Monday, November 20, 2006

Forever Together News

Not too surprisingly, US Soccer President Sunil Gulati says he made absolutely no comments to Mexican tabloid newspaper La Opinion about hiring Jose Pekerman. The newspaper quoted Gulati as saying they offered the Pek a deal. He says there is no truth to that what so ever. I would tend to believe Gulati 100% of the time over a newspaper that says Zidane is going to play in MLS next year.
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The two groups for next summers MLS v FMF Superliga tournament have been announced. No other details that I can find on actual format. Word has it that the MSL teams were picked as US Open Cup finalists (Chicago & Los Angeles), and MLS regular season conference champions (DC United & FC Dallas). Somehow leaving MLS Cup finalists Houston & New England on the outs. Here are the groups:
Group A
Dallas
Guadalajara
Los Angeles
Cruz Azul
Group B
DC United
America
Chicago
Morelia
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The USA Women will play Mexico on Wednesday night in LA at the Home Depot Center with the winner advancing to next summers World Cup. You will be able to see the game live on FSC at 9pm central.
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After Toronto selected 10 players in the MLS expansion draft, they made some trades to further add to their roster. No one was surprised when they initially selected Canadian Adrian Serioux from Houston, but they shocked people by turning right around and trading him to Dallas for right winger Ronnie O'Brien (who had requested a trade away from Dallas). How do you think Serioux feels about that one? The team made two other moves, the first, letting Jason Kries stay in Salt Lake in exchange for transfer market allocation funds. Secondly they made a somewhat similar move by sending former NY midfielder Danny O'Rourke and former KC goalkeeper Will Hesmer to Columbus for more allocation money. (Why does it seem like Columbus now has 27 goalkeepers on their roster?). From the Toronto Globe & Mail.
-Details on the Kries deal from James Edwards at the Deseret Morning News.
-Details on the Ronnie O'Brien trade from Tobias Xavier Lopez of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
-Details on the Columbus moves from Shawn Mitchell at the Columbus Dispatch.
-Jeff Carlisle of Soccernet reviews Toronto's draft.
-Los Angeles GM Alexi Lalas explains why his team left Paulo Nagamura available for Toronto to snap up. By Andrea Canales at the LA Soccer News.
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One thing I really don't understand about the Dallas trade for Adrian Serioux is that they already have two top notch players in Serioux's position, Simo Valakari & Richard Mulrooney. Not to mention a whole slew of central defenders if they want him to play there. Yet they have no one to take Ronnie O's place on the right wing. Odd move.
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Ricardo Seyton of Sports Illustrated talks to Real Madrid striker Fat Ronny about the possibility of playing in New York next season.
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Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle is a great proponent of the beautiful game, and prior to the MLS Cup finale he made an impassioned plea to all Houston area soccer clubs to take that Sunday off from games and sit their players down to watch the local Dynamo in the championship game. Or better yet, get tix and head to Dallas in person. It was a great idea from Davis but a lot of local clubs didn't hear his plea. In yesterdays Houston Chronicle he told them about the great opportunity that they missed out on.
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Houston striker Brian Ching thanks the fans on his blog.
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Houston defender Eddie Robinson does a Q & A with his hometown newspaper the Greensboro (North Carolina) News-Record.
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Columbus striker Joseph Ngwenya is currently in Spain on trial with Getafe.
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Steve Davis at Soccernet looks at Houston star Dwayne De Rosario's next move. Will he be around when the league kicks off next April?
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Dan Loney at American Soccer News writes his last column of '06 by reviewing last week's Cup final, and of course already looking down the road to next year.
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Andrea Canales of the LA Soccer News looks at the potential arrival of David Beckham in La-La-Land.
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3rd Degree has a top 10 chart of candidates for the open FC Dallas managers position. It's a very good run down as usual from 3rd Degree.
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Chivas USA will travel to Mexico next week for a friendly v Necaxa on Dec. 1.
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US Soccer has a Q & A with former USA captain & Man City midfielder Claudio Reyna.
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US college soccer moves on to the quarterfinals next weekend. Defending champions Maryland were ousted in an upset loss to Notre Dame. Perennial powerhouse Indiana was also knocked out by Santa Clara. But #1 Duke and #2 Wake Forest are still sitting at opposite ends of the brackets looking at a December showdown for the title. Not to discount some of the good looking teams in their path like #4 Virginia & #8 UCLA. Here are the matches:
Duke v UCLA
Virginia v Notre Dame
Northwestern v Santa Barbara
Wake Forest v Santa Clara
-The Semifinals & Finals will be played Dec 1 & 3 in St Louis.
-Maria Burns of Soccernet previews the last 8.
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Even though Maryland lost this weekend, they still broke the all time NCAA attendance record. They drew just over 40,000 fans this season. Very very cool.
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Let's check in with our favorite Americans in Europe and see how their weekend matches went:
-DaMarcus Beasley - Manchester City - Did not dress for his teams 3-1 win over Fulham.
-Carlos Bocanegra - Fulham - Started but was subbed out at half time for goal scorer Collins John in a 3-1 loss to Man City.
-Michael Bradley - Heerenveen - Came on for the last 5 minutes of a 0-2 win at RKC Waalwijk.
-Danny Califf - Aalborg - Started and played his usual full game in the center of defense but could only get a 1-1 road draw at Vejle.
-Steve Cherundolo - Hannover - Started as usual at right back and went the full match in a 0-1 road win at Monchengladbach. This win gets Hannover off the bottom finally and their minds off relegation, for now.
-Bobby Convey - Reading - Still out with the bad knee. His team won 2-0 over last place Charlton.
-Jay DeMerit - Watford - Hero & goat action for DeMerit as he played the whole game in 2-1 loss to Portsmouth. He got his teams first goal on a wide open header, but with seconds left to play he blatantly grabbed and pulled down Pompey striker Kanu which led to a PK and the game winning goal. Sad day for Jay.
-Benny Feilhaber - Hamburg - Did not play in a 0-0 draw with Mainz. Things could also get ugly for the Hamburg coach as the loss drops them into the relegation zone.
-Brad Friedel - Blackburn - Started in goal as usual, took an early lead but gave it up on a PK as his team went down to 10 men. Hung on for a point which isn't all bad. 1-1 v Tottenham.
-Marcus Hahnemann - Reading - Shut out another team, 2-0 over Charlton.
-Tim Howard - Everton - Another clean sheet for Tim-may in goal. A 1-0 win over Bolton has them in 7th place.
-Kasey Keller - Monchengladbach - Recovered from the shoulder injury that pulled him out of last weekends game early, but lost 0-1 to Hannover.
-Eddie Lewis - Leeds - Moved back into the starting spot on the left side of midfield, was subbed out at the 70 minute mark, and lost 0-3 at home to Southampton. Not good for Eddie.
-Brian McBride - Fulham - Started but was subbed out at half time in a 3-1 loss to Man City
-Oguchi Onyewu - Standard - Captained the team but lost 1-2 to Sint-Truidense. Bummer dude.
-Heath Pearce - Nordsjaelland - Did his usual 90 minutes at left back in a big 4-0 win over Horsens.
-Claudio Reyna - Manchester City - Is on a roll with another start and a full 90 minutes in a 3-1 win over Fulham!
-Jonathan Spector - West Ham - Played the full 90 in defender but lost 1-0 to Chelsea.
-Are there other US Internationals you want me to follow weekly? Drop me a line if you do.
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Yanks Abroad talked to former Colorado defender Nat Borchers about a rugged season with Norwegian team Odd Grenland.
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Here are the Mexican Apertura first leg playoffs scores:
Midweek first legs:
Veracruz 1-2 Guadalajara
Chiapas 1-0 Toluca
Weekend second legs:
Guadalajara 4-0 Veracruz
Toluca 2-0 Chiapas
-Guada (6-1) & Toluca (2-1) advance on aggregate to the next round.
-Here are the quarterfinal match ups:
Cruz Azul v Guadalajara
UNAM Pumas v Pachuca
America v Atlas
Toluca v Monterrey
-Times and dates are still yet to be finalized.
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Luis Bueno of Sports Illustrated is convinced that new coach Hugo Sanchez will lift Mexico to the next level. I think Sanchez will bomb. The job had been offered to at least 2 others before Hugo gladly excepted. (You see, he was free after being recently fired by Necaxa following a really lousy job he did there.)
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With a 1-1 draw Sao Paulo has won Brazil's 2006 Brasileiro title! They are 8 points clear of second place Internacional with only 2 rounds left to play.
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A new massive tome called simply "Pele" hits the book stores. It's 720 pages long, is beautifully packaged, and contains every Pele factoid you can imagine. There were only 2500 copies made, and the cheap ones will run you $3000. The $11,000 edition is sold out! The New York Times reviews.
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Champions League Matchday 5 is Tuesday Nov 21 & Wednesday Nov 22. Here is the US TV schedule:
Tue Nov 21
ESPN2
-Celtic v Manchester United - live at 1:30pm
ESPN Classic
-Real Madrid v Lyon - delayed at 4pm
ESPN Deportes
-CSKA Moskva v Porto - live at 11:25am
-Real Madrid v Lyon - live at 1:30pm & delayed at 8pm
-AEK Athens v AC Milan - delayed at 345pm
-Celtic v Manchester United - delayed at 6pm
-Arsenal v Hamburg - delayed at 11pm
Setanta
-CSKA Moskva v Porto -live at 11:10am & delayed at 6pm & delayed at 12 midnight
-Arsenal v Hamburg - live at 1:30 & delayed at 8pm
-Real Madrid v Lyon - delayed at 4pm & delayed at 10pm
Wed Nov 22
ESPN2
-No games - there is a conflict with some kind of low level college basketball tournament that will supersede showing a real sporting event.
ESPN Classic
-Levski Sofia v Barcelona - delayed at 4pm
ESPN Deportes
-Spartak Moskva v Bayern Munich - live at 11:25am
-Levski Sofia v Barcelona - live at 1:30pm
-Inter Milan v Sporting - delayed at 10pm
Setanta
-Liverpeople v PSV Eindhoven - live at 1pm & delayed at 8pm
-Valencia v Olympiacos - delayed at 4pm & delayed at 10pm
-Levski Sofia v Barcelona - delayed at 6pm
Thur Nov 23 - more delayed games from Wed
ESPN2
-Werder Bremen v Chelsea - delayed at 12:30am
ESPN Deportes
-Werder Bremen v Chelsea - delayed at 1am
-Liverpeople v PSV Eindhoven - delayed at 11am
-Benfica v Kobenhavn - delayed at 1pm
-Valencia v Olympiacos - delayed at 3pm
Fri Nov 24
ESPN2
-Highlights Show - 9am
-You can see the full schedule and standings here
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CSKA Moscow have won their 2nd straight Russian Premier League championship.
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Matt Hermann of the Guardian looks at what got Schalke to the top of the Bundesliga.
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Phil Ball of Soccernet takes us back to the glory days of Ferenc Puskas and Real Madrid in the 50's & 60's, plus his usual La Liga weekend review: The beer-bellied genius
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Jack Bell of the New York Times with an obituary for Ferenc Puskas.
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Peter Chapman at the Financial Times reviews an "exhaustive study" of global football by David Goldblatt called "The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football" Looks interesting to me.

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