Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Fill Yer Shoes With Soggy News

-As you may have heard yesterday, Richard Mulrooney of Dallas injured his knee in the match against his old team San Jose on Saturday. The worst has come true. Its a torn ACL in his right knee and he will me be out for about 6 months, meaning the rest of this season, and probably his chance of getting into the USA squad for World Cup Qualifiers.
-Dante Washington has signed a deal to play for Real Salt Lake.
-KC's Josh Wolff was named MLS Player of the Week. I thought it should have gone to Eddie Gaven, but I can't complain about Josh Wolff, as he is looking mighty dangerous out there. I can't wait to see Wolff in the Red, White and Blue again soon.
-I submitted my MLS All Star Ballot:
Joe Cannon - Colorado
Tyrone Marshall - Galaxy
Michael Parkhurst - New England
Douglas Sequeira - Chivas USA
Clint Dempsey - New England
Landon Donovan - Galaxy
Shalrie Joseph - New England
Chris Klein - Kansas City
Richard Mulrooney - FC Dallas
Pat Noonan - New England
Josh Wolff - Kansas City
-Former Liverpool and current Portsmouth midfielder Patrik Berger is going to sign a deal with Aston Villa
-Javi Zanetti, captain of my beloved Inter Milan is forming an even stronger bond with Subcommander Marcos and his Mexican Zapatistas. Last year Zanetti showed his support for the rebel group by sending a whole bunch of Inter gear and money out of his own pocket. Could you even imagine an American sports star openly supporting an anti-government organization in a foreign land? Zanetti's support has filtered through to the ownership and management of the club too. Sandhaanu News reports that there is now talk of a fund raising match. The first time I heard about this story was last fall when the Guardian ran this article.
-The other piece of Inter news, and actually bigger but no one wants to talk too much and jinx it, is that the team is one game away from claiming their first trophy since 1989. 1989!!! The Copa Italia will be theirs if they can capitalize on the 1-1 draw and the away goal they got last week in Cagliari. The final is tomorrow (Wednesday) at the San Siro in Milan. I am going to hold my breath, and cross my fingers and all that other stuff. NOTE: OK, I lied, this is only the semi finals. Roma plays in Udinese on Thursday in the other semi (1-1 first leg draw also), with the winners still to meet, I assume, sometime this decade.
-Mark van Bommel and Johann Vogel, two of PSV's most influential players are set to leave the team this summer. They were honored by the club and fans after last weekends final home game of the year.
-Eddie Pope says he is going to be called in to play for the USA after the England match, proving that Bruce Arena will call in more and some different players for the June 4 & 8 World Cup Qualifiers then he has named for the England match on May 28. 19 were called in for England, and 24 will be called in for WCQ.
-From Jack Bell in today's New York Times: Major League Soccer's marketing company, Soccer United Marketing, yesterday completed the acquisition of the name, logo, Web site and contracts of ChampionsWorld, a bankrupt outfit based in New Jersey that promoted North American tours of European clubs the past two summers. This gives MLS an even tighter bond with the big leagues of Europe.
-Jason Kries will be suspended from the next match for Real Salt Lake due to accumulation of yellow cards (3 in the last 3 matches).
-Can you believe this one: Alexi Lalas suited up for San Jose Reserves on Sunday in their 2-1 win over Dallas. The team had so many injuries that they needed extra bodies to fill out the squad. Lalas played 36 minutes.


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