Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Some News for Wed Sep 15, 2010


Buzz Carrick of 3rd Degree reports that MLS will expand team rosters from 26 to 30 players for next season.
-Currently teams get 24 senior spots and 2 extras for more players from their own academy. No word on exactly how new 30 will be designated.
-So will the salary cap be proportionally increased as well?


Round Three of the Group Stage.


Last night the Crew rolled while again the Sounders fold.


With TFC headed to Salt Lake City tonight.


Michael C Lewis of the Salt Lake Tribune previews RSL v TFC.
-Will Toronto players feel unburdened and come out flying?


James Edward of the Deseret News says the RSL players expect to see a freshness in TFC.


Matches & Scores:
Round Three
-Tue Sep 14
Columbus Crew 3-0 Joe Public - CC goals by Leandre Griffit, Jason Garey & Steven Lenhart.
Monterrey 2-0 Marathon - Mon goals by Aldo De Nigris & William Paredes.
Municipal 2-2 Santos Laguna - Mun goals by Mario Rodriguez & Carlos Castillo. SL goals by Rodrigo Ruiz & Oribe Peralta.
Saprissa 2-0 Seattle Sounders - Sap goals by David Guzman & Alan Aleman.
-Wed Sep 15
Toluca v Puerto Rico Islanders - 7pm on Telefutura
Arabe Unido v Cruz Azul
Real Salt Lake v Toronto FC - 9pm on FSC
-Thu Sep 16
Olimpia v FAS - 7pm on Galavision


Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch with a match report from Crew v Joe.


The Seattle Times with a Saprissa-Sounders match report after a loss that pretty much ends Seattle's hopes of advancing out of the group stage.


GROUP STANDINGS (2 rounds played):
Group A
3 Real Salt Lake (USA) (0)
3 Arabe Unido (Panama) (0)
3 Toronto (Canada) (0)
3 Cruz Azul (Mexico) (0)
Group B (3 rounds played)
7 Santos Laguna (Mexico) (+4)
6 Columbus Crew (USA) (+3)
2 Municipal (Guatemala) (-1)
1 Joe Public (Trinidad & Tobago) (-6)
Group C (3 rounds played)
9 Monterrey (Mexico) (+5)
6 Saprissa (Costa Rica) (+4)
3 Marathon (Honduras) (-5)
0 Seattle Sounders (USA) (-5)
Group D
4 Toluca (Mexico) (+4)
4 Puerto Rico Islanders (Puerto Rico) (+3)
1 FAS (El Salvador) (-3)
1 Olimpia (Honduras) (-4)


Round 4 will be played Sep 21, 22 & 23.


The Group Stage is here!


On Tuesday the champs Inter were held to a draw in Holland, while twp Spanish teams, Valencia & Barcelona, stormed to big wins.


I was watching the Manchester United game when that poor guy Antonio Valencia badly broke his leg. That was just horrible. Ugh.


Words on the Wednesday games coming tomorrow, but scores are below.


Match Day 1 (of 6 Group Stage games)
-Tue Sep 14
Twente 2-2 Inter - Twe goals by Theo Janssen & Diego Milito(OG). Int goals by Wesley Sneijder & Samuel Eto'o.
Bremen 2-2 Tottenham - Bre goals by Hugo Almeida & Marko Marin. Tot goals by Petri Pasanen(OG) & Peter Crouch.
Lyon 1-0 Schalke - Lyo goal by Michel Bastos.
Benfica 2-0 H Tel-Aviv - Ben goals by Luisao & Oscar Cardozo.
Manchester United 0-0 Rangers
Bursaspor 0-4 Valencia - Val goals by Tino Costa, Aritz Aduriz, Pablo Hernandez & Roberto Soldado.
Barcelona 5-1 Panathinaikos - Bar goals by Lionel Messi(2), David Villa(2) & Daniel Alves. Pan goal by Sidney Govou.
Kobenhavn 1-0 Rubin - Kob goal by Dame N'Doye.
-Wed Sep 15
Bayern 2-0 Roma
CFR Cluj 2-1 Basel
Marseille 0-1 Spartak Moskva
Zilina 1-4 Chelsea
Real Madrid 2-0 Ajax
Milan 2-0 Auxerre
Arsenal 6-0 Braga
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Partizan


Joshua Mayers of the Seattle Times does a Q & A with Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer and head coach Sigi Schmid about that hideous fake turf at Qwest Field.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Sep 15
San Jose Eartquakes v Philadelphia Union - 9:00pm Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Buck Shaw Stadium - Santa Clara CA
-Thu Sep 16
FC Dallas v New York Red Bulls - 8:00pm Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Pizza Hut Park - Frixco TX


Not surprisingly the Toronto FC players have thrown their former head coach off a cliff (gently though, like polite Canadians.)
-Paul James of the Globe & Mail looks at where the club needs to head next.
-Chris Young of the Toronto Star says the TFC mess is what Toronto sports fans are used to putting up with.
-Gareth Wheeler of the Toronto Sun says that, yes, Mo Johnston should take a lot of blame for the failures, but the folks above him on the totem pole should shoulder some blame too.


Kevin Clark of the Wall Street Journal with an article on the full change in atmosphere around the Red Bulls since last season ended, the future and TV.


Nick Green of the Daily Breeze on his blog 100 Percent Soccer with a quote from Landon Donovan about new rumors of him heading back to England.


MLS rosters will be locked for the rest of the season at the end of the business day today.


Houston has given winger Bryan Mullan a chance for playoff glory by shipping him to Colorado in exchange for the potential of Colin Clark who is missing his second season in a row due to knee surgery.


Marc Weber of the Vancouver Province reports that Canadian and American players will all be counted as domestic players across the whole league next season.
-No more Canadian quota for TFC, Vancouver and Montreal to fight over.


Vancouver is shooting for a June 1 opening date for their new home, the refurbished BC Place stadium.


After a scoreless game the Goats of Los Angeles beat the Goats of Guadalajara in a Penalty Kick Shootout.


Matches & Scores:
-Tue Sep 14
CD Chivas USA 0-0 Guadalajara (Mexico) - CUSA win 4-2 on penalties.
Venue: PETCO Park, San Diego CA


Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union Tribune tells us the story of the game.
-The field was supposedly 70 yards wide by 100 yards long. Oof.

Scott French of the Daily Breeze reports on the game too, and mentions on going dream of Chivas USA one day having their own stadium.


Gonna get to see our old pal Nic "El Disco" Platter of the Carolina RailHawks tonight. Hooo Hoooo!


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Sep 15
NSC Minnesota Stars v Carolina RailHawks
-Thu Sep 16
Tampa Bay Rowdies v Austin Aztex
-Fri Sep 17
Rochester Rhinos v Miami FC Blues
-Sat Sep 18
Crystal Palace Baltimore v Carolina RailHawks
NSC Minnesota Stars v Vancouver Whitecaps FC
AC St Louis v Austin Aztex
Puerto Rico Islanders v Portland Timbers
-Sun Sep 19
Montreal Impact v Tampa Bay Rowdies


Standings (As of Sat Sep 11):
51 Rochester - 27 played
49 Austin - 25 played
44 Vancouver - 27 played
42 Portland - 27 played
38 Carolina - 26 played
36 Puerto Rico - 27 played
34 Montreal - 27 played
31 Minnesota - 27 played
28 Tampa Bay - 26 played
26 St Louis - 26 played
24 Baltimore - 27 played
23 Miami - 26 played


Pro-Rated Standings based on Points Per Game:
1.96 Austin
1.89 Rochester
1.63 Vancouver
1.56 Portland
1.46 Carolina
1.33 Puerto Rico
1.26 Montreal
1.15 Minnesota
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1.08 Tampa Bay
1.00 St Louis
0.89 Baltimore
0.88 Miami


The U17's are in Spain Sep 6-18 for training, and will play 4 friendlies while they are there.


They lost the first of 2 matches against the Spanish national team after having split the first 2 games against club teams.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Sep 8
USA 0-1 Real Madrid youth
-Thu Sep 9
USA 2-1 Rayo Vallecano youth - USA goals both by Kellen Gulley.
-Tue Sep 14
USA 0-1 Spain U-17
-Thu Sep 16
USA v Spain U-17


Kendall McIntosh - Mustang Academy - Santa Rosa CA
Fernando Pina - Houston Dynamo - Houston TX
Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas - Plano TX
Mobi Fehr - Tokyo Verdy - Tokyo Japan
Alessandro Mion - Kendall SC - Miami FL
Cole Nagy - RSL-AZ - Scottsdale AZ
Tarik Salkicic - Strictly Soccer - Pinellas Park FL
Nathan Smith - Cal Odyssey - Clovis CA
Andrew Souders - Crew Soccer Academy - Amherst OH
Danny Zaid - Camp Elite - Guatemala City Guatemala
Ricardo Aldape - Lemont Raiders - Chicago Heights IL
Joe Amon - South Carolina United FC - Summerville SC
Matthew Dunn - FC Cologne - Dallas TX
Ruben Duran - Las Vegas Premier - Las Vegas NV
Patrick Foss - DC United - South Riding VA
Alejandro Guido - Aztecs Premier - Chula Vista CA
Nico Melo - Florida Rush - Kissimmee FL
Marc Pelosi - De Anza Force - Sunnyvale CA
Esteban Rodriguez - Cosmos Academy West - Palmdale CA
Dillon Serna - Colorado Rapids - Brighton CO
Daniel Flores - Cal Odyssey - Fresno CA
Kellen Gulley - MS Chicago Fire Juniors - Clinton MS
Andrew Oliver - Westside United - Indianapolis IN
Mario Rodriguez - Central Aztecs - North Hollywood CA


Game Action: (only those that played are listed)

Maurice Edu - Rangers - went the distance in a scoreless draw at Manchester United.
Jermaine Jones - Schalke - started and went 70 minutes but lost 1-0 at Lyon on a terrible defensive blunder.
**Oguchi Onyewu - Milan - not on tourney roster


Coming Up: (all possible players are listed)

Jozy Altidore - Villarreal - Thu Sep 16 at Dinamo Zagreb
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht - Thu Sep 16 v Zenit St Petersburg
**Freddie Adu - Aris - not on tourney roster


Matchday 1 - Thu Sep 16. Matches & Scores here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spelling players' names correctly is not that difficult.

Brian Mullan's name is not spelled "Bryan Mullan."

Seriously, all one has to do is to copy the name as it is spelled. It doesn't require you to be a PhD in English.

It's not like Alex Trebek is asking you to spell Preki's last name to win on "Jeopardy."

Put down the whiskey and pay attention to what you're doing.

5:29 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

Hey Fuckwad,

First of all, sign your name and I can begin to take you seriously.

And how much did you pay for this website that I have been doing for years and years now?

If little errors are so horrible and ruin your reading experience then why do you keep coming back?

Serious, pull the stick out of your ass, and then go to hell.

I'm really sick of your picky bullshit over things that don't matter to this blog like spelling and grammar.

If you want to discuss opinions about soccer then go right ahead and criticize me.

And if none of that is good enough for you, then please just go away.


5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh bruce, great response

7:23 PM  
Blogger geoffersen said...

Bruce, I love your site and if I spot an error I'll let you know (in a douche-free way). I'll also leave my "name" and email address. Forget that jackass.

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Dan M. said...

how was getting soaked in the rain brucio?

wish i could've been there. come on playoffs!

6:45 AM  
Anonymous wes said...

Dear Anonymous,
As an English PhD student, I would like to say that you are an idiot, so please suck it. Then you can start reading that other absolutely comprehensive soccer blog that points an American fan to all the relevant news. And then you can suck it again.
I can start a sentence with AND because I'm an English PhD student. Suck that too.

8:41 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

Dan M

It was glorious. Absolutely glorious!

I wish you could have been there too!


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