Thursday, September 06, 2007

Help Em Out News

Finally found a picture of the Sevilla players wearing "Puerta" shirts at the Super Cup. The Milan players wore his name on their shirts too. (Stole this pic from Sports Illustrated.)

Matches & Scores:
-Thu Sep 6
Chivas USA v DC United - 9:30pm central on ESPN2
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Andell Holdings officially purchased the Chicago Fire from AEG yesterday. The Chicago papers have the story:
-Quotes from the new owner Andrew Hauptman by Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune.
-More notes from Arroyave on his Red Card blog.
-Lacy Banks of the Chicago Sun Times.
-Nick Firchau of the Daily Southtown.
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Ivan Orozco of the LA Daily News writes about the man behind the Chivas USA curtain - Preki. Did you think he would be this good of a coach this fast? Not me. But it's been great to watch. And has anyone done it with less? I doubt it.
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Chivas USA plays one of it's biggest regular season games ever tonight, and the LA Times has nothing on the game. Come on you guys!!!!!!!
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John Haydon of the Washington Times with an article on DC's new converted left back Marc Burch and his stellar performances so far.
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Steven Goff of the Washington Post with an article on DC's goal scoring machine - Ben Olsen.
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Beau Dure of USA Today looks at DC United's surge back to top of the league form.
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It looks like Toronto's favorite player Danny Dichio could miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. It would be his third injury of the year, and could definitely be part of his age. Some could also say its that nasty fake turf they have up there at BMO.
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Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch says the Crew may be looking for center back help after losing Chad Marshall for the rest of the season due to concussions. Forward Andy Herron is none to pleased with his lack of playing time either.
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Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle with a nice article on the Dynamo's most faithful fans.
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Michael Lewis at the NY Daily News writes about the definite up-tick in quality from New York midfielder Clint Mathis, after a distinct drop off the past two + seasons.
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The KC Star says talk of a soccer stadium in Kansas City is getting more serious. The land they want to use is now occupied by a dead mall.
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Sorry, but I missed this one from Monday - Martin Rogers of Yahoo Sports give his post-tournament analysis of SuperLiga.
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USL First Division
-Thu Sep 6
Minnesota v Carolina
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Former Thunder player Mark Schulte is out in LA practicing with the Galaxy. He played and scored in their reserve league match the other day.
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USA v Brazil
-Sun Sep 9
-Live at 3pm central time from Soldiers Field in Chicago. You can see the game on ESPN2.
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More official Team USA training photos.
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Video of the USA boys going out to dinner, from US Soccer. The cuisine was? Brazilian of course.
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And US Soccer also has audio of an interview with USA & KC midfielder Davy Arnaud who is making his debut with the national team.
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A US Soccer article from yesterday covering practice sessions, news and notes.
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Don't forget to read the Team USA blog either. Always good.
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Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune with articles on two USA players, DaMarcus Beasley of Rangers, and Clint Dempsey of Fulham (in his own words).
-Arroyave with more about Dempsey on his Red Card blog.
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American Soccer Daily talks to USA & West Ham defender Jonathan Spector.
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Jeff Carlisle of Soccernet previews the USA v Brazil game.
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Big Brazilian center back Alex "The Tank" has been dropped from the teams roster due to an ankle injury.
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After a long slog across Europe on various trials (and tribulations), American midfielder Greg Dalby has finally landed a contract. He will play for Belgian club Charleroi. Here is a link to the teams website announcing his signing, in French natch. (Thanks to Jon for that link.) Yanks Abroad also has the good word.
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Bill Urban of the US Soccer Players Assoc dissects Danny Szetela's move from the Columbus Crew bench to Spain's Racing Santander.
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Euro 2008 Qualifiers
-Sat Sep 8
Serbia v Finland
Portugal v Poland
Scotland v Lithuania
Italy v France
Georgia v Ukraine
Moldova v Norway
Malta v Turkey
Hungary v Bosnia-Herzegovina
Wales v Germany
Slovakia v Ireland Republic
San Marino v Czech Republic
Russia v Macedonia FYR
Croatia v Estonia
Sweden v Denmark
Latvia v Northern Ireland
Iceland v Spain
Netherlands v Bulgaria
Luxembourg v Slovenia
Belarus v Romania
England v Israel
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African Nations Cup Qualifiers
-Sat Sep 8
Gabon v Cote d' Ivoire
Uganda v Niger
Nigeria v Lesotho
Sudan v Tunisia
Mauritius v Seychelles
Rwanda v Liberia
Equatorial Guinea v Cameroon
Swaziland v Eritrea
Kenya v Angola
Tanzania v Mozambique
Senegal v Burkina Faso
Guinea v Cape Verde Islands
Gambia v Algeria
Ethiopia v Namibia
Congo DR v Libya
South Africa v Zambia
Chad v Congo
Zimbabwe v Malawi
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Reuters has an article on Israel who smell a chance to knock off England on Saturday.
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Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has signed a 3 year contract extension. Rumors of his demise are now put to rest.
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The Vancouver Sun with an article on the turmoil that is the Canadian Soccer Association.
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Adam Spangler of This Is American Soccer wrote about a movie a few months back that played at the Tribeca Film Festival. It is called Sons Of Sakhnin United. And now one of the films creators Roger Bennett tells a great story to Spangler about the adventures this film has already provided. Excellent stuff here.
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Brazil & Milan midfielder Kaka was named UEFA Player Of The Year. Ok, I can buy that. Yes his name is Ricardo, and his family call him Rikki. I am not making that up.
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Jonah Freedman of Sports Illustrated with his new World Soccer Power Rankings.
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Tim Vickery of Sports Illustrated with an article on Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz who is having great success early on with Blackburn. When Chelsea signed forward Claudio Pizzaro from Bayern Munich this summer I said they got the wrong guy, they should have gone after Santa Cruz. Blackburn showed 'em how its done.
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The Guardian with an article on how Formula 1 Racing big wigs Flavio Briatore & Bernie Ecclestone (a couple of serious playboys if I have ever seen one) plan to take their newly purchased Queens Park Rangers to the big league of England.
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Raphael Honigstein at the Guardian is trying to figure out the logic of Chelsea leaving Michael Ballack off their Champions League roster.
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And Jonathan Wilson at the Guardian writing about the peace in Moscow between fans of huge long time rivals CSKA & Spartak. And other Russian soccer news of the week.
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Former Italy goalkeeper Walter Zenga has been named the new manager of Dinamo Bucharest.
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Pachuca's excellent, but stupid looking, goalkeeper Calero went to the hospital after his teams game last night v Tigres. (They lost 3-2!) He had severe shoulder pain, and was reportedly dizzy. No more yet word on the extent of his health issue.
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Ireland, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland are holding talks to plan a 4 country soccer tournament called the Celtic Cup. More details when they are available.
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Pavel Horvath of Sparta Prague gave his teams hardcore fans a Nazi salute after a derby victory over Viktoria Zizkov. He has been fined less than $10,000 dollars. I guess the Czech football league approves. The player apologized.
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UEFA has instructed all referee's to take charge of on field injuries and stop play instead of having teams kick the ball out of bounds.


Blogger mamacita chilena said...

I just got done watching Switz. v Chile. Fun game to watch! This was an important game for Chile since it was Bielsa's debut as the new coach. Chile started out the game half asleep (as always) so I didn't see much change in that respect. But after the first Swiss goal (which was a beaut!) Chile kicked it into gear...and Chilean fans had a chance to see their team on the offensive. I LOVED it! I haven't seen Chile go out to win a game in God knows how long...unfortunately the defense suffered. Chile got hammered on the counter time after time and they're actually pretty lucky the game didn't end up 5-1. In the second half Chile also had a goal that was called back and when I saw the replay that really looked like an incorrect call to me. A few players from the infamous U-20 team also saw significant playing time including "El Nino Maravillo" (Wonder Boy) Alexis Sanchez who scored the only Chilean goal. Mauricio Islas, one of the figures from the U20 W.C. also started, but he looked out of sorts the whole game. I don't think he earned his spot yet. "El Matador," Marcelo Salas entered the game towards the very end and had one really nice chance where he showed the superb ball control he's known for. But I'm a huge Salas hater and besides that one shot he had he looked sluggish and lazy, as usual. My vote is, off with his head! JK, I just don't want to see him on the field again, he's washed up. Thank God the Chicago Fire thing didn't work out, that would've been a huge mistake on the Fire's part.

Anyways, that's my take on the game. Sorry for being long winded but I have nobody to talk about the game husband hates soccer and my guy friends just laugh when I talk futbol. They think girls should have nothing to do with sports.

If Bruce or any other DuNord fans saw the game I'd love to know what you think of the beginning of the Bielsa era!

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:57 PM  
Anonymous Matt L said...

mamacita chilena...i didn't see the game, but i like your passion for the sport!


4:42 PM  
Blogger mamacita chilena said...

Thanks Matt, I like anybody and everybody who reads this blog and comments :)

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