Tuesday, October 24, 2006

John R News

Colorado's Thiago Martins on the red card he got against Dallas last Saturday: "I hit him. You can print that. I hit him hard."

DC United defender Bobby Boswell has been awarded MLS Defender Of The Year.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle looks at the MLS playoff attendance troubles.
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Chicago captain Chris Armas talks about the special "it" that only the Fire have in MLS. From the Chicago Daily Herald. Really good.
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Dylan Butler of Big Apple Soccer says the days of DC striker Alecko Eskandarian having fans in New York, other than his family members, are over.
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Andrea Canales of Soccernet looks at the plight of coach John Ellinger and his Real Salt Lake team in year 2. Will he be around for 07? If I owned the team the answer would be no. But it sounds like the answer is yes.
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Andrew Hush at the Boston Herald looks at what New England has to do in game two to overturn their 0-1 deficit to Chicago.
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And I guess not to surprisingly, Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe does the same.
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All Hail! DJ Walker's Stream of Consciousness: FCD vs Colorado, Leg 1
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Colorado is down 1-2 to Dallas and must go on the road for game two. Brian Forbes of the Denver Post looks at what the Rapids must do to pull off the miracle.
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Over the last couple of days its been revealed that Chivas USA's Paco Palencia loves Metallica! Scott French from the LA Daily News.
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Frank Giase of the Newark Star Ledger says that if New York has any chance this weekend in DC that Amado Guevara and Youri Djorkaeff are going to have to be the ones to get the job done.
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Paul Gardner at the New York Sun reviews the first weekend of MLS playoffs. He is not impressed.
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Nick Green of the Carson Daily Breeze with all praise for the Chivas USA keeper El Guzano.
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LA Galaxy striker Cornell Glenn who is rehabbing from a torn ACL wants to be ready for action with Trinidad & Tobago in the Gold Cup next summer.
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Someone sent me a link to a bunch of Youri Djorkaeff photos, some of which were used in a French magazine, taken on the day of the Red Bulls last regular season game. They are both casual shots and on field shots. Good stuff. Thanks Tom.
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The Houston Chronicle's Week In Review.
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Maria Burns at Soccernet looks at all the foreigners pouring in to America for college soccer. The University of Illinois-Chicago is her template.
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There is a really strange article at the website AllAfrica.com on a Liberian soccer player named Thompson Nagbe who claims to have scored 18 goals in 21 games for the Columbus Crew. Huh? I have never even heard of the dude. And he is definitely not on the Crew roster. The article even claims that he has been in MLS for six years. The story also says that he is on the USA U20 team, of which I can find no trace either. Anybody got anything?
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Ken Pendleton at the US Players Assoc says he is pleased that more and more soccer can be seen on TV in America. But the product quality is still very low. I could not agree more.
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Looks like USA & Reading midfielder Bobby Convey has been injured worse than any of us knew. And its not his ankle, its his left knee. Yanks Abroad with the whole story.
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Tonight and tomorrow night sees tons of League Cup matches all over Europe. If you want details on your favorite countries cup you will have to go searching, cuz I just didn't have time. Sorry.
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Carlos "Modern Man" Tevez talks to UEFA.com about the horrible start to his West Ham career.
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Brazil, Lyon & du Nord favorite striker Fred will miss 2 months of action with tear in his right thigh muscle.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune on the Real Madrid v Barcelona game: Real wins on grit but covets glamour
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English oddsmakers William Hill have set David Beckham at 4-1 to play in MLS next season, 6-1 to join Arsenal, 7-1 to retire, and 20-1 to return to Manchester United!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree with your paraphrasing ("production quality") of what Ken Pendleton wrote about soccer on tv.

I don't think the column was so much about "production quality" as it is about network decisions regarding programming.

1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Wolf,
theres an article on Thompson Nagbe over at Liberiansoccer.com also. That article says he scored the 18 goals for the Crew in the US Youth Cup.

Ok I just checked the chat board over at LoneStars website and even they say the article you posted is false and the one they posted is more accurate.

smatthew

10:15 AM  
Anonymous hartley said...

Paul Gardner's article, "MLS Playoffs Open With Bad Calls, Fewer Goals" is dead on.

The state of officiating in MLS in not good. And if it continues this way, MLS will be a joke. I am seriously questioning whether I should follow the league or not.

Yes, every league has its problems. And even EPL refs make mistakes. But when the games count, they need to make the correct calls according to the Law and let the players decide the matches.

10:40 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

it was my error in using the word "production"
the word i meant to use was "product"
i have changed it
thanks for the heads up

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Demko said...

I saw tough guy thiago's hit last night. If he's bragging about that stupid elbow he's truly pathetic. I hope colorado loses by a touchdown this weekend. They're a horrible team.

Paco Palencia was a total badass last weekend.

2:45 PM  

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