USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2010

Friday's TV

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No games today.

10 Questions With... Phil Schoen

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In the final edition of our 10 Questions feature, Clemente Lisi talks with GolTV broadcaster Phil Schoen about his experiences covering the game, the always entertaining Ray Hudson, and the future of soccer in America. By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Dec 30, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Phil Schoen and his color commentator Ray Hudson have built an audience for their broadcasts of games on GolTV.

Revamping Villa

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In the Thursday, December 30th, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we take a look at the problems facing Aston Villa and the remembrance planned at Ibrox on Sunday. Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier seems to have no problem assessing blame in the aftermath of yet another Villa loss. This time it was 4-0 to Manchester City.

Chelsea 1 - Bolton 0

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Stuart Holden started and played 82 minutes in Bolton's 1-0 loss to Chelsea. Florent Malouda scored the game's only goal in the 61st minute. Bolton are 6th in the Premier League table. "We came with the belief that we could take the three points and we were in control for large portions of the match, accepting that Chelsea were always dangerous," Bolton manager Owen Coyle told the club's official site.

Thursday's TV

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No games today.

MLS And The Loan

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US Soccer Players writer Jason Davis looks at the realities of loaning players from Major League Soccer to English clubs during the MLS off season. How does this benefit the League, what is the impact on the player, and what does the pressure for loan deals really say about Major League Soccer? By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 29, 2010) US Soccer Players -- A number of possible loan deals are the talk of.

Working Through The Off-Season

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MLS Cup winner Jeff Lawrentowicz talks to Michael LEwis about what's needed to stay in shape during the winter break. By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Dec 29, 2010) US Soccer Players -- A Thanksgiving here, a Christmas or holiday party there.... New Year's Eve and who knows how many other friends' parties and family gatherings we wind up attending.

The FIFA Presidency

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In the Wednesday, Dec 29th, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we talk about the campaign process for the FIFA presidential election and the packed schedule in the Premier League. By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 29, 2010) US Soccer Players -- The new trend in FIFA politics at all levels seems to be a one candidate democracy.

Win, Loss, And Draws

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Wednesday's English Premier League schedule treated some National Teamers Abroad better than others. Fulham won 2-0 at Stoke City, with Chris Baird scoring in the 4th and 10th minutes at the Britannia Stadium. Clint Dempsey started and was yellow carded in stoppage time. "It's been too long since our last away win but today our play was spot on," Fulham manager Mark Hughes told his club's official site.

Wednesday's TV: EPL Again

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Fox Soccer Channel has Chelsea vs Stuart Holden's Bolton at 2:30pm. Same time for Wigan - Arsenal on Fox Soccer Plus. Liverpool host Marcus Hahnemann's Wolverhampton at 5pm on FSC. ESPN Deportes has Club America - Chivas in a friendly at 10pm. All Times Eastern

MLS Tweaks The Draft

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Major League Soccer has decided to add a new player category to its SuperDraft and we talk about the top of the Premier League table. All in the Tuesday, Dec 28th, 2010 Soccer Daily. With just a few weeks before the Thursday in Baltimore when the clubs make their choices, Major League Soccer has decided to add another category of player to the entry draft.

Tuesday's TV: Premier League In Action

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Fox Soccer Channel has the Americans at Aston Villa visiting Manchester City at 10am. Same time for Spurs - Newcastle on Fox Soccer Plus. Also on FS+: WBA - Blackburn at noon. On FSC, it's a battle of National Teamer Abroad clubs with West Ham hosting Everton at 12:30pm. FSC also has Stoke - Fulham at 5pm.

United's Schedule

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Back at work after the holiday and the Premier League gifts us Arsenal Chelsea (3pm - ESPN2). Also in today's Daily, we talk about DC United and the Baltimore option. Once upon a time late in the last century, there was a team named Aston Villa who surprised everybody in the Premier League by staying top of the table through December.

Boxing Day In Britain

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With most of Europe on their Winter break, the English and Scottish Premier Leagues played their regular schedule on Sunday. In the English Premier League, Jonathan Spector's West Ham United got the better of a battle of National Teamer Abroad clubs, beating Fulham 3-1. Aaron Hughes had Fulham up a goal 11 minutes in, but West Ham equalized in the 37th and took the lead for good in the 45th.

10 Questions With... Marvell Wynne

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Clemente Lisi talks with Colorado Rapids defender Marvell Wynne about his shift to center back and what it meant for the Rapids in their Cup-winning season. By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Dec 22, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Colorado Rapids star Marvell Wynne emerged this past season as one of Major League Soccer's better defenders.

Findley Signs With Nottingham Forest

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United States National Team player Robbie Findley is waiting on a work permit to complete a move to Nottingham Forest in England's Championship. "We had a lot of competition in the race to sign Robbie and there's no doubt that we had to work very, very hard to try and convince him this was the right place to come," Forest manager Billy Davies told the club's official site.

St Etienne Draw

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St Etienne finished off their last game before the winter break with a 1-1 draw at Lille on Wednesday. Lille opened the scoring in the 72nd minute, but St Etienne were level when Bakary Sako converted from the penalty spot three minutes later. Carlos Bocanegra took his usual spot in St Etienne's starting lineup.

Holiday TV Listings

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There are no games on the schedule from Thursday through Saturday. The English Premier League picks up again on Sunday. Sunday EPL on Fox Soccer Plus: The Americans at Fulham host Jonathan Spector and West Ham United at 7am. Also on FS+: Blackpool - Liverpool at 10am and Tim Howard's Everton home to Birmingham City at noon.

The Loan Option

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In the Wednesday, Dec 22nd, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we look at the impact a full-strength Galaxy could have on the 2011 MLS season along with England's Football Association and their choice for a new chairman. By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 22, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Landon Donovan's announcement that he won't be spending his off season playing for another club instantly increases the expectations for the 2011 Los Angeles.

European Cups

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Several National Teamers Abroad clubs in Germany and Spain were in action on the Tuesday before Christmas. In Germany's DFB Pokal, Michael Bradley got the start for Borussia Dortmund in their 2-0 loss to TSG Hoffenheim at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. Jermaine Jones wasn't in the squad for Schalke 04's 1-0 win at FC Augsburg.

Donovan Staying In LA

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United States National Team player Landon Donovan will not be spending Major League Soccer's off season on loan, he announced on Tuesday. "While I enjoyed my time at Everton last season and still appreciate all the support their fans have given me, I feel that it is important to continue to rest and recover this off season as opposed to going on loan," Donovan said in a statement.

Wednesday's TV: Ligue 1

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Lots of Ligue 1 this afternoon, with Carlos Bocanegra's St Etienne at Lille on Fox Soccer Channel at 1pm. FSC also has Bordeaux - Lens at 3pm. Lyon - Auxerre is on Fox Soccer Plus at 1pm. This is the last match day for the French topflight before their winter break that runs to mid-January. Copa del Rey on Gol TV: Atletico Madrid - Espanyol at 2pm and Real Madrid - Levante at 4pm.

MLS Focuses Its Spotlight

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US Soccer Players' Jason Davis explains the scenario several Major League Soccer clubs face as the League prepares for another expansion season. With new markets setting a new standard, what does this mean for older teams in older stadiums? By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 21, 2010) US Soccer Players -- More than anything else in its relatively short history, Major League Soccer's calling card has been change.

January 2011 Camp Roster

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On Tuesday, United States National Team coach Bob Bradley released his roster for the January camp that will conclude with a friendly against Chile on January 22nd. "The timing is right to assess many of the younger players and to broaden the player pool as we look forward to the next three years," Bradley said.

Everton And Opting Against The Lesson

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In the Tuesday, Dec 21st, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we talk about Everton's big win at Manchester City and yet another proposed change to the Scottish Premier League. By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 20, 2010) US Soccer Players -- You have to wonder what's going on at Finch Farm, Everton's training ground over the days after they kept Manchester City from taking the top spot in the Premier League.

Manchester City 1 - Everton 2

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Tim Howard had a strong showing against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium on Monday, making five saves in the win. Everton scored all three of the goals, with Tim Cahill getting on the board in the 4th minute, Leighton Baines following in the 19th, and Everton giving up an own goal in the 72nd.

Tuesday's TV: Spain And France

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ESPn Deportes has the Copa del Rey: Barcelona - Athletico Bilbao at 2pm and Valencia hosting Jozy Altidore's Villarreal at 4pm. Ligue 1 on Fox Soccer Plus: Lorient - Montpellier at 3pm. All Times Eastern

MLS Announces 2011 Opening Games

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The Seattle Sounders will host the Los Angeles Galaxy to open the 2011 regular season on Tuesday, March 15th. The rest of the opening games for MLS clubs were also released on Monday, with Vancouver hosting Toronto on March 19th, Portland debuting their new stadium against Chicago on April 14th, and Kansas City opening their new stadium against Chicago on June 9th.

Donovan Named US Soccer Athlete Of The Year

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Landon Donovan won his fourth US Soccer Federation Male Athlete of the Year award on Monday. Donovan was last year's Athlete of the Year, and this marks the fourth time he's won the award. "I want to thank everyone who chose me for this honor," Donovan. said in a press statement. "I am very proud to have been part of this team and how we represented ourselves this year.

That Winter Break

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In the Monday, December 20th, 2010 Daily we talk about the weather in Europe and the opportunity presented by the Egypt - USA friendly. By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 20, 2010) US Soccer Players -- It seems like something nature itself is demanding. At this point, the English and Scottish Premier League are both having to reschedule at a rate that will almost certainly impact the championship through fixture congestion.

National Teamers Abroad: Postponed Weekend

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Lots of postponements in England, but the big news coming out of the weekend concerns a National Teamer who did not play. Charlie Davies made the bench for Sochaux in their 1-1 draw with Bordeaux. Aston Villa, Wolves, and Fulham had their Premier League games pushed back due to the winter weather issues in England.

The Weekender: Title Race

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Though the weekend schedule might be highlighted by Fox Soccer Channel's coverage of the Chelsea - Manchester United game on Sunday, there's an opportunity to see Stuart Holden and Bolton the day before on ESPN2 along with a lot of other games involving National Teamers in Europe. Saturday The FIFA Club World Cup final is live on Fox Sports en Espanol at 12pm and delayed on Fox Soccer Channel at 11pm.

Moving Teams

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US Soccer Players' Tony Edwards looks to the National Hockey League for long-term lessons on expansion and team relocation. Could Major League Soccer be setting itself up for similar problems in pursuit of television ratings? By Tony Edwards - SAN JOSE, CA (Dec 17, 2010) US Soccer Players --For a long time, we've heard that Major League Soccer needs to expand its national footprint and that the League is not in enough of the top.

National Teamers In Europa League Knockout Stage

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Jozy Altidore's Villarreal will play Napoli, Maurice Edu's Rangers get Sporting Lisbon, Sacha Kljestan's Anderlect drew Ajax, and Freddy Adu's Aris face Manchester City in the Europa League's round of 32. The home and away series start on February 15th and conclude on February 22nd. Should Villarreal advance, they face the winner of Metalist - Bayer Leverkusen.

Chelsea Or Manchester United

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In the Friday, Dec 17, 2010 Soccer Daily, we talk this weekend's big English Premier League game before returning to the latest on the proposed changes for Scottish soccer. By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 17, 2010) US Soccer Players -- So Chelsea - Manchester United then? Days after seeing off Arsenal at Old Trafford, Manchester United gets the chance to prove a couple of points at Stamford Bridge (Sun, 11am - FSC).

Friday's TV

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No games today.

Anderlecht 2 - Hajduk Split 0

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Sacha Klestan and Anderlecht advanced in the Europa League on Thursday, beating Hajduk Split 2-0 at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium. Tom De Sutter scored Anderlecht's opener in the 11th minute and Matias Suarez doubled the lead in the 40th. The win combined with an AEK Athens loss means Anderlecht advances as the second-place team in Group G.

10 Questions With... Javier Zanetti

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In the 50th edition of 10 Questions With, Clemente Lisi speaks with Inter Milan's Javier Zanetti. By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Dec 16, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti is one of the most talented and successful players in the world. He lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy last May - just weeks after the famed Italian club won the Serie A title and Italian Cup - to complete.

Gold Cup Venues Announced

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CONCACAF announced the venues that will host games for the 2011 Gold Cup this Summer. "We are very excited about our cities and venues," CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer said. "Each will add a distinct flavor to the event and will help make this the best Gold Cup to date." Group Stage Sunday, June 5 Dallas Cowboys Stadium - Arlington, Texas Monday, June 6 Home Depot Center - Carson, California (Los Angeles) Tuesday, June 7.

Club Brugge 1 - Villarreal 2

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Jozy Altidore subbed on in the 78th minute for Villarreal in the 2-1 win at Club Brugge's Jan Braydel Stadium on Wednesday in the Europa League. With the win, Villarreal advance as Group D winners. Guiseppe Rossi was the hero for Villarreal, scoring both goals to wipe out Brugge's 28th minute opener.

That's MLS Entertainment

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In the Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we talk about Major League Soccer's Re-entry Draft and Pachuca's 5th-place finish in the Club World Cup. By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 16th, 2010) US Soccer Players -- It's somewhat interesting that Major League Soccer would publicize the re-entry draft at all, much less present it in a way that would easily confuse a lot of people.

Thursday's TV: Europa League

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The Europa League is on GolTV with Bayer Leverkusen - Atletico Madrid at 1pm and Napoli - Steau Bucharest at 3pm. All Times Eastern

Boston And Liverpool

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US Soccer Players' columnist Jason Davis works through the early issues facing New England Sports Ventures, now in charge of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool FC. By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 15, 2010) US Soccer Players -- As an abstract concept, the same group owning both the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club makes a lot of sense.

Re-Entry Draft Means New Clubs For National Teamers

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Josh Wolff is now a member of DC United, joining the club through the re-entry draft process. Wolff already had a deal in place with DC, who selected him first overall in the second stage of the re-entry draft on Wednesday. Since part of the point of the re-entry draft is a player joining a club willing to make him an acceptable offer, the order of selection wasn't as important as it would otherwise be.

Pachuca Take 5th

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Pachuca won their 5th-place game in the FIFA Club World Cup on Wednesday, beating Al Wahda on penalties. Jose Francisco Torres and Herculez Gomez started for Pachuca at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, with Torres going the distance and Gomez subbing out in the 61st minute. Al Wahda took the lead in the 43rd minute and doubled it in the 76th five minutes after going down a man.

The Chicago Adjustment

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By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 15th, 2010) US Soccer Players -- It's an open question with the Chicago Fire for 2011. Is this a team that has the patience and fan support to finally make a break with its past and significantly alter their thinking on how to succeed in Major League Soccer, or is this another off season salvage job?

Dec 2010 FIFA Ranking: USA Up To 18th

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The United States moved up six spots into a tie for 18th pace with France in the December 2010 FIFA Rankings released on Wednesday. The US gained 20 points with no games played during the rankings period. Mexico moved from 28th to 27th. TOP TWENTY

Wednesday's TV: Consolation Game

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Club World Cup on Fox Soccer and Seongnam get Inter Milan in the semifinal stage at noon. Pachuca's American contingent play for 5th place against Al Wahda at 2pm live at 9am on Fox Sports en Espanol). Europa League on GolTV: Dinamo Zagreb - PAOK is at 1pm with Sevilla - Borussia Dortmund at 3pm. All Times Eastern

Donovan's Goal

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After a remarkable year, Clemente Lisi talks to US National Team player Landon Donovan about scoring in the World Cup, helping the USA bid, and what it takes to succeed for club and country. By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Dec 14, 2010) US Soccer Players -- It is quite simply one of the biggest goals in US soccer history.

Different Doesn't Mean Better

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In the Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we try to really compare Major League Soccer to England's Championship and look at another European league changing things up. By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 14, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Let's talk about the almost backwards compliment paid to Major League Soccer last week when one of their coaches compared MLS favorably to England's Championship.

Tuesday's TV: Club World Cup Might've Been

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It's the FIFA Club World Cup semifinals, with TP Mazembe playing Internacional at 11am ET on Fox Soccer Channel.

USA - Egypt On Feb 9th

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On Monday, the US Soccer Federation announced that the United States will play Egypt in Cairo in an international friendly on February 9th. The date is an official FIFA matchday. Egypt is currently ranked 10th in the FIFA World Rankings. The United States play Chile on January 22nd in Carson, CA. Egypt is scheduled to play Qatar in Dohar on December 16th.

Seedorf: Stick With The Good Things

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Michael Lewis speaks with AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf on what it takes to make an impact at the highest levels of European soccer as a 34-year-old, what he sees in the American game, and his thoughts on fellow Milan player Oguchi Onyewu. By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Dec 13, 2010) US Soccer Players -- As a teammate of Oguchi Onyewu on AC Milan, Clarence Seedorf sees the potential in the United States.

Another SPL Revamp

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In the Monday, Dec 13th, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we talk about the proposed changes to Scottish soccer and what Pachuca's Club World Cup loss should mean for CONCACAF. By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 13, 2010) US Soccer Players -- A few years ago, the Scottish Premier League was known for at least a couple of things.

Dempsey Wins BBC Award

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Clint Dempsey's Europa League goal that beat Juventus in last season's Europa League won him BBC London's 2010 Sporting Moment of the Year award. Dempsey's goal is considered one of the greatest in the club's history.

National Teamers Abroad: Big Goal Holden

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Stuart Holden shocked Blackburn with a late winner on Sunday, and Carlos Bocanegra's St Etienne beat Monaco to highlight the action in Europe over the weekend. First Star: No question this week, with Stuart Holden scoring the deciding goal in Bolton's 2-1 win over Blackburn. Playing down a man from the 56th minute, Bolton got a short-handed goal from Fabrice Muamba to open the scoring in the 65th minute.

What We're Watching: The West Midlands

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The two American Abroad clubs in the greater Birmingham area face their local rivals while Monday's ESPN2 game takes us to Old Trafford for Manchester United - Arsenal. Saturday EPL on ESPN2: Jonathan Spector and West Ham United host Manchester City. On Fox Soccer Channel, Aston Villa's Americans are home to West Bromwich Albion in a West Midlands encounter at 10am, Newcastle - Liverpool is at 12:30pm, and Tim Howard's Everton are home to Wigan.

TP Mazembe 1 - Pachuca 0

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CONCACAF's representative in FIFA's Club World Cup lost their quarterfinal matchup in Abu Dhabi. Mbeza Beli scored the game's only goal in the 21st minute, with TP Mazembe advancing to play Internacional in the semifinals. Jose Francisco Torres started for Pachuca and played 72 minutes. Herculez Gomez was a 73rd minute substitute.

Hannover 96 2 - VfB Stuttgart 1

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Hannover 96 got the win on Friday, but Steve Cherundolo was injured in the 23rd minute and had to be subbed out. Cherundolo apparently injured his knee, but so far there has been no official word on the severity of the inury. Didier Ya Konan had both of Hannover's goals, scoring in the 35th minute and answering Stuttgart's 74th minute equalizer with a 76th minute winner.

Friday's Soccer Daily

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Europe Houllier is left fighting a losing battle after his own goal at Anfield -- from The Daily Mail's Neil Moxley: But there are some feelings that transcend the security pens, press officers and gate-keepers employed by football clubs. What's wrong at Chelsea – and will Ancelotti be given the time to fix it?

Borchers: “We Didn’t Have The Momentum"

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Jason Davis talks to Nat Borchers about his standout season in Real Salt Lake's defense and what happened that kept the team from repeating as MLS Cup champions. By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 9, 2010) US Soccer Players -- 2010 was a banner year for Nat Borchers individually. A part of a record-setting defense, the Real Salt Lake defender was a finalist for MLS Defender of the Year, helped his team challenge for.

10 Questions With... Pablo Mastroeni

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Clemente Lisi interviews Colorado Rapids captain Pablo Mastroeni, now an MLS Cup winner after 13 seasons in Major League Soccer. By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Dec 9, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Colorado Rapids captain Pablo Mastroeni closed out the 2010 MLS season by lifting the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy at Toronto's BMO Field amid a sea of flying confetti.

What We're Watching: Pachuca Friday

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Pachuca opens their 2010 FIFA Club World Cup campain against TP Mazembe on Fox Soccer Channel at 11am. DaMarcus Beasley and Steve Cherundolo's Hannover 96 host VfB Stuttgart at 2:40pm on GolTV. All Times Eastern

AEG And Entertainment

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In the Thursday, Dec 9th, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we take a big picture look at what Anschutz Entertainment Group's push to make Los Angeles a National Football League market might mean. With J Hutcherson -- Let's assume that nobody but the people involved in the negotiaitons really know what's happening between Anschutz Entertainment Group and their bid to relocate a National Football League team to Los Angeles.

What We're Watching: FA Wednesday

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Fox Soccer Plus has the FA Cup second round: Luton Town - Charlton Athletic at 2:40pm ET.

Platini As Player, Coach, And President

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In the Wednesday, Dec 8th, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we dig a little deeper at UEFA president Michel Platini's quotes concerning France's issues during the 2010 World Cup. With J Hutcherson -- One has to wonder which version of Michel Platini decided to comment on the French National Team strike during the 2010 World Cup.

Rangers Finish Third In Group C

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With Maurice Edu still recovering from injury, Rangers finished their Champions League campaign on Wednesday with a 1-1 draw with Bursaspor at the Bursa Ataturk stadium in Turkey. Kenny Miller opened the scoring in the 19th minute, with Bursaspor equalizing in the 79th. "In comparison to last year, it's fair to say we have improved overall and we can feel aggrieved we didn't take a couple more points too," Rangers manager Walter Smith told the.

What We're Watching: Club World Cup Wednesday

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The FIFA Club World Cup starts with the Al Wadha - Hekari play-in game on Fox Soccer Channel at 11am. Champions League on Fox Soccer Channel: Arsenal - Partizan Belgrade at 2:30pm. Fox Soccer Plus has Marseille - Chelsea at 2pm (7pm - FSC) and Real Madrid - Auxerre is on Fox Sports en Espanol at 2:30pm (5pm - FSC).

The Premier League Table

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In the Tuesday, Dec 7th, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we take a look at the problems facing all but one National Teamer Abroad club in the Premier League. With J Hutcherson -- For those of you that haven't been closely following England's Premier League this season, you'd probably just fill in the clubs with US National Team players somewhere between 6th and 14th.

Liverpool 3 - Aston Villa 0

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Aston Villa traveled to Anfield on Monday for what turned out to be a rough night for the visitors. Liverpool opened the scoring in the 14th minute and was two goal sup two minutes later. They added a third in the 55th, with Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel making three saves on the night. Brad Guzan and Eric Lichaj were on the bench for Villa.

What We're Watching: Champs League Tuesday

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Manchester United - Valencia get the regional Fox Sports Network treatment, highlighting the 2:30pm slot (7:30pm - FSC). Also at 2:30pm, Werder Bremen - Inter Milan on Fox Soccer Plus, Twente - Spurs on Fox Soccer Channel, and Barcelona - Rubin Kazan on Fox Sports en Espanol (5pm - FSC). All Times Eastern

The 2011 Expansion Class

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With Vancouver and Portland entering Major League Soccer in 2011, Clemente Lisi looks at how both clubs are building squads that could surprise other MLS teams. By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Dec 6th, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Major League Soccer may be expanding in 2011, but that doesn't necessarily mean the League's two newest clubs should be called expansion teams.

CONCACAF Vs The World

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In the Monday, Dec 6th, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, we talk FIFA Club World Cup as CONCACAF's representative Pachuca prepares for their opening game. With J Hutcherson -- There probably should be a feeling that when someone with column space starts writing in support of an unloved tournament that they're basically just doing it for dramatic effect.

National Teamers Abroad: Quick Goals In France And Germany

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Carlos Bocanegra got his first goal as a member of St Etienne, Michael Bradley scored against Steve Cherundolo and DaMarcus Beasley's Hannover, and Clint Dempsey got an assist in a strong but ultimately losing effort for Fulham against Arsenal. First Star: Carlos Bocanegra gave St Etienne a 2-1 lead in the 69th minute, scoring his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw with Bordeaux at the Stade Geoffrey-Guichard.

Re-Entry Draft List Released

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On Friday, Major League Soccer released the players that will be available in December 8th's Re-Entry Draft. Last First 2010 Club Status Saragoa Marcelo Chivas USA Option Zotinca Alex Chivas USA Option Lopez Claudio Colorado Option O'Brien Ciaran Colorado Option Vagenas Peter Colorado Option Hejduk Frankie Columbus Option Oughton Duncan Columbus Option Padula Gino Columbus Option Schelotto Guillermo Columbus Option Moreno Jaime DC Option Cunningham Jeff Dallas Option Sala Dario Dallas Option Cochrane Ryan Houston.

What We're Watching: Cold In Europe

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With a frozen pitch already postponing a Premier League game and the Scottish Premier League canceling their weekend schedule, the European fixture list is once again susceptible to weather. Still, plenty of games for National Teamers Abroad on the schedule along with the second-leg of the Mexican league final.

The Re-Entry Deadline

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With J Hutcherson -- You might consider today's Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft deadline the latest indication of clubs talking a good game and those actually risking moves to change in time for 2011. It's also the beginnings of MLS players having some control of their own futures within the League, able to say no to a new contract and have the option of being drafted by a different club.

What We're Watching: U-17's Vs Brazil Friday

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The Under-17 US National Team is back in action on Fox Soccer Channel, this time against Brzil at 7pm. Also on Friday, GolTV has Lazio - Inter Milan at 2:30pm. All Times Eastern

10 Questions With... MISL Commissioner David Grimaldi

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If it's Thursday, it means Clemente Lisi has 10 Questions for someone in soccer. This week, it's Major Indoor Soccer League commissioner David Grimaldi. What does the future look like for yet another revamp of top-tier North American indoor soccer? By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Nov 2nd, 2010) US Soccer Players -- The Major Indoor Soccer League is back.

Crowds And Competitions

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In the Dec 2nd, 2010 edition of The Soccer Daily, crowd trouble in the Carling Cup and Real Salt Lake tries to build up the CONCACAF Champions League. With J Hutcherson -- Last night a section of Birmingham City's support decided to remind English soccer that their leagues can experience crowd control problems.

FIFA Announces 2018 And 2022 World Cup Hosts

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On Thursday, FIFA announced that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar will host in 2022. Letter from USA Bid chairman Sunil Gulati: Just a few minutes ago, FIFA announced the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Despite our best efforts, the United States was not chosen for this honor. There's no way around it: I am disappointed.

Donovan Quotes From Geneva

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On Wednesday, US National Soccer Team player Landon Donovan was part of the United States bid presentation to host the World Cup in 2022. The winning bid will be announced on Thursday (10am ET - ESPN and FSC) The following are quotes collected by US Soccer Communications following Wednesday's event. On the team's presentation to FIFA: "We practiced a lot and we wanted to make sure we got our message across and we all felt.

National Teamers Abroad: Trouble In Birmingham

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A tough night in St Petersburg for Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht, and the Birmingham derby turned ugly at St Andrews for Brad Friedel and Aston Villa. Sacha Kljestan started for Anderlecht on a frozen field in Russia, with the home side taking advantage in a 3-1 loss at Zenit St Petersburg. Zenit was up from the 12th minute, adding a second in the 65th.

What We're Watching: Decision Thursday

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The World Cup bid announcement is on ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel at 10am (FSC's coverage starts at 9:30am). Europa League on GolTV: Steaua Bucharest - Liverpool at 1pm and Palermo - Sparta Prague at 3pm. All Times Eastern

Wednesday's Daily

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Europe Back-Scratching With a Global Reach -- from The NY Times' George Vecsey: "He is one of a handful of truly global figures who is highly respected." FIFA's World Cup scramble is also about the future of its presidency -- from SportsFeatures.com's Keir Radnedge: Blatter has been polite and encouraging to everyone.