Thursday, August 10, 2006

Unveiling The Soda News

DC keeper Troy Perkins who made a great save on a blistering free kick by Real Madrid's Roberto Carlos: "You see him line up for the ball, you're like, 'Oh my God, he's going to bury this ball!"
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More MLS v Internationals last night:
DC United 1-1 Real Madrid - In Seattle of all places. Antonio Cassano scored first for Real in the 22nd minute, but DC struck back 2 minutes later with Alecko Eskandarian scoring after 5 great passes in a row by his teammates. Ciccinho also played fantastic for RM in the second half. I really thought he should have seen a lot more of the field at the World Cup for Brazil. Match report by Steven Goff of the Washington Post.
-Seattle Post Intelligencer's view of the event.
-Seattle Times' view of the event too.
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Club America 4-4 Barcelona - The second half of the twin bill with MLS from Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas. Match report by Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle
-The Chron with a look at the double header scene.
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3 Regular Season MLS matches tonight:
Houston 0-1 Los Angeles - The opening game in Houston saw Santino Quaranta step off the plane from DC, put on a new white shirt, enter the game as a sub, and score minutes after joining his new team from Los Angeles! All without even one training session. Houston absolutely pounded LA for about 75 of the 90 minutes but did not have enough finesse to get the job done. Eddie Robinson, Ricardo Clark, Stuart Holden and Brad Davis all played great for the Dynamo Hum. However, Superstar DDR did not play due to a red card suspension from the previous match. Bummer dudes. Hooray Santino. Boo Creepy Foot Doctor. Hooray Beer. Match report from the Houston Chronicle.
Colorado 1-4 Salt Lake - Wow! Has RSL arrived? Did they turn a corner? Two wins in a row and this one on the road. Match report from the Denver Post.
New England 0-0 Kansas City - Ummmmmmmmmmm. Nada. KC Star match report.
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And more MLS internationals coming Saturday 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. See the game live at 8:30pm on FSC.
New York v Barcelona - Bruce Arena's first game in charge of the Red Bulls, at Giants Stadium in New Jersey - Live TV at 6:30pm on FSC.
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Lars Lifrak of Soccer 365 does a Q & A with DC United forward Alecko Eskandarian.
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Ian Plenderleith cheers like mad for Santino Quaranta in his regular column for Matchnight.
-I also just discovered that Ian does a soccer weblog too: From An Impossible Angle
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Tom Soehn, a DC United assistant coach for three seasons, has emerged as one of the leading candidates to coach Toronto FC. Soehn recently traveled to Canada to interview for the job. From the Washington Post.
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Trinidad & Tobago goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has gotten his work visa and arrived in Dallas Tuesday to join his new team. They will need him as a back up to Dario Sala immediately.
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New England has signed Ivory Coast U21 player Arsene Okoh. He is waiting for his papers to clear before he can formally join up.
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US Soccer with a look at the MLS season stretch run - A-Z.
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Some in Salt Lake City are in desperation mode to find a home for RSL. Others are sitting back idly. But the owner, Dave Checketts has set a deadline of this Saturday to make a deal, or he is selling. More on the stadium soap opera from the Salt Lake Tribune.
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NYNJ Soccer News takes a look at the Red Bulls youth set up.
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UEFA Champions League - Third Qualifying Round first legs scores (second legs on Aug 22/23):
Austria Wien 1-1 Benfica
Dinamo Zagreb 0-3 Arsenal
Slovan Liberec 0-0 Spartak Moskva
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Legia Warszawa
Salzburg 1-0 Valencia
Levski Sofia 2-0 Chievo Verona
Hearts 1-2 AEK Athens
CSKA Moskva 3-0 Ruzomberok
Milan 1-0 Crvena Zvezda
Galatasaray 5-2 Mlada Boleslav
Standard Liege 2-2 Steaua Bucuresti
Kobenhavn 1-2 Ajax
Hamburg 0-0 Osasuna
Dynamo Kyiv 3-1 Fenerbahce
Liverpool 2-1 Maccabi Haifa
Lille Metropole 3-0 Rabotnicki
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Copa Libertadores finals this week and next! The away goals rule will NOT apply. Two legs.
Wed Aug 9
Sao Paulo 1-2 Internacional - A huge upset victory last night on 2 goals from Rafael Sobis. Match report from Sports Illustrated.
Wed Aug 16
Internacional v Sao Paulo
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Bundesliga kicks off the 06/07 season this weekend:
Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund - live at 1:30pm central on GolTV
Bayer Leverkusen v Alemania Aachen
Borussia Monchengladbach v Energie Cottbus
Hamburg v Arminia Bielefeld - delayed at 10:30am central on GolTV
Mainz v Bochum
Schalke v Eintracht Frankfurt - live at 8:30am central on GolTV
Stuttgart v v Nurnberg
Hannover v Werder Bremen - live at 10am central on GolTV
Wolfsburg v Hertha Berlin
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune: Fans flock to greet the new season
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Chelsea defender John Terry has been named the new captain of England.
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Werder Bremen forward Miroslav Klose has been named German Player Of The Year.
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Euro-centric transfer action:
Inter Milan signed Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Juventus.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, DC United earns a tie with Real Madrid !
Granted, it's pre-season for Madrid, nonetheless, it's not like the Madrid players are out-of-form or anything...many of them just played in Germany, and Madrid only broke for the summer in May, I believe.

Good result for DC, and the USA.

Keep up the fine work, Wolfie !

9:27 PM  
Blogger Flatlander said...

Number of bank loan officers this monring that are saying "I stoned Roberto Carlos last night": 1

10:05 AM  

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