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Don Garber selects Juan Agudelo and Omar Bravo as Commissioner's Picks for All-Star Game

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport36 hits

MLS commissioner Don Garber has selected Juan Agudelo and Omar Bravo for his two additions to the MLS All-Star roster. Agudelo, the first All-Star Homegrown Player, plays his club games for the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena, where the league will host Manchester United on July 27. The 18-year-old has scored four goals this term, as well as adding two for the U.S. national team. “Jua...Full Story »

Argentine trophy drought endures at Copa America, and deservedly so

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by SI.com139 hits

Lionel Messi consoles Carlos Tevez after Tevez missed the only PK of the shootout. As Martin Caceres' penalty soared into the top corner and confirmed Uruguay's passage to a fifth successive Copa America semifinal, a sense of disbelief fell over the Estadio Estanislau Lopez. It wasn't just that Argentina had seemed in control at halftime, or that it had played for 50 minutes against 10 me...Full Story »

With Falcao, Yepes & Armero - Colombia is no longer a dark horse, it is a real Copa America contender

Posted Saturday, July 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport145 hits

It was a Copa America group stage full of difficulty and discomfort for the traditional giants of South America, even if, in the end, the names of the eight teams who battled through to the quarterfinals were more or less predictable. Argentina and Brazil were both held to draws by the unheralded football nations of Bolivia and Venezuela respectively, before reasserting their form in time to mak...Full Story »

Argentina look to Messi to quell Uruguay Copa threat

Posted Saturday, July 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

Argentina and Uruguay will renew their historic rivalry when they clash in Saturday's Copa America quarter-finals with all eyes on potential match-winners Lionel Messi and Diego Forlan. Uruguay won the first Copa America in 1916 and kept their momentum going through to the first World Cup, which they lifted in 1930. With that inaugural Copa success coming on Argentinian soil, the home side wil...Full Story »

Brazil coach Mano Menezes: We must improve to reach the Copa America semifinals

Posted Friday, July 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport113 hits

Brazil coach Mano Menezes believes his players must raise their game if they hope to reach the semifinals of the Copa America. The Samba Stars beat Ecuador 4-2 on Wednesday evening to set up a quarterfinal date with Paraguay on Saturday evening in La Plata. "If our intention is to reach the semi-finals, then we must improve more. We needed this good performance against Ecuador, but there are...Full Story »

Colombia, Chile main challengers in Copa America

Posted Friday, July 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

SANTA FE, Argentina (AP)—Colombia and Chile look like the main challengers to co-favorites Brazil and Argentina as the Copa America enters the quarterfinals. Colombia, which has not played in the World Cup since 1998, has shown off a so-called “Golden Generation” of new players led by striker Radamel Falcao. The Porto forward scored twice in group play, leading Colombia to fir...Full Story »

Venezuela 'better than Brazil' at Copa - Chile's Paredes

Posted Friday, July 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

MENDOZA, Argentina, July 14 (Reuters) - Venezuela haveplayed better than Brazil at the Copa America and will presentChile with a tough test in their quarter-final this weekend,Chilean striker Esteban Paredes said on Thursday.     "We shouldn't underestimate Venezuela," Paredes told a newsconference ahead of the match in the Andean city of San Juan.  "For me they've pl...Full Story »

Brazil gains confidence for Copa America quarter

Posted Friday, July 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)—Coach Mano Menezes says Brazil is “looser” and will face Paraguay with “more confidence” in their Copa America quarterfinal on Sunday. Brazil put behind a difficult start to the tournament by producing a must-win and convincing 4-2 win over Ecuador on Wednesday to advance from the group stage with rivals Argentina and Uruguay. He say...Full Story »

Brazil beats Ecuador 4-2 to reach Copa quarters

Posted Thursday, July 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport242 hits

CORDOBA, Argentina (AP)—Alexandre Pato and Neymar scored two goals each as defending champion Brazil hit form with a 4-2 win over Ecuador on Wednesday to secure top spot in Group B and a spot in the Copa America quarterfinals. Brazil advanced to a quarterfinal against Paraguay. Ecuador was eliminated. Pato scored with a header in the 28th minute and a close-range shot in the 60th, whil...Full Story »

Tempers fray as Chile leave it late to beat Peru in Copa América

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by theguardian.com53 hits

• Chile 1-0 Peru• Chile top Group C thanks to injury-time winner Josepmir Ballón and Chile's Gonzalo Fierro compete for the ball during their Group C match in the Copa América. Chile emerged as winners of Group C in the Copa América thanks to an injury-time winner against Peru in a bad-tempered game in Mendoza. The Peru midfielder, André Carrillo, deflected in...Full Story »

Pato confident goals will come at Copa America

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

CAMPANA, Argentina (AP)—Brazil striker Alexandre Pato is not getting frustrated by his lack of goals in the Copa America and is confident he will find form soon. Pato missed opportunities as Brazil struggled in its first two matches, but he remains optimistic that things will start going his way in the South American competition. Brazil needs a victory or a draw against Ecuador in its fin...Full Story »

Messi confident Argentina will bounce back in Copa

Posted Monday, July 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport246 hits

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Argentina have made a poor start to their Copa America campaign with two draws and do not look like a team ready to end a two-decade trophy drought, but they will recover and reach the quarter-finals, insists star Lionel Messi. World player of the year Messi proved unstoppable all season with a Barcelona shirt on his back but with Argentina he has become a metaphor for th...Full Story »

'Take two' for Brazil against Paraguay at Copa America

Posted Sunday, July 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport86 hits

CAMPANA, Argentina (AFP) - Like Argentina, Brazil have made a sluggish start at the Copa America, but they get a second chance to impress on Saturday against Paraguay at Cordoba. An opening draw with unheralded Venezuela was an embarrassment of sorts for the auriverde yet the five-times world champions will be able to look back on that struggle as a necessary evil if they can add three points a...Full Story »

Chile, Peru move to brink of Copa America quarters

Posted Saturday, July 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport77 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) - While favourites Argentina and Brazil struggle for form, Chile and Peru are awakening from years of slumber at the Copa America after moving to the brink of the quarter-finals. Peru won the last of their two South American championships in 1975 in the halycon days of the gifted Teofilo Cubillas, who would go on to prove a star turn at the 1978 World Cup. Chile, ...Full Story »

Messi can win over Argentine fans at Copa America

Posted Thursday, July 07, 2011 by Mercurynews.com640 hits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Believe it or not, Lionel Messi has something to prove. He needs to show Argentine fans he's the world's greatest soccer player when wearing the country's famous blue-and-white shirt. Messi starts romancing the crowds when Argentina opens the 3 1/2-week Copa America—the South American championship—against Bolivia on Friday. Messi has rarely playe...Full Story »

Ecuador tougher bet than Brazil in Copa: Venezuela's Seijas

Posted Thursday, July 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

Ecuador will give Venezuela a tougher time than holders Brazil did in the Copa America when they meet on Saturday, Venezuela winger Luis Seijas vowed on Wednesday. Brazil, seeking a hat-trick of Copa titles, could only manage a 0-0 draw against traditional whipping boys Venezuela in Sunday's match at La Plata outside Buenos Aires and struggled to find their flair against dogged rivals. And f...Full Story »

Socceroo Vidosic signs for Adelaide

Posted Wednesday, July 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport143 hits

ADELAIDE, Australia (AFP) - Australian international Dario Vidosic signed a three-year deal with Adelaide United on Wednesday after failing to make his mark during a stint in Germany. "The biggest motivation for me was just happiness—to enjoy my football again," Vidosic, who has appeared 14 times for his country and was in the 2010 World Cup squad, said of his return after a fruitless thr...Full Story »

Argentina, Brazil looking to turn up the heat at the Copa

Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - The opening round of matches at the 43rd Copa America has unearthed an uncomfortable truth for hosts Argentina and perennial favourites Brazil. They appear not to be as good as they think they are. Although both former world champions sent out attacking line-ups seeking early points against lowly rivals, both emerged with unimaginative, plodding draws against Bolivia and V...Full Story »

Wine and weather exercise minds at freezing Copa

Posted Monday, July 04, 2011 by 17 hits

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Wine and the freezing weather were exercising minds Sunday at the Copa America with Chilean fans revelling in the wintry conditions while Brazil and Venezuela prepared to do battle longing for the warmer climes of home. Argentina's meteorological office had been warning that sub-zero temperatures were on the way and sure enough the thermometer had dipped to minus two in par...Full Story »

Brazil's Lucas excited about the atmosphere in the upcoming Copa America clash against Venezuela

Posted Monday, July 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

Lucas is looking forward to the excitement and the intense atmosphere that comes with the Copa America tournament, as Brazil begin its campaign against Venezuela on Sunday.The tournament is being played in a rival country, Argentina, and the Liverpool midfielder admits that the host nation have a good chance of winning the competition.He also classifies Lionel Messi as the best player in the wor...Full Story »

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