Friday, May 23, 2008

Lighter & Sexier News

New San Jose's big win over old San Jose was historic, and it also dumped DC into last place in MLS

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Celtic won the Scottish Premiership for the 3rd consecutive season last night, as they won and Rangers lost.


MLS Scoreboard

Week 9
Matches & Scores:
-Wed May 21
Toronto 1-0 DC - Tor goal by Danny Dichio.
-Thu May 22
San Jose 2-1 Houston - SJ goals by Kei Kamara & Ivan Guerrero. Hou goal by Brian Ching.
Attendance: 10,046
Match report from the San Jose Mercury News.
Match report from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Match report from the Houston Chronicle.
Post game analysis by Ann Killion of the San Jose Mercury News.
Post game notes by Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle on his blog Soccer y Futbol.
-Sat May 24
Columbus v New England - 6:30pm central on FSC
DC v Toronto - 6:30pm central on
Dallas v Salt Lake - 7:30pm central on Direct Kick
Colorado v Chivas USA - 8:30pm central on Direct Kick
Los Angeles v Kansas City 9:30pm central on HDNet
-Sun May 25
New York v Chicago - 2pm central on TeleFutura
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Serving Suspension:
Dave Van Den Bergh - New York - Red Card for throwing an elbow.
Adrian Serioux - Dallas - Red Card for tackle from behind.
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Two things from the San Jose v Houston game last night:
1. That kid Ryan Johnson did a great job up top for the Equakes.
2. Houston still have not sorted out their defensive problems at all.
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Beau Dure from USA Today previews New York v Chicago.
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MLS Standings

Eastern Conference
19 Columbus (8)
16 Chicago (8)
16 New England (9)
14 Toronto (8)
12 New York (7)
11 Kansas City (8)
6 DC (8)
Western Conference
12 Colorado (8)
11 Los Angeles (8)
10 Houston (9)
9 Dallas (8)
8 Chivas (8)
8 Salt Lake (8)
7 San Jose (8)
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MLS News

CHICAGO FIRE

Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune on his blog The Red Card has new Fire team notes for us.
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COLORADO RAPIDS

George Tanner at the Rocky Mountain News blog FC Rocky with this weeks Rapids, Denver area, MLS, USA etc etc news. Always good stuff.
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COLUMBUS CREW

Chris De Ville of Columbus Alive looks at the Crew and the US Open Cup, which they enter next week.
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FC DALLAS

Buzz Carrick of 3rd Degree talks to just-fired coach Steve Morrow! Great score.
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Tobias Xavier Lopez of the Fort Worth Star Telegram has player reactions to the firing of Morrow. I missed this the other day.
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DC UNITED

Steven Goff of the Washington Post on his blog Soccer Insider with the usual plethora of DCU team notes.
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NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION

Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe writes that without Taylor Twellman in the line up the Rev's are turning to youngsters Kheli Dube and Kenny Mansally for their forward attack.
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John Connolly of the Boston Herald with an article on talented young winger Sainey Nyassi.
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RED BULL NEW YORK

Claudio Reyna looks likely to play this weekend. Hooray beer.
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Jack Bell of the New York Times blog Goal looks at Juan Pablo Angel's search for that killer touch of his.
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REAL SALT LAKE

Michael C Lewis of the Salt Lake Tribune looks at the first 365 days of the Jason Kreis reign at the helm of the team.
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Lewis also reports that defender Ian Joy is back from his ankle injury.
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James Edward of the Deseret News says that just becuz Dallas fired their coach and sent the team into chaos, doesn't mean they will be easy to beat.
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TORONTO FC

TFC will play at home in friendlies this summer against Pachuca on July 5 & Independiente on July 15.
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Ben Knight of the Globe & Mail on the blog On Soccer gives us the inside scoop on TFC's youth system.
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Larry Millson of the Globe & Mail looks at the depth in the TFC roster. Do they have enough to make it through all the upcoming national team call ups?
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Midfielder Carl Robinson with his weekly column for his native County Times in Wales.
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GENERAL

Grahame Jones of the LA Times with all kinds of notes from around the league (and elsewhere).
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College News

The Santa Clara (University) weekly paper talks to the schools Athletic Director about many topics including their relationship with the San Jose Earthquakes, and that teams big upgrades to the schools soccer facilities.
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USL First Division Scoreboard

Matches & Scores:
-Fri May 23
Vancouver v Seattle
-Sat May 24
Charleston v Atlanta
Carolina v Rochester
Minnesota v Miami
Portland v Vancouver
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Team USA

Toronto midfielder Maurice Edu has been added to the USA Roster in England. Benny Feilhaber is out due to a knee injury suffered while playing with the U23 team in France on Wednesday.
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US Soccer has an audio interview with Josh Wolff about training to take on England next week. Wolff is no longer with 1860 Munich, and is looking to stay in Europe.
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Jermaine Jenas & Michael Owen are both injured and will not play for England against the USA next week.
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The official team blog.
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USA Olympic Team

Taking part in the Toulon Tournament in France, May 21-29
-All games will be shown live on Fox Soccer Channel
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Matches & Scores:
-Wed May 21
USA 2-3 Turkey - USA goals by Eric Brunner & Sammy Ochoa. Turk goals by Eren Gungor, Nuri Sahin & Ilhan Parlak.
-Fri May 23
USA v Ivory Coast
-Sun May 25
USA v Italy
-Tue May 27
Semifinals
-Thu May 29
Final
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Official team blog.
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Americans In Europe

Carlos Bocanegra has become an ex-Fulhamerica player (from the Fulham website). He and 7 others, including former Columbus Crew midfielder Simon Elliot, were released by the team yesterday. Canadian Paul Stalteri was also returned to Tottenham from a loan deal.
-Expect Bocanegra to stay in Europe. And I am sure he would prefer England.
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Americans in Mexico

Luis Bueno on his blog Sideline Views updates us on our boys still in the playoffs.
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Mexico & FMF News

The Mexico v Argentina match in San Diego on June 4 is a sell out!
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Semifinals 1st leg Matches & Scores:
-Wed May 21
San Luis 0-1 Cruz Azul - Cruz goal by Miguel Sabah.
-Thu May 22
Monterrey 1-1 Santos Laguna - Mont goal by Humberto Suazo. SL goal by Christian Benitez.
Semifinals 2nd leg Matches & Scores (1st leg scores included):
-Sat May 24
Cruz Azul v San Luis (1-0)
-Sun May 25
Santos Laguna v Monterrey (1-1)
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Copa Libertadores

Quarterfinal 2nd Leg Matches & Scores (1st leg scores included):
-Wed May 21
Fluminense 3-1 Sao Paulo - Flum advance 3-2 on aggregate. - Flum goals by Washington(2) & Dodo. Sant goal by Adriano.
Atlas 0-3 Boca Juniors - Boca adv 5-2 on agg. - Boca goals all by Martin Palermo.
-Thu May 22
Santos 1-0 America - Amer adv 2-1 on agg - Sant goal by Kleber Pereira.
LDU Quito 1-1 San Lorenzo - series ends tied 2-2 on agg, with LDU advancing 5-3 on Penalty Kicks - LDU goal by Damian Manso. SL goal by Gonzalo Bergessio.
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Semifinal 1st Leg Matches & Scores:
-Wed May 28
Boca Juniors v Fluminense
America v LDU Quito
Semifinal 2nd Leg Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jun 4
Fluminense v Boca Juniors
LDU Quito v America
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European News

GERMANY

Raphael Honigstein of the Guardian ties the 07-08 Bundesliga season into a nice bundle for us. And too much information about the now retired Oliver Kahn.
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Big Euro Club Matches This Week

-Scottish Premier League- Celtic win the league in the final round of the season.
Points, Matches & Scores:
-Thu May 22
89 Dundee United 0-1 Celtic (+57)
Match report from the Glasgow Herald.
86 Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers (+53)
Match report from the Glasgow Herald.
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English Championship Division Promotion Playoffs

Playoff Final Match & Score:
-Sat May 24
Bristol City v Hull at Wembley
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Euro League Cup Competitions

Coupe de France Final
Match & Score:
-Sat May 24
Lyon v Paris St Germain
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Coppa Italia Final
Match & Score:
-Sat May 24
Roma v Inter
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UEFA Champions League

Jeffrey Marcus of the New York Times blog Goal wonder who you blame for Chelsea's loss, Terry or Drogba?
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The Economist magazine with a story on the globalization of football clubs, especially in England. No apologies needed from the Premiership for domination. (Beau Dure of USA Today on his blog The Netminder found this story, all credit to him)
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The Final had the highest TV ratings of any UEFA game in ESPN Network history in both English and Spanish.
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World News

Brazilian Jesus freak Rikki Kaka had minor knee surgery yesterday. He will be ready for CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers in mid-June, but will miss the team’s two friendlies coming up in the USA against Canada in Seattle, and Venezuela in Boston.

1 Comments:

Blogger George said...

have a freakin' sweet time in jolly old!
George
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