Category Archives: Copa America 2011

Uruguay sets up match with Argentina after beating Mexico, Chile tops Peru

By FRANCO PANIZO Uruguay wasted a number of chances, but Alvaro Pereira's goal was enough to give Los Charruas a 1-0 win over Mexico and set up a mouth-watering quarterfinals match against Argentina. Pereira gave Uruguay three points in the … Continue reading »

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Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

Three spots in the U.S. Open cup semifinals will be claimed by the night's end, and the Copa America picture will clear up a bit as well, as Group C co-leaders Chile and Peru square off and Uruguay faces Mexico … Continue reading »

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Copa America Rewind: Argentina finally wins, Colombia takes Group A and more

By FRANCO PANIZO It took longer than expected, but Argentina finally had a reason to celebrate. Argentina recorded its first win of the Copa America, topping Costa Rica, 3-0, on Monday night in the final match of Group A. The … Continue reading »

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Copa America Rewind: Peru tops Mexico, Chile and Uruguay tie and more

By FRANCO PANIZO Peru's finishing may have been subpar, but that didn't stop Sergio Markarian's men from grabbing three points and a share of first place in Group C. Jose Paolo Guerrero scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Essien suffers knee injury, Villa nearing Given deal and more

All of the optimism surrounding Chelsea after its hiring of manager Andre Villas-Boas appears to have subsided a bit after what appears to be a serious injury to a key player. Midfielder Michael Essien reportedly ruptured knee ligaments in training … Continue reading »

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Argentina’s Copa struggles continue in draw vs. Colombia

  Argentina has an envious cast of players that most national teams could only dream of having, but that collection of world-class talent once again failed to perform for the albiceleste. Argentina tied Colombia, 0-0, on Wednesday night, leaving the … Continue reading »

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Sunday Rewind: Brazil held in Copa, Marta shines in WWC and more

By CALEB SONNELAND In terms of scorelines, Group B at the Copa America didn't bring much excitement to the soccer world with two 0-0 draws. When Brazil clashed with Venezuela, Neymar and Robinho tested Renny Vega early, but the Venezuelan … Continue reading »

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Colombia goes atop Group A with win over 10-man Costa Rica

Colombia's finishing may have been poor, but that didn't stop it from winning its Copa America opener against Costa Rica on Saturday. With Argentina and Bolivia tying in the tournament opener, Colombia took sole possession of first place in Group … Continue reading »

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Argentina salvages a draw against Bolivia in Copa America opener

By FRANCO PANIZO It may have been a draw, but it probably felt like a loss for Argentina. Argentina kicked off the 43rd edition of the Copa America in unconvincing fashion at home on Friday night, needing a spectacular finish … Continue reading »

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After a return to prominence, Copa America 2011 could be one of the best

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN The tournament that essentially inspired the World Cup had been watered down. Little by little, Copa America had lost some of its prestige. CONMEBOL decided to implement a two-year cycle in the South American tournament in … Continue reading »

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SBI’s Copa America Preview

By DAVID MOSSE When Brazil won the last Copa America back in 2007, Lucas Moura was busy competing in the Under-15 Paulista State Championship. Four years later, the Sao Paulo winger is one of three supremely gifted youngsters being counted … Continue reading »

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Eight Mexican players sent home from Copa America in prostitute scandal

Eight members of the Mexican national team set to play in Copa America have been sent home after a scandal involving the players bringing prostitutes to their hotel rooms. The eight players, one of which was Barcelona defender Jonathan Dos … Continue reading »

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