USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2010

Wednesday's TV

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Holland - USA is on ESPN2 and Galavision at 2:30pm. Fox Soccer Plus (new channel replacing Setanta) has England - Egypt at 3pm. Germany - Argentina is on GolTV at 2:45pm, followed by Italy - Cameroon at 4:45pm. France Spain is on ESPN Deportes at 3pm followed by Switzerland - Uruguay at 5pm. Telemundo has Mexico - New Zealand at 11pm.

Scouting Report: Holland

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Mar 1, 2010) US Soccer Players -- The United States National Team has spent a large portion of the past two months in training camp. That included games against two Central American opponents in friendly matches. None of this included the players most believe will be crucial to the team's success this summer.

Kubik Named Assistant National Team Coach

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Former Chicago Fire and Dallas Burn player Lubos Kubik is the latest addition to United States National Team coach Bob Bradley's staff. Kubik was officially announced as an assistant on Tuesday, in the run-up to Wednesday's friendly in Amsterdam. He was Peter Nowak's assistant coach for the Beijing Olympics.

Tuesday's Daily: A Premier League Commissioner

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With J Hutcherson -- So what should the Premier League have co-opted from North American sports? What one thing would've helped prevent the economic and competitive issues they face? What did they miss in pursuit of seats in panel discussions on sports business at overpriced conferences? Easy, the role of the league and its commissioner.

MLS Extends Roster Deadline

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According to their schedule, today was supposed to be cut day in Major League Soccer. Squads were supposed to reduce their roster size and submit their payroll in preparation for the start of the season. Instead, MLS has indefinitely postponed the date rosters need to be reduced to 20 senior roster slots and four developmental players along with not announcing the salary cap for the 2010 season.

Tuesday's TV

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Brazil - Ireland is on Fox Soccer Chanel at 3pm. Argentine soccer on Fox Sports en Espanol: Velez Sarsfield - Boca Juniors at 5pm. All Times Eastern

Algarve Cup: USA 2 - Sweden 0

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What seemed like tough going for the United States Women ended up being a comfortable victory courtesy of second-half substitute Lauren Cheney. She scored in the 56th minute and added a second in the 87th to advance the US to the Algarve Cup final. -- GAME REPORT -- Match: US Women's National Team vs.

Monday's Daily: The Premier League's Model Problem

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With J Hutcherson -- There's no need for shocked looks all around when discussing the economics of the Premier League and its member clubs. They've spent too many years - my entire career and I've been writing about the business side of soccer since 1999 - operating with best case scenarios. A few years ago, the EPL and its clubs decided to reinterpret their business models, focusing on what worked in big time North American.

American Abroad: Edu Wins Old Firm

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First Star: Maurice Edu got the stoppage time winner for Rangers, 1-0 over Celtic. In case you didn't catch that, Maurice Edu got the only goal in an Old Firm Derby. In case it's still at issue, that's the kind of thing that makes a player a folk hero on the blue side of Glasgow. Celtic were playing a man down from the 66th minute when Scott Brown was sent off.

Monday's TV

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No games today.

Sunday's TV

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Carling Cup final on Setanta: Aston Villa - Manchester United at 10am. EPL on Setanta: Spurs - Everton at 8am. On Fox Soccer Channel: Liverpool - Blackburn at 10am and Sunderland - Fulham at 12pm. Eredivisie on ESPN Deportes: PSV Eindhoven - Waalwijk at 8:30am. La Liga on Deportes: Villarreal - Deportivo at 11am and Sevilla - Bilbao at 1pm.

Holland's Roster

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Holland released their 23-man roster for Wednesday's friendly against the United States. GOALKEEPERS (3): Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Piet Velthuizen (Vitesse Arnhem), Michel Vorm (Utrecht) DEFENDERS (7): Edson Braafheid (Celtic), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Everton), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), Andre Ooijer (PSV Eindhoven), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax) MIDFIELDERS (8): Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich), Orlando Engelaar (PSV Eindhoven), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Stijn Schaars (Alkmaar), Wesley.

Algarve Cup: USA 2 - Norway 1

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The United States Women faced a significant test in their second Algarve Cup game, needing a stoppage time winner to beat Norway 2-1. Abby Wambach put the US up in the 13th-minute, and that lead held until the 63rd when Isabel Herlovsen scored for Norway. It would be Wambach again for the winning goal, scoring in the 92nd-minute.

Saturday's TV

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EPL on ESPN2: Chelsea - Manchester City at 7:30am. On Fox Soccer Channel: Birmingham City - Wigan at 10am and Stoke City - Arsenal at 12:30pm. On Setanta: Bolton - Wolves at 10am and Burnley - Portsmouth at 5pm. Bundesliga on GolTV: Mainz - Werder Bremen at 9:30am. On ESPN Deportes: Bayer Leverkusen - Cologne at 12:30pm.

Evans, Brad

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Position: Midfield Date of Birth: 04/20/1985 Height: 6' 1" Weight: 160 lbs Pro Team: Seattle Sounders College Experience: UC Irvine Caps: 4 An offensive-minded midfielder, Brad is a regular at club level with Seattle and an MLS Cup winner with Columbus. He was part of the Under-20 World Cup squad in 2005, where he played right back.

Friday's Daily

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Europe Arsenal cut debts by £130 million -- from The Times' Russell Kempson and Ben Smith: "How we will use this surplus remains undecided." Pompey become first top-flight club in administration -- from BBC Sport: "The next few months are crucial to the business." Portsmouth are the biggest casualty of football's regulation failure -- from The Guardian's Owen Gibson: One source involved in arranging such financing estimates that around half the Premier League clubs have.

Europa League: Everton Exits

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A tough night for Everton in the Europa League, with Tim Howard and Landon Donovan getting the start and hoping to add to their 2-1 first-leg lead. Instead, it was all Sporting Lisbon, winning 3-0 at home and advancing 4-2 on aggregate. Miguel Veloso opened the scoring in the 64th, with Pedro Mendes following in the 77th and Matias Fernandez finishing off the score line in stoppage time.

Friday's TV

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U.A.G. - Club America on TeleFutura at 9pm. All Times Eastern

MLSPU Statement On CBA Expiring

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The Major League Soccer Players Union released the following statement on Thursday: "Effective at midnight tonight, our collective bargaining agreement with MLS will expire," MLSPU executive director Bob Foose said. "While we expect that negotiations with MLS will resume at some point, there simply hasn't been enough progress made in the negotiations to date to warrant an extension of the old agreement.

Bradley Calls In 20 For Holland

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On Thursday, US National Team coach Bob Bradley announced his squad to face Holland next Wednesday in Amsterdam. Four players from yesterday's win against El Salvador were chosen. "This is a great opportunity for us to bring many of our European-based players together as we continue to finalize our plans for the World Cup roster," Bradley said.

10 Questions With... Danny Jordaan

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Feb 25, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Before Danny Jordaan was given the task of heading South Africa's 2010 World Cup organizing committee, he was a fervent anti-apartheid advocate. As he watched his beloved nation split further down racial lines, Jordaan realized that sports could serve a role in mending those deep divisions.

World Cup: Bridge Says No To England

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In the aftermath of the John Terry scandal, Chelsea left back Wayne Bridge has gone on record that he won't be involved with the National Team. Terry had an affair with Bridge's girlfriend, and the ensuing fallout cost Terry his role as England captain. Terry and Bridge were teammates with Chelsea until Bridge moved to Manchester City at the start of the season.

Ching Improves His Chances

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By Michael Lewis - TAMPA, FL (Feb 25th, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- The real winner of Wednesday night's international friendly wasn't the United States, which rallied for a 2-1 win over El Salvador. The true winner was striker Brian Ching, who walked out of Raymond James Stadium smelling like roses. Ching certainly was at his best during the precious 45 minutes he had to show his skills in the last domestic match before coach Bob Bradley.

Thursday's Daily: What To Take From Carson And Tampa

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With J Hutcherson -- The United States won the frustration exhibition on Wednesday night. What can be taken from the win against El Salvador is fairly straightforward. Repetition gets rewarded, with the US sticking to crosses into the box looking for headers. One of those finally ended up in the back of the net.

USA 2 El Salvador 1

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Wet conditions at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium did the United States National Team no favors on Wednesday night against El Salvador. In a game where the US dominated position and chances, they couldn't get their shots to fall. El Salvador made things worse, with Rudis Corrales scoring in the 59th-minute.

Algarve Cup: USA 2 Iceland 0

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The United States Women opened Algarve play with a big win over Iceland made possible by a strong performance from goalkeeper Hope Solo. She saved two penalties in the 2-0 win. An Iceland own-goal opened the scoring in the 60th-minute, with Lauren Cheney making it 2-0 a minute later. "It's really funny, because Abby and I sat at breakfast for about an hour this morning talking about penalty kick strategy and what I like and.

Holden Gets Start, Villa Gets Win

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Stuart Holden got his first minutes for Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday, getting the start in their FA Cup 5th round replay against Spurs. Unfortunately for Holden and Bolton, they lost 4-0. Two of Tottenham's goals were own goals, capping a tough night for Bolton where they produced enough offense to expect a goal of their own.

Thursday's TV

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Europa League on GolTV: Galatasaray - Atletico Madrid at 1pm, Juventus - Ajax at 3pm, and AS Roma - Panathinaikos at 8pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Blooming - Lanus at 5pm, Once Caldas - Sao Paulo at 7pm, and Universitario - Libertad at 9pm. All Times Eastern

Wednesday's Daily: A Ticket To Holland

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With J Hutcherson -- Rather than treating tonight's USA - El Salvador friendly as the last World Cup roster audition for United States-based players, maybe it makes more sense to see it as a chance for a trip to Holland. After all, any individual performance in Tampa is relative not only to the opponent, but the strength of squad.

Tough One For West Ham

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Jonathan Spector got the start for West Ham at Old Trafford, but Manchester United recovered quickly from their Saturday loss at Everton to win 3-0. Wayne Rooney scored in the 38th and 55th minutes, leading the Premier League with 23 goals. Michael Owen scored in the 80th, two minutes after subbing in for Dimitar Berbatov.

Donovan Talks Future

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Donovan Talks Future On Tuesday, Landon Donovan told evertonTV he expects to be part of the club at some point in the future. "I'm enjoying it and enjoying every day that I'm here. Every day that goes by makes me think that I want to stay here, but we'll see what happens. I would definitely imagine that I will be back here at some point in my life.

Gil Moves To RSL

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Highly-rated US Under-17 player Luis Gil joined Major League Soccer on Monday, when he was allocated to Kansas City. His time with the Wizards lasted a day, with the club trading him to Real Salt Lake. Gil had expressed a preference for Seattle or Salt Lake when he signed with the League. In return, Kansas City got an international roster slot, a second-round 2011 SuperDraft pick, and 25% of any transfer fee should the League.

Algeria Waits For CAF Decision

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Algeria could be short two players for the group stage of the 2010 World Cup. The National Team is waiting for the Confederation of African Football to decide on two incidents from the African Cup of Nations semifinals. In one, Nadir Belhadj was sent off for a tackle. In the other, goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi head-butted the match official and was later sent off in a separate incident.

Wednesday's TV

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USA - El Salvador is on ESPN Classic and Galavision at 7pm. Mexico - Bolivia is at 11pm on Telemundo. Champions League on Setanta: CSKA Moscow - Sevilla at 12:15pm (5pm on Fox Soccer Channel. Inter Milan - Chelsea is at 2:30pm on FSC. Serie A on Fox Sports en Espanol: Fiorentina - Milan at 12:30pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Monterrey - Nacional at 10pm and Corinthians - Racing at 1:30am (Thursday).

Scouting Report: El Salvador

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Feb 22, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- United States National Team coach Bob Bradley continues his quest to finalize his 23-player roster for the World Cup when the Americans take on El Salvador on Wednesday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. A similar group of mostly MLS players lost 3-1 to Honduras in a friendly last month at The Home Depot Center.

Tuesday's Daily: Power In England

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With J Hutcherson -- Back in the early 90's when Britpop threatened to take over the World, it was never as popular in the United States as the bands and their UK fans wanted to believe. Oasis and Blur had their moments, sure. But neither of them were battling it out at the top of the charts like they did at home.

Tuesday's TV

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Champions League on Fox Soccer Channel: Olympiakos - Bordeaux at 2:30pm. Stuttgart - Barcelona at 2:30pm on Fox Sports en Espanol (5pm on FSC). EPL on Setanta: Manchester United - West Ham United at 3pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Morelia - Nacional at 10pm and Internacional - Emelec at 1:30am (Wednesday).

Tampa Welcomes National Team

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Monday's Daily: Donovan And Everton

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With J Hutcherson -- Back in December when we talked about Everton's daunting January and February, there were two things we didn't know. One was whether or not the rumor linking Donovan to the club would prove true. The other was how he would fit with a squad that had shown a tendency to drop points to sub-par teams.

American Abroad Update: Everton Beats United

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First Star: Tim Howard and Landon Donovan were in the eleven for another big win for Everton, knocking off Manchester United 3-1 at Goodison Park. United took an early lead when Dimitar Berbatov scored in the 16th. Everton got that goal back within three minutes and scored again in the 76th and 90th.

Edu Talks Cup

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In an interview with the Glasgow Herald's Richard Wilson, Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu talked about his return from injury and his focus on making the trip to South Africa with the United States. "The fact that the World Cup is so close and it's a possibility is a motivation for me. You're young and you just dream big.

Monday's TV

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Monday's TV: La Liga on ESPN Deportes: Getafe - Valencia at 3pm. All Times Eastern

US Roster Announced For El Salvador Friendly

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On Saturday, the US Soccer Federation released the 20-man roster that will face El Salvador on Wednesday in Tampa, FL (7pm - ESPN Classic). GOALKEEPERS (2): Troy Perkins (DC United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) DEFENDERS (5): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC) MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle.

Sunday's TV

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EPL on Setanta: Aston Villa - Burnley at 8:30am and Fulham - Birmingham City at 1:15pm. On Fox Soccer Channel: Manchester City - Liverpool at 10am and Wigan - Spurs at 12pm. Ligue 1 on Setanta: Marseille - Nancy at 11am and Rennes - Lille at 3pm. La Liga on GolTV: Almeria - Atletico Madrid at 1pm. On ESPN Deportes: Villarreal - Real Madrid at 3pm.

US Soccer's Onyewu Video

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Saturday's TV

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EPL on ESPN2: Everton - Manchester United at 7:30am. On Fox Soccer Channel: Wolverhampton - Chelsea at 10am and Portsmouth - Stoke City at 12:30pm. On Setanta: Arsenal - Sunderland at 10am and West Ham United - Hull at 5pm. Bundesliga on ESPN Deportes: Bayern Munich - Nuremberg at 9:30am. On GolTV: Hamburg - Eintracht Frankfurt at 9:30am.

Soccer Greats Talk World Cup

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By Michael Lewis - New York, NY (Feb 19, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- The training is better. The players are better. There is much more money and prestige on the line. So, does that mean the World Cup better? Not necessarily. Like it or not, the club vs. country dilemma continues to be an eternal tug-of-war, which has affected what many consider to be the greatest show on earth.

Friday's Daily

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Europe Sepp Blatter braced for a World Cup that will define his Fifa legacy -- from The Guardian's Owen Gibson: "I have not changed my position." Fifa admits World Cup ticket prices too high -- from The Telegraph's Paul Kelso: Sales of hospitality packages are disappointing. Low marks for frustrated Liverpool -- from Soccernet's HArry Harris: In what has been one of the most depressing seasons in recent times for Liverpool, this was another night.

Castillo Starts For Tigres

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Edgar Castillo got the start for Tigres and played 70 minutes in their 2-1 loss to Santos Laguna at the Estadio Universitario. David Toledo put Tigres up in the 12th-minute, with Daniel Luduena equalizing for Santos in the 20th. Jonathan Laserda scored in the 50th-minute to give Santos the win. Toledo was sent off for Tigres in stoppage time after picking up a second yellow-card.

Friday's TV

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Bundesliga on GolTV Hoffenheim - Borussia Moenchengladbach at 2:30pm. All Times Eastern

10 Questions With... Brian Ching

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Feb 18, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Brian Ching has often found himself in the position of being a veteran on a US team dominated by young MLS-based players. Indeed, Ching's status as a team veteran during this month's US training camp is in his stats. A member of the 2006 US World Cup team, the Houston Dynamo striker leads the roster in caps (43) and goals (10).

Donovan Wins Player Of The Month

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Landon Donovan capped his first month on-loan to Everton by being named the club's Player of the Month for January. "It's a privilege to receive the recognition as it comes from the supporters," Donovan told the club's official site.

Sochaux Interview With Davies

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Click to see the interview Charlie Davies did after arriving back in France.

Thursday's Daily: Chasing Ronaldo

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With J Hutcherson -- Watching Shaun White look like he was participating in a different event from the rest of the World's Olympic snowboarders last night, it's easy enough to wonder why that doesn't seem to happen as much anymore in soccer. It remains the 'heir to Ronaldo' problem, and it hasn't been solved by Ronaldinho, Messi, or the new Ronaldo.

Big Game For Adu

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Freddy Adu scored for Aris in Wednesday's 3-0 Greek Cup win over Xanthi Skoda. Adu got the second goal of the game in the 22nd-minute, with the win advancing Aris to the semifinals. He was subbed out in the 66th-minute. Eddie Johnson came on in the 75th. In the Scottish Cup 5th Round, Maurice Edu started and went the full-ninety for Rangers in their 1-0 win over St Mirren.

Thursday's TV

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Europa League on GolTV: Villarreal - VfL Wolfsburg at 1pm, Atletico Madrid - Galatasaray at 3pm, and Panathinaikos - AS Roma at 8pm. Copa Libertadoes on Fox Sports en Espanol: Universidad - Caracas at 5pm and Alianza Lima - Estudiantes at 7:30pm. All Times Eastern

US Soccer Announces 2010 Send-Off Series

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The United States will play the Czech Republic on May 25th at a site to be determined and Turkey on May 29th at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia as part of their preparations for the 2010 World Cup. The Philadelphia game will be shown live at 2pm on ESPN2. "We are very pleased to get two quality opponents in the Czech Republic and Turkey in preparation for the World Cup," US coach Bob Bradley said.

Wednesday's Daily: Another Game For Rooney

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With J Hutcherson -- Hey, if the Champions League Round of 16 match-ups want to throw out the first-leg form book and play up the entertainment value, far be it from me to complain. That's the polite way of responding to yesterday's games stomping all over my theory from yesterday's Daily. Yes, the English media has jumped on the 'one and done' bandwagon after Manchester United won 3-2 at the San Siro.

American Abroad: Everton Wins In Europa

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Everton got the home win in their Europa League series with Sporting Lisbon, taking a 2-1 lead into the second-leg. Steven Plenaar scored in the 35th-minute and Sylvain Distin followed in the 49th. Distin was red-carded in the 86th and Miguel Veloso converted the ensuing penalty for Sporting's goal. Tim Howard and Landon Donovan played the full-ninety for Everton.

Wednesday's TV

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Champions League on Fox Soccer Channel: Porto - Arsenal at 2:30pm and Bayern Munich - Fiorentina at 5pm (2:30pm on Setanta). Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Cuenca - Banfield at 7pm and Universitario - Lanus at 12:30am on Wednesday. Mexican Liga on Azteca: Cruz Azul - Monarcas at 9pm and Publa - San Luis at 11pm.

Remembering An American Soccer Riot

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Feb 16, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Years ago, someone said that wed know when soccer really made it in the United States when there would be a full-fledged riot at a game. Well, that's certainly a perverse and ugly way to look at the development of the beautiful game in this or any country.

Tuesday's Daily: First Leg In Milan

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With J Hutcherson -- If only for a couple of afternoons the Champions League could take it's queues from pro wrestling. Then the Beckham - Manchester United grudge match could receive the proper booking. Trade a few 'mutual respect' comments, then get down to the tough business of putting over this Round of 16 series as the best thing going in World soccer.

Goodson Joins Camp

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Defender Clarence Goodson has been added to the US National Team camp roster currently training in Carson, CA. Goodson plays for Norway's IK Start, making him the only European-based player in camp. His club chose to release him for National Team duty as they prepare for the start of the 2010 Tippeligaen season in March.

Tuesday's TV

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Champions League on Fox Soccer Channel: Lyon - Real Madrid at 2:30pm and Milan - Manchester United at 5pm. EPL on Setanta: Stoke City - Manchester City at 2:45pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Colo Colo - Deportivo Italia at 12:30am Wednesday. All Times Eastern

Feilhaber Injured

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United States National Team player Benny Feilhaber was injured in training on Monday with his club Aarhus. According to reports, Feilhaber got tripped up on the ball and injured his ankle. The non-contact injury is expected to keep him out a minimum of two weeks while the club awaits the results of medical tests to determine a further prognosis.

Hannover Try To Battle Back

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With J Hutcherson -- The last time Hannover 96 was in the 2.Bundesliga was the 2001-02 season. They got out of it by winning the title, capping a run of form that had them working their way out of the third division only a few years earlier. Now, they're facing a relegation fight to stay up in a tough season by any standard.

American Abroad Update: Scoring In Greece

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First Star: With Aris Salonika coming back after giving up a second-minute goal to Ergotelis, Freddy Adu proved the difference on Sunday at Harilaou Stadium in the 2-1 win. Gilberto Beto scored what would be the only goal of the game for Ergotelis, with Sergio Koke equalizing in the 29th-minute. Adu hit the winner in the 45th, once again playing alongside Eddie Johnson.

Monday's TV

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No games today.

Sunday's TV

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FA Cup on Fox Soccer Channel: Bolton - Spurs at 8:30am and Crystal Palace - Aston Villa at 10:30an. On Setanta: Fulham - Notts County at 10am. Championship on Setanta: Sheffield United - Bristol City at 6:45pm. Eredivisie on ESPN Deportes: PSV Eindhoven - Heracles at 8:30am. La Liga on ESPN Deportes: Deportivo - Espanyol at 11am and Barcelona - Atletico Madrid at 3pm.

Saturday's TV

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FA Cup on Setanta: Chelsea - Cardiff at 7am, Reading - WBA at 10am, and Manchester City - Stoke at noon. On Fox Soccer Channel: Southampton - Portsmouth at 7:30am and Derby County - Birmingham at 10am. Bundesliga on ESPN Deportes: VfL Wolfsburg - Bayer Leverkusen at 9:30am. On GolTV: Bayern Munich - Borussia Dortmund at 12:30pm.

Michael Lewis's Soccer Valentine

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Feb 12, 2010) US Soccer Players -- With Sunday being Valentine's Day, my thoughts obviously turn to love. We have many loves in our lives, whether it be our significant other, family, pets, friends and even sports. One of mine is soccer. I love the beautiful game. It will be forever in my blood.

Friday' 's Daily

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Europe Rangers star in bid to help Haiti school -- from The Evening Times' Sarah Swan and Deborah Anderson: The charity has already raised £15,000 for the relief effort but the night aims to raise another £10,000 to rebuild the school. Ashley Cole's injury will test Fabio Capello's tenet about reputation -- from The Guardian's Richard Williams: None of them, however, has anything like the combination of experience and dynamism that characterises Cole's work.

Friday's TV

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Serie A on Fox Soccer Channel: Milan - Udinese at 2:30pm. All Times Eastern

Algarve Cup Roster

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On Thursday, US Women's coach Pia Sundhage announced the roster for the Algarve Cup. The US open against Iceland on February 24th. They play Norway on the 26th and Sweden on March 1st to finish out their group. GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC Gold Pride), Jill Loyden (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (St.

England Defender Ashley Cole Injured

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Chelsea and England National Team player Ashley Cole is expected to miss three months after fracturing his left angle. Cole was marking Everton and US international Landon Donovan during yesterday's Chelsea - Everton game. He had to be subbed out in the 57th minute after Donovan made a clean play on the ball.

10 Questions With... Paul Dalglish

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Feb 11, 2010) US Soccer Players -- When former Houston Dynamo striker Paul Dalglish was named head coach of FC Tampa Bay last November, it marked the start of a new career path for the journeyman Scotsman with an enviable parental lineage. Indeed, the 32-year-old son of Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish is on a new mission to try and lead the Rowdies to the USSF Second Division title.

Thursday's Daily: The Hall Without An Address

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With J Hutcherson -- Over the years it got to be too easy for people to fantasy manage the National Soccer Hall of Fame. First step, change the location. Then rework the basic business plan. After that, reorient to focus on the latest professional league. Some got personal. The broader concept of what the Hall might be was never going to work.

American Abroad: Everton Wins Big

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Another big win for Everton, who shocked Premier League leaders Chelsea 2-1 at Goodison Park. Landon Donovan was a big part of the offense, setting up Luis Saha's 33rd-minute equalizer from a corner kick and drawing a penalty that Saha failed to convert. Saha would net the winner in the 75th-minute. Tim Howard had two saves.

National Soccer Hall Of Fame Leaves Oneonta

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After decades in Oneonta, NY, the National Soccer Hall of Fame has announced they will be vacating their physical location. The Hall's soccer complex opened on June 12th, 1999 and includes playing fields as well as the Hall of Fame building. The Hall will put its collection in storage while "distributing permanent displays for exhibition in several locations nationwide.

Thursday's TV

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Copa Del Rey on GolTV: Racing Santander - Atletico Madrid at 4pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Nacional - Cuenca at 4pm, Estudiantes - Juan Aurich at 6pm, and Blooming - Universitario at 8:30pm. All Times Eastern

Wednesday's Daily: Who Expects An MLS Cup?

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With J Hutcherson -- Let's talk about the Major League Soccer teams entering the 2010 with expectations of the substantial kind. The ones where the only success is lifting the MLS Cup wherever the final ends up being played. In a League stressing parity, it's a tough road to actually be a favorite. Look at what happened to the bright lights of the Eastern Conference in 2009.

American Abroad: Rennes Exits Cup

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Carlos Bocanegra went the full-ninety on a bad night for Stade Rennes, who are out of the Coupe de France after a 1-0 loss to US Quevilly in the Round of 16. The club plays in Group D of the Championnat de France amateur, the equivalent of four divisions down the French pyramid. Quevilly scored just before halftime and held on for the upset.

Wednesday's TV

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EPL on Fox Soccer Channel: Aston Villa - Manchester United at 2:30pm and Wolves - Spurs at 5pm. On Setanta: Arsenal - Liverpool at 2:40pm, Everton - Chelsea at 4:45pm, and West Ham United - Birmingham City at 6:45pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Banfield - Morelia at 4:30pm and Sao Paulo - Monterrey at 6:30pm.

US Women Set For Two Games Against Mexico

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The United States Women will play Mexico twice in March, meeting up at the University of San Diego on March 28th (5pm ET - Fox Soccer Channel) and again on March 31st at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah (9pm ET - ESPN2). "The challenge at this point is trying to mesh both the WPS season and finding games for the national team so that we're still getting good preparation as a team for World.

Tuesday's Daily: Weather Is Super

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With J Hutcherson -- Two things became obvious to me over the last couple of days. One was the Mid-Atlantic weather pattern actively voting against any outdoor spectator sports in February. The other is that any rock band that performed in the 1960's has no business doing the same in the 2010's. Both were probably obvious before events drove them home, but at the same time it's nice to have the reminder.

Tuesday's TV

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Fox Soccer Channel has Fulham - Burnley at 2:45pm. Same time for Manchester City - Bolton on Setanta. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Cerro - Deportivo Quito at 3pm, Catolica - Colon at 5pm, Lanus - Libertard at 7:30pm, and Nacional - Once Caldas at 12:30am (Wednesday). All Times Eastern

Monday's Daily: In All Fairness To South Africa

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With J Hutcherson -- A couple of weeks ago, a FIFA official chastised the rest of the World's media for "not giving South Africa a chance" when it came to getting things right in time for the World Cup. Specifically, FIFA secretary/general Jerome Valcke said "Don't kill the World Cup before the World Cup is taking place.

American Abroad: Altidore Scores

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First Star: Score your first Premier League goal and take the top spot in our weekend roundup. Jozy Altidore did that for Hull, and even better they won 2-1 over Manchester City. Altidore scored the opener in the 31st-minute. George Boateng made it 2-0 in the 54th. Manchester City pulled one back in the 59th, but it was Hull's day.

Monday's TV

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No games today.

Gulati Re-Elected

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Sunil Gulati will have another four years in charge of the United States Soccer Federation. Gulati was elected unanimously to his second term as US Soccer Federation president on Sunday at the Annual General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sunday's TV

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EPL on Setanta: Birmingham City - Wolverhampton at 8:30am. On FSC: Chelsea - Arsenal at 11am. Serie A on FSC: Bologna - Milan at 9am and Fiorentina - Roma at 2:15pm. Ligue 1 on Setanta: Toulouse - Lyon at 11am and Marseille - Valenciennes at 3pm. La Liga on ESPN Deportes: Deportivo - Malaga at 11am. On GolTV: Real Zaragoza - Sevilla at 1pm and Racing Santander - Atletico Madrid at 3pm.

Marsch Joins US Staff

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Major League Soccer veteran midfielder Jesse Marsch announced his retirement from Chivas USA on Friday, and that he will become one of US National Team coach Bob Bradley's assistants. Bradley coached Marsh in college and with DC United, the Chicago Fire, and Chivas USA. "I would like to sincerely thank my family, friends, teammates, coaches and supporters for the past 14 excellent years," Marsch said.

Saturday's TV

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EPL on ESPN2: Liverpool - Everton at 7:30am. On Setanta: Manchester United - Portsmouth at 9:30am, Burnley, West Ham United at 5pm, and Bolton - Fulham at 8:30pm. On Fox Soccer Channel: Hull City - Manchester City at 10am, Spurs - Aston Villa at 12:15pm, and Sunderland - Wigan at 7pm. Championship on Setanta: Doncaster - Reading at 12:15pm.

US Referees Not Selected For World Cup Duty

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No United States referees will be involved in the 2010 World Cup either as match official or assistant referee. FIFA released the list of 30 referees for the tournament with two assistants per official, representing 28 countries. US official Jair Marrufo was the only American submitted on the provisional list of 38 referees, but he didn't make the final list.

Friday's Daily

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Europe Chelsea win Kakuta case to overturn transfer ban -- from The Independent's Sam Wallace: Sources at the club said that they had been confident of the verdict for some time. Rangers take vow of silence over treble prospects, but close look at their squad shows they have plenty to shout about -- from The Herald's Michael Grant: That's a side Smith could believe in to get a domestic result anywhere, including Parkhead.

Friday's TV

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Bundesliga on GolTV: Werder Bremen - Hertha Berlin at 2:30pm. Mexican Liga on Galavision: Queretaro - Chivas at 9:30pm. All Times Eastern

10 Questions With... Phil Salvagio

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Feb 4, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- The San Diego Sockers are one of this country's most storied soccer franchises. The team, winners of 10 MISL titles, disappeared in 2004 as a member of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Last fall, a fourth incarnation of the Sockers (the club previously played in the original NASL, MISL and WISL) returned to the field.

Bradley Calls Camp For Ecuador

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On Thursday, Bob Bradley named his 23-player camp roster for the February 24th friendly against Ecuador. Since this isn't an official FIFA date, all players are from Major League Soccer. "These are important opportunities for these players as we continue to formulate our plans for the roster for the World Cup," Bradley said.

Donovan Eligible For Europa League

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On-loan to Everton until March, LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan will be able to play in the Europa League. Everton manager David Moyes adjusted his eligible players list to include Donovan, making him available for the home and away series against Sporting Lisbon and potentially the first-leg of the Round of 16.

Reality TV: Soccer Edition

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Feb 3, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- The television sweeps month of February is upon us. So, what better way than to preview some, ahem, intriguing soccer reality shows that will definitely not coming to your TV sometime soon. Here are some quick synopses of my favorites: Angel's Kitchen This new show, destined to be a hit, unveils a new and much darker side of Red Bulls captain and striker.

Thursday's TV

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Copa Italia on GolTV: Roma - Udinese at 3pm. All Times Eastern

American Abroad: Rangers And Fulham Win

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Two Wednesday games for clubs with their Americans recovering from injury. In the Scottish League Cup, Rangers won their semifinal 2-0 against St Johnstone. Steve Davis scored in the 26th and Lee McCulloch followed in the 37th. "We are in another cup final and it's one we will look forward to. They are always special occassions to play in," Davis told the club's official site.

Thursday's Daily: Impact Player

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With J Hutcherson -- For those of you following Major League Soccer, you're well aware that just about everything needs to be chased with 'relative to scale.' That's especially true for what passes for the MLS transfer market. With the League covering it's collective ears to anybody suggesting that they actually buy players rather than just selling them, it's got to be frustrating for fans.

FIFA Commits To Rebuilding Haitian Football

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On Thursday, FIFA announced that they would be adding $3 million dollars to the initial $250,000 they donated in support of relief efforts in Haiti. The new money will be used for "association's headquarters, technical centres and regional youth facilities and to supporting the association's leagues and youth competitions by providing basic football equipment.

Wednesday's TV

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FA Cup on Fox Soccer Channel: Leeds - Spurs at 11:15am. Premier League on Setanta: Fulham - Portsmouth at 2:45pm. Coppa Italia on GolTV: Inter Milan - Fiorentina at 2:45pm. Copa Del Rey on GolTV: Sevilla - Getafe at 4:45pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Estudiantes - Juan Aurich Chiclayo at 9:20pm.

American Abroad: Result For Hull

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Jozy Altidore started for Hull City, who held on for a 1-1 tie at home against Chelsea. Steven Mouyokolo got Hull's goal in the 30th and Didier Drogba equalized in the 42nd. Atidore was subbed off in the 86th-minute for Kevin Kilbane. "We went 1-0 up and I was disappointed with the goal we conceded," Hull manager Phil Brown said.

FIFA Rankings: US Stays 14th

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The United States are once again 14th in the January 2010 FIFA Rankings, losing 17 points from December after a friendly loss to Honduras. Cup of Nations winners Egypt moved up 14 places to 10th and runners-up Nigeria improved seven slots to 15th. Mexico stayed at 17th. In World Cup Group C, England remain in 9th, Slovenia drops two slots to 33rd, and Algeria drops five to 31st.

Wednesday's Daily: Preseason Training Part 2

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With J Hutcherson -- In today's edition, we look at things that wouldn't be on the first slide in a hypothetical meeting on MLS issues for 2010, but need consideration. What Colorado Wants: If you're going to tag any established MLS team with an identity problem, it's the Colorado Rapids. There was a time when the Rapids meant Carlos Valderrama, Marcelo Balboa, Chris Henderson, and Pablo Mastroeni.

Tuesday's Daily: Preseason Training Part 1

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With J Hutcherson -- If you were making a list of the on-field items Major League Soccer needs to tell the kind of story they would like in 2010, a few are obvious. Let's start with those: Consistency In The Officiating: More to the point, avoiding the debacle that was the officiating in '09. From conflict of interest issues to simple inability to make the obvious call, the League could use a break here.

Moreno Stays In DC

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Major League Soccer's career leader in goals scored will be spending another season in DC United's black and red. Jaime Moreno agreed to a new contract, the club announced on Monday. "Obviously, I am very happy and excited about the new season," Moreno said. "We have new coaches and players, and it is a big challenge for the organization.

MLS Or Europe

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Feb 1st, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Let's say you're a gifted American soccer player who seeks greater challenges. What's the next step? Why of course, it's the great leap across the pond to Europe, where riches, treasures and fame just waits. As many players from this country have discovered, that's not necessarily the case, at least not immediately.

Ralston Joins AC St Louis

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Major League Soccer's iron man (a record 378 games played) and all-time assists leader will be taking his game to the North American Soccer League. Ralston has signed on as a player/assistant coach with AC St Louis in the US second division. "This is a day I always dreamed would happen," Ralston said in a press release.

National Soccer Hall Of Fame Looks Ahead

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By L.E. Eisenmenger - BOSTON, MA (Feb 2, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- The National Soccer Hall of Fame closed its doors last September, but Saturday, president Jonathan Ullman said an announcement about the future of the Hall is "imminent," perhaps even within the next few days or weeks. The spacious ten year-old museum located on 60 acres in Oneonta, New York contains a vast collection of documents, artifacts, and memorabilia that chronicles the growth of soccer.

Tuesday's TV

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EPL on Setanta: Hull - Chelsea at 2:45pm. FA Cup on Setanta: Crystal Palace - Wolves at 4:45pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Libertad -Deportivo Tachira at 6pm. All Times Eastern

Monday's Daily: Standards And Practice

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With J Hutcherson -- Is it even worth discussing the Confederation of African Football's latest indignity towards Togo? Holding up FIFA's concept of no government involvement, Togo won't be allowed to participate in the next two Cup of Nations. Why? Because their government encouraged the National Team to return home rather than bow to pressure to play days after they were attacked at the Angola border.

American Abroad: Cherundolo Injured

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Steve Cherundolo injured his shoulder during training with Hannover 96 on Sunday. He is expected to be out for a month. First Star: Jozy Altidore stepped up big for Hull City, assisting on a goal and drawing the penalty for the second in their 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton. Jan Vennegoor scored the first goal courtesy of Altidore in the 11th, and Stephen Hunt converted the penalty in the 52nd.