Friday, December 14, 2007

Yankee Swap Day News

Setanta Sports is reporting the Juan Sebastian Veron is NOT joining DC United. He has turned down their offer to stay at Estudiantes.


The Kansas City Star with an article on KC Wiz season ticket holders getting a look at the clubs new home field, while across town the city was voting YES on a plan for the team to build their own stadium on the grounds of an abandon shopping center. MLSnet talks to the teams ownership about the plan. There is still one more political hurdle, and that is for some state funding. Lastly, here are artist renderings of the entire development project - but no real images of a stadium.
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Seattle has crossed the 10k mark in season ticket orders.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle on the Dynamo's acquisition of defender Bobby Boswell.
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MLSnet reviews the season of the New York Red Bulls. And then proposes 5 Big Questions for next season.
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And the same for Real Salt Lake - the season in review - and 5 Big Questions.
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Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald gives us the latest news on a potential new MLS team in Miami, where the league failed miserably once already.
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TeamTalk with words from Mexican striker Jared Borgetti about a possible move to an MLS team.
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TV Sports Daily says MLS is still guilty of appearing to make rule changes that favor some teams over others.
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TSN Sports of Canada with a great year end soccer round up.
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USA U23 Friendlies
Matches & Scores:
-Thu Dec 13
China U23 0-0 USA U23 in Changsha
-The most interesting thing about this game is that Maurice Edu started in the center of defense. Yes, defense.
-Sun Dec 16
China U23 v USA U23 in Guangzhou
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US Soccer with photos from Thursdays match.
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U23 official team blog.
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The US Soccer Players Assoc reports that American forward Preston Zimmerman has been rewarded by Hamburg with a promotion to the full senior team and a new contract.
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NCAA College Cup - Semifinals & Final
Matches & Scores:
-Fri Dec 14 - Semifinals
Virginia Tech v Wake Forest - live at 4pm central time on ESPN2 & ESPNU
Massachusetts v Ohio State - live at 6:30pm central time on ESPNU & delayed at 10pm central on Sat Dec 15 on ESPN2
-Sun Dec 16 - Final
live at 2pm central time on ESPN2
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Doug McIntyre at Soccernet previews the NCAA semi's.
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Jere Longman of the New York Times with an article on Semifinal underdog UMass.
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Michael Lewis at Big Apple Soccer talks to USA & Heerenveen midfielder Michael Bradley who is on a serious tear this season.
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Club World Cup - Championship Match
-Sun Dec 16
Boca Juniors v Milan - live at 4am central on Fox Soccer Channel.
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Big Matches in Europe this weekend:
-Sat Dec 15
Valencia v Barcelona
-Sun Dec 16
Liverpool v Manchester United
Arsenal v Chelsea
Ajax v PSV
Karlsruhe v Hamburg
Olympiacos v AEK Athens
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Marcela Mora y Araujo of the Guardian looks at fellow Argentines Javier Mascherano & Carlos Tevez, who one year ago were in the middle of a weird transfer deal, and this weekend will play against each other in a very big match.
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The BBC is reporting that an American organization is possibly going to buy in to Derby County in England.
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Kevin McCarra of the Guardian poses the 10 biggest tasks ahead for Fabio Capello when he takes over the England team.
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Bayern Munich has signed very young Brazilian centerback Breno from Sao Paulo.
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FIFA.com has a Q & A with former Japan star Hidetoshi Nakata.
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And with that, I am off for a nice pre-Holiday weekend with my family.

3 Comments:

Anonymous WJohnson said...

Thoughts on this wacko's article?

http://kcwizards.wordpress.com/

7:58 PM  
Anonymous kevin said...

was just watching the college soccer final four and was shocked to see a TV timeout midway thru each half! WHAT THE F***? Why do the suits want to change the rules to suit their bottom line. So annoying.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Nick said...

D,
I gotta call you out on your Miami comment, "where the league failed miserably once already." Actually, it didn't. That would be like saying that the league failed miserably in DC because and MLS team in Baltimore didn't succeed. It makes no sense. The Orange Bowl would be the best site for a soccer stadium in the whole league. For those who don't know, Little Havana is mostly inhabited by Hondurans, Guatamalans, and Salvardorans today, not Cubans. That is a massive built-in fan base just in the neighborhood.

10:27 PM  

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