Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Some News for Wed Jun 2, 2010


From the BBC - England's World Cup day of shame
-A BBC radio report of England's 1950 World Cup team, and their infamous 1-0 loss to the USA. (thanks to Graham for this one)


It's time to your phone down and just dance: "World Cup Fever 2010" by Eux Autres - for those of you who need some indie rock with your football fanaticism! In the new fangled exciting video format as well - yes, visual with your audio!

(That is one damn good looking 7" sleeve)


England coach Fabio Capello has signed a 2 year contract extension, taking him out of the running for the open managers job at Inter Milan.


And Liverpool have shown their on-field chief Rafael Benitez the exit.
-The Times with details.


Splat on our Twitter: @dunord


Matches & Scores:
-Sat Jun 5
USA v Australia - 7:30am Central on ESPN2
Venue: Ruimsig Stadium - Roodepoort, South Africa


Ron Blum of the Associated Press talks to Jonahtan Spector about the shaky defense.


Beau Dure at the Huffington Post on our deep connections and probable over-respect with England.


Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated wonders what lays ahead for coach Bob Bradley AFTER the World Cup.


Wahl also finally delivers the Q & A with former Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann that we have been waiting 3 years to read.


Nike gives us a video feature called Inside The Pro - Tim Howard.


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Official Team Blog

The US Soccer video page at You Tube. Fantastic stuff!
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-Ravi Ubha of ESPN previews Slovenia.

-Brent Latham of ESPN previews Algeria. talks to important centerback Majid Bougherra who is doing his best to be healthy after a long season of injury at Rangers.


A new message from your fearless leader.


Remember 2 months ago when FIFA put the last 150,000 tickets on sale. Then 2 weeks ago they put the last 165,000 tickets on sale. Now today they have announced that another 100,000 will go on sale. Its a bottomless pit apparently.


FIFA gives us a look inside their International Broadcast Center.


Jere Longman of the New York Times writes about the North Korean team who few thought would make it to this tournament.


Friendly Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jun 2
Greece 0-2 Paraguay - Par goals by Enrique Vera & Lucas Barrios.
Honduras 0-0 Azerbaijan
Serbia 0-0 Poland
Zimbabwe 0-3 Brazil - Bra goals by Michel Bastos, Robinho & Elano.
-Thu Jun 3
Germany v Bosnia-Herzegovina
Italy v Mexico
South Korea v Spain
-Fri Jun 4
Cote d'Ivoire v Japan
France v China
New Zealand v Slovenia


Four Four Two calls the France 98 USA v Iran game the "most politically charged game in World Cup history."
-I remember having a house full of people, and the whole place just being kinda grim after that ugly loss.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jun 2
New York Red Bulls v Houston Dynamo - 6:30PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Red Bull Arena - Harrison NJ
San Jose Earthquakes v Columbus Crew - 9PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Buck Shaw Stadium - Santa Clara CA
-Sat Jun 5
Toronto FC v Kansas City Wizards - 3PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: BMO Field - Toronto ON
Chivas USA at New York Red Bulls - 6:30PM Central on FSC
Venue: Red Bull Arena - Harrison NJ
DC United v Real Salt Lake - 6:30 PMCentral on Direct Kick
Venue: RFK Stadium - Washington DC
Los Angeles Galaxy v Houston Dynamo - 7PM Central on Galavision
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson CA
FC Dallas v San Jose Earthquakes - 7:30PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Pizza Hut Park - Frisco TX
Chicago Fire v Philadelphia Union - 7:30PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Toyota Park - Bridgeview IL
Colorado Rapids v Columbus Crew - 8PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park - Commerce City CO
Seattle Sounders FC v New England Revolution - 9:30PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Qwest Field - Seattle WA


Neither defender Frankie Hejduk or Danny O'Rourke traveled with Columbus this week for games in San Jose and Colorado. Not good news for their back line depth.


James Edward of Deseret News on Salt Lake's injury pileup.


Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports that the Hunt family who own the Crew are again looking for investors.
-They attempted this same move 2 years ago, but it did not work out at that time.


Newly added:
-Sun Jun 20
NSC Minnesota Stars (USSF D2) v Chicago Fire - 5pm
Venue: National Sports Center - Blaine MN


MLS - Play-In Rounds with the winner advancing to the Round of 16:
-Wed Jun 2
DC United v Real Salt Lake
Venue: RFK Stadium - Washington DC


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


1st Round Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jun 15
1 Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) v NY Pancyprian Freedoms (USASA)
2 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) v Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club (USASA)
3 Reading United AC (PDL) v Real Maryland FC Monarchs (USL-2)
4 Richmond Kickers (USL-2) v Crystal Palace Baltimore (D2)
5 Charleston Battery (USL-2) v Capital Area Soccer League Elite (USASA)
6 Carolina RailHawks (D2) v Charlotte Eagles (USL-2)
7 Rochester Rhinos (D2) v Dayton Dutch Lions FC (PDL)
8 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL-2) v Detroit United Soccer Club (USASA)
9 NSC Minnesota Stars (D2) v Kansas City Athletics (USASA)
10 Des Moines Menace (PDL) v AC St. Louis (D2)
11 Miami FC (D2) v Central Florida Kraze (PDL)
12 Legends FC (USASA) v FC Tampa Bay Rowdies (D2)
13 Austin Aztex (D2) v Dallas-Fort Worth Tornados (PDL)
14 Ventura County Fusion (PDL) v Arizona Sahuaros (USASA)
15 Portland Timbers (D2) v Sonoma County Sol (USASA)
16 Kitsap Pumas (PDL) v Bay Area Ambassadors FC (USASA)


2nd Round Matches & Scores (home team TBA):
-Tue Jun 22
17 Winner 1 v Winner 2
18 Winner 3 v Winner 4
19 Winner 5 v Winner 6
20 Winner 7 v Winner 8
21 Winner 9 v Winner 10
22 Winner 11 v Winner 12
23 Winner 13 v Winner 14
24 Winner 15 v Winner 16


Jun 15 1st Rd: 32 lower division teams
Jun 22 2nd Rd: 1st Rd winners
Jun 29 3rd Rd: 8 MLS teams join 2nd Rd winners
Jul 6-7 Quarterfinals
Aug 31-Sep 1 Semifinals
Oct 5 Final


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jun 2
Puerto Rico Islanders v Miami FC Blues
-Fri Jun 4
Rochester Rhinos v NSC Minnesota Stars
-Sat Jun 5
Austin Aztex v Puerto Rico Islanders
-Sun Jun 6
Montreal Impact v Miami FC Blues
Vancouver Whitecaps v Tampa Bay Rowdies
Portland Timbers v Carolina RailHawks


Standings (As of Mon May 31):
20 Austin - 9 played
18 Tampa Bay - 9 played
14 Rochester - 9 played
12 Vancouver - 8 played
11 Montreal - 7 played
11 Carolina - 7 played
11 Portland - 8 played
10 Baltimore - 9 played
10 Minnesota - 11 played
8 Miami - 7 played
6 Puerto Rico - 5 played
4 St Louis - 9 played


As if the stud quota wasn't high enough with both Henry Kissinger and Bill Clinton on the official bid committee, today they enlisted Brad Pitt.


Long time Italy and Juventus star Fabio Cannavaro has taken the big bag of money and signed to play in Dubai next season at Al Ahli (not the famous Egyptian team of the same name though.)


Blogger geoffersen said...

No points per match for USSF DIVISION 2? I hate to look a Gift Bruce in the beard, but that was one of my favorite things...especially with my Rhinos climbing.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Nordy said...

Is that a cartoon Sasha Klejstan?

11:07 PM  
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