Friday, October 20, 2006

Steamed Up Window News

MLS Playoffs! Here are the first leg match-ups:
Saturday-
New York v DC - 1pm central on HDNet & Direct Kick
Colorado v Dallas - 8pm central on Fox Soccer
Sunday-
Chicago v New England - Noon central on ABC - I will be there!!
Chivas v Houston - 3pm central on ESPN2
-Second legs will be played Oct 28 & 29.
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Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated previews the MLS playoffs, including a featurette on New England's Clint Dempsey.
-Luis Bueno also previews for SI.
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Allen Hopkins at Soccernet: 11 things to know about the playoffs.
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Grahame Jones of the LA Times with a feature story on the sports crazed Bradley brothers - Bob, coach of Chivas USA, Scott, former 12 season Major League Baseball catcher, & Jeff, journalist for ESPN Magazine and others (including the ghost written Logan's Revenge).
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New York midfield general Amado Guevara tells Big Apple Soccer that they know how to beat DC. But can they, realistically?
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And Big Apple's Michael Lewis talks to NYRB coach Bruce Arena about his teams lack of scoring threats.
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Lewis also has his list of 6 Things Red Bulls Must Do To Upend United.
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The AP with a story on 16 year old wonder boy Jozy Altidore, from the New York Red Bulls.
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Frank Dell'apa at the Boston Globe says New England is expecting to have the services of not only Shalrie Joseph, but Pat Noonan too, come Sunday.
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Len Ziehm previews Chicago v New Eng for the Chicago Sun Times.
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The Dallas Morning News asks, "Who's gonna start in goal for FDC - Sala or Hislop?"
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Brian Forbes of the Denver Post with a feature story on Colorado's Brazilian forward Thiago Martins.
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Colorado's best rookie Jacob Peterson is featured in a story in his hometown paper - The Kalamazoo Gazette.
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DC v NY preview by Steven Goff of the Washington Post.
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Beau Dure of USA Today previews the same match-up.
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Hell, even FIFA previews the MLS playoffs.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle reviews the first season in the new town for the Dynamo.
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Grahame Jones of the LA Times looks at the Galaxy's re-tooling for 07.
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Matt Zimmerman of the LA Daily News with a look at Chivas USA's twin rookie stars Jonathan Bornstein and Sacha Kljestan.
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Luis Bueno of LA Soccer News writes about the sensational Kljestan too.
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Dan Loney at American Soccer News hands out his seasons-end awards: The Envelope, Please
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Yanks Abroad talks to American defender Danny Califf about life in Denark at Aalborg.
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US Players Assoc has a Q & A with USA U20 & Troyes goalkeeper Quentin Westberg.
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Big Euro bouts this weekend:
Saturday
Werder Bremen v Bayern Munich
Sunday
Manchester United v Liverpool
Real Madrid v Barcelona
Alkmaar v PSV
Feyenoord v Ajax
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The next round of the Champions League, Matchday 4, will be held Oct 31 & Nov 1.
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Inter's team owner Massimo Moratti has re-named himself as team President following the death of Giacinto Facchetti. I believe that this will prove disastrous like it did the last time he was Pres, and constantly meddled in the day to day running of the already unsteady ship.
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The Minnesota State High School Soccer tournament kicks off next Wed. My alma-mater, Rochester Lourdes, makes yet another appearance, taking on Hillcrest in the first round. More later.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Bob said...

When your team is called the Lourdes you must have some great cheerleading cheers.

3:20 PM  

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