Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Some News for Wed Jul 8

LAMAR HUNT US OPEN CUP

3 MLS teams and 1 USL First Division team advanced to the Semifinals with wins last night.

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Quarterfinal Matches:
-Tue Jul 7
DC United 2-1 Harrisburg City Islanders - DCU goals by Boyzzz Khumalo & Andrew Jacobson. HCI goal by Nicki Paterson.
Match report from the Washington Post.
Rochester Rhinos 2-1 Wilmington Hammerheads - RR goals by Tai Ateino & Andrew Gregor(PK). WH goal by Jamie "the diving Hobbit" Watson.
Match report from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.
Charleston Battery 0-4 Houston Dynamo - HD goals by Geoff Cameron(2), Bobby Boswell & Dominic Oduro.
Match report Charleston Post & Courier.
Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 Kansas City Wizards - SSFC goal by Sebastian Le Toux(PK).
Match report from the Seattle Times.

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EJECTIONS:
Mo Odour - Harrisburg

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Semifinals
-Tue Jul 21
DC United v Rochester Rhinos - 6:30pm Central
Venue: Maryland Soccerplex - Boyds MD
Seattle Sounders v Houston Dynamo - 9pm Central
Venue: Starfire Sports Complex - Tukwila WA

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Final to be played on Sep 2.

TEAM USA GOLD CUP

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

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The Washington Post with a game preview.

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John Haydon of the Washington Times on Freddy Adu - this is his chance to show us what he's got.

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The US National Players Assoc talks to Jay Heaps who says he was "shocked" to be called up to the Gold Cup team.
-Heaps holds the dubious record of having the most MLS games played (301) without a USA cap.

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AP with an article on Charlie Davies red hot summer.

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The New England Sports Network also has an article on New Hampshire [CORRECTED] native Davies.

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USMNT Official Blog

CONCACAF GOLD CUP

Official Gold Cup Website

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Jamaica has been allowed to add centerback Shavar Thomas of Chivas USA to their roster.

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The CBC has Canadian keeper Greg Sutton writing from the tournament - Looking Ahead to Costa Rica. This will be a big test for Canada.

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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 0-1 Costa Rica - CR goal by Celso Borges.
El Salvador 0-1 Canada - Can goal by Ali Gerba.
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

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See all games on FSC & Univision/Galavision.

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EJECTIONS:
Rodolph Austin - Jamaica - Red Card - Matchday 2

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

MLS

This coming Saturday night Chivas USA hosts the latest edition of the SuperClassico against neighbors Los Angeles Galaxy. The game kicks off at 10pm Central on FSC. I will be taping that game and the USA v Haiti game to watch later as I will be rocking out with SuperRookie and his gang watch UFC100.

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The Galaxy announced today that they have signed TnT International midfielder Chris Birchall from Brighton & Hove Albion in England's League One (third tier). He will be available to play when the summer transfer window opens on July 15. I can't see him adding much to this team.

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The Columbus Crew are headed to the White House to meet the Prez next Monday! Hooray beer! And Cigs!

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The Bermuda Sun talks to Khano Smith about his brutal season so far with the NY Red Bulls.

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The Midland Reporter Telegram with an article on their local boy, FC Dallas midfielder Bruno Guarda.

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The Daily Reflector of Greenville NC with an article on Kansas City left fullback Michael Harrington. Did you know that Harrington gets his hair highlighted by Kevin Hartman's mother.

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Brian Lewis of the NY Post talks to Veljko Paunovic who is on a try-out with the Red Bulls. They need all the help they can get. Is he any kind of answer? He played last year for Partizan Belgrade.

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Lewis also reports that the Red Bulls want to sign USA U20 attacking midfielder Dilly Duka, currently on their own academy team. Coach Juan Carlos Osorio is very high on this player. Anderlecht of Belgium is also chasing the player.

USL FIRST DIVISION

Goalkeeper Dusty Hudock of the Charleston Battery has been named the Player Of The Week.

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And the league's Team Of The Week.
G:
Dusty Hudock - Charleston - Seven saves in 1-0 win at Montreal
D:
Cristian Arrieta - Puerto Rico - Led team in 0-0 draw at Miami
John Ball - Rochester - Assist in 4-1 win over Austin
Quavas Kirk - Minnesota - Led team in 1-1 draw against Portland
M:
John Pulido - Miami - Led team in 0-0 draw against Puerto Rico
Sullivan Silva - Austin - Goal in 1-0 win at Cleveland
Tony McManus - Portland - Goal in 1-1 draw at Minnesota
Jeremiah Bass - Minnesota - Goal in 1-1 draw against Portland
F:
Johnny Menyongar - Rochester - Goal in 4-1 win over Austin
Dan Antoniuk - Charleston - Goal in 1-0 win at Montreal
Warren Ukah - Rochester - Goal in 4-1 win over Austin

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I have to admit that seeing Tony McManus on the list this week makes me wonder about the validity of the whole list. You see, McManus got his important goal on a long shot that took a big deflection, otherwise I doubt very much he would have beaten Thunder keeper Nick Platter.

SOCCER IN AMERICA

The NY Examiner does a Q & A with former star centerback and current TV commentator Marcelo Balboa.

AMERICANS IN ASIA

VietnamNet Bridge with an article on Lee Nguyen who is now playing for Hoang Anh Gia Lai of Ho Chi Min City.

ENGLAND

Ole Ole has a Q & A with Arsenal President Ivan Gazidis.

EUROPE

Argentine forward Lisandro Lopez has been sold by his club Port to top running French team Lyon, who need to reload with talent after losing out on the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 8 years.

COPA LIBERTADORES

Tonight is a big big night in South America!

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

4 Comments:

Blogger bwidell said...

Just want to point out that Charlie Davies is from my hometown, Manchester, NH, not Massachusetts. ;)

It's something our small American Outlaws New Hampshire chapter takes pride in, I guess, having three current USMNT players from our state: Davies, Jay Heaps (Nashua), and Conor Casey (Dover). :P

4:37 PM  
Blogger George Hasenecz said...

Veljko Paunivic bears a slight resemblance to the lead actor from The Hebrew Hammer.

Regarding Red Bull signing Duka, I thought that MLS had worked all that out. If he's playing for their academy team, there really shouldn't be an issue. It would be a shame for MLS to miss out on a young American player like him.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Super Rookie said...

UFC 100 is going to be one for the ages. Regardless of what the haters say, those dudes are ridiculous!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

I wouldn't admit to being the home of Conor Casey. I swear, if that dude gets one more call up for the USMNT...might as well call me up, I can be totally worthless on the pitch too!

4:40 PM  

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