Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Wetness News

DaMarcus Beasley is expected in Glasgow this week to finalize his deal with Rangers. (See two stories down below.)


And here we go, straight into Copa America:

Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune looks at the magnitude of the event and high tensions in Venezuela as the tournament kicks off.
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John Meyer of the Denver Post with an article USA & Colorado midfield player Kyle Beckerman.
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Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald on the USA Copa America team.
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Greg Lalas at Sports Illustrated doesn't like the chances of success for our boys in this tournament.
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The Philadelphia Daily News with a USA Copa America preview.
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Official USA blog.
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Reuters with a story saying Mexico are in near chaos mode as they get ready to play Brazil tomorrow.
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Rodrigo Orihuela of the Guardian previews Argentina.
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Tim Vickery at Sports Illustrated previews the Copa. And by "previews" I mean he writes about Argentina & Brazil.
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World Soccer via SI has a Q & A with Argie marvel Carlos Tevez (so good he is not expected to be in his countries first 11).
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And Grant Wahl at SI with a feature story on Venezuela's one soccer star (who most have never heard of) Juan Arango.
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Group stage match schedule - all matches shown live on GolTV & TeleFutura:
Tue Jun 26
-Uruguay v Peru
-Venezuela v Bolivia
Wed Jun 27
-Ecuador v Chile
-Brazil v Mexico
Thu Jun 28
-Paraguay v Colombia
-Argentina v USA
Sat Jun 30
-Bolivia v Uruguay
-Venezuela v Peru
Sun Jul 1
-Brazil v Chile
-Mexico V Ecuador
Mon Jul 2
-USA v Paraguay
-Argentina v Colombia
Tue Jul 3
-Peru v Bolivia
-Venezuela v Uruguay
Wed Jul 4
-Mexico v Chile
-Brazil v Ecuador
Thu Jul 5
-Colombia v USA
-Argentina v Paraguay
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The last of the Gold Cup stories:

Great USA post-Gold Cup Final video from US Soccer.
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The LA Times says coach Hugo Sanchez is taking a vicious beating in the Mexican press.
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Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune with his Gold Cup final post-game notes. I missed em yesterday. Hey Luis, you are too much of a Mexican team lover for me!
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Luis Bueno at the Press Enterprise says Mexico is still just Mexico when it comes to the battle with the USA.
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Sunday's Gold Cup final got a 2.5 TV rating at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. The Stanley Cup final got a 1.8 on NBC on a Wednesday in prime time.
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MLS matches & scores this week:
Thu Jun 28
-DC v Colorado - 6pm central on ESPN2
Sat Jun 30
-Dallas v Houston - 5pm central on FSC
-Columbus v New York - 7pm central on HDNet & Direct Kick
-Chivas v New England - 9:30pm central on Direct Kick
Sun Jul 1
-Chicago v Colorado - 6pm central on Direct Kick
-Kansas City v Toronto - 7pm central on Direct Kick
-LA & Salt Lake are off this week.
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A big rumor that seems pretty certain to happen has Toronto shipping left back Kevin Goldthwaite to New York for Todd Dunivant. Although Dunivant has been injured quite a bit, I do not see the quality of these two being even when both are healthy.
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New England midfielder Jeff Larentowicz was bashed in the eye v Toronto and is out with blood in his eye. No word on when he will return.
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Houston midfielder Brad Davis is your MLS Player Of The Week.
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3rd Degree with a feature story on FC Dallas midfielder Juan Toja who has become one of the biggest fan favorites in the league in just 1/2 a season!
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Nick Green of LA's Daily Breeze with an article on the joke the LA Galaxy has become.
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Toronto has signed T&T forward Collin Samuel from Dundee United (corrected) in Scotland.
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DC United have released defender John Wilson.
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Andrea Canales at Soccer365 with an article on Sigi Schmid and his slowly-building-momentum Columbus Crew.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle looks at the Dynamo's current 5 game winning streak, with 4 of their key starters out of the line up.
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Tony Edwards at the US Soccer Players Assoc takes a look at the type of management team potential San Jose Earthquakes owner Lew Wolff likes to put in place. His Oakland A's are very successful in their own unique way.
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Steve Nicol will coach the MLS All Stars v Celtic on July 19 at the Big Dick in Denver.
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George Tanner of the Rocky Mountain News is taking at look at key Celtic players leading up to the All Star game, on his FC Rocky blog. He starts with keeper Artur Boruc.
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du Nord's MLS Coaching Hot Seat - only two spots right now and you gotta think #1 is red hot:
1. Frank Yallop - LA
2. Fernando Clavijo - Colorado
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du Nord's MLS Rookie Of The Year Watch:
(alphabetical)
Andrew Boyens - Tor
Maurice Edu - Tor
Robbie Findley - Salt Lake
Ty Harden - LA
Michael Harrington - KC
Dane Richards - NY
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MLS Golden Boot Chase:
9 Juan Pablo Angel
9 Eddie Johnson
7 Taylor Twellman
6 Maykel Galindo
6 Luciano Emilio
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US Open Cup - 2nd Round matches today:
-Harrisburg City Islanders v Ocean City Barons
-Rochester Raging Rhinos v Western Mass Pioneers
-Richmond Kickers v Cleveland City Stars
-Carolina RailHawks v Bavarian SC
-Atlanta Silverbacks v Charlotte Eagles
-Charleston Battery v El Paso Patriots
-Minnesota Thunder v California Victory
-Seattle Sounder v Portland Timbers
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The Glasgow Herald & the Glasgow Evening Times both with an article on Rangers new midfielder - our man DaMarcus Beasley. Sssssssssssssssssh. It's still supposed to be a secret that he is signing with Rangers.
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Dylan Butler at Big Apple Soccer talks to USA U20 & Sampdoria forward Gabriel Ferrari.
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Johann Smith of the USA U20 has injured his ankle and been replaced on the roster by Preston Zimmerman of Hamburg.
-The U20's play their first group stage game v South Korea on Saturday.
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Frank Giase of the Newark Star Ledger with an article on USA U20 goalkeeper coach Tim Mulqueen (a Jersey native).
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Giase also writes about U20 captain, Famous Freddy Adu.
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An article from Slam in Canada on one of the people who has been responsible for keeping the lights on in the sport of soccer through the good and bad years.
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Mr Burns look-a-like contest winner Sven Goren Eriksson has been hired as the new man in charge of Manchester City. In his contract it says that he will be allowed to bring his dullness with him.
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Bayern Munich have continued their strong upgrade by signing Miroslav Klose from Werder Bremen. Huge signing for them.
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Legendary Romanian player Gheorghe Hagi has been named manager at his old club Steaua Bucharest.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Collin Samuel played for Dundee United, not Dundee.

11:31 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

tanks

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just FYI, that LA Galaxy "Adidas Design Scheme" is just a fan concept from the forums at Chris Creamer's Sports Logos (www.sportslogos.net)

9:00 PM  

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