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Home > Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009
[MEXICO-USA] Only three of the Americans who played in the Gold Cup final are in the traveling squad for the Hexagonal match Wednesday at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City (TV: 4 pm ET, mun2/Telemundo), and though two of them played for Houston on Sunday they profess they'll be ready if ... Read the whole story
[MEXICO-USA] The USA has faced Mexico eight times at Azteca Stadium. Only three Americans - not counting an own goal - have scored at Azteca. Read the whole story
[MEXICO-USA] The 105,000-seat Azteca Stadium sold out two weeks ago for the World Cup qualifying game Wednesday. Proceso reports that lower-section tickets with a face value of 600 pesos ($46) are on the market for 5,000 pesos ($380). General admission tickets that originally sold for 120 pesos ($9.20) are reselling ... Read the whole story
[TELEVISION WATCH] How big is the Mexico-USA showdown in Azteca being treated? For the first time in the 30-year history of ESPN, it will offer a live pre-match show for a soccer event it is not televising. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP 2018/2022] Philip Anschutz, a founding investor of Major League Soccer who had at one time owned six of the 10 MLS teams through his sports and entertainment company AEG, has join the board of directors for the USA Bid Committee, which is striving to bring the World Cup ... Read the whole story
[U.S. WOMEN] Two-time gold-medalist Lindsay Tarpley is sidelined after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during training with WPS's Chicago Red Stars last week. She joins a group of nine current U.S. pool players who have suffered ACL injuries. Surgeries generally require 8-10 months for a full ... Read the whole story
[OFF THE POST] Swiss club Basel fined its goalkeeper Franco Costanzo for grabbing a teammate by the hair on the field but allowed Argentine to keep the captain's band. Read the whole story
[USL-1] The latest Brazilian star acquired by Miami FC is 39-year-old defender Junior Baiano, a starter on Brazil's 1998 World Cup runner-up team. Read the whole story

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"We have worked for a long time with different people, different experts, on altitude training, including many from the U.S. Olympic Committee. The research we have stuck with is one that says if you don't have enough time to acclimatize, which can take 10 days or so, then going in late is your best bet." -- U.S. coach Bob Bradley explains why his team isn't arriving in Mexico City, which lies more than 7,000 feet above sea level, until Tuesday for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against El Tri at Azteca Stadium. ( ...More

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