Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Some News for Tue Oct 12, 2010


Large scale stupidity in Genoa today as the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier between Italy and Serbia was abandon after repeated attempts to calm Serbian ultras who climbed the fences and hurled smoke bombs at other fans and onto the field. The game was delayed over 1/2 hour to begin with, then abandon after just 6 minutes. The ultras had fought police before the game, then Italian ultras took on the Serbians after the game outside the stadium. What a mess.
-Photo from La Gazetta dello Sport:


Kansas City MUST win tonight in Chicago or any hopes of the playoffs is over.


Remember last month when Argentina beat Spain in a friendly and whole soccer world went nuts?! Then why have we heard nothing about Argentina losing to Japan 1-0 last Friday?


Friendly Matches & Scores:
-Tue Oct 12
USA v Colombia
Venue: PPL Park - Chester PA


Leander Schaerlaeckens of ESPN on the two newest boys to the team - Brek Shea & Eric Lichaj.

Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America with an article on Stuart Holden.

Sky Sports with a Holden article as well.

Arch Bell of Yanks Abroad talks to Maurice Edu about playing centerback for the USA.
-This seems like something that Bradley is going to take a serious run at.

Brian Sciaretta of Yanks Abroad talks to Clint Dempsey.

Kerith Gabriel of Philly.com previews.

Paul Carr of ESPN with some facts & figures on tonight's game.

Jeff Carlisle also of ESPN talks to Jay Demerit about his club future.


Colombia roster:
Breiner Castillo - Independiente Medellin
Farid Mondragon - Cologne
David Ospina - Nice
Pablo Armero - Udinese
Ivan Cordoba - Inter Milan
Aquivaldo Mosquera - America
Luis Amaranto Perea - Atletico Madrid
Juan David Valencia - Independiente Medellin
Mario Yepes - AC Milan
Camilo Zuniga - Napoli
Juan Cuadrado - Udinese
Victor Ibarbo - Atletico Nacional
John Javier Restrepo - Independiente Medellin
John Valencia - Once Caldas
John Viafara - La Equidad
Falcao Garcia - Porto
Teofilo Gutierrez - Trabzonspor
Giovani Moreno - Racing Club
Adrian Ramos - Hertha Berlin
Darwin Quintero - Santos Laguna
-Head Coach: Hernan Dario Gomez


USA Roster:
Brad Guzan - Aston Villa
Tim Howard - Everton
Clarence Goodson - Start
Eric Lichaj - Aston Villa
Oguchi Onyewu - Milan
Michael Parkhurst - Nordsjaelland
Heath Pearce - Dallas
Jonathan Spector - West Ham
Alejandro Bedoya - Orebro
Michael Bradley - Monchengladbach
Maurice Edu - Rangers
Benny Feilhaber - AGF
Stuart Holden - Bolton
Jermaine Jones - Schalke
Brek Shea - FC Dallas
Jozy Altidore - Villarreal
Clint Dempsey - Fulham
Eddie Johnson - Fulham
-Head Coach: Bob Bradley


Another round of qualifiers today. Pay attention.

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Oct 12
Scotland 2-3 Spain
England 0-0 Montenegro
Iceland 1-3 Portugal
Kazakhstan 0-3 Germany
Italy v Serbia - POSTPONED
Netherlands 4-1 Sweden
France 2-0 Luxembourg
Azerbaijan 1-0 Turkey
Switzerland 4-1 Wales
Belgium 4-4 Austria
Greece 2-1 Israel
Denmark 2-0 Cyprus
Macedonia 0-1 Russia
Slovakia 1-1 Ireland
Faroe Islands 1-1 Northern Ireland
Finland 1-2 Hungary
Liechtenstein 0-2 Czech Republic
Belarus 2-0 Albania
Armenia 4-0 Andorra
Latvia 1-1 Georgia
San Marino 0-2 Moldova
Estonia 0-1 Slovenia


Group Standings


Only 2 games will be played on the next international date Nov 17, and then qualifying takes a big break until Mar 25/26 & 29.


Matches & Scores:
-Tue Oct 12
Chicago Fire SC v Kansas City Wizards - 7:30pm Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Toyota Park - Bridgeview IL


Colorado and Kansas City are the only two teams left to fight for the last playoff spot.
-Due to Colorado's 9 point lead its not much of a fight.
-Any earning of points by Colorado or loss of points by Kansas City will end the chase.


Len Ziehm of the Southtown Star previews tonight's game.


Nick Green of the Daily Breeze calls Chivas the anti-Sounders. And that is not a compliment.


John Meyer of the Denver Post thinks Rapids forward Omar Cummings may be about to move on to bigger and better things.


Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Chronicle talks to Geoff Cameron about his stupid red card last weekend.


Terez Paylor of the Star on the Wizards win-or-its-over game tonight.


The Deseret News has a Q & A with RSL owner Dave Checketts.

I have bagged on Checketts plenty over the years, but you have to give him credit and respect as far as building this organization with great people, and giving them a stadium to call home. Congrats Dave, you have earned it.

Michael Lewis of the Tribune sees RSL's main goal between now the playoffs is keeping all the players fresh and healthy.
-They have the final 2 league games, with 1 CONCACAF game between, ahead.

Clemente Lisi of the US Soccer Players Assoc talks to coach Jason Kreis about his team at this juncture of the season.


Jack Bell of the NY Times on the Equakes return to the upper levels of MLS.

After early success with San Jose it was tough to see head coach Frank Yallop go through such ugly periods at the Canadian national team and with the LA Galaxy. Its great to see him being relevant again.


Nigel Reed of the CBC sees the only cure for TFC's future is to get out the powersweeper right now and clean everything out.


The Atlanta Business Chronicle with the latest on soccer's future in that city.


Friendly Match & Score:
-Tue Oct 12
Seattle Sounders FC v CD Guadalajara (Mexico)
Venue: Qwest Field - Seattle WA


Mike Grella of Leeds will head to Carlisle United for a 1 month loan deal. (thanks to Michael for the tip)


Nestor De La Torre the federation official who suspended and fined players last month after they held a huge wild party, has resigned. I guess the spoiled brat players like Carlos Vela will get to have it their way . For a guy who has done next to nothing in his pro career he sure thinks he is privileged.


Friendly Matches & Scores:
-Fri Oct 8
Peru 2-0 Costa Rica
Ukraine 2-2 Canada
Panama 1-0 El Salvador
-Sat Oct 9
USA 2-2 Poland
New Zealand 1-1 Honduras
Guatemala 4-2 Belize
-Sun Oct 10
Jamaica 1-0 Trinidad & Tobago
-Tue Oct 12
USA v Colombia
Honduras v Guatemala
Costa Rica v El Salvador
Mexico v Venezuela
Panama v Peru


Digicel Caribbean Cup 2010
Group Stage Matches & Scores:
-Fri Oct 8
Montserrat 0-5 Barbados
St. Vincent & Grenadines 1-1 St. Kitts & Nevis
-Sun Oct 10
St. Kitts & Nevis 4-0 Montserrat
St. Vincent & Grenadines 0-0 Barbados
-Wed Oct 13
Dominican Republic v British Virgin Islands
Guyana v St. Lucia
Suriname v Netherlands Antilles
-Fri Oct 15
British Virgin Islands v Dominica
Netherlands Antilles v Guyana
Suriname v St. Lucia
-Sun Oct 17
Dominican Republic v Dominica
St. Lucia v Netherlands Antilles
Suriname v Guyana


Have a look at Blender's Top 10 Worst Musical Artists in History.
-Can't say that I feel these are necessarily the Top 10, but they are all really horrible.
-Three that would make my 10 worst right off the top of my head: Billy Joel, Toto and John Mellancamp.


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