Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Eighty Or Seventy News

From the Steven Goff On Line Chat at the Washington Post -
Fairfax, Va.: Real Madrid vs. Real Salt Lake This could be very, very ugly.
Steven Goff: Most games involving Real Salt Lake are very, very ugly.

Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald on the return to New York of Youri "My Mother is so sick in France that I attended a French World Cup game in Germany so please don't be mad at me" Djorkaeff.
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Steven Goff of The Washington Post says that DC United has let midfielder Santino Quaranta exit the team, and he will now go play for Los Angeles. They say he needed a change of scenery in life. Future compensation was minimal.
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The Wash Post also takes a look at the mad scramble it's been to sell tickets for tonight's DC v Real match in Seattle.
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ADDITION: Goff also has his regular online chat session with readers today. Always a great read.
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MLS internationals this week-
Wed Aug 9:
Double Header from Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas on FOX Soccer Channel
Houston v Los Angeles Galaxy at 7pm central, followed by
Club America v Barcelona at 9:30pm central
and
DC United v Real Madrid - at Qwest Field in Seattle. Game time is 10pm central, and you can see it nationally if you have MLS Direct Kick like I do. Ronaldo did not make the trip to the USA for this and other games. He is recovering from surgery to repair a damaged tibia.
Sat Aug 12
Real Salt Lake v Real Madrid - in this one we will find out which team is blessed by royalty and which team is rife with foolhardy pipedreams. at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake. At 830pm on FSC.
New York v Barcelona - at Giants Stadium in New Jersey - 630pm on FSC
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Prior to the game in Houston tonight, Barcelona has done some sight seeing along with the pre-season training. Yesterday they made a trip to NASA's Johnson Space Center!
-That same paper with a feature story on the star among stars, Ronaldinho.
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3 Regular Season MLS matches tonight:
New England v Kansas City - 630pm on Direct Kick
Houston v Los Angeles - 7pm on FSC
Colorado v Salt Lake - no TV
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Frank Dell'apa at the Boston Globe with a feature on New England defender Michael Parkhurst who, after a slow start to the season, is really starting to play some great soccer.
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The city of Salt Lake is star struck by Real Madrid. From the Desert Morning News.
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Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer concludes his trip to South Africa with a warning to all fans considering traveling to that country for World Cup 2010.
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Today at US Soccer you can see highlights of the amazing game Kasey Keller had v Brazil back in '98 at the Coliseum in LA. It's a little disappointing that they don't show us Preki's game winning goal too. I was at that historic game, but have never seen these highlights. Excellent nostalgia for me.
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Former USA defender Jeff Agoos reviews the All Star game for the US Players Assoc site.
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Jack Bell of the New York Times with a feature on the superhuman DDR - Houston's Dwayne DeRosario.
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Andrea Canales of Soccer365 sends MLS commish Donny G an open letter begging him not to sell the front of MLS shirts to corporate sponsors.
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UEFA Champions League - Third Qualifying Round with first legs yesterday & today, with second legs on Aug 22/23:
Yesterday's scores-
Austria Wien 1-1 Benfica
Dinamo Zagreb 0-3 Arsenal - Match report from the Guardian.
Today's matches-
Spartak Moskva v Slovan Liberec
Shakhtar Donetsk v Legia Warszawa
Salzburg v Valencia
Levski Sofia v Chievo Verona
Hearts v AEK Athens
CSKA Moskva v Ruzomberok
Milan v Crvena Zvezda
Galatasaray v Mlada Boleslav
Standard Liege v Steaua Bucuresti
Kobenhavn v Ajax
Hamburg v Osasuna
Dynamo Kyiv v Fenerbahce
Liverpool v Maccabi Haifa
Lille Metropole v Rabotnicki
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Copa Libertadores finals this week and next! The away goals rule will NOT apply. Two legs.
Tonight
Sao Paulo v Internacional - 730pm on FOX Sports en Espanol (replayed on Sat Aug 12 at 2pm on FOX Soccer Channel)
Wed Aug 16
Internacional v Sao Paulo
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Die Bundesliga kicks off the 06/07 season this weekend. (I will list all the games on Thurs.)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Demko said...

So Michael Lewis had to spend four tedious hours attempting to clear bureacratic hurdles at the Johannesburg airport. And he had to write standing up! Therefore South Africa's ability to host a world cup is in question? Give me a break. Get over yourself.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Flatlander said...

Yeh, Lewis comes off as rather whiny during that entire Dear Diary series. At one point, he was complaining because after getting up from his table at a restaurant, his water glass was missing when he returned to the table. Oh, the horror of it all!

Thanks for the tip on the Keller Brazil highlights. Brought back great memories.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Zathras said...

I've got a copy of that Brazil game if you'd like to borrow it.

8:08 AM  

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