The Aztex have found a home in the USSF Division II soccer league, and more
Togo withdrew from the African Cup of Nations over the weekend, after their team bus was attacked by rebel forces in the Cabinda enclave of Angola, with the driver killed and two players injured. The rebels more or less apologized, saying they didn't mean to interfere with the tournament but were targeting the team's military escorts. On the field, U.S. World Cup opponent Algeria was shocked, 3-0, by Malawi, who had never before won an ACN game. And Mali came back from four goals down with 10 minutes to play to tie hosts Angola, 4-4.
It's not even mid-January, and we already know Barcelona won't have as good a year as they had last year – the defending champs got bounced from the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
Dallas and Houston are among the 18 cities identified as potential official host cities in the formal U.S. bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022. The 18 cities, in alphabetical order: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Mo.; Los Angeles; Miami; Nashville, Tenn.; New York; Philadelphia; Phoenix; San Diego; Seattle; Tampa, Fla.; and Washington, D.C.
Fox Sports on Tuesday announced it'll launch a second soccer network, Fox Soccer Plus, with English, Italian, and other games previously available only through Setanta. Other games are starting to appear on ESPN (e.g., Liverpool at Stoke City, 6:30am this Saturday, Jan. 16).