Thursday, October 26, 2006

John Norris Dyed Hair Piece News

From the official FIFA World Cup medical report: “Fifty-eight per cent of the players who were treated on the pitch during the 2006 World Cup eventually turned out not to be injured." I wonder how many of those were Italian?
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Andrew Hush of Soccer New England says the Revs Pat Noonan is still slightly injured and Clint Dempsey is worse off than we think. Will they be ready for Saturday?
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The Chicago Sun Times reports on the suspension of New England's Shalrie Joseph with quotes from Fire players and management.
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Andrea Canales at LA Soccer News looks at the past, present and future of the Los Angeles Galaxy: A Galactic Heritage
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And LA Soccer News give us their latest round table discussion. This one on Chivas USA's chances of advancing past Houston in the MLS playoffs.
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Luis Bueno also at LASN says Chivas winger Juan Pablo Garcia is still steamed about getting yanked from last Sunday's game. The coach is unfazed by this. And I say the kid acted like a little baby. Then the player who replaced him, Sacha Kljesten, immediately swung in a free kick that Paco Palencia headed home for the game winner. Touche Loco.
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The US Players Association follows suit with their own Roundtable discussion. It features the sites main contributors: Marc Connolly, J Hutcherson, Kevin McGeehan and Brian Straus. In this first edition they discuss the first round of the MLS playoffs, between the first and second legs.
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Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle looks ahead to Houston v Chivas USA on Sunday and says it should be great show.
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Johnnie Whitehead of USA Today says Houston is in trouble against Chivas USA.
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Jeff Carlisle at Soccernet zooms in on the changes teams will make to their strategy for leg 2.
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Like that Rossi kid from New Jersey wanting to play for Italy, another American is defecting back to his family heritage. Sonny Guadaramma is playing for Mexico's U20's even though he has played youth internationals for the USA. From the AP. Thanks to Shawn for laying this on me.
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Brian Hall was named MLS Referee Of The Year. Isn't that like awarding Best Smelling Dump I Took. Just kidding. Matthew will be very happy - he is President of the Brian Hall fan club.
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Washington Examiner with a feature on DC United midfielder Ben Olsen. (It should be noted that the Examiner is owned by Mr Phil Anschutz who also owns DCU.)
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The Washington Times with a feature on DC keeper Troy Perkins.
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In other DC news, it looks like backup keeper Nick Rimando severely sprained his ankle while taking his dog for a run and will miss the rest of the season!
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Sportsnet in Canada with a story on the new Toronto stadium which it says is more than 50% completed, and on schedule for a May 1 opening. Very Special FIFA VP Jack Warner was on hand to check the place out. Special Jack said the place gives him "goose pimples". When I think about Jack Warner I get "hives".
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Dan Loney's latest from American Soccer News: Twenty Playoff Questions
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MLS Quarterfinals, 2nd-leg matches (with first leg scores included):
Saturday, October 28
New England v Chicago (0-1) - 6:30pm on Direct Kick & FSC
Dallas v Colorado (2-1) - 7:30pm on Direct Kick
Sunday, October 29
DC v New York (1-0) - 5pm on ESPN2
Houston v Chivas (1-2) - 7pm on Direct Kick, FSC, & HDNet
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Two college papers with stories on the state of American soccer that almost work as a debate: Cal State Northridge's Daily Sundial - Future of U.S. soccer still looks uncertain -AND- University of Texas-Austin's Daily Texan - MLS not hindering American players
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USA U20 forward Johann Smith made his first senior appearance last night for Bolton. He came on as a sub, but they lost 1-0 to Charlton.
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When you talk about youth development is America the "experts" always say that high school & college soccer are not the way to the top, yet they always quote both these facts when they discus a players pedigree. I would think they would be more interested in a player's club team. Someone at the US Players Assoc agrees with me, and compiled a list of the clubs that all of the most recent Team USA members played for.
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My school, Rochester Lourdes, won their state championship quarterfinal match 2-1 last night over Hillcrest. Their star player Bayode Adafin scored both goals.
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Yanks Abroad talks to USA midfielder Eddie Lewis about the wretched start to the season for his Leeds team. They currently sit in the Championship Division relegation zone and have had their coach fired.
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Another sign of the impending Apocalypse has made itself known as Honduras have officially offered their coaching job to Diego Maradona. I really hope he takes it. It will make CONCACAF that much more fun.
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I missed this one from last weekend - Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune looks at the current state of Man U: At Manchester United, old values can still ring new
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In the Eredivisie last night PSV beat Sparta Rotterdam 7-0!
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Next year Northern Ireland will issue a limited edition Five Pound bill with George Best's mug on it. I would think that they will limit the bills use to alcohol purchases.
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Two big Euro matches ahead this Saturday:
Milan v Inter
Porto v Benfica
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UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 is next week, Tue Oct 31 & Wed Nov 1! Here are the highlight matches:
Barca v Chelsea
Bayern v Sporting
Benfica v Celtic
Arsenal v CSKA
Hamburg v Porto

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and so will you henceforth characterize The Washington Post as D.C.'s 'proud-to-be-left-wing' newspaper ?

Fair is fair.

8:23 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

i would if it was

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nick injured his hand punching through the glass of his car door after locking the same dog inside last year.

Time to lose the pooch Nick.

10:57 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

his dogs name is Boomer

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wolf,

Oh, The Washington Post is definitely a left-wing newspaper.
Not as left-wing as the NY Times, or LA Times, but it's unquestionably left-wing.

I don't know a Dem pol in D.C. who would even attempt to deny that fact.
Though, in all fairness, you may be a pretty radical lefty, so, by comparison you may 'see' the Post as not left-wing enough.

By the way, your hometown Star-Tribune is a pretty far left-wing newspaper, too.

12:38 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

ok ok
i give up
i am gonna go delete my humorous little remark right now so we can end this polarizing crap
by the way, the star trib was a left wing paper 20 years ago - now its just a bullshit paper filled with a.p. articles about celebrity gossip and sexy missing white girl stories
and from what i can tell, from out here in the midwest, policial people in dc have their heads so far up their own ass they couldnt tell left from north

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Ken said...

By the way, your hometown Star-Tribune is a pretty far left-wing newspaper, too.

The Strib is about as left wing as a dodo bird on a fencepost. Everyone knows the Strib caters to the suburban reader and not the city-dwellers and the suburbs tend to vote Republican. What an idiotic and ignorant statement made by someone who obviously doesn’t know the local landscape.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only Brian Hall can accurately determine if a paper is left or right leaning.

smatthew

8:43 AM  

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