Friday, September 18, 2009

Some News Action for Fri Sep 18, 2009


Sunday is the return of the Derby du Nord!! Lens v Lille in the French Ligue 1! This makes me a very happy man!


So if you haven't heard yet, we have a real mess on our hands for viewing this World Cup qualifying game on Sat Oct 10. The company who owns the rights for broadcast has chosen not to sell the viewing rights and is going to attempt to do a Closed Circuit Pay-Per-View situation in select bars only! Yes, you have read that correctly. So far I nothing at all about where we will be able to see this one in our area. But I will be doing full research to find us all the best viewing spot. I will be in touch with my favorite place The Sweetwater in St Paul and hope they will be coming through for us. I should know a lot more by the middle of next week, and of course I will let all you fine people know as soon as I find out anything. So sit tight for now and then wait for the magic to happen.


Group Stage
Matchday 3
Matches & Scores:
-Tue Sep 15
Metapan 0-1 Arabe Unido - AU goal by Orlando Rodriguez.
San Juan Jabloteh 0-1 DC United - DCU goals by Christian Gomez(PK).
Puerto Rico Islanders 3-3 Cruz Azul - PRI goals by Cristian Arrietz, Fabrice Noel & Nicholas Addlery. CA goals by Pablo Zeballos(2) & Alejandro Vela.
-Wed Sep 16
W Connection 2-2 UNAM Pumas - WC goals by Jonathan Farias & Renato Pereira. UP goals by Victor Rosales & Paco Palencia.
Pachuca 2-0 Houston Dynamo - Pac goals by Edgar Benitez & Paul Nicholas Aguilar.
Saprissa 0-1 Columbus Crew - CC goal by Eddie Gaven.
-Thu Sep 17
Toluca 7-0 Marathon - Tol goals by Isaac Brizuela, Diego de la Torre(2), Raul Nava(2), Vladimir Marin & Carlos Esquivel.
Comunicaciones 2-0 Real Espana com goals both by Rolando Fonseca.


Standings (with Games Played):
Group A
7 Arabe Unido(3 GP)
6 Pachuca(3 GP)
4 Houston Dynamo(3 GP)
0 Metapan(3 GP)
Group B
6 Marathon(3 GP)
9 Toluca(3 GP)
3 DC United(3 GP)
0 San Juan Jabloteh(3 GP)
Group C
7 Cruz Azul(3 GP)
6 Columbus Crew(3 GP)
3 Saprissa(3 GP)
1 Puerto Rico Islanders(3 GP)
Group D
7 UNAM Pumas(3 GP)
9 Comunicaciones(3 GP)
3 Real Espana(3 GP)
1 W Connection(3 GP)


Up Next........

Matchday 4:
-Tue Sep 22
Puerto Rico Islanders V Saprissa
Metapan V Pachuca
Houston Dynamo V Arabe Unido
-Wed Sep 23
Columbus Crew V Cruz Azul
Toluca V Jabloteh
Comunicaciones V W Connection
-Wed Sep 24
DC United V Marathon
UNAM Pumas V Real Espana


Week 27
Matches & Scores
-Fri Sep 18
New York Red Bulls v New England Revolution - 6:30pm Central on Direct Kick
San Jose Earthquakes v Colorado Rapids - 10pm Central on ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes
-Sat Sep 19
Seattle Sounders FC v Chivas USA - 2pm Central on FSC & FSE
Kansas City Wizards v FC Dallas - 7:30pm Central on Direct Kick
Houston Dynamo v Real Salt Lake - 7:30pm Central on Direct Kick
Los Angeles Galaxy v Toronto FC - 9:30pm Central on Direct Kick
-Sun Sep 20
Chicago Fire v Columbus Crew - 2pm Central on Telefutura


Sports Illustrated on Portland's march toward MLS in 2011.


My Minnesota Thunder finish off their 2009 season out of the playoffs. It's been another painful season to be a fan of this organization. I like a lot of these players, and I can see some potential, but the formula from top to bottom is off mark, with no correction in sight. Sigh. See you all at around 2:30 for some pregame partying. The game against Charleston kicks off at 5pm. I bet there will be a lot of free tickets floating around if you just show up. Seriously. Show up. Please.


Kartik Krishnaiyer of Major League Soccer Talk has an audio interview with teammember Gale Agbossoumonde. Download or listen here.


In order to get Frank Simek some playing time Sheffield Wednesday is looking to send him out on loan. He seemed on the fast track to success until an ankle injury 18 months ago put him out of action.


Here are the main contenders in each of the 3 groups after 8 of 17 rounds:

Group 1
18 Toluca
10 San Luis

Group 2
17 America
17 Monterrey
16 Pachuca
16 Morelia
14 Puebla

Group 3
15 Cruz Azul
14 Santos Laguna
10 Atlante


The weekends biggest match:
-Sat Sep 19
Pachuca v Monterrey


Manchester City forward Emmanuel Adebayor has been given a 3 game suspension for his actions last week in the game against his former team Arsenal. He not only raced the length of the field to taunt Arsenal fans at the other end of the stadium after scoring a goal against them, but he also kicked out at Arsenal forward Robin Van Persie and appeared to step on him quite hard. Why so angry my man?


Some big games this weekend:
-Sun Sep 20
Manchester United v Manchester City - the Manchester derby
Chelsea v Tottenham - a London derby between a contender and a contender/pretender
Roma v Fiorentina - will either one challenge for a top 3 finish?
Paris Saint-Germain v Lyon - are these 2 for real?
Feyenoord v PSV - always a season marking game in Holland.


Results from the 1st of 6 Group Stage games.


Americans in Action:
CSKA Sofia 1-1 Fulham - neither Clint Dempsey of Eddie Johnson traveled with the team for this game.
Everton 4-0 AEK Athens - Tim Howard went the full 90 and got himself a nice clean sheet.


Anonymous joe said...

I'd actually prefer if every bar owner says NO to the extortion.

Secondly, CONCACAF needs to fix this and give the team playing rights to their own country. It's obvious that this rule is meant to give more cash at the expense of American and Mexican fans, because that's where the population is in CONCACAF. Total bullshit.

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