Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Motorin' News

The official hiring of Bob Bradley as USA coach, from US Soccer. Here is audio from the press conference.


Grant Wahl asks - What took so frickin long to hire Bradley? This is great analysis!
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Jeff Carlisle at Soccernet says hiring Bradley was not the way to go.
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Ives Galarcep at Soccernet says hiring Bradley was exactly the right thing to do.
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MLS schedule this week (all times central):
-Wed May 16
Toronto v Houston - 6pm - Direct Kick
-Thur May 17
Chicago v Dallas - 7pm - ESPN2
-Sat May 19
Toronto v DC - 2:30pm - Direct Kick
New York v Columbus - 6:30pm - Direct Kick
Houston v New England - 7:30pm - FSC
Colorado v Kansas City - 8pm - HDNet
-Sun May 18
Chivas v LA - 4pm - Telefutura
Dallas v Salt Lake - 6pm - Direct Kick
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Dean McNulty of the Toronto Sun talks to Dwayne De Rosario of Houston who returns to his hometown for the match tonight.
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The Toronto Globe & Mail says MSL & TFC have warned fans that throwing objects on to the field will not be tolerated.
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The Toronto Star with a story on young Canadian striker Andrea Lombardo.
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Martine Gaillard of Sports Net Canada had never been to a soccer game. Until Saturday. She went to the right game.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle looks at the impact new acquired forward Joseph Ngwenya can have right away for the Dynamo.
-Paul Dalglish is out due to an ankle injury.
-It looks like Richard Mulrooney has laid claim to the teams right back spot.
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Buzz Carrick of 3rd Degree makes his weekly trek to a Dallas training session, and fills us all in on everything FCD.
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Luis Arroyave with some insider scoop for all you Fire fans, from his Red Card blog.
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Chicago's Daily Southtown with a story on Fire forward Chris Rolfe. Word has it that he sprained his ankle in Toronto.
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The Salt Lake Tribune has a long Q & A with new RSL coach Jason Kreis.
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James Edwards at the Deseret Morning News talks to Salt Lake keeper Nick Rimando about his up & down and on & off season so far.
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Steve Ralston has played in 318 MLS games. The most by any player. Ralston is just one assist short of tying Carlos Valderama as the all time assist leader too.
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Bob Luder at the Kansas City Star with the latest update from the KC Wizards on their youth program.
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Luis Bueno of LA Soccer News talks to Galaxy defender Chris Albright about the rumors of his being traded to Dallas for Carlos Ruiz.
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Mariano Fernandez, the Argentine defender on trial with the Red Bulls sure is "hunky", isn't he. He looks like a professional water skier to me!
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Colorado will induct former player Chris Henderson into their "Gallery of Honor" this weekend. He will join Marcelo Balboa & Paul Bravo.
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The Arizona Republic catches up with former Colorado great Robin Fraser.
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Grahame Jones of the LA Times with his weekly news round up - Corner Kicks
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Steven Goff of the Washington Post did his usual monthly on-line chat with soccer fans. Here is the transcript of that Q & A.
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Bill Urban at the US Soccer Player Assoc with a look at the wave of South American players breaking on MLS's beach.
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There are rumors of Teddy Sheringham to an MLS team – Puuuuhleeeeez No!
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Lars Lifrak at Soccer 365 does a Q & A with actor and former player Andrew Shue about a soccer movie he just made called Gracie. He also talks about his totally hot sister Elisabeth, MLS and David Beckham.
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Jeff Bradley with his weekly First XI: Atmospheric conditions
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Brant Parsons of the Orlando Sentinel gives his rankings of the MLS teams, and compares each team to a Beatles song.
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Online voting has begun for the MLS All Star team that will take on Celtic, July 19 at The Richard in Denver.
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There are video clips of news items by Allen Hopkins at the Soccernet page as well. (they don't provide direct links so you have to search around for them)
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USA U20 0-1 Argentina U20
-Played in Rochester last night.
-Arg goal by Diego Braghieri in the 55th minute on a header from a free kick.
-USA outshot Arg 15-8. But only 5 of those USA shots were on target.
-Bob Bradley was in attendance.
-Sadly only 3500 people turned up to watch the game.
Match report from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.
Match report from US Soccer.
Video highlights via US Soccer.
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As expected American defender Oguchi Onyewu will not be signed by Newcastle for next season. He was on loan there since January from his Belgian club Standard Liege. Where does he go now?
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Ives Galarcep at the North Jersey Herald with the story of an 18 year old Jersey kid, Jose Angulo, who is heading to Europe to find a team. Interesting. He has been coached by a guy who coached Tab Ramos, Claudio Reyna & Gabe Ferarri.
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NBA star Steve Nash talks a little Beautiful Game with the San Diego Union Tribune.
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Slam Sports with an article on Canada's new senior team coach Dale Mitchell.
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Copa Libertadores - Quarterfinals - first leg matches:
Tue May 15
Cucuta Deportivo 2-0 Nacional
Wed May 16
Defensor Sporting v Gremio
America v Santos
Thur May 17
Boca Juniors v Libertad
-Second leg matches:
Tue May 22
Nacional v Cucucat Deportivo
Wed May 23
Gremio v Defensor Sporting
Santos v America
Thur May 24
Libertad v Boca Juniors
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English Championship Division promotion playoffs first round second leg games. One of these 4 will get promoted (with first leg scores included):
Tue May 15
Derby 2-3 Southampton - tied 4-4 on aggregate, with Derby winning 4-3 on PK's.
Wed May 16
West Bromich Albion v Wolverhampton (3-2)
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UEFA Cup final - Wed May 16 in Glasgow:
Sevilla v Espanyol
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A story from Bloomberg says DC United part-owner Will Chang is looking to buy a team in Europe.
-Other reports say that those quotes are inaccurate, and that Chang is not looking to buy another team.
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New York Times science reporter Henry Fountain writes a first hand account of this trip with his son to see Arsenal play this season.
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Reading coach Steve Coppell was named Manager Of The Year by his peers in the English Football League. He won the award last season as well.
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Neal Warnock as stepped down as coach of newly relegated Sheffield United.
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Norman Hubbard at Soccernet with his list of the 10 best player signings in this past EPL season.
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Ronaldinho has joined Kaka in telling Brazil that he needs rest this summer and will not be available for the Copa America.

5 Comments:

Blogger b said...

Steve Ralston had a HUGE impact on the US qualifying for the World Cup. We still would have qualified, granted, but that guy always seemed to turn up with a key goal or assist. Not a sexy player, but Ralston is always the guy who gives 100% and someone the US could always count on - can't always say the same about Beasley, Convey, etc. When everybody else was unfit or not in form, he was there for the US; too bad it didn't carry over into 2006 for him.

Nice little note about that; I didn't know either of those facts and I am impressed. Seems like he deserves every bit of credit, and in most cases, more.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous GolNoir said...

That's all they had on Robin Fraser? My interview a couple of months ago was more detailed than that...

6:01 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

i remember your robin fraser q & a and linked to it then
but, i guess........
its arizona, did you really expect more?

10:05 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

sorry for the arizona joke b, i couldnt resist

10:08 AM  
Blogger b said...

No worries!

2:44 PM  

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