Friday, February 10, 2006

All I Want Is To Breathe News

-This is it! The Gran Finale! And host team Egypt WINS the African Cup of Nations 2006 on Penalty Kicks!! Cote D'Ivoire 0-0 Egypt - nil-nil after the 90 minutes of regular time. In the first extra time Egypt gets a controversial PK, but misses the chance. The second extra period ends with little drama. So the game goes to PK's for the Cup. Egypt is the winner 4-2!
-Watch it tonight: Pseudo- USA v Less-Pseudo-Japan, live from SBC Field in San Francisco (the City by the Bay), 10pm central on ESPN2. US Soccer says that they expect to sellout the stadium tonight (41,000 seats), so expect to hear large roars of approval every time Japan does something of quality.
-The San Francisco Chronicle has a feature story on USA & Kansas City (corrected) defender Jimmy Conrad.
-Dylan Hernandez of the San Jose Mercury News has a feature on USA & Houston forward Brian Ching.
-USA Today's Ridge Mahoney on USA & New England midfielder Deuce Dempsey.
-The Modesto Bee has a feature on their hometown boy USA & Nordsjaelland defender Heath Pearce.
-Kansas City Star's Bob Luder on USA & Kansas City midfielder Kerry Zavagnin
-On Wednesday night Jonathan Spector got his first start in 7 matches, and made his point loud and clear. He played great (including some calls for Man Of The Match), and his team Charlton beat Liverpool 2-0! Good job Jonny. Go Cat Go.
-Lee Nguyen will get another shot at his debut with PSV on Saturday. He has been included in the game day squad that will play v Heracles Almelo who sit in 13th place in the Eredivisie a full 30 points behind 1st place PSV. Nguyen did score last night for Young PSV in a 1-1 draw with Young NEC.
-The rumor mill is already churning with the information that the Metrostars newest player David Arvizu is going to be used as trade bait to land the top striker they so desperately need.
-Two very big Euro matches this weekend:
Inter v Juventus - #2 v #1, if Juve get the win it could be all over, seeing as they currently lead by 8 points.
Valencia v Barcelona - another #2 v #1 match up, with Valencia trailing by 9 points.
-David Moyes has been named Premiership Manager Of The Month & Anton Ferdinand has been named Premiership Player Of The Month, for January.
-Cleveland working on a stadium for potential MLS team.
-The other semifinal of Spain's Copa del Rey was last night. (1st of 2 legged series, with return matches next week.) Last nights score:
Espanyol 2-1 Deportivo La Coruna - Pandiani scored the winner in the dying moments. Depor got that sometimes-magical road goal while playing with 10 men for the last 30 minutes.
-Looks like former San Jose defender Danny Califf finally made his debut for Aalborg last night in the winter Royal League (the Scandinavian Super League). His new team beat Lyn 2-1.
-Ives Galarcep in the North Jersey Herald has an update on seemingly the never-ending Amado Guevara v Metrostars soap opera, with a bit on the Mets newest catch David Arvizu
-Soccernet takes a look at Hernan Crespo's future. Is it with Chelsea? Or Milan? Or...?
-Copa Libertadores!!
Here are last nights scores:
Sporting Cristal 1-2 Independiente Santa Fe - Grupo 2
The Strongest 3-2 Newell's Old Boys - Grupo 3
Atlético Nacional 1-0 Rosario Central - Grupo 7
Next Weeks matches:
Tue Feb 14
El Nacional - Paulista FC - Grupo 8
Unión Española - Goiás EC - Grupo 3
Vélez Sarsfield - Rocha FC - Grupo 5
Wed Feb 15
Independiente Santa Fe - Bolívar - Grupo 2
Deportivo Cali - Corinthians - Grupo 4
Cerro Porteño - Palmeiras - Grupo 7
Thur Feb 16
Libertad - River Plate - Grupo 8
Universitario - Liga Dep. Universitaria - Grupo 5
UA Maracaibo - Internacional - Grupo 6
-Unsy left this one in the comments yesterday, and I thought it needed your full attention: Everton keeper Richard Wright injured himself in the warm up by tripping over a sign telling players not to warm up in that goal.

4 Comments:

Blogger hartley said...

Hey, that's US and Kansas City central defender Jimmy Conrad.

He's not in Houston. He's not in San Jose. Thanks goodness he's in San Francisco right now.

2:33 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

of course - duh!
thanks
and hartley - drop me an email would you

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I'm also glad you said "Kansas City" instead of just "Kansas." Kansas City is in Missouri, yo. And we Missouri-born folk don't like them folk from Kansas.

5:21 PM  
Blogger hartley said...

Joe -- careful there. Two reasons. One, if a soccer complex is built in the KC area, it will most likely be on the Kansas side [in Johnson County]. Two, I live in Kansas. I was born in Missouri. My mom was from Kansas and my dad from Missouri. I kinda like both.

You never know, if the City Wizards actually move to the Kansas side and under new ownership, the team may be renamed to just Kansas. After all, there's no place like home.

7:09 PM  

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