Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Is Your Nose Runnin' Cuzza The News?

Add another USA pre-World Cup match to your schedule: USA v Jamaica - Cary, NC - SAS Soccer Park - Tues Apr 11, 7pm
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The USA Roster for the March 1 match v Poland in Germany will be announced on Wednesday.
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As always, lots of good game clips and interviews from the USA 4-0 Guatemala match at US Socccer.
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Yanks Abroad is reporting that USA center back Cory Gibbs played the full 90 for the ADO reserves last night in Holland. Also a mention of Michael Bradley.
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Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America hands out his USA Players Report Card for the match v Guatemala.
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What did the Guatemalan's think of the USA in their match? MLSnet has some quotes.
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Lars Lifrak of Soccer365 does a Q&A with new Metrostar defender Taylor Graham.
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Soccernet has an interview with our man DaMarcus Beasley, who is oozing with confidence. I like ooze.
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The PSV home page has an interview the goalkeeper of their Champions League opponent, Lyon's Gregory Coupet.
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Word came in last night that Frank Dell'apa's mustache is in Bermuda for the Champions Cup match, and working on its tan. It would be nice to get word straight from Frank's mustache itself. By the way, the man attached to the famous mustache is Frank Dell'apa, who covers soccer for the Boston Globe. He does an excellent job. Here is his report from Bermuda where he is with his mustache covering New England's preseason training & their Champions Cup tangle with Alajuelense, and will write more from there I'm sure.
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The Columbus Dispatch reports on the preseason progress of one of my favorite MLS strikers, Columbus' Edson Buddle. You may remember he had a real struggle with the personal demons last year. I hope he is in a better place to deal with them now. Good luck Edson. Hooray Rootbeer!
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The Mid-Atlantic Soccer Report talk to 3 DC United players: John Wilson, Clyde Simms and Brandon Prideaux.
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Rob Hughes: Champions League as welcome respite
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St Pauli's American defender Ian Joy answers 11 questions from the readers of Yanks Abroad.
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Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald writes about oddly enigmatic Columbus midfielder Danny Szetela.
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3rd Degree is reporting that FC Dallas will bring in Argentine Marcus Charras on loan from Quilmes. He plays left back and/or left midfield.
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Houston Chronicle's Week In Review
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The CONCACAF Champions Cup 2006 launches tomorrow and Thursday. You can see all but 1 match of the whole tournament on Fox Soccer Channel. Here are the 8 teams:
First Legs
Wed Feb 22
Olimpia v Toluca - 6:30PM Central
Portmore United v Club America - 8:30PM Central
New England v Alajuelense - no TV - Live audio commentary on the Revolution-LD Alajuelense match at 6 p.m. Wednesday is available through www.revolutionsoccer.net.
Thur Feb 23
Los Angeles v Saprissa - Thu Feb 23 10:00PM Central
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The mighty UEFA Champions League is back, and now we get to the nitty gritty - 2 legged knockout matches this week, with return legs played two weeks later. Here are the match-ups, and there are some doozy's:
Bayern v Milan
Benfica v Liverpool
Real Madrid v Arsenal on ESPN2 at 1:30pm central time
PSV v Lyon
Chelsea v Barcelona on ESPN2 at 1:30pm central time
Rangers v Villarreal
Bremen v Juventus
Ajax v Inter
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Copa Libertadores Group stage!! This weeks matches and scores:
Tue Feb 21
Estudiantes LP - Sporting Cristal - Grupo 2
Newell's Old Boys - Unión Española - Grupo 3
Tigres UANL - Deportivo Cali - Grupo 4
Wed Feb 22
Goiás EC - The Strongest - Grupo 3
Corinthians - Universidad Católica - Grupo 4
Pumas UNAM - UA Maracaibo - Grupo 6
Thur Feb 23
Internacional - Nacional - Grupo 6
Rosario Central - Cerro Porteño - Grupo 7


Blogger hartley said...

Charlton Athletic travels to Newcastle United today for a make up of the snowed out/iced off/safety concerned postponed match from 28 December.

Jonathan Spector is not expected to start for the Addicks after Chris Powell's fine play in the FA Cup win at the Valley against Brentford. But Marcus Bent will most likely be back in the lineup after being cup tied to Everton and therefore missing the match with the Bees.

The Addicks away form had been bad to say the least -- losing six of their last seven away from home. And the Magpies have played well since Roeder took over -- they are looking to win their fourth in a row.

Alan Shearer and Kieron Dyer are both last minute fitness tests from being included in the squad. If both are either are out, it could give the Addicks a slight edge.

Should be a good match. Listen to it free over the internet. I will be. Go Addicks!

12:48 PM  

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