Soccer America Daily
Saturday, February 6, 2010
  • USA placed in weakest pot

    [WORLD CUP 2010 DRAW] As expected, the FIFA Organizing Committee chose to use geography to place the 24 unseeded teams in three pots for ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "We wanted to make this place different from other soccer complexes and serving healthier food was going to be part of that. It had never been done before but we thought it would be perfect for Johnson County parents who want their kids to eat healthier. But at the end of the day, it seems everyone just wants their junk food fix."

    -- Mike Laplante, the manager of the Overland Park Soccer Complex in Kansas, upon the city terminating after three months its three-year contract with Leap Hospitality, which was offering healthy alternatives (such as salads and sandwiches) to the complex's menu. City staff noticed hot dogs, chips, candy and colas "were selling like hotcakes," reported the (Kansas City Star).

  • ESPN will pull out all the stops for draw

    [TELEVISION GUIDE] ESPN2 will provide three hours of coverage of Friday's 2010 World Cup Draw, beginning at noon ET. For a look at what's ... Read the whole story

  • Theron and Beckham will be headliners

    [WORLD CUP 2010 DRAW] South Africa's Academy Award winner Charlize Theron will be the guest presenter assisting FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke during the ... Read the whole story

  • New coach brings Chivas USA back to its roots

    [MLS] Two down, three to go. Chivas USA is hiring of former Mexican and U.S. international Martin Vasquez as its new head coach, leaving ... Read the whole story

  • Why Messi won in a landslide

    [VIDEO] Argentine Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball) as the 2009 Player of the Year by the largest margin in history. For ... Read the whole story

  • Revs' Heaps to announce retirement

    [MLS] Jay Heaps, the longest serving member of the New England Revolution, is expected to announce his retirement at a news conference scheduled for ... Read the whole story

  • Guzan victorious again in League Cup

    [AMERICANS ABROAD] Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who as Brad Friedel's understudy doesn't see league action, started for Aston Villa in its 4-2 Carling League Cup ... Read the whole story

  • Atlanta to get first women's soccer-only stadium

    [WPS] Fitz Johnson, owner of Women's Professional Soccer's expansion Atlanta Beat and Kennesaw State University President Dr. Daniel S. Papp announced a partnership to ... Read the whole story