverage with a special edition of SoccerAmericaDaily later today with coverage of Wednesday's women's action, including the USA-Norway game in Qinhuangdao. A special edition with U.S. Olympic soccer coverage will appear each day during the Olympics that a U.S. team is ... Read the whole story
Olympic soccer will continue on Thursday morning with live coverage of the USA-Japan men's game on MSNBC and delayed coverage on Universal HD. Soccer coverage will also be available on various NBC networks, including USA, CNBC and Telemundo. Complete soccer coverage will be available on the NBC Olympic Soccer Channel ... Read the whole story
[SUPERLIGA] Losers of all four MLS Cups in which it has played, the New England Revolution is doing everything it can in other competitions to eradicate that stigma of falling at the finish line. It beat FC Dallas, 3-2, in last year's U.S. Open Cup final, and Tuesday night the ... Read the whole story
[TRANSFER TALK] American keepers Brad Friedel and Brad Guzan aren't the only players headed to Aston Villa, owned by American Randy Lerner. According to his right-hand man, former U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Charles Krulak, Lerner is set to hand Villa manager Martin O'Neill $60 million for summer transfers in hopes ... Read the whole story
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] DaMarcus Beasley won't be returning to the UEFA Champions League for a fourth time. Playing without the injured American, Scottish club Rangers fell to Lithuania's Kaunas, 2-1, and was knocked out in the second qualifying stage on aggregate by the same score. Read the whole story

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"They asked me to do a spread with [swimmer] Amanda Beard, and I just decided it wasn't for me. It's got to be something my dad's OK looking at." -- U.S. Olympic team defender Heather Mitts on why she passed on a chance to pose nude in Playboy. ( ...More

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