Soccer America Daily
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  • USA breaks hearts in Panama but brings joy to Mexico

    [HEXAGONAL: Matchday 10] A game that shouldn't have meant much for the USA, which had booked its World Cup ticket more than a month ... Read the whole story

  • 'We love you forever and ever, Estados Unidos'

    [VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] As the games were winding down, and Mexico looked headed for elimination from World Cup contention, Mexican TV showed ... Read the whole story

  • Rafa Marquez: 'I hang my head in shame'

    [HEXAGONAL: Matchday 10] Mexico won only two games, scored only seven goals and finished with only 11 points -- all all-time lows for a ... Read the whole story

  • Four more teams clinch, eight move into playoffs

    [WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: Europe] Four teams, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, which has never played in the World Cup, all controlled their own fate and all ... Read the whole story

  • Ecuadoran thoughts are with Chucho

    [WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: South America] Chile beat Ecuador, 2-1, on the final day of World Cup qualifying in South America, but the result ... Read the whole story

  • Pharaohs' dream is shattered

    [WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: Africa] Even if he's still around for the second leg of the Egypt-Ghana World Cup 2014 qualifying series, Bob Bradley ... Read the whole story

  • Galaxy's Donovan probably not ready

    [MLS PREVIEW: Week 34] Landon Donovan needs one goal to break the MLS career scoring record of 134 goals he shares with Jeff Cunningham, ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "Hopefully, I get free vacations to Mexico whenever I want."

    -- Graham Zusi, whose goal in stoppage time saved Mexico from elimination from the World Cup that would have cost the Mexican federation, TV networks, advertisers and tour operators hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenues. (MLSSoccer.com)

  • What They're Saying

    "Look, we're happy we won, but I feel bad for Panama. I could see it on the players' faces after the game. I wanted to congratulate them on a good tournament, but the sad thing about sports is there's always a loser. Sucks that it comes at the expense of a victory for us, but that's life."

    -- Midfielder Sacha Kljestan on the bittersweet mood of the U.S. players after they crushed Panamanian hopes. (MLSSoccer.com)

  • What They're Saying

    "We all felt every little piece of it. It shows you how brutal football can be for one side that is almost there, and then the other side is back in. But, at the end of the day I mentioned it before, we were here to give everything we have. We said that we are here to win and get three points. Obviously, nobody expected we were going to turn things around in the last one minute, but you have to play it all the way to the end and we did that. Our players gave everything they had, kept pushing and were rewarded. Obviously, you feel for the people, you feel for the entire country, you feel for [Panama head coach Julio] Dely Valdes, who I admire a lot, but this is football, it's not over until it's over."

    -- Jurgen Klinsmann after the USA rallied in stoppage time to tie and then beat Panama, 3-2, and end the Canaleros' dream of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time. (USSoccer.com)