Friday, June 01, 2007

Moo Shoo Flip Flops News

USA v China - Sat Jun 2 - 7pm central time from Spartan Stadium in San Jose California on ESPN2 & Galavision.

Right now, if you want all the geeky insider stuff on the USA team training in California the only place to visit everyday is Sideline Views. Its the blog done by Andrea Canales & Luis Bueno. They have so many little tidbits and photos and stuff to chew on its amazing. For example, where else you gonna find out that Everton manager David Moyes stopped by the USA training the other day. Now that is cool. Thank you AC & LB, I love your blog.
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US Soccer has an audio interview with USA & PSV midfielder Lee Nguyen. Download or listen here.
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More training camp photos from US Soccer.
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The AP talks to USA defender Oguchi Onyewu about his search for a new club.
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Marc Connolly of the US Soccer Players Assoc talks to USA & Watford defender Jay DeMerit about his club and this summer's national team action.
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Andrea Canales at Top Drawer Soccer talks to young American Charlie Davies who will be on the squad for the China match for the first time. He plays for Hammarby in Sweden.
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Canales spends time talking to DeMerit as well. From Soccer 365.
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Goalkeeper Brad Guzan is the only one of 19 players current in camp not suiting up for the China game. He will play in an exhibition with Chivas USA up in Seattle instead.
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The San Jose Mercury News finally decided to start covering the game today, with a look at the state of the sport in China and a preview of the team representing them tomorrow. They have some coaching turmoil going on.
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Dan Giesen of the San Francisco Chronicle previews Team USA.
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MLS games this weekend:
Sat June 2
-Toronto v Colorado - 2:30 on CBC & Direct Kick
-New England v Salt Lake - 6:30 on HDNet & Direct Kick
-Kansas City v New York - 7:00 on Direct Kick
-Los Angeles v DC - 9:30 on FSC & FSE
Sun June 3
-Houston v Dallas - 4:00 on TeleFutura
-Chicago v Columbus - 6:00 on Direct Kick
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Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune has several good chunks of info concerning Marcelo Salas, on his Red Card blog. I can't say it looks promising, but you never know.
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Arroyave also reports on two Chicago Fire injury problems: Justin Mapp has suffered some sort of shoulder injury and he may miss the Gold Cup. And Thiago has a groin muscle strain that could keep him out a month.
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Lacy Banks of the Chicago Sun Times with a more positive view of the Salas possibilities.
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Juan Pablo Angel of the New York Red Bulls was named MLS Player Of The Month for May.
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Dylan Butler at Big Apple Soccer with with a story on midfielder Dave Van Den Bergh's off season move from Kansas City to NYRB. DVDB says he is very happy, but no hard feelings.
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Butler also has an article on defender Chris Leitch who is trying to catch on with the Red Bulls. He has been out since last season due to injury.
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The Boston Herald checks in on the injury recovery process of New England's Pat Noonan. He is playing, but how fit is he really.
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Larry Millson of the Toronto Globe & Mail with an article on TFC captain Jim Brennan who turned down a chance to play for Canada in the Gold Cup so he could concentrate on his club. No one is slagging him for the decision, but everyone slags Landon Donovan when he makes the same type of statements.
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The Salt Lake Tribune says that RSL forward Atiba Harris is going to play an important role on Jason Kries's team. Really? Him? I hope he is learning fast how to play the game, cuz he has been raw in everything he has done so far.
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The Oregonian talks to a potential owner who is looking at possible locations for a stadium should MLS come to Portland. He is looking in the suburbs. Why don't they just look at the success of Toronto and realize that urban is better. Get out of the lame ass suburbs.
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China will play 2 MLS teams in friendly's next week:
-Real Salt Lake on Thu June 7
-Colorado Rapids on Sun June 10
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The USA U20's play a friendly v Canada on Sun June 3 in Ottawa.
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Next Tuesday, US Soccer will rename the main training field at the Home Depot Center in tribute to recently deceased USA assistant coach Glenn Mooch Myernick.
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USL First Division games & scores this week(end):
Wed May 30
-California 1-1 Charleston
Fri Jun 1
-Montreal v Vancouver - live at 7pm on FSC.
-Miami v Rochester
-Atlanta v Miami
-Minnesota v Charleston
-Puerto Rico v Rochester
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USL 1D Standings:
17 Vancouver
14 Montreal
13 Carolina
12 Rochester
12 Seattle
11 Portland
11 Atlanta
9 Miami
9 Puerto Rico
9 Charleston
5 Minnesota
2 California
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Copa Libertadores - Semifinals scores and matches:
Thur May 31
Cucuta 3-1 Boca Juniors - Cucu goals by Blas Perez (2) & Ruben Dario Bustos. Boca goal by Pablo Ledesma.
-Match report via Sports Illustrated.
Wed June 6
Santos v Gremio (0-2)
Thur June 7
Boca Juniors v Cucuta (1-3)
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Euro 08 qualifiers on Sat Jun 2:
Wales v Czech Republic
Iceland v Liechtenstein
Kazakhstan v Armenia
Russia v Andorra
Germany v San Marino
Finland v Serbia
Macedonia v Israel
Faroe Islands v Italy
Denmark v Sweden
Bosnia-Herzegovina v Turkey
Norway v Malta
Albania v Luxembourg
Slovenia v Romania
Belgium v Portugal
Azerbaijan v Poland
Lithuania v Georgia
France v Ukraine
Belarus v Bulgaria
Latvia v Spain
Greece v Hungary
Estonia v Croatia
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Deportivo San Martin has won the Peru Championship, with 2 weeks still left to play.
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Eric Weil of World Soccer looks at the crumbling state of the Argentine leagues. Via Sports Illustrated.
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England v Brazil today at Wembley. See it on FSC.
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England also announced that they will play a friendly v Germany at Wembley on August 22.
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Some other friendly's going on around the world this weekend & early next week:
Venezuela v Canada
Indonesia v Hong Kong
Australia v Uruguay
Bolivia v El Salvador in Washington DC
Austria v Paraguay
Costa Rico v Chile
Mexico v Iran
Honduras v Trinidad & Tobago
S Korea v Netherlands
Switzerland v Argentina
Eduador v Peru in Madrid
Malawi v Gabon
Brazil v Turkey in Dortmund
Jamaica v Chile
Algeria v Argentina in Barcelona
Mexico v Paraguay
Kuwait v Portugal
Thailand v Netherlands
Ecuador v Peru in Barcelona
Indonesia v Ukbekistan
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Lots of African Nations Cup qualifiers this weekend too:
Uganda v Nigeria
Tunisia v Seychelles
Rwanda v Equatorical Guinea
Eritrea v Angola
Tanzania v Senegal
Cape Verde Islands v Algeria
Seirra Leone v Togo
Benin v Mali
Namibia v Libya
Ethiopia v Dem Rep of Congo
Zambia v Congo
South Africa v Chad
Morocco v Zimbabwe
Ivory Coast v Madagascar
Mauritania v Egypt
Burundi v Botswana
Niger v Lesotho
Sudan v Mauritius
Liberia v Cameroon
Swaziland v Kenya
Mozambique v Burkina Faso
Rep of Guinea v Gambia
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Former Norwich manager Nigel Worthington has been hired as the new top man for Northern Ireland.
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FIFA also talks to Lionel Messi. This is about the 5th interview I have seen with him this week. Must be a new publicist.
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Chelsea have signed forward Claudio Pizarro from Bayern Munich on a free transfer. He's not gonna help, although he will be better than Salomon Kalou.
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Simon Kuper of the Financial Times on the England team, their place in their countries culture, and how the image of the players wives and girlfriends is perceived by the public.


Blogger kj said...

Well, there goes Northern Ireland.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Zach Dundas said...

A stadium in the suburbs would kill the Timbers Army in one fell swoop.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um, do we really want to be comparing the actions of our captain's to that of Canada's???

honestly now, who the hell cares if Jim Brennan doesn't catch heat?

10:57 PM  

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