Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Now Is Not The Time News

The New York Red Bulls have also clinched a spot in the MLS playoffs. For some reason the league itself has not confirmed this, but take it from Dan at Metrofanatic, they are in.


Some real big surprises on this USA roster for the match next Wednesday in Switzerland:
Marcus Hahnemann (Reading FC)
Tally Hall (Esbjerg)
Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)
Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC)
Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96)
Dan Califf (Aalborg BK)
Jay Demerit (Watford FC)
Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege)
Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock)
Steve Purdy (1860 Munich)
Freddy Adu (SL Benfica)
DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers)
Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen)
Maurice Edu (Toronto FC)
Benny Feilhaber (
Derby County) CORRECTED
Eddie Lewis (Derby County)
Danny Szetela (Racing Santander)
Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC)
Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake)
Preston Zimmerman (Hamburger SV)
Sal Zizzo (Hannover 96)


FIFA is going to have goalmouth referees at the Club World Championship in Japan in December. From Reuters.

Matches & scores:
-Thu Oct 11
Dallas v Chivas - 8pm central on ESPN2
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Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe looks at the size of MLS team rosters, and says there should be more players on each team.
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Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch watches the Crew playoff hopes fade, again.
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Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune was at a press conference today for Mexican team Cruz Azul who are in town to play Chicago on Wednesday night. Here are a few items from that, on the Red Card blog. And yes, Jared Borgetti confirms that he is still a complete moron.
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Nick Green at the Daily Breeze on the top notch talent of Landon Donovan.
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Billy Witz also of the Breeze with a look at LA's improbable run toward the playoffs.
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Our man Luis Bueno at the Press Enterprise sings the praises of Landon Donovan too.
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Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald News says that a revived LA Galaxy is good for MLS.
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Andrea Canales of Soccer 365 says David B****** is having to learn about patience.
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USA Today with a story on the success of Blanco in Chicago.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle with his weekly Dynamo notes column.
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The Washington Post with more on DC United player Josh Gros's possible serious concussion problems.
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Emlyn Lewis of Soccer New England calls the Revolution Jekyll & Hyde.
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Frank Giase of the Newark Star Ledger on the Red Bull’s backing into the playoffs.
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Jeff Bradley at MLSnet give us the best games left this season - First XI: Big-Time MLS Games Remain.
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Goal.com sorts out their view on how the MLS playoffs are gonna look.
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The Washington Post with the latest on political ugliness behind a possible DC United stadium.
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Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union Tribune remembers the 1987 San Diego State team that was on board a plane that had engine trouble and made an emergency landing. Eric Wynalda was one of the guys on that plane. (from last week)
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Just a ton of International matches coming up in the next 2 weeks-
Matches & Scores:
AFC World Cup Qualifier
-Thu Oct 11
Cambodia v Turkmenistan
-Sat Oct 13
Uzbekistan v Chinese Taipei
-Sun Oct 14
Madagascar v Comoros
Macau v Thailand
-Wed Oct 17
Kyrgyzstan v Jordan

CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifier
-Sat Oct 13
Uruguay v Bolivia
Argentina v Chile
Ecuador v Venezuela
Peru v Paraguay
-Sun Oct 14
Colombia v Brazil
-Tue Oct 16
Venezuela v Argentina
-Wed Oct 17
Bolivia v Colombia
Paraguay v Uruguay
Brazil v Ecuador
Chile v Peru

African Nations Cup Qualifier
-Fri Oct 12
Togo v Mali
Sierra Leone v Benin
-Sat Oct 13
Mauritania v Burundi
Egypt v Botswana
Sierra Leone v Guinea-Bissau

Oceania World Cup Qualifier
-Sat Oct 13
New Zealand v Fiji
-Wed Oct 17
Fiji v New Zealand

Euro 2008 Qualifier
-Sat Oct 13
Poland v Kazakhstan
Belgium v Finland
Azerbaijan v Portugal
Armenia v Serbia
Italy v Georgia
Faroe Islands v France
Moldova v Turkey
Hungary v Malta
Slovakia v San Marino
Croatia v Israel
Iceland v Latvia
Slovenia v Albania
Romania v Netherlands
Scotland v Ukraine
England v Estonia
Belarus v Luxembourg
Liechtenstein v Sweden
Cyprus v Wales
Ireland Republic v Germany
Denmark v Spain
Greece v Bosnia-Herzegovina
-Wed Oct 17
Kazakhstan v Portugal
Belgium v Armenia
Azerbaijan v Serbia
Ukraine v Faroe Islands
Georgia v Scotland
Turkey v Greece
Malta v Moldova
Bosnia-Herzegovina v Norway
Macedonia FYR v Andorra
Russia v England
Ireland Republic v Cyprus
Liechtenstein v Iceland
Denmark v Latvia
San Marino v Wales
Luxembourg v Romania
Sweden v Northern Ireland
Netherlands v Slovenia
Germany v Czech Republic
Albania v Bulgaria
France v Lithuania

International Friendlies
-Sat Oct 13
El Salvador v Costa Rica
Switzerland v Austria
-Sun Oct 14
Mexico v Nigeria
Honduras v Panama
Senegal v Guinea
-Tue Oct 16
Qatar v Iraq
-Wed Oct 17
Mexico v Guatemala
Finland v Spain
El Salvador v Trinidad & Tobago
Estonia v Montenegro
Morocco v Namibia
Poland v Hungary
Japan v Egypt
Costa Rica v Haiti
Austria v Cote d'Ivoire
Switzerland v USA
Italy v South Africa
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Russian Premier League
-Standings after 26 rounds (of 30):
49 Spartak Moscow
49 Zenit St Petersburg
46 FC Moscow
41 CSKA Moscow
41 Saturn Moscow
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Jonathan Wilson at the Guardian with the story of Dynamo Kiev and their struggles since the glory days of the 60's.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune - From Chelsea to Cambodia, the differences in the life of a soccer player is more than light years apart.
-Here is the original article on Cambodian football by Ek Madra of Reuters that Hughes sites in his story.
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The groups have been drawn for the next stage of the UEFA Cup competition.
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