Thursday, June 14, 2007

Great Yarl News

Clive Toye who helped to seriously start this soccer revolution in America by playing a vital role in the creation of the New York Cosmos, has an essay of inspiration for all of us involved in the beautiful game today. From Soccer America.

All Gold Cup All The Time:

Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe with a story on New England defender Michael Parkhurst, who has started the last two USA games, and those are his first ever caps.
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Mike Biglin of the MetroWest Daily News with a story on the return to form for DaMarcus Beasley! Yes! It's great to see him happy and productive.
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Ives Galarcep & Jeff Carlisle at Soccernet give their views on the USA after the group stage.
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Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle has a look at the new & younger Team USA at the Gold Cup.
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Paul Kennedy of Soccer America looks ahead to the USA Quarterfinal match v Panama which he labels "tricky". Very well could be.
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Read the USA team blog.
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More video from US Soccer - click on June 13, 2007
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All Matches & Scores:
(all times central)
Group Stages-
-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 4-0 El Salvador
Trinidad & Tobago 1-1 Guatemala
-Wed Jun 13 matches-
Cuba 0-5 Honduras
Match report from the Houston Chronicle
Mexico 1-0 Panama
Match report by Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle.
Match report by Grahame Jones of the LA Times.
Sat Jun 16 - Gillett Stadium in Foxborough-
S1 - Canada v Guatemala - 12noon on TeleFutura
S2 - USA v Panama - 3pm on Univision & FSC
Sun Jun 17 - Reliant Stadium in Houston-
S3 - Honduras v Guadeloupe - 2pm on Univision
S4 - Mexico v Costa Rica - 5pm on TeleFutura
Thu Jun 21 - Soldier Field in Chicago-
S1 v S2 - 6pm on TeleFutura
S3 v S4 - 9pm on TeleFutura
Sun Jun 24 - Soldier Field in Chicago-
2pm on Univision & FSC
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Luis Bueno at Sports Illustrated looks at the odd-Mexico we are seeing right now.
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Fallas of the Chronicle is reporting that 2 Cuban players on the Gold Cup roster have possibly defected to the USA.
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Fallas also has a couple of notes on Mexico & Honduras.
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And more Glenn Davis with thoughts on Mexico, from his blog.
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MLS games & scores this week(end):
(all times central)
Thur June 14-
-Salt Lake v Dallas - 8pm on ESPN2
Sat June 16-
-New England v Columbus - 5:30pm on FSC & FSE
-DC v Chicago - 6:30pm on HDNet
-New York v Kansas City - 6:30pm on Direct Kick
-Chivas v Colorado - 9:30pm on Direct Kick
Sun June 17-
-Toronto v Dallas - 12:00pm on Telefutura & CBC
-Los Angeles v Salt Lake - 7pm on Direct Kick
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James Edwards of the Deseret Morning News previews the match tonight for winless Salt Lake. Winless! How can you be winless in MLS after 10-12 games?
-The same from the Salt Lake Tribune.
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Beau Dure at USA Today with an article on Dallas, their decent start, their injury list & their packed schedule so far this season.
-Plus a side article on the Colombian Bulldozer, Juan Toja. (and wouldn't you just know it, the amazing Mr. Dure name-checked du Nord too, and gave me credit for naming Toja the Bulldozer!)
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Jeff Carlisle at Soccernet previews tonight's MLS game.
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Gabriel Cabarrouy of the Dallas Morning News with a preview of Dallas for tonights game. This team is really thin at forward.
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Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog with excellent hilarity on DCU's suddenly hot property Ben Olsen.
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Luis Arroyave on his Red Card blog with some good Chicago Fire insider news info. The big one being that Chris Rolfe's ankle injury is much worse than originally thought to be, and he is now in a cast for up to 6 weeks. Wow. Bummer dude.
-Arroyave also has a nice and hilarious list of some MLS players first ever jobs.
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Toronto's newest defender, Tyrone Marshall, will miss the next 3 games with his new team. He was given a red card for a tackle that resulted in a broken leg for Dallas forward Kenny Cooper, which automatically took him out of one game, but the league tagged an additional 2 game suspension on to that for the nastiness.
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Bob Holtzman of LA's Carson Daily Breeze looks at the Galaxy as Abel Xavier arrives and Tyrone Marshall departs.
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Luis Bueno on his Sideline Views blog shows off a great artistic cameraphone snap he took of Abel Xavier at the introductory press conference. The AX looks pretty damn suave with the white suit and white hair. And I still love that the Herbalife logo looks like a portion of a pot plant. I also wanna go on record as nicknaming Xavier "The AX".
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The PA Sports Ticker with quotes from David Beckham about the end of his Madrid days and the new challenge ahead in LA. (thanks to Joe J for this one)
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Real Salt Lake has announced the "Pioneer Soccer Spectacular" in which they will play friendly's v Everton & Boca Juniors! Fantastic!
-Sat Jul 21 v Everton
-Tue Jul 24 v Boca Juniors
-Ticket & match info.
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Jeff Bradley focuses on Gold Cup & MLS history with this weeks First XI: Solid Gold Lineup
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Ian Plenderleith at the US Soccer Players Assoc takes a peek way ahead in the MLS season and likes the pace being set for the playoff races.
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The latest on a potential stadium deal in the Seattle area, from the Puget Sound Business Journal. (thanks to Shawn for sending me this)
-This map gives you an idea of where the place is in relation to Seattle. It's basically right next to Sea-Tac Airport.
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US Open Cup first round score:
Charlotte Eagles 2-0 Lynch's Irish Pub
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Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe see's the Copa America schedule timing causing some stress for USA players (beyond just Landon Donovan who already expressed his feelings but will go anyway).
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John Haydon of the Washington Times says 3 DC United players are likely to be named to the USA Copa America squad - Ben Olsen, Brian Carroll & Bobby Boswell. Plus some other DCU news.
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Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer talks to NYRB striker Jozy Altidore about the chances for success of the USA U20's at the World Cup later this month.
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Did I mention this already? Adolfo Bautista has left Guadalajara and signed with Chiapas.
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Copa Libertadores - Finals:
Wed Jun 13 - first leg
Boca Juniors 3-0 Gremio - Boca goals by Rodrigo Palacio, Pablo Ledesma & Juan Roman Riquelme.
-Match report from Sports Illustrated.
Wed Jun 20 - second leg
Gremio v Boca Juniors
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Jonah Freedman at Sports Illustrated with his early summer World Power Rankings -this is the time of year when the going gets slow.
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Chelsea has signed Bolton's Israeli defender Tal Ben Haim.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you be winless in MLS after 10-12 games?

Thank goodness RSL hasn't played 10-12 games yet.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems like they are putting Salt Lake on TV as much as possible this year but I can't understand why.

I admit I haven't seen every game on TV, but as an unattached MLS fan, there are a few clear teams that they should be putting on TV.

1. New York Red Bulls: They are the best or second best team and are the only team with TWO designated players. Even if their home support is crap, at least show Red Bulls on the road more or something.

2. Chivas USA and Toronto seem to have among the best home support. I can maybe put Colorado in here too since they just got their new stadium.

I just don't know why they would ever choose to put RSL on TV. There is nothing appealing about watching them.

8:32 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

" Anonymous said...
How can you be winless in MLS after 10-12 games?
Thank goodness RSL hasn't played 10-12 games yet."

they have now punk!!!!

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bit hard to admit, but I believe that Landon truly is on the block at LA.

When the announcers speak of Beckham, it's how he'll be delivering balls to Nate Jaqua. Landycakes currently takes most corners and free kicks.

Plus, if striker Pavon joins the Galaxy and if Edson Buddle is worth a hoot - Landon could be the odd man out up top. Stick him in midfield?

One thing that does impress is his control of the ball while running at full speed. But we see that threat mostly when he's on national duty... imho...

joe j

9:16 AM  

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