Friday, November 03, 2006

Really Hot Short Shorts News

Grahame Jones of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the USA will play Mexico in Phoenix on February 7th!!!!

MLS Cup Semifinals - Sunday November 5th:
DC United v New England Revolution - at 3pm central on ESPN2
Houston Dynamo v Colorado Rapids - at 6pm central on FSC & HDNet
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Wanna join up with others to watch these games in the Twin Cities?
Our friend Joe talked to the Sweetwater and we are all set to watch the two games there.
Sweetwater Grille and Bar (click for map)
at the Kelly Inn in St Paul
161 St Anthony Ave
on the north side of I-94, between Marion & Rice
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MLS has suspended Dallas goalkeeper Dario Sala for the first 6 games of next season for his sucker punch on Colorado's Hunter Freeman following the Dallas loss to Colorado last Saturday. The league also suspended Chivas USA midfielder Juan Pablo Garcia for 2 games for his nasty tackle from behind on Houston's Brad Davis after the final whistle had blown in their match last weekend. MLSnet has a full run down including video clips of these incidents and a couple other moments of less egregious conflicts that resulted in fines to players and coaches. Can someone tell me how Mike Petke did not get a suspension?
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Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe talks to New England captain Joe Franchino about the big Sunday match. Mini-Frankenstein says that if they are going to win it all, then this is the time to do it.
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The Boston Herald looks at the timely return from injury of New England midfielder Danny Hernandez.
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Steve Goff of the Washington Post looks at the boys rolling in to town this weekend to take on DC United- The New England Revolution.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle with an article on Dynamo assistant coach John Spencer who played fantastic striker for his teams opponent, Colorado, for several years.
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Ian Plenderleith's latest column: RFK And The Power Of The Crowd
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New York midfielder Amado Guevara told Dylan Butler of Big Apple Soccer that on a scale of 1 to 10 his desire to remain with the Red Bulls is a 10.
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The excellent Metrofanatic hands out their Bum Of The Year award. I think the winner is fully deserving.
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Andrea Canales at the LA Soccer News heard our cry for an update on John O'Brien's health and tries to help us out. Thanks!
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Odds are strong that Juan Pablo Garcia will never serve that suspension because, according to Luis Bueno at the LA Soccer News, JPG is most likely headed to Europe in January.
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Matt Zimmerman of the Long Beach Press Telegram reviews the past season from Chivas USA.
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The US Players Assoc has a Q & A with Chivas USA keeper El Guzano!
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And the Players Assoc writing staff holds a roundtable discussion to try to predict who will win the two MLS semifinals.
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According to the Chicago Daily Southtown, business developers are beginning to circle Toyota Park in Bridgeview like vultures in an attempt to get the first shot at really building up the area surrounding the stadium. This is excellent news.
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It's been a while, but there is a new edition of The Clean Sheet up at MLSnet. It includes a great tribute to Mooch Myernick!
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FINALLY! USA defender Cory Gibbs made his training debut with his new club Charlton yesterday after the long knee injury layoff. The coach was happy to see him.
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Yanks Abroad talks to young American Benny Feilhaber about the season of trouble so far at Hamburg.
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The Associated Press with an update on Giorgio Chinaglia's situation with an arrest warrant issued by Italian police.
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Big Euro matches this weekend (all are on Sunday):
Tottenham v Chelsea - not the most famous London derby, but one none the less
West Ham v Arsenal - an even less famous London derby, but probably more infamous
Schalke v Bayern Munich - #3 v #2 in the Bundesliga
Roma v Fiorentina - old powerhouses face off
Real Zaragoza v Getafe - both teams are right behind the leaders
~ ~ ~ ~ has the story of an incredibly cool tribute this week by Celtic fans to a tragically fallen player, Miki Feher from Celtic's Champions League opponent Benfica, who died of a heart attack during a match 2 years ago. I love this story. Thanks to Brian for tipping me off to it.
~ ~ ~ ~ also talk to Manchester United's near legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson as his 20th anniversary in charge approaches.


Anonymous hartley said...

Yes, finally, Gibbs is able to start training. I realize it will be a while before he will start a match, but he will be helping the Addicks defense get better just by practicing.

And the Addicks will climb off the bottom of the table -- starting with the match at home against Man City. Sorry Captain American and DMB. It will be death Valley for you and Mr. Pearce.


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