Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Casbahian News

The US Ramstein Military base that is housing Team USA in Germany this week held a "pep rally" for the team last night. See it all here at US Soccer as usual.
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An interesting lil tidbit of news from Denver's Rocky Mountain News today: Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz is dropping from the boards of Qwest Communications, Regal Entertainment and Union Pacific Railroad this spring to focus on his private investments. (Among other things: daily newspapers, Hollywood production studios, live entertainment and sports franchises.)
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The Associated Press has a feature story on USA & Reading midfielder Bobby Convey (CORRECTION: he is not a defender, thanks Hartley) that several papers are running today.
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Don't miss your chance to see the USA's World Cup opponent Ghana play Mexico tonight. The game is being played at PHP in Dallas. You can see it on slight delay from Telemundo at 10:30 central time, and 24 hour delay on Thurs night from GolTV at 8pm central.
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Ridge Mahoney previews USA v Poland at USA Today. Interesting thing about this story - somehow I missed the day in school when they taught that Brazil was in Europe. Odd huh? Learn something every day. That's why I love the internets.
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The Sacramento Bee has a scrappy feature on the Big Boss Man BA.
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DC United head to Spain to continue their preseason.
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Our main man Jack Bell at the NY Times talks about Metro's nearly forgotten man Mike Magee.
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FC Dallas and UANL Tigres have formed a joint partnership to promote each others teams in their respective countries. They will also play a yearly 2 legged series for the Rio Grande Plate! The first series will take place July 19th at PHP in Dallas & July 26th in Monterrey. Very cool.
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Make sure and check out The Soccer Hour with Glenn Davis Wednesday at 9pm central on ESPN 790 AM radio in Houston & espn790 on the web. This week’s guest is Oliver Luck, President of MLS Houston. And they always take your calls at 713-212-5790.
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My good friend Janecek sent me this from his hometown newspapers site: doesn't appear to be live yet, but...inexplicably, the Lincoln local launched some podcasts, including one called Kicks. I think it is live now though, I downloaded one this morning for listening during bus riding.
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USA defender Cory Gibbs played the full 90 last night for the ADO Den Haag reserves. He is almost ready to go!
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Liverpool's Stevie Gee talks to UEFA.com about England and the WC.
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Looks like Michael Ballack is headed to Bolivia's The Strongest, cuz he likes the name, and thinks it describes the potency of the local beer. NO wait! Stop! He is going to Inter. Whew.
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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 not involved are Australia & Togo. The least they could have done, was play each other.) Here ya go dude.
Yesterday:
Japan 2-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina - Zvejzdan Misimovic & Emir Sphahic scored for B-H, while Naohiro Takahara & Hidetoshi Nakata scored for Japan.
Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 Iceland - in England - both goals scored by Dwight Yorke
Ukraine 0-0 Azerbaijan - no one scored, no Shevchenko either
Today (With scores updated as they come in):
Angola 0-1 Korea Republic - Park Chu-Young with the goal
Argentina 2-3 Croatia - in Switzerland - The wonder twins Carlos Tevez & Lionel Messi for the Argies, and Ivan Klasnic & 2 from Darijo Simic for the Croats
Brazil 1-0 Russia - Ronaldo the Magnificent with the goal
Costa Rica 2-3 Iran - Ali Karimi, Ali Daei (who must about 75 years old), & Vahid Hashemian all scored int he first half for Iran, while Costa Rica tried to rally with goals by Carlos Hernandez, & Dany Fonseca
Cote D'Ivoire 2-3 Spain - Spain got goals from David Villa, Jose Antonio Reyes, & Juanito, and le Cote got their goals from Abdelkader Keita & Bonaventure Kalou
Croatia 3-2 Argentina - in Switzerland - The wonder twins Carlos Tevez & Lionel Messi for the Argies, and Ivan Klasnic & 2 from Darijo Simic for the Croats
Czech Republic 2-2 Turkey - Umit Karan got a pair forTurkey, while Karel Poborsky (pk) & Jiri Stajner scored for the Czech's
Ecuador 0-1 Netherlands - Dirk Kuijt for Holland
England 2-1 Uruguay - Omar Pouso for Uruguay, with Peter Crouch & Joe Cole with the last second winner for England
France 1-2 Slovakia - Szilard Nemeth & Jozef Valachovic for the Slovaks, with Sylvain Wiltord (pk) for the Toads
Germany 1-4 Italy - ooof - Alberto Gilardino, Luca Toni, Daniele De Rossi & Alessandro Del Piero for Italia, and Robert Huth very late for the Huns
Ghana v Mexico - I am going to try and avoid the score before I watch the match tonite on delay, wish me luck
Italy 4-1 Germany - ooof - Alberto Gilardino, Luca Toni, Daniele De Rossi & Alessandro Del Piero for Italia, and Robert Huth very late for the Huns
Iran 3-2 Costa Rica - Ali Karimi, Ali Daei (who must about 75 years old), & Vahid Hashemian all scored in the first half for Iran, while Costa Rica tried to rally with goals by Carlos Hernandez, & Dany Fonseca
Korea Republic 1-0 Angola - - Park Chu-Young with the goal
Mexico v Ghana - I am going to try and avoid the score before I watch the match tonite on delay, wish me luck
Netherlands 1-0 Ecuador - Dirk Kuijt for Holland
Paraguay 0-0 Wales - zip-zip as I like to say
Poland 0-1 USA - in Germany - Clint Demspey with the goal
Portugal 3-0 Saudi Arabia - Maniche with one & Cristiano Ronaldo with 2
Saudi Arabia 0-3 Portugal - Maniche with one & Cristiano Ronaldo with 2
Serbia & Montenegro 1-0 Tunisia - Mateja Kezman for S & M
Spain 3-2 Cote D'Ivoire - Spain got goals from David Villa, Jose Antonio Reyes, & Juanito, and le Cote got their goals from Abdelkader Keita & Bonaventure Kalou
Sweden 0-3 Ireland - my boys Damien Duff & Robbie Keane, plus Liam Miller scoring for Ireland.
Switzerland 3-1 Scotland - Tranquillo Barnetta, Daniel Gygax & Ricardo Cabanas for ze Suisse, and Kenny Miller for Scotland
Tunisia 0-1 Serbia & Montenegro - Mateja Kezman for S & M
USA 1-0 Poland - in Germany - Clint Demspey with the goal
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Copa Libertadores Group stage!! This week’s matches and scores:
Tue Feb 28
Union Espanola 1-0 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
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A match report from Sports Illustrated on last nights Union v Strongest match.

4 Comments:

Blogger hartley said...

Monsieur Wolf --

Isn't that Reading "midfielder" Bobby Convey. I don't think he has ever played defender for Reading, has he?

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Thundergunner said...

A sad tid bit at the end of the Magee article:
Real Zaragoza was fined almost $11k after their fans racial taunting of Eto'o over the weekend.

$11,000!! I could come up with that. Spain's pathetic response to the slew of recent racist incidencies makes me want to boycott the country. I hope that Fifa has the power (and the balls) to step in before this situation worsens.

8:42 PM  
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