Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Honest Goodness News

Gold Cup action, finally:
USA v Guatemala - Thur Jun 7 at 8pm central on FSC.
-Preceeded by:
Wed Jun 6
-Costa Rica v Canada - 6pm central on Galavision
-Guadaloupe v Haiti - 8pm central on Galavision
-Proceeded by:
Thu Jun 7
-El Salvador v Trinidad & Tobago - 10pm central on TeleFutura
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Official USA team blog.
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Photo's from yesterday's training session. And as you can see, Feilhaber is no longer sporting the facial hair.
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Ives Galarcep at Soccernet with team by team previews of the Gold Cup tournament participants.
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Then Galarcep looks at the USA roster.
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And Jeff Carlisle also for Soccernet gives his 2 cents on Team USA.
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Yanks Abroad talks to USA & (I guess) Standard defender Oguchi Onyewu about his new USA teammates.
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Frank Dell'Stachio of the Boston Globe looks at USA success at Foxborough over the Gold Cup's history. And other nuggets.
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When you go to USA training camp, this is what its all about.
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I am not sure if I missed this one or not, and I am too lazy to check, so here goes. Andrea Canales at Soccernet talks to Lee Nguyen about PSV & USA.
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We had heard that Chicago midfielder Justin Mapp had a bum shoulder, but he has reported to Team USA camp. Will he be ready to go? And if not, will he be replaced on the roster? By whom?
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Houston goalkeeper Pat Onstad has been added to the Canadian roster for the Gold Cup. The back up keeper to Greg Sutton was injured in training.
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The LA Daily News with the latest word on the debacle that has become Trinidad & Tobago's soccer federation. The dark cloud following karma-deprived Jack Warner looms ever nearer.
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MLS games this week(end):
(all times central)
Wed Jun 6
-Toronto v New York - 6:00 on Direct Kick
Thu Jun 7
-Houston v Colorado - 8:00 on ESPN2
Sat Jun 9
-Chicagov Chivas - 7:30 on HDNet & Direct Kick
-Dallas v Los Angeles - 7:30 on FSC & FSE
Sun Jun 10
-DC v New York - 12 Noon on TeleFutura
-Columbus v Houston - 4:00 on Direct Kick
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du Nord MLS Coaching Hot Seat - Who might get fired next:
1. Sigi Schmid - Columbus
2. Frank Yallop - LA
3. Dave Sarachan - Chicago
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du Nord MLS Rookie Of The Year watch:
Corey Ashe - Hou
Andrew Boyens - Tor
Adam Cristman - NE
Maurice Edu - Tor
Robbie Findley - LA
Ty Harden - LA
Michael Harrington - KC
Aaron Hohlbein - KC
Guy-Roland Kpene - DC
Dane Richards - NY
Wells Thompson - NE
-Am I missing anyone, or including someone who is not worthy?
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MLS official Golden Boot Chase:
9 Eddie Johnson
7 Taylor Twellman
5 Maykel Galindo
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Now here is someone from Britain that we can listen too when asked about David Beckham coming to play in MLS. Someone with respect and first hand knowledge. Walter Smith, manager of Rangers talks to the League Managers Assoc site. Thank you Walter.
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What is going on in Salt Lake? The team is racking up fines from the league for inane reasons at a very fast rate. What a shambles. From the excellent Eric Salsbery at Are You Loyal? (thanks to Lukacs for the link)
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An article in the Salt Lake Tribune packed full of terribly lame puns about all the tie games RSL has played so far.
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Tony Sanneh is in New York to work on his fitness after surgery and hopefully find a place on Bruce Arena's squad, who are suddenly desperate for defenders. Sanneh will not be any immediate help though.
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Ives Galarcep at the North Jersey Herald with a look at a possible USA v Mexico showdown, and some Red Bulls loose ends.
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Frank Giase of the Newark Star Ledger talks to former Red Bull defender Marvell Wynne about being traded to Toronto this spring.
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The Toronto Globe & Mail talks to TFC midfielder Carl Robinson about his recent trip home to suit up for Wales, and Ryan Giggs last international.
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Marc Connolly & Ian Plenderleith of the US Soccer Players Assoc go 'round & 'round discussing the latest news from across MLS. Then they answer mail from goofballs like you and me (not literally "me", but most likely you).
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My precious Minnesota Thunder are in Montreal tonight attempting to steal points from one of the leauge's best. The Thunder are not nearly as untalented as their record shows, and sooner or later they will make it work. Let's hope its sooner, cuz I am not sure that I can take later.
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Two stories from Mike Woitalla at Soccer America on new youth development plans from US Soccer. The first story is on the overall plans, with 4 links to details, and the second story is the reasoning behind all of this new path.
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USA U20 friendly v Canada - Wed June 6 in Kingston Ontario.
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Copa Libertadores - Semifinals second leg matches (with first leg scores included):
Wed June 6
Santos v Gremio (0-2)
Thur June 7
Boca Juniors v Cucuta (1-3)
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International friendly's on Tuesday:
Mexico v Paraguay
Brazil v Turkey in Dortmund
Jamaica v Chile
Algeria v Argentina in Barcelona
Kuwait v Portugal
Thailand v Netherlands
Ecuador v Peru in Barcelona
Indonesia v Ukbekistan
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Euro 08 qualifiers on Wednesday:
Faroe Islands v Scotland
Andorra v Israel
Kazakhstan v Azerbaijan
Norway v Hungary
Bulgaria v Belarus
Finland v Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina v Malta
Sweden v Iceland
Luxembourg v Albania
Armenia v Poland
Germany v Slovakia
Croatia v Russia
Liechtenstein v Spain
France v Georgia
Romania v Slovenia
Greece v Moldova
Estonia v England
Latvia v Denmark
Lithuania v Italy
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Newcastle management has continued to confirm their reputations as buffoons by signing master criminal Joey Barton from Manchester City & county lock-up!
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The Financial Times with a look at the national pride tied to the national team of Estonia.


Blogger Bonji said...

Your rookie of the year list is too long. You're basically listing every rookie who has seen playing time.

I think you can remove:
Corey Ashe - Hou
Adam Cristman - NE
Aaron Hohlbein - KC
Guy-Roland Kpene - DC

Make it an award that is tough to win . :)

4:58 PM  
Anonymous diego r. said...

another UVA player in addition to Cristman to watch is Chicago's Bakary Soumare. He started his first game last weekend and from what I've heard he played pretty well. I wouldn't add him to the list quite yet but I'd keep an eye on him.

Cristman has essentially replaced former USMNT player Pat Noonan in the starting line-up for the Revs so I'd keep him on the list.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Alan said...

I have a question regarding the item: "Houston goalkeeper Pat Onstad has been added to the Canadian roster for the Gold Cup. The back up keeper to Greg Sutton was injured in training."

Shouldn't Pat Onstad be starting for Canada? I know that he's not the youngest guy around but he's certainly better than Sutton

11:19 PM  
Blogger Zathras said...

Meh. Another convict is hardly going to be noticed at Newcastle. Not with a pair of racists, several insurance defrauders, and a murderer already having played for the club in the last few years.

11:26 AM  

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