Alexi Lalas insists the sky isn't falling, and more
The sky is not falling, insists former U.S. national team defender Alexi Lalas. Nonetheless, the U.S. men will not have a soccer team in this summer's Olympics after the U.S. Under-23 squad failed even to advance out of group play in the qualifying tournament this week in Columbus; a 2-0 loss to Canada, and a 3-3 draw with El Salvador sealed the U.S. fate. Coming after two straight failures to qualify for the U-20 World Cup, it may portend a shake-up at U.S. Soccer.
Chelsea, Bayern, and Real Madrid each won on the road to take control of their quarterfinal Champions League matchups, while Barcelona was held to a scoreless draw at AC Milan. Return legs are Tuesday-Wednesday, April 3-4, 1:45pm on Fox networks.
Also, see the listings at right for the Copa Justicia Laboral! tournament this weekend and Robert Andrew Powell's April 4 booksigning... And don't forget the final Austin Aztex tryout coming up Saturday, April 7 – visit www.austinaztex.com to register.