Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Out The Door And Over There News

New York midfielder Amado Guevara has been named MLS Player Of The Week.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle grades the Houston Dynamo players on their regular season performance.
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Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe describes what it will take for New England to win it all.
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There will be some new sod laid down the middle of the field at New England's home stadium before their playoff match v Chicago on Oct 28.
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Steve Davis at Soccernet with an excellent MLS playoff preview, including his list of 5 players to watch.
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Scott French of the LA Daily News says Kenny Cooper gets his vote for MLS MVP. I think Scott French might be on the pipe.
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Luis Bueno of LA Soccer News looks at Chivas USA's playoff chances.
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And in is weekly column from the Press Enterprise, Bueno goes off on the MLS playoff system. I don't disagree, I just haven't seen anyone offer a better system yet. Like many others, Bueno suggests less teams, which is fine, but then the last few weeks of the regular season would have had almost no meaning at all. And if you have 6 teams go thru, then how do you line up the matches?
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Larry Morgan of the Whittier Daily News examines the changes ahead for the LA Galaxy.
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Nick Green of the Daily Breeze says Chivas wants more from the playoffs.
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Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald says Amado Guevara is finally leading New York into the playoffs the right way.
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Tony Meola tells Frank Giase of the Newark Star Ledger that if he doesn't win back his starting goalkeeper job for the Red bulls, then he wants to go to another team next season.
-And Giase's weekly column, this one on New York's playoff preparations v DC.
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Our man Brian McBride scored Fulham's first goal (his 3rd of the season) in a 2-1 victory over Charlton yesterday. He started and played the full 90. Carlos Bocanegra came in late to help preserve the win. As Boca entered the field the English match commentator said: "...being replaced by Carlos Bocanegra, once of the Chicago Fire, a splendidly named side." To which his commentating partner punned, "They will need a bit of fire from him....." Excellent work gents.
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Jason Endres of Yanks Abroad says the future of American goalkeeping is very bright! Great report.
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Houston Chronicle's Week In Review
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Notre Dame's Joseph Lapira leads all college goal scorer's with 19 in 16 games!
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From US Soccer: U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati will be featured in an in-depth one-on-one interview in a stand-alone show airing on Fox Soccer Channel this Sunday (Oct. 22) at 7:30pm central. Among the topics discussed in the interview with Nick Webster is the performance of the U.S. Men's National Team in Germany during the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the search for a new head coach, the 2010 FIFA World Cup scheduled for South Africa, and the USA's potential participation in the 2007 Copa America, which begins just days after the team defends their CONCACAF Gold Cup crown in the 2007 competition. I would like to think there will be something new in this interview, but I fear there will be NOTHING to speak of.
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Two new video clips at US Soccer. 1) Highlights of USA U17 v Argentina. - AND - 2) Interview with American's Michael Bradley & Robbie Rogers on their club team Heerenveen in Holland.
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Champions League Matchday 3 on Tues & Wed:
Tues Oct 17
Dynamo Kyiv v Lyon
Steaua v Real Madrid
Celtic v Benfica
Man United v Kobenhavn
CSKA Moskva v Arsenal
Porto v Hamburg
Lille v AEK
Anderlecht v Milan
Wed Oct 18
Chelsea v Barcelona
Bremen v Levski
Inter v Spartak Moskva
Sporting v Bayern
Bordeaux v Liverpool
Galatasaray v PSV
Valencia v Shakhtar
Olympiacos v Roma
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Bora-mania sweeps Jamaica!
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune looks at the business connection between Russian oil company Gazprom & German club Schalke.
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Paul Gardner of the New York Sun thinks maybe more soccer players ought to be wearing headgear.


Anonymous Jeremy said...

Someone just needs to tell Fat Tony his time has passed. It's his time to step aside.

1:38 PM  

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