Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sorta Really Not Such Hot News

Deseret Morning News: Real Salt Lake's Atiba Harris has made more than his fair share of bonehead decisions this year.

ADDITION: Bruce Arena apologizes to Sunil Gulati, US Soccer Pres, by Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated!
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Scores from the most exciting club action on earth. Champions League Match Day 1, Group Stage:
-See the new Champions League Highlight Show on ESPN2 - Friday at 1pm central
Dynamo Kyiv 1-4 Steaua Bucharesti - the visitors scored first in the 3rd minute by Sorin Ghionea, then Serhiy Rebrov tied it for Kyiv, but Valentin Badea & Nicolae Dica (who bagged 2) rattled off 3 unanswered for Steaua's road win.
Lyon 2-0 Real Madrid - goals by one named wonders Fred & Tiago.
Manchester United 3-2 Celtic - Celtics Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink scored first, then Manchester United took the lead on 2 from Louis Saha (one a PK). Celtic tied it on a free kick by Shunsuke Nakamura, but Man U's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got the big winner.
Kobenhavn 0-0 Benfica
Porto 0-0 CSKA Moskva
Hamburg 1-2 Arsenal - HSV keeper Sascha Kirschstein was red carded early and Gilberto scored the PK for The Arse. Tomas Rosicky got Arsenal's second, but Hamberg got one back in injury time from Boubacar Sanogo.
Anderlecht 1-1 Lille - Nicolas Pareja scored first for the home side but Nicolas Fauvergue tied it late for Lille.
Milan 3-0 AEK - goals scored by Super-Pippo Inzaghi, Yoann Gourcuff & Kaka on a penalty.
-Soccernet with an overview of all Wednesdays action.
Chelsea 2-0 Bremen
Barcelona 5-0 Levski
Sporting 1-0 Inter
Bayern 4-0 Spartak Moskva
Galatasaray 0-0 Bordeaux
PSV 0-0 Liverpool
Olympiacos 2-4 Valencia
Roma 4-0 Shakhtar
-Matchday 2 is Sept 26 & 27
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MLS Wednesday night scores:
New England 1-1 DC - A game of two halves. DC dominated and scored thru Josh Gros on a rebounded Freddy Adu shot in the first half. And New England steamrolled in the second half and got a great goal from Clint Dempsey off a Taylor Twellman header. Now if both teams could play like that for 90 minutes we would have a game, and for that matter a league.
Dallas 0-1 Chivas - Juan Pablo Garcia with the road winning goal. Dallas didn't really do diddley squat the whole game, even after Jesus Morales got sent off in the second half.
Colorado 1-0 Chicago - Jim Curtain returned to the Chicago defense for the first time since May, and scored an own goal to lose the game! Who does he think he is? Jonathan Woodgate?
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James Edwards at the Deseret Morning News with a story on Salt Lake rookie bumbler Atiba Harris.
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And the Salt Lake Tribune shows that Real Salt Lake is a bit of a three ring circus - with the freak show included.
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Larry Morgan of the LA Daily News on the desperate situation the Los Angeles Galaxy find themselves to be in, playoff wise.
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Young American hotshot forward Robbie Rogers, who recently joined Michael Bradley at Heerenveen in Holland, talks to US Soccer. You can download or listen to the podcast here.
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The University of Virgina student paper - The Cavalier Daily - with a story on their former coach Bruce Arena.
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Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle looks at the quality of Houston area soccer youth.
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IC Liverpool with a story on the return to form of USA & Everton keeper Tim Howard! His coach David Moyes hopes our man Tim-may can keep it going.
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Yanks Abroad talks to American defender Zak Whitbread about his fairly miserable Millwall team.
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Argentine star midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has announced his international retirement. Bummer. He is young enough that maybe he will reconsider.
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Man U's South Corean midfielder Park Ji-sung will be out of action for about 3 months after he had surgery to repair ligament damage in his left ankle.
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Ricardo Seyton at Sports Illustrated with a story on new hardnosed Brazilian coach Dunga.
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The Spanish press took Real Madrid & Italian star defender Fabio Cannavaro apart after Real played horribly against Lyon yesterday in the Champions League.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune on the great success of Lyon for the 6th straight year.


Blogger Kinney said...

"รค Forward Atiba Harris accused New York Red Bulls coach Peter Nowak of saying the RSL player should be "sent back to Africa," during an exhibition game in February. Though the coach denied he had made the comment, the league fined Nowak for an undisclosed amount for "improper remarks."

There are so many things wrong with this sentance from the SL Trib I don't know where to begin.

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