Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Some News for Tue Jul 7


Oguchi Onyewu has signed with AC Milan. Has an American ever signed for such a huge team?? I hope he is already dreaming of getting on the end of those Andrea Pirlo free & corner kicks!


Quarterfinal Matches:
-Tue Jul 7
DC United v Harrisburg City Islanders
Venue: Maryland Soccerplex, Boyds MD
Rochester Rhinos v Wilmington Hammerheads
Venue: Marina Auto Stadium, Rochester NY
Charleston Battery v Houston Dynamo - 6:30pm Central on USLLive.com
Venue: Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston SC
Seattle Sounders FC v Kansas City Wizards
Venue: Starfire Sports Complex, Tukwila WA


Semifinals to be played on Jul 21 & 22
Final to be played on Sep 2


Official Gold Cup Website


Group Stage Matches
Matchday 1:
-Fri Jul 3
Canada 1-0 Jamaica
Costa Rica 1-2 El Salvador
-Sat Jul 4
Honduras 1-0 Haiti
Grenada 0-4 USA
-Sun Jul 5
Panama 1-2 Guadeloupe
Nicaragua 0-2 Mexico
Matchday 2:
-Tue Jul 7
Jamaica v Costa Rica - 6pm Central
El Salvador v Canada - 8pm Central
Venue: Crew Stadium – Columbus OH
-Wed Jul 8
Haiti v Grenada - 6pm Central
USA v Honduras - 8pm Central
Venue: RF Memorial Stadium – Washington DC
-Thu Jul 9
Guadeloupe v Nicaragua - 7pm Central
Mexico v Panama - 9pm Central
Venue: Reliant Stadium – Houston TX


See all games on FSC & Univision/Galavision.


Group A
3 Canada(+1)
3 El Salvador(+1)
0 Costa Rica(-1)
0 Jamaica(-1)
Group B
3 USA(+4)
3 Honduras(+1)
0 Haiti(-1)
0 Grenada(-4)
Group C
3 Mexico(+2)
3 Guadeloupe(+1)
0 Panama(-1)
0 Nicaragua(-2)


US Soccer gives us audio of coach Bob Bradley after Monday's practice.


US Soccer gives us pre-game notes for USA v Honduras.


US Soccer with a video update from practice yesterday (don't be fooled by the June 6 date). Words from both Benny Feilhaber and Troy Perkins.


Jack Bell of the New York Times talks to Jimmy Conrad about being a part of this team full of young talent.


Jeff Carlisle of ESPN Soccernet on the next USA opponent - Honduras.


Brent Latham of Yanks Abroad previews USA v Honduras.


Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner with an article on home town boy Freddy Adu.


USMNT Official Blog
-Q & A with Stuart Holden.


Group Stage Matchday 2:
-Wed Jul 8
USA v Honduras
Venue: RFK Stadium, Washington DC


Toronto is chasing hard after Canadian midfielder Julian de Guzman who was not resigned after last season by Deportivo la Coruna in Spain. My question is - how do you play Dwayne De Rosario, Amado Guevara and Julian de Guzman all in the same lineup? de Guzman would sit in behind the other two. (thanks to everyone who gave me info on how de Guzman plays)


Nick Green of the Daily Breeze looks at the top goalkeepers in LA - Zach Thornton, Donovan Ricketts, and Karina LeBlanc of the Sol. All are having very good seasons.


The Kansas City Star with an article on KC Wizards first year centerback Rauwshan McKenzie.


Inside Minnesota Soccer with the always quality USL1 Week In Review.


Doug McIntyre of ESPN Soccernet takes a look at the big names coming from Europe to place exhibitions in our country this summer.


The US Soccer 2009 Development Academy Finals kicks off on Friday, with 8 teams in both U16 & U18 age groups. Below are the teams in the finals. "Each group will face off in a round-robin format, with the group winners facing off for the national championship. Second place teams will meet for a third place match, following down into a seventh place match between the two fourth place teams from each group."

Group 1
Chicago Magic AS Monaco
Derby County Wolves
FC Dallas
New York Red Bulls
Group 2
Cal Odyssey
Greensboro Youth Soccer
Washington Premier FC

Group 1
Carmel United SC
Dallas Texans
FC Greater Boston
IMG Soccer Academy
Group 2
CASL Chelsea FC Academy
DC United
Real Colorado


Greg Seltzer at Soccer365 talks to Jonathan Spector about the Confed Cup run, and getting ready for next season at West Ham.


Randers FC has an article on and picture of their new signing Yura Movsisyan. How is your Danish? He will join them the first of next year.


FIFA.com has a Q & A with England national team coach Fabio Capello.


The Independent says new Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti is already "on his own" in taking this team to the top again.


The great site EPL Talk brings us the first in a series called Legends Of English Football. The first feature is on Stanley Matthews.


The Czech Republic has hired Ivan Hasek as their new national team coach.


Tim Vickery of the BBC previews the Finals.


Vickery also writing for Sports Illustrated looks at Brazil's role in the tournament, and this Cruzeiro team.


1st Leg Match:
-Wed Jul 8
Estudiantes v Cruzeiro
2nd Leg Match:
-Wed Jul 15
Cruzeiro v Estudiantes


Business Day reports that all unionized World Cup construction project workers will go on strike Wednesday to protest a lack of agreement on a pay increase.


Blogger Henrik said...

Translation of Movsisyan Article:
Major League Soccer-striker to Randers FC

The 21 year old striker Yura Movsisyan is transfering on January 1st 2010 on a 3 year contract from Real Salt Lake to Randers FC. Inspite of his young age Yura Movsisyan, who is born in Armenia, but has lived in the US since his 12th year of life, has played in the American Major League Soccer since 2006, first for Kansas City Wizards and the last two years for Real Salt Lake.

Yura Movsisyan says of the future career in Denmark:
- I have only heard good things of Danish Soccer and the level of the SAS Liga. I chose Randers FC, because it is a team, that like to be in possesion and play soccer. And the club has a good team and a great coach, so it is an honour for me to be representing Randers FC. A new career in Danish Soccer is a good possibility of further personal development. It will be a whole new chapter for me and I want to help the team in every way imagineble, says Yura Movsisyan.

Randers FC's coach John "Faxe" Jensen (Former Arsenal player, own comment) has followed Yura Movsisyan the last six months and is full of praise for the clubs future striker:
- He has the qualities to become an exiting player, both in Randers FC and in Danish Soccer in general. He is a complete player, that is good with both legs. He is fast as lightning and has shown in MLS, that he can score goals. He has his age on his side and is well placed to develop into an excellent striker. He is the kind of striker, we have been looking for; young, fast, flexibel and with the ability to score goals, says John Faxe.

1:50 AM  
Blogger James W said...

I hope you meant an American with such a big Italian club.

I seem to remember Tim Howard signing with Manchester United when he made the jump over the pond from the Red Bulls.

8:12 AM  
Blogger dallen said...

Tim at United and Friedel at Liverpool.

Definitely the biggest club an out-field player has signed with. I guess O'Brien at Ajax is second.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Graylo said...

There are plenty of American Players that have signed with the elite European teams. The list extends far beyond Howard, Friedel, and O'Brian. However, none of those players have had real long term success and most of them don't see significan first team action.

Gooch's signing is awesome, and I am really optimistic about it, but nothing is guarenteed. There is still a lot of time left in the transfer window, and we have no clue as to how much he will play. So I think it is a little premature to say that his is the biggest American signing, but it definately has that potential.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And don't forget young Spector playing very well for Man U!

3:38 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thanks for all those great responses, that is exactly what i was hoping for

4:19 PM  
Blogger djl said...

I'm thinking Donovan signing with Leverkusen back in the day is probably a bigger deal than O'Brien with Ajax, though we're really splitting hairs at this point.

Gooch to Milan is awesome news, if he plays. I just don't want to see him rotting on the bench.

3:36 AM  

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