Soccer America Daily
Saturday, July 10, 2010
  • Xavi: So good you can hear it

    [PORTRAIT] Xavi, Spain's 30-year-old midfield maestro, has played with just one club, Barcelona, since age 11. His memory of one youth coach helps explain ... Read the whole story

  • As Dutch aim for first crown, Cruyff supports Spain

    [SPAIN-NETHERLANDS] A few days before the 2010 World Cup final, with two nations bubbling in anticipation of a potentially classic meeting between the Netherlands ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "My personal opinion is we have grown a lot since Bob [Bradley] has been here. I know it's easy for people afterward to point blame and say you should have played this guy and done this and why did you do that? The reality is that we all believed and bought into what Bob is doing, and that's why we were successful. If Bob is around I think everyone will be very happy. If Bob's not around because he wants to leave or because U.S. Soccer wants to hire a new coach, I think everyone is fine with that too. But at this point it's a decision between them. I was certainly someone who grew a lot under Bob's guidance."

    -- Landon Donovan on Bob Bradley's future as U.S. national team coach. (

  • Germans have edge in third-place game

    [GERMANY-URUGUAY] Germany has dominated Uruguay with six wins and two ties heading into Saturday's third-place game in which it is given the edge (TV: ... Read the whole story

  • Octopus Paul picks Spain to win final

    [PREDICTIONS] Having already successfully predicted the winner of six World Cup matches so far, Octopus Paul, the wiggly mollusk from Germany's Oberhausen Sea Life ... Read the whole story

  • Sneijder and Villa head Golden Ball candidates

    [AWARDS] Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder and Spanish forward David Villa, who lead the World Cup with five goals apiece, are among the 10 nominees ... Read the whole story

  • Mueller favored for young player award

    [AWARDS] Germany's Thomas Mueller is the favorite to win the Hyundai Best Young Player, given to the best under-21 player at the World Cup. Read the whole story

  • World Cup 2010 in brief

    [SCOREBOARD] The 2010 World Cup finished with an average of 2.27 goals a game, the second lowest in history. Spain's eight goals in seven ... Read the whole story

  • Where to watch all the action

    [WORLD CUP VIEWING] Soccer America's list of soccer viewing establishments where you might be able to catch the World Cup games now numbers in ... Read the whole story

  • Revs hand Los Angeles rare defeat

    [MLS] The New England Revolution pulled off the biggest upset of the MLS season when it ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 ... Read the whole story