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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Since the advent of the Concacaf Champions League last year, D.C. United has failed to win a game in eight attempts. But by rallying from a 1-0 deficit in a hostile environment and fighting through fatigue during a draining overtime, United prevailed in a two-game series to ... Read the whole story
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The scorer of six goals against rival Montreal in its final Nutrilite Canadian Championship game couldn't get the goal it needed to keep alive its hopes of reaching the group phase. Toronto FC, which lost the first leg at BMO Field, 1-0, last week, labored through a ... Read the whole story
[SUPERLIGA] The Chicago Fire hosts Mexico's UNL Tigres Wednesday at Toyota Park (8 p.m. ET, Galavision) in the SuperLiga final, aiming to lift its first trophy since its 2006 U.S. Open Cup win. Read the whole story
[GERMANY] Two Americans were involved in moves involving clubs in the German First Division, which opens the 2009-10 season this weekend. Nurdin Hrustic became the latest Bosnian-American to join the Bundesliga when Bochum signed him out of the University of Jacksonville. Kamani Hill left champion Wolfsburg for Portuguese club Vitoria ... Read the whole story
[TRANSFER WATCH] The 2009-10 German season begins Friday when defending Bundesliga champion Wolfsburg hosts VfB Stuttgart (TV: Gol TV, live, 2:30 pm ET). Wolfsburg didn't sit on its laurels, acquiring Nigerian Obafemi Martins from Newcastle for $14.7 million and Algerian Karim Ziani from Marseille for $9.8 million. Stuttgart will be ... Read the whole story
[GERMANY] Mainz fired Norwegian Jorn Andersen on Monday, making him the first Bundesliga coach to ever be fired prior to the start of the season. Read the whole story
[WPS] Foreigners -- three from England, two from France and one each from Brazil and Canada -- claimed seven of the 11 berths on Women's Professional Soccer's First XI. Brazilian Marta, who plays for regular-season champion Los Angeles, was the highest vote-getter. (The English and French players will miss the ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] After Cristiano Ronaldo was fouled 34 times in three preseason games with Real Madrid, which had paid Manchester United $132 million for the Portuguese star, Real purchased a $160 million insurance policy on his legs. Read the whole story

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"Mohammad was a prophet who didn't understand soccer. ... But from all the beautiful colors he came up with blue and white." -- Verse from the fan anthem of German club Schalke 04, whose colors are blue and white, that has prompted protests from the area's Muslim community. The club has announced it has asked an Islamic expert to analyze the text of the song that its fans have been singing since 1924. (Reuters) ...More

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