Thursday, June 01, 2006

Sunn0))) & Boris Rule The Metal World And If You Didn't Know That Then You Are Horribly Out Of Touch News

A giant plasma screen beamed with the broad smile of Ace! The story from South Africa on the funeral of Ace Nstoelengoe. (Thanks Lance!)
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2 MLS games last night:
DC 5-1 Columbus - Jaime Moreno got goal # 100 early in the match for DC. He and Jason Kreis (103 and counting) are the only two players in league history to surpass the century mark. What a great player. The first half was really well played and 1-1 at the break. Columbus got their goal with great side to side passing that ended with Rotund Rozental chipping to the back post for Joseph Ngwenya to one time back across the goal and into the far side. It was gorgeous and should be up for goal of the week. Half number 2 was all DC though. They just avalanched Lumbus. 4 goals by 4 different people including an own goal put in by EZ Hendrickson under tons of DC pressure. A very deserved win. I thought Eddie Gaven played pretty well for the Crew but got very little help. And Ngwenya is a major defensive liability for his team. Joshua Gros was goal line to goal line amazing for DC! My old taunting buddy, Dan Popik, is the one who took the severe beating in the goal for Columbus. At least he got rid of the day-glo-orange keeper outfit that he stole from the highway construction crew.
Colorado 1-0 Los Angeles - Wow, no goals in the month of May for LA! Honestly, how does Sampson have a job? It's Pathetic! And how about Colorado.... have you ever seen so much hair on one team since the 70's? They did a great job of keeping it cool, moving the ball quickly & simply, and playing some great defense. My man Dedi got the game winner by out smarting Todd Dunivant on a corner and toe-poking home a sneaky one. LA has no chance to win if they change their line up and formation (not to mention keeper) every single game. I have said this a million times about everything, but consistency is so massively important and this is obviously something that S.(O)S. knows nothing about.
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Marc Connolly on Moreno's milestone, for MLSnet.
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DC and New England are both going to play friendlies against Celtic in mid July now. DC on July 12 and NE on the 19th.
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Soccer 365's Lars Lifrak does a Q & A session with DC midfielder Brian Carroll.
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In this weeks First XI Jeff Bradley talks to USA & Houston forward Brian Ching. Did you know he was Hawaiian?
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In last Saturdays game, New England defender James Riley tore a muscle in his FOOT. You ever heard of that? Me neither. He will be out a month or so. Damn. He is a favorite of mine.
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Seahawkdad over at Big Soccer links us to a radio interview that USA & DC midfielder Benny Olsen, aka Captain Caveman, did yesterday before heading to Germany. (ADDITION: I listened to this interview over my lunch break today and must say it great. I love Capt Caveman!)
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Go to US Soccer and see video of defender Oguchi Onyewu talking to Brian Kenney on ESPN News yesterday.
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Our friend Jack Bell with an excellent remembrance of the 1970 World Cup final!
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Would you like to know EXACTLY which American television announcers will be calling each game of the World Cup? Here is their detailed schedule.
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Kelly Whiteside of USA Today says the USA has to have Claudio Reyna on the field to succeed.
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Attention all Manga freaks! Check out the new one from Viz and US Soccer - Next Stop Germany - our story begins in Columbus with USA v Mexico....
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Readers of the Guardian target="new" onclick="out=false"mock Team USA using Photoshop.
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The Guardian also talks to German General Herr Klinsy.
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Czech midfielder Vladimir Smicer is OUT of the World Cup squad due to a blood clot in this thigh caused by an earlier injury to that leg.
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Mark Zeigler has a very interesting little tidbit from his Sidelines column yesterday about that infamous 1966 World Cup winning goal scored by England. "It was NOT a goal." Read all about it under the heading: Only In Soccer.
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Lance also sent a South African story about the "musical" instrument so popular at soccer matches known as the vuvuzelas, better known to you and me as "those fucking annoying plastic horns"! They love 'em in Johannesburg.
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Der Spiegel in Germany with a story on football and politics in Cote d'Ivoire: War of the Elephants
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There's Brazil, And 31 Other Teams. By Larry Rohter, in today's New York Times.
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Yes Shevchenko signed with Chelsea last night. Booooooooooring.
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Rochester's PAETEC Park opens Saturday night when they take on Virginia Beach. This brand new stadium looks great.
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Andrea Canales looks at the real chances of MLS returning to San Jose, for Soccernet.
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And lastly, I got a note from Todd, one of the owners of the Nomad pub located on the West Bank in Minneapolis about World Cup viewing, and the info is so good I had to pass it along to all of you: Here in Minneapolis we’re opening at 11am and showing all the matches everyday, (if it’s a game people really want to see at 8am we’ll do it/ we’re just not promoting that so hard. We’ll tape all the early games and run em later in the day if they rock). We’ve teamed up with CityPages, 89.3 The Current, and Soccer Express for the promotion. Decking out the bar as a german beer hall, serving Hacker, Paulaner, Becks, Spaten et al. We’ve got a futbol club that’s $25 and it gets you 20oz Imperial pint glass (all different countries) filled w/ delicious bier , a Cupa 2006 Nomad World Pub Futbol Club Tee, and a passport/ punchcard that you earn points in to win prizes. Points are gotten (sounds germaine eh) in a variety of easy ways: drinking, picking winner of match, participating in contests in the outdoor field area/ winning contests, drinking again. If you’re in the club the imperial pints are $4. Contests are things like, dribble and drink, juggling, progressive mini ball, 3v3 etc. Giving away cool merch from vendors daily, i-pods weekly, and big grand prize at end (Best Buy gift cert for plasma I think). Also having 3v3 championship after the finals that we’ll give away something that needs to be discovered soon. Bar 612.338.6424, 501 Cedar Ave S.

4 Comments:

Anonymous bq said...

Great news for those of us staying at home in the Twin Cites and looking for a place to watch some action.

Thanks Bruce.

1:04 PM  
Blogger incendiarymind said...

Is it too much wishful thinking that this is actually a tour for Roy Keane to try out for two potential MLS suitors?

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

roy keane announced his retirement, didn't he?

yrs-
Evan!

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought I'd note that along with Pactec opening this Saturday so is the new Re/max down in Atlanta. It may be smaller than the Rhinos stadium but dang what I wouldn't give to have either for Minnesota.

3:25 PM  

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