Monday, September 18, 2006

Backing Up The Truck News

MLS scores from the weekend:
New York 1-0 Columbus - The only goal of the match by 16 year old Josi Altidore was a bomb! 3 red cards in this match - the 2 to Columbus were a joke, but the 1 to Mike Magee of NY was for a punch that will see him on the bench for several games I presume. Colum keeper Gaudette also stopped a PK from Djorkaeff!
Salt Lake 3-2 Dallas - Salt Lake goes down to 10 men and is down a goal after 2 by Dallas' Carlos Ruiz, but storm back with goals by Andy Williams, Chris Klein and Jason Kreis (his 107th goal all time).
Los Angeles 0-0 Colorado - Huh? They played a game?
Chicago 1-0 DC - DC also had 2 sent off, Brian Namoff for 2 yellow cards (one of which was a joke) and Josh Gros for a foul that was definitely not a red card. Andy Herron got the game winner.
Houston 0-0 Chivas - What game?
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MLS Standings - top 4 from each division advance to playoffs:
52 DC
41 Chicago
35 New England
33 Kansas City
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32 New York
26 Columbus
46 Dallas
40 Houston
39 Chivas
39 Colorado
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36 Salt Lake
33 Los Angeles
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Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle says Houston's Dwayne DeRosario looks likely to be playing in Europe come January.
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A couple more moves to announce from last Friday's MLS roster deadline:
-Los Angeles signed Charleston Battery forward Gavin Glinton. He had played in LA for a short while a couple of seasons ago. The move will not happen until Glinton's team Charleston is eliminated or wins the First Division title playoffs.
-Los Angeles signed Portland Timbers midfielder Mike Randolph.
-New York has officially signed Austrian midfielder Markus Schopp from Red Bull Salzburg. He is 32 years old, and the former captain of the Austrian national team.
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The Chicago Tribune takes a look at Chicago's loudest fans - Section 8.
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Jen Chang of Soccernet lists the qualifications for coaching Team USA, and says Sven is NOT the person for the job.
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The new grass is growing in Colorado stadium!
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Here are the match-ups for the First Division Championship Playoffs:
Fri Sept 15-
Charleston 2-2 Puerto Rico
Vancouver 4-1 Miami
Sun Sept 17-
Puerto Rico 0-1 Charleston - Charl win 3-2 on agg
Miami 0-2 Vancouver - Vanc wins 6-1 on agg
Fri Sept 22-
Vancouver v Montreal
Rochester v Charleston
Sun Sept 24-
Charleston v Rochester
Montreal v Vancouver
Weekend of Sept 29 - time and place to be determined
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The USL Second Division has announced that a new team will play in the league next year from the island nation of Bermuda! And the team will be partially owned by former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater!
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How did our Americans do in Europe this weekend:
-DaMarcus Beasley made his Manchester City debut, but lost 4-2 to Blackburn. He came on in the 35th minute.
-Claudio Reyna did not play for Man City.
-Brad Freidel was of course the goalkeeper for Blackburn.
-Bobby Convey set up the first goal for Reading (16 seconds into the match no less) in a 2-1 road win over fellow promotee's Sheffield United.
-Marcus Hahnemann was, as always, manning the net for Reading.
-Tim Howard got no help from his defenders and Everton drew 2-2 with Wigan.
-Brian McBride played 66 minutes for Fulham who drew 0-0 with Tottenham.
-CORRECTION: The game report I read said that Carlos Bocanegra rode the pine for Fulham, but then I saw the game highlights on TV last night and there he was on the field. So he played, and they kept a clean sheet - great for Carlos!
-Jay DeMerit came on at half time in Watfords 0-0 tie with Aston Villa.
-Kasey Keller and Monchengladbach got stuffed 4-2 at new promoted Alemannia Aachen.
-Young Benny Feilhaber sat on the bench for Hamburg in their 1-0 loss at Borussia Dortmund. This was his first time ever called up to the senior team.
-Steve Cherundolo and Hannover won on the road 2-1 at Wolfsburg.
-Oguchi Onyewu and Liege beat Brussels 2-1.
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I would have to imagine that Man City manager Stuart Pierce is on his last chance after last years terrible season ending, and this years terrible season start. They have 4 points from 5 games and sit in 17th place. On the other hand when you figure that 9th place Newcastle only have 6 points it might not be so bad.
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Phil Ball of Soccernet looks at Sevilla's refusal to cut a cheap TV deal: I predict a riot
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Luis Bueno at Sports Illustrated writes about the sadly minuscule shelf life of Mexican club managers.
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You can now see all the Champions League matches on-line via Pay Per View from UEFA.
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The top 3 teams in the German Bundesliga all lost this past weekend:
Bayern Munich lost to Arminia Bielefeld 2-1
Werder Bremen lost 3-2 to Stuttgart
Hamburg lost 1-0 to Borussia Dortmund
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Greg Lalas insists that Serie A is more popular than ever, for Sports Illustrated. I think winning the World Cup might have a little to do with it, scandal or not.
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Jonathan Woodgate's Real Madrid saga has ended. Middlesbrough who had him on loan, have made the deal permanent.


Anonymous peter said...

Bocanegra was not on the bench this weekend.

10:35 PM  

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