Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Cracking The Ozone At High Speed News

US Open Cup

Tonight we get, one last round before the tournament takes a month off.

4th Round/Quarterfinal Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jul 8
New England Revolution v Crystal Palace Baltimore
Match preview by Kyle McCarthy of the Boston Herald.
Match preview from the Washington Examiner.
Match preview from the New Britain Herald.
DC United v Chicago Fire
Match preview from the Washington Post.
Match preview from the Washington Examiner.
Match preview by Nick Firchau of Chicago's Southtown Star.
FC Dallas v Charleston Battery
Match preview from the Charleston Post & Courier.
Seattle Sounders v Kansas City Wizards
Match preview by Matthew Gaschk of the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Match preview from the Seattle Times.
Match preview by Bob Luder of the Kansas City Star.
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MLS News

COLORADO RAPIDS

George Tanner of the blog FC Rocky with words on & pics of the Rapids new third uniform. It's mainly white, but the big surprise is that it contains a touch of what they are calling "Arsenal Red". For real.
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Class VI with a Q & A for coach Fernando Clavijo after an impressive win.
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FC DALLAS

Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle looks at the challenge in front of new Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman.
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Diego Aparicio of the Morning News says forward Abe Thompson is showing the others on the team how to get it done.
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FC Dallas Updates gives us a very clear look at the teams player development system, with graphs and fancy stuff like that to explain it all.
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DC UNITED

The Post with an article on Ben Olsen's ankle surgery yesterday.
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John Haydon of the Times looks at DCU's return to top performances.
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HOUSTON DYNAMO

Bernardo Fallas of the Chronicile says the Dynamo hope SuperLiga helps them find their true form.
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The Bellaire Examiner from Suburban Houston gives praise to the big supporters groups that have built up around the Dynamo.
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KANSAS CITY WIZARDS

Yanks Abroad talks to Josh Wolff about his return to KC from 1860.
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LOS ANGELES GALAXY

Andrea Canales at Soccernet found LA to be "hapless" against New England last Friday.
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LA Business Journal on the economics of the Beckham deal for MLS. Thumbs up.

RED BULL NEW YORK

Kristian Dyer at Soccernet looks at coach Juan Carlos Osorio's ugly team.
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Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America says we will now find out if Osorio is a good coach or not. Via Sports Illustrated.
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Frank Giase of the Star Ledger checks out NYRB's new signings and how the roster will need to be shuffled to make room for them, and possibly others.
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REAL SALT LAKE

Marc Connolly at Goal.com has a Q & A with keeper Nick Rimando.
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Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America on their page MLS Confidential looks at coach Jason Kreis' seemingly constant complaints about refereeing.
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SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

Embele Awipi of the Salinas Californian writes that the Quakers are desperate for a win right now.
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TORONTO FC

Larry Millson of the Globe & Mail reports that forward Danny Dichio is out of action with concussion symptoms.
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TFC has made a contract offer to English forward Paul Dickov.
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GENERAL

Frank Dell'apa of the Boston Globe looks at MLS's next scouting venture - into Africa. Gambia in particular.
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Pat Walsh of Goal.com says the league needs to search for more midfield generals.
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Luis Bueno at the Press Enterprise writes that even though LA & Chivas are tied for first in the West, it's not pretty.
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Forward Adam Cristman of New England has been named MLS Player Of The Week.
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Steve Davis at MLSnet looks at the teams who are struggling right now, but aren't supposed to be. And other post weekend match news.
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Davis writing for Soccernet gives us 8 things to note from week 15.
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Kyle McCarthy of Goal.com with a review of the last week in the league.
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The Jamaica Oberver with an article on Caribbean players Omar Cummings of Colorado and Scott Sealy of Kansas City.
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MLS Friendlies

Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 9
Colorado v UANL Tigres - The Raps play their Mexican partners at Dick's in Commerce City.
Salt Lake v Santos Laguna - First leg of the Xango Cup, against the Mexican champs!
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MLS Rumor City - Don't Tease Me Bro!

Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune reports on his blog The Red Card that Chicago is looking at young Guatemalan midfielder Marco Pappa of Municipal.
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Club America from Mexico City is kicking up dust about investing in a MLS team again. They were the precursor to Chivas getting in, and Houston was their city of choice for a while. So how would this work? I guess they would have to buy an exsisting team. Who would be for sale? Colorado?
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More rumors today about Pablo Mastroeni leaving for Cagliari in Serie A. This seems like a done deal to me.
-And just like that I see Nick at Wewantrapidman has a link to an article on the possibility from the Colorado Springs Gazette.
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MLS Expansion News

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Seattle Sounders has announced the formation of their youth development program.
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SuperLiga

Nick Green of the Daily Breeze previews the tournament, which begins on Saturday night with a great double header.
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Official Website
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All games shown live on TeleFutura.
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Group A
DC United
Houston Dynamo
Guadalajara Chivas
Atlante Potros de Hierro
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Group B
CD Chivas USA
Santos Laguna Guerreros
New England Revolution
Pachuca Tuzos
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Matches & Scores:
-Sat Jul 12
DC v Guadalajara - 7pm central time
Houston v Atlante - 9pm central time
-Sun Jul 13
New England v Santos Laguna - 7pm central time
Chivas USA v Pachuca - 9pm central time
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USA U20 News

Coach Thomas Rongen takes the team to Texas for a friendly game this week.
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Match & Score:
-Tue Jul 8
USA v Mexico - 8pm central in Laredo TX
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Soccer In America

Adam Spangler of This Is American Soccer with another of his fantastic interviews, this a very timely one, with Frank Dell'apa, the godfather of Northeastern America soccer journalists.
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Tom Dunmore of Pitch Invasion wonders if the US Development Academy is the future of youth soccer.
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Americans In Europe

Goal.com does a Q & A with Frank Simek at Sheffield Wednesday. He signed a contract extension last year, but rumors of his transfer only seem to get stronger.
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Is Moncaco chasing after Michael Bradley as well as Freddy Adu?
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With Hamburg out of the race for Bradley, Bayer Leverkusen is now the top German club interested. And what about EVerton? Don't leave them out of this.
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Joe Enochs has retired from Osnabruck in Germany, and will now become one of their coaches! Great for him!
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Is Brad Friedel going to follow his coach Mark Hughes from Blackburn to Manchester City??
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Soccer 365 has a nice roundup of transfer rumors. Starting with the Americans.
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Canada & CSA News

The fifth of six games between Toronto, Vancouver & Montreal to determine their countries entrant in the CONCACAF Champions League takes place this week:
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Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 9
Vancouver V Toronto
Match preview from the National Post.
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Standings (games played):
6 Montreal (3)
3 Toronto (2)
3 Vancouver (2)
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South American News

Club Universitario has won the Bolivian championship!
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Chico FC has won the Colombian championship!
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England News

The Guardian:
-They talk to Chelsea keeper Petr Cech about the new Scolari era at the team. And his Euro blunder.
-The first day in charge for Luiz Felipe Scolari. Impressive.
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The brother of Everton's Joseph Yobo has been kidnapped in their native Nigeria. Damn.
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European News

Martin Rogers of Yahoo Sports looks at this summers potential big money transfers.
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SPAIN

Tension is high at Barcelona and it looks like club president Juan Laporta will step down.
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OTHERS

Jonathan Wilson of the Guardian looks at St Petersburg Zenit now that their players are famous from their Euro 08 success.
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Spanish striker Daniel Guiza has followed his national team coach to Fenerbahce.
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World News

The Guardian wonders which political leader is a better supporter - Morales of Bolivia over Merkel of Germany.

1 Comments:

Blogger RHYbread said...

I doubt that Kroenke is going to sell the Rapids. He seems like a dedicated owner. And if he's able to expand his role at Arsenal, that partnership the two clubs have might actually show some results or whatever on the field.

9:48 PM  

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