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Home > Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011
[USA CONFIDENTIAL] On the eve of Juergen Klinsmann's naming his first U.S. roster for a game against Mexico next Wednesday, a look at the player pool coming out of the Concacaf Gold Cup shows the range and scope of choices facing the new head coach. Read the whole story
[MLS] The return of Brian Ching to sharp goalscoring form arrived just in time for the Dynamo, which has lost rookie forward Will Bruin for at least a month to knee surgery. Read the whole story
[MLS] Yet another trade has been consummated by Toronto FC, which has revamped its roster during the past month. The newest TFC player is attacking midfielder Eric Avila, arriving FC Dallas in exchange for Brazilian forward Maicon Santos and an international slot that expires at the end of this season. Read the whole story
[MLS ATTENDANCE] Crowds were up -- above the season average -- in Week 20. For MLS attendance rankings ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Recent acquisition Ryan Johnson scored twice to give Toronto FC its second 2-1 win over Real Esteli of Nicaragua and move into the group stage of the Concacaf Champions League. For all the action ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] Host Colombia got goals from Jose Valencia and Porto star James Rodriguez and moved into the second round of the Under-20 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Mali on Tuesday. Portugal and France both picked up their first wins on Tuesday. For the Under-20 World Cup broadcast schedule ... Read the whole story
[AWARDS] The Michigan Bucks and Ventura County Fusion had two players each selected to the 2011 All-PDL team. Read the whole story
[YOUTH] Coach Manny Schellscheidt and his staff are working with 80 players, born in 1998 or 1999, at the annual identification camp for the U.S. under-14 boys national team that continues until Saturday at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. For all the boys ... Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"Could it be that they would also, like the dogs, dive more to the right?"-- Shaul Shalvi on the hypothesis that goalkeepers tend to dive right in penalty-kick shootouts. She and a team of psychologists at the University of Amsterdam studied penalty-kick shootouts and found that when their teams were down, goalkeepers were more than twice as likely to dive right as dive left. When teams were tied, goalkeepers dived left and right equally. Dogs have been found to unconsciously move to the right when they approach something they really want. (NPR) ...More

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