Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Click Your Teeth News

Tiger Woods may be great with a golf club, and he may have attended Stanford, but he proves again that most athletes are idiots, as he talks about what he wants for his kids: “No, not soccer. Hopefully, something more physical.”
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You can see the hit New England's Clint Dempsey lays on Kansas City's Jimmy Conrad here. It broke JC's jaw and got The Deuce suspended. Maybe Tiger should watch this too.
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Toffs has the old Minnesota Kicks jersey's for sale again!! Great looking shirt and a picture of our beloved Ace wearing one. Many sizes, decent price, Toffs quality. Excellent. Get yours today. Thanks to Jack for sending the link my way.
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Josh at ThroughBall has posted his first in a series of articles on how to better market our local hotshots, the Minnesota Thunder. Josh is a smart and passionate dude, obviously.
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3 MLS midweek games today:
-Columbus v Salt Lake - 6:30pm central on FSC
-New York v DC United - 6:30pm central on Direct Kick
-Chicago v Kansas City - 8pm central, no TV
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Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe talks to New England forward Taylor Twellman who makes it known that he feels like he and some of his cohorts are underpaid, and not to happy about it. No kidding.
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Andrea Canales of Soccernet looks at Bruce Arena's first official game back coaching in MLS after 8 years away. She talks to several coaches and GM's throughout the league about his return.
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Steven Goff of the Washington Post with a story on Bruce Arena's return too.
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Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald with the same idea - Arena's return v his old team.
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And Ives also has a feature on the Red Bulls newest member Dema Kovalenko.
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Lars Lifrak of Soccer365 has a Q & A with DC United midfielder Ben "Captain Caveman" Olsen.
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The Colorado Springs Gazette talks to LA & USA forward Landon Donovan about his awful World Cup.
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Kansas City born Will John was excited when his hometown team acquired him from Chicago last year, but now he is very frustrated after not having seen the field at all this season. From the KC Star.
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More bitter players - Juan Pablo Garcia of Chivas USA came to MLS from Atlas of Mexico 18 months ago in order to make his path to European glory quicker & easier. Now he feels the league is no good for him, and heading back to Mexico would be the better route to his promised land. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side for this dude. Story in the Orange County Register.
-I want to say something in his defense now though: The article linked above ran last Saturday, and later that day he went out and scored a fantastic goal in helping his team Chivas USA win on the road for the first time this season. Not bad.
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Tonight you can also listen to the Soccer Hour with Glenn Davis, live from Houston, on the radio at 790AM - 9pm central time, or on the web via ESPN790.com. Tonight's guests will be Landon Donovan of the LA Galaxy & Giovanni Van Bronckhorst of Barcelona! You can call into the show at 713-212-5790.
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Yesterday Bruce Arena hammered US Soccer in his Sports Illustrated interview for being unprofessional. Today the Dallas Morning News gives us a little more insight into just how unprofessional can be. They are trying to screw FC Roma from Dallas out of their $10,000 bonus for being the last lower division team standing in the US Open Cup. They are using "small print in the contract" type bullshit to give the money to someone else. A total joke. But us fans who tried to get tickets for the World Cup from these fuck-ups know first hand how unprofessional they are - the tickets were available first come first served, and they made us FAX our requests in, while having only one line to do it on! I guess they are still living in the 1980's.
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Carlos El Pescadito Ruiz will suit up for Guatemala tonight as they take on Haiti in Miami. Jarrod Laventure of New York & Fabrice Noel of Colorado Rapids will suit up for Haiti.
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Yanks Abroad chats with two young Americans about to make their EPL debut: Reading's Bobby Convey - and - Watfords's Jay DeMerit.
-You will be able to see Convey and his American teammate Marcus Hahnemann v Middlebrough, Saturday at 1:15pm central on FSC (delayed)
-Watford's opening game v Tim Howard & Everton will not be televised in the USA, but their 2nd game will be, and you only have to wait until Tues Aug 22 to see them take on Jonathan Spector & West Ham. 1:30pm central live on FSC.
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USA Today with an article on all the Americans in England this season. Also includes a list of all the Americans on European first division rosters.
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American youngster Jemal Johnson has been sold by Blackburn to Wolverhampton of the Championship division.
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Former DC United defender & captain Ryan Nelsen has signed a new four year contract extension with Blackburn.
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The second and climactic leg of the Copa Libertadores finals is today (first leg score included):
Internacional v Sao Paulo (2-1) - see it live on Fox Sports en Espanol at 8pm central.
-The away goal rule does NOT apply.
-Sports Illustrated with a game preview.
-And the same magazine's Gregory Sica has an interview with Internacional central defender Bolivar.
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A handful of Euro friendly's available for viewing today (all will be repeated on their respective channels):
Norway v Brazil - 1pm central on GolTV
Ireland v Netherlands - 1:30pm central on Setanta
England v Greece - 2pm central on FSC
Bosnia v France - 3:30pm central on GolTV
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Jack Bell of the New York Times looks at Real Madrid's attempt to improve it's supporting cast of players, as part of his regular weekly column.
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The Guardian has a list of the full rosters and moves (in and out of each club) made by all 20 English Premiership teams as the leagues gets ready for lift off on Saturday.
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Euro-centric transfer news:
-I didn't catch this at the time it went down, but Fiorentina has signed forward Adrian Mutu from Juventus.
-Contrary to earlier reports Mexican striker Jarded Borgetti is still signed with Bolton. His move to Saudi Arabia did not happen. It's unknown what his next step might be.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Josh said...

“No, not soccer. Hopefully, something more physical.”

What, like golf?

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, funny how Tiger wants his kid to play a more 'physical sport' this is the guy who is known for getting angry when people are TALKING when he's trying to putt the little golf ball.

Can you imagine if he had to endure a slide tackle by Craig Waibel, Dema Kovalenko ?

Tiger would last all of 45 seconds on the soccer field.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually wonder if he said what he said about soccer to tease his Swedish wife... Maybe I'm lonely but when I read the qoute I pictured his wife reading that and getting angry at him and the two getting into a wrestling match... Of course when I picture that happening his wife isn't wrestling Tiger rather me... mmmmm swedish nannies.

smatthew

12:50 PM  

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