Soccer America Daily
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
  • Latest hope to spark U.S. scoring: Terrence Boyd

    [USA SPOTLIGHT] The USA has scored just 0.78 goals per game and was shut out four times in nine matches under Coach Jurgen Klinsmann, ... Read the whole story

  • Big names absent from Azzurri frontline

    [ITALY SPOTLIGHT] The USA isn't the only team hobbling. Italy will be without all its big-name strikers for Wednesday's friendly in Genoa. American-born Giuseppe ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "We want to see guys who fight for their spots. That's the first message to Jozy [Altidore] when he gets here: Man, we want you to be in the starting lineup. I'm not happy with it. I don't want to see you coming off the bench. Yesterday was a start maybe. He has to underline that. He has to be ready in training every time. He can't be late, he can't be lazy, he can't be anything like that. This is what we want to see. They'll hear that every time they come into the national team camp. If over the stretch of two and a half years toward Brazil we see maybe they don't get that message, they will have a problem."

    -- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaking on Monday at the USA's camp in Italy about 22-year-old forward Jozy Altidore, who scored two goals for AZ Alkmaar on Sunday in his first club start since Dec. 18. (SI.com)

  • 'High expectations' guide Salt Lake through rough preseason

    [MLS SPOTLIGHT] Preseason results don't matter, but what, if anything, they portend for the future can matter. When Real Salt Lake lost to the ... Read the whole story

  • MLS preseason this week ...

    [SCOREBOARD] An own goal by Hanyer Mosquera ended the Portland Timbers' shutout streak at 369 minutes and earned the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 ... Read the whole story

  • Arsenal fills war chest

    [MONEY MATTERS] Arsenal may be struggling on the field, but it's doing well on the bottom line, reporting pre-tax profits of more than $78 ... Read the whole story

  • Messi's brilliant free kick

    [VIDEO PICK] Lionel Messi scored his 29th La Liga goal of the season with an amazing free kick. Read the whole story