Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some News for Wed Sep 30, 2009


All my best go out to those folks in American Somoa and Somoa. Let's hope your lives can get back to normal soon.


From the U20 World Cup: Dilly Duka scores one of the most amazing goals in all of USA soccer history (third USA goal of this game). Completely insane! He looks off the keeper as if he is going to cross, then just chips it to the back post for a Golazo! Here is video of that goal and all the other highlights from USA 4 - 1 Cameroon. (thanks to Jay for the much higher quality video link)


Twitter from Dwayne DeRosario of Toronto FC: "At kensington grabbing a bite. Word is grass is approved at BMO for next season... Great News!"


Official Web Site, and video highlights from all the games.


Group Stage
Matchday 5:
-Tue Sep 29
Columbus Crew 1-1 Saprissa - CC goal by Robbie Rogers(PK). Sap goal by Alex Robinson.
Cruz Azul 2-0 Puerto Rico Islanders - CA goals by Mario Ortiz & Emmanuel Villa.
Arabe Unido 6-0 Metapan - AU goals by Orlando Rodriguez(3), Camilo Aguirre(2) & Eduardo McTaggar.
-Wed Sep 30
DC United v Jabloteh
UNAM Pumas v W Connection
Houston Dynamo v Pachuca
Real Espana v Comunicaciones
-Thu Oct 1
Marathon v Toluca


Group A
10 Arabe Unido(5 GP)
9 Pachuca(4 GP)
7 Houston Dynamo(4 GP)
0 Metapan(5 GP)
Group B
12 Toluca(4 GP)
6 DC United(4 GP)
6 Marathon(4 GP)
0 San Juan Jabloteh(4 GP)
Group C
13 Cruz Azul(5 GP)
7 Columbus Crew(5 GP)
5 Saprissa(5 GP)
2 Puerto Rico Islanders(5 GP)
Group D
10 UNAM Pumas(4 GP)
6 Comunicaciones(4 GP)
4 W Connection(4 GP)
3 Real Espana(4 GP)


Official Web Site


Week 29
Matches & Scores
-Wed Sep 30
FC Dallas v New England Revolution - 6pm Central on Direct Kick
-Fri Oct 2
Los Angeles Galaxy v Chicago Fire - 10pm Central on ESPN2, Deportes


Peter Wilt at Pitch Invasion tells us about the art of putting together a winning MLS roster.


Steve Sirk with his latest fantastic round up of all news and notes from the Columbus Crew. Always one of my favorite reads.


With both an injured shoulder and knee DC will be without goalkeeper Josh Lt Worf Wicks for the next month or so.


Friend of du Nord - Mark Fishkin of The Kin of Fish blog - goes to Red Bull Arena and picks out his season ticket seats! Photo slide show.


Mike Petke of the New York Red Bulls writing for ESPN Soccernet talks about getting old and suffering back pains. Oof.


Kristian Dyer at ESPN Soccernet tackles more post season awards - the Best 11.


Ives Galarcep at ESPN Soccernet looks at the teams battling for the playoff spots.


Andrew Hush of ESPN Soccernet with his usual midweek news roundup.


Mike at Down The Byline took pictures of the site where the KC Wiz are proposing to build their new stadium.


Yanks Abroad talks to Fernando Clavijo, the man behind player development in the USA for Traffic, the Brazilian soccer marketing company who owns Miami FC.
-Say what you want about Clavijo's coaching skills, but his eye for talent is quite fantastic. Both New England and Colorado have benefitted greatly from players he brought to those teams.


The Oregonian with an article on Dustin Correa who's family left South Central LA for a safer life in the suburbs of Portland. (thanks to BC for this one)


Official team blog


Group Stage
Matches & Scores:
-Sat Sep 26
USA 0-3 Germany - Ger goals by Semih Aydilek(PK), Florian Jungwirth & Manuel Schaeffler.
-Tue Sep 29
USA 4-1 Cameroon - USA goals by Bryan Arguez, Tony Taylor, Dilly Duka & Brian Ownby. Cam goal by Banana Yaya(PK).
-Fri Oct 2
USA v South Korea - 11:45am Central on ESPN2


Post game quotes by coach & players from US Soccer.


This game is all about goals. No other score is kept. So if the USA was out performed in areas of the field by Cameroon then so be it. The final score is all that matters. On the other hand, they still have a long way to go if they want to beat South Korea and advance to the knock out stages where anything is possible.


One thing I have always loved in soccer is the reaction to goals from the bench. For some reason seeing a coach celebrate a goal brings me extra joy. And it was fun to see Rongen and his staff get to have some fun yesterday.


Luke Cyphers of ESPN Magazine looks at the 2 qualifiers in September and what a huge difference those wins and 6 points made toward qualifying.


Game Action: (only those that played are listed)

SWEDEN - Allsvenskan Liga
Ryan Raybould - Gelfe - Tue Sep 29 at Brommapajkarna


Coming Up:

-Thu Oct 1
Clint Dempsey - Fulham - v Basel
Tim Howard - Everton - at BATE Borisov
Eddie Johnson - Fulham - v Basel


Honduras has announced their roster for the Oct 10 game v USA and Oct 14 at El Salvador.
Ricardo Canales - Motagua
Donis Escober - Olimpia
Noel Valladares - Olimpia
Víctor Bernardez - Anderlecht
Osman Chavez - Platense
Maynor Figueroa - Wigan
Oscar Boniek Garcia - Olimpia
Emilio Izaguirre - Motagua
Erick Norales - Motagua
Carlos Palacios - Real Espana
Mauricio Sabillon - Marathon
Edgard Alvarez - Bari
Julio Cesar de Leon - Torino
Amado Guevara - Toronto
Ramon Nunez - Cruz Azul
Wilson Palacios - Tottenham Hotspur
Hendry Thomas - Wigan
Danilo Turcios - Olimpia
Melvin Valladares - Real Espana
Carlo Costly - GKS Belchatow
Walter Martinez - Marathon
Jerry Palacios - Marathon
Carlos Pavon - Real Espana
David Suazo - Inter Milan


Did you know that Leo Messi signed a contract extension at Barcelona through the 2015/16 season.


Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune reviews Tuesday's match results plus the glory of 2 newcomers: Bosnian Miralem Pjanic of Lyon, and Montenegrin Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina.


Matchday 2
Matches & Scores:
-Tue Sep 29
Fiorentina 2-0 Liverpool - Fio goals both by Stevan Jovetic.
Debreceni 0-4 Lyon - Lyo goals by Kim Kallstrom, Miralem Pjanic, Sidney Govou & Bafetimbi Gomis.
Rubin Kazan 1-1 Inter Milan - RK goal by Alejandro Domínguez. IM goal by Dejan Stankovic.
Barcelona 2-0 Dynamo Kyiv - BAr goals by Leonel Messi & Pedro Rodriguez.
Unirea Urziceni 1-1 Stuttgart - UU goal by Serban Dacian Varga. Stu goal by Serdar Tasci.
Rangers 1-4 Sevilla - Rang goal by Nacho Novo. Sev goals by Abdoulay Konko, Adriano, Luis Fabiano & Frederic Kanoute.
Arsenal 2-0 Olympiacos - Ars goals by Robin Van Persie & Andrei Arshavin.
AZ Alkmaar 1-1 Standard Liege AZA goal by Mounir El Hamdaoui. SL goal by Moussa Traore.
-Wed Sep 30
Bayern Munich 0-0 Juventus
Bordeaux 1-0 Maccabi Haifa - Bor goal by Michael Ciani.
CSKA Moskva 2-1 Besiktas - CM goals by Alan Dzagoev & Milos Krasic. Bes goal by Ekrem Dag.
Manchester United 2-1 Wolfsburg - MU goals by Ryan Giggs & Michael Carrick. Wol goal by Edin Dzeko.
Milan 0-1 Zurich - Zur goal by Hannu Tihinen.
Real Madrid 3-0 Marseille - Cristiano Ronaldo(2) & Kaka(PK).
APOEL 0-1 Chelsea - Nicolas Anelka
Porto 2-0 Atletico Madrid - Por goals by Falcao & Rolando3.




The 2nd of 6 Group Stage games is on Thu Oct 1.

U20 WORLD CUP EGYPT 2009's tournament news feed.


Match schedule


Group Stage
Matches & Scores:
-Thu Sep 24
Egypt 4-1 Trinidad & Tobago - Egy goals by Afroto, Hussam Arafat(2) & Mohamed Talaat. T&T goal by Jean Luc Rochford.
-Fri Sep 25
Paraguay 0-0 Italy
Nigeria 0-1 Venezuela - Ven goal by Yonathan Del Valle.
Spain 8-0 Tahiti - Spain goals by Aaron Niguez(2), Emilio Nsue(2), Fran Merida, Kike(2) & Ander Herrera.
-Sat Sep 26
USA 0-3 Germany - Ger goals by Semih Aydilek(PK), Florian Jungwirth & Manuel Schaeffler.
Cameroon 2-0 South Korea - Cam goals by Andre Akono Effa & Germain Tiko.
Ghana 2-1 Uzbekistan - Gha goals by Ransford Osei & Dominic Adiyiah. Uzb goal by Sherzodbek Karimov.
England 0-1 Uruguay - Uru goal by Tabare Viudez.
-Sun Sep 27
Brazil 5-0 Costa Rica - Bra goals by Alan Kardec(2), Giuliano, Alex Teixeira & Rafael.
Czechia 2-1 Australia - Michael Rabusic & Tomas Pekhart(PK). Aus goal by James Holland(PK).
UAE 2-2 South Africa - UAE goals by Al Kamali Hamdan Ismaeel(PK) & Al Musabi Theyab Awana. SA goals both by Kermit Erasmus.
Honduras 3-0 Hungaria - Hon goals by Mario Roberto Martinez(2) & Arnold Peralta.
-Mon Sep 28
Italy 2-1 Trinidad & Tobago - Ita goals by Michaelangelo Albertazzi & Silvano Raggio. T&T goal by Juma Clarence.
Egypt 1-2 Paraguay - Egy goal by Afroto. Par goals by Federico Santander & Aldo Paniagua.
Nigeria 0-2 Spain - Spa goals both by Fran Merida(one via PK).
Tahiti 0-8 Venezuela - Ven goals by Jose Rondon(3, one via PK), Yonathan Del Valle(3), Jose Manuel Velazquez & Oscar Rojas.
-Tue Sep 29
South Korea 1-1 Germany - SK goal by Kim Min Woo. Ger goal by Richard Sukuta-Pasu.
USA 4-1 Cameroon - USA goals by Bryan Arguez, Tony Taylor, Dilly Duka & Brian Ownby. Cam goal by Banana Yaya(PK).
Uruguay 3-0 Uzbekistan - Uru goals by Nicolas Lodeiro, Jonathan Urretaviscaya & Santiago Garcia.
Ghana 4-0 England - Gha goals by Dominic Adiyiah(2), Andre Ayew & Ransford Osei.
-Wed Sep 30
Australia 0-3 Costa Rica - CR goals by Diego Madrigal, Luke Devere(OG) & David Guzman.
Brazil 0-0 Czechia
Hungaria 4-0 South Africa - Hun goals by Zsolt Korcsmar, Vladimir Koman(PK), Andras Debreceni & Adam Presinger.
UAE 1-0 Honduras - UAE goal by AHMED Khalil.
-Thu Oct 1
Trinidad & Tobago v Paraguay
Italy v Egypt
Venezuela v Spain
Tahiti v Nigeria
-Fri Oct 2
Germany v Cameroon
South Korea v USA
Uruguay v Ghana
Uzbekistan v England
-Sat Oct 3
Costa Rica v Czechia
Australia v Brazil
Hungaria v UAE
South Africa v Honduras


See all the games live on ESPN2, ESPN Classic or


The top 2 from each group and the four best 3rd place teams advance to the knock out stages.


Group A - 2 Played
4 Italy
4 Paraguay
3 Egypt
0 Trinidad & Tobago
Group B - 2 Played
Adv - 6 Spain
Adv - 6 Venezuela
0 Nigeria
0 Tahiti
Group C - 2 Played
4 Germany
3 Cameroon
1 South Korea
Group D - 2 Played
Adv - 6 Uruguay
Adv - 6 Ghana
0 England
0 Uzbekistan
Group E - 2 Played
4 Brazil
4 Czechia
3 Costa Rica
0 Australia
Group F - 2 Played
3 Honduras
3 Hungaria
1 South Africa


Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune on the things that could bring down football from its glorious heights - bad refereeing and match fixing.


Anonymous Kenobi said...

Clavijo may have an eye for talent, but he's also the man who traded Kyle Beckerman for Mehdi Ballouchy. I guess everybody has a howler once in a while...

10:13 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fish said...

Thanks for the link, sir. See you in DC on the 14th?

7:39 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

Fair enough Kenobi, but go find another former or current MLS exec with fewer mistakes in player personnel than Clavijo.
It's not easy, that's all I was saying.
Everyone makes mistakes. He has just made very very few.

8:41 AM  

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