Friday, April 14, 2006

Panel Discussion News

In case you did not hear this news, you will be able to watch USA boss Bruce Arena announce his 2006 World Cup squad live on ESPN Sports Center at 5pm on May 2.
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The New York Times has a feature story on the teacher, Sunil Gulati, who now is in control of US Soccer.
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Road To The World Cup - the new Washington Post weblog
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MLS games this weekend (all game times are central):
Columbus v Chicago - 3pm on ESPN2
DC v Houston - 6:30pm on HDNet
Kansas City v New England - 7:30pm on Direct Kick
Colorado v Dallas - 8pm on Direct Kick
Salt Lake v New York - 8pm on Direct Kick
Chivas USA v Los Angeles - 10pm on ESPN2
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It looks like Eddie Pope will probably not play for Salt Lake v NY.
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And Steve Ralston will not play for New England v Houston.
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We get the first LA, Galaxy v Chivas USA, derby of the season Saturday night. Bob Holtzman of the Carson Daily Breeze gives us details and player thoughts.
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Jeff Carlisle takes a long look at the problems with the Galaxy in LA, for Soccernet.
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Luis Bueno weighs John O'Brien's chances of making his Chivas USA debut this Saturday, from MLSnet.
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And Goal has a nice Q & A session with O'Brien too.
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Soccer New England talk to the man that I say was the MLS MVP of last season, Shalrie Joseph.
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NYNJSoccer has a Q&A with Salt Lake winger Chris Klein.
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It's great to see Tim rocking the In Limbo again this MLS season. He always has good things to say.
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I don't want to dwell too much on this, but I really loathe the Washington Times newspaper. On the other hand their soccer guy, John Haydon is good at what he does, and today he has a few words with DC United center back, and one of the revelations of 05, Bobby Boswell.
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Larry Morgan of the LA Daily News talks to the Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant about this distant chances of making the USA World Cup squad.
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Danny Szetela feature in the Columbus Dispatch. Its not been an easy ride so far for this kid.
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Rumors from the Hunt Park Insider have Hamburg defensive midfielder Stefan Beinlich headed for Columbus.
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The incomparable Simon Kuper on the mystery of the Jules Rimet trophy (aka the original World Cup trophy).
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So when Michael Ballack signs with Chelsea which midfielders sit out or leave the team: Joe Cole, Damien Duff, Michael Essien, Geremi, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Frank Lampard, Claude Makelele, Maniche, Arjen Robben, or Shaun Wright-Phillips?
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In one of the crazier stunts I have ever seen, Barcelona is going to loan out striker Samuel Eto'o to Syrian team Al Ittihad for the Asian Football Champions League which is going on right now. No more details were given so I have no idea when this loan starts or ends.
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Argentina & Valencia midfielder Pablo Aimar will be out at least 10 days after he was admitted to the hospital with Viral Meningitis. Will this destroy his World Cup hopes? Remember just a few years ago when he and Dellasandro were the future of Argentina, and now they are hardly mentioned. I think their day will come, especially Della.
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French Cup Semifinal pairings, with the matches being played on April 20:
Olympique Marseille v Stade Rennes
Nantes v Paris Saint Germaine
-The final is April 29
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Copa Libertadores Group stage!! This week’s matches and scores:
Apr 11
Unión Española 1-1 Newell's Old Boys - Grupo 3
Deportivo Cali 2-2 Tigres UANL - Grupo 4
Rocha FC 0-5 Vélez Sarsfield - Grupo 5
Apr 12
Caracas FC 0-0 Chivas Guadalajara - Grupo 1
Cienciano 0-2 São Paulo FC - Grupo 1
Libertad 1-0 Paulista FC - Grupo 8
El Nacional 2-0 River Plate - Grupo 8
Apr 13
Independiente Santa Fe 2-1 Sporting Cristal - Grupo 2
Estudiantes LP 2-1 Bolívar - Grupo 2
Rosario Central 1-2 Atlético Nacional - Grupo 7
Palmeiras 2-3 Cerro Porteño - Grupo 7
-Who has advanced from the groups to the round of 16:
Group 1 - Chivas Guadalajara & Sao Paulo
Group 2 - Independiente Santa Fe & Estudiantes LP
Group 3 - Goias EC
Group 4 -
Group 5 - Vélez Sarsfield & Liga Dep Universitaria
Group 6 -
Group 7 - Atlético Nacional & Palmeiras
Group 8 - Libertad
-Soccernet with a recap of Thursdays games.


Blogger D said...

The Times really is a reprehensible organization, but I agree that Haydon is good read. A bit strident, perhaps, but that's a nice fit with Steve "Gloomy" Goff.

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