Friday, March 19, 2010

Some News for Fri Mar 19, 2010


Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated feels that Clint Dempsey's goal for Fulham yesterday was "the finest big-game goal by an American in the history of European club soccer." Wow. That and much more from Wahl.


The current deal expired on Jan 31, 2010, but the two sides agreed to originally extend it until Feb 12, and a further 13 days to Feb 25. And now that Feb 25 has come and gone with no new deal being finished, we enter the Twilight Zone.


Players and management are all in Washington DC working around the clock trying to make a deal so the season can be a huge success. Will someone blink? Will someone spit into the wind? Will they exit the room arm in arm?


Here are the match ups for the Quarterfinals:
1st Leg
-Tue Mar 30
Lyon v Bordeaux
Bayern Munich v Manchester United
-Wed Mar 31
Arsenal v Barcelona
Inter Milan v CSKA Moscow
2nd Leg
-Tue Apr 6
Barcelona v Arsenal
CSKA Moscow v Inter Milan
-Wed Apr 7
Bordeaux v Lyon
Manchester United v Bayern Munich


Yet again it is 4 Mexican teams in the Semifinals: UNAM Pumas v Cruz Azul and Toluca v Pachuca.


Quarterfinals 2nd Leg Matches & Scores (with 1st Leg scores included):
-Tue Mar 16
Pachuca 2-1 Comunicaciones - Pac advance 3-2 on aggregate - Pach goals by Paul Aguilar & Luis Montes. Com goal by Rolando Fonseca(PK).
Match report & Video Highlights from CONCACAF.,,12813~1996457,00.html
-Wed Mar 17
Toluca 3-2 Columbus Crew - Tol advance 5-4 on aggregate - Tol goals by Hector Mancilla(PK) & Antonio "Zinha" Naelson(2). CC goals both by Guillermo Barros Schelotto(1 via PK).
Cruz Azul 3-0 Arabe Unido - CA advance 4-0 on aggregate - CA goals by Javier Orozco(2) & Cesar Villaluz.
-Thu Mar 18
UNAM Pumas 6-1 Marathon - UP advance 6-3 on aggregate - UP goals by Pablo Barrera, Ismael Iniquez(2), Martin Bravo & Paco Palencia(2). Mar goal by Jehu Chiapas(OG).


We hear word that David Beckham has sent a letter to his AC Milan teammates wishing them best of luck for the rest of the season. Do you think his Galaxy teammates will get a similar letter. Somehow I don't think so.


Kerith Gabriel of the Philadelphia News checks in on the Union as opening day nears.


Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer says the Union players are ready for the preseason to be over.


Talk in Philly is that that Spanish team Valencia will play a friendly against the Union sometime this summer.


Kyle McCarthy of highlights 5 very important players for '10. A couple are obvious, and a couple will surprise you.


Houston has signed Jamaican holding midfielder Lovel Palmer.
-The Jamaica Observer with a story on Palmer's new deal. Nice story.


New England has rewarded highly regarded 2nd year centerback Darrius Barnes with a new contract. He was a huge surprise last season.


Gerry Dobson of Sportsnet says this is the last chance for Mo Johnston & TFC to get it right. There are a lot of questions that need answering.


Jeff Carlisle at ESPN Soccernet previews the new season for the San Jose Earthquakes.


Frank Dell'apa at ESPN Soccernet previews the new season for the Colorado Rapids.


The New York Times talks to New Zealand and Blackburn centerback Ryan Nelson about his days in MLS with DC United.


Matches & Scores:
-Fri Mar 19
Tampa Bay Rowdies (USSF D2) v Philadelphia Union
-Sat Mar 20
FC Dallas v Columbus Crew - Pioneer Cup - to honor Lamar Hunt
Kansas City Wizards v AC St Louis (USSF D2)
San Jose Earthquakes v Portland Timbers (USSF D2)
-Sun Mar 21
LA Galaxy v CD Aguila (El Salvador)

The Carolina Challenge Cup starts this weekend:
-Sat Mar 13
Real Salt Lake 1-2 DC United
Charleston Battery (USL2) 0-0 Toronto FC
-Wed Mar 17
Charleston Battery (USL2) 1-3 Real Salt Lake
DC United 1-0 Toronto FC
-Sat Mar 20
Charleston Battery (USL2) v DC United
Real Salt Lake v Toronto FC


US Soccer has a Q & A with former MLS and USA international centerback Greg Vanney who has moved into the youth coaching ranks.


And they also give us a Q & A with MLS Technical Director for Player Development and Scouting Alfonso Mondelo.


CNN talks to Tim Howard. Video included.

dN with a profile on Jozy Altidore.

Game Action: (only those that played are listed)

GERMANY - Bundesliga
Michael Bradley - Monchengladbach - played the full 90, getting a Yellow Card, as they went to Koln and drew 1-1 on Friday.


Top Premier League Team Standings (30 of 38 games played)
66 Manchester United - Next: Sun Mar 21 v Liverpool
64 Chelsea - 29 Played - Next: Sun Mar 21 at Blackburn
64 Arsenal - Next: Sat Mar 20 v West Ham
52 Tottenham - 29 Played - Next: Sat Mar 20 at Stoke City
- - - - -
51 Liverpool - Next: Sun Mar 21 at Manchester United
50 Manchester City - 28 played - Next: Sun Mar 21 at Fulham
49 Aston Villa - 28 played - Next: Sat Mar 20 v Wolverhampton


Top La Liga Team Standings (26 of 38 games played)
65 Real Madrid - Next: Sat Mar 20 v Sporting Gijon
65 Barcelona - Next: Sun Mar 21 at Real Zaragoza
47 Valencia - Next: Sun Mar 21 v Almeria
44 Sevilla - Next: Sat Mar 20 at Espanyol
- - - - -
43 Mallorca - Next: Sun Mar 21 v Villarreal
42 Deportivo La Coruna - Next: Sat Mar 20 v Valladolid
41 Athletic Bilbao - Next: Sat Mar 20 v Getafe


Top Ligue 1 Team Standings (28 of 38 games played)
53 Bordeaux - 27 played - Next: Sun Mar 21 v Lille
53 Montpellier - Next: Sun Mar 21 v Valenciennes
52 Auxerre - Next: Sat Mar 20 v Le Mans
- - - - -
51 Lyon - Next: Sun Mar 21 at Marseille
51 Lille - Next: Sun Mar 21 at Bordeaux
50 Marseille - 27 played - Next: Sun Mar 21 v Lyon


Top Bundesliga Team Standings (26 of 34 games played)
56 Bayern Munich - Next: Sat Mar 20 at Eintracht Frankfurt
54 Schalke - Next: Sun Mar 21 at Hamburg
53 Bayer Leverkusen - Next: Sat Mar 20 at Dortmund
- - - - -
45 Dortmund - Next: Sat Mar 20 v Leverkusen
43 Hamburg - Next: Sun Mar 21 v Schalke
42 Werder Bremen - Next: Sat Mar 20 v Bochum


Top Serie A Team Standings (28 of 38 games played)
59 Inter - Next: Sat Mar 20 at Palermo
58 Milan - Next: Sun Mar 21 v Napoli
53 Roma - Next: Sat Mar 20 v Udinese
46 Palermo - Next: Sat Mar 20 v Inter
- - - - -
45 Juventus - Next: Sun Mar 21 at Sampdoria
44 Sampdoria - Next: Sun Mar 21 v Juventus
42 Genoa - Next: Sat Mar 20 at Fiorentina


Quarterfinal Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
Fulham v Wolfsburg
-Thu Apr 1
Hamburg v Standard Liege
Valencia v Atletico Madrid
Benfica v Liverpool
2nd Leg
-Thu Apr 8
Wolfsburg v Fulham
Standard Liege v Hamburg
Atletico Madrid v Valencia
Liverpool v Benfica


Sao Paulo joins Alianza Lima in advancing to the knock out stages.


While Nacional of Paraquay has been eliminated.


GROUP STAGE (runs through to Apr 22) - This Weeks Matches & Scores:
-Tue Mar 16
Juan Aurich 4-2 Alianza - JA goals by Roberto Guizasola, Luis Tejada, Reimond Manco & Pedro Ascoy. AL goals by Joel Sanchez & Roberto Ovelar.
Banfield 2-0 Nacional - Ban goals by Sebastian Coates & Gonzalo Godoy.
Morelia 2-1 Cuenca - Mor goals both by Jared Borgetti. Cue goal by Jorges Garces.
Colo Colo 1-1 Velez Sarsfield - CC goal by Esteban Pardedes. VS goal by Santiago Silva.
-Wed Mar 17
Cerro Porteno 0-1 Corinthians - Cor goal by Ronaldo Phenameno!
Monterrey 2-2 Once Caldas - Mon goals by Osvaldo Martinez(PK) & Neri Cardozo. OC goals by Dayro Moreno & Jaime Castrillon.
Caracas 0-0 Universidad Catolica
Universidad Chile 2-1 Flamengo - UCh goals by Eduardo Vargas & Felipe Seymour. Fla goal by Rodrigo Alvim.
-Thu Mar 18
Sao Paulo 3-0 Nacional - SP goals by Dagoberto, Leo Lima & Washington.
Independiente 0-0 Racing Club
Cerro 0-0 Internacional


Standings (6 Rounds):

Grupo 1 (3 played)
7 Corinthians (Brazil)
4 Racing Club (Uruguay)
3 Independiente Medellin (Colombia)
1 Cerro Porteno (Paraguay)

Grupo 2 (4 played)
ADV-9 Sao Paulo (Brazil)
8 Once Caldas (Colombia)
2 Monterrey (Mexico)
OUT-0 Nacional (Paraguay)

Grupo 3 (3 played)
ADV-12 Alianza Lima (Peru) (4 played)
4 Estudiantes de la Plata (Argentina)
3 Juan Aurich (Peru) (4 played)
1 Bolivar (Bolivia)

Grupo 4 (3 played)
7 Libertad (Paraguay)
7 Universitario (Peru)
3 Lanus (Argentina)
0 Blooming (Bolivia)

Grupo 5 (2 played)
7 Cerro (Uruguay) (3 played)
5 Internacional (Brazil) (3 played)
1 Deportivo Quito (Ecudador)
0 Emelec (Ecuador)

Grupo 6 (4 played)
10 Banfield (Argentina)
5 Nacional (Uruguay)
4 Morelia (Mexico)
3 Cuenca (Ecudador)

Grupo 7 (3 played)
7 Velez Sarsfield (Argentina)
4 Cruzeiro (Brazil)
4 Colo Colo (Chile)
1 Italia (Venezuela)

Grupo 8 (3 played)
7 Universidad Chile (Chile)
6 Flamengo (Brazil)
2 Universidad Catolica (Chile)
1 Caracas FC (Venezuela)


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