Monday, July 02, 2007

Famous Greek Paintings News

Los Copa America:

Tonight it's USA v Paraguay - kicks off at 5:30 central time on GolTV & TeleFutura. Plus people tell me its streaming online via Univision too!
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Lots of pre-game notes from US Soccer.
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Audio & video from US Soccer:
-Behind the scenes video from the loss to Argentina.
-Audio of interview with Jonathan Bornstein.
-Audio of Copa Part II with the comedy duo of Benny & Sacha.
-Video from Studio 90 July 2,2007 - starring Jimmy Conrad.
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US Soccer also has photos from training this weekend.
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Official Team USA blog.
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FC Dallas defender Drew Moor who is on the USA Copa team checks in from Venezuela via FC Dallas Updates.
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Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle examines the pain that can be suffered in a pounding loss like the one suffered by the USA at the hands of Argentina.
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Steve Davis at Soccernet says USA coach Bob Bradley needs to be careful with his young players so that they aren't mentally destroyed by the Copa America.

(I guess the Davis twins agree telepathically on this one)
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Jeff Carlisle at Soccernet previews Paraguay for tonight's game.
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The New York Times with a blog covering Copa America and other soccer matters - Goal.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune looks at how the Copa is going down in Venezuela.
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Venezuela's win Saturday was their first in the Copa America in 40 years - that run was 43 matches long.
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Luis Bueno at Sports Illustrated says Mexico is playing much better in Copa America than they did in the Gold Cup. But they still have some glaring shortcomings.
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Group stage match schedule - all matches shown live on GolTV and TeleFutura/Univision:
Tue Jun 26
-Uruguay 0-3 Peru
-Venezuela 2-2 Bolivia
Wed Jun 27
-Ecuador 2-3 Chile
-Brazil 0-2 Mexico
Thu Jun 28
-Paraguay 5-0 Colombia
-Argentina 4-1 USA
Sat Jun 30
-Bolivia 0-1 Uruguay
-Venezuela 2-0 Peru
Sun Jul 1
-Brazil 3-0 Chile
-Mexico 2-1 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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MLS matches & scores this week:
-Dallas 0-0 Houston
Match report from MLSnet.
Match report by Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle.
Match report by Gabriel Cabarrouy of the Dallas Morning News.
Match report by Tobias Xavier Lopez of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
-Columbus 1-0 New York - Goal by Kei Kamara.
Match report from MLSnet.
Match report by Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch.
-Chivas 2-0 New England - Goals by Jesse Marsch & Maykel Galindo. Chiv Red Card to Claudio Suarez for violent conduct.
Match report from MLSnet.
Match report by Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe.
Match report from the Boston Herald.
Match report from the Daily Breeze.
Match report from the LA Times.
-Chicago 0-0 Colorado - Chic Red Card to Bakary Soumare for violent conduct.
Match report from MLSnet.
Match report by Len Ziehm of the Chicago Sun Times.
Match report by Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune.
Post-game notes from Arroyave on his Red Card blog.
Post-game notes by George Tanner of the Rocky Mountain News on his FC Rocky blog.
-Kansas City 1-1 Toronto - KC goal by Michael Harrington. TO goal by Danny Dichio. TO Red Card to Andrew Boyens for 2 yellows.
Match report from MLSnet.
Match report from the Kansas City Star.
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Quite a bit of MLS player news the past few days:
-Chivas USA released forward Matt Taylor. I have been told by many people that Matt is a great guy, but he can't hit the broadside of a barn with his shot. Chivas have a specific player in mind to replace him on the roster, but no word yet on who that might be, but the rumor is two defenders Guatemalan Freddy Thompson and/or El Salvadoran Dennis Alas.
-Santino Quaranta did not end up in KC as first rumored. Instead LA dealt him to New York.
-I may have forgotten this one last week, but LA also released midfielder Ian Russell.
-Chicago signed Brazilian right midfielder Bruno Marques Menezes from minor league team Sao Carlos. He has been training with the team for a while.
-Real Salt Lake have hired former MLS defender Robin Fraser as an assistant coach.
-DC has released young midfielder Kasali Yinka Casal. He came to them from the Fulham academy.
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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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Chicago's Daily Southtown asks a very important question; Are the Chicago Fire for sale?
-Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune on his Red Card blog has more info on who the potential buyers might be.
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The Times of London with a feature story on LA & USA star Landon Donovan.
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Andrea Canales of LA Soccer News talks to Chivas USA defender Claudio Suarez about his red card and the teams strong win over New England.
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LASN has a Q & A with former USA defender and current New England Technical Director Mike Burns. He looks back at Copa America 1995.
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Tobias Xavier Lopez of the Fort Worth Star Telegram wants to see Mexican superstar Jared Borgetti in a FC Dallas shirt. Pronto.
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Pete Gratoff of the KC Star with an article on Kansas City rookie center back Aaron Hohlbein who has played plenty of games due to injury and national team call ups.
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Dallas will take on Mexican team UANL Tigres in the second annual Rio Grande Plate. The away leg takes place on July 7 in Monterrey. The home leg is set for Wed Jul 11 in Frisco.
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The Arizona Republic with the latest news on a potential MLS team in the Phoenix area.
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Soccer New England brings us July Madness. Could there be a couple more games in a couple more competitions? I doubt it.
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Big Week of MLS games ahead:
-Wed Jul 4
KC v DC - 12 noon central on Direct Kick
Dallas v Chivas - 5:30 central on HD Net & Direct Kick
Colorado v Columbus - 8:30 central on Direct Kick
Salt Lake v Toronto - 9 central on Direct Kick
LA v Chicago - 9:30 central on Direct Kick
-Thu Jul 5
Houston v New York - 7 central on ESPN2
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USL First Division matches & scores this weekend:
Thu Jun 28
California 0-1 Portland
Seattle 1-0 Miami
Fri Jun 29
Montreal 1-0 Puerto Rico
Rochester 0-2 Atlanta
Sat Jun 30
Charleston 1-1 Vancouver
Portland 1-0 Miami
Sun Jul 1
Montreal 0-2 California
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USL 1D Standings:
26 Vancouver
24 Rochester
23 Montreal
22 Seattle
21 Portland
19 Charleston
17 Carolina
16 Atlanta
15 Puerto Rico
14 Miami
11 Minnesota
11 California
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The Guardian with a story on the pressure put on youngsters like Freddy Adu & Michelle Wie.
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The U20 World Cup kicks off this weekend - the group stage games are:
(All games live on ESPNU)
USA 1-1 South Korea - USA goal by Danny Szetela. Kor goal by Young Rok Shin.
Match report from US Soccer.
Match report and player ratings from Soccernet.
Match report by Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America.
Post-game quotes from USA coaches & players.
Post game notes by Jen Chang at Soccernet.
Post-game video from US Soccer
Game photos from US Soccer.
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Other 2 USA group stage matches:
-Tue Jul 3 v Poland - 3:45pm central at Olympic Stadium in Montreal
-Fri Jul 6 v Brazil - 6:30pm central at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa
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Ryan Hunt of Sports Illustrated with a look at USA & Red Bulls forward Jozy Altidore.
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Stephen Brunt at the Toronto Globe & Mail writes about the fans & atmosphere at the U20 World Cup.
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A lameass reporter for the Toronto Sun bitches & moans about how tough it is covering the event. Shut up!
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USA U20 team blog.
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FIFA U20 World Cup details.
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Soccernet brings us Part 2 of USA & Watford defender Jay DeMerit's road trip story.
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Croatia's star striker Eduardo da Silva has been snapped up by Arsenal from Dinamo Zagreb.
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Real Madrid claim they are about to sign Chelsea midfielder Arjen Robben for 20 million Euros.
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The Liverpeople are going to send Luis Garcia to Atletico Madrid as part of a deal to acquire Fernando Torres.
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The Guardian with a list of all the Premiership players for available for free right now.
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FIFA.com has a Q & A with young Argentine striker Sergio "Kun" Aguero.
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For some bizarre reason the Observer seems to think that Chelsea's signing of striker Claudio Pizzaro on a free transfer from Bayern Munich was a master stroke.

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