Tuesday, January 09, 2007

What A Bunch Of News

It looks like a deal to bring Claudio Reyna to the Red Bulls of New York is almost done.
-Ives Galarcep at the North Jersey Herald with more.
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Our friends over at the MLS Underground blog say they have insider word that the LA Galaxy have made a contract offer to Mr Beckham.
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Steven Goff of the Washington Post with a look at DC United's new principal owner - Victor MacFarlane.
-Now those owners have to get serious, real fast, on building a home for their team. The good news is that they seem to have a lot of support from all the right politicians. Also from the Wash Post.
-And Dan Steingberg at the DC Sports Bog hasn't slowed down one bit with his great stuff on DC United new owners. Just scroll down and read tons of stuff.
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US Soccer has a weblog for the Team USA January training camp.
-Team newcomer Sacha Kljestan writes a diary for US Soccer during camp.
-US Soccer with a podcast of an interview with other newcomers Kenny Cooper, Josh Gros & Matt Pickens.
-Andrea Canales at Soccer 365 talks to the two players who make a living in Denmark (their league is on winter break) - Danny Califf & Heath Pearce.
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A site called Madison Soccer Central has a Q & A with Grant Wahl, one of du Nord's favorite soccer writers... actually the best soccer writer in America.
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The political saga of public funding for a stadium in Salt Lake City just keeps getting uglier. (Even uglier than it's already been? How is that possible?) The main elected supporter is dropping the push and moving on to new projects. Dave Checketts has shown himself to be such a two faced weasel that his most ardent supporters are walking away. He was death for the New York Knicks who are still buried under his mismanagement a decade later, so this doesn't surprises me in the least. What Checketts really oughta do is put his money where his mouth is. Sad for the great fans who keep getting their hopes up. Article from the Salt Lake Tribune.
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The MLS combine took a break on Sunday and then ended yesterday with another full session in Fort Lauderdale Florida.
-Buzz Carrick at 3rd Degree with his final day analysis.
-Top Drawer Soccer with their final report, and an All-Combine team.
-MLSnet on the last day of the combine.
-They also have the story of Sinisa Ubiparipovic who came to America in '99 from Bosnia.
-Soccernet's Jen Change wraps it all up in a nice neat article for us.
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See the MLS Superdraft live on ESPN2 starting at 11am central time this Friday January 12. Hosted by Allen Hopkins.
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Frank Giase at the Newark Star-Ledger looks at New York's draft possibilities.
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The New York Red Bulls have announced their preseason training schedule.
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Nick Green at the (Southern California) Carson Daily Breeze with his regular soccer wrap up.
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Revs Net interviews New England Revolution TV commentator Brad "Dead To Us" Feldman.
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BigSoccer.com poster HSEUPASSION has started a thread about an article from Copenhagen Denmark where three big time European farmers want to start a new club in Los Angeles, specifically in Compton! Yes, Straight Outta Compton! The owners say if MLS won't have them, then they will head to USL. This is either genius or insane. I honestly can't tell which it is.
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Bobby Convey just might play for Reading today when they make up the postponed FA Cup game v Burnley.
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The draw for the Copa America will take place on February 14.
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The Mexican InterLiga tournament kicked off last Wednesday in Houston. All 8 teams play 3 times during 6 sets of double headers. The tournament is split up into 2 groups of 4 teams who will play a round robin with the top two teams from each advancing.
-The top 2 teams from each group will play off at HDC for the title on Sun Jan 13.
-The winner gets a spot in the upcoming Copa Libertadores.
-Games in Houston:
Group A:
Monterrey 0-2 UANL
Cruz Azul 3-2 Necaxa
Group B:
Chiapas 2-1 Morelia
America 1-1 UAG
-Games in Dallas
Saturday scores - Group A:
UANL 2-2 Cruz Azul
Necaxa 3-2 Monterrey
Sunday scores - Group B:
Morelia 0-2 America
UAG 2-2 Chiapas
-Games in LA this week
Tuesday Jan 9 matches - Group A:
Necaxa v UANL
Monterrey v Cruz Azul
Wednesday Jan 10 matches - Group B:
Morelia v UAG
America v Chiapas
-You can see all the games on Fox Sports en Espanol.
-Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle says Necaxa and their forward Kleber Boas have been the revelation of Interliga so far.
-Grahame Jones of the LA Times with the lowdown on the current mood of Club America & Mexico anti-hero Cuauhtemoc Blanco.
-Jared Borgetti has finally gotten his transfer finalized and will play today for Cruz Azul.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune looks at aging stars still trying to pour it on: Romario and Larsson try to defy the years
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Paul Gardner of the New York Sun says the Premiership has killed the FA Cup magic.
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Diogo of Zaragoza & Fabiano of Sevilla both got suspended for 5 games after their fight last weekend. Chris sent us a link to video footage of this goofy fight, which was described by Football365 as "a drunken Daddy Long Legs attacking its own reflection." (That first punch by Diogo did land pretty strongly though.) Thanks Chris!


Anonymous bq said...

Ha, ha, ha, ha. That is one of the girlest fights I have EVER seen. These guys better leave the fighting to the hockey players. Oh, ha, ha, ha. My ribs hurt.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the Galaxy signs Beckham. He has cool hair.

3:23 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

beckham has never had cool hair
trendy hair, yes
but cool, no
he might be a step above david james
becks is in love with his hair though

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You and I just have different tastes in hair.
I've always thought Beckham's hair was cool.

7:42 PM  
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try this one

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