Friday, May 14, 2010

Some News for Fri May 14, 2010

STARTERS

MLS Commissioner Don Garber has started a new list of expansion teams after Montreal being named #19. Here they are:
-Atlanta
-Detroit
-Miami
-New York City
-Ottawa
-St Louis
I see no reason to stop at 20! Tally ho!

TWITTER

Join us on Twitter: @dunord

TEAM USA

Pre-World Cup Warm Up Matches & Scores:
-Tue May 25
USA V Czech Republic - 7pm Central on ESPN
Venue: Rentschler Field - East Hartford CT
-Sat May 29
USA v Turkey - 1PM Central on ESPN2
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia PA

Official Team Blog

BIG EURO LEAGUES TITLE RACE MATCHES

We will see the champions crowned in Italy and Spain on their final day of games this coming weekend.

dN

The top 2 and bottom 5 in Spain are all tied together on this last weekend of the season!

For the Championship we have the Top Primera Division Team Standings (37 of 38 games played)
96 Barcelona - Final: Sun May 16 v Valladolid - 12pm Central on ESPN2
95 Real Madrid - Final: Sun May 16 at Malaga - 12pm Central on GolTV

And relegation is fully on the table too, as no one is officially down yet, and 5 teams all want to avoid being in the ugly last 3. Teams #16-20 are left with just 1 round left to play:
36 Valladolid - Final: Sun May 16 at Barcelona
36 Malaga - Final: Sun May 16 v Real Madrid
- - - - -
36 Racing Santander - Final: Sun May 16 v Sporting Gijon
36 Tenerife - Final: Sun May 16 at Valencia
33 Xerez - Final: Sun May 16 at Osasuna

dN

Two teams and one round left in Italy.

Top Serie A Team Standings (37 of 38 games played)
79 Inter - Final: Sun May 16 at Siena - 8am Central on FSC
77 Roma - Final: Sun May 16 at Chievo - 8am Central




















"Of course I am going to win! Who is going to beat me? You?"

BIG EUROPEAN LEAGUE CUP FINALS

2 big ones this weekend:

English FA CUP - Final
-Sat May 15
Chelsea v Portsmouth - 9am Central on FSC
Venue: Wembley Arena - London

German DFB Pokal - Final
-Sat May 15
Werder Bremen v Bayern Munich - 1pm Central on ESPN
Venue: Olympic Stadium - Berlin

BAYERN MUNICH & INTER MILAN: THE RACE FOR THREE

The two teams will meet in the Champions League Final, and they are both hoping to win the coveted triple - thats the three main trophies in one season: League, League Cup and European Cup.

Bayern:

*Bundesliga - won the league championship on Sat May 8.

DFB Pokal - In the final on Sat May 15 v Werder Bremen.

Champions League - In the final on Sat May 22 v Inter Milan.

Inter:

Serie A - In 1st place, with a 2 point lead and 1 game left to play.

*Coppa Italia - won the league Cup on Wed May 5 1-0 over Roma.

Champions League - In the final on Sat May 22 v Bayern Munich.

MLS WEEK 8

-Thu May 13
Real Salt Lake 3-1 Houston Dynamo - RSL goals by Robbie Findley & Alvaro Saborio(2). HD goal by Brian Mullen.
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium - Sandy UT
Attendance: 12,945
-Sat May 15
Philadelphia Union v FC Dallas - 3pm Central on TeleFutura
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia PA
New England Revolution v San Jose Earthquakes - 5pm Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Gillette Stadium - Foxborough MA
DC United v Colorado Rapids - 6:30pm Central on Direct Kick
Venue: RFK Stadium - Washington DC
Columbus Crew v Chivas USA - 6:30pm Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Crew Stadium - Columbus OH
New York Red Bulls v Seattle Sounders FC - 6:30pm Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Red Bull Arena - Harrison NJ
Kansas City Wizards v Chicago Fire - 7:30pm Central on FSC
Venue: CommunityAmerica Ballpark - Kansas City KS
Los Angeles Galaxy v Toronto FC - 9:30pm Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson CA

MY THOUGHTS

Thursday night in Salt Lake:

The Houston yo-yo season continues. One game they are great, and the next lousy. Then great. Then lousy. After stomping the crap out of Chivas last Saturday, they got mugged by Salt Lake last night. What is going on?
-Here is exactly how the season has gone so far: Tie-Win-Loss-Win-Loss-Win-Loss-Win-Loss.
-So that means they WILL win the next game, which is Sat May 22 at home against DC United.

Alvaro Saborio was a beast last night. And his first goal was gorgeous!

USSF DIVISION 2

Huge upset last night as the supposed "worst team in the league" traveled to the supposed "best team in the league" and scored a big 0-1 victory.

Matches & Scores:
-Thu May 13
Portland Timbers 0-1 Crystal Palace Baltimore - CPB goal by Yaikel Perez.
-Fri May 14
Carolina RailHawks v Tampa Bay Rowdies
-Sat May 15
NSC Minnesota Stars v Miami FC Blues
Portland Timbers v AC St Louis
Vancouver Whitecaps v Montreal Impact
-Sun May 16
Austin Aztex v Crystal Palace Baltimore

dN

Standings (As of Sun May 10):
11 Rochester - 6 played
10 Portland - 5 played
10 Austin - 5 played
8 Vancouver - 5 played
7 Montreal - 4 played
6 Puerto Rico - 3 played
6 Minnesota - 7 played
5 Carolina - 4 played
5 Tampa Bay - 4 played
4 Miami - 4 played
4 Baltimore - 5 played
3 St Louis - 5 played

dN

Standings base on Points Per Game:
2.00 Puerto Rico
2.00 Portland
2.00 Austin
1.83 Rochester
1.75 Montreal
1.60 Vancouver
1.25 Carolina
1.25 Tampa Bay
1.00 Miami
0.86 Minnesota
0.80 Baltimore
0.60 St Louis

dN

Some big summer Exhibition matches for lower division teams too.

Matches & Scores:
-Sat May 29
Portland v Boca Juniors (Brazil)
Venue: PGE Park - Portland OR
-Sat Jul 17
Portland Timbers v Manchester City (England)
Venue: Merlo Field - Portland OR
Charleston Battery (USL 2) v Bolton Wanderers (England)
Venue: Blackbaud Stadium - Charleston SC

AMERICANS IN EUROPE

Coming Up: (all possible players are listed)

GREECE - Super League European Tournament Playoffs:
Freddy Adu - Sun May 16 at Olympiakos in Round 5 of 6.
Eddie Johnson - Sun May 16 at Olympiakos in Round 5 of 6.

AMERICANS IN MEXICO

Primera Division - Clausura Playoffs
Jose Torres - Pachuca - Sat May 15 at Toluca tied 2-2 from 1st leg.

CONCACAF

Another 70,099 turned out to watch Mexico play on US soil again last night.

CONCACAF International Friendly Matches & Scores:
-Thu May 13
Mexico 1-0 Angola - in Houston

MEXICO

Clausura 2010 playoffs:

Matches & Scores - Semifinals:
2nd Leg
-Sat May 15
Santos Laguna v Morelia (3-3)
Toluca v Pachua (2-2)

GERMANY

The final relegation/promotion place is decided by the 18th place team in Bundesliga 1 and the 3rd place team in Bundesliga 2.
Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Thu May 16
Nurnberg 1-0 Augsburg
2nd Leg
-Sun May 16
Augsburg v Nurnberg (0-1)

ARGENTINA

Top Primera Division Team Standings (17 of 19 games played)
38 Argentinos Juniors - Final: Sun May 16 at Huracan
37 Estudiantes la Plata - Final: Sun May 16 at Colon de Santa Fe

COPA LIBERTADORES

Matches & Scores - Quarterfinals:
1st Leg
-Tue May 11
Guadalajara 3-0 Libertad - Gua goals by Omar Bravo(2) & Ricardo Gallien.
-Wed May 12
Cruzeiro 0-2 Sao Paulo - SP goals by Dagoberto & Hernanes.
Flamengo 2-3 Universidad de Chile - Fla goals by Adriano & Juan. UdC goals by Mauricio Victorino, Rafael Olarra & Alvaro Fernandez.
-Thu May 13
Internacional 1-0 Estudiantes de la Plata - Int goal by Gonzalo Sorondo.

2nd Leg
-Tue May 18
Libertad v Guadalajara (0-3)
-Wed May 19
Sao Paulo v Cruzeiro (2-0)
-Thu May 20
Universidad de Chile v Flamengo (3-2)
Estudiantes de la Plata v Internacional (0-1)

Away goals is the tie breaker.

dN

Here is the full Knockout Stage Bracket:
16 Flamengo v Universidad de Chile
5 Libertad v 13 Guadalajara
- - - - -
3 Estudiantes de la Plata v 6 Internacional
10 Cruzeiro v 2 Sao Paulo

GAZA WORLD CUP

Its the Gaza World Cup, read all about it.

Final
-Sat May 15
France v Jordan

1 Comments:

Blogger Joe Ginto said...

You are kidding with the "Why stop at 20", comment right? I fear the league is already spreading itself out too thin as it is. KC, Dallas and San Jose are averaging under 10k/game this season and Colorado and New England aren't too much above that 10k mark. More teams are not needed. Better teams are.

I'm no MLS hater either. Fire season ticket holder and loyal Section 8 nutcase here.

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