Friday, June 17, 2005

Mostly Scores But Some News Too

-West Bromwich Albion will play both LA Galaxy & Chivas USA in preseason exhibitions. The match against LA is at HDC on July 20 & Chivas in Santa Barbara on the 26th.
-In yesterdays Confederations Cup matches, Brazil gut punched Greece, 3-0 (so much for Greece being a defensive machine!), and Mexico came from behind to beat Japan 2-1. Adriano, Robinho & Juninho scored for Brazil. Atsushi Yanagisawa scored the lone goal for Japan, while Zinha & Jose Fonseca scored for Mexico.
This weekends games: Germany v Tunisia & Australia v Argentina on Saturday, Brazil v Mexico & Greece v Japan on Sunday.
You can see that Mexico v Brazil match on Sunday at 1:30pm central on Univision.
-Q & A with USA U20 defender Marvell Wynne via US Soccer. This kid has some serious potential.
-Last nights concluding Copa Libertadores quarterfinal match saw River Plate beat Banfield 3-2, winning the series 4-3 on aggregate. River Plate will now face Sao Paulo in the two-leg semifinal. Chivas of Guadalajara plays Atletico Paranaense in the other semifinal. The matches will be played June 22 y 29.
Boca had a terrible time the previous night, not only did they get knocked out cold by Chivas, but a fight broke out on the field, fans threw all kinds of stuff from the stands, and their coach spit in a Chivas players face, then resigned in disgrace! Bummer dudes.
-English Premier League kicks off the 05-06 season on August 13.
-Defender Mauricio Pellegrino has been released by Liverpool.
-U20 World Youth Championship. No matches were played on Thursday, but Friday and Saturday bring the end Group play. Here's what's instore: (Columbia, Spain, China & home team Holland have already qualified for the second round.)
Friday 17th
Turkey v Ukraine
China v Panama
Spain v Honduras
Morocco v Chile
Saturday 18th
Japan v Australia
Netherlands v Benin
Argentina v Germany
USA v Egypt
Italy v Canada
Columbia v Syria
Brazil v S Korea
Nigeria v Switzerland
By the way, the Benin team nickname is Baby Squirrels!
-MLS Matches on Saturday:
Chicago v Kansas City 3pm central on ESPN2 (come join me at the Nomad to watch it)
Metrostars v Columbus
DC United v New England 6:30pm on FSC
FC Dallas v Los Angeles
San Jose v Real Salt Lake 9pm on HDNet
Chivas v Colorado


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