Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Remember Times Of Strength News

MLS Team News


Former coach Hans Westerhof has been relieved of his duties as head coach of Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Chronicle says the team has lost out on signing Mexican forward Luis Angel Landin. And a few other team notes.
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Soccernet with words from the AC Milan doctors who say Beckman is fit enough to play until he is 38. Just ask Paolo Maldini.
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The Chronicle of Zimbabwe talks to their native son Kheli Dube about his career.
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Rev's TV announcer Brad Feldman took his family too Barcelona for Christmas - Brilliant idea! And here is his story, from the teams official blog.
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MetroFanatic reports that NYRB has lost another of Juan Carlos Osorio's mid-season imports - young centerback Diego Jimenez has returned to UAdG Tecos.
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JCO really brought in a bumper crop of losers last year didn't he. Wow.
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The team has hired a goalkeeping coach.
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Midfielder Carl Robinson writing for his hometown County Times in Wales, sends out a little Christmas cheer.
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MLSnet gives us their picks for the Best 11 games of the 08 season. You can watch highlights of them all!
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MLS Rumor City - Don't Tease Me Bro!

Gregory Sica of Sports Illustrated tells us about some Argentines who are possibly headed to MLS.
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Team USA

January camp for players out of season begins on the 4th and concludes with a game against Sweden on the 24th at Home Depot Center.
-Here is the roster:
Jon Busch - Chicago Fire
William Hesmer - Columbus Crew
Troy Perkins - Valerenga
Matt Pickens - no club
Jonathan Bornstein - Chivas USA
Danny Califf - Midtjylland
Sean Franklin - Los Angeles Galaxy
Cory Gibbs - Colorado Rapids
Clarence Goodson - Start
Chad Marshall - Columbus Crew
Chris Wingert - Real Salt Lake
Marvell Wynne - Toronto
Geoff Cameron - Houston Dynamo
Brian Carroll - Columbus Crew
Ricardo Clark - Houston Dynamo
Eddie Gaven - Columbus Crew
Stuart Holden - Houston Dynamo
Jack Jewsbury - Kansas City Wizards
Sacha Kljestan - Chivas USA
Robbie Rogers - Columbus Crew
John Thorrington - Chicago Fire
Brian Ching - Houston Dynamo
Kenny Cooper - Dallas
Charlie Davies - Hammarby
Chris Rolfe - Chicago Fire
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Who is not on this list that should be? The MLS players that spring to mind for me are Davy Arnaud, Edson Buddle, Conor Casey, Jimmy Conrad, Pablo Mastroeni, Drew Moor & Michael Parkhurst.
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Soccer In America

Nick Green of the Daily Breeze rounds up the year.
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Americans In Europe


Greg Seltzer at Soccer 365 tells us about the chance of Bobby Boswell heading to Antalyaspor.
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(only players who saw the field are listed)

England Premiership Tue Dec 30
-Brad Friedel - Aston Villa - went the distance and got a clean sheet winning 0-1 at Hull.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle previews this weekends Inter Liga action in Houston.
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England News

The BBC reports on Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's arrest for assault over the weekend.
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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune with his thoughts on Gerrard.
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The Independent with an article on Chelsea forward Didier Drogba who admits that after losing both the Premier & Champions league titles last spring he completely lost his love of the game. From watching him this past week he appears to be getting it back.
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European News


Gazzetta della Sport give us the best young players currently in Serie A. It is an impressive list.
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World News

Grant Wahl at Sports Illustrated weighs in on the end of the year.
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Jack Bell of the New York Times Goal blog reviews the year.
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Barney Ronay of the Guardian with his sports heroes of 2008. There are some classic moments here.
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FIFA.com give us a cool look at 2008 with stats, and not the boring ones.
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Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle tells us what to look forward to in 2009.
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Martin Rogers of Yahoo Sports with the top stories of 2008.
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Asian News

Reuters reports on how some in Vietnam celebrate after winning the Southeast Asian Championship - death & destruction.


Anonymous Jay Five said...

Brian Ching needs to be dropped. Conor Casey can play the big man holding role up top PLUS, Casey can use his feet!!!

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Dan said...

I thought Parkhurst was trying to win a job...oh, but Scandinavia is snowed in right now. Hm, interesting non-call. (By the way, MLS should switch to a winter season, snarf snarf snarf)

12:33 PM  

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