Thursday, August 06, 2009

Some News for Thu Aug 6


UANL Tigres of Mexico are the 2009 SuperLiga champions. How stoked are you?!?!


W Connection & Cruz Azul join Puerto Rico, DC and Pachuca in advancing to the Group Stage of the CONCACAF Champions League. The last 3 teams will advance tonight.


Mexico centerback Rafael Cheap-Shot-Punk-Ass Marquez was injured training with Barcelona ("torn muscle in his left calf") and will most likely miss the game next Wed Aug 12 v USA in World Cup qualifying. Too bad for the USA, as he was probably good for another Red Card.


Preliminary Round Second Leg Matches:
-Tue Aug 4
Puerto Rico Islanders 0-0 Toronto FC - PRI advance 1-0 on aggregate.
Jalapa 1-7 Pachuca - Pach win it 10-1 on aggregate. Pach goals by Chaco Gimenez, Ulises Mendivil(3), Paul Aguilar, Edgar Benitez & Gabriel Caballero. Jal goal by Mario Peneyro(PK).
Luis Angel Firpo 1-1 DC United - series ends tied 2-2, with both teams having one away goal, so it went to Penalty Kicks, and DCU advance 5-4 on the PK's - DCU goal by Christian Gomez. LAF goal by Leandro Franco(PK).
-Wed Aug 5
New York Red Bulls 1-2 W Connection - WC win it 4-3 on aggregate - NYRB goal by John Wolyniec. WC goals both by Andre Toussaint.
Match report from CONCACAF.
Cruz Azul 0-0 Herediano - Ca win it 6-2 on aggregate.
Match report from CONCACAF.
-Thu Aug 6
Arabe Unido v Olimpia (1-2) - 7pm Central
San Juan Jabloteh v San Francisco (0-2) - 7pm Central
Real Espana v Liberia Mia (0-3) - 9pm Central on Galavision


The winners of these series move into the group stage, with matches starting on Tue Aug 18.


Official Site


-Wed Aug 5
Chicago Fire 1-1 UANL Tigres - UANL wins it 4-3 on Penalty Kicks after the game ends tied - CF goal by Patrick Nyarko. UANL goal by Itamar Batista.
Venue: Toyota Park - Bridgeview IL
Attendance: 20,000
Match report from SuperLiga OWS.
Match report from Chicago Now.
Match report from the Chicago Tribune.
Match report from the Chicago Sun Times.
Match report by Orrin Schwarz of Chicago's Daily Herald.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Aug 5
Seattle Sounders FC 0-4 Barcelona (Spain) - Barc goals by Leonel Messi(2), Jeffren Suarez & Pedrito.
Venue: Qwest Field - Seattle WA
Attendance: 66,848


MLS Week 21 Matches & Scores:
-Thu Aug 6
FC Dallas v Houston Dynamo - 7:30pm Central on Direct Kick
-Sat Aug 8
New England Revolution v Los Angeles Galaxy - 5pm Central on FSC & FSE
San Jose Earthquakes v Columbus Crew - 7:30pm Central on FSC & FSE
Real Salt Lake v Seattle Sounders FC - 8pm Central on Direct Kick
Colorado Rapids v Chivas USA - 8:30pm Central on Direct Kick
-Sun Aug 9
Houston Dynamo v Chicago Fire - 7:30pm Central on Direct Kick


Kansas City centerback Jimmy Conrad is free from concussion symptoms suffered in a head collision during the Gold Cup and plans on play against Chicago on Aug 16.


The Washington Post blog Soccer Insider answers viewer mail.


Stuart Holden of the Houston Dynamo writing for the Houston Chronicle about his experience at the Gold Cup and MLS All Star game.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Aug 5
Rochester Rhinos 0-1 Carolina RailHawks
-Thu Aug 6
Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps
-Fri Aug 7
Vancouver Whitecaps v Charleston Battery
-Sat Aug 8
Carolina RailHawks v Cleveland City Stars
Rochester Rhinos v Austin Aztex
Puerto Rico Islanders v Miami FC Blues
Portland Timbers v Charleston Battery
-Sun Aug 9
Montreal Impact v Minnesota Thunder


Standings (with goal differential):
39 Carolina(+13)
38 Charleston(+10)
36 Portland(+18)
35 Puerto Rico(+4)
29 Rochester(+5)
25 Vancouver(+4)
25 Miami (-5)
- - Out of Playoffs - -
23 Montreal(-2)
15 Minnesota(-9)
14 Austin(-17) - had 2 points deducted for suspended player
13 Cleveland(-20)


League honors have been announced:
Most Valuable Player – Aaron Wheeler - Reading Rage
Defender of the Year and U19 Player of the Year – Christian Ibeagha - Cary Clarets
Coach of the Year – Casey Mann - Des Moines Menace


2009 League Final Match:
-Sat Aug 8
Ventura County Fusion v Chicago Fire


Preview of the final from


ESPN has an online fan chat with Carlos Bocanegra.


The draw for the U17 World Cup will happen on Fri Aug 7. The tournament is in Nigeria from Oct 24 to Nov 15.

And the team will play 2 friendlies next week:
Matches & Scores:
-Wed Aug 12
USA v Colombia
-Sat Aug 15
USA v Colombia


Jozy Altidore is introduced at Hull City. He was introduced to the media along with midfielder Seyi Olofinjana.


Soccer America reports that 400 fans turned up to watch Kenny Cooper in his first day of training with 1860 Munchen.
-Here is the original story in German from Bild.
-1860 plan to use Cooper in their season opener on Sunday at home against Koblenz and their American goalkeeper David Yelldell.


Vincenzo Bernado is hinting via his Twitter updates that he may be headed out of Napoli on loan this season:
-Good morning Twitter world. Going to the Napoli game tonight vs espanyol. I'll keep everyone updated on my situation. Thanks for the support3:33 AM Aug 5th from TwitterFon
-solid napoli. future looks bright. right now working on this seasons destination. I will keep everyone updated.about 19 hours ago from web
-Interesting options have came up. We will see.about 1 hour ago from TwitterFon


Game Action:

Fulham and St Patrick's Athletic advance, while Valarenga and Rijeka are knocked out of the Europa League.

UEFA Europa League - 3rd qualifying round - Second Leg
-Thu Aug 6
Clint Dempsey - Fulham - played the full 90 in a 3-0 home win over Vetra and advance 6-0 on aggregate.
Ryan Guy - St Patrick's Athletic - went the full 90 and lost 2-3 at Krylya Sovetov Samara leaving series tied 3-3 on aggregate and St.PA win on the away goals tie breaker.
Eddie Johnson - Fulham - came on as a sub in the 82nd minute of a 3-0 home win over Vetra and advance 6-0 on aggregate.
Troy Perkins - Valerenga - went the distance and won 0-1 at PAOK and the series ends tied 2-2, but PAOK advance on the away goals tie breaker.
Johann Smith - Rijeka - started and played the first half as they lost 2-0 at Metalist Kharkiv and were knocked out of the tournament 4-1 on aggregate.


The fantastic Football Weekly podcast from the Guardian is back from summer vacation with this season previews edition. Download or listen here.



-Aston Villa
-Birmingham City
-Blackburn Rovers
-Bolton Wanderers


Rafael Honigstein of the Guardian with a German Bundesliga season preview, and a huge game to start it off on Friday.


Bundesliga - season kick off this Friday
Match & Score:
-Fri Aug 7
Wolfsburg v Schalke - 1:30pm Central on GolTV


Italian Super Cup
Match & Score:
-Sat Aug 8
Inter v Lazio - at the Birds Nest in Beijing


Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round, Second Leg matches on Thu.


The final EL qualifying round matches, called the Play-off Round, will take place on Aug 20 & Aug 27.


Anonymous Nordy said...

For some reason, ESPN never let Boca answer my question:

Oswaldo Sanchez, Rafa Marquez, Luisa Hernandez and Temoc Blanco are lined up against a wall with blindfolds on. You have a gun with one bullet. What do you do?"

9:25 AM  
Anonymous laurie said...

Blanco, obviously. Then you clear up the MLS diving problem as well. (Fredy Montero, take note.)

Also, this is apropos of nothing whatsoever, but I thought you'd appreciate the fact that even the celebri-mags are following your lead. Check out the name spelling, fourth paragraph.

12:50 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thank you laurie!

that is way too hilarious

but it's not my lead we are all following, that is my mother

and she would be mad at me if i took credit

she has called him beckman from day one!

2:36 PM  

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