Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Lunch Shift News

From the Columbus Dispatch: [Columbus coach Sigi] Schmid strode onto the practice field shirtless yesterday.

MLS match last night:
New York 0-2 New England - The Rev played an excellent game, scoring timely goals and letting New York aimlessly pass the ball around midfield all they wanted to. Taylor Twellman got the first goal after a quick restart led to a great counter attack 15 minutes into the game, and Andy Dorman got the second just after the half started by pouncing on the rebound of a great Clint Dempsey free kick. Dorman had a really good game in the middle of the park, and taking Joe Franchino off the wing did wonders for the teams passing accuracy. Only newcomer Markus Schopp looked good for the Red Bulls. He came on at half time and showed his talent immediately. But it wasn't nearly enough. Marvell Wynne looked like he is getting the idea of playing on the right wing too.
-Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald with a match report.
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It looks like very bad news for New England midfielder Shalrie Joseph. He missed last nights game after severely cutting his hand in some sort of barroom altercation last week. Word now is that the cut is so bad he had to have surgery and could be out a month, only coming back for the playoffs. Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe has details.
-Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated also comments on the story.
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This is excellent: Andrea Canales & Luis Bueno of LA Soccer News, Larry Morgan of the LA Daily News, and Matt Zimmerman of the Long Beach Press Telegram talk LA Galaxy soccer in a roundtable discussion. We need more of this!
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Jeff Carlisle at Soccernet looks at the surging Chicago Fire.
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It's official - BMO Field in Toronto
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Larry Morgan of the LA Daily News looks at Galaxy Pres Alexi Lalas's first 6 months on the job, and the teams chances to make the playoffs.
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Jeff Bradley's First XI, from MLSnet: Swamps Of Jersey
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I have been waiting for this story to appear all week - The Columbus Dispatch talks to the Crew about the 2 reds cards their players received against New York that were obvious fouls and one was probably a yellow card, but neither deserved red. The team is pissed off about it, big time. No surprise.
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The USL First Division Championship Playoff Semifinals are this weekend:
Fri Sept 22-
Vancouver v Montreal
Rochester v Charleston
Sun Sept 24-
Charleston v Rochester
Montreal v Vancouver
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Jonah Freedman's newest World Soccer Power Rankings for Sports Illustrated.
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See our man Kasey Keller on TV tomorrow:
Moenchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund - Friday Sept 22 at 1:30pm central on GolTV
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Roma 0-1 Inter - who else but Hernan Crespo (a big du Nord fave no matter whose shirt he is wearing) scores the huge road goal to get Inter back on track.
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For the second season in a row Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has scored a goal from past the midfield stripe! He did it again last night v Newcastle. Awesome!
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ADDITION: From UEFA.com comes an interview with Bayern Munchen manager Felix Magath.
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ADDITION: And UEFA.com also has an interview with Real Madrid Sporting Director (and former star player) Predrag Mijatovic.
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Coming next week - the US Open Cup final and Champions League Matchday 2.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

kellers last match in germany against aachen featured more racist chantng as the ref got on the p.a. to stop aachen fans from chanting "asylum(seeker)" at a player(i think he's african) from kellers team....moenchengladbach's fans then proceeded to chant the same crap at an aachen player. if you see any more info. please post it...thanks dang

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if anybody won money on Xavi's goal this time?

smatthew

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Demko said...

Sigi should coach the whole next game shirtless to protest the poor refereeing.

5:02 PM  

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