Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Creamed Corn Collector's Corner News

The USA Honda Player of the Year award was awarded to Clint Dempsey yesterday in Los Angeles. The other two finalists were Kasey Keller & Brian McBride. Besides the award, Deuce gets a car, eerrrrr, a truck actually.
-Jeff Carlisle of Soccernet on the award winner Dempsey.
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USA & Reading midfielder Bobby Convey gave an interview to Tribal Football last week with a few interesting little things to say.
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Its confirmed that New England & Chicago will face off in the first round of the playoffs. The only thing to be decided by the last two regular season matches is who hosts the second game (the higher seed with get it.)
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Dallas's Argentine keeper Dario Sala will miss the next 2 to 3 weeks with a calf muscle injury. He has had a surprisingly good season, but it's a really good thing that Dallas went out and got Shaka Zulu Kahn Hislop to back him up.
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Steve Goff of the Washington Post on the lingering injury to DC forward Alecko Eskandarian.
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Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune talks about Brian McBride returning to MLS and playing in Chicago in the next year or so.
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Jeff Bradley's weekly First XI from MLSnet: Two weeks to go
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Frank Dell'apa argues that the USA needs to play in the Copa America next summer, for Soccernet. At the end of the article Dell'apa says that US Soccer needs to learn how to keep a ball in the air. But to my way of thinking they will need to keep 3 balls in the air to pull this one off: 1) MLS regular season, 2) Gold Cup & 3) Copa America. That is real juggling.
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Some weeks back Big Soccer posted a special thread in which readers could post questions for MLS commissioner Don Garber of which 10 would be picked to have answered. The response was so big that Garber decided to answer 20 instead. The questions and answers will be posted on Friday Oct 6.
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MLS has named Chicago keeper Matt Pickens as Player Of The Month for September.
-They got it right in giving it to a Chicago player, but it should have gone to their striker Andy Herron.
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Looks like New England may lose forward Pat Noonan for the rest of the season due to a newly diagnosed hernia. Surgery usually clears this up pretty quickly, but that could mean he misses a month or more.
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Jack Bell of the New York Times looks at the New York Red Bulls goal keeper situation - Tony Meola v Jon Conway.
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Larry Morgan of the LA Daily News with a story on vastly improved LA Galaxy forward Alan Gordan.
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Government officials from the Salt Lake area are scheduled to visit the home of FC Dallas in Frisco Texas today to see their impressive facility. From the Salt Lake Tribune.
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If Kansas City fails to make the playoffs, then their last ever game at Arrowhead Stadium will be this Saturday. From the KC Star.
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Like with all soccer-stadium-building-stories, there is trouble brewing in Cleveland.
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Dan Loney of American Soccer News traveled to Chicago to see the Galaxy lose the Open Cup to the Fire.
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The National Soccer Hall Of Fame website has a very nice article called: Reflections On Ace Ntsoelengue
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Andrea Canales at Soccer365 talks to Federico Addiechi, a big wig at FIFA who is in charge of "Corporate Social Responsibility" (whatever that is).
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Beloved and beleaguered DaMarcus Beasley tweaked his ankle in a Man City reserves match and had to be subbed out. Hope it's not serious. By the way, the article refers to him as Marcus.
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There is a hilarious story on English tabloid paper The People, which says David Beckham has been in talks with "billionaire owner Philip Anschutz to play for the New York Red Bulls." [I deleted a bunch of self-indulgent editorialzing, cuz I had my facts wrong, and I want to thanks the readers who set me straight.] The story goes on to say that in addition to Becks playing in New York, Mrs Becks plans to re-launch her career in America. She had a career in America before? Do they mean her gig with one hit wonders the Spice Girls? Good luck Mrs B. The story also says the couple are buying a jet plane for $2million. You can't get a jet for that kind of money can you? Maybe a nice little Cessna Twin Prop. In the end the story says Becksypoo will probably still stay in Madrid at least another 2 years before coming to America though. Well, we just can't wait!
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Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash took a bunch of his teammates to the Milan v Siena match last Sunday! His team is holding their pre-season training camp in Italy. Right on dude!
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Mexico now seems to have shown some interest in talking to Jurgen Klinsman about their coaching vacancy.

6 Comments:

Anonymous West Ham Are Magic said...

That UK tabloid story actually does note that Anschutz no longer owns the Toros, but is trying to facilitate a deal for the good of U.S. soccer or some such. Or maybe Agoos has hired Phil as a scout!

3:50 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

hey west ham are magic,

thanks for helping me down off my high horse and on to factual street

we all need an assist occasionally, and you have done your part today

i appreciate it

bruce

4:28 PM  
Anonymous hartley said...

So Steve Nash is in Italy for preseason. Well, at least his brother Martin can win a championship of some sort. Congrats to the Whitecaps!

9:21 PM  
Anonymous JB said...

Come on, go easy on Posh, the Spice Girls had the #1 selling album on 1997 in the U.S. and made a movie...that is better than a one hit wonder....plus sporty spice is still cranking out the hits in her solo career...and baby spice...okay enough joking, they are crap...if Beckham continues to ride the bench in Madrid and doesn't ever get called back into the england squad...he will end up leaving before his contract extension is up.

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Cdin said...

I'm not trying to jump on a dog pile but there are jets out their for 2 million dollars and less. There not big but they are private jets.

Also, most Cessnas I see are no where near 2 million. The most expense one I saw on like was about 500,000.

11:51 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

shit - if planes are that cheap why haven't we all bought one yet!!! hahahaha

i like it when readers do the research that i should have done before i acted like i know what i am talking about

6:13 PM  

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