Thursday, July 22, 2010

Some News for Thu Jun 22, 2010


Chivas USA has acquired USA youth international Sal Zizzo, a wide midfielder, who has spent the past 2 seasons at Hannover in Germany, and is coming off a bad knee injury. He happens to be from San Diego.


San Jose midfielder Bobby Convey has been named to the team as a replacement for Jonathan Bornstein who suffered some sort of knee problem.
-Convey has had a great first half to the season.


Match & Score:
-Wed Jul 28
MLS All Stars v Manchester United
Venue: Reliant Stadium - Houston TX


Next week MLS will announce a further 8 players who will receive All Star bonuses, but not be on the active roster for the game.


Why don't we have a game of the week from Mexico on an English language station?? Or at least a highlights show.


These big name 3 American internationals are all in job market right now looking for a new employer: Jozy Altidore, Benny Feilhaber & DaMarcus Beasley. Where will they end up?


Football at Fenway!

Match & Score:
-Wed Jul 21
Celtic 1-1 Sporting - Celtic win 6-5 on penalty kicks.


Frank Dell'Apa of the Boston Globe takes us back to the last game at Fenway, in 1968.


Photos from the Globe


3 from Charlie Davies:
-"Playing in my 1st full 90 minute game today with the reserves. Taking another step closer. Let you know how it goes!"
-"Sneaking a pic before the game. Your boy was El Capitano!"
-"And Today I scored my first goal! We won 2-0! I'm on the right path. Must keep working hard, but God is great! Playing 90 felt good!"


Matches & Scores:
-Thu Jul 22
Los Angeles Galaxy v San Jose Earthquakes - 9:30 PM Central on ESPN2
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson CA
-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


Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports that long time Dynamo defender Craig Waibel has been released by the team.


Houston has also officially named Steve Ralston as a new assistant coach filling the role vacated by Jon Spencer (who will become the Portland coach next season.)


James Edward of the Deseret News talks to Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis about why the team has lost all 8 times they have been to Dallas.


Michael C Lewis of the Salt Lake Tribune reports that RSL centerback Jamison Olave has received his green card and will not take up one of the team's international roster spots any longer.


Brian Lewis of the NY Post catches us up on all the mid-weeks Red Bulls news.


Don Ruiz of the Tacoma News Tribune says there is a mini-crisis in Soundersville. Heads will roll if the team does not turn the season around.


Sporting Life talks to John Harkes about Donovan and Henry.


Gerry Dobson of Sportsnet Canada writes about player development at MLS clubs.


Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports that NYRB is all but set to sign Rafa Marquez.
-Trezeguet wants to play in NY too.


Grahame Jones of the LA Times on the possibility of Ronaldinho signing with the Galaxy.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 21
Philadelphia Union 0-1 Manchester United (England)
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia PA
Match report by Kerith Gabriel of the Philadelphia Daily News.
Match report by Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Post game analysis and quotes from PU by Jonathan Tannenwald of
Toronto FC 1-1 Bolton Wanderers(England) - Bol win 4-3 on PKs.
Venue: BMO Field - Toronto ON
Match report by Jeff Blair of the Toronto Globe & Mail.
Match report by Daniel Girard of the Toronto Star.
Match photos from the Toronto Sun.


New York Football Challenge
-Thu Jul 22
New York Red Bulls v 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


Stay on top of the Open Cup.


DC scored just 40 seconds into the game to advance to the Semifinals, where they will take on Columbus.


Columbus, Chivas USA and Seattle were already in the Semis.


Quarterfinal Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 21
DC United (MLS) 2-0 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) - DCU goals by Branko Boskovic & Boyzzz Khumalo.
Venue: Maryland SoccerPlex - Boyds MD


Semifinal Matches & Scores:
-Wed Sep 1
Seattle Sounders FC v Chivas USA
Venue: Starfire Sports Complex - Tukwila WA
DC United v Columbus Crew
Venue: RFK STadium - Washington DC


-Tue Oct 5

Superliga 2010

The Group Stage is over. Let the important games begin.


Houston and Puebla have joined New England and Morelia in the Semifinals.


And in a sadly typical ending the Mexican team Puebla went completely over the top with anger and the game ended with 2 red cards for each team. Why? Almost every time these teams come here and lose there is an incident.


Group A
ADV-9 New England Revolution (+3)
ADV-4 Morelia (+3)
OUT-3 Chicago Fire (-4)
OUT-1 UNAM Pumas (-2)
Group B
ADV-7 Houston Dynamo (+2)
ADV-6 Puebla (+2)
OUT-4 Chivas USA (0)
OUT-0 Pachuca (-4)


Group Stage Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 14
New England Revolution 1-0 UNAM Pumas - NER goal by Zack Schilawski.
Venue: Gillette Stadium – Foxborough MA
Chicago Fire 1-5 Morelia - CF goal by Steve Kinney. Mor goals by Elias Hernandez, Luis Gabriel Rey, Miguel Sabah, Rafael Marquez Lugo, & Jaime Lozan.
Venue: Toyota Park – Bridgeview IL
-Thu Jul 15
Houston Dynamo 2-1 Pachuca - HD goals both by Joseph Ngwenya. Pac goal by Damian Manso.
Venue: Robertson Stadium – Houston TX
Match report by Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle.
Chivas USA 1-2 Puebla - CU goal by Michael Umana. Pue goals by Nicolas Olivera and Álvaro Gonzalez.
Venue: Home Depot Center – Carson CA
-Sat Jul 17
Chicago Fire 0-1 New England Revolution - NER goal by Marko Perovic.
Venue: Toyota Park – Bridgeview IL
UNAM Pumas 2-2 Morelia - UP goals by Leandro Augusto & Javier Cortes. Mor goals by Luis Gabriel Rey & Hugo Droguett.
Venue: Toyota Park – Bridgeview IL
-Sun Jul 18
Houston Dynamo 1-1 Chivas USA - HD goal by Lovell Palmer. CU goal by Jesus Padilla.
Venue: Robertson Stadium – Houston TX
Pachuca 1-3 Puebla - Pac goal Franco Arizala. Pue goal by Gabriel Pereyra & Mario Ortiz(2).
Venue: Robertson Stadium – Houston TX
-Tue Jul 20
New England Revolution 1-0 Morelia - NER goal by Marko Perovic.
Venue: Gillette Stadium - Foxborough MA
Chicago Fire 1-0 UNAM Pumas - CF goal by Wilman Conde.
Venue: Toyota Park – Bridgeview IL
-Wed Jul 21
Houston Dynamo 1-0 Puebla - HD goal by Dominic Oduro.
Venue: Robertson Stadium – Houston TX
Chivas USA 1-0 Pachuca - CU goal by Giancarlo Maldonado.
Venue: Home Depot Center – Carson CA


Semifinals Matches & Scores:
-TBD - Aug 3, 4 or 5
New England Revolution v Puebla FC
Venue: Gillette Stadium - Foxborough MA
Houston Dynamo v CA Monarcas Morelia
Venue: Robertson Stadium – Houston TX


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 21
NSC Minnesota Stars 1-1 Puerto Rico Islanders
Montreal Impact 3-0 AC St Louis
-Thu Jul 22
Tampa Bay Rowdies v Rochester Rhinos
Vancouver Whitecaps v 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 Wed Jul 21):
35 Austin - 17 played
29 Vancouver - 17 played
27 Rochester - 17 played
25 Minnesota - 20 played
24 Carolina - 15 played
23 Portland - 16 played
23 Montreal - 18 played
20 Tampa Bay - 16 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
1.71 Vancouver
1.60 Carolina
1.59 Rochester
1.44 Portland
1.28 Montreal
1.25 Minnesota
1.25 Tampa Bay
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1.18 Puerto Rico
1.12 Baltimore
0.88 Miami
0.74 St Louis


Brian Sciaretta of Yanks Abroad talks to former USA international great Tony Sanneh.


Arch Bell of Yanks Abroad talks to Maurice Edu about the World Cup and whats ahead.


Graeme Macpherson also talks to Edu who has just joined Rangers preseason after a post World Cup rest. (thanks to Anthony for this one)


Coming Up: (all possible players 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 the Lausanne/Borac winner in the Third Qualifying Round.

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


Coming Up:

SUPERLIGA Group Stage:
Herculez Gomez - Pachuca - went the full 90 but lost 1-0 at Chivas USA.
Jose Torres - Pachuca - returned to Mexico to rest for the start of the season.
Marco Vidal - Pachuca - played the entire game but lost 1-0 at Chivas USA.


The preliminary round of the knock out stage starts next week on Tue Jul 27. 16 teams are paired to play home and away for 8 spots in the Group Stage.


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


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


Brasileirao Serie A Midweek Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 21
Atletico Mineiro 1-2 Internacional
Vitoria 2-2 Goias
Sao Paulo 1-1 Prudente
Flamengo 1-1 Avai
Atletico Paranaense 2-0 Santos
Gremio 1-1 Vasco de Gama
Atletico Goianiense 3-1 Corinthians
-Thu Aug 22
Fluminense v Cruzeiro
Guarani v Ceara
Palmeiras v Botafogo


What do you think of the new Inter Milan shirt for this season?


Anonymous wes said...

Oh. My. God. That is the lamest kit I have ever seen. I don't even know what it looks like. Almost like a Fiesta costume. Put a sombrero on his head and he's set.

9:41 AM  
Blogger JeffreyG said...

Absolutely agree about having someone pickup the English rights to the Mexican league.

Pretty hard to screw up the Inter kit, but they did.

12:13 PM  

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