Soccer America Daily
Saturday, February 6, 2010
  • USA wary of overconfidence vs. weakened rival

    [USA-MEXICO] Where the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign effectively ended, the serious push for 2010 begins. And since then, much has changed. The Hexagonal ... Read the whole story

  • BY THE NUMBERS: USA mighty at home

    [USA-MEXICO] For key stats on Wednesday's Hexagonal opener ... Read the whole story

  • The 'Eternal Battle'

    [USA-MEXICO] For a sampling of Mexican headlines, which include a (not so) startling revelation by the Mexican national team psychologist, on the clash in ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "Every game is difficult and it's going to be a very tough group. It's a key match, for sure, but it's not a final and there are other vital games ahead. We've got nine other matches and every one of them is crucial to our hopes. If things don't work out for us in one match, then there's no need to worry, as long as we pick up as many points as possible in the other games."

    -- Mexico captain Pavel Pardo on tomorrow's Hexagonal opener against the USA. The top three teams from the six-team final round group qualifiy for the 2010 World Cup and the fourth-place team plays off against South America's No. 5.(FIFA.com)

  • Where will you be watching?

    [NETHERLANDS-USA] For those looking to make it a late lunch on the East Coast (or early lunch on the West Coast) and watch the ... Read the whole story

  • Sixteen hours of soccer

    [TELEVISION] The USA-Mexico game in Columbus isn't the only game on television on Wednesday. You could spend 16 straight hours watching all kinds of ... Read the whole story

  • Penalty box, a fourth sub and longer halftimes?

    [REF WATCH] When soccer's rule-making body meets later this month, it will consider penalty-box time for yellow-card offenses, a fourth sub during overtime, and ... Read the whole story

  • Robinho shows his class with golazo [VIDEO]

    [BRAZIL-ITALY] Reports of Brazil's demise are premature. The five-time World Cup champions got a much-needed confidence builder as they beat Italy, 2-0, in Tuesday ... Read the whole story

  • Blaming the lady

    [OFF THE POST] Officials from Brazilian club Vitoria, following crowd trouble that that resulted in numerous injuries, blamed it on a high-heel wearing woman. Read the whole story

  • Is Convey good fit for Quakes?

    [MLS] At least one MLS coach believes allocations should be used to bring U.S. players back to Major League Soccer, and a rival team ... Read the whole story

  • Sounders top Galaxy, sign Marshall

    [MLS] As he prepares Seattle for its first MLS season with a training camp in Southern California, Coach Sigi Schmid is looking for help ... Read the whole story