Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Some News for Wed Apr 28, 2010


Bayern Munich blew out Lyon on an Ivica Olic hat trick (a perfect one too - right foot, left foot, header!) yesterday and move on to the UEFA Champions League Final. Who will join them?


Sadly, New England star Shalrie Joseph has entered a rehab center and will be out of the team indefinitely. It is not known what he is trying to get clean from. But we wish him all the best.
-Frank Dell'Apa of the Boston Globe with the story.


Semifinals Matches & Scores:
2nd Leg
-Tue Apr 27
Lyon 0-3 Bayern - BM advance 4-0 on aggregate to reach the Final - BM goals all by Ivica Olic.
-Wed Apr 28
Barcelona v Inter (1-3) - live at 1:45pm Central on FSC


The Final is on Sat May 22 in Madrid at the Bernebeau Stadium.


Tonight will determine the champions, who will then go on to the World Club Cup in December!!

Final Match:
2nd Leg
-Wed Apr 28
Pachuca v Cruz Azul (1-2) - 7pm on FSC

Away goals is the tiebreaker.


Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune asks a very important question - can we teach young players how to be great, or are the just born that way?


Soccer By Ives talks to another former TFC coach, John Carver, about the atmosphere inside the club, but Carver takes a different tact than previous complainers. He says that he takes responsibility for himself, and its easy to blame others. Well said.


Paul James of the Toronto Globe & Mail chimes in with his thoughts on Mo-Gate.


Steven Sandor of the Toronto Sun wonders if this mess might not strengthen club mentally.


Kyle McCarthy of on the big hole in the middle - No Beckman, Cameron or Joseph on the field.


Don Ruiz of The Olympian looks at the troubles Seattle has in being punished hard for mistakes.


Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union Tribune does an interview with LA veteran Jovan Kirovski.


Michael Lewis of the Salt Lake Tribune says that RSL is finding that championship brings more pressure from bigger expectations.


James Edwards of the Deseret News on RSL's rough start to the season (which really just looks a lot like all their other seasons.)


Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle writes that the Dynamo will most likely move Brad Davis into the center of the midfield.
-This is exactly what I figured would happen.


Kerith Gabriel of the Philadelphia Daily News on a knee injury for Union forward Sebastian Le Toux.


Soccer 365 with today's whispers including David Beckman, Amaechi Igwe, Bryan Arguez & more.


The Boston Globe with an article on possible safety concerns surrounding a proposed Celtic v Rangers game at Fenway Park.


Newly added:

-Sun May 23
Los Angeles Galaxy v Boca Juniors (Brazil)
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson CA

-Wed May 26
Seattle Sounders v Boca Juniors
Venue: Qwest Field - Seattle WA

-Sun Jul 18
Seattle Sounders v Celtic
Venue: Qwest Field - Seattle WA


MLS - Play-In Rounds:

New York beats Philly to advance.
-Philly's Sebastian Le Toux suffered a sprained knee ligament on a terrible tackle by, you won't be surprised, Andrew Boyens.
-Chris Albright made his return to the field for the first time in over a year.

Bryan Lewis of the NY Post talks to Red Bulls coach Hans Backe about the game and he gives credit for the win to rookies Tony Tchani ("he was the king of the midfield") and Conor Chinn ("scores the most strange goals").


Bracket 1 (1 team will advance)
-Tue Apr 27
New York Red Bulls 2-1 Philadelphia Union - NYRB goals both by Conor Chinn. PU goal by Sebastian Le Toux.
Venue: Red Bull Arena - Harrison NJ
-Wed May 12
New York Red Bulls v New England Revolution
Venue: Red Bull Arena - Harrison NJ
-Date TBA
NYRB/NER Winner v Colorado Rapids


Bracket 2 (1 team will advance)
-Wed Apr 28
DC United v FC Dallas
Venue: RFK Stadium - Washington DC
-Date TBA
DCU/FCD winner v Real Salt Lake


All the best Open Cup info can be found right here at The Cup.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Apr 28
NSC Minnesota Stars v Rochester Rhinos
-Thu Apr 29
Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps


Standings (As of Thu Apr 25):
NASL Conference>
7 Vancouver - 3 played (+3 GD)
3 Carolina - 2 played (+1 GD)
2 Miami - 2 played (0 GD)
1 Montreal - 2 played (-2 GD)
0 Baltimore - 2 played (-3 GD)
0 St Louis - 4 played (-7 GD)
USL Conference>
7 Portland - 3 played (+4 GD)
6 Puerto Rico - 2 played (+4 GD)
6 Austin - 3 played (+2 GD)
6 Minnesota - 4 played (-2 GD)
4 Rochester - 3 played (0 GD)
3 Tampa Bay - 2 played (0 GD)


The Associated Press talks to Carlos Bocanegra about how prepared his team is for the big tournament. Via The Republic.


Jeff Carlisle of ESPN Soccernet pieces together what he thinks the USA roster will look like.
-I am going to have publish my updated version soon.


As head coach of the USA last year Bob Bradley was paid approximately $523,000.


SPECIAL EDITION - our FIF Henrik from Cogenhagen sent us 4 links this morning, but they are all in Danish, so enjoy them if you can! Huge thanks to H.
-Michael Parkhurst talks about the disappointment of not being in the mix for the World Cup team.
-Chris Rolfe is frustrated by his lack of goals.
-Not American but..... Yura Movsysian's goals my save Randers from relegation.
-Jeremiah White, formerly of AGF Aarhus [CORRECTED], with a video interview on Al-Arabia.


Coming Up: (all possible players are listed)

UEFA - Europa League Semifinals, 2nd Leg
Clint Dempsey - Fulham - Thu Apr 29 v Wolfsburg, tied 0-0

GREECE - Super League European Tournament Playoffs:
Freddy Adu
Eddie Johnson
Matches & Scores:
-Wed Apr 28
Aris Saloniki v Olympiakos
*This is a 4 team round robin home and away playoff by the #2-#5 teams in the league with the winner going to the Champions League (with the #1) and the runner up going to the Europa Cup (with the Greek Cup winner.)

SWEDEN - Allsvenskan Liga
Alejandro Bedoya - Orebro - Wed Apr 28 at Kalmar
Ryan Miller - Halmstad - Wed Apr 28 v Gelfe
Johan Smith - Kalmar - Wed Apr 28 v Orebro
Micheal Thomas - Halmstad - Wed Apr 28 v Gelfe


The 3 professional teams in Canada play each other home and away for the annual title.

Matches & Scores:
-Wed Apr 28
Toronto FC v Montreal Impact
-May 5
Vancouver Whitecaps v Montreal Impact
-May 12
Montreal Impact v Toronto FC
-May 19
Vancouver Whitecaps v Toronto FC
-May 26
Montreal Impact v Vancouver Whitecaps
-Jun 2
Toronto FC v Vancouver Whitecaps


Semifinal Matches & Scores:
-Thu Apr 22
Hamburg 0-0 Fulham
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool - AM goal by Diego Forlan.
-Thu Apr 29
Fulham v Hamburg (0-0)
Liverpool v Atletico Madrid (0-1)


Matches & Scores - Round of 16:
1st Leg
-Tue Apr 27
Guadalajara 3-0 Velez Sarsfield - Gua goals by Omar Bravo(2) & Hector Reynoso(PK).
San Luis 0-1 Estudiantes de la Plata - Est goal by Leandro Gonzalez.
-Wed Apr 28
Flamengo v Corinthians
Universitario Deportes v Sao Paulo
Banfield v Internacional
-Thu Apr 29
Alianza Lima v Universidad de Chile [CORRECTED]
Once Caldas v Libertad
Cruzeiro v Nacional


Here is the full Knockout Stage Bracket:
1 Corinthians v 16 Flamengo
8 Universidad de Chile [CORRECTED] v 9 Alianza Lima
- - - - -
5 Libertad v 12 Once Caldas
4 Velez Sarsfield v 13 Guadalajara (0-3)
- - - - -
3 Estudiantes de la Plata v 14 San Luis (1-0)
6 Internacional v 11 Banfield
- - - - -
7 Nacional (Uruguay) v 10 Cruzeiro
2 Sao Paulo v 15 Universitario Deportes


Blogger Henrik said...

Oh I thought that Movsisyan had dual citizenship?

Also. White played for Aarhus, not AaB.

But thanks a lot for posting!

2:10 PM  
Anonymous joe j said...

didn't know Boca was from Brazil. heh.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boca is from Argentina. Also, its Universidad de Chile, not Universitario :)

1:39 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

hey all, thanks for the corrections, cutting and pasting can get you into a lot of trouble

and yes, when did bocanegra become captain of brazil?

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They mean that Boca Juniors is from Argentina.

10:18 PM  

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