Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Big Stanley's Flapjack Eating Contest News

I will see you tomorrow at The Local in downtown Minneapolis to see USA v Poland? Right? 1pm central time is the kickoff. I look forward to it.
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ADDITION: Demko tips us off that El Capitano Americano Claudio Reyna has made his return to the field of play for Manc City. Last night he played 60 minutes for the reserve team in a 2-0 win over Bolton Reserves. Fantastic to see.
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The USA team visited hospitals while in Germany. A reader from Athens named Jeremy sent this my way. From the military's newspaper Stars & Stripes: U.S. men’s soccer team pays visit to Landstuhl, Ramstein
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There is brand new MUST see video from US Soccer - Showing the teams visit to the military hospitals! Powerful. - AND - Kasey Keller's Castle! Yes, he lives in a castle in Germany! It has a MOAT!.
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Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer checks in from Germany with two stories: Uplifting Visit - and - Home Away From Home
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Marc Connolly on Bobby Convey's progress as a pro for US Players Assoc.
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Frank Dell'apa and Michael Lewis both preview USA v Poland for Soccernet.
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Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald now claims that Amado Guevara has changed his color completely. Ives says Amado no longer hates the Metros, he loves them. Come on Ives, which way does the wind blow? Or are you just trying to be controversial?
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From my main man Kevin A in Madison - he, like I, hates Milwaukee, but loves Peter Wilt!!!!!! Hahahahaha: Milwaukee Pro Soccer & Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association Draft Landmark Partnership. I am standing and hating Milwuakee as I type this.
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Right now is your chance to vote for the MLS goal of the decade. There are 5 choices. I don't want to influence the voting, but I think you should choose the 2003 Carlos Ruiz August 9 Los Angeles v Columbus goal! Vote today.
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NYNJSoccer talks to Metro Eddie Gaven.
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As Real Madrid try to figure out what is going so wrong for them, their President Florentino Perez decides to fall on the grenade. Rob Hughes of the International Herland Tribune autopsies the remains: Pérez accepts blame and quits Real Madrid
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Bernardo Fallas with the Houston Chronicles Week In Review.
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Robbie Keane, one of very favorite strikers, has been named the new Captain of Ireland.
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Milan & Brazil left back Cafu recently had minor knee surgery. Turns out he also had his tonsils removed and got a nose job at the same time. Could that possibly be true? Could your body take all that at once? Insane.
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Really crappy defender Brian (correction) Dunseth (not Craig Dunseth, a top member of the Halfway R-3 FFA at the World Dairy Expo) has left Chivas USA, walked 100 feet down the hall, and joined the Los Angeles Galaxy. Good luck dude.
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One of my all-time faves, Ronaldo, has scored 96 goals in his 3 1/2 seasons at Real Madrid. 96! Call him fat if you want, but that is amazing.
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The 2nd leg of the 2nd semi final in the Copa Del Rey between Deportivo La Coruna & Espanyol will be played on March 15th in Coruna. The game was delayed due to Espanyol being in the UEFA Cup, but they were elmidated last week. Espanyol leads from the first leg 2-1. The final is April 12, with this winner facing Real Zaragoza.
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Not surprisingly, Peter Cech has been named 2005 Czech Footballer of the Year.
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Michael Ballack of Bayern Munich has denied that he will sign with Chelsea this summer, but says he has had serious talks with JEF United in Japan & FC Sheriff in Moldova.
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Metrostars have signed two international players. Adrian Serioux of Canada, and Elie Ikangu of France. Serioux had been at Millwall in England, with Ikangu playing at Harve in France.
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Nick Green of the Carson Daily Breeze with a fairly harsh, but not out of line, critique of Galaxy youngster Memo Gonzalez who seems to be losing his way at only 20 years old.
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There are a whole slew of International Friendly's on the board this week. In all, 30 of the 32 World Cup teams are in action. (The 2 that are not playing matches are Australia & Togo. The least they could have done, was play each other.) Two teams are playing today (with the other 28 going tomorrow.
Today:
Japan 2-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina - Zvejzdan Misimovic & Emir Sphahic scored for B-H, while Naohiro Takahara & Hidetoshi Nakata scored for Japan.
Trinidad & Tobago v Iceland - in England
Tomorrow:
Angola v Korea Republic
Argentina v Croatia
Brazil v Russia
Costa Rica v Iran
Cote D'Ivoire v Spain
Croatia v Argentina
Czech Republic v Turkey
Ecuador v Netherlands
England v Uruguay
France v Slovakia
Germany v Italy
Ghana v Mexico
Italy v Germany
Iran v Costa Rica
Korea Republic v Angola
Mexico v Ghana
Netherlands v Ecuador
Paraguay v Wales
Poland v USA - in Germany
Portugal v Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia v Portugal
Serbia & Montenegro v Tunisia
Spain v Cote D'Ivoire
Sweden v Ireland
Switzerland v Scotland
Tunisia v Serbia & Montenegro
Ukraine v Azerbaijan
USA v Poland - in Germany
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A couple young men from my city, Minneapolis, will be joining up with the USA U15 team at the Home Depot Center for a few weeks training, and 8 matches. They are Goalkeeper Keegan Gunderson of Circle Pines & Forward Abdus Ibrahim of Richfield (who is also in the Residency Program in Bradenton). Good luck boys. I hope you have a great time.
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Copa Libertadores Group stage!! This week’s matches and scores:
Tue Feb 28
Union Espanola - The Strongest - Grupo 3
Wed Mar 01
Caracas FC - Sao Paulo FC - Grupo 1
Thur Mar 02
Palmeiras - Atletico Nacional - Grupo 7
Paulista FC - Libertad - Grupo 8

5 Comments:

Anonymous ken said...

Sorry I won't be meeting you tomorrow to watch the US/Poland match, Bruce. I'll be taping it and watching it when I get home because I decided to take next Tuesday afternoon off to go watch the Chelsea/Barcelona 2nd leg match. I can't wrangle 2 half days off from work within a week right now. Write me if you want to join me next Tuesday afternoon and I'll give you the details.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its Brian not Craig Dunseth.
Although he still may still suck.

2:51 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thanks for the correction anon. i have fixed it, and am grateful

3:24 PM  
Anonymous s said...

moat...

11:00 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

of course...thanks

8:31 AM  

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