Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Some News for Wed Oct 7, 2009

STARTERS

Can't wait to see many of you next Wednesday in DC. Drop me an email if you are going.

TEAM USA

Michele Kaufman of the Miami Herald with an article on the teams preparations for Honduras.

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Kaufman also writes about coach Bob Bradley and son Michael.

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The referee for the Honduras game is the Panamanian Pinhead Roberto Moreno. Part drill sergeant, part shitty driving instructor. He is well known for extreme home team favoritism. Do don't expect any lucky calls for the USA, but several controversial calls against.

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In reference to the political upheaval in Honduras, their president is currenly holed up in the Brazilian embassy, the USA made NO request to have the game moved to a neutral site, but they do have a "heightened awareness" in their own security system.

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Ives Galarcep at ESPN Soccernet previews Honduras v USA.

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Andrew Hush at Soccernet ponders the USA lineup. I don't think there will be any surprises:
Howard
Cherundolo-Onyewu-Bocanegra-Bornstein
Fielhaber-Clark-Bradley-Donovan
Davies-Altodore

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Soccer By Ives with an update from USA training camp.

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SBI also reports that a possible reason for Edgar Castillo not getting his first call up for the USA is that he has a hamstring injury.

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Amado Guevara will not play for Honduras due to Yellow Card accumulation.

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US Soccer gives us a generator to track every possibility in CONCACAF qualifying.

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Official Team Blog

MLS

Official Web Site

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Week 30
Matches & Scores
-Wed Oct 7
San Jose Earthquakes v FC Dallas - 9pm Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Buck Shaw Stadium - Santa Clara CA

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The Dallas Morning News on the stunning re-brith of striker Jeff Cunningham. 15 goals in the past 12 games is simply amazing. Now that is red hot.
-I wonder if John Carver's ears are ringing.

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Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America talks to Red Bulls all time leading goal scorer Juan Pablo Angel about the brutality of this season, and what they can take to next season.

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Peter Wilt at Pitch Invasion writing about the 12th birthday of the Chicago Fire - Oct 8 1997 - Oct 8 2009.

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Toronto has lost central midfielder Carl Robinson for the rest of the season after he suffered a fractured cheekbone at practice on Tuesday.

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Nigel Reed of the CBC on the playoff hopes and dreams of TFC.

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Soccer America reports that DC United all time great Marco Etcheverry has been hired as the new head coach of Oriente Petrolero in his native Bolivia.

USA U17 TEAM

The U17 World Cup starts Oct 24, from Nigeria.

AMERICANS IN EUROPE

Greg Seltzer of Soccer 365 talks to Matthew Dallman about getting kicked to the curb by Arminia Beilefeld, and getting off to a great start with his new lower division team Sportfreunde Siegen.

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Seltzer also talks to Vincenzo Bernardo about his future after leaving Napoli.

MEXICO

Reuters talks to Rafa Marquez who says Mexico's hiring of manager Sven Goran Eriksson was a mistake.

ENGLAND

The Guardian with an article on Jack Warner's attack on England's bid for the 2018 World Cup.
-Two more follow up articles on the Warner words - One - and - Two.
-What exactly is Slappy Jack fishing for here from England?

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The Times runs the transcript of an interview done with Liverpool owner Geroge Gillett that is stirring up the team.
-Why does this whole thing seem really dubious to me?

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Matt Dickinson of the Times with an article on Roy Keane, one of the games great modern day stubborn-to-a-fault assholes.

UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING

UEFA.com breaks down what teams need in the games this weekend to make the list of the ultimate 32.

U20 WORLD CUP EGYPT 2009

FIFA.com's tournament news feed.

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In the second games of the Round of 16, Costa Rica pulled out a stunner by beating the hosts Egypt 2-0, while both Hungaria and Ghana left it till very late to pull out a win and advance.

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Match schedule

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See all the games live on ESPN2, ESPN Classic or ESPN360.com.

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Round of 16 Knock Out:
-Mon Oct 5
Paraguay 0-3 South Korea - SK goals by Kim Bo Kyung & Kim Min Woo(2).
Spain 1-3 Italy - Spa goal by Aaron Niguez(PK). Ita goals by Mattia Mustacchio(2) & Andrea Mazzarani.
-Tue Oct 6
Ghana 1-1 South Africa - Gha win 2-1 in Added Extra Time - Gha goals by Andre Ayew & Dominic Adiyiah. SA goal by Kermit Erasmus.
Hungaria 2-2 Czechia - Hun win it 4-3 in the Penalty Shoot Out - Hun goals by Mate Kiss & Vladimir Koman. Cze goals by Jan Vosahlik & Michael Rabusic.
Egypt 0-2 Costa Rica - CR goals by Jose Mena & Marcos Urena.
-Wed Oct 7
Brazil v Uruguay
Germany v Nigeria
Venezuela v UAE

Quarterfinals
-Oct 9
South Korea v Ghana
Italy v Hungaria
-Oct 10
Brazil/Uruguay winner v Germany/Nigeria winner
Costa Rica v Venezuela/UAE winner

FIFA

World Football Insider does a Q & A with the head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid.

ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Simon Kuper of the Financial Times on the role of math in football.

ENDERS

Hertha Berlin has reverted to form this season after being near the top last year. Here is a spectacular reason why they are so bad. (thanks to our main man Bart for the link.)

7 Comments:

Anonymous Doug said...

Ah, yes. Roy Keane. Great, though dirty player and all-around supremely arrogant SOB. Never could stand him and I am not surprised he is failing again as a manager.

12:08 AM  
Anonymous Nordy said...

I think (and hope) it'll be Holden on the wing instead of Feilhaber. But I think it's pretty much a coin toss as to who Bradley will go with. What makes you so confident that it'll be Benny?

9:23 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

"What makes you so confident that it'll be Benny?"

The stubbornness and predictability of the coach.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Frank said...

You've got to feel sorry for 19-year old Burchert. He came on as a sub when the backup keeper got injured earlier in the game (shortly after the 1:1). Hanburg didn't win the game, Hertha lost it.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

I only feel sorry for Burchert for the first goal. On the second, the defender was there, the goalkeeper did not have to come out of the box to head it away, and after the experience of the previous goal should have understood the risks of doing that; instead, his diving header takes him out of the play for even longer than the first one did, and leaves his goal wide open for the inevitable shot.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as long as stubborness is the theme of the day i'll have to continue to rock my roy keane button(via brucio himself) for all you haters/truth speakers.:)

dang

3:14 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

hahahaha
i was hoping to hear from you dang
thanks man

4:01 PM  

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