Thursday, July 31, 2008

All Over The Page News

The US Soccer store is having a clearance sale. Lots of goodies for cheap!


Our FIS (Friend In Soccer) Greg Seltzer has launched a new blog called No Short Corners, with Sean O'Conor [CORRECTED]. They kicked it off yesterday. Check it out now.


Official website
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Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jul 29
Houston 2-0 Pachuca - HD goals by Bobby Bowell & Corey Ashe.
Attendance: 16,679
Venue: Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
-Wed Jul 30
New England 1-0 Atlante - NER goal by Shalrie Joseph.
Attendance: 8,302 (Pathetic!)
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA
Match report by Kyle McCarthy of the Boston Herald.
Match report by Monique Walker of the Boston Globe.
Match report from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Match report from the Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle.
(In Spanish) Match report from Novedades de Quintana Roo.
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My notes from the New England v Atlante game:
-It was very sad to watch the losing team melt down at the end of the game, for the second night in a row. I was amazed at how little self control Atlante had. They ended up with 5 players Red Carded, and easily could have had more.
-Jay Heaps got a post game Red Card for New England. I didn't see what he did, but it must have occurred during the post game melt down. So New England will be without 2 starting defenders for the Final. (Michael Parkhurst is at the Olympics)
-Shalrie Joseph was incredible last night. He seemed to fill every passing lane, then put a great move or two on a defender and make a great pass that we all have come to expect from him. An excellent performance.
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Frank Dell'apa of Soccernet writes about the stupidity that ended both Semifinal matches.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle says SuperLiga could use some improvements for next season.
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-Tue Aug 5
New England v Houston - 7pm central on TeleFutura
-I am going to predict 13,000 in attendance for the final.
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MLS Scoreboard

League Standings
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MLS News


Steven Goff of the Washington Post with details on a 2 year ban from US Open Cup play for Cuauhtemoc Blanco. He punched a DC player and got into it with a DC staff member after being Red Carded.
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The Fire website has details on the acquisition of Brian McBride, including quotes from the appropriate parties.
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Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune, Orrin Schwarz of the Daily Herald and Nick Firchau of the Southtown Star all on McBride’s return home.
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Chris DeVille of Columbus Alive does a great long Q & A with Crew TV announcer Dwight Burgess.
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Diego Aparicio of the Dallas Morning News says the reason midfielder Arturo Alvarez was sold to San Jose was that he just didn't fit the teams new system under coach Schellas Hyndman.
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Aparicio also says two youngsters from River Plate are in Dallas for a tryout.
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DCU has bought left sided midfielder Ivan Guerrero from San Jose.
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Forward Grandpa Doe had a foot injury that will keep him out for nearly a month.
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Let's take a moment to look at how amazing Dwayne De Rosario is when he steps up on the big stage:
-MLS Cup winning goal for San Jose in 2001.
-MLS Cup winning goal assist for San Jose in 2003 [CORRECTED].
-MLS Cup PK goal after extra time for Houston in 2007.
-MLS Cup winning goal for Houston in 2007.
-All Star game winning goal for MLS in 2007.
-All Star game winning goal for MLS in 2008.
-MLS Goal Of The Year in 2004.
-MLS Goal Of The Year in 2005.
-Has 4 MLS Cup wins in 7 years in the league!
-And I would bet that there are many more amazing feats on that list too.
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Another player from last summers Gambian U20 World Cup team, the one that produced both Kenny Mansally and Sainey Nyassi or New England. This player is a center back. Hard to believe they are looking for defenders.
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Monique Walker of the Boston Globe talks to Rev's rookie Pat Phelan about the wicked concussion he suffered in a collision with a teammate a couple weeks ago.
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I can't remember if I have reported this already, so here ya go - NYRB has officially signed Mexican defender Diego Jimenez from UAdG Tecos.
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Michael C Lewis of the Salt Lake Tribune looks at RSL's upcoming schedule, and even though they sit in first place right now, it get's pretty tough ahead.
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TFC lost another defender today when they released Frenchman Olivier Tebily. After losing left back Todd Dunivant to ankle surgery they are now really short of help in the back once again. And it's never been their strong suit.
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Morgan Campbell of the Star on the arrival of new forward Chad Barrett.
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Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando was named the leagues Player Of The Month for July.
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Andrew Hush at Soccernet takes a look at MLS scouting practices. They need to do a lot more scouting to get better, especially with the league still to expand by 4 more teams.
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Shaka Hislop for the Guardian tries to catch the English up on the busy past week in MLS.
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MLS Friendlies

-Wed Jul 30
Chicago 2-0 Everton (England) - CF goals by Chris Rolfe & Tomas Frankowski.
Attendance: 9512
Venue: Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL
Match report from the Liverpool Echo.
Post game notes by Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune on his blog The Red Card.
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Be forewarned - Barca will be without Lionel Messi who is at the Olympics.
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MLS Rumor City - Don't Tease Me Bro!

Morgan Campbell of the Toronto Star on the papers Toronto FC blog with the latest on a potential signing of English forward Paul Dickov.
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An interesting rumor today from Soccer 365 - Australian "league MVP Marlon James is in talks to join San Jose, and the St. Vincent & Grenadines strike ace claims he will be bringing veteran St. V&G midfielder Bernard Huggings with him..."
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MLS Expansion News

The Business Journal reports that the USL First Division team Portland Timbers are officially going to seek an MLS franchise.
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Martin Rogers of Yahoo Sports looks at more possible teams in Canada.
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USA Olympic Team

ING Cup Friendly Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 30
USA 0-0 Cote d'Ivoire
-Sat Aug 2
USA v Cameroon
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The South China Morning Post had nothing good to say about any of the USA or Ivory Coast young stars after a game they called a "bore." Damn.
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Official team blog.
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USA U20 News

Our boys are once again taking part in the annual Milk Cup in Northern Ireland.
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Matches & Scores:
-Mon Jul 28
USA 1-3 Northern Ireland - USA goal by Johnny Flynn(OG).
-Wed Jul 30
USA 4-0 Wales - USA goals by Brek Shea(2), Peri Marosivic & Danny Cruz.
Match report from US Soccer.
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Belgium, Chile & Israel make up the other group.
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Final Matches & Scores:
-Fri Aug 1
5th Place - Wales v Israel
3rd Place - USA v Belgium
1st Place - Chile v Northern Ireland
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Soccer In America

Our main man SF at the Offside Rules had a cool post the other day - its a video clip from a new seen reality TV show starring Freddy Adu called Football Star. Check it out now.
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Americans In Europe

The Liverpool Daily Post talks to Tim Howard about the offseason and getting back to work with Everton.
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Olympic Soccer News

Jeff Carlisle of Soccernet previews all the teams, group by group.
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Gregory Sica of Sports Illustrated says Argentina are in great shape to retain their gold medals.
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England News

The Guardian with an article that says Newcastle would be better off cutting their ties to Joey Barton.
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Another great article from the Guardian's newly released The Guardian Book Of Football:
-Through European nights and days of horror, Dalglish dazzled by Kevin McCarra
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European News


Der Spiegel on the Zen of Bayern Munchen boss Juergen Klinsmann.
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Fiorentina has signed goalkeeper Sebastien Frey to a contract extension.
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Football Italia talks to Catania coach Walter Zenga about the upcoming season.
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AC Milan has won the preseason TIM Trophy. It's yearly invite tournament where Italian sides play mini-games. This season it was Milan, Inter & Juve.
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UEFA Champions League

Second Qualifying Round 2nd leg matches will be played on Aug 5 & 6.
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First Qualifying Round 2nd leg matches are being played on Thu Jul 31. Here are those Matches & Scores.


Anonymous Lightning Striker said...

Thanks for the link to the USSoccer sale ... just picked up a red anthem jacket that I will wear proudly in Chicago, and hopefully at winter world cup, South Africa2010.

Peace and futbol.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Greg Seltzer said...

Actually... it's Sean O'Conor. :D

12:02 PM  

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