Wednesday, October 17, 2007

There Goes My Baby News

Here are the USA starters & subs v Switzerland today:
Freddy Adu
Dan Califf
Jay DeMerit
Robbie Finley
Brad Guzan
Heath Pearce
Danny Szetela

And here is audio of USA coach Bob Bradley's press conference yesterday at the stadium. From US Soccer.


Football Italia has several quotes from Luis Figo, from O Jogo magazine, that he is very interested in MLS! “I haven’t ruled out a move to America, quite the opposite.”

Dean McNulty of the Toronto Sun on the return of Danny Dichio for TFC.
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Larry Millson of the Toronto Globe & Mail says TFC is already bringing in players to look at for next season.
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Ives Galarcep on his Soccer by Ives blog says Newcastle has been scouting KC forward Eddie Johnson.
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Grahame Jones of the LA Times talks retirement with LA legend Cobi Jones. (Are they related?)
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Paul Oberjuerge of the Daily Breeze on the rise of LA from near death.
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Billy Witz of the Daily Breeze wonders how Galaxy coach Frank Yallop works Beckham back into the lineup without disrupting everyone else.
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Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune talks to a few Chicago Fire players who are already working up conspiracy theories about their match with LA on Sunday.
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American Soccer Daily breaks down the season of Chivas USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan statistically.
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The Washington Examiner says DC United players like winning this years Supporters Shield even more than last years.
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The US Soccer Players Assoc has a Q & A with DC United defender Greg Vanney.
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James Edward of the Deseret Morning News with a story on Real Salt Lake rookie center back Dustin Kirby who got his first start of the season on Monday night along side Eddie Pope, in his last home game.
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Allen Hopkins of ESPN reports that Arsenal is still scouting Chivas USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan.
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Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union Tribune with his weekly soccer notes column: Sidelines.
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Grahame Jones of the LA Times with his weekly soccer notes column: Corner Kicks.
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The Washington Post says some Maryland state officials are very interested in luring DC United out of the capital city.
-And the Posts anti-soccer blogger has his say on the stadium building issue.
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The Oregonian reports that MLS officials are back in Portland today for another round of talks on possible expansion.
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Alessandro Del Piero is definitely not heading to MLS anytime soon. He just signed a new deal with Juventus that goes through the 2010 season.
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Lots of pictures from the stadium building process in Montreal. They are just about ready to go. Looks great.
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Switzerland v USA
-Wednesday October 17
Live on Fox Soccer Channel at 1:30pm central time.
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From our most excellent reader Bart in the South Seas: This link takes you to preview of this evening's USA-Swiss match. Article is on the site of the francophone Swiss television network TSR2, which is airing the game live. One of the many translation programs on the web can give you a gist of the story, which treats the Americans with respect while expressing hope that the Swiss get 2 wins in a week, following their 3-1 win over Austria on the weekend. The piece notes that the USA played "an excellent match" v. Brazil, and that it will be "fresh" Wednesday evening since it did not play on Saturday. Much of the piece naturally focuses on the likely formation to be used by the Swiss and who will be the key players in the squad put up against the Yanks. The article concludes with the observation that - as of Monday - only 11,000 tix had been sold for the match ("not a great popular success").
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Match preview from Yanks Abroad.
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Last video clips from US Soccer before today's game.
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The official USA blog.
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Luis Bueno on his Sideline Views blog says Jaime Cardenas of the LA Times told him that Mexicoach Hugo Sanchez told him that the USA & Mexico will meet again in February of next year. No other details yet.
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It's International week, which means that there are national team matches all over the globe:
CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
-Tue Oct 16
Venezuela 0-2 Argentina
-Wed Oct 17
Bolivia v Colombia
Paraguay v Uruguay
Brazil v Ecuador
Chile v Peru
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Oceania World Cup Qualifiers
-Wed Oct 17
Fiji 0-2 New Zealand
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Euro 2008 Qualifiers
-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 2-1 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
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Asian World Cup Qualifiers
-Mon Oct 15
Macau 1-7 Thailand
-Thu Oct 18
Kyrgyzstan v Jordan
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International Friendlies
-Tue Oct 16
Qatar 3-2 Iraq
Croatia 3-0 Slovakia
Bahrain 2-0 Libya
-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
United Arab Emirates v Tunisia
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Russia have beaten England 2-1 earlier today (earlier via time zones). Report from the Guardian.
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A full transcript of Jack Bell of the New York Times Q & A with Thierry Henry. From the Goal blog.
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Jaime Cardenas of the LA Times with an article on Mexico who play Guatemala tonight at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
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Argentina went to Venezuela and beat Hugo Chavez's people team 0-2 behind goals from Gabi Milito and Lionel Messi. This win gives Argie 6 points from their first 2 qualifiers. The other CONMEBOL teams play their matches today.
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Moritz Volz, the resident genius at Fulham, updates us on his season so far. From his own weblog. (thanks to BQ for this one)
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Only a few months after Big Sam Allardyce left the coaching job at Bolton, the club has already fired his successor Sammy Lee and their General Manager. Next.


Blogger mamacita chilena said...

Did anyone else watch Brazil v. Ecuador?

Goal #5, ouch! slipped right through the goalie's hands.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous adam said...

yeah the FMF website already shows the february mexico/USA game scheduled!

10:50 PM  

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