Friday, December 01, 2006

I'm Workin' On My Irish Accent News talked to LA Galaxy Pres Alexi Lalas about the Glazers buys his team. He says its pure rumor.
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US Soccer has announced their finalists for Player of the Year - AND - Young Player of the Year:
Bobby Convey
Clint Dempsey
Kasey Keller
Brian McBride
Oguchi Onyewu
Josi Altidore
Quavas Kirk
Johann Smith
Nathan Sturgis
Preston Zimmerman
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Sigi Schmid of Columbus is coaching the young MLS select team that will play a series of exhibitions throughout England over the next 10 days. The team will make the Chelsea Academy their home base. They will also get to take in some EPL & Champions League matches as spectators during the stay.
Here is the game schedule:
-Dec 4 v QPR reserves
-Dec 5 v Crystal Palace reserves
-Dec 7 v Watford reserves
-Dec 8 v Chelsea reserves
If you didn't see the roster then check yesterdays du Nord post for a link.
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Andrew Dixon of Gol Noir has a Q & A session with former MLS goal-scoring-master-machine Roy Lassiter. From Black Athlete. We need more RL's in the league today.
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Bruce Arena has hired his fitness guru from Team USA, Pierre Barrieu, to come do the same for him at Red Bull. Get ready to bust ass boys.
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The Akron Beacon Journal with more details on a possible Cleveland area stadium. The image in the article is very impressive.
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Pele told German press that Klinsi would be a good fit as USA coach. OK, whatever.
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Forbes magazine tries to figure out what would be the right price to pay for David Beckham to come play in America. Is he worth it?
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The NCAA Semifinals were supposed to be played in St Louis today, but due to a big old snow storm the two games have been pushed back to tomorrow, with the final staying on Sunday. No rest for the wicked I guess. Check your TV menu for game times.
UCLA v Virginia
UC Santa Barbara v Wake Forest
-The final, also played in St Louis, on Sun Dec 3, will be shown live Sunday the 3rd at 2pm central on ESPN2.
-Grahame Jones of the LA Times previews both UCLA men's & women's teams who are in the final fours this weekend.
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The Mexican Apertura semifinals round (2 legs):
First leg scores-
-Pachuca 1-1 Toluca - Bruno Marioni scored in the 55th minute for Toluca, but the home team managed to tie it up in the 71st on a goal by Luis Angel Landin.
-Guadalajara 2-0 America - Chivas scored both goals in the 2nd half for a win that will set up one hell of a second leg. Ramon Morales & Omar Bravo scored the goals.
2nd leg games on Sun Dec 3-
-Toluca v Pachuca - live at noon central on Univision
-America v Guadalajara - live at 8pm central on Univision
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Big Euro matches coming this weekend:
Sporting v Benfica - #2 v #4 and a classic old rivalry.
Arsenal v Tottenham - the ultimate old school London derby, but Arse star Thierry Henry will not play due to a neck injury.
Werder Bremen v Hertha Berlin - #2 v #5 with 3 points between them.
Nancy v Lille - #5 v #2 with only 1 point between them - actually there are only 2 points separating #2-9 in France.
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In a surprising turn of events Manchester United is going to sign Swedish striker Henrik Larsson on a loan deal from from his current club Helsingborg when the January window opens.
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The final group stage games of the Champions League are next Tue & Wed!! Are you ready for some life and death matches? There are a couple of doozies on the docket!?!


Anonymous Ken said...

I've been following this whole NE Ohio stadium deal and, although the idea of MLS in NE Ohio excites me, what pains me is the thought of cutting down more woods and filling in more wetlands to build a stadium, retail and paved parking lots. The proposed site is only a few miles from where I grew up and I can tell you that area has undergone so much development over the past 20 years it's scary. It's just too bad they can't look at building on some unused industrial land that needs to be redeveloped (and there's plenty of that in NE Ohio) rather than paving over some of the small portion of natural area left in that part of the state.

4:33 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

excellent point ken
i think you should send that note to the Akron and Cleveland newspapers
i bet many people agree with you

10:06 AM  

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