Wednesday, October 01, 2008

When You Give Credit You Get Credit News

MLS Commish Don Garber on fan mail: "Usually when they're respectful, we respond to all of them. Rarely are they respectful." See article on MLS by Luis Arroyave in the MLS News - General section.


What a wild CCL game in Mexico City last night. Houston went up 0-2 over Pumas early, then 2-3, then fell behind 4-3, and finally tied it 4-4! Details in the CONCACAF Champions League section

CONCACAF Champions League News

Official CCL website
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Matchday 3 Matches & Scores:
-Tue Sep 30
Saprissa 2-1 Marathon - Sap goals by Celso Borges & Alejandro Alpizar. Mara goal by Milton Nunez(PK).
UNAM 4-4 Houston - UNAM goals by Dante Lopez, Effrain Juarez, Paco Palencia & Dario Veron. Hou goals by Craig Waibel(2) & Kei Kamara(2 - one via PK).
Match report from the Houston Chronicle.
Post game notes by Bernardo Fallas of the Chronicle on his blog Soccer y Futbol.
-Wed Oct 1
DC v Cruz Azul - 7pm central on FSC
Match preview by Steven Goff of the Washington Post.
Firpo v San Francisco
Olimpia v Montreal - 9pm central on FSC
Match preview from the Montreal Gazette.
Municipal v Puerto Rico - 12midnight central on FSC
-Thu Oct 2
Tauro v Santos Laguna - 7pm central on Galavision
Atlante v Joe Public - 9pm central on FSC
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John Haydon of the Washington Times says DC is going to play a lot of reserves in tonight’s game.
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ESPN Soccernet calls the Puerto Rico Islanders a powerhouse. They are unbeaten in their last 17 games in all competitions!
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MLS Scoreboard

Week 28
Matches & Scores:
-Thu Oct 2
Dallas v San Jose - 8pm central on ESPN2
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League Standings
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MLS News


Soccer America has a profile of young midfielder Jorge Flores.
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Ante Razov has another injury, this time a strained right calf muscle, that could keep him out of the lineup for the next 2 games.
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Nick Green of the Daily Breeze on his blog 100 Percent Soccer talks to midfielder Sasha Victorine after leading his new team to victory over his old team.
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Shawn Mitchell of the Dispatch on his blog Covering The Crew has a Q & A with team president John Wagner.
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General Manager Mark McCullers wrote an open letter to fans about the possible new ownership stories. It's on the teams official blog.
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Michael Arace of the Dispatch states the case for the possibility of new owners taking the team to Las Vegas.
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The Red Card that Jaime Moreno earned last weekend by throwing an elbow is going to cost him an extra game suspension. He will get 2 instead of the usual 1 due to the flagrancy of the foul.
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The official FCD Blog shows us the importance of youth teams and international partners. Great stuff here.
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Orrin Schwarz of Chicago's Daily Herald with an article on their home town boy Mike Magee who is having a good season after several injury filled ones in a row.
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The Jersey Journal with an article on the good debuts from Matthew Mbuta & Macoumba Kandji.
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James Edward of the Deseret News looks at how the new RSL stadium stacks up against others around the league.
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Release the Huckleberry Hounds - San Jose winger Darren Huckerby was named Player Of The Month for September!
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Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune talks to commissioner Donald Q Garber about issues the league is currently facing.
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The Dallas Morning News looks at the resurgence of the Western Conference as we enter the last month of the regular season.
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MLS Stadium Talk

The Kansas City Star with a report on yet another delay in decisions for funding of property for a new stadium for the Wizards.
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USL First Division News

Anne Ramzy of ESPN Soccernet with a very good recap of the first round in the playoffs.
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Jeff DiVeronica also of Soccernet previews the semifinals.
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US Soccer News

Mike Woitalla of Soccer America looks at what the Development Academy system has done to youth clubs in its first year.
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Americans In Europe

Beau Dure of USA Today says too many of our men are riding the pine this season.
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UEFA Cup First Round 2nd leg:
-Carlos Bocanegra - Rennes Thu Oct 2 at Twente leading 2-1
-Brad Friedel - Aston Villa Thu Oct 2 v Litex Lovech leading 3-1
-Brad Guzan - Aston Villa Thu Oct 2 v Litex Lovech leading 3-1
-Kamani Hill - Wolfsburg Tue Oct 2 at Rapid Bucuresti leading 1-0
-Tim Howard - Everton Tue Oct 2 at Standard Liege tied 2-2
-Jared Jeffrey - Club Brugge Tue Oct 2 v Young Boys tied 2-2
-Oguchi Onyewu - Standard Liege Tue Oct 2 v Everton tied 2-2
-Neven Subotic - Borussia DortmundTue Oct 2 at Udinese trailing 0-2.
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UEFA Cup First Round 2nd leg:
-Ryan Guy - Saint Patrick's Athletic - went the distance but the game ended goalless and they were eliminated 2-0 on aggregate by Hertha Berlin.
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England News

Why so glum, Big Chum?
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Man U will be without Paul Scholes for 2 1/2 months after he tore a medial collateral ligament in his knee.
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The Sunday Times with a story on Arsene Wenger and his scouting system, looking to find the next generation of talented youth for Arsenal. (thanks to Brian for this link - which he calls a must read)
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European News


Ben Lyttleton of the Guardian looks back at the past week in Ligue 1, which seems more like a soap opera than a football league.
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Reuters reports that an investigation has begun on last seasons UEFA Cup semifinal between Zenit & Bayern Munich in which Russian mafia may have fixed the 2nd leg game, won 4-0 by Zenit.
-Zenit deny it all completely, of course.
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UEFA Champions League

Group Stage - Matchday 2
Matches & Scores:
-Tue Sep 30
Aalborg 0-3 Manchester United - MU goals by Wayne Rooney & Dimitar Berbatov(2).
Villarreal 1-0 Celtic - Vill goal by Marcos Senna.
Fiorentina 0-0 Steaua Bucuresti
Bayern Munich 1-1 Lyon - - BM goal by Ze Roberto. Lyon goal by Martin Dimichelis(OG).
Arsenal 4-0 Porto - Arse goals by Robin van Persie(2) & Emmanuel Adebayor(2 - one via PK).
Fenerbahce 0-0 Dynamo Kyiv
BATE Borisov 2-2 Juventus - BATE goals by Sergei Kryvets & Igor Stasevich. Juve goals both by Vincenzo Iaquinta.
Zenit St Petersburg 1-2 Real Madrid - Zen goal by Danny. RM goals by Tomas Hubocan(OG) & Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
-Wed Oct 1
CFR Cluj v Chelsea - live at 1pm central on Setanta
Bordeaux v Roma
Anorthosis Famagusta v Panathinaikos - delayed at 4:40pm central on Setanta
Inter Milan v Werder Bremen
Sporting v Basel - delayed at 6:30pm central on Setanta
Shakhtar Donetsk v Barcelona - delayed at 4pm on ESPN Classic
Liverpool v PSV Eindhoven - live at 1:30pm central on ESPN2
Atletico Madrid v Olympique Marseille
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune on Tuesday's matches.
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2nd leg matches will be played Sep 30 & Oct 2. With the winners will advancing to the Group Stage.
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Hertha Berlin & CSKA Moskva are the first 2 teams to advance to the group stage. They will be joined by 30 others on Thursday.
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Middle Eastern News

The Guardian with the latest from the Iraqi national team, and for once politics is not their #1 issue. But there is always something.
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This Is The End

Uno, dos, tres... Si! Comprende! Uno, dos, tres!


Anonymous Dan said...

i don't know. its so typical to take shots at tottenham's coaches right now. just wait til they hit their stride.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Graham Fox said...

Well I am a Wizards fan but I would put Espinoza forward as a worthy rookie of the year contender. He has stepped up in a big way, constantly starting and shoring up the defense and midfield. He is steady (despite a few rookie mistakes) and has great speed.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sunday Times with a story on Arsene Wenger and his scouting system, looking to find the next generation of talented youth for Arsenal. (thanks to Brian for this link - which he calls a must read).

Agrees. Very informative, and shows why it's such an important piece of the system.

2:56 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

dan - who said what about tottenham?

and graham - espinoza has been on my slightly longer list for a while, point taken


3:24 PM  

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