In front of a crowd of 18,626 at the Home Depot Center, Honduras wins decisively over the US with a 3-1 score. However, neither team fielded their full squad for the match. This is the first international friendly of 2010 for both FIFA World Cup-bound teams.
England coach Fabio Capello, when speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, was quoted as saying “Of course, if he plays well and is fit I will include him in my squad. I don’t look at age, I pay attention to quality and David has a lot. He’s serious, he’s a great professional and he’s crazy about the World Cup.”
If all goes well for David Beckham and he stays healthy, it looks like he will be off to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup as part of the team for England.
USA Soccer picks up an important win against El Salvador at home in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. With just 4 games left and 3 points separating the top 3 teams in the qualifying group, the three points from the win will play a critical role leading up to the World Cup.
adidas was the first to introduce screw-in studs in 1954 worn by the players of the FIFA World Cup winning German national team.
In 2006, adidas introduced the first 14-panel configuration forming a smooth round exterior allowing significant improvements in accuracy and control for the FIFA World Cup in Germany.
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