Tuesday, January 23, 2007

What Kind Of Perfume Is That You're Wearing News

It's official. Manchester City have released Claudio Reyna from his contract! ADDITION: The New York Red Bulls have called a press conference for noon central time tomorrow to introduce Reyna as their newest player.

Olympique Marseille in France and Porto in Portugal have joined the list of clubs showing strong interest in signing American centerback Oguchi Onyewu. Personally I would like to see him sign just about anywhere other than Chelsea.
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Ives Galarcep assesses Bob Bradley's debut as coach of Team USA last weekend v Denmark. From the North Jersey Herald.
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Andrea Canales at LA Soccer News looks at new Chivas USA coach Preki!
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Jim Dow at RevsNet talks to New England assistant Paul Mariner about the Beckham move. (Thanks to EG for sending this our way.)
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Bernardo Fallas at the Houston Chronicle talks to Dynamo midfielder Ricardo Clark about his game v Denmark with the US, and later in the same article says Houston has offered new contracts to both Brian Ching and Dwayne De Rosario.
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From the Sunday New York Times Business section - Your Money - Where do corporate money, celebrity and Major League Soccer converge with you & me.
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Yanks Abroad says Odd Grenland have followed up their initial low-ball bid for New England forward Taylor Twellman with a better offer. I sure hope it's a LOT better.
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You can add Celtic captain Neil Lennon to the list of old men rumored to be coming to MLS.
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Luis Bueno for the Press-Enterprise talks to USA midfield star Landon Donovan about the Denmark game and the next one with Mexico.
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Luis is working on a feature story with Brad Friedel.
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Bueno also writes/edits the LA Soccer News and today reviews round 1 from the Mexican Primera 2007 Clausura. This is really good reading, with short game reviews followed by sections for good and bad individual performances, top quotes, a power ranking, and more.
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YA talks to American midfielder Michael Bradley of his team Heerenveen's dream to get back into the UEFA Cup again next season.
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Greg Lalas at Sports Illustrated examines the current crop of youngsters moving up the steps of US Soccer.
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Andre Canales at Soccer 365 offers her review of the USA U20 team that just qualified for next summers World Youth Championship in Canada.
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FIFA.com has a profile of young Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar of Ajax. People rave about this guy, but I have never seen him play.
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FIFA also has a Q & A with my favorite striker Hernan Crespo.
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Club America and Sporting Cristal play in Mexico City tomorrow night in the first leg of their home and away Copa Libertadores qualifying match up.
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I have chatted with three long time Chelsea supporters in the past week and all three insist that the English tabloid stories about a big rift between manager Jose Mourinho and the clubs executives are all fiction. But I am not buying it for one second, and neither is Rob Hughes at the International Herald Tribune: Friction undermines Chelsea's ambitions
-Hughes also writes on the social & cultural implications a financially wealthy club like Chelsea can have on their community: Clubs reap the benefits of sharing their wealth
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Don't get a tattoo of your fave team from the wrong guy. (Thanks to BQ for this gem.)


Blogger D. Sivakumar said...

Actually, I'm hoping that Onyewu will join Chelsea. Yes, I am as disgusted as the next guy about how Chelsea (and Man U and the Gunners and Madrid and Milan and the Yankees...) stockpiles talent by merely being able to outbid the others.

On the other hand, I think it's great for American soccer that an MNT player joins one of the top-4 clubs in the Premiership. All of the following are good, IMHO: some team being home to multiple US MNT players (like Fulham is), one or two really top teams having an MNT player on their (frequently-fielded) roster (as I am hoping Chelsea would), 4 or 5 players routinely transferring from MLS to EPL every year (hauling in about $10M each year to MLS' coffers)...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What Kind Of Perfume Is That You're Wearing News": How do you come up with your funny titles?!

10:59 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

i have a pet chicken that scratches them out in the dirt on the floor of her coop

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Blogger Kevin-- said...

Re: Greg Lalas

Anyone know whatever happened to his magazine, Striker? I know it was an mile-wide-inch-deep type of magazine, but I really enjoyed it....

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a sick twist, it turns out the victim of the tattoo story was a mentally retarded teenager.

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