Thursday, May 10, 2007

Monster Trucks Gone Wild News

Phil Ball of Soccernet favorably compared Sevilla's amazing right back Daniel Alves to "tenacious Manchester United defensive midfielder of the 1980's, Remi Moses - whom his colleagues affectionately nicknamed 'dogshit' (because he was everywhere)."

MLS weekend schedule (all times central):
Thurs May 10
Colorado v Salt Lake - 8:00 ESPN2
Sat May 12
Toronto v Chicago - 2:30 on FSC
Columbus v Chivas USA - 6:30 Direct Kick
Kansas City v Dallas - 7:00 Direct Kick
Los Angeles v New England - 9:30 Direct Kick & HDNet
Sun May 13
New York v Colorado - 2:00 Telefutura
-DC & Houston do not have games.
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Kansas City coach Curt Onolfo does a great radio interview with Soren Petro on 810am in KC. Onolfo is a pretty fired up guy. I like it.
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Steven Goff reports today on his Soccer Insider blog that DCU captain Jaime Moreno has been called up to play for his native Bolivia v Ireland on May 26 in Foxborough. He will miss DC's game v Houston. Bummer for the DCU. Hooray for Jaime.
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Frank Dell'apa at Soccernet calls New England midfielder Steve Ralston one of the most underrated MLS players ever.
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Our friend Justin down in Arizona is part of the crew trying to drive interest in a MLS team for Phoenix. They have two places on the web with info that you should check out. The ubiquitos MySpace page and an official MLS Phoenix Rising webiste. Help em build some excitement won't you.
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Mexican Playoffs - The next round first leg match-ups last night & tonight:
Wed May 9
UANL 1-3 Guadalajara
UAG 0-1 Cruz Azul
Thur May 10
Atlas v America
Santos v Pachuca
-Return legs on Sat May 12 & 13.
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Things appear to still be a mess between the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation and their players. The team was even suspended from operation due to a financial crisis earlier this year. With FIFA scoundrel Jack Warner being part of their operation is there any wondering why its such a mess. It sad too, cuz they are really coming on strong at both the senior and junior levels.
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Copa Libertadores - Round of 16 second leg matches (with 1st leg scores included):
-Tue May 8
Colo Colo 2-1 America - America wins 4-2 on aggregate.
Toluca 2-0 Cucuta Deportivo - Cucuta wins 5-3 on aggregate.
-Wed May 9
Velez Sarsfield 3-1 Boca Juniors - Boca advance 4-3 on aggregate.
Flamengo 2-0 Defensor Sporting - Defensor adv 3-2 on agg.
Gremio 2-0 Sao Paulo - Gremio adv 2-1 on agg.
-Match reports via Sports Illustrated.
-Thu May 10
Santos v Caracas (2-2)
Libertad v Parana (2-1)
Necaxa v Nacional (2-3)
Who has advanced to the next round: America, Cucuta Boca Juniors, Defensor Sporting & Gremio.
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Forward Vincenzo Montella has ended his loan to Fulham early and returned to Roma.
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I know there was a lot more today, but forgive me, I did not get to to it all, cuz my life got in the way.
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