Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Live From Your Home Town Team Coverage News

Get yourself a little holiday sumpin' sumpin' from a friend of every soccer fan in America - Billy Mays.


For all you American soccer fans heading to Mexico City next August, you should watch the new episode (Mon Jan 5) of Anothy Bourdain's No Reservations. He visits the DF.


DC United forward Jaime Moreno commenting on himself: "Everything is good about me!" Fantastic. I could not agree more!

MLS Team News


Luis Bueno on his blog The Touchline gives us the scoop on reports from Gaudalajara where Francisco Mendoza is training with the mother Goats. He had this to say about the differences between the leagues: "Tactically it is 100 percent different. In MLS, there is absolutely zero tactical work. Here, there is a lot more tactical work. In addition, there are players here who are more capable technically and tactically." Ouch.
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Jaime Moreno writing for the New York Times blog Goal gives us his DCU all-time Best 11.
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Kyle McCarthy of looks at the set up of MLS that makes it very hard for Houston to compete with other clubs for a player like Luis Landin.
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Jose Romero of the Times blog Sounders FC Blog talks to Seattle Seahawks NFL player Baraka Atkins about his love of the beautiful game.
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MLS Rumor City - Don't Tease Me Bro!

Soccer 365's Grapevine has new rumors about Ante Razov, Kamani Hill, and Lee Nguyen.
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Former Real Madrid centerback Ivan Helguera is that latest old timer associated with the LA Galaxy in the Euro-rumor-press.
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The Royal Gazette of Bermuda links their native midfielder Sammy deGraff with a tryout in Kansas City. He is currently with USL Second Division team Bermuda Hogges.
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US Soccer News

Jeff Carlisle of ESPN Soccernet looks forward to 2009 with the USA's teams.
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Team USA

Another guy not on the USA January Camp roster - Kyle Beckerman. Maybe he has a surfing commitment in Costa Rica to deal with.
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And you can add KC left fullback Michael Harrington to the list too. We need to check out every possible left back.
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USA U20 News

The U20 team played 2 friendlies that I missed telling you about:
-Sat Dec 20
USA 2-0 Haiti - USA goals by Abdusalam Ibrahim & Daniel Cruz.
-Mon Dec 22
USA 1-0 Canada - USA goal by Sam Garza.
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26 players were brought into this camp.
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Steven Goff of the Washington Post on his blog Soccer Insider tells us today that one of those players - Bryan Arguez was one of 4 who were dismissed from the team for disciplinary reasons.
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USA U17 News

Andrew Rogers at Soccer 365 talks to head coach Wilmar Cabrera to get us an update on the USA U17 team.
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Soccer In America

Luis Bueno of the Press Enterprise writes about what made him a die hard soccer fan.
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Americans In Europe gives us a little insight on Freddy Adu's situation at Monaco. With quotes from the teams coach Ricardo Gomes.
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Soccer 365's Grapevine has new rumors about Kamani Hill and Lee Nguyen.
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Greg Seltzer at S365 has the latest on possible movement for Sal Zizzo.
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4 MLS players have been called into the Honduran national team January camp as they prepare for World Cup qualifiers:
-Mauricio Castro - New England
-Roger Espinoza - Kansas City
-Ivan Guerrero - DC
-Amado Guevara - Toronto
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Carlos Pavon, formerly of the LA Galaxy is on the roster, and Ramon Nunez who used to play for FC Dallas & Chivas USA is in the squad too.
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Like the upcoming USA camp, these players are all either on winter break or season break, no big European league players are on the list, but will be for the actual matches.
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South America News

I am stunned today to find out that Juan Sebastian Veron has been named Footballer Of The Year in South America! His club team is Estudiantes.
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England News

After giving up a goal last weekend Ricardo Fuller of Stoke smacked his own teammate Andy Griffin upside the head, for which he has now been given a 3 game suspension.
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European News

Gazzetta dello Sport of Italy gives us their list of the most talented U21's playing club football in Europe right now. Neven Subotic makes it high up on the list. While Freddy & Jozy get their mentions too. Here is their first 11:
Rui Patricio - Sporting - Portugal
Rafael da Silva - Manchester United - Brazil
Micah Richards - Manchester City - England
Matthias Jaissle - Hoffenheim - Germany
Marcelo - Real Madrid - Brazil
Theo Walcott - Arsenal - England
Sergi Busquets - Barcelona - Spain
Mesut Ozil - Werder Bremen - Germany
Angel Di Maria - Benfica - Argentina
Bojan Krkic - Barcelona - Spain
Kun Aguero - Atletico Madrid - Argentina
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The Weekends Biggest Club Matches From Around The World

A full slate in England for the FA Cup 3rd round. Here are all those Matches & Scores.
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World News

Barney Ronay of the Guardian follows up yesterdays Heroes posting with today's Villains Of 2008. Worth reading just for the creepy picture of Angela Merkel, who has nice shoes.


Anonymous Neal said...

Brucio, you're brilliant ... any mention of the German Chancellor, must be accompanied by the phrase "she has nice shoes" ... if you can't say anything nice ... quoted from a nice frauline in Munich beer garden during Germany vs Poland match in June 2006.


7:18 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

posted just for you neal
just for you!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Greg Seltzer said...

Just a heads up... the Hill and Nguyen notes in the S365 Grapevine are NOT rumours. I confirmed that each player actually has one eager MLS suitor.

3:23 AM  
Anonymous FC Barcelona News said...

lol there is interesting connection between both of them.

6:20 AM  

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