Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Snuck It In Via Friends News

MLS News

It will be tough for any other team to top this one this week:
Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer says that none other than Diego Serna is in training camp with the New York Red Bulls!
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Ives Galarcep of the Herald News writes about New York forward Jozy Altidore who is getting a vacation right now, while his teammates toil. Jozy will be more than busy in 08.
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The San Jose Mercury News, and the San Francisco Chronicle both with articles on the upcoming San Jose v Houston preseason matches.
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Nick Green of the LA Daily News gets his first look at new LA Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit.
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The Chicago Daily Herald asks the questions now that the Fire have begun spring training in earnest. Coaches & players try to give answers.
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Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe looks at the New England Revolution now that they have less key players. How is this going to work?
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The Tacoma WA News Tribune has an article on the new MLS in Seattle owners & MLS HQ try to justify playing in a that gigantic stadium instead of building a nice new home like the league is mandating every other city to do.
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Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer talks to Nick Sakiewicz about progress on a potential MLS team in Philadelphia.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer with an article of the pros and cons of the economic impact when spending large amounts of money on new stadiums.
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A columnist for the LA Times requests an interview with Beckman, gets turned down, so he uses most of the column to rip Becks a new one. I guess it was a slow sports week.
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Adam Smartschan of the Cape Cod Times gives a look inside how a deal/trade/sale gets done in MLS.
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MLS Preseason Friendlies

Matches & Scores:
-Mon Feb 11
Toronto 0-0 Odense Boldklub - in Bradenton FL
-Tue Feb 12
Kansas City v DC - in Bradenton FL
Chivas USA v New York - at HDC
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MLS Rumor City

Harry Kewell of Liverpool to MLS for free in the summer? There ya go, pay a guy a bunch of money to sit on the bench injured. Hahaha. Next.
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Real Salt Lake might be giving a try out to Indra Sahdan, striker for Singapore team Home United.
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USL First Division & PDL

Minnesota Thunder goalkeeper Nic Platter is in preseason training camp with the all new San Jose Earthquakes.
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My Thunder also signed Canadian forward Alen Marcina. He spent last season floating around from Puerto Rico to Montreal to Vancouver without finding a home at any of them.
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Americans In Europe

BBC has an article on Reading keeper Marcus Hahnemann who is begging his teammates to step up and avoid relegation.
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And what does Hahmemann think of playing 39 regular season games instead of 38 in the English top division? See this video for the answer. (thanks Todd to for the link)
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Eddie Johnson played 90 minutes for the Fulham reserves yesterday. (Thanks to BQ for that)
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Mike Woitalla of Soccer America looks at Benny Feilhaber - going nowhere, fast, at Derby County. Via Sport Illustrated.
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Monday game:
-Brad Friedel - Blackburn - went the full 90 as always, but lost 2-0 at Arsenal.
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Copa Libertadores

The final qualifying round.
2nd leg Matches & Scores (with first leg scores included):
-Tue Feb 12
Audax Italiano v Chico (3-4)
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European News

The Wall Street Journal tells us what they think of the Premiership playing official league games around the world.
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The UEFA Cup resumes on Wed & Thu this week with the first leg of knock out rounds.
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Top Goal Scorers In Europe’s Big Leagues

-La Liga-
16 Luis Fabiano - Sevilla
14 Diego Milito - Zaragoza
12 Ruud van Nistelrooy - Real Madrid
11 Raul
11 Daniel Guiza - Mallorca
11 Kahveci Nihat - Villarreal

-Bundesliga-
11 Rafael Van der Vaart - Hamburg
10 Diego - Werder Bremen
10 Luca Toni - Bayern Munich
9 Mladen Petric - Borussia Dortmund
9 Miroslav Klose - Bayern Munich
9 Stanislav Sestak - Bochum
9 Marko Pantelic - Hertha

-Serie A-
15 David Trezeguet - Juventus
14 Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Inter Milan
13 Adrian Mutu - Fiorentina
12 Marco Borriello - Genoa
10 Francesco Tavano - Livorno
10 Francesco Totti - Roma
10 Claudio Bellucci - Sampdoria
10 Julio Cruz - Inter Milan

-Eredivisie-
23 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar - Ajax
18 Blaise N'Kufo - Twente
14 Robin Nelisse - Utrecht
13 Roy Makaay - Feyenoord
13 Michael Bradley - Heerenveen

-Premiership-
20 Emmanuel Adebayor - Arsenal
19 Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United
13 Benjani Mwaruwari - Manchester City
12 Robbie Keane - Tottenham
12 Fernando Torres - Liverpool

-Ligue Un-
16 Karim Benzema - Lyon
11 Mamadou Niang - Marseille
11 David Bellion - Bordeaux
10 Johan Elmander - Toulouse
10 Tulio De Melo - Le Mans

-Portuguese Liga-
13 Lisandro Lopez - Porto
9 Roland Linz - Braga
8 Joao Paulo - Uniao Leiria
7 Ariza Makukula - Maritimo
7 Oscar Cardozo - Benfica
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African News

Kick-Off tells us that several teams are inquiring with Nottingham Forest about the availability of forward Junior Agogo who played so well for Ghana at the ACN.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Kenobi said...

Ives also has the Serna news, with a photo: http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2008/02/red-bulls-fall.html

11:51 PM  
Anonymous Kenobi said...

Ooops. Meant to say, a different photo.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats cool news about El Disco good luck to him.

smatthew

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if this tops the Red Bulls, but the Earthquakes have the likes of Chris Roner (remember him?) and Eric Denton in training camp.
http://blog.soccersiliconvalley.com/archives/2008/02/a_report_from_t_1.html

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Benny is getting paid by SI.... it seems every other football related article is about him, imagine if he was seeing playing time

8:12 AM  
Anonymous jj said...

yes, tj simers of the la times is pretty clueless, and earns his money being a true curmudgeon and misanthrope. One no fun guy.

8:37 AM  

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