Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Latest & Greatest Fast Breaking Hooters Girls News

Real Salt Lake owner Dave Checketts: "Tuesday's city council vote puts the future of the club in Utah in serious jeopardy." (see below for more)
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The 11 MLS All Stars have been named to meet Chelsea in Chicago on August 5th. All Star Coach Peter Nowak of DC United will name 7 extras for the match next Monday. Here are your starters:
Troy Perkins - DC United
Jimmy Conrad - Kansas City
Chris Albright - Los Angeles
Eddie Pope - Salt Lake
Christian Gomez - DC United
Clint Dempsey - New England
Shalrie Joseph - New England
Dwayne DeRosario - Houston
Landon Donovan - Los Angeles
Ante Razov - Chivas USA
Jaime Moreno - DC United
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Herr Grinsi will not stay on as the Deutschland Commissar. He says he needs a 6 month break from fussball. And it just so happens that Herr Arena's deal with Team USA ends in about 6 months. Let the speculation grow! Klinsi's assistant Joachim Low will now take over the German squad.
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And in that wake, Signore Lippi of Champions Italy has walked away from his role as team Professore as well. He will be yachting.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune reports on both coaches stepping aside.
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10,000 people watched the World Cup final on the streets of downtown Boston. And it sounds like it was a blast.
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Look what this awful head-butt scandal has already done in Europe. Is there no rest from the evil in the world? Now I'm really mad.
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So, at his press conference today Zidane apologized for his actions, but did not reveal what Materazzi actually said to him. Materazzi countered by saying his remarks were insulting but not racist, political, or religious, nor was it about ZZ's family. Then Materazzi went on to say how much he admired ZZ. If Materazzi is so damn noble then why doesn't he tell all of us what he said. That would make it all very simple and end it quickly. This is so moronic. Zidane is an idiot for what he did. And Materazzi has always been and always will be an idiot for nearly everything he does on the pitch.
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Materazzi and Del Piero got on stage last night with the Stones at the San Siro. Keef tried to head-butt Materazzi, but missed and cracked his head again.
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And in other Inter-Italy-World Cup news, left back Fabio Grosso who took the ugly dive against Australia, then hit the gorgeous game winner against Germany has left Palermo and signed with Inter for this next season. This has been one of Inter's most inconsistent spots on the field for years, so maybe they got their man.
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Did you know that European Cup qualifying starts in mid-August, and magically on September 6 Italy must go to Paris to play France! How awesome is that.
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Two more lingering thoughts from the World Cup final: After the match ended, did you see where the Italian players gathered around Camoranesi and cut off his ponytail? And did you see Gattuso running around the field in his tighty whiteys? They did make him put on some more normal shorts for the medal ceremony though.
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Der Spiegel magazine of Germany presents their "Best of the World Cup". A short written intro with lots of pictures.
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The 2006 UEFA Super Cup will be played on August 25 in Monaco between Barcelona (Champions League winners) and Sevilla (UEFA Cup winners).
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France 98 World Cup winner Didier Deschamps has been named as new coach of Juventus replacing Fabio Capello who flew the soon-to-be-ravaged coup for the insane asylum called Real Madrid.
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Trinidad and Tobago coach Leo Beenhakker has taken over the helm in Poland.
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Ex-Liverpool German midfielder Didi Hamann has signed a two year deal with Manchester City.
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The 06-07 Champions League First Qualifying Round 1st leg matches launched last night, with more going tonight. Yes, already!
(Return leg matches are next week.)
Here we go -
Tuesday night scores:
Pyunik (Armenia) 0-0 Sheriff (Moldova)
Sioni (Georgia) 2-0 Baku (Azerbaijan)
Dudelange (Luxembourg) 0-1 Rabotnicki (Macedonia)
Elbasan (Albania) 1-0 Ekranas (Lithuania)
Linfield (Northern Ireland) 1-3 Gorica (Slovenia)
TVMK (Estonia) 2-3 Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)
Birkirkara (Malta) 0-3 B36 (Faroe Islands)
Wednesday night matches:
Cork (Ireland) v Apollon (Cyprus)
Metalurgs (Latvia) v Aktobe (Kazakhstan)
Shakhtyor (Belarus) v Siroki Brijeg (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
MyPa (Finland) v The New Saints (Wales)
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And UEFA Cup First round action on Thursday.
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Salt Lake City Council votes NO to helping fund a stadium for Real Salt Lake.
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The LA Daily News with a feature on Chivas USA's Mexican star in the making Francisco Mendoza. He has a had a great first half of the season!
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DC United plays a friendly tonight against Celtic at RFK. The Washington Post previews the match with the story of several DC & USA players taking in a Celtic-Rangers match last November.
-And along with Celtic playing in DC tonight, the Glasgow Herald takes a look at soccer in America today. It's nothing new, but sometimes nice to read someone's view from another country.
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LA also plays a friendly tonight. There's is against Mexican side Necaxa at the HDC. The Galaxy will give Brazilian-Italian-American midfield trialist Stefani Miglioranzi a chance to play tonight. He has played the last few years for Swindon Town in England.
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Salt Lake will play an international friendly next Wednesday when they take on Mexico's Morelia.
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New York keeper Tony Meola has gotten a nasty infection in his right foot and will be out at least 2 weeks. Gross.
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The US Open Cup 3rd Round launches with one game last night and the rest tonight-
Salt Lake 2-1 Virginia Beach - RSL wins in overtime on an Andy Williams goal. Salt Lake scored first when Jamie Watson took a dive in the box (what else can the boy do - nothing obviously - nice pic of flop in article linked above) and Jeff Cunningham converted the pk. But VB equalized on a goal by Tim O'Neill. Unlike last year when RSL was bounced by my Minnesota Thunder 6-4, this year they move on.
Columbus v Michigan
Seattle v Carolina
Atlanta v Wilmington
Chivas USA v Dallas Roma
Kansas City v Des Moines
Rochester v New Hampshire
Portland v Charleston
(the 8 winners of the above matches will join 8 more MLS teams in the 4th round draw, with those games taking place on August 2)
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David Steele of the Baltimore Sun has joined our team. A new convert from among the journalistas is always welcome.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

got to say, im absolutely gutted. Currently running a little spread bet which included Rangers doing this quadruple the blue half of Glasgow have been talking about. Looks like the value of my £10 initial bet will have diminished significantly after last nights performance....

10:47 AM  

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