Friday, August 18, 2006

Great Gary's Ghost News

MLS games this weekend:
-DC v Colorado - 3pm central on ESPN2
-Columbus v New York - 6:30pm central on FSC
-Salt Lake v Houston - 8pm central on HDnet
-Chivas USA v Kansas City - 9pm central - no TV
-New England v Chicago - 2pm central on Direct Kick
-Los Angeles v Dallas - 7pm central on Direct Kick
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Bruce Arena's Red Bulls have acquired another player - striker John Wolyniec was picked up from Los Angeles in exchange for future draft selections.
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Houston has signed journeyman forward Paul Dalglish from Scottish club Hibernian.
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The latest episode of Jeff Bradley's First XL, for MLSnet, focuses on the leagues stretch run.
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Yesterday Columbus coach Sigi Schmidt said he might be inclined to resign seeing as how bad the team was playing. After a day away, he tells the Columbus Dispatch that he is embarrassed, but not going to quit.
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Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe with stories on New England midfielder Andy Dorman - AND - forward Pat Noonan.
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Dan Loney of American Soccer News looks at Bruce Arena'a latest ranting.
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The quarterfinals of the US Open Cup are next Wednesday. Get ready.
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American defender Jonathan Spector talks to Yanks Abroad about his recovery from shoulder surgery and preparing to play for his brand new team West Ham.
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See USA goalkeeper Kasey Keller and his Moenchengladbach at Nuremberg this (Friday) afternoon live at 1:25pm central on GolTV (repeated again later).
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Very talented young American midfielder Michael Bradley talk to US Soccer (listen to it all via podcast) about the upcoming season for his team Heerenveen in Holland. His team begins the 06/07 season at ADO Den Haag on Saturday.
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Other Americans in Holland, DaMarcus Beasley (who is healthy) & Lee Nguyen of PSV also kick off their Eredivise season Sunday at home v NEC Nijmegen.
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Retired USA & MLS star Peter Vermes, who is currently and assistant coach with the USA U20 team does a Q & A for the US Players Assoc site.
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The Players Assoc also has a new article by USA & Reading goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann about his teams first ever launch into the English Premiership season.
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The EPL on FSC this weekend:
Newcastle v Wigan - 9am central
Bolton v Tottenham - 11am central
Reading v Middlesbrough - 1:15pm central
Chelsea v Manchester City - 10am central
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GolTV also has the Arsenal & Liverpool weekend games delayed on Mon & Tue:
Arsenal v Aston Villa - Monday 3pm central
Sheffield United v Liverpool - Tuesday 3pm central
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Bundesliga on GolTV this weekend:
Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen - 8:25am central
Alemannia Aachen v Schalke - 10:30am central
Bochum v Bayern Munich - 9:55am central
Arminia Bielefeld v Stuttgart - 12 Noon central
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USL Second Division Semifinals (two legged total goal series):
Richmond v Cincinnati
Pittsburgh v Charlotte
Charlotte v Pittsburgh
Cincinnati v Richmond
-The final will be held the following weekend, with details TBA.
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First Division matches this weekend:
Virginia Beach v Miami
Rochester v Toronto - live on TV tonight at 7pm central on FSC. Most of us will be able to get our first look at Rochester's brand new PAETEC Park!
Portland v Puerto Rico
Altanta v Miami
Seattle v Vancouver
Toronto v Rochester
Minnesota v Puerto Rico
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First Division table (top 6 make the playoffs):
43 Montreal
38 Vancouver
37 Rochester
35 Charleston
30 Puerto Rico
29 Atlanta
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29 Virginia Beach
28 Seattle
26 Miami
24 Portland
23 Minnesota
19 Toronto
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Juventus were denied today in their latest appeal to be reinstated to Serie A for the coming season. They will play in Serie B. But of course they immediately announced they will appeal to a higher court.
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Reggina has joined the disgraced ranks of Italian teams penalized for match fixing. The will be docked 15 points to start this season, but remain in Serie A.
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See the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, pitting cross-town rivals, on Sunday via Telemundo:
Barcelona v Espanyol - Barca won the first leg last night on a goal by Giuly - 3pm central
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Euro-centric transfer news:
-Portsmouth signs Nigerian forward Kanu from West Brom.


Blogger kebmodee said...

i sure hope reading can stay up. here is mark lawrenson's assesment:

Lawro's verdict: It's going to be tough and I'm afraid I think Reading will be relegated.

I'm not sure Reading's strikers will be able to make the transition to the higher standard, and that was the key to success for West Ham and Wigan last season.

The difficulty they have is attracting the sort of player who is going to keep them in the league. They're a well-run club and well managed by Steve Coppell, but I look at them now and they just haven't got enough.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just realized that every team in the USL2nd Division playoffs are either former 1st Division/A-league teams (Richmond, Charlotte, Pittsburgh) or from a city that used to have a club in the 1st/A-league (Cincy)... Probably doesn't mean anything though Long Island finished last.

Anyways go Kings!


5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Columbus Crew coach Sigi Schmid does not spell his last name with a "T" on the end.

Nobody is asking you to win the Minnesota state spelling bee, but all you need to do is correctly copy the spellings provided in the articles you read.

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Ken said...

Actually I did ask Bruce to win the Minnesota state spelling bee but I eventually realized he would never have a chance when he kept spelling Anonymous "A-n-o-n-y-m-a-a-s"

11:47 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

i should be shot for such egregious errors & how can you stand to read it like this, i know i couldn't

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Demko said...

Reading! what a weird game. The fans sounded fabulous.

11:03 AM  

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