[UNDER-20 WORLD CUP] One of the most inexperienced U.S. teams opens play Saturday at the Under-20 World Cup in Egypt when it faces 2008 ... Read the whole story
"There is no better psychological education than growing up in a pub, because when you are 5 or 6 years old you meet all different people and hear how cruel they can be to each other. You hear the way
they talk to each other like saying 'You're a liar.' And from an early age you get a practical psychological education into the minds of people. ... I even learned about tactics and selection from the
people talking about soccer in the pub ... who plays on the left wing and who should be in the team."
-- Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger credits living in a pub for helping to shape his outlook on life and knowledge of soccer. Wenger's parents owned a bistro called La Croix d'Or in the little French village of Duttlenheim where he would spend hours in the company of the soccer-loving customers. (Reuters)
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Luciano Emilio, thwarted several times in the first half, scored twice after the break to lead D.C. United past Honduran club ... Read the whole story
[MLS PREDICTIONS] With five weeks of the season to go, no team has clinched a playoff spot. Western Conference leader Houston will sit idle ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Perhaps the new marketing slogan for MLS should be, "If you sell tickets, TV will come." Spectacular season-ticket sales in Seattle prompted MLS ... Read the whole story