Thursday, June 19, 2008

Let Me Go News

Is Clint Mathis headed back to MLS, or just training with the LA Galaxy to stay in shape?


Russia became the 8th & final team to advance to the Quarterfinals of Euro 2008. The will play Holland on Saturday at 1:30pm central time on ABC.


The first Euro Quarterfinal is today, Portugal v Germany at 1:30pm central on ESPN

MLS Scoreboard

Week 13
Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jun 18
New England 1-1 New York - NER goal by Steve Ralston. NYRB goal by Seth Stammler.
Match report by John Connolly of the Boston Herald.
Match report by Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe.
Match report by Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer.
Match report from the Worchester Telegram & Gazette.
Post game notes by Dell'apa.
Post game analysis on New York defender Carlos Mendes by Dylan Butler at Big Apple Soccer.
Post game analysis by Brian Lewis of the NY Post blog Extra Time.
Player ratings for NYRB by Jack Bell of the New York Times blog Goal.
Salt Lake 0-0 San Jose
Match report by James Edward of the Deseret News.
Match report from the San Jose Mercury News.
Match report by Michael C Lewis of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Player Grades for RSL from Dan Rasmussen of the Deseret News RSL blog.
Post game analysis of disallowed goal by Edwards.
Post game analysis (and numerology?) by Rasmussen.
Post game analysis of the disallowed goal from the Salt Lake Tribune.
-Thu Jun 19
Chivas USA v Chicago - 9:30pm on ESPN2
-Sat Jun 21
Toronto v Kansas City - 2:30pm on Direct Kick
New York v Dallas - 6:30pm on FSC
Colorado v Houston - 8:30pm on HDNet
Salt Lake v New England - 8:30pm on Direct Kick
Los Angeles v Columbus - 9:30pm on Direct Kick
-Sun Jun 22
DC v San Jose - 2pm on TeleFutura
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MLS Standings

Eastern Conference
27 New England (14)
22 Columbus (12)
20 Toronto (12)
19 Chicago (11)
16 New York (12)
16 DC (13)
12 Kansas City (11)
Western Conference
20 Los Angeles (12)
17 Houston (13)
16 Dallas (13)
15 Colorado (12)
15 Salt Lake (13)
14 Chivas (12)
10 San Jose (12)
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MLS News


The LA Times with an article on Cuauhtemoc Blanco & his own personal circus returns to LA against Chivas USA.
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Scott Wolf of the Long Beach Press Telegram on preparation for El Cuauh.
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A South Bay LA paper called the Easy Reader (WOW!) has an article on area resident and defender Jim Curtain.
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Diego Aparicio of the Dallas Morning News reports on new coach Schellas Hyndman's first day on the job.
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3rd Degree talks to Hyndman about changing the defense from 3 to 4 in the back.
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I am sorry to have missed this last week, but Metrofanatic is basically begging Claudio Reyna to retire immediately.
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Jeff Carlisle of Soccernet previews Thursday night's Chivas v Chicago game.
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Frank Giase of the Newark Star Ledger with his weekly MLS notes column. Oddly the article runs today, but has no mention of last nights Red Bulls game, nor does the rest of their website.
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The Seattle Post Intelligencer talks to Sounder defender Taylor Graham about his desire to play in MLS again next season. And I bet every current MLS striker is dreaming of the day they can lay waste to Taylor Graham again.
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MLS Expansion News

The CBC reports that the owner of hockey's Ottawa Senators has talked to MLS about buying a team. It's not gonna happen in Ottawa, but he will successfully help drive up the price for whoever wants in next.
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USL First Division Scoreboard

Matches & Scores:
-Fri Jun 20
Rochester v Carolina
Charleston v Minnesota
Seattle v Miami
-Sat Jun 21
Atlanta v Puerto Rico
-Sun Jun 22
Montreal v Carolina
Vancouver v Miami
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Team USA

2nd Round 2nd leg CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Match & Score (includes score from first leg):
-Sun Jun 22
Barbados v USA (0-8)
Kensington Oval in Bridgetown Barbados
TV - 2pm central on ESPN Classic
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Luis Arroyave of the Red Card blog reports that 3 Chicago Fire players, Chris Rolfe, Chad Barrett and John Thorrington, will join Team USA after tonight's game in LA.
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USA Roster:
Dominic Cervi
Tim Howard

Chris Seitz
Carlos Bocanegra
Dan Califf
Jay DeMerit
Drew Moor
Oguchi Onyewu
Heath Pearce
Freddy Adu
DaMarcus Beasley
Michael Bradley
Eddie Lewis
Danny Szetela
John Thorrington
Chad Barrett
Eddie Johnson
Chris Rolfe
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The official team blog.
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US Soccer has photos from the past 2 days of training.
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Relive the goals and highlights from the first leg via US Soccer video.
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The AP with a story on USA preparations going on in Florida.
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The Barbados Advocate reports that FIFA has given the country money to build a new home field. They are doing so in conjunction with a University, and it will incorporate a running track.
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The Barbados Nation talks to their teams manager who is very upset with how the country treats his team.
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Americans In Europe

The Telegraph looks at Carlos Bocanegra's options for next season. His Fulham contract was not renewed, so he is free to sign wherever he pleases. One possible team is Ipswich. [CORRECTIONS MADE - TEXT DELETED] (thanks to Brian for this one)
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Frank Dell'apa at Soccernet on DaMarcus Beasley's return from knee surgery.
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CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying News

2nd Leg Matches & Scores (with 1st leg scores included):
-Wed Jun 18
Bahamas 0-6 Jamaica -Jam advance 13-0 on aggregate.
-Fri Jun 20
Canada v St Vincent & Grenadines (3-0)
-Sat Jun 21
St Lucia v Guatemala (0-6)
Costa Rica v Grenada (2-2)
Mexico v Belize (2-0)
-Sun Jun 22
Barbados v USA (0-8)
Guyana v Suriname (0-1)
Cuba v Antigua & Barbuda (4-3)
El Salvador v Panama (0-1)
Netherlands Antilles v Haiti (0-0)
Bermuda v Trinidad & Tobago (2-1)
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Panama & Honduras have advanced to the first of 2 group stages.
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Canada & CSA News

The Toronto Sun with an article on the Canadian national team playing their first home qualifier in Montreal, not in Toronto at the National Stadium. They are instead playing at the Montreal Impact's new home!
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South American News

CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying Matches & Scores
-Wed Jun 18
Bolivia 4-2 Paraguay
Ecuador 0-0 Colombia
Brazil 0-0 Argentina
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Here are the standings (first 4 go to WC 2010, and 5th place has playoff with CONCACAF 4th place for another spot):
13 Paraguay (6)
11 Argentina (6)
10 Colombia (6)
9 Brazil (6)
8 Uruguay (6)
7 Venezuela (5)
7 Chile (5)
5 Ecuador (6)
4 Bolivia (6)
3 Peru (6)
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The Gaffer at EPL Talk with a funny but idiotic story about Norberto Solano and Peru.
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England News

Martin Samuel of the Times with an article on 3rd party ownership of player rights. Much like the Tevez mess, Man City has hit the same snag with Brazilian Jo.
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Looks like Paul Ince is going to leave his head coaches job at MK Dons to take over at Blackburn.
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European News


Bayern Munich midfield star Franck Ribery is out of action for 2 months after tearing a ligament in his ankle during France's loss to Italy on Tuesday at Euro 2008.
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2008 UEFA European Championship News

The Independent reports that even though the two players have moved on, Patrick Vieira and Ruud Van Nistelrooy just can't put Arsenal v Man U behind them.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald News on top guy-for-hire Guus Hiddink, coach of Russia, for now.
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Martin Rogers of Yahoo Sports says its all about the Dutch.
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Several from The Guardian:
-Barney Ronay on the man who could become a star for Russia - Andrei Arshavin.
-Sid Lowe says its been 88 years since Spain beat Italy in a game that mattered. Will that change on Sunday?
-Ronay also looks at the "cross-pollinated" players of this tournament.
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2008 UEFA European Championship Schedule

Group Stage Matches & Scores:
(all times are central)
-Sat Jun 7
Switzerland 0-1 Czech Republic - CR goal by Vaclav Sverkos.
Portugal 2-0 Turkey - 1:30pm - Port goals by Pepe & Raul Meireles.
-Sun Jun 8
Austria 0-1 Croatia - Croa goal by Luka Modric(PK).
Germany 2-0 Poland - Germ goals both by Lukas Podolski.
-Mon Jun 9
Romania 0-0 France
Netherlands v Italy - Neth goals by Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Wesley Sneijder & Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
-Tue Jun 10
Spain 4-1 Russia - Spa goals by David Villa(3) & Cesc Fabregas. Russ goal by Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Greece 0-2 Sweden - Swe goals by Zlatan Imbrahimovic & Petter Hansson.
-Wed Jun 11
Czech Republic 1-3 Portugal - CR goal by Libor Sionko. Port goals by Deco, Cristiano Ronaldo & Ricardo Quaresma.
Switzerland 1-2 Turkey - Swis goal by Hakan Yakin. Turk goals by Semih Senturk & Ardan Turan.
-Thu Jun 12
Croatia 2-1 Germany - Cro goals by Dario Srna & Ivica Olic. Germ goal by Lukas Podolski.
Austria 1-1 Poland - Aust goal by Ivica Vastic(PK). Pol goal by Roger Guerreiro.
-Fri Jun 13
Italy 1-1 Romania - Ita goal by Christian Panucci. Rom goal by Adrian Mutu.
Netherlands 4-1 France - Neth goals by Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben & Wesley Sneijder. Fra goal by Thierry Henry.
-Sat Jun 14
Sweden 1-2 Spain - Swed goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Spai goals Fernando Torres & David Villa.
Greece 0-1 Russia - Rus goal by Konstantin Zyryanov.
-Sun Jun 15
Switzerland 2-0 Portugal - Swis goals both by Hakan Yakin.
Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic - Turk goals by Arda Turan & Nihat Kahveci(2). Cze goals by Jan Koller & Jaroslav Plasil.
-Mon Jun 16
Poland 0-1 Croatia - Cro goal by Ivan Klasnic.
Austria 0-1 Germany - Germ goal by Michael Ballack.
-Tue Jun 17
Netherlands 2-0 Romania - Neth goals by Klaas Jan Huntelaar & Robin Van Persie.
France 0-2 Italy - Ita goals by Andrea Pirlo & Daniele De Rossi.
-Wed Jun 18
Greece 1-2 Spain - Gre goal by Angelos Charisteas. Spain goals by Ruben de la Red & Daniel Guiza.
Russia 2-0 Sweden - Rus goals by Roman Pavlyuchenko & Andrei Arshavin.
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Group Standings
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Quarterfinal Matches & Scores:
-Thu Jun 19
Portugal v Germany - 1:30pm - ESPN
-Fri Jun 20
Croatia v Turkey - 1:30pm - ESPN
-Sat Jun 21
Netherlands v Russia - 1:30pm - ABC
-Sun Jun 22
Spain v Italy - 1:30pm - ESPN
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World News

The Guardian with an article on a recent player of high quality who seems to be forgotten when we speak of the greatest - Rivaldo.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coleman coaches Coventry City!

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its already the 20th, another couple days and this whole DP thing will go in the same category as ronaldo to madrid and the gillette-hicks-dic 3way

7:06 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

"Anonymous said... Its already the 20th, another couple days and this whole DP thing will go in the same category as ronaldo to madrid and the gillette-hicks-dic 3way"

oh no
what are we going to do
this could be a disaster

9:50 AM  
Blogger truth said...

Rivaldo: One of the greatest divers in the history of football. Watch him against Turkey in the 2002 World Cup:

11:09 PM  

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