Monday, March 05, 2007

Dairy & Bar News

DC United center back Bobby Boswell talking to Washington Post reporter Steven Goff: "Nothing is guaranteed in life, except that Christian Gomez is awesome."

Did David Beckham blow out his knee in yesterday's Real Madrid v Getafe game? Could his first season with the Galaxy be in jeopardy? Grahame Jones of the LA Times with the story.
-Reports later in the day are saying that he will miss about 6 weeks.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Also in the LA Times, Jones talks to Chivas USA head man Antonio Cue about the heart & soul of his team.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

A company run by Real Salt Lake owner Dave Checketts, SCP Worldwide, is said to be finalizing a deal to buy GolTV! Very interesting.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

RSL are in Madrid training at the home of Real Madrid. The RM website has two articles. One with Daniel Torres & Christian Jimenez talking about the facilities - and - the second an interview with Freddy Adu.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Andrea Canales at Soccernet examines some of the MLS financial realities and maybe-myths.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Toronto FC's deal with American striker Conor Casey is finally completed. He is officially their man now. Do they need another striker? I would say that if you look at their weak defense and goalkeeper situation they will need all the fire power they can muster to try and stay in games.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Ridge Mahoney at Soccer America reports on the building of a permanent training home for the Kansas City Wizards.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

John Haydon at the Washington Times says DCU is very excited about new striker Luciano Emilio.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Andrew Hush at Soccer New England talks to the Revs class defender Michael Parkhurst.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Revs Net interviews rookie New England midfielder Amaechi Igwe.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

From Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune, on his blog The Red Card: "Tony Sanneh is currently in talks with two clubs and expects to be on an MLS roster by the beginning of the season."
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Brian Jennings at Soccer365 talks to Colorado coach Fernando Clavijo about his teams outlook for 2007.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Buzz Carrick at 3rd Degree with an update on the first few days of Dallas's trip to Brazil.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Minnesota Thunder have signed 2 more players for next season - goal keeper Nic "El Disco" Platter is back for his third year on the squad, and forward Sasha Gotsmanov joins from the Colorado Rapids where he spent the last 2 seasons on their reserves. Gotsmanov is from the Twin Cities suburbs and his father, Sergei, starred for the local team in their early days.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The US Players Assoc has a Q & A with Tonya Antonucci, the person most in charge of restarting the WUSA.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Let's check in with our favorite Americans in Europe and see how their weekend matches went:
-DaMarcus Beasley - Manchester City - played the entire match and was one of the few players on his team to have a good game. Sent in dangerous service and had a fierce shot, but they still lost 0-1 at home to Wigan. They are now the team right above the relegation zone, 6 points clear.
-Gregg Berhalter - 1860 Munich - started and helped his team to a 2-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig by scoring the second goal of the game on a PK!
-Carlos Bocanegra - Fulham - played center back for the whole match and scored on a header for his teams only goal in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. He is having a great second half to the season.
-Michael Bradley - Heerenveen - came on in the last few minutes to help his team preserve a huge 0-1 upset at Ajax!
-Steve Cherundolo - Hannover - played the full 90 at right back but his team lost 2-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt.
-Jay DeMerit - Watford - started and played the full match. His team had a 2-0 lead over fellow relegation team Charlton but gave up two late goals and settled for a draw. They are doomed.
-Clint Dempsey - Fulham - did not see the field in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa
-Brad Friedel - Blackburn - went the full 90 in the nets and got a 1-2 win at Bolton!
-Marcus Hahnemann - Reading - played the whole game as usual but lost 2-1 at Arsenal. His team never gave up, but just could not get the tying goal.
-Kamani Hill - Wolfsburg - was on the bench but did not play in a 1-0 win over Gladbach.
-Tim Howard - Everton - started as always in the net and got a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United.
-Kasey Keller - Monchengladbach - another valiant but losing efforts in goal for the team captain, this time losing to Wolfsburg 1-0. They sit last in the Bundesliga and also seem doomed.
-Eddie Lewis - Leeds - again suffered thru 90 minutes of losing football, this time at home 2-3 to Sheffield Wednesday. Eddie played left back. They are dead last in the Championship Division. Yet another American on a doomed team.
-Brian McBride - Fulham - started and played 80 minutes, just missing several times in a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.
-Oguchi Onyewu - Newcastle - played 90 and got a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with local rivals Middlesbrough.
-Jonathan Spector - West Ham - an unused sub in his teams horrible 3-4 loss to Tottenham. They led 2-0 and 3-2 late, but gave up the winner in added time. Yes, you got it right, they are doomed to relegation.
-Josh Wolff - 1860 Munich - started and went 66 minutes, but his sub got the game winner in a 2-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Yanks Abroad talks to young American defender Jonathan Spector about his near disastrous season at West Ham. In some ways I bet he wishes it would just end now and they could all move on.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Copa Libertadores - here are the week's matches:
Tueday March 6-
Gimnasia - Deportivo Pasto
El Nacional - Libertad
LDU Quito - Colo Colo
Wednesday March 7
Deportes Tolima - Cerro Porteno
America - Banfield
Thursday March 8
River Plate - Caracas
Cienciano - Bolivar
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Champions League Matchday 8 - with first leg scores included:
Tuesday March 6-
-Lyon v Roma (0-0)
-Liverpool v Barcelona (2-1)
-Chelsea v Porto (1-1)
-Valencia v Inter (2-2)
Wednesday March 7-
-Milan v Celtic (0-0)
-Arsenal v PSV (0-1)
-Man United v Lille (1-0)
-Bayern Munich v Real Madrid (2-3)
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Because one of their traveling fans brained the Sevilla coach with a bottle, Real Betis will now have to play their next 3 home matches in an empty stadium.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Liverpool looked pretty great, but were beaten 0-1 by 10 man Manchester United on Saturday as John O'Shea slammed home a scrambled ball in added time! What a winner that was. Liverpool deserved to win, but that's the way it is. Man U inch closer to the title.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The world changed in Barcelona on Saturday as they lost 2-1 at Sevilla and got bumped from first place to 2nd. Barca led 1-0 and Sevilla lost a man, only to come back with 2 unanswered goals and watch Barca lose 2 men. A wild one to say the least. Sevilla have 50 points, Barca 49, Valencia 46 & Real Madrid 44.
-Holy smokes was du Nord fave Daniel Alves on fire for Sevilla. For a right back he was everywhere on the field: defending, attacking, play making, and smashing home amazing free kicks! Wow I love this player!
-Christopher Clarey of the International Herald Tribune reports on the match.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Phil Ball laments the Spanish mess, which I think he secretly loves, for Soccernet.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Matt Hughes of the Times Of London introduces us to the much talked about Sevilla coach Juande Ramos. A very interesting character.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

In Germany, league leaders Schalke stumbled again, this time losing to a revitalized Hamburg 2-0. Their lead is back down to 3 points over Werder who are back in 2nd place with a 3-0 win over Bochum, leapfrogging now 3rd place Stuttgart who lost to Leverkusen 3-1. 'Round and 'round they go!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

According to Football Italia, Fiorentina Sporting Director Pantaleo Corvino says that the club might sell star striker Luca Toni to Juventus at the end of the season: “We could talk about it during the summer."
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune on the history and current era of Internazionale Milano.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ has a Q & A with Villareal's exciting young Ecuadorian midfielder Luis Antonio Valencia who is currently on loan to Wigan. How could a guy named Valencia play for Villareal?
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The latest brilliant insanity from Fulham midfielder Moritz Volz, via his column in the Times of London: A shorts and sandals guide to teutonic chic - Or why it isn’t wise to leave a Kinder egg in your pair of Lederhosen


Blogger Pedro Morgado said...

Tottenham played a fantastic game. I hope the next game, in Braga, will be so spectacular as this one. You're welcome in Braga in this fantastic stadium!

Juego fantastico de Tottenham. Los esperamos en Braga para mas um partida en lo estadio mas espectacular del mundo.

8:37 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thank you pedro!
i will make it to a match in portugal someday

8:48 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Newer Posts Older Posts