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Home > Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Freddy Adu will stay in Lisbon -- but not at Benfica, which indicated in no uncertain terms that the 20-year-old American was unwanted. Instead, Adu will join Belenenses for his second year on loan. The loan deal ended months of speculation about the unsettled Adu's future. Read the whole story
[MAKING A LIST] Indicative of the speculative nature of Portuguese club Benfica's activity on the player market, the Eagles made deals involving 28 players on the summer market that closed Monday. The loan deal involving Freddy Adu was one of 10 Benfica made to reduce its roster after it spent ... Read the whole story
[USL] The fallout from the decision of Nike to sell its majority interest in United Soccer Leagues to an Atlanta group, NuRock Soccer, continued as a group of USL-1 owners said they would "pursue all avenues" to gain control of the league. Meanwhile, USL announced that NuRock chairman Rob Hoskins ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Geoff Cameron is a second-year player with the Houston Dynamo and was finalist for last year's MLS Rookie of the Year Award. This year, he's established himself as a starter and made the MLS All-Star team. Get to know the 24-year-old in this profile by Soccer America's Bryan Alvarez ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Former SMU defender Ugo Ihemelu is returning to Dallas to play for the man who coached him in college in a trade of players taken back-to-back in the 2005 SuperDraft. FC Dallas has sent defender Drew Moor, a second-round pick in the 2010 SuperDraft, and allocation money to Colorado ... Read the whole story
[WOMEN'S EURO '09] England held on for a 1-1 tie with Sweden on Monday and earned a wild-card berth into the quarterfinals of the 2009 European Women's Championship, where it will face host Finland. Read the whole story
[COLLEGE] Danielle Foxhoven, who scored the first two goals in No. 3 Portland's 4-0 win over ranked California and both goals in 2-0 victory over Washington, is the Soccer America Women's Player of the Week for games played Aug. 28-30. For the Soccer America Women's Team of the Week ... Read the whole story
[COLLEGE] No. 10 Penn State twice rallied from one goal down to beat Connecticut, 3-2, on Monday. In the other game at the Penn State Invitational, No. 25 BYU defeated No. 9 West Virginia, 1-0, on freshman Carlee Payne's golden goal. For this week's schedule ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"What interests me could really be a life experience, and to go and discover soccer in the United States, if I was to continue playing." -- French midfielder Patrick Vieira, a World Cup winner in 1998, says he's interested in MLS. The 33-year-old, who has had injury problems, saw limited playing time at Inter Milan last season and is fighting for playing time this season, the last of his contract. (AP) ...More

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