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Home > Soccer America Daily > Monday, Oct. 13, 2008
In the case of a U.S. military operation a few years ago, a proclamation of "Mission Accomplished" turned out to be drastically premature; for the U.S. national team, its mission of qualifying for the Hexagonal is done with two games to spare. The Americans dismantled a game Cuba team, 6-1, ... Read the whole story
[USA-CUBA REPORT CARD] Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the U.S. players' performance in their 6-1 win over Cuba on Saturday. ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2010] In its next qualifier the U.S. will present a very different squad than the one that routed Cuba, 6-1, on Saturday in Washington, D.C. Coach Bob Bradley released nine players and added four more to flesh out his 18-man roster for a match Wednesday in Port of ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Chicago, which tied Columbus, 2-2, thanks to a pair of goals by Brian McBride, and Chivas USA, a 1-0 winner at San Jose on Justin Braun's goal, clinched playoff spots this weekend. Columbus, New England and Houston had already qualified, which leaves three spots open. The Los Angeles Galaxy ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING] The USA and Costa Rica clinched berths in the Hexagonal after only four rounds of the semifinal round of qualifying in the Concacaf zone. On the other hand, Canada's 3-1 loss at Honduras eliminated it from contention. In Day 4's big surprise, Jamaica edged Mexico, 1-0, ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING] There were few surprises in Europe's weekend World Cup qualifying action, with expected victories for England, Spain and the Netherlands. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING] Paraguay continues to lead the way in South American World Cup qualification after a road victory in Colombia. Brazil and Argentina also won to keep a firm hold on second and third spots. Read the whole story
Burkina Faso and Malawi are among the surprise African countries through to the final phase of the continent's World Cup qualifying. Those eliminated include recent World Cup participants Senegal and Angola. Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"I felt very sad [watching the game on TV]. ... I felt I let the team down, but it is a decision I had to make for my future. I want to be free. It was my decision to make, to leave my family and my country, not knowing when I could go back. But I needed to be free for myself, for my life, to choose my future." -- Reinier Alcantara, one of two Cuban national team players, along with Pedro Faife, who defected before Cuba's 6-1 loss to the USA on Saturday in Washington, D.C. (Washington Post) ...More

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