Thursday, September 25, 2008

Catastrophic Calliope News

CONCACAF Champions League News

Official CCL website
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Matchday 2 Matches & Scores:
-Tue Sep 23
San Francisco 0-0 Houston Dynamo
Puerto Rico Islanders 3-1 Santos Laguna - PRI goals by Osei Telesford, Noah Delgado & Edwin Miranda. SL goal by Christian Benitez.
Cruz Azul 4-0 Saprissa - CA goals by Miguel Sabah, Gerardo Torrado, Pablo Zeballos &
Christian Riveros.
-Wed Sep 24
Joe Public 1-3 Olimpia - JP goal by Gregory Richardson. Oli goals by Ramiro Burschi(2) & Henry Thomas.
Impact de Montreal 0-0 Atlante
Match report from the Montreal Gazette.
UNAM Pumas 3-0 Luis Angel Firpo - UNAM goals by David Cabrera(2) & Orlando Pineda.
Marathon 2-0 DC United - Mara goals by Milton Nunez & Erick Norales.
Match report Steven Goff of the Washington Post.
Post game notes & DCU player ratings by Goff on his blog Soccer Insider.
Post game quotes by DCU coach & players from Behind The Badge.
-Thu Sep 25
Tauro v Municipal - live at 7pm central on Galavision
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MLS Scoreboard

Week 27
Matches & Scores:
-Thu Sep 25
Chicago v Los Angeles - 8pm central on ESPN2
Venue: Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL
Match preview by Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune.
Match preview by Nick Firchau of the Chicago Sun Times. He says everything about LA is "drama"!
Match preview by Jeff Carlisle of ESPN Soccernet.
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League Standings
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MLS News

CHICAGO FIRE

Luis Arroyave of the Tribune on his blog The Red Card reminds us that John Thorrington spoiled LA's party last year. Will he do it again tonight?
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Arroyave also asks Landon Donovan what he thinks of Cuauhtemoc Blanco these days.
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FC DALLAS

Buzz Carrick at 3rd Degree with this weeks Practice Observations.
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Goal.com talks to keeper Dario Sala about today and tomorrow.
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HOUSTON DYNAMO

It's gonna be DDR all day every day at DwayneDeRosario.com.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Chronicle goes ahead and hands out his season awards already. Now why on earth would you do that with 5 rounds left before the playoffs? No idea.
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Glenn Davis rightly pointed out that the only thing on the minds of Houston city officials is recovery from the hurricane. Not stadium talk.
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The team is going to use their next 3 home games to contribute to hurricane relief efforts in several ways.
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NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION

Goal.com talks to coach Steve Nicol about the Liverpool-Everton derby this weekend, his job with the Revolution, and if he has a future as a coach in England or Scotland.
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RED BULL NEW YORK

Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer says coach Juan Carlos Osorio is still trying to figure out the best spot on the field for Jorge Rojas. I think he knows its in the center of midfield attacking the goal but is still trying to get his 11 best players all on the field at once.
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Defender Kevin Goldthwaite writes a column on the teams blog - Red Bull Reader - in which he reviews the movie Vicki Cristina Barcelona! I enjoy a nice dose of this kind of stupidity once in a while.
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Goal.com with an article on a healthy Mike Magee.
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REAL SALT LAKE

On the teams blog they have video footage from the first day of training at the new stadium.
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SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

The Eastern Daily Press of Norfolk England with an article on Darren Huckerby's MLS season so far. One word: excitement. But you already knew that.
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TORONTO FC

Coach John Carver was kicked out of last weekends game by the referee and will subsequently not be on the sideline this weekend v Houston.
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GENERAL

The US National Soccer Players Association has a list of 11 things the league needs to address. This is a pretty good list.
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USA Today looks at a report on the diversity of MLS teams, staffs and front offices. Things are improving.
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Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle looks at the playoff race in the Eastern conference.
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MLS Exhibition Matches

Rio Grande Plate
-Tue Oct 14
FC Dallas v UANL Tigres (Mexico) - this is the 2nd leg of this years battle for the Plate. Tigres won their home leg 2-1.
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MLS Expansion News

The Seattle Times with an article on the current Sounders players who are looking forward to getting a shot at MLS next year. Attacking players all over MLS are licking their chops at the thought of centerback Taylor Graham coming back into the league.
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USL First Division News

Our friend Brian Quardstad is the guest on this weeks Major League Soccer Talk podcast with Kartik Krishnaiyer. They talk USL-1 playoffs!
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ESPN Soccernet previews the 3 playoff series.
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USL First Division Playoff Schedule

First Round 1st Leg Matches & Scores (seed):
-Fri Sep 26
Rochester (4) v Charleston (5) - 6:30pm central
Vancouver (2) v Minnesota (7) - 9pm central
Seattle (6) v Montreal (3) - 9pm central
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First Round 2nd Leg Matches & Scores:
-Sun Sep 28
Montreal v Seattle - 4pm central
Minnesota v Vancouver - 5pm central
Charleston v Rochester - 6pm central on FSC
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USA U17 News

ESPN Soccernet looks at another of the young talents in the USA residency program in Bradenton FL - Joseph Gyau.
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Soccer In America

Soccerlens looks at the difference in youth training between the USA and Germany.
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Americans In Europe

Yanks Abroad talks to Jeremiah White about the slow but continued success of his club Aarhus in Denmark.
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Greg Seltzer at Soccer 365 talks to White's teammate Benny Feilhaber about the extent of his knee injury.
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Goal.com talks to El Guzano about his first time guarding the Aston Villa net.
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MOST RECENT MATCHES

Swedish Allsvenskan
-Colin Burns - Ljungskile - in the goal for a 0-0 tie at Goteborg. Not bad at all.
-Etchu Tabe - Ljungskile - did not dress as they drew 0-0 at Goteborg.
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DFB Pokal - German League Cup
-Bryan Arguez - Hertha Berlin - did not suit up as they lost 2-1 at Dortmund.
-Kamani Hill - Wolfsburg - was not in uniform as they won 0-7 at Oberneuland.
-Neven Subotic - Borussia Dortmund - went the full 90 and won 2-1 at home over Hertha Berlin.
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English Carling Cup
-Brad Friedel - Aston Villa - was on the bench as they lost 0-1 at home to Queen's Park Rangers.
-Brad Guzan - Aston Villa - got his first start but lost 0-1 at home to Queen's Park Rangers.
-Tim Howard - Everton - played the full 90 but lost 1-0 at Blackburn.
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French League Cup
-Freddy Adu - Monaco -got his first start and went 77 minutes but they lost 0-1 at home to Paris St Germain.
-Carlos Bocanegra - Rennes - did not dress for the game as the team drew 2-2 at home against Le Mans and advance 4-3 on PK's.
-Andrew Jacobson - Lorient - still out injured as they lost at home 0-3 to Lens.
-Quinten Westberg - Troyes - played the full 90 in goal and lost at Metz 3-1.
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Spanish La Liga
-Jozy Altidore - Villarreal - did not dress for a 2-0 home win over Racing Santander.
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Austrian Bundesliga
-Preston Zimmerman - Kapfenberg - came on as a half time sub but they lost at home 0-2 to Karnten.
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Scottish League Cup
-DaMarcus Beasley - Rangers - came on as a 72nd minute sub in a 1-2 win at Partick.
-Maurice Edu - Rangers - on the bench but did not play as they won 1-2 at Partick.
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Canada & CSA News

Ben Knight of the Toronto Globe & Mail bog On Soccer looks at the fortunes of both Toronto FC and Montreal Impact since the night in late July when Montreal advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League over TFC.
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Mexico & FMF News

Friendly Match & Score:
-Wed Sep 24
Mexico 0-1 Chile - in Los Angeles - Chil goal by Juan Carlos Valenzuela(OG).
Match report by Grahame Jones of the LA Times.
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England News

Sport Magazine has a Q & A with Wayne Rooney.
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Jack Bell of the New York Times blog Goal talks to Tom Glick who is part of the American group that bought English team Derby County early this year.
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European News

FRANCE

Lyon's brilliant leader Juninho Pernambucanos suffered a groin strain and will be out a couple of weeks, including the Champions League Matchday 2 next week.
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ITALY

Argentine forward Diego Milito is off to a great start back in Genoa. He had been at Real Zaragoza in Spain. He has 4 goals in 4 games. Excellent.
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Football Italia reviews Week 4 of Serie A matches. Inter take over at #1. And in pictures.
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Paolo Bandini of the Guardian looks at yesterday's round of matches in Serie A.
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Gazzetta report that Andriy Shevchenko will get the start up top for AC in the Milan derby on Sunday.
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Why not get your picture taken with a shirt with a giant number on it when you hit a milestone for games played.
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OTHERS

Croatia has been fined the equivilent of $28,000 and warned sternly about future actions by FIFA after being found guilty of racist behavior from fans in their game earlier this month against England. This is of course a total joke, because back in June they were charged and found to be guilty of the same thing during the match against Turkey at Euro 08. Then they were fined $18,000. I doubt very much that a bump of $9000 is going to mean very much.
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UEFA News

The 2012 UEFA Euro Championship will expand from 16 teams to 24 teams.
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World News

Greg Seltzer of No Short Corners gives us his thoughts on who the worlds top goalkeepers will be in the next decade.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Charlie N. said...

Croation math-Not so much

6:38 PM  
Blogger Graham Fox said...

lol

8:13 PM  
Anonymous tps said...

Brucio feeds us this great football feast and you're giving him crap for a simple math mistake? I have to grit my teeth at the punctuation sometimes (I'm a copy editor), but I can live with it because Du Nord is worth it. Keep up the great work!

9:47 PM  
Anonymous hartley said...

Quit picking on Taylor Graham. And pick on someone your own size and hair color. ;)

[hartley is coming back]

10:03 PM  

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