Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Some News for Tue Jan 19, 2010


The Associated Press is reporting that over 30 people involved in top flight soccer in Haiti are known to have perished in the earthquake. Wow. Via CBS News.


I have heard from many people that former Minnesota Thunder and current Haiti national team forward Leonel St Preux as in Vietnam at the time of the earthquake, so he is OK, but the whereabouts of his family and friends was not known.


No Operation Is Required!!!

The official Fulham FC website says: "During the Blackburn Rovers fixture on Sunday 17 January, Clint Dempsey sustained moderate damage to a ligament in his right knee. Following the results of a scan, early indications are positive in that no operation is required. At this stage it is thought that the injury will not prevent him from featuring for Fulham, prior to the end of the season."


USA midfield destroyer Ricardo Clark has left the Houston Dynamo to sign with Eintract Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga. (See yesterday's du Nord post for an article on Eintracht - In Germany section.)


And Bolton says "No" to Clark's former Houston teammate Stuart Holden. See more news in Americans In Europe Rumors section below.


The Kansas City Wizards are getting their new stadium! It's a done deal! See details in MLS Stadium section below.


Mali has filed a formal protest at the Africa Cup of Nations stating that Angola & Algeria purposely played to a scoreless tie to eliminate Mali from the tournament. So what? If Mali had played better in their previous 2 games they would not have been in that position. It's all on them. The other teams both needed just 1 point to advance, so why should either take any risks of losing? Cry cry cry.


From Kansas City Wizards official blog @HillcrestRoad: "Readers Digest named Village West a place to go in the USA"
-This will make my 78 year old father quite excited!


Guillermo Barros Schelotto has now officially re-signed with Columbus.


The Melbourne Herald Sun reports on a new DC United signing - 31 year old Australian forward Danny Allsopp.


Chivas USA has signed new loan deals for midfielder Jesus Padilla from Guadalajara, striker Maicon Santos from Bonsucesso, and centerback Yamith Cuesta from Expreso Rojo.


Greg Lalas at Sports Illustrated on the league's new influx of foreign coaches.


Frank Giase of the Newark Star Ledger says that the Red Bulls are most desperate for players in the attacking end of the field.
-Ask Toronto FC how that attitude has been working out for them. Then ask the LA Galaxy how the opposite approach has worked out for them.


Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer talks to Red Bulls star player Juan Pablo Angel about 2010.


The Red Bulls are off to to train at La Manga in Spain as of Wednesday.


The story of Spain legend Raul signing with a MLS club got louder this week. The rumor says both New York and Los Angeles want him. Well, who wouldn't.


Greg Seltzer of Soccer 365 wonders what current MLS players might do if the league's owners decide to lock them out.


The current deal expires on Jan 31, 2010. If no deal is in place by then the players could strike or the owners could lock them out. [Date corrected thanks to Doug]


Both of the 2011 expansion teams have named their technical directors:
-For the Portland Timbers it will be current head coach Gavin Wilkinson.
-For the Vancouver Whitecaps it's former DC United head coach Tom Soehn.


The Kansas City Star reports that the final deal has been struck to build a new stadium for the Kansas City Wizards out in the suburbs in Kansas.


The Baltimore Business Journal reports that the city is exploring building a soccer stadium for DC United or maybe Crystal Palace Baltimore.


The North American Soccer League, which is part of D-2 has launched their own website.


A couple friends of du Nord showing off the NASL scarf:


Steve Cherundolo and Hannover are about to get a new head coach, as they fired Andreas Bergmannon today. He has been replaced by a former Schalke coach Mirko Slomka. The team is currently in the relegation zone with 17 points from 18 games.


Yanks Abroad talks to Kenny Cooper about his possible return from the knee injury.
-He was originally predicted to miss 3 weeks, but it has already been 9 since he last played.


Coming Up: (all possible players are listed)

ENGLAND - League Cup
Brad Friedel - Aston Villa - Wed Jan 20 v Blackburn, 2nd leg, leading series 1-0
Brad Guzan - Aston Villa - Wed Jan 20 v Blackburn, 2nd leg, leading series 1-0

ENGLAND - Championship
Frank Simek - Sheffield Wednesday - Tue Jan 19 at Blackpool

ENGLAND - Johnstone Paint Trophy tournament
Mike Grella - Leeds - Tue Jan 19 v Carlisle United

FRANCE - Ligue 1
Carlos Bocanegra - Rennes - Tue Jan 19 at St Etienne

FRANCE - Coupe de France
Carlos Bocanegra - Rennes - Fri Jan 22 at Sumar (Round of 32)

GERMANY - 2 Bundesliga
Kenny Cooper - 1860 Munich - Fri Jan 22 v Hansa Rostock
Matt Taylor - Frankfurt - Fri Jan 22 v Greuther Furth

NETHERLANDS - Eerste Divisie
Charles Kazlauskas - Helmond Sport - Fri Jan 22 at De Graafschap

SCOTLAND - League Cup
DaMarcus Beasley - Rangers - Tue Jan 19 v Hamilton
Maurice Edu - Rangers - Tue Jan 19 v Hamilton


Where next for Stuart Holden? Some say current #1 Portuguese club Braga.


LEAGUE CUP - Semifinals
1st Leg - Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jan 19
Manchester City v Manchester United
2nd Leg - Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jan 20
Aston Villa v Blackburn (1-0)
-Wed Jan 27
Manchester United v Manchester City


COPA DEL REY - Quarterfinals
1st Leg
-Wed Jan 20
Deportivo La Coruna v Sevilla
Mallorca v Getafe
-Thu Jan 21
Atletico Madrid v Celta Vigo
Racing Santander v Osasuna


Blogger Doug said...

Most reports have the CBA expiring 31 Jan 2010, not 31 Dec 2009.

7:51 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thanks for checking in to those reports for us doug

you said "most of", tell me, which other reports besides the idiots at du nord didn't have it as jan 31, 2010?

8:50 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

;-) Nobody out here complaining, Bruce; just trying to help!

9:10 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

you put it all so politely
thanks doug

8:42 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

Holden *can't* sign with Braga as they've already signed the league-maximum 5 players in the winter window.

11:13 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

You are right Jay, but....

Braga could loan one of those players out, or sign Holden and loan him out.

So the game is not over in Portugal.

3:53 PM  

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