Thursday, January 19, 2006

Suspension Misbelief News

-There is a "rumor" story running in today’s Denver Post that says keeper Joe Cannon is headed to KC! That would be huge for KC, seeing as keeper is probably their weakest spot on the field.
-Steve Ralston sustained a Qaud-muscle injury at Team USA training camp yesterday. He is listed as day to day. But I am gonna guess and say that he won't play against Canada on Sunday.
-FA Cup - 3rd Round replays last night (these games all ended in ties and are being played again on the opposite teams home field):
Last nights scores:
Man Utd 5-0 Burton
Everton 1-0 Millwall
And here's a list of 4th Round games that will be played on Sat Jan 28.
-Our man Oguchi Onyewu was (for the 2nd year in a row) named to the Belgian Juliper League's Best 11. Onyewu's teammate at Standard, Portugal's Sergio Conceicao, was named the league's Best Player for 05. Here are pictures of some of the other 11 best (and various party guests), complete with babes on arm, arriving at the ceremony for the winners.
-Copa Del Ray - Quarterfinals - 1st leg played Jan 18 & 19, with second legs to be played a week later:
Betis 0-1 Real Madrid
Cadiz 0-2 Espanyol
Deportivo La Coruna v Valencia - to be played Thurs
Atletico Madrid 2-2 Zaragoza - this match was delayed from the early round - with Zara winning the series 3-2 on agg, earning a date with Barcelona in this current round.
-Kasey Keller answers 11 questions from fans at Yanks Abroad.
-Andrea Canales at Soccernet on Marvelous Marvell Wynn.
-From Buzz at 3rd Degree: According to sources at the US Soccer Federation, the US friendly against Guatemala at Pizza Hut Park on February 19th has been chosen to debut the new Nike uniforms that the US will wear for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
-I have to admit that the more I read about England coach Sven Goren Erickson, the less I like the guy. He reminds me of Mr Burns on the Simpsons, but with much better PR skills. Even though that London newspaper tricked him into saying all those things, he did mean what he said, and really should be fired from his job immediately. If my boss said those things about me, I would be pissed off. (She probably does!)
-Last week Metrostars sent young left back Tim Ward packing, with seemingly no regrets, and now young midfielder Michael Bradley has left the club as well, officially signing with Heerenveen in Holland. Good for him!
-Claudio Reyna has signed a 1 year extension to his deal at Manchester City, keeping him there until summer 07.
-Speaking of contracts, Dom Kinnear signed a 2 year extension to his deal as coach of Houston.
-I have to say congratulations to Kristine Lilly on her 300th cap for the USA Women. 300!! That is astonishing. She also scored her 105th international goal in that game! Also truly amazing! Hooray Kristine! Hooray Beer! Hooray Large Bouquets of Flowers! The game saw her team beat Norway 3-1 at the Four Nations Tournament in China.
-Marc Connally does some draft talking with Sigi Schmid for US Nat Players site.
-One of American soccer's few real legends, Walter Bahr, talks to the Philly Inquirer about today’s youth soccer set ups.
-The other day, the Financial Times of London had a big story on the success of Reading in the English Championship Division. All of us Americans read great things about our two boys at the club, Bobby Convey and Marcus Hahnemann. But is that a bias? In reading the FT story they mentioned neither one as the top keys to the team. Interesting how ones nationality can cloud the mind from someone elses version of reality.
-I think we all knew that the talk was silly by San Jose city officials about offering up $80 million to help launch another MLS team in their city. Part of the city government just proved it yesterday by voting 7-0 against one possible source of funding.
-MLS teams will unveil their new kits at the Superdraft on Friday.
-For the last four years Paul Caliguri, last seen by me cleaning up cigarette butts shirtless on the side of the road in Dallas, has been coaching both the Men's & Women's teams at Pomona. Due to growth in the program he will now only be coaching the men, and a new women’s coach will be hired.
-Rob Hughes previews the African Nations Cup: Cup draws talented exiles back to Africa
-Fulham signed Chelsea left back Wayne Bridge on a loan deal for the remainder of the season.
-Miami FC will play their first season at Tropical Park. Capacity is 7000. It is a Track & Field facility with the pitch inside the track. For all my fellow Minnesotan's, it looks much like the National Sports Center here, only more scenic.
-Zath sent us a pic from the MLS combine with Robert Warczka, Bob Gansler, two stud boys, and Sigi Schmid wearing a BIG hat. (Apparently, he farms rice on his off days.) Where can I get one?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the Reading article in the FT: I can understand them not mentioning Convey, whose played well but not particularly exceptionally so considering the exceptional average level of Reading's form, but it doesnt talk about the defense in general and Marcus in particular. Hahnemann clearly has been a big part of a defense that has given up just 15 goals in 29 games, with Hahnemann recording 154 saves (putting his save % north of 90%!!!), an unreal defensive record.

7:13 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thanks for the comments! our american bias gets in the way sometimes

9:58 AM  

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