Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Sergio Galvan Rey Is Not The King Of News

-Michael Lewis & Big Apple Soccer is reporting that both Metros' Amado Guevara & Dallas' Eddie Johnson are being shopped around by their respective teams as trade or sale bait. Wow, but not shocking. Consider these reasons: As big a handful as Guevara can be for opposing team defenders, he is as much if not more trouble for his teammates and managers to handle; and Eddie Johnson's huge pay checks are going to keep Dallas from adding many more players to their club due to the league's salary cap.
-Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald also writes about the growing Guevara-Lalas hate-fest.
-The rumor mill is churning hard when it says that Bournemouth in England's League 1 are chasing after New England's goal scoring machine Taylor Twellman. They may well be chasing, but he is way outta their price category.
-Even though he took all of Trinidad & Tobago's World Cup tickets to sell at his own travel agency, Jack Warner, CONCACAF President, and a FIFA Vice President, feels no remorse for his extreme insider actions, and does not have any interest in answering silly journalists even sillier questions. The LA Times has picked up on this story, and it sure would be cool to see a whole lot more people at big name writers do the same. This shouldn't stop with TnT either. The USA ticket distribution was a compelte fiasco as well. Some real paper or magazine outta get digging deep on this story and "out" the total incompetents that are in charge of US Soccer.
-At the Interliga finals on Sunday, Tigres beat Monterrey 2-1 to become champions, guaranteeing them a spot in Copa Libertadores group play, while Guadalajara finished second (beating Veracruz 2-1) and will meet Chilean club Colo Colo in a playoff for another spot in the Cup groups.
-The Copa Libertadores lauches this year on Jan 24. Here are details for the Game Schedule - and - Groups. As well as a list of all the other teams that will be participating.
-USA & LA right back Chris Albright tore a knee ligament training with the USA according to this report from US Soccer: U.S. MNT defender Chris Albright will be sidelined 3-6 weeks after exploratory surgery this morning revealed a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee. The tear was repaired by U.S. National Team doctor Bert Mandelbaum in Los Angeles. The 27-year-old defender suffered the injury Jan. 5 during the team's first full day of training camp, and an initial MRI last week revealed no damage.
-In the Big Euro matches this weekend:
Roma pulled the shirt over Milan's eyes, then sucker punched 'em 1-0, to aid in their climb up the Serie A table. Milan fell even further behind Juve and Inter who both won.
Man City wiped out Man Utd 3-1 in the derby. Glory for City, doldrums for United. Cristiano Ronaldo got himself a deserved red card for his frustrated & idiotic lunge at City's Andy Cole.
The Arse destroyed pathetic Middlesbrough 7-0. It was one of the most thorough ass kickings I have seen in years.
Zidane hit for 3 as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 4-2! Good job old man!
-Sounds like a lot of class was shown during the Barcelona - Bilbao match Sunday. (I am being facetious.)
-Klaas Jan Huntelaar did not get his shot at PSV, so he moved on to light it up for Heerenveen. Now Ajax has paid a record fee for a Dutch player and hope he can turn their season around. Never heard of him? Neither had I. But I bet that doesn't last long.
-Big Apple Soccer talks to new Metro signing, Scottish winger Pater Canero.
-Kicker Magazine in Germany has named American midfielder Benny Feilhaber as the best new player on Hamburg so far this year. Benny is also going as part of the 25 man first team to train in Spain to get ready for the rain, no wait, sorry, to get ready for the second half of the season. Go Benny, it's yer birfday.
-The Premiership has named Manchester United's Wayne Rooney as Player Of The Month & Liverpool's Rafael Benitez as Coach Of The Month, for December.
-UEFA magazine has an interview with Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard.
-Now retired, Mark Chung, who played for 4 different MLS teams, had some great comments for MLSnet.
-Sigi Schmid continues his total overhaul of Columbus. (Did I tell you all that I think Sigi is an excellent coach?) They signed another Chilean, this time forward Sebastian Rozental, who has played for Colo Colo, Universidad Catolica, Grasshoppers, Independiente & Rangers.
-Yura Movsisyan, an 18 year old Armenian from Pasedena is going to get his shot in MLS. He has a pretty good story, and shows that anyone with talent has a shot.
-UEFA officially announced their Fan Picked 2005 Team Of The Year. It's a popularity contest of course, and the biggest clubs always win out. This year only 5 teams were represented.
-From BQ: Boss Hails ‘Top Drawer’ Hahnemann.
-Yanks Abroad has an interview with Josh Wolff of Kansas City who is not a Yank abroad, but one certainly hoping to go abroad in June for the World Cup, and has ambitions of playing in Europe for a club team as well.
-Several new quality USA training camp videos to check out.
-US National Players Assoc has an interview with John Harkes, primarily about youth development systems (which he runs for DC United).
-Frank Giase of the Newark Star Ledger with this weeks soccer column.
-Andrea Canales on MLS Youth Development via Soccernet
-Andrea also talks to Chicago striker partners Chris Rolfe & Nate Jaqua for Soccer 365
-Former San Jose assistant coach John "Beach Boy" Doyle will not be following the team to Houston. He has chosen to live in the Bay Area and take up new pursuits rather than move his family to the teams new city. That stinks for him, but is great for him at the same time. Stick to your guns Johnny.
-Houston Chronicle's Week In Review.
-Phil Ball with his.... La Liga half-term report
-Buzz Carrick from 3rd Degree covered the MLS new player combine this past weekend in LA. Here is his wrap up report.
-Arash Markazi of Sports Illustrated speaks to the one and only Fat Ronny (who just happens to still be my favorite player): Ronaldo stays strong
-Marvel Wynne looks to be the top prospect in this years MLS Superdraft that happens in Philly on Friday.
-Paolo Wanchope, the old star of the Costa Rican national team, is headed back to play for Herediano in his home country after a negative run in Qatar and no luck catching on with an English team.


Anonymous ken said...

Is there any talk of Mr. Benny Feilhaber being a part of the '06 US WC squad?

Oh, and hey - Fiorentina won as well and now AC Milan have fallen behind them too. And Toni got goals 17 + 18 on the season. So there...

5:16 PM  
Blogger kebmodee said...

more comments info regarding:

what details do you have?

This shouldn't stop with TnT either. The USA ticket distribution was a compelte fiasco as well. Some real paper or magazine outta get digging deep on this story and "out" the total incompetents that are in charge of US Soccer.

10:18 AM  

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