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Home > Soccer America Daily > Thursday, July 7, 2011
[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SPOTLIGHT] Led by captain Nilla Fischer and a pair of speedy forwards, Sweden knocked off the U.S., 2-1, to capture first place in Group C and give the Americans much to ponder as they prepare for a quarterfinal against Brazil. Read the whole story
[USA-SWEDEN REPORT CARD] In a 2-1 loss to Sweden, Lauren Cheney offered the brightest performance and Abby Wambach ended her scoring drought. Soccer America's Mike Woitalla grades the U.S. players ... Read the whole story
[REF WATCH] The USA's goal against Sweden came after Abby Wambach struck the ball into the net from her upper arm. Should it have counted? And why did Amy LePeilbet escape with only a yellow card? Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Kyah Simon scored twice to give Australia a 2-1 comeback win over Norway and earn the Matildas a spot in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup from Group D along with Brazil, a 3-0 winner over Equatorial Guinea. Australia will meet Sweden, the winner of Group C, while ... Read the whole story
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Only one of four Wednesday games ended tied as New York stamped its claim on the Eastern Conference by mauling Toronto FC, and Crew striker Jeff Cunningham moved alongside Jaime Moreno atop the all-time goalscorers list. Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Chivas USA is very alive in the MLS wild-card race thanks to its 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday. For all the Wednesday summaries and weekend schedule ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Cementerio de los Elefantes ("Cemetery of the Elephants") is an appropriate nickname for the Estadio Brigadier Estanislao Lopez in Santa Fe as host Argentina put on another dreadful display at the Copa America, settling for a 0-0 tie with Colombia on Wednesday. It was the second tie in two ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] In the first game since Women's Professional Soccer resumed after its Women's World Cup break, former U.S. national team striker Tasha Kai scored a hat trick to give Philadelphia Independence a 4-3 win over Sky Blue FC that moved it into first place. For all the action ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"I thought it was a good game today: entertaining but also tactically pretty interesting. I'm happy with the way we created chances but disappointned we didn't win the game…I really want us to embrace the pressure. I think we'll get stronger and it will be inspiring to play against Brazil."-- U.S. coach Pia Sundhage after her team lost, 2-1, to Sweden to set up a quarterfinal date with Brazil, which eliminated the USA in the semifinals of the last Women's World Cup, in 2007. ( ...More

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