Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Supposed Staying Power Of Old Pants News

Jurgen Klinsmann said yesterday that he may be back to coaching for the next World Cup. He did not elaborate any further than that, but a rumor out of Germany says he may be coaching an AFRICAN team. From AFP.
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Yesterday saw the start of the Champions League Group Stage with Match Day 1, with more games today:
Yesterdays scores-
Chelsea 2-0 Bremen - goals by Michael's Essien & Ballack.
Barcelona 5-0 Levski - goals by Iniesta, Giuly, Puyol, Eto'o & Ronaldinho.
Sporting 1-0 Inter - Marco Caneira with the winner.
Bayern 4-0 Spartak Moskva - goals by Pizarro, Santa Cruz, Schweinsteiger & Salihamidzic.
Galatasaray 0-0 Bordeaux
PSV 0-0 Liverpool
Olympiacos 2-4 Valencia - Liverpool sure could have used some of the 3 goals their former player Morientes scored for Valencia. Albiol also scored for Valencia. while Konstantinou & Castillo scored for the home team.
Roma 4-0 Shakhtar - Goals by Taddei, Totti, De Rossi & Pizarro all coming after the 65th minute.
-Soccernet with an overview of all yesterdays action.
-Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune with a story on two less storied players who had a huge impact in the Champions League yesterday: 2 journeymen glory in their moment in the sun
Todays matches-
Dynamo Kyiv v Steaua Bucharesti
Lyon v Real Madrid - Live at 1:30pm central on ESPN Deportes
Manchester United v Celtic - Live at 1:30pm central on ESPN2
Kobenhavn v Benfica - Live at 1:30pm central on Setanta Closed Circuit
Porto v CSKA Moskva - Same Day Delayed at 6pm central on Setanta
Hamburg v Arsenal - Live at 1:30pm central on Setanta
Anderlecht v Lille
Milan v AEK - Same Day Delayed at 3:45pm central on ESPN Deportes
-And ALL-NEW in America this season: Champions League Highlight Show on ESPN2 - Friday at 1pm central
-Matchday 2 is Sept 26 & 27
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Jack Bell of the New York Times conducts an extensive Q & A with New York coach Bruce Arena. Excellent as always from Arena. He seems really angry with US Soccer Fed President Sunil Gulati. There must be 3 or 4 digs at Gulati in this thing.
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Then Bell's weekly column focuses on the Barcelona-UNICEF deal.
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Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer has more details on Red Bull Park and says the price tag is an astonishing $220 million!
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Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe says we are definitely seeing the last days of New England midfielder Clint Dempsey in MLS.
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Steve Goff of the Washington Post with a profile on young Jamaican-American DC United midfielder Stephen DeRoux.
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Tobias Xavier Lopez of the Fort Worth Star Telegram says Dallas defender Greg Vanney may be headed to Toronto next season.
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Steve Davis of the Dallas Morning News looks back at the huge pre-season move FC Dallas made at forward (getting rid of Eddie Johnson & bringing in Kenny Cooper) that is paying off down the stretch.
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Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune examines the current impressive winning streak of the Chicago Fire.
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Brad Rock of the Deseret Morning News with a feature story on Salt Lake striker & league goal scoring leader, the misunderstood Jeff Cunningham.
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Red Bulls TV announcer Shep Messing addresses Amado Guevara's red card for touching the referee last weekend in New England, from MSGNetwork.com.
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Marc Connolly of the US Players Assoc asks the age old question in American sports - should the award be Most Valuable Player or Player Of The Year, or should there be two awards?
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Andrea Canales at Soccer365 with a nice anecdote about an unfortunate parent of an impressionable soccer playing kid. And that's the good part of the story.
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MLS Midweek games tonight:
New England v DC - 630pm on Direct Kick - DC forward Alecko Eskandarian will not play tonight due to a sore knee. Pat Noonan will most likely miss the game for New England with a strained hip flexor.
Dallas v Chivas - 730pm on Direct Kick - Dallas can clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win.
Colorado v Chicago - no TV - Chicago will try to continue it's magic on the road, while Colorado must try to stay in the playoff race.
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Yanks Abroad talks to Heerenveen coach Gertjan Verbeek about young American midfielder Michael Bradley, who the coach sees great promise from.
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Yanks Abroad also checks in with American keeper Marcus Hahnemann of Reading to see how the start to his first Premiership season has gone.
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More on Jack Warner's alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales from the Independent in England.
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A former Cameroon coach, Frenchman Claude Leroy, has been hired as the new coach of Ghana.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Tom said...

Just for your information, ESPN Classic is showing Champions League matches on tape delay this season. Yesterday they had Barcelona v Levski Sofia, and today they're showing Lyon v Real Madrid. The matches are being shown at 5PM Eastern time.

3:44 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thank you tom
i will note that for the next round of matches in a couple weeks

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Flatlander said...

How the hell is Red Bull Park going to have a ring of luxury suites 12 rows off the field and now completely kill the atmosphere of the stadium?

If you stick all of the fat corporate stooges sitting on their uptight hands down by the field, the silence will be deafening. I sure hope I'm wrong on this one because the league really needs this place to be hopping.

2:18 PM  

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