Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Some News for Wed Jul 21, 2010


Manchester City reportedly want to sign Landon Donovan. Would he go there? Would he play?


Mexican national team captain Rafa Marquez of Barcelona is very strongly rumored to be on the verge of signing with the New York Red Bulls. Wow. But I thought they needed a playmaker?
-Brian Lewis of the New York Post has more on the potential move.


Now here is a plan I can get behind!

Jonathan Wilson of the Guardian thinks that there are twice as many teams in the World Cup field as their should be.
-I love this part of his plan the most: "Amalgamate the north and south American confederations to form one confederation of 50 teams. Amalgamate Asia and Oceania to create a confederation of 62 members. At present Uefa has 53 and the Confederation of African football 55."


The use of 5 referees (1 behind each goal) last season in the UEFA Europa League is going to be expanded this season to include the UEFA Champions League, and the Mexican Primera division.


Photos from Fenway Park in Boston as Celtic prepares to face Sporting at the legendary baseball stadium.


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


Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes about the Union's best player so far this season - Sebastien Le Toux.


The Chicago Fire let fans send in questions to be answered by their new big money signing Nery Castillo.


The Los Altos Town Crier has a Q & A with the always interesting San Jose goalkeeper Joe Cannon.


Chivas USA has loaned out forward Eduardo Lillingston to Mexican 2nd division team Indios Juarez.


The Boston Globe has a few words from Steve Ralston as he retires from the game.


Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch on the little known Crew rookie fullback Shaun Francis (selected last in the Superdraft this year.) He is now drawing attention for his quality.
-No the guy from the Offside Rules and MLS Insider doesn't have a third job.


Shawn Mitchell of the Dispatch with some Crew notes.


The Philly Post has a little off the field fashion with the Union, and wine tasting with Man U.


The Courier Post Cherry Hill NJ (a Philly suburb) on the growth of MLS.


Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at MLS TV coverage after the huge World Cup TV success.


Joshua Mayers of the Seattle Times with word on the Sounders possibly acquiring Uruguaian Alvaro Fernandez.
-He signed with Nacional (Uruguay) in 09, but played the last 2 seasons on loan at Vitoria Setubal (Portugal) & Universidad de Chile (Chile.)
-He was also just on the Uruguay World Cup team, starting against Ghana (subbed out at half time), coming on as a sub in the 84th against S Korea, coming on as a sub in the 85th against Mexico and coming on as a sub in the 71st against South Africa.


Paul Gardner, the veteran of soccer writing in this country, of Soccer America tells us about the significance of NYRB signing Rafa Marquez.


Soccer 365 gives us today's fresh bag of rumors.


The Province with an article on Vancouver Whitecaps fans trying to grow their fan culture.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 21
Philadelphia Union v Manchester United (England)
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia PA
Toronto FC v Bolton Wanderers(England)
Venue: BMO Field - Toronto ON


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.


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


Quarterfinal Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 21
DC United (MLS) v Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2)
Venue: Maryland SoccerPlex - Boyds MD


Semifinal Matches & Scores:
-Wed Sep 1
Seattle Sounders FC v Chivas USA
Venue: Starfire Sports Complex - Tukwila WA
-Date TBD
Columbus Crew v DC United/Harrisburg City Islanders winner
Venue: TBD

Superliga 2010

The final 2 group stage games are tonight.


New England advances as the #1 seed in Group A and Morelia as the #2.


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


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 v Puebla - 7pm Central on Telefutura
Venue: Robertson Stadium – Houston TX
Chivas USA v Pachuca - 9:30pm Central on Telefutura
Venue: Home Depot Center – Carson CA


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jul 21
NSC Minnesota Stars v Puerto Rico Islanders
Montreal Impact v 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 Sun Jul 18):
35 Austin - 17 played
29 Vancouver - 17 played
27 Rochester - 17 played
24 Carolina - 15 played
24 Minnesota - 19 played
23 Portland - 16 played
20 Tampa Bay - 16 played
20 Montreal - 17 played
19 Puerto Rico - 16 played
19 Baltimore - 17 played
15 Miami - 17 played
13 St Louis - 16 played


Pro-Rated Standings based on Points Per Game:
2.06 Austin
1.71 Vancouver
1.60 Carolina
1.59 Rochester
1.44 Portland
1.26 Minnesota
1.25 Tampa Bay
1.19 Puerto Rico
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1.18 Montreal
1.12 Baltimore
0.88 Miami
0.81 St Louis


The USL today announced that they are sanctioning a new indoor league.


The Manchester United website has a few words from their boss Alex Ferguson talking about the future of the game in the USA.


The Final of the 2011 Gold Cup has been booked at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena CA for Sat Jun 25. Go USA.


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


Brian Sciaretta of Yanks Abroad talks to DC United Academy member Conor Shanosky.


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


The Bolton News has an interview with Stuart Holden, as he joins his team in Toronto for preseason.


Arch Bell of Yanks Abroad talks to forward Gabriel Ferrari who is hope to rise from the reserve to senior squad this season at Sampdoria.
-With all new senior management at the club the young players will get their shot to show they belong.


Coming Up: (all possible players are listed)

EUROPA LEAGUE - 2nd Qualifying Round, 2nd Leg,
Mikkel Diskerud - Stabaek - Thu Jul 22 at Dnepr Mogilev (Belarus) (2-2)


Coming Up:

SUPERLIGA Group Stage:
Herculez Gomez - Pachuca - Wed Jul 21 at Chivas USA.
Jose Torres - Pachuca - has returned to Mexico to rest for the season.
Marco Vidal - Pachuca - Wed Jul 21 at Chivas USA.


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


The Argentine football federation wants to keep Diego Maradona as their head coach, and have offered him a new 4 year contract. Seriously.
-I bet Leo Messi threw up when he got the news.



Kicking & Screening rolling into Houston for one-day event, July 25!

Texas may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about soccer, but it's a mistake to think that the state isn't mad for the beautiful game!

Which explains why the Kicking & Screening Soccer Film Festival is headed down there for a special one-day event in Houston. K&S/Houston is part of the festivities around the MLS All-Star Game, featuring legendary English club Manchester United.

The festival is organized in cooperation with two-time MLS Cup champions the Houston Dynamo. A portion of the proceeds will go to K&S's 2010 charity, Play 31, and Dynamo striker Brian Ching's charitable effort, The House that Ching Built.

The schedule is as follow, but for more information and press inquiries, please contact me at 914.671.0213 or via e-mail.
The Ref: 11:00 am
Sixty-Six: 12:30 pm
The Last Yugoslavian Football Team and Ana's Playground: 2:25 pm
Rudo y Cursi: 4:35 pm
Argentina Futbol Club: 6:55 pm
The Damned United: 9:00 pm
Tickets cost $10 each and are available now. Or get a full-day pass for $25. Tickets available here.

All films are screening at the Angelika Film Center, 500 Texas Street, Houston.


Blogger Martek said...

Bruce, Thanksthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou for the Henry Rollins John Coltrane link. I am without words as to its greatness.

Will you be here in Houston next week for the All-Star festivities?

2:19 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

You are very welcome. I am listening to the show for the third time this week myself!

Sadly I will not be in Houston, but I will be in Toronto for MLS Cup. I never miss the Cup.

4:24 PM  

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