Friday, September 08, 2006

Oooooooooo, Hissing News

MLS this weekend:
Saturday, September 9
Columbus v Chicago - 5pm - no TV
New England v New York - 6:30pm central on HDNet
DC v Salt Lake - 6:30pm central on FSC (see yesterdays du Nord for the very long list of DC players not available for this game due to injury and suspension. It's insane. Real has a great chance to win this one.)
Kansas City v Colorado - 7:30pm - no TV (KC striker Eddie Johnson will most likely miss this weekends game due to a strained hamstring.)
Chivas USA v Dallas - 9pm central on Direct Kick
Sunday, September 10
Los Angeles v Houston - 7pm central on Direct Kick
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ADDITION: Andrea Canales at Soccernet checks in on the progress of hiring a new coach for Team USA - Is Pekerman in the running?!
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The US Players Assoc site has a Q & A with great young American midfielder Sacha Kljestan of Chivas USA.
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I missed this on Wednesday - Steven Goff of the Washington Post with his regular on-line chat with readers, mainly about DC United. Always very good.
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Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer with a story on Red Bulls forward John Wolyniec's successful return to New York.
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RevsNet has an interview with New England midfielder Jose Pepe Cancela.
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New England midfielder Daniel Hernandez has been out since early May with an ankle injury, and will not be back any time soon as a re-injury sent him to the surgeons table to try and sort out the problemo.
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The Columbus Dispatch with a feature story on American striker Ryan Coiner who returned from Germany to sign with the Crew in MLS, but finds himself on the reserve team.
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Luis Bueno at the LA Soccer News says the Chivas USA players all support their keeper Preston The Eagle Burpo even after the rough game he had last weekend v DC.
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And Andrea Canales at the LASN tries to discover LA keeper Kevin Hartman's tricks for stopping PK's. He's not as good at stopping PK's as his former rival Matt Reis is though.
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MLS has decided the incident between Colorado players and Salt Lake owner & fans was much ado about almost nothing. They will slap the Colorado players hands and say "bad dog" at them to appease owner Dave Checketts and his massive over reaction. They will also look into security at the stadium.
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Soccer Capital News with a feature story on young Columbus forward Jason Garey who has put in some strong performances the past couple of weeks.
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Toronto is going to officially announce their first player signing today. As stated here a couple weeks ago, that player is Canadian midfielder Jim Brennan who was recently with Southampton in England.
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Former Colorado & Tampa Bay coach Tim Hankinson is in charge of the Guatemala U17 national team.
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USL First Division matches this weekend:
Montreal v Toronto
Puerto Rico v Miami
Vancouver v Seattle
Rochester v Minnesota
Seattle v Atlanta
Puerto Rico v Miami
Charleston v Rochester
Toronto v Minnesota
Vancouver v Atlanta
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Big Euro matches this weekend:
Saturday Sept 9
Fiorentina v Inter
Everton v Liverpool - the Liverpool derby
Sunday Sept 10
Sparta v Feyenoord - the Rotterdam derby
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The German Cup sees the big boys playing this weekend, with one of the biggest mismatchs being Cup holders Bayern Munich hosting my fave's St Pauli. You can always dream, can't you? Here is the full list of matches being played in this round.
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Simon Kuper of the Financial Times with a feature article on new Liverpool striker Dutchman Dirk Kuyt.
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ADDITION: Jonah Freedman at Sports Illustrated chats to Inter midfielder and Portuguese legend Luis Figo.
~ ~ ~ ~ has a Q & A session with Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson.
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It looks like former England coach Glenn Hoddle could become the new Jamaica coach. Oh lord.
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Don't forget that the Champions League group stages launch next Tues & Weds. - AND - If you wanna join me in a fantasy league just drop a line and I will give you the details. This will be my third year, and its a blast. (This coming from a guy who never dreamed of doing any fantasy league type shit before.)
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Looks like Jonathan Woodgate will make his defensive debut for Middlesbrough this weekend v The Arse.
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Liverpool were given a chunk of land, by the city, right next to current long time home Anfield on which to build a new stadium. Now they have to come up with the $$ to build the thing.


Anonymous Sasha said...

Pekerman would be a great coach for USA. I hope it happens!!

and I would also welcome Figo to MLS, it looks like he has the interest, he seems genuinely enamored with America...

6:06 PM  

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