Thursday, September 28, 2006

To And Fro News

The 93rd US Open Cup Final:
Chicago 3-1 Los Angeles - Nate Jaqua scored early for Chicago in a goal mouth scramble, then Andy Herron doubled the lead on a great header to the far post off a Justin Mappinho cross, letting Chicago roll thru the first half. But LA came out smokin in the second half and Alan Gordon headed the score in half. Very late in the game with LA desperately looking for another goal, Tony Sanneh stormed down the left wing and fed Thiago a perfect centering pass for the Cup sealing goal for Chicago! Both teams played their asses off and tackled as hard as they could. A really fun and action packed game for sure. This is Chicago's 4th US Open Cup title! And the team has only been around 9 years! Not bad at all.
Match Reports:
-Chicago Tribune
-Chicago Daily Southtown
-Chicago Sun Times
-LA Daily News
-LA soccer News
-US Soccer
-US Players Association
-MLSnet has the video highlights of the game
-Andrea Canales of the LA Soccer News was impressed with the Chicago fans.
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The Denver Post says Colorado keeper Joe Cannon hears every word you speak.
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Jeff Agoos has been hired as technical director of the New York Red Bulls.
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It looks like Toronto is going to make the giant mistake of installing fake grass in their brand new stadium, and players are not happy about it. From the Toronto Globe and Mail.
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The Salt Lake Tribune says government officials in Utah are going to put the screws to Real Salt Lake about the teams finances before signing off on any money toward building a stadium. And you thought you heard the deal was done. Hahahahahahaha.
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In Kansas City stadium-building-news, the Johnson County Sun has always had excellent in-depth articles about the real factors, with today adding 3 more stories to the heap:
Some chant, 'Ole, ole-ole-ole!' Others snort, 'No way!'
Information key to public arena
Star Bonds
-The Kansas City Star says details of the plan are wanted by voters.
-And KC Star columnist Mike Hendricks chimes in as well.
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Andrews Rogers of Soccer365 talks to USA U17 star in the making Dan Wenzel about the game and his life.
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Tino Palace's The Clean Sheet from MLSnet: Fire In The Hole!
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Due to popularity ESPN is going to re-show the New York Cosmos documentary film - Once In A Life Time - on Wed Oct 18 at 7pm central time.
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MLS matches coming up this Saturday:
New England v Colorado - 6:30pm central on Direct Kick
Houston v DC United - 10pm central on Fox Soccer Channel (shown delayed due to broadcast of the USL First Division final)
Kansas City v Salt Lake - 7:30pm central on Direct Kick
Los Angeles v Chivas USA - 9:30pm central on Direct Kick
New York v Chicago - 6:30pm central on HDNet
Columbus v Dallas - no tv
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USL First Division Championship is this Saturday night
Rochester v Vancouver
See it live at 6pm on Fox Soccer Channel
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UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 results:
Wednesday scores-
-Levski 1-3 Chelsea - A triple banger for Drogba lead Chelsea. Maryan Ognyanov got the consolation prize for Levski just before the final bell.
-Bremen 1-1 Barcelona - An own goal by Barca's Puyol gave Bremen the dream scoreline until Messi tied it in the last minutes of play.
-Spartak Moskva 1-1 Sporting - Denis Boyarintsev scored very early for Spartak, but Nani equalized for Sporting at the hour mark.
-Internazionale 0-2 Bayern Munich - Claudio Pizarro & Lukas Podolski got huge late road goals in defeating one of the pre-tournament favorites on their own turf. Inter had both Zlatan Ibrahimovic & Fabio Grosso sent off for 2 yellow cards. Idiots.
-Liverpool 3-2 Galatasaray - Two for Dieter Crouch and one for Luis Garthia gave Liverpool the home win over the Turks, who got both their goals from Umit Karan to make it closer than it should have been.
-Bordeaux 0-1 PSV - Mika Vayrynen got the huge road goal for PSV.
-Shakhtar 2-2 Olympiacos - Michalis Konstantinou & Nery Alberto Castillo both scored go ahead goals for the road team, but Shaktar got tying goals from Matuzalem & Ciprian Marica. Oly keeper Antonios Nikopolidis kept the visitors from getting blown out and then they actually stole a point.
-Valencia 2-1 Roma - The Bats got goals from Miguel Angel Angulo & David Villa around a Roma PK goal from Totti.
Tuesday scores-
-Real Madrid 5-1 Dynamo Kyiv - Two goals from new papa Ruud Van Nistelrooy, two from Raul, and one more from Jose Antonio Reyes led the slaughter. Artem Milevsky got the only Kyiv goal early in the second half. Honestly up to a point it was not nearly as a bad a beating as the score shows.
-Steaua 0-3 Lyon - Huge road goals from Fred, Tiago and Karim Benzema.
-Benfica 0-1 Manchester United - Louis Saha with a great road goal winner. Benfica played too good to lose.
-Celtic 1-0 Kobenhavn - Kenny Miller scored for Celtic on a PK.
-CSKA Moskva 1-0 Hamburg - another bizarrely named Brazilian Dudu got the games only goal.
-Arsenal 2-0 Porto - Tierry Henry & Alexander Hleb got the goals for the home side.
-AEK 1-1 Anderlecht - Nicolas Frutos scored first for the road team, but AEK answered back almost immediately with a goal by Julio Cesar for the draw.
-Lille 0-0 Milan
-See the Champions League highlight show on Friday at 1pm central on ESPN2
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune writes about the dancing-stick-robot-boy: Crouch swoops to conquer
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Barcelona star forward Samuel Eto'o ripped up his right knee in the Champions League game v Bremen yesterday and will need surgery to repair it. They expect him to miss at least 3 and up to 5 months.


Anonymous Sasha said...

What "players" on Toronto are unhappy about the turf? Don't they only have Jim Brennan?

I think the turf is no big deal. it works fine in Saprissa, it works fine in Moscow, it'll be fine in Toronto. The public has a right to year round enjoyment of the stadium they helped financed.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous JB said...

Did you see Crouch's second goal, damn impressive. An impressive mid-air volley / bicycle kick with power and is crazy to see him do things like this. There is definitely a little bit of Pele in the Manute Bol frame....

7:55 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

pele in manute bols body is fantastic! thanks jb

4:00 PM  

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