Monday, September 24, 2007

Gravy With It News

Miguel Canizalez got the goal that finally ended Toronto's goal drought at 824 minutes. Ok, so who had him in the pool?


With his two goals on Saturday night Chivas striker Ante Razov has moved past Jason Kreis on the MLS career goal scoring list, and into second place with 109. That leaves him just 2 back from leader Jamie Moreno who scored on Sunday to bring his total to 111. I predicted a couple months ago that Razov would hold the record when this season ends.


Oh yeah, and Chivas USA has clinched their spot in the post-season playoffs.


It has become my personal crusade to get everyone to call New York striker Francis Doe by his most excellent nickname Grandpa! Yes Grandpa! And I saw a couple uses of it slipped into some media stuff this morning. Come on Grandpa!

Matches & scores:
-Sat Sep 22
New York 2-2 New England - NY goals by Grandpa Doe & Juan Pablo Angel. NE both goals by Taylor Twellman.
Toronto 1-2 Columbus - Tor goal by Miguel Canizalez. Colu goals by Jason Garey & Jacob Thomas.
Salt Lake 1-0 Colorado - goal by Kyle Brown.
Chivas 2-1 Kansas City Chiv both goals by Ante Razov. KC goal by Eloy Colombano.
-Sun Sep 23
Chicago 1-1 DC - Chic goal by Chad Barrett. DC goal by Jaime Moreno.
Match report by Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune.
Match report from the Washington Post.
LA 2-1 Dallas - LA goals by Landon Donovan(PK) & Chris Klein. Dal goal by Dax McCarty.
Match report by Grahame Jones of the LA Times.
Match report by Luis Bueno of the Press Enterprise.
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Steve Davis at MLSnet with the excellent weekly match round up.
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The North Jersey Herald News with an article on NYRB's Juan Pablo Angel and the Latin influence on the team.
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Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post on the Soccer Insider blog gets a few words with the Washington DC mayor about the potential for a DC United stadium in the capital.
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MLS Golden Boot Chase:
19 Luciano Emilio
16 Juan Pablo Angel
15 Eddie Johnson
14 Taylor Twellman
12 Maykel Galindo
11 Ante Razov
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The du Nord MLS Rookie Of The Year watch list has not changed in weeks:
1 Maurice Edu - Tor
2 Dane Richards - NY
3 Ty Harden - LA
4 Michael Harrington - KC
5 Adam Cristman - NE
6 Robbie Findley - RSL
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Copa Sudamericana
First Leg:
-Sep 19
Lanus 2-0 Vasco da Gama
Boca Juniors 2-1 Sao Paulo
Botafogo 1-0 River Plate
Goias 2-3 Arsenal
-Sep 20
Defensor Sporting 3-0 El Nacional
-Sep 25
Millonarios v Colo Colo
Pachuca v America
-Sep 26
DC United v Guadalajara Chivas
Second Leg (with first leg scores included):
-Sep 26
Vasco da Gama v Lanus (0-2)
Sao Paulo v Boca Juniors (1-2)
Arsenal v Goias (3-2)
-Sep 27
River Plate v Botafogo (0-1)
-Oct 2
Guadalajara Chivas v DC United
-Oct 3
America v Pachuca
-Oct 4
El Nacional v Defensor Sporting (0-3)
Colo Colo v Millonarios
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USL First Division
-Fri Sep 21 - First Leg
Puerto Rico 1-2 Seattle
Atlanta 1-1 Portland
-Sun Sep 23 - Second Leg
Seattle 0-1 Puerto Rico - tied 2-2 after extra time, Seattle advances 4-3 on PK's.
Portland 0-0 Atlanta - tied 1-1 after extra time, Atlanta advances 3-1 on PK's.
-Sat Sep 29
Seattle v Atlanta
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Americans in Europe - how'd their recent matches go:
-DaMarcus Beasley - Rangers - didn't come off the bench in a 3-0 win over Aberdeen.
-Gregg Berhalter - 1860 Munich - played all 90 minutes of a 2-1 home win over St Pauli.
-Carlos Bocanegra - Fulham - El Capitan went the distance in a 3-3 how draw with Manchester City.
-Nat Borchers - Odd Grenland - plyed the full match as they got ripped 4-0 at Brann.
-Michael Bradley - Heerenveen - played the whole game and followed his two goal UEFA Cup match by scoring again in a 2-3 home loss to Utrecht.
-Danny Califf - Aalborg - went the 90 as the team won 3-4 at Lyngby.
-Steve Cherundolo - Hannover - played all 90 in a losing effort, 0-3 at home to Leverkusen.
-Bobby Convey - Reading - back on the pitch at last!! Came on as a 63rd minute sub and his claimed the winning effort 2-1 over Wigan.
-Charlie Davies - Hammarby - was in the squad, but I don't know if he played or not. The team drew 1-1 at Elfsborg.
-Jay DeMerit - Watford - started but came out at half time after re-straining a calf injury. The team drew 1-1 at home with Queens Park Rangers.
-Clint Dempsey - Fulham - played all 90 of a 3-3 how draw with Manchester City.
-Benny Feilhaber - Derby County - came on in the 56th minute but they were destroyed 5-0 at Arsenal.
-Brad Friedel - Blackburn - played the whole game as always but lost 0-1 at home to Portsmouth.
-Marcus Hahnemann - Reading - started and went the distance guarding the net in a 2-1 win over Wigan.
-Tim Howard - Everton - still out with the dislocated finger - and they lost 2-0 at Aston Villa.
-Ian Joy - St Pauli - dressed but did not play in his teams 2-1 loss at 1860.
-Kasey Keller - Fulham - on the bench for a 3-3 how draw with Manchester City.
-Eddie Lewis - Derby County - played the entire 90 minutes of a serious beatdown at the hands of Arsenal, 5-0.
-Oguchi Onyewu - Standard - host Westerlo today.
-Heath Pearce - Hansa Rostock - was on the bench but did not play in his teams first win of the season 2-0 over Arminia Bielefeld.
-Frank Simek - Sheffield Wednesday - went the distance in a 1-0 win over Hull.
-Jonathan Spector - West Ham - came on in the 80th minute of a 3-1 loss at Newcastle.
-Neven Subotic - Mainz - started and played the whole match losing 2-0 at Kickers Offenbach.
-Brian West - Fredrikstad - in the starting SI for the teams match today v Valerenga.
-Josh Wolff - 1860 Munich - played all 90 minutes and setting up the first goal in a 2-1 home win over St Pauli.
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World Soccer has a Q & A with American Freddy Adu at Benfica. Via Sports Illustrated.
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Kristian Dyer at Soccernet checks in with American Danny Szetela after his arrival at his new club in Spain, Racing Santander.
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Yanks Abroad talks to American forward Kamani Hill about how since coach Feliz Magath took over the team late last season Hill has not played for the first team.
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Results from the Big & Excellent Eurocentric matches this past weekend:
-Sat Sep 22
Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla - it took a while but when Barca came alive it was all over quick. Messi & Henry just tore them apart! Ronaldinho who? Etoo who?
-Sun Sep 23
Man U 2-0 Chelsea - So dull it was not even funny. Terrible red card hindered Chelsea.
Roma 2-2 Juventus - the Old Lady came back late after two from Totti.
Sampdoria 0-0 Genoa - the Genoa derby ends in a stalemate. This is the first time they have played this match in 12 years.
AZ Alkmaar 2-3 Ajax - the win takes Ajax to the top of the Eredivisie.
PSV 4-0 Feyenoord - so much for Feyenoord climbing back in with the top teams in Holland.
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Phil Ball at Soccernet with the best writing on Spanish league football. His weekly column.
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The Observer is bursting their own pipes in praise of this inside scoop story about the meltdown at Chelsea.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune writes about the debut of the new coach at Chelsea, Avram Grant.
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My favorite German, Fulham defender Moritz Volz, is at it again in the Times. He is taunting the English this time. (Sorry I missed this one a couple weeks back.)
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Now up on the EPL Talk Podcast is an interview with Tom Cannon, the leading expert on the Premier League financial matters (he's a professor at the University of Buckingham Business School).
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The Game podcast from The Times of London includes an interview with Thierry Henry!
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Lastly, Inter were tied on the road 2-2 by a team that many are calling the worst team in Serie A for many many years. Ugh.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"-Charlie Davies - Hammarby - was in the squad, but I don't know if he played or not. The team drew 1-1 at Elfsborg."

Correction: CD started and played 66' in a 1-2 win at last year's champion Elfsborg.

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