Friday, December 29, 2006

Roll Over Mahler News

Soccernet has a story on Fulham's desperate needs in the transfer market starting next week, and mentions two players they are going after, but the story does not mention Clint Dempsey. The two listed are Roma forward Vincenzo Montella and Odd Grenland defender Per Nilsson.
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Well, Costa Rican striker Paolo Wanchope will NOT be playing in MLS next season. He has signed with FC Tokyo in Japan.
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Marc Connolly at the US Players Assoc gives us his US Best XI for 2006. Rock on.
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The dynamic duo from the LA Soccer News, Luis Bueno & Andrea Canales, sit down with fellow writers Matt Zimmerman of the Long Beach Press Telegram and Miguel Melendez of the Orange County Register for a roundtable recap of the year 2006.
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New England have re-signed two players to new contracts - Pat Noonan and Joe Franchino. Frank Dell'apa at the Boston Globe with a story on Noonan.
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A reader named Nic sent me a note saying that he has seen DC prospect Ruy (pronounced ROO-ee) play down in Brazil, and that Ruy is indeed a right wingback or full back - this is the classic Brazilian outside defender position made famous in recent years by the likes of Cafu and Roberto Carlos. So my not-so-tough guess was right. Now we have to wait and see if his signing is for real or not, but it looks pretty certain. Some have said he looks like Earnie Stewart, I think he looks like this: Ruy Attacks.
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Sahar Milani at the US Players Assoc has a Q & A with Colorado defender Hunter Freeman. I don't have a definitive reason to explain my feelings on this, but something tells me that Freeman could turn out to be a good player.
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Chivas USA have released players Jesus Morales and Johnnie Garcia.
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At 7pm on Thurs Jan 11 FSC is going to broadcast a live two hour show called "Center Circle at the NSCAA Convention". It will take place at the national coaching convention which has recently been the home of the MLS Superdraft. The show, hosted by du Nord favorite Max Bretos, will be about the future of soccer in America. Gist of the story from Business Wire.
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Chelsea captain John Terry has undergone a lumbar disc surgery and will be out at least a couple of weeks, maybe more.
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The Guardian's Football Weekly has a year-end podcast that wraps up 2006. Download and listen.
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One of my old fave's, Steven Wells of the Guardian, really lets ABC/ESPN have it for their inane announcers during the World Cup in his 2006 Swells Awardz.
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Italpress asks seven Serie A coaches the same 5 questions.
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FIFA.com talks to young German star striker Lukas Podolski about his amazing 2006.

1 Comments:

Anonymous bq said...

"Chivas USA have released players Jesus Morales and Johnnie Garcia."

That's all I can say to Chivas USA is, "Don't fuck with the Jesus" -The Big Lebowski-

10:38 PM  

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