Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Code Smell News

Landon Donovan on tonight's game, from US Soccer: "We're here to win the game. We're not here to try and get a point to win the group. We're here to win the game, period. I don't want to tie El Salvador. I want to beat El Salvador."


Scotland's Daily Record is reporting that Rangers have agreed to pay 700,000 Pounds to sign DaMarcus Beasley from PSV. Now they just need to agree on his wages & do a physical exam, and he goes to Glasgow. Let's hope it happens for his sake.

du Nord Three (Five) Stars Of The Game - USA v Trinidad & Tobago
3. Jan Michael Williams - it would have been about 11-0 without his talents in the T & T goal.
2. Frank Simek & Jonathan Spector - provided great pressure and attack from the outside backs all game long.
1. Justin Mapp & Landon Donovan - The spark, the whole spark and nothing but the spark. So help me Bob.
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Tonight it's USA v El Salvador in the last group stage game.
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I would expect Pablo Mastroeni in the USA starting lineup for this game. He has now served his 3 game suspension from the red card in last summers World Cup match v Italy.
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Great new video clip from US Soccer - Clint Dempsey: Back In Boston
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The official USA team blog.
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US Soccer with a match preview for tonight.
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Ridge Mahoney at Soccer America with a match preview for tonight.
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Frank Dell'apa at Soccernet looks at USA V El Sal, and beyond.
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Marc Connolly & Ian Plenderleith of the US Soccer Players Assoc preview tonight's game.
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John Powers of the Boston Globe with a story on the return to Boston of Clint Dempsey with Team USA. Includes video interview with Dempsey & Taylor Twellman on a local sports show.
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Mike Biglin from the MetroWest Daily News with a story on Dempsey too.
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Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe talks to LA's Landon Donovan about Gold Cup & Copa America (which he is definitely playing in, despite earlier uncertainty).
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Nick Green of the LA Daily Breeze has not been impressed by Team USA so far in the Gold Cup. (This same story also ran in the LA Daily News, but the Breeze always has way better headlines.)
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Tobias Xavier Lopez of the Fort Worth Star Telegram takes a look at the re-birth of KC's Eddie Johnson.
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Jonah Freedman of Sports Illustrated, on his Freedman's Throw-Ins blog, says he can't figure out which USA team will show up tonight. I say, who cares. Just win baby.
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The New York Times looks at the USA's new faces.
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The Providence Journal looks at the 3 current and 1 former member(s) of the New England Revolution playing for Team USA right now - Parkhurst, Ralston, Twellman & Dempsey.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle looks at the mess created every time MLS plays games during national team events.
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Brian Ching checks in on his blog.
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Canada 2-0 Haiti - Houston midfielder Dwayne De Rosario got both goals for Canada last night as finished 1st in Group A. Costa Rica finished in the 2nd spot.
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All Gold Cup Matches & Scores:
(all times central)
-Wed Jun 6 scores-
Costa Rica 1-2 Canada
Guadaloupe 1-1 Haiti
-Thur Jun 7 scores-
USA 1-0 Guatemala
El Salvador 2-1 Trinidad & Tobago
-Fri Jun 8 scores-
Panama 3-2 Honduras
Mexico 2-1 Cuba
-Sat Jun 9 scores-
Guatemala 1-0 El Salvador
Trinidad & Tobago 0-2 USA
Canada 2-1 Guadeloupe
Haiti 1-1 Costa Rica
-Sun Jun 10 scores-
Hondura 2-1 Mexico
Panama 2-2 Cuba
-Mon Jun 11 scores-
Costa Rica 1-0 Guadeloupe
Haiti 0-2 Canada
-Tue Jun 12 matches-
USA v El Salvador - 6pm on FSC
Trinidad & Tobago v Guatemala - 8pm on Telefutura
-Wed Jun 13 matches-
Cuba v Honduras - 7pm on Telefutura
Mexico v Panama - 9pm on Univision
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Here are the standings after 2+ rounds.
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Here are the Gold Cup group stage tiebreakers:
1 Head-to-head
2 Goal differential
3 Goals for
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An update on the health of Trinidad & Tobago defender Anthony Noriega who was knocked unconscious during the USA v T&T game Saturday. Noreiga's head collided with his own goal keeper's shoulder. He suffered a brain contusion. From the T&T Express.
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They have publicized this terribly (shocking), but I just found out about a CONCACAF You Tube page with all the highlights.
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Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald looks back at the weekends Gold Cup matches from Giants Stadium. He says it was great.
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The quarterfinals are next Saturday & Sunday in Foxborough & Houston.
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MLS Thursday night game:
-Salt Lake v Dallas - 8pm central on ESPN2
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Not surprisingly DC United midfielder Ben Olsen was named MLS Player Of The Week.
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From 3rd Degree comes DJ Walker's Stream of Consciousness: LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas - A brush with insanity
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Luis Bueno at the Press Enterprise looks at what could become a season ticket debacle for the LA Galaxy with Beckham being called in for England.
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The LA Daily News looks at the imminent arrival of Abel Xavier in LA.
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Paul Gardner of the New York Sun asks if Beckham can save the Galaxy like he did Real Madrid?
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Steve Davis at MLSnet takes a look at last weekends MLS matches.
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The Philadelphia Daily News with an update on American midfielder Bobby Convey, his knee, and his return to Reading.
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US Open Cup first round games tonight:
Harrisburg City Islanders v Aegean Hawks
Ocean City Barons v Crystal Palace Baltimore
Rochester Raging Rhinos v Long Island Rough Riders
Danbury United v Western Mass Pioneers
Richmond Kickers v Michigan Bucks
Cleveland City Stars v Kansas City Brass
Carolina RailHawks v RWB Adria
Bavarian SC v Cincinnati Kings
Atlanta Silverbacks v Azzurri
Charlotte Eagles v Lynch's Irish Pub
Charleston Battery v Central Florida Kraze
El Paso Patriots v Miami FC
Minnesota Thunder v El Paso Indio USA
BYU Cougars v California Victory
Seattle Sounder v Banat Arsenal
Bakersfield Brigade v Portland Timbers
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Jesse Erdmann at Blue Sky Soccer with the latest USL First Division Power Rankings.
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Copa Libertadores - Finals:
Wed Jun 13 - first leg
Boca Juniors v Gremio
Wed Jun 20 - second leg
Gremio v Boca Juniors


Blogger kj said...

I'm probably the only one who thinks this way, but I'm not excited by the return of Mastroeni.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Adam Spangler said...

I'm torn, but i thik If Beasley goes to the Rangers, it should be a disappointment for him and US fans.

7:08 PM  
Blogger shaj! said...

beasley to rangers for a measley 700,000 POUNDS, thats it??? i think his initial transfer to psv from mls was more than that! he should be able to command a few million pounds. at least it would better suit him to go to some spanish team like zargoza or something. rangers is a step down.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous shandy x said...

VERY sad that DMB is going to Rangers.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Trevor said...

Rangers are going to Champions League Qualifying, they are second place in their table and have a long history of being a very good club, going there is a lot better then a team that doesnt want or need him, he'll grow more at rangers then any mls club

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Pope announced he's retiring after this MLS season. Dunno if you caught that or not.

12:32 AM  

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