Friday, May 19, 2006

Cloud Gum News

Who will win Spain's El Pichichi? It's the award given to La Liga's top goal scorer every year! Barca's Samuel Eto'o or Valencia's David Villa? Both are sitting on 25 goals. But Villa's season has ended while Eto'o still has one game left to play, against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
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Breathe easy little Arse babies. Your daddy has signed a new contract. Thierry Henry will stay in London for 4 more years.
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Columbus has signed young Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Virtuoso from Chiasso in the Swiss second division. What a name. That is going to be a hard one to live up to.
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Tobias Xavier Lopez of the Fort Worth Star Telegram says FC Dallas has no room or time for the likes of NY's Amado Guevara.
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The Icon Venue company is behind the buidling of Red Bull Park in Harrison NJ. They have new info and renderings of the stadium.
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Lots of new video at US Soccer from the training camp including Media Day, Drew Carey on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and USA v Charleston.
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Listen to New England Revolution owner Jonathan Kraft with a 30 minute radio interview on the big sports talk station in Boston. Very in-depth, even though the beginning is inane.
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Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe on Clint Dempsey and the death of his hip hop friend Big Hawk.
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Soccer America's ongoing series "Life In The Pros", where they talk to the pro's about their day to day life.
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Robert Wagman of the Soccer Times examines the USA roster from the inside out.
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The nominees for the World Cup Best Young Player award are out. (Open to all players those born on or after the 1 January 1985.) There are no American's on the list:
Mario (ANG), Lionel Messi (ARG), Oscar Ustari (ARG), Mark Milligan (AUS), Luka Modric (CRO), Christian Benitez (ECU), Luis Valencia (ECU), Aaron Lennon (ENG), Wayne Rooney (ENG), Theo Walcott (ENG), Marcell Jansen (GER), Lukas Podolski (GER), Haminu Dramani (GHA), Asamoah Gyan (GHA), Hossein Kaabi (IRN), Ji Hoon Baek (KOR), Jin Kyu Kim (KOR), Chu Young Park (KOR), Andres Guardado (MEX), Guillermo Ochoa (MEX), Ryan Babel (NED), Hedwidges Maduro (NED), Jose Montiel (PAR), Lukasz Fabianski (POL), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR), Mohammed Al Anbar (KSA), Cesc Fabregas (ESP), Sergio Ramos (ESP), Tranquillo Barnetta (SUI), Valon Behrami (SUI), Johan Djourou (SUI), Blerim Dzemaili (SUI), Philippe Senderos (SUI), Johan Vonlanthen (SUI), Toure Assimiou (TOG), Karim Guede (TOG), Yassine Chikhaoui (TUN), Dmytro Chiggrynskiy (UKR), Artem Milevskiy (UKR), Bogdan Shust (UKR)
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English Championship Division Playoff final
Leeds v Watford
The 3rd & final promotion spot to the Premiership is at hand.
And there will be another American in the top league as both teams still battling have one in their regular 11. Eddie Lewis for Leeds and Jay DeMerit for Watford.
Good luck boys!
Sunday May 21 in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium - See it on TV in America, live at 8am central time on Setanta.
-USA Today has a feature story on USA & Watford defender Jay DeMerit.
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Mexican Clausura Playoff finals:
Last night
San Luis 0-0 Pachuca - the goalless draw can only help Pachuca for the last match of the season.
Sunday - return leg
Pachuca v San Luis - see it live at 5pm central on Azteca America
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Coming up on Saturday - MLS Week 8
Houston v Chicago - 3pm on ESPN2
New York v Chivas USA - 630pm on DK
Columbus v DC - 630pm on DK
Dallas v New England - 730pm on HDNet
Salt Lake v Kansas City - 8pm no TV
Los Angeles v Colorado - 930pm on DK
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USL First Division matches this weekend:
Portland v Rochester
Charleston v Puerto Rico
Seattle v Toronto
Montreal v Minnesota
Miami v Virginia Beach
Portland v Toronto
Vancouver v Rochester
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And don't forget that the USA Send-off Series begins next Tuesday night in Nashville.
Tuesday May 23 v Morocco - at The Coliseum in Nashville at 6pm central on ESPN2
Friday May 26 v Venezuela - at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland at 6pm central on ESPN2
Sunday May 28 v Latvia - at Rentschler Field in Hartford at 6pm central on ESPN2


Anonymous Ken said...

Funny that the one rendering of Red Bull Park says "Metrostars Stadium" on the side of the building...

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question-- for the best young player award-- are all players under a certain age nominated? Or do they think they already know who will be the best? Seems a little backwards to me.

2:12 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

here we go: best young player award for those born on or after the 1 January 1985

2:34 PM  
Anonymous J. Michael said...

There appear to be 2 Arsenal bandwagons. It's really hard to be ambivalent about the Gunners, ain't it? :)

2:53 PM  
Blogger incendiarymind said...

When did Eddie Johnson up and turn 22? Feels like just yesterday he was a teenager. Our team is surprisingly not very youthful. Well, Freddy Adu's not going to be up for the award in 2010 either as he'll be 21.

Looks like Brian McBride will just have to win the Golden Boot instead. Or, in his case, Golden Head.

By the way, Ricardo Virtuoso sounds like a rapper whose music is partially in Spanish. Wonder if Clint can cut a groove with him - even if the dude can't rap.

3:51 PM  

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