Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's Been A Wonderful Fall News

MLS Scoreboard

Semifinals Matches & Scores:
-Thu Nov 13
Columbus Crew v Chicago Fire - 6:30pm central on ESPN2
Venue: Crew Stadium, Columbus OH
-Sat Nov 15
Real Salt Lake v New York Red Bulls - 8:30pm central on FSC.
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy UT
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MLS News


Luis Arroyave of the Tribune on his blog The Red Card has again cranked up the game day running entry. Keeping us up to date on all the little things until kick off tonight! Awesome.
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Orrin Schwarz of the Daily Herald looks at the Fire and their opponent tonight.
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Nick Firchau of the Sun Times knows that to stop Columbus you must at least stop Schelotto.
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Luis Arroyave of the Tribune writes that centerback Wilman Conde wants to leave, but not until after they win this title.
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Midfielder Sacha Victorine has been diagnosed with the nasty "micro fracture" in his leg and will be out of action for as long as 8 months.
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Shawn Mitchell of the Dispatch says the Crew wants to take advantage of the home field.
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Mitchell reports on the possibility of a big crowd tonight, or not. The people who go these days are really into it, but bigger numbers sure would be a lot better.
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Mitchell on his blog Covering The Crew with some game day notes.
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The Santa Clara with an article on a big soccer family, the Igwe's, featuring Revs defender Amaechi.
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US Soccer gives us audio of the Referee Review from last weekends quarterfinal games.
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MLS Post Season Awards

Sean Franklin of Los Angeles has been named the leagues Rookie Of The Year.
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Americans In Europe

(only players who saw the field are listed)

Spain Copa Del Rey
-Jozy Altidore - played the full 90 and drew 1-1 at home to Club Polideportivo Ejido on Wednesday in the 2nd leg, but they lost 6-1 on aggregate and are now out of the tournament.
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Austria Bundesliga
-Preston Zimmerman - Kapfenberg - started and went 69 minutes as they beat Mattersburg at home 2-1.
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Mexico & FMF News

Friendly Match & Score:
-Wed Nov 12
Mexico 2-1 Ecuador - Mex goals by Leobardo Lopez & Matias Vuoso. Ecua goal by Isaac Mina.
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Ecuador scored very early in the game, Mexico tied it just after halftime, and got the winner in the 4th minute of stoppage time. Lucky lucky lucky.
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South America News

ESPN Soccernet has a very good article on the amazing quality of the youth development systems in Argentina. They seem to cranking out great attackers these days. (thanks to Brian for that one)
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Maradona Mania

Reuters is reporting that it may be over for Maradona as coach of Argentina before it even get's started. He and the FA are fighting over who is named assistant coaches, and after a meeting today DM said he would resign if he did not get his guys. We all knew this would not be easy, but already?
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Copa Sudamericana

1st Leg Matches & Scores:
-Wed Nov 12
Guadalajara 0-2 International - Int goals by Nilmar & alex.
-Thu Nov 13
Argentinos Juniors v Estudiantes
2nd Leg Matches & Scores (with 1st Leg scores included):
-Wed Nov 19
International v Guadalajara (2-0)
-Thu Nov 20
Estudiantes v Argentinos Juniors
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England News

Opposing fans threw a coin at Chelsea's Didier Drogba, and he threw it back at them. Guess who is going to get into trouble.
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European News


Real Madrid striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy was in Colorado this week to see the same doctor that just put Owen Hargreaves down for the season so they can do 2 knee surgeries. Well, they are going to pull RVN off the field for the season too, to do a different surgery.


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