Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Some News for Tue Oct 5, 2010


The Gaffer from Major League Soccer Talk reports that Miami FC Blues will incorporate the word Strikers into their name for next season, harkening back to the old NASL days of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. They already play at the old Strikers stadium, Lockhart in Fort Lauderdale. (thanks to the loyal reader who sent this in)


No team has won consecutive Open Cups since New York Pancyprian Freedoms of the CSL did it in 1983! Seattle tries to break the curse tonight.


Stay on top of the Open Cup.


The 2010 US Open Cup Final - Seattle Sounders FC v Columbus Crew!


-Tue Oct 5
Seattle Sounders FC v Columbus Crew - 9pm Central on FSC
Venue: Qwest Field - Seattle WA


Seattle will wear nuclear yellow kits, while Columbus will counter with grim-reaper black.


NOTE: U.S. Soccer’s web show Studio 90 will be holding a special event in Chicago at SmallBar - Division (2049 W. Division, Chicago, IL) on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Special guest U.S. Men’s National Team captain Carlos Bocanegra will be in attendance for an interview and Q&A session. Taping begins at 7 pm local time.

Jeff Carlisle of ESPN Soccernet does a Q & A with coach Bradley.
-Bob gets asked the Klinsmann question, and handles it exactly the way you think he would.

FIFA.com talks to Edson Buddle about coach Bob Bradley.


Friendly Matches & Scores:
-Sat Oct 9
USA v Poland
Venue: Soldier Field - Chicago IL
-Tue Oct 12
USA v Colombia
Venue: PPL Park - Chester PA


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
Carlos Bocanegra - St Etienne
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover
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
*available only for 2nd game


Yesterday I wrote that Jaime Moreno of DC had not scored a goal this season. But I was wrong. I was going strictly from memory, and when you see the goal he scored, you will understand that I remembered only the keeper and 1 of several of his spectacular blunders, instead of the man who made him look so bad. (thanks to everyone who corrected me)
-I also seem to remember that MLS announced that the goal should not have counted because Moreno interfered with the keeper. That's obviously beside the point. Only a real craftsman pulls this stunt off.

I tip my hat to the league's all time great striker, even if he loses his record soon.


Matches & Scores:
-Thu Oct 7
Philadelphia Union v Los Angeles Galaxy - 7:00pm Central on ESPN2
Venue: PPL Park - Chester PA
-Fri Oct 08, 2010
Chicago Fire SC v Columbus Crew - 7:30pm Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Toyota Park - Bridgeview IL


15 Edson Buddle - Los Angeles Galaxy (22 games)
13 Dwayne De Rosario - Toronto FC (25 games)
13 Sebastion Le Toux - Philadelphia Union (25 games)
13 Juan Pablo Angel - New York Red Bulls (27 games)
12 Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes (24 games)
12 Omar Cummings - Colorado Rapids (26 games)
11 Conor Casey - Colorado Rapids (24 games)
11 Jeff Cunningham - FC Dallas (24 games)


14 Landon Donovan - Los Angeles Galaxy (21 games)
13 David Ferreira - FC Dallas (27 games)
10 Bobby Convey - San Jose Earthquakes (25 games)
10 Sebastian Le Toux - Philadelphia Union (25 games)
9 Brad Davis - Houston Dynamo (24 games)
9 Fredy Montero - Seattle Sounders (27 games)
8 Javier Morales - Real Salt Lake (23 games)
8 Patrick Nyarko - Chicago Fire (23 games)
8 Michael Stephens - Los Angeles Galaxy (23 games)
8 Guillermo Barros Schelotto - Columbus Crew (26 games)


The latest shot from the new Kansas City Wizards stadium project. Some fans got to go on a tour of the grounds yesterday, and this is just one of over 50 great photos from one fan. Check em all out right here.


My NSC Minnesota Stars will play their first home playoff game on Wed Oct 6 against the Carolina Railhawks.

Go here or call 763-792-7333 for tickets to see the Stars do some whoopin!


Playoff Matches & Scores:
First Round Leg 1
-Wed Oct 6
Montreal Impact v Austin Aztex - 6:30pm Central
Venue: Saputo Stadium - Montreal QB
NSC Minnesota Stars v Carolina RailHawks - 7:00pm Central
Venue: National Sports Center - Blaine MN
-Thu Oct 7
Puerto Rico Islanders v Rochester Rhinos - 7:00pm Central
Venue: Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel - Bayamon PR
Vancouver Whitecaps FC v Portland Timbers - 9:30pm Central
Venue: Swangard Stadium - Burnaby BC
First Round, Leg 2
-Sat Oct 9
Rochester Rhinos v Puerto Rico Islanders - 6:00pm Central
Venue: Marina Auto Stadium - Rochester NY
Carolina RailHawks v NSC Minnesota Stars - 6:00pm Central
Venue: WakeMed Park - Cary NC
Austin Aztex v Montreal Impact - 7:30pm Central
Venue: House Park - Houston TX
-Sun Oct 10
Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps FC - 8:00pm Central
Venue: Merlo Field - Portland OR

NOTE: The series winners are determined by total goals. There is NO away goals tie breaker.

Leg 1
Matches will be played on Wed Oct 13/Thu Oct 14
Leg 2
Matches will be played on Sat Oct 16/Sun Oct 17

Leg 1
Match will be played on the weekend of Sat Oct 23
Leg 2
Match will be played on the weekend of Sat Oct 30


Game Action: (only those that played are listed)

FINLAND - Veikkausliiga
Daniel Antunez - Inter Turku - Mon Oct 4 - started and went 70 minutes getting a yellow card and they won 1-0 at home over Haka.


Gabrielle Marcotti of the Wall Street Journal tells us about the skills of young & highly touted Porto head coach Andre Villas Boas.


Just found out that I share a birthday with Wolfsburg manager Steve McClaren. He is 1 year older then me.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just FYI it is spelled Sanna Nyassi, not Niassy

5:21 PM  

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