World Cup 2010

Memorial Day Ticker: USA arrives in South Africa, Mourinho unveiled in Madrid and more

USAArrives (Reuters)

Happy Memorial Day folks.

It's a long weekend to enjoy some vacation time and take advantage of some great weather, but for those of you still needing your soccer news fix, here are some tidbits:

The U.S. men's national team has arrived in South Africa today, two days after its promising 2-1 win vs. Turkey. In cased you missed it, here is my FoxSoccer.com piece on the match.

Jose Mourinho was unveiled as Real Madrid's new manager on Monday. He's already playing coy about the club's summer transfer targets, but long-time Mourinho targets Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard remain at the top of his projected shopping list.

Speaking of Gerrard, he shrugged off talk of an injury issue after hurting his knee in England's recent friendly vs. Japan.

Barcelona midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos was one of the players cut from Mexico's World Cup squad after Javier Aguirre trimmed his squad to 23 players. Veteran Adolfo Bautista did make the cut.


Feel free to share your thoughts on these stories, and any other stories from the weekend, in the comments section below (and enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day).

  • Pet Memorials

    South Africa is putting on such a great show, but so many things are happening at once. Their team does poorly and Mandela’s recent loss near the anniversary of the soweto uprising. Was this the day Mandela was released in 1976? Anyway, I was hoping RSA would do better, most people were. If USA goes out I will be pulling for the Ivory Coast.


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