Friday, March 31, 2006

Better Than Nothing News

Tomorrow is the big day: MLS season 11 kicks off! I will be in Kansas City to see them take on Columbus. I wanted to see Edson Buddle play, but alas.... I will have to settle for Eddie Johnson. I will have Viva Bruce! shirts with me to sell too.
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ADDITION: That whole thing from last week about Romario playing for Miami this season....It's True! Which means that all us First Division fans get to heckle the little Brazilian shorty. Awesome.
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A follow up story from the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the young boy, Jose Gonzalez, who was waiting for his father, Francisco, to pass a US Citizenship test before he could suit up for the USA U17s. His dad passed and the boy is all ready to roll!
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According to multiple English tabloids: Everton manager David Moyes will make a summer bid for the £2m-rated Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard. That sounds good to me.
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Pictures from the construction of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
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So New York got their wish and striker Edson Buddle is now theirs. So why did Columbus just let him go like that? I worry for the man named after Pele. Eddie Gaven will do good going to Columbus and playing for Sigi Schmid though.
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My Minnesota Thunder are playing in Hudson Wisconsin on Saturday, and the then the following Sunday in La Crosse Wisconsin. After that they head for Cincinnati & Indianapolis to enjoy some warmer weather for preseason training.
-April 1: 1pm & 3pm v Univ Wisconsin-Milwaukee @ Hudson Soccer Complex in Hudson, WI - TWO GAMES SCHEDULED, PITCH PERMITTING (clink link for map to field)
-April 8: 4pm v Univ Wisconsin-Madison, @ Fields for Kids, Lacrosse, WI
-April 14: 7pm v Cincinnati @ Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
-April 15: 10am v Butler Univ @ Warren Central HS, Indianapolis, IN
-April 15: 2pm v Univ Michigan @ Warren Central HS, Indianapolis, IN
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There are a million rumors floating the soccer world right now. One of the bigger ones has Bruce Arena asking Marco Etcheverry to be part of his World Cup coaching staff.
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Supposedly Pele and Franz Beckenbauer will be guests of honor at Red Bull New York's home opener on April 8 v New England.
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Chris Courtney at Soccer Times has a nice article on the European media's knowledge of our USA team. They are catching on.
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The LA v New England MLS Cup rematch on Saturday night at Home Depot Center is SOLD OUT!!!!! How cool is that! Correction - as of 4:42pm central time Friday there are still LA v NE tix available in reserved corner sections and general admission sections. And our main Oklahoma man DJ Walker said the Dallas v Chicago game was sold out too, but as of 4:50pm central time on Friday there were still some excellent seats right at midfield for sale as well as cheaper seats all over the stadium. Sorry DW.
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Last night on Maximum Soccer Max Bretos said that John O'Brien is going to play for LA Galaxy. No other details though.
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Have you seen the new Houston kit yet? Here ya go.
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There are tons of MLS season opener related articles linked from Big Soccer for 3-30 and 3-31


Anonymous DJ Walker said...

FCD v Chicago is a sellout to, I believe.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous peter said...

the link from the Santa Cruz paper was something about surveillance.

10:16 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thanks for the heads up peter, its fixed now!

11:14 PM  

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