Thursday, May 01, 2008

Woodticking Season Opener News

Bayern Munich got embarrassed in St Petersburg by Zenit 4-0 and are eliminated. See details in UEFA Cup section below.


UEFA Champions League

Semifinal 2nd Leg Matches & Scores (with first leg scores included):
-Tue Apr 29
Manchester United 1-0 Barcelona - Man U advance 1-0 on aggregate. Man U goal by Paul Scholes.
-Wed Apr 30
Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool (1-1) - Chelsea advance 4-3 on aggregate after extra time. Chel goals by Frank Lampard(PK) & Didier Drogba(2). Liv goals by Fernando Torres & Ryan Babel.
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The final will be played in Moscow.
-Wed May 21
Manchester United v Chelsea
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CONCACAF Champions Cup

It's los Tuzos again! Go Gophers Go!
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Final
2nd Leg Match & Score (1st leg score included):
-Wed Apr 30
Pachuca 2-1 Saprissa - Pachuca win the Cup for the 2nd year in a row and advance to next Decembers World Club Championship in Japan. Pach goals by Christian Gimenez & Luis Gabriel Rey. Sap goal by Jairo Arrieta.
Match report from CONCACAF.
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Huge congrats to Pachuca on their second CONCACAF crown in a row!!
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US Open Cup

Some MLS teams will have to play-off against each other to qualify.
1st of 2 Rounds - Matches & Scores:
-Wed Apr 30
Salt Lake 4-0 San Jose - RSL goals by Kyle Beckerman(2), Yura Movsisyan & Andy Williams.
Match report from US Open Cup.
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Salt Lake now goes to Columbus for 2nd round of qualifying on May 27.
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MLS Scoreboard

Week 6
Matches & Scores:
-Thu May 1
Toronto v New York - 6pm central on ESPN2
-Sat May 3
New England v Chicago - 6:30pm central on Direct Kick
Columbus v Kansas City - 6:30pm central on FSC
Houston v Chivas USA - 7:30pm central on HDNet
Salt Lake v Los Angeles - 8pm central on Direct Kick
San Jose v Dallas 9pm central on Direct Kick
-Sun May 4
Colorado v DC - 2pm central on TeleFutura
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Out suspended this week:
-Eddie Robinson - Houston - 3rd of 3 games
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MLS News

CHICAGO FIRE

Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune looks at the Fires problem with "too many" good defenders.
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FC DALLAS

Buzz Carrick of 3rd Degree with this weeks Practice Observations.
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GENERAL

US Soccer has posted the audio of the MLS Week 5 referee review. I am still amazed that they are doing this so publicly.
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My Minnesota Thunder News

Audio from a radio interview by Minnesota Thunder coach Amos Magee on Twin Cities sports station KFAN.
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I also did a short Q & A with coach Magee for Blue Sky Soccer.
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The Minneapolis Star Tribune with an article on the Minnesota Thunder, their new ownership and 3 of their new players Andres Arango, Frederico Moojen & Stephen deRoux.
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USL First Division Scoreboard

Matches & Scores:
-Fri May 2
Charleston v Rochester
Puerto Rico v Montreal
Atlanta v Seattle
-Sun May 4
Minnesota v Rochester - 5pm central time kickoff and I expect anyone reading this within driving distance to be there!
Miami v Carolina
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Mexico & FMF News

Club America has fired their second coach as this season comes to a brutal end. This have been one of if not the worst season in their clubs history. Ruben Omar Romano was shown the door last night after losing at home in the Copa Libertadores. He had replaced Daniel Brailovsky who was fired in February.
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Peteo sent an update on how the Liguilla works:
Top 2 from each of the 3 groups go through, then the next 4 best records regardless of group will playoff in the first round for 2 spots in the final 8. All games are home & away throughout the championship run.
-Right now the 3 leaders are: Toluca, Santos Laguna & Guadalajara.
-2nd places belong to : Chiapas, Monterrey & Cruz Azul.
-And the next 4 are: San Luis, Necaxa, Pachuca & Puebla.
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One regualr season game left to go for everyone.
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Copa Libertadores

Round of 16, 1st Leg Matches & Scores:
-Tue Apr 29
LDU Quito 2-0 Estudiantes - LDU goals by Joffre Guerron & Damian Manso.
Lanus 0-1 Atlas - Atl goal by Bruno Marioni.
-Wed Apr 30
Atletico Nacional 1-2 Fluminense - AN goal by Francisco Arrue. Flum goals by Thiago Neves(PK) & Dario Conca.
Nacional 0-0 Sao Paulo
Boca Juniors 2-1 Cruzeiro - Boca goals by Juan Roman Riquelme & Jesus Datolo. Cruz goal by Fabricio.
America 2-4 Flamengo - Amer goals by Diego Cervantes & Enrique Esqueda. Flam goals by Marcinho(2), Diego Tardelli & Leo Moura.
San Lorenzo 2-1 River Plate - SL goals by Andres Silvera & Adrian Gonzalez. RP goal by Radamel Falcao Garcia.
-Thu May 1
Santos v Cucuta Deportivo
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Second leg matches will be played next week.
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England News

Brian Glanville at World Soccer talks about the risks Manchester United has been taking with their line ups and how lucky they are to keep on winning.
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European News

Barcelona are preparing a Fire Sale - Almost Everything Must Go - Hurry Hurry Hurry. Reuters talks about the clean out and another story says the coach is gone too.
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In the Danish Cup final Brondby beat Esbjerg 3-2.
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UEFA Cup

Semifinal 2nd Leg Matches & Scores (with first leg scores included):
-Thu May 1
Zenit 4-0 Bayern Munchen - Zenit advance 5-1 on aggregate. Zen goals by Pavel Pogrebnyak(2), Konstantin Zyrianov & Victor Fayzulin.
Fiorentina 0-0 Rangers - Rangers advance 4-2 on Penalty Kicks after 2 scoreless legs.
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The Final will be played May 14 in Manchester at the City of Manchester Stadium.
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Eredivisie Champions League Spot Playoffs

Semifinal 1st Leg Matches & Scores:
-Thu May 1
Heerenveen 1-2 Ajax
Twente 3-0 NAC Breda
CL Qualifier Semifinal 2nd Leg Matches & Scores (1st round scores included):
-Sat May 3
NAC Breda v Twente (0-3)
Ajax v Heerenveen (2-1)

3 Comments:

Blogger FC Uptown said...

Snow squall in Utah, green Earth Day jerseys, an orange soccer ball, astroturf - very nutty stuff and great photos here.

http://rslboz.blogspot.com/

9:59 PM  
Blogger John said...

Well done Zenit!!! Truly deserve victory. Good luck against Rangers in the final.

Vamos Alejandro!!!

http://mundoalbiceleste.blogspot.com/2008/05/hero-in-st-petersburg.html

5:53 AM  
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8:39 PM  

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