Friday, July 23, 2010

Some News for Fri Jul 23, 2010


Fulham still can't find a new manager, but USA coach Bob Bradley does not appear to be in the running. Was he ever, really?


Thierry Henry rode the subway from Manhattan to Red Bull Arena last night for his first ever game. wow! Here is what he was thinking: "I was on the PATH train with my friends and with all the fans. For me, it was the quickest way to come to the game and that's how I came. It was quite an experience. It was cool. It was amazing to see the fans and walk with them to the stadium. I'd say that the reception was tremendous."

And did you see the beaming smile of pure joy on Henry's face as he stood on the field for the first time being introduced in the starting 11. Very cool.


The Associated Press reports that France has suspended all 23 players from their World Cup roster for 1 game due to there behavior in South Africa.
-I guess that sends a message of some sort, but its not much as far as punishments go. Should the players be punished at all?


Steve Davis of Sports Illustrated hands out his MLS midseason fictitious awards. Yes, I called them fictitious.


I thought Landon Donovan had become an American hero and our newest superstar/sweetheart. That's what I keep hearing anyway. So why did less than 18,000 turn out to see him play last night? I'm sure there are some good excuses.


Matches & Scores:
-Thu Jul 22
Los Angeles Galaxy 2-2 San Jose Earthquakes - LAG goals by Edson Buddle & Landon Donovan. SJE goals by Bobby Convey & Brandon McDonald.
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson CA
Attendance: 17,712
-Sat Jul 24
Toronto FC v FC Dallas - 3PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: BMO Field - Toronto ON
Columbus Crew v Houston Dynamo - 6:30 PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Crew Stadium - Columbus OH
Real Salt Lake v Chivas USA - 9PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium - Sandy UT
-Sun Jul 25
Seattle Sounders FC v Colorado Rapids - 9:30PM Central on FSC
Venue: Qwest Field - Seattle WA


Mike Wise of the Washington Post with a feature story on DC United's long time star player Jaime Moreno.
-Moreno comes across as very bittersweet.


James Edward of the Deseret News tells the story of an unknown Utah kid named Justin Braun that is now the toast of Chivas USA.


Jeffrey Marcus of the New York Times on the new wave of bigger named foreign players in MLS.


Thomas Kaplan of the NY Times on Henry's debut last night for New York, a new era for the player and the team.


Brian Lewis of the New York Post on Henry's first game, and exhibition against his old nemesis Tottenham.

dN with an article on the new hype surrounding Landon Donovan.


Christopher Vito of the Delaware County Daily Times with an article on Philadelphia's back up keeper Brad Knighton who got to play in some games finally.


John Meyer of the Denver Post with an article on Colorado's All Star midfielder Jeff Larentowicz.


Josh Davis of ESPNDallas tells us about FC Dallas and rebirth of goalkeeper Kevin Hartman who KC threw out with the trash.


John Molinaro of the CBC talks to coach Preki about the state of his TFC in the week after giving away points late in the game last weekend in Philly.


CSNPhilly talks to Union president Tom Veit as his team faced Manchester United at the midpoint of his teams first season. Dude, hows it goin'? Plus some other team news.


Philadelphia has signed Argentine attacking midfielder Chacho Coudet from Colon in Santa Fe, Argentina.


Jonathan Bornstein of Chivas USA suffered a slight ligament sprain in the knee and will be out of action for about 2 weeks.


Who are the candidates for the leagues top rookie award? We rank em as we see em.

Tier 1:
Steven Beitashour - San Jose
Teal Bunbury - Kansas City
Blair Gavin - Chivas
Jordan Graye - DC
Danny Mwanga - Philadelphia
Andy Najar - DC United
Ike Opara - San Jose
Tim Ream - New York
Zach Schilawski - New England
Seth Sinovic - New England
Michael Stephens - Los Angeles

Tier 2:
Zach Loyd - Dallas
Jack McInerny - Philadelphia
Kyle Nakazawa - Philadelphia
Tony Tchani - New York
Collen Warner - Salt Lake

Tier 3:
Korede Aiyegbusi - Kansas City
Eric Alexander - Dallas
Sammy Appiah - Houston
Zak Boggs - New England
Corben Bone - Chicago
Conor Chinn - New York
David Estrada - Seattle
Bill Hamid - DC
Omar Jasseh - San Jose
Ross LaBauex - Colorado
Ben Zemanski - Chivas

Who did we miss, should anyone here be re-tiered, or who should be dropped?


Is the reoccurring knee injury going to force Clint Mathis to retire? That is what the whispers in the breeze are saying.


Thierry Henry scored his first goal as a Red Bull as they dominated Tottenham in the first half last night. Joel Lindpere set up Henry for a typical toe poke goal - simple, easy, brilliant, most people cant do it.


Matches & Scores:
New York Football Challenge
-Thu Jul 22
New York Red Bulls 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (England)
-Fri Jul 23
Manchester City (England) v Sporting CP (Portugal)
-Sun Jul 25
Tottenham Hotspur (England) v Sporting CP (Portugal)
New York Red Bulls v Manchester City (England)
Venue: Red Bull Arena - Harrison NJ

-Sat Jul 24
DC United v Portsmouth (England)
Venue: RFK Stadium - Washington DC
-Sun Jul 25
Kansas City Wizards v Manchester United (England)
Venue: Arrowhead Stadium - Kansas City MO


Matches & Scores:
-Thu Jul 22
Tampa Bay Rowdies 0-1 Rochester Rhinos
Vancouver Whitecaps 1-2 Portland Timbers
-Sat Jul 24
Crystal Palace Baltimore v AC St Louis
Puerto Rico Islanders v Rochester Rhinos
-Sun Jul 25
Tampa Bay Rowdies v Miami FC Blues
Vancouver Whitecaps v NSC Minnesota


Standings (As of Thu Jul 22):
35 Austin - 17 played
30 Rochester - 18 played
29 Vancouver - 18 played
26 Portland - 17 played
25 Minnesota - 20 played
24 Carolina - 15 played
23 Montreal - 18 played
20 Tampa Bay - 17 played
20 Puerto Rico - 17 played
19 Baltimore - 17 played
15 Miami - 17 played
13 St Louis - 17 played


Pro-Rated Standings based on Points Per Game:
2.06 Austin
1.67 Rochester
1.61 Vancouver
1.60 Carolina
1.53 Portland
1.28 Montreal
1.25 Minnesota
1.18 Tampa Bay
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1.18 Puerto Rico
1.12 Baltimore
0.88 Miami
0.74 St Louis


Ken Belson of the New York Times checks the growth rings of the soccer in America tree.


The team heads to Ballymena, Northern Ireland for the annual Milk Cup tournament.

Matches & Scores:
-Mon Jul 26
USA v China
-Wed Jul 28
USA v Denmark
-Fri Jul 30
Placement match


Both Mikkel Diskerud at Staebek and Nate Weiss at Jelgava were knocked out of the Europa League yesterday.


Game Action: (only those that played are listed)

EUROPA LEAGUE - 2nd Qualifying Round, 2nd Leg,
Mikkel Diskerud - Stabaek - Thu Jul 22 - started but got a yellow card and was subbed out in the 79th minute as they drew 1-1 at Dnepr Mogilev (Belarus), leaving the series tied 3-3 giving Dnepr the win on the away goals tie breaker.
Nate Weiss - Jelgava - Thu Jul 22 - dressed but did not play as they won 2-1 v Molde (Norway) tying the series 2-2 but giving Molde the win on the away goals tie breaker.
NOTE: Former MLS player Yura Movsiyan and his Randers team advanced 4-1 on aggregate and will now face Lausanne of Switzerland in the Third Qualifying Round.


Coming Up: (all possible players are listed)

DENMARK - Superliga
Michael Parkhurst - Nordsjaelland - Sun Jul 25 v Sonderjyske
Chris Rolfe - AaB - Sun Jul 25 v Brondby
Marcus Tracy - AaB - Sun Jul 25 v Brondby

FINLAND - Veikkausliiga
Daniel Antunez - Inter Turku - Sun Jul 25 v Jaro

LATVIA - Virsliga
Nate Weiss - Jelgava - Sun Jul 25 at Jurmala

NORWAY - Eliteserien

Erik Benjaminsen - Stabaek - Sun Jul 25 v Rosenborg
Steve Clark - Honefoss - Mon Jul 26 v Lillestrom
Mikkel Diskerud - Stabaek - Sun Jul 25 v Rosenborg
Hunter Freeman - Start - Sun Jul 25 at Molde
Clarence Goodson - Start - Sun Jul 25 at Molde
Di Vita Jensen - Honefoss - Mon Jul 26 v Lillestrom

RUSSIA - Premier Division
Yevgeni Starikov - FC Tom Tomsk - Sat Jul 24 v Alaniya Vladikavkaz

SWEDEN - Allsvenskan Liga
Alejandro Bedoya - Orebro - Mon Jul 26 v Elfsborg
Ryan Miller - Halmstad - Sun Jul 25 v IFK Goteborg


Adam Serrano of Soccer By Ives talks to Marco Vidla about his new team Pachuca.


Coming Up:

Edgar Castillo - San Luis - Sat Jul 24 v Monterrey
Herculez Gomez - Pachuca - Sat Jul 24 v America
Isaac Acuna - America - Sat Jul 24 at Pachuca
Sammy Ochoa - Estudiantes Tecos - Fri Jul 23 v Cruz Azul
Miguel Ponce - Guadalajara - Sat Jul 24 v Puebla
Jose Torres - Pachuca - Sat Jul 24 v America
Marco Vidal - Pachuca - Sat Jul 24 v America


The Primera Division Apertura season kicks off this weekend! Who ya got? Toluca are the current holders of title belt.


Carlos Rodriguez of the Associated Press previews the season. Via USA Today.


Paul Kennedy of Soccer America looks at some of the big off season moves.


Matches & Scores:
-Fri Jul 23
Estudiantes Tecos v Cruz Azul
-Sat Jul 24
Chiapas Jaguares v Necaxa
Pachuca Tuzos v America
UANL Tigres v Queretaro
Guadalajara Chivas v Puebla
San Luis v Monterrey Rayados
Atlante v Santos Laguna
-Sun Jul 25
Morelia Monacas v Atlas
UNAM Pumas v Toluca


The preliminary round of the knock out stage starts next week on Tue Jul 27. Sixteen fat and sassy teams are paired to play home and away for 8 spots in the Group Stage.


Brasileirao Serie A Midweek Matches & Scores:
-Thu Aug 22
Fluminense 1-0 Cruzeiro
Guarani 1-1 Ceara
Palmeiras 2-2 Botafogo


Any of you out there ever had scurvy? I think I might have it. Lemme know.


Blogger zencarver said...

nice "rejected" reference (assuming it was intentional...)

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you refer to someone's midseason awards as "fictitious" ?

That's stupid.

In fact, your stupididty isn't "fictitious"---it's the real deal !

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eat a lemon or a lime.

12:20 AM  
Blogger brucio said...


9:50 AM  

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