Thursday, January 26, 2006

Smelling Salts As News

-I like the team name Houston 1836 a lot. I like the team colors and badge too. What do you think?
-Frank Dell'apa talks to legendary Italian keeper Walter Zenga about the USA's chances at the World Cup.
-The new head man of my Minnesota Thunder, Amos Magee, is in Portugal, and checks in with a report on his mission. And he name checks the teams supporters section in the article as well!!!!!! The guy is wracking up some huge brownie points!
-Jon Stewart ... On Soccer - from Soccer America
-More of the final round of pre-Copa Libertadores action last night in La Primera Fase. This is a two legged playoff for 12 teams to fill the last 6 spots for the group stages. Last nights first leg scores & upcoming matches:
Wednesday:
Palmeiras 2-0 Deportivo Tachira - for group E
Thursday:
Deportivo Cuenca v Goias EC - for group F
River Plate v Oriente Petrolero - for group C
Friday:
Defensor Sporting - Independiente Santa Fe - for group B
-Metrostars signed scoring midfielder Jordan Cila from Salt Lake.
-The English League Cup second-leg semifinal last night:
Manchester United 2-1 Blackburn - Man U win 3-2 on agg.
Wigan will be their opponent for the Cup final Sunday Feb 26 (CORRECTED - thanks KJ).
-I know this will shock you, but 2 of the most brain-dead players in the world of football got into a scuffle at halftime of the Man U v Blackburn match. Can you guess who? You score 100% if you chose Robbie Savage and Rio Ferdinand. Not too tough, but I understand if you chose Gary Neville instead. An investigation is underway. Both could miss matches. They should both just be kicked out of the league for being complete idiots. But then again, if that was criteria, then I would be out of a job too. So let's take that one back shall we.
-Mexico came from 0-1 down to beat Norway 2-1 last night in San Francisco. Goals were scored by Francisco Fonseca & Luis Ernesto Perez for Mex, and Ole Martin Aarst for Nor. Dylan Hernandez of the San Jose Mercury News writes about the match. The USA faces Norway on Sunday in LA.
-The African Cup of Nations action. Here are the scores and upcoming games:
Wednesday's scores:
Cameroon 2-0 Togo - So Togo is still headed to the World Cup next summer, but have yet to get a point or score a goal here at ACN
Angola 0-0 Congo - And Angola are in the World Cup too. At least they have a point here, and scored in their first match. Not a total disaster, I guess.
Today's games:
Zambia v Guinea
Tunisia v South Africa
Friday:
Ghana v Senegal
Nigeria v Zimbabwe
-St Pauli beat Werder Bremen last night 3-1 in the German League Cup on a field covered in snow. The real news is that St Pauli wore shirts with a winter camouflage design!!! I am trying to find an image. Let me know if you find one.
-Here is some very cool TV for all of you DCU fans in the Washington DC viewing market: United & Comcast SportsNet To Launch 'Brunch with D.C. United' - For the next 10 weeks (leading up to the 06 season opener) they are going to show classic DC United matches every Sunday!
-Austrian and former LA Galaxy midfielder Andres "Andy" Herzog will be one of the main presenters at Fridays drawing for Euro2008.
-LA has offered a new deal to Pando Ramirez, but he has not accepted it, and odds are strong that he will not be returning to the team for this season. I think most Galaxy fans are very glad he scored that winner in the finals, but otherwise feel he was a bum!
-From US Soccer: Good news on the injury front as Eddie Johnson has been diagnosed with a bruised right calf after an x-ray revealed no structural damage. Johnson has experienced considerable improvement over the last two days and is listed as day-to-day. He played less than 30 minutes against Canada, but could play against Norway on Sunday.
-Larry Morgan of the LA Daily News writes about the ageless Galaxy midfielder Cobi Jones.
-Big Apple Soccer's Michael Lewis talks to Michael Bradley on his move to Heerenveen in Holland. His new team expects him to take a little time to settle in, play some thing spring especially if there is a glut of injuries, and then compete for a starting position next season.
-Lots of goodies from the Houston Chronicle writers on their teams new name and image: John Lopez, Glenn Davis, and Bernardo Fallas.
-Soccernet on Salt Lakes new #10 Mehdi Ballouchy
-Manchester United are beating the bushes to find one more midfielder before the transfer window closes next week. If any of you talk to Sir Alex, please tip him off to the fact that I am still available, and won't need to get paid as much as Rio does. But I would want to get corn-rows like his.

8 Comments:

Anonymous ken said...

MaGee should give himself a little more credit than that. I thought it was a decent chant...

1:47 PM  
Blogger kj said...

I believe the Carling final is actually on Feb 26, not Jan 26... especially since Jan 26 is today. :)

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Al-AJAX said...

Here's the st pauli shirt http://www.subsidesports.com/uk/store/product_details.jsp?pid=216172782113784116&cid=491&brc=&red=product_list.jsp?id=491,

2:42 PM  
Anonymous J. Michael said...

Houston 1836, gives the team an instant historic flavor and class -- good choice for colors, also.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

I wish they would have called them 1836 Houston instead. But then again, I'm crusty.

8:25 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

have you seen the uproar from the hispanic, mainly mexican-american, community
the local papers are screaming with headlines that say this is an attack on them by white america
i will have some links for friday

8:11 AM  
Blogger Donegal John said...

Brucio - Message sent to Sir Alex informing him of your skills. All I ask in return is to be your agent a a we can do a 60/40 split on the Rio like wage structure. Right?

10:16 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

john - done

10:58 PM  

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