Thursday, May 31, 2007

There Goes Tokyo News

Potential MLS team owners in Las Vegas are quite serious! And Paul Caligiuri is the man making it go. Fantastic! From the Las Vegas Sun.


To give us all a better idea of what goes on in a training session with Team USA, US Soccer has broken the whole deal down for us to read, step by step.
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Some good photos from the last couple of days at practice too.
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US Soccer has video interviews with the American players who were just involved in English Premiership relegation battles.
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Andrea Canales at LA Soccer News talks to USA & LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan about the Gold Cup & Copa America Rosters. Coach Bob Bradley has said that he expects Donovan to be on both squads. Donovan has stated previously that he does not want to play in Copa America, he wants to help the Galaxy win. Is there a showdown coming soon? In the immortal words of Cosmo Kramer, "God help us, Jerry."
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Canales also talks to Benny Feilhaber about the USA team, and playing for Hamburg in Germany.
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Jeff Carlisle of Soccernet examines the USA roster for the China match.
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The official Team USA blog.
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My shallowest and most insincere apologies to all DC United fans who were offended yesterday when I did not include your team on the list of MLS teams not losing any players to the Gold Cup. I'm unsorry. (especially you Zach)
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Ives Galarcep on his Soccer By Ives blog with an interesting Youri Djorkaeff rumor.
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Ives was also at Red Bull practice today, and has some injury updates and possible line ups for Saturday.
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Luis Bueno of LA Soccer News talks to Galaxy coach Frank Yallop who hints strongly that offensive help is on the way come the June 15 transfer window opening. And Luis uses the word "primordial" in the article. Excellent word!
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I gotta share this with you, but first I have to say that it's stolen from the Galaxy page at The Offside blog. Landon Donovan answered 10 questions for Dan Le Batard on his radio show the other day. Hilarious. Download or listen here.
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The Dallas Morning News says defender Adrian Serioux has begun training with FCD after recovering from knee surgery.
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Jeff Cunningham is now wearing #93 in Toronto. The number of MLS goals he has scored.
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Speaking of Cunningham, in an article in the Toronto Globe & Mail, he said, "I tend to not concentrate the whole 90 minutes." And you wonder why you can't get a gig with Team USA, teams keep trading you, and you whine about it all the time? Be a pro, moron! Concentrate. You have the skills, now shut up and do something about it. Damn. He is one frustrating player.
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I don't really know what to do with this one, but here goes. The Kansas City Star with an article on 4 KC players who are taking Salsa dancing lessons, and will be performing in public this weekend. And..... I don't know what else I can add. Some pictures are included, but they don't look like salsa or dancing to me.
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MLS's internet video talk show, Extra Time, has been on the web for a few weeks now, but I honestly can't figure out if it's worth watching. Hosted by Greg Lalas & Shep Messing. Check it out now.
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The Tacoma (Washington) News Tribune with a story on MLS expansion to Seattle or Portland.
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Long time MLS defender Steve Jolley has signed to play with the Long Island Rough Riders in the PDL.
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From the great folks who bring us the "EPL Talk" podcast comes the brand new "MLS Talk" podcast. Download or listen here.
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American forward Kamani Hill at Wolfsburg has a new coach, and it's Felix Magath, who was fired last winter from Bayern Munich.
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Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle looks at the Mexican team that will open the Gold Cup in Houston.
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Canada goes to play at Venezuela this weekend to warm up for the Gold Cup. Seems like a long way to go for a quickie. Couldn't they get Venez to come north seeing as the Gold Cup is up here next week.
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Copa Libertadores - Semifinals scores and matches:
Wed May 30
Gremio 2-0 Santos - goals by Tcheco (PK) & Carlos Eduardo.
-Match report via Sports Illustrated.
Thur May 31
Cucuta v Boca Juniors
Wed June 6
Santos v Gremio (0-2)
Thur June 7
Boca Juniors v Cucuta
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The new World Power Rankings by Jonah Freedman at Sports Illustrated.
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Manchester United have signed two young and very exciting prospects. This makes me a lot more excited than guys like Michael Carrick and Owen Hargreaves. Left midfielder Nani from Sporting, and attacking midfielder Anderson from Porto. Both are pretty raw but I have seen them do some amazing things too. We can only hope they progress and light up England.
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The excellent Fernando Duarte of the Guardian writes about the young Brazilian Anderson.
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And yes, Man U also made their acquisition of Owen Hargreaves from Bayern Munich official.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune looks at the new FIFA policy banning games at high altitude, and other political situations in the worlds game.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Bob said...

$500 million for an MLS stadium? They better pack the place with U2 concerts every open date possible.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing they are tying their success to casino profits. Problem is that FIFA already slapped Glazer/ManU for wanting to work with a casino - can't remember the details exactly, but the thing fell through. If this all works, great! but I'm doubting the investors are totally there - who gives a league a deadline on investment when the league is holding the cards - maybe the investors are only signed on with letters of intent in the hopes of being awarded a franchise. Will wait and see.....

5:15 PM  
Anonymous diego r. said...

I am familiar with the phrase "put on your dancing shoes" but apparently the 'Zards are not. What on earth are they wearing? And what on earth are they doing?

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Thundergunner said...

Come on Arsenal! Why can't the Gunners sign some Portugese or Brazilian starlet? I want Nani and Anderson! Or at least one of them; there must have been the money for that. If the new wonderkids settle well, Man U could be something else to watch. Man, an attacking quartet of Ronaldo, Rooney, Nani, and Anderson. In a couple of years, that could be a sight to behold. Boo!

10:05 PM  

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