Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Flippin Burgers Fer A Livin News

A Note From good ol' Joe: Don't forget to set your TIVO to watch this year's holiday train wreck: Barbara Walters interviews the Beck-Mans – Thursday on ABC.


Word is beginning to leak about next seasons MLS home openers:
-The New San Jose Earthquakes will start their season at home on March 29 v New York.
-New York will play their first home game a week later v Columbus.
-Columbus will host Toronto March 29.
-Then Toronto goes to DC on Apr 5 for United’s home opener.
-When does TFC get theirs?
-KC v DC on Mar 29. I will be there!
-And Houston goes to New England to show off their new rings on March 29.
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The Andriy Shevchenko to MLS rumors were re-lit by the English tabloids again yesterday. They say January transfer window.
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The Colorado Rapids has a Q & A with their goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul, who just returned from his first time playing with his national team in Senegal. He got his first cap v Mali.
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Houston dynamo team President Oliver Luck wrote an end of season article to all the fans on the state of the team. (from last week, sorry I missed it)
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MLSnet has a review of the FC Dallas season, and ask Five Big Questions for next year.
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Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald News says Red Bull fans are already beginning to look ahead to a day when their team will have a real home.
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Jack Bell of the New York Times with an article on Freddy Adu, and his time so far at Benfica in Portugal. Plus other MLS & world soccer news.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer with an article on the viability of soccer in America in the 21st century. The author is a skeptic, the kind who uses NASL references as his argument. Won't it be a great day when this article is never written again.
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The Trinidad Express talks to former great Shaka Hislop about the Tribute tournament that was played in his name last weekend.
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Greg Seltzer of American Soccer Daily talks to American Lee Nguyen about his return from injury for PSV.
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Seltzer also talks to USA & Hansa Rostock defender Heath Pearce after another tough loss. The team currently sits one place about relegation.
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3 Americans in Europe were in league action last night - how'd it go:
-Carlos Bocanegra - Fulham - dressed by did not get into his teams 2-0 loss at Manchester United.
-Clint Dempsey - Fulham - started and went 64 minutes of a 2-0 loss at Manchester United.
-Neven Subotic - Mainz - played all 90 minutes in defense and won 0-3 at Alemania Aachen.
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Champions League
2 of the Matchday 6 games are being played today. While all the rest will be played in the 11th & 12th. This is so Milan can head off to Japan for the World Club Championship which starts on Thursday.
-Tue Dec 4
Milan v Celtic
Shakhtar Donetsk v Benfica
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One American is playing a match in the Champions League this week:
-Freddy Adu - Benfica at Shakhtar Donetsk - but Benfica have already been eliminated from advancing.
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The Top 5 Teams in each of Europe's Top 4 Leagues:
-Premiership
36 Arsenal
33 Manchester United
31 Chelsea
30 Liverpool
30 Manchester City
-La Liga
32 Real Madrid
28 Barcelona
28 Villareal
27 Atletico Madrid
26 Espanyol
-Serie A
31 Inter Milan
28 Roma
26 Juventus
25 Udinese
24 Fiorentina
-Bundesliga
34 Bayern Munich
33 Werder Bremen
30 Hamburg
27 Bayer Leverkusen
26 Karlsruhe
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Reuters with an article on the state of the game in Kenya.
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Reuters also talks to Holland & Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf who wants to stop fan violence in Italy.
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The New York Times with an article on the return of the top Iraqi football league after 18 months off.
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Jonathan Wilson of the Guardian sees new cream rise to the top of the Romanian league. Yes, Romania has cream.
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Kevin McCarra of the Guardian says that if Milan want to capture the big big headlines then they will have to make themselves much more attractive, like Real Madrid & Barcelona.
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The Guardian also has a story of Lyon in France, who after a change in coach during the offseason, they are finally back on track to steamroll the league and claim a 7th consecutive title. Wow.
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World Soccer has a Q & A with a big fave of du Nord's, Man U & Argentina forward Carlos Tevez aka Modern Man.
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Another big du Nord fave, Samuel Eto'o, has been given the go-ahead by team doctors to get back to live action with Barcelona!
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The Brazilian government has said that they will not spend any money building new stadiums for the 2014 World Cup. So the funds will have to be raised privately I guess.
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Paul Gardner of the New York Sun is mad because not everyone is in love with the Brazilian style of futebol.
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Former Juventus great Gianluca Vialli writing for the Telegraph of London on the differences in football for kids between Italy and England.

4 Comments:

Anonymous ibra said...

The matter is... Usa soccer players don't feel hungry!!

6:47 PM  
Anonymous tps said...

Enjoy your trip to Kansas -- this DCU fan expects a full trip report!

On that Philadelphia Inquirer story: Yeah, the guy uses silly NASL examples, but then he delivers statistics and lets people talk on why MLS is different. We've seen a lot worse; bashers usually just use the NASL examples.

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Nidal Baba Superstar said...

Gardner, while as monothematic and whiny as ever, is right. Ancelotti's comment was idiotic.

- NBS

2:46 PM  
Blogger Derek said...

in regards to that philly article, who in the right frame of mind considers lacrosse to be ahead of soccer? granted it's a nice niche sport, but it is definitely not bigger than soccer, not by a long shot.

6:06 PM  

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