Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Some News for Wed Nov 10, 2010


We have a new favorite player name: Ricky van Wolfswinkel - from Utrecht in the Netherlands.


Today brought a rare and almost shocking site in modern Scottish soccer - Both Celtic and Rangers lost on the same day!!!!


Maurice Edu was injured in the first half of Rangers loss. He hurt the same knee that he had surgery on 18 months ago. No word yet on how serious it is. Here is word straight from the team.


Matches & Scores:
-Sat Nov 13
Colorado Rapids v San Jose Earthquakes - 8:30pm Central on FSC
Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park - Commerce City CO
-Sun Nov 14
Los Angeles Galaxy v FC Dallas - 8pm Central on ESPN2
Venue: The Home Depot Center - Carson CA


Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America on the team captain Pablo Mastroeni.


Next Match:
-Wed Nov 17
South Africa v USA - live at 1pm Central on ESPN2.


SA announces their roster.
Moeneeb Josephs - Orlando Pirates
Itumeleng Khune - Kaizer Chiefs
Bevan Fransman - Hapoel Tel Aviv
Siboniso Gaxa - Lierse
Morgan Gould - Supersport
Tsepo Masilela - Maccabi Haifa
Anele Ngcongca - Genk
Keegan Ritchie - Moroka Swallows
Siyabonga Sangweni - Golden Arrows
Siyanda Xulu - Mamelodi Sundowns
Daylon Claasen - Lierse
Kagisho Dikgacoi - Fulham
Andile Jali - Orlando Pirates
Thanduyise Khuboni - Golden Arrows
Reneilwe Letsholonyane - Kaizer Chiefs
Teko Modise - Orlando Pirates
Matthew Pattison - Mamelodi Sundowns
Steven Pienaar - Everton
Siphiwe Tshabalala - Kaizer Chiefs
Kermit Erasmus - Supersport
Sthembiso Ngcobo - Kaizer Chiefs
Bernard Parker - Twente
Davide Somma - Leeds


Two young promising Revs players forward Zack Schilawski and goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth are going to get a chance to train with a former New England assistant, Paul Mariner, at Plymouth Argyle (currently in the third division aka League One) in England starting later this week.


Comeback Player of the Year
Chris Albright (New York Red Bulls)
Bobby Convey (San Jose Earthquakes) - WINNER
Brek Shea (FC Dallas)


Newcomer of the Year - Nov 10
Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls)
Joel Lindpere (New York Red Bulls)
Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake) - WINNER


If I was handing out these two awards they would have gone to Chris Albright and Joel Lindpere.


Eric Lichaj made his Aston Villa debut, even if it was only to stall the game in second half stoppage time.


Game Action: (only those that played are listed)

ENGLAND - Premier League
Clint Dempsey - Fulham - Wed Nov 10 - went the distance but lost 1-0 at Chelsea.
Brad Friedel - Aston Villa - Wed Nov 10 - in goal as usual and they won 3-2 at home against Blackpool.
Marcus Hahnemann - Wolverhampton - Wed Nov 10 - played the whole game but lost at home 0-2 to Arsenal.
Stuart Holden - Bolton - Wed Nov 10 - played the entire game as they got a 1-1 tie at Everton.
Tim Howard - Everton - Wed Nov 10 - went the full 90 as they drew 1-1 at home against Bolton.
Eric Lichaj - Aston Villa - Wed Nov 10 - got on the field for the first time but only in the dying seconds as they won 3-2 at home over Blackpool.

SCOTLAND - Premier League
Maurice Edu - Rangers - Wed Nov 10 - started but got injured after 43 minutes and had to be replaced, then they shockingly lost 0-3 at home to Hibernian.

SPAIN - Copa Del Rey
Jozy Altidore - Villarreal - Wed Nov 10 - went the full 90 and scored another goal as they won 2-0 in the 2nd Leg v Polideportivo Ejido and advance 3-1 on aggregate.


A scoreless draw in the Battle of Manchester.
-Wed Nov 10
Manchester City 0-0 Manchester United


Auxerre, Paris St Germain, Montpellier & Marsielle are the semifinalists for the League Cup.

Coupe de la Ligue Quarterfinals:
-Tue Nov 9
Auxerre 2-0 St Etienne
-Wed Nov 10
Valenciennes 1-3 Paris St Germain
Montpellier 2-1 Lille
Marsielle 2-1 Monaco


Antonio Cassano's days at Sampdoria are all but over. Today the team went to court to have his contract nullified.
-If you remember a few weeks back he screamed profanities at the team president on two occasions over making an appearance at a function for the team.


Wesley Sneijder of Inter Milan has been diagnosed with anemia after fainting in the locker room at half time last Saturday.


There is a full round of Serie A games being played today.


And don't miss the Derby della Madonnina aka Milan derby this weekend:
-Sun Nov 14
Inter Milan v AC Milan


Who are the top goal scorers in the top leagues so far this season?

Premier League
7 Florent Malouda - Chelsea
7 Kevin Nolan - Newcastle
7 Carlos Tevez - Manchester City


11 Theofanis Gekas - Eintracht Frankfurt
9 Papiss Demba Cisse - Freiburg
7 Edin Dzeko - Wolfsburg


Serie A
8 Edinson Cavani - Napoli
8 Samuel Eto'o - Inter Milan
6 Marco Di Vaio - Bologna


Primera Division
11 Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid
8 Lionel Messi - Barcelona
7 Giuseppe Rossi - Villarreal
7 Fernando Llorente - Athletic Bilbao


Ligue 1
8 Dimitri Payet - St Etienne
8 Youssef El Arabi - Caen
6 four players tied


11 Mounir El Hamdaoui - Ajax
11 Bjorn Vleminckx - NEC
10 Ricky van Wolfswinkel - Utrecht


Premeira Liga
10 Hulk - Porto
6 Falcao - Porto
6 Silvestre Varela - Porto


Blogger Jay said...

Huh. That last little bit about Portugal might explain why Benfica isn't at the top of the table...

1:02 PM  
Anonymous sasha said...

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel is good, but Hulk (leading scorer in Portugal) is simply amazing as far as one-name players go.

5:18 PM  

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