Tuesday, November 27, 2007

We See Very Little News

Fox Soccer Channel will show a feature on the Houston Dynamo and their back to back MLS Cup wins - Dynamo Dynasty. The debut airing is Thu Nov 29 at 10pm central.


Over 24,000 tickets have already been sold for USA v Mexico in Houston on Feb 6.


Here is the guy who wants to buy the Houston Dynamo. (thank you, thank you, thank you Joe)


Seattle season ticket sales have now passed the 8000 mark.

Steve Davis at Soccernet gives us the top 5 stories to follow this MLS off-season.
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FC Dallas assistant coach Oscar Pareja has left the team to join the new staff at the USA U17 Residency program in Bradenton. The team has named their other assistants to coach Wilmer Cabrera as well: Brian Maisonneuve (returning), Paul Caffrey & Paul Grafer.
-Pareja posted a note to team, staff, fans etc. on the FC Dallas Updates blog.
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Buzz Carrick at 3rd Degree takes in a Dallas practice session this week.
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Ridge Mahoney at Soccer America looks at the players San Jose has picked up so far, and some news out of Columbus on players being released.
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The Kansas City Kansan with a story on the re-jigging going on at the new home of the Wizards.
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Today's New York Red Bull coaching search rumor has them chasing after Chivas USA boss Preki.
-Jaime Cardenas of the LA Times covers the story.
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Dallas midfielder Arturo Alvarez has been in France on trial at Bordeaux.
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Houston forward Joseph Ngwenya is in Germany on trial at Alemannia Aachen.
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Luis Arroyave's Red Card blog has Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz of RedEye as the non-soccer-fan soccer fan as today's guest blogger.
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Jeff Bradley at MLSnet uses the First XI to Give Thanks.
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MLS with a series of stories on what the teams in the league need to do this offseason to improve their standing. They start with Toronto.
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MLS & Adidas has put together a team that is traveling across Spain playing matches right now. All the players are from the leagues special Generation Adidas program.
-Their first match was last night against Rayo Vallecano Reserves. MLSGA won it 0-1 on a Nate Sturgis goal.
-The next match is against Real Madrid Reserves.
Chris Seitz
Hunter Freeman
Patrick Ianni
Amaechi Igwe
Tim Ward
Marvell Wynne
Jed Zayner
Nico Colaluca
Bakary Soumare
Nathan Sturgis
David Arvizu
Chad Barrett
Kei Kamara
Jacob Petersen
Willie Sims
Dominic Kinnear
John Spencer
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MLS Off-season Friendlies
Matches & Scores:
-Tue Nov 27
Sydney 5-3 LA Galaxy - 80,000 attended the match.
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Greg Seltzer talks to young American winger Sal Zizzo about his still early days at Hannover.
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Luis Bueno at the Sideline Views blog gives us all the dates in 2008 & 2009 for CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches.
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Ives Galarcep at the North Jersey Herald News says the USA path to South Africa should be a simple straight-forward one.
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Frank Giase of the Newark Star Ledger on the same qualifying topic.
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Trinidad & Tobago's Newsday with an article on this weekends Shaka Hislop Tribute tournament, featuring FC Dallas & others.
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Champions League - Matchday 5
-Tue Nov 27
#Stuttgart v Rangers
Lyon v Barcelona - 4pm central on ESPN Classic
#Dynamo Kyiv v Roma
*Manchester United v Sporting - 1:30pm central on ESPN2
#CSKA Moskva v PSV Eindhoven
Inter Milan v Fenerbahce - 5:30pm central on Setanta
Sevilla v *Arsenal - 1pm central on Setanta
#Steaua Bucuresti v Slavia Praha
-Wed Nov 28
Besiktas v Marseille
Liverpool v Porto - 1:30pm central on Setanta
Rosenborg v Chelsea - 1:30pm central on ESPN2
Valencia v Schalke
Werder Bremen v Real Madrid - 4pm central on ESPN Classic
Lazio v Olympiakos - 4pm central on Setanta
Benfica v Milan
Celtic v Shakhtar Donetsk
*Qualified for the knock out rounds.
#Eliminated from the knock out rounds.
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Two Americans are playing matches in the Champions League:
-Freddy Adu - Benfica - v Milan
-DaMarcus Beasley - Rangers - at Stuttgart
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Jack Bell of the New York Times writes about FIFA pres Sepp Blatter's disapproval of Brazilian players populating all the worlds leagues and some even becoming citizens of new countries for football purposes only. And other world soccer notes.
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Beginning in 2009, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales & Scotland will play a tournament every other year called The Celtic Cup. The plan is to play it every other year. Excellent idea.
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Paul Gardner of the New York Sun writes about the failure of England in Euro 08 qualifying. Even though the headline says "British", the story is about England.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune with a good story on World Soccer, politics, and the real life players involved in all of it.
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The Guardian with a French Ligue Un roundup.
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The BBC with the story of a serious gaff at the England v Croatia game last week, where an English guy sang the Croat national anthem and got some word wrong, somehow making the proclamation of having a huge member. Then a few idiotic English fans booed the anthem when it was over. From funny to classless in 60 seconds. You poor dimwitted dumbasses. But the penis part is pretty funny.


Anonymous timoteo said...

Great find on the BBC article. I laughed my arse off. You don't have a hair on your arse if you don't make "MILA KURA SI PLANINA" your motto.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Nidal Baba Superstar said...

Too bad the MLS article on Toronto FC has to pull all punches in the usual MLSnet fashion.

Their biggest problem last year was not "consistency" or "fitness". It was a surfeit of crap players. It was also restrictive roster rules that limited them to a shallow player pool.

Notice also how they don't offer any info on "What reserves are most ready to move into the team?"

Andrea Lombardo isn't really a reserve. Let's face it, the depths of TFC's Magical Mystery Roster are unknown and filled with a constant churn of faceless players. Same deal with Chivas USA.


2:52 PM  

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