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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008
[MY VIEW] Wednesday's start to the Olympics for the U.S. women recalled their dramatic collapse in the semifinals of the 2007 Women's World Cup 10 months earlier. The Chinese venue was different, Qinhuangdao instead of Hangzhou, but the result was the same. The 4-0 loss to Brazil snapped Greg Ryan's ... Read the whole story
[RECAP] New U.S. coach Pia Sundhage asked that her players be more unpredictable, and unpredictable they were. After three wins over Norway by the margin of 12-1 in the last 10 months, who would have predicted the outcome of Wednesday's Olympic opener in Qinhuangdao? For a recap of the game, ... Read the whole story
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeals filed by FC Schalke 04, SV Werder Bremen and FC Barcelona, who were protesting FIFA's orders to release players - Rafinha, Diego and Lionel Messi, respectively -- for the men's Olympic tournament, an under-23 competition. But it seems unlikely ... Read the whole story
MEMBERSHIP ALERT: Soccer America apologizes for the delayed and imperfect delivery of yesterday's special edition of SoccerAmericaDaily with coverage of Wednesday's women's action. A special edition with U.S. Olympic soccer coverage will appear each day during the Olympics that a U.S. team is playing, so look for our coverage of ... Read the whole story
Soccer will continue on Thursday morning with live coverage of the USA-Japan men's game on MSNBC and delayed coverage on Universal HD at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET. Soccer will also be available on various NBC networks, including USA, CNBC and Telemundo. Complete soccer coverage will be available on ... Read the whole story
The U.S. men's national team dropped to No. 31 in the FIFA world rankings, its lowest placing since being at No. 35 in October 1997. Read the whole story
[VIDEO] A crowd of 38,152 at Giants Stadium watched Spanish giant Barcelona thump the New York Red Bulls, 6-2, in a friendly on Wednesday. Barcelona was up 3-0 within the first 24 minutes. Read the whole story
[MLS] Forward Pat Noonan, who had helped New England to three runner-up finishes before spending 2008 with Norwegian club Aalesund, has joined the Columbus Crew. Read the whole story

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