Friday, May 28, 2010

Some News for Fri May 28, 2010

STARTERS

Just announced friendly: USA v Brazil - Tue Aug 10 - New Meadowlands Stadium - East Rutherford NJ - 7:00pm Central on ESPN2. Nice!
-I wonder who will be the USA coach that day?!?!?

dN

Soccer 365 is reporting that American Marco Vidal is being loaned out by his club Juarez Indios to Pachuca. That makes it 3 Americans at Pachuca. Can we call them the Mexican Fulham?!

dN

France has been granted the right to stage the 2016 European Championship. Turkey was the dark horse favorite, but lost out to a more traditional choice.

dN

Today's rumor mill has Inter Milan going after England coach Fabio Capello.

USA WORLD CUP 2010 SOUTH AFRICA

Matches & Scores:
-Sat May 29
USA v Turkey - 1PM Central on ESPN2
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia PA
-Sat Jun 5
USA v Australia - 7:30am Central on ESPN2
Venue: Ruimsig Stadium - Roodepoort, South Africa

dN

Turkiye roster:
G:
Sinan Bolat - Standard Liege
Volkan Demirel - Fenerbahce
Onur Recep Kivrak - Trabzonspor
D:
Emre Asik - Galatasaray
Caglar Birinci - Denizlispor
Servet Cetin - Galatasaray
Caner Erkin - Galatasaray
Ceyhun Gulselam - Trabzonspor
Emre Gungor - Galatasaray
Ismail Koybasi - Besiktas
Sabri Sarioglu - Galatasaray
Mehmet Topuz - Fenerbahce
Ibrahim Toraman - Besiktas
Gokhan Zan - Galatasaray
M:
Hamit Altintop - Bayern Munich
Emre Belozoglu - Fenerbahce
Okan Buruk - Istanbul BB
Kazim Kazim - Toulouse
Selcuk Inan - Trabzonspor
Ozan Ipek - Bursaspor
Sezer Ozturk - Eskisehirspor
Nuri Sahin - Dortmund
Selcuk Sahin - Fenerbahce
Volkan Sen - Bursaspor
Mehmet Topal - Galatasaray
Arda Turan - Galatasaray
Necip Uysal - Besiktas
F:
Turgay Bahadir - Bursaspor
Tuncay Sanli - Stoke City
Semih Senturk - Fenerbahce
Halil Altintop - Eintracht Frankfurt
Sercan Yildirim - Bursaspor
Nihat Kahveci - Besiktas

dN

Ives Galarcep of Soccer By Ives checks in after USA training today. Good stuff.

dN

Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated previews USA v Turkey.

dN

Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com with more from USA training today.

dN

FIFA.com talks to Landon Donovan.

dN

Kevin Garside of The Telegraph of London sizes up the USA team yesterday at the White House and in training.

dN

The Independent of London looks at the USA.
-Includes their look at Slovenia and Algeria too.

dN

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Official Team Blog

The US Soccer video page at You Tube. Fantastic stuff!
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dN

USA OPPONENTS

England
-Gabriele Marcotti of Sports Illustrated gives us 5 things they must address for USA game.
-FIFA.com on who the midfielders will be.
-Dominic Fifeld of the Guardian ponders who the 23 will be.
-The Times puts a 4 man brain trust - Patrick Barclay, Matt Dickinson, Oliver Kay, Tony Cascarino - on the task of sorting through the England roster.
-The Telegraph on some niggling injuries.

Algeria
-The Telegraph reports on Ireland's 3-0 thrashing of Algeria today.
-FIFA.com on the health of important midfielder Madjid Bougherra.

HONDURAS WORLD CUP 2010 SOUTH AFRICA

FIFA.com with an article on the draw with Belarus yesterday.

WORLD CUP 2010 - SOUTH AFRICA

With Michael Ballack out of the World Cup Germany has named fullback Philipp Lahm as they team's captain.

dN

Lionel Messi says the favorites to win it all are Spain, England and Brazil.

dN

The Toronto Globe & Mail lands in South Africa and paints us an early picture.

dN

FIFA.com with an article on Nevin Subotic the young talented centerback who was raised in America, and his chances of making the Serbian 23.

dN

Denmark has announced their final 23:
G:
Stephan Andersen - Brondby
Jesper Christiansen - Copenhagen
Thomas Sorensen - Stoke
D:
Daniel Agger - Liverpool
Lars Jacobsen - Blackburn
William Kvist Jorgensen - Copenhagen
Simon Kjaer - Palermo
Per Kroldrup - Fiorentina
Patrick Mtiliga - Malaga
Simon Busk Poulsen - AZ Alkmaar
M:
Mikkel Beckmann - Randers
Thomas Enevoldsen - Groningen
Christian D. Eriksen - Ajax
Jesper Gronkjaer - Copenhagen
Daniel Jensen - Werder Bremen
Martin Jorgensen - Aarhus
Thomas Kahlenberg - Wolfsburg
Christian Poulsen - Juventus
Jakob Poulsen - Aarhus
Dennis Rommedahl - Ajax
F:
Nicklas Bendtner - Arsenal
Jon Dahl Tomasson - Feyenoord
Soren Larsen - Duisburg

dN

Friendly Matches & Scores:
-Fri May 28
Ireland 3-0 Algeria - Ire goals by Paul Green & Robbie Keane(2).
-Sat May 29
Cameroon v Slovakia
Germany v Hungary
New Zealand v Serbia
North Korea v Congo DR
Spain v Saudi Arabia
USA v Turkey
-Sun May 30
Chile v N Ireland
Chile v Israel
Cote d'Ivoire v Paraguay
England v Japan
France v Tunisia
Mexico v Gambia
Nigeria v Colombia - canceled
South Korea v Belarus

STORY OF THE DAY

Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle talks to Brian Ching about not making the USA World Cup team.
-Ching has a great person to talk to about the situation as his head coach Dominic Kinnear was cut on the last day from the '94 team.

MLS WEEK 10

-Thu May 27
Chicago Fire 1-1 FC Dallas - CF goal by Brian McBride. FCD goal by David Ferreira.
Venue: Toyota Park - Bridgeview IL
Attendance: 12,522
Match report by Orrin Schwarz of the Daily Herald.
Match report by Len Zeihm of the Chicago Sun Times.
Match report by Jack McCarthy of the Chicago Tribune.
-Sat May 29
DC United v Chivas USA - 6:30PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: RFK Stadium - Washington DC
Columbus Crew v Los Angeles Galaxy - 6:30PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Crew Stadium - Columbus OH
New England Revolution v New York Red Bulls - 7PM Central on Galavision
Venue: Gillette Stadium - Foxborough MA
Houston Dynamo v Philadelphia Union - 7:30PM Central on FSC
Venue: Robertson Stadium - Houston TX
Colorado Rapids v Seattle Sounders FC - 8PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park - Commerce City CO
Real Salt Lake v Kansas City Wizards - 8PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium - Sandy UT
San Jose Earthquakes v Toronto FC - 9PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Buck Shaw Stadium - Santa Clara CA

MLS TEAM & PLAYER NEWS

The Denver Post has Colorado forward Conor Casey sit down and answer some viewer mail.

dN

Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch checks out the emerging Crew forward Emilio Renteria.
-Last week he was the league's Player of the Week.

dN

Dan Lee of ONN with his thoughts on Crew players Chad Marshall and Robbie Rogers not making the USA World Cup team.

MLS/SUM BUSINESS

The MLS All Star game in Houston against Manchester United in late July has already sold over 25,000 tickets.

dN

The Kansas City Wizards are moving into new offices, and they look really sharp. Here are some pictures so you can judge.

MLS RUMORS

Soccer 365 with todays list of rumors featuring Jozy Altidore, David Yelldell, Sebastian Bataglia, Edgar Castillo and Marco Vidal.
-And a separate article on Frank Lampard.

dN

Kerith Gabriel of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes about Juve and Italy great Fabio Cannavarro being connected to the Union for a summer move.

MLS EXHIBITIONS

Matches & Scores:
-Sun May 30
Chicago Fire v AC Milan (Italy)
Venue: Toyota Park

USSF DIVISION 2

My team laid an egg on Thursday night. Not a goose egg, cuz they got a goal, but it was an egg. Most likely rotten smelling for them.

dN

Matches & Scores:
-Thu May 27
Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-1 NSC Minnesota Stars
-Sat May 29
Rochester Rhinos v Vancouver Whitecaps
Crystal Palace Baltimore v Austin Aztex
Tampa Bay Rowdies v Puerto Rico Islanders
NSC Minnesota Stars v AC St Louis
-Sun May 30
Montreal Impact v Carolina RailHawks

dN

Standings (As of Sun May 23):
17 Austin - 8 played
12 Vancouver - 7 played
15 Tampa Bay - 8 played
11 Montreal - 6 played
11 Rochester - 8 played
11 Portland - 8 played
10 Baltimore - 8 played
8 Miami - 7 played
7 Minnesota - 10 played
6 Puerto Rico - 4 played
8 Carolina - 6 played
4 St Louis - 8 played

dN

Standings base on Points Per Game:
2.13 Austin
1.88 Tampa Bay
1.83 Montreal
1.71 Vancouver
1.50 Puerto Rico
1.38 Portland
1.38 Rochester
1.33 Carolina
1.25 Baltimore
1.14 Miami
0.70 Minnesota
0.50 St Louis

SOCCER IN AMERICA

Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com looks at Saturday's USA v Turkey game in Philadelphia to be a test to see if potential future World Cup qualifiers could be played in that city.

USA U18 TEAM

Lisbon International Tournament

Matches & Scores:
-Thu May 27
USA v Norway
-Fri May 28
USA v Romania
-Sun May 30
USA v Portugal

AMERICANS IN MEXICO

Soccer 365 today is reporting that "a pair of Americans playing in Mexico have been loaned, with Club America left-sider Edgar Castillo heading to San Luis and midfielder Marco Vidal of relegated Indios is moving to Pachuca for the season..."
-That makes it 3 Americans at Pachuca. The Mexican Fulham!

CONCACAF

International Friendly Matches & Scores:
-Sat May 29
USA v Turkey - in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field
Venezuela v Canada - in Merida, Venezuela
-Sun May 30
Gambia v Mexico - in Bayreuth, Germany
-Tue Jun 1
Switzerland v Costa Rica - in Sion, Switzerland
-Wed Jun 2
Honduras v Azerbaijan in Zell Am See, Austria
-Thu Jun 3
Italy v Mexico - in Brussels, Belgium
-Sat Jun 5
USA v Australia - in Roodepoort, South Africa at Ruimsig Stadium
Honduras v Romania in St. Veit An Der Glan, Austria
Slovakia v Costa Rica in Bratislava, Slovakia

dN

Canada's roster for Venezuela match on Saturday:
G:
Haidar Al Shaibani - Nimes
Josh Wagenaar - Falkirk
D:
Richard Hastings - Hamilton Acadaemy
Mike Klukowski - Club Brugges
Nik Ledgerwood - Frankfurt
Pedro Pacheco - Nacional (Portugal)
Eddy Sidra - Energie Cottbus II
Paul Stalteri - Monchengladbach
Adam Straith - Energie Cottbus
M:
Terry Dunfield - Shrewsbury
Gavin McCallum - Hereford united
Issey Nakajima-Farran - Horsens
Gianluca Zavarise - Bochum
F:
Stephen Ademolu - Ekranas
Rob Friend - Monchengladbach
Simeon Jackson - Gillingham

CENTRAL AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

Here are the latest Caribbean Football Union national team ratings:
1. Jamaica
2. Haiti
3. Trinidad & Tobago
4. Antigua
5. Guyana - (I know its not an island, but Jack Warner thinks it is.)
6. Grenada
7. Cuba
8. Bermuda
9. Barbados
10. Suriname

ENGLAND

The Manchester United owners finally speak, but only to tell the world that the team is NOT for sale. Via Soccernet.

4 Comments:

Blogger Alex said...

First we had Fulhamerica... Now we have PachUSA

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Doesn't Jose Torres have a brother who plays on Pachuca's youth team?

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the choices for the euro were getting 
stabbed in Istanbul or robbed in Paris?
Nice.

I would recommend neither of them if youre planning to wear any jewish symbols like a yarmulke. Heck, youve gotten a better chance of getting attacked in Paris (especially the 19th arrondisement)

8:53 AM  
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