Friday, September 09, 2005

Wig Wam Bam News

-More and more people are making a big deal out of this new statistical quality compilation that is going on in England. Did that make sense? Let me try this again. Some company in England is compiling stats on all players in the EPL and then ranking them individually. The shocker is, that after 4 weeks, Claudio Reyna is ranked as the number 1 player. Interesting. I have always felt he does a lot more than the few stats that people dwell on, and this sorta verifies that. On the other hand, its just frickin statistics, and his whole team is playing really well which makes him look great too.
-30 US players will vy for the Honda Player Of The Year. Here is that list:
Goalkeepers: Kasey Keller
Defenders: Chris Albright, Gregg Berhalter, Carlos Bocanegra, Steve Cherundolo, Jimmy Conrad, Cory Gibbs, Frankie Hejduk, Chad Marshall, Oguchi Onyewu, Eddie Pope, Greg Vanney
Midfielders: Chris Armas, DaMarcus Beasley, Bobby Convey, Clint Dempsey, Eddie Lewis, Pablo Mastroeni, John O'Brien, Ben Olsen, Santino Quaranta, Steve Ralston, Claudio Reyna, Kerry Zavagnin
Forwards: Brian Ching, Landon Donovan, Ed Johnson, Brian McBride, Pat Noonan, Taylor Twellman, Josh Wolff
-Do you dig Bayern Munchen? Or German fussball in general? Then you need to be reading this Big Soccer thread where they talk about seeing some classic matches on dvd.
-Alexi Lalas interview at
-I am going to watch the Man U v Man City match on Saturday morning. Its the pay per view game. Several of us tend to meet downtown Minneapolis for breakfast and EPL (cover is $5). See you at The Local. Of Course. ADDITION: I will be staying for Palermo v Inter starting at 11.
-Kuper on Weah in London Financial Times. (I was gonna go with "Kuper weighs in on Weah" and pretend I was a bad newspaper editor, but then I realized its not even much fun to take shots at newspapers cuz soooo many are soooo lame.)
-MLS this weekend (Chicago and Salt Lake have the weekend off):
New England v Columbus Crew
Kansas City v Metrostars
Dallas v DC 730pm central Saturday on FSC
San Jose v Chivas
Los Angeles v Colorado
-MFL this weekend:
Cruz Azul v Atlante
Monterrey v Pumas
Necaxa v Santos Laguna
Veracruz v Tigres
Morelia v Toluca
Atlas v Tecos
Pachuca v Jaguares
San Luis v Dorados 12noon central Sunday on Univision
America v Chivas 5pm central Sunday on Univision
-Mr Morbo himself, Phil Ball, on Spain, via ESPNSoccernet: A defective collective


Blogger incendiarymind said...

Fox Soccer Channel is a tease! They've had on their web site that they're the carrier for the Manchester Derby for almost two weeks and now it's PPV and they're showing "classic soccer" tomorrow.

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Blogger brucio said...


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