Thursday, January 13, 2011

Some News for Thu Jan 13, 2011


The USA has confirmed 2 more friendly matches - Sat Mar 26 v Argentina in the Meadowlands, and Tue Mar 29 v Paraguay in Nashville.


The word around town is that Kenny Cooper been released by his club in Germany freeing him up to sign with Portland. He spent the past two seasons at 1860 Munich, Plymouth Argyle and 1860 again. Welcome home FrankenCooper!


Cristiano Ronaldo today scored his 31st goal in all 2010/11 season competitions at Real Madrid. Simply amazing!

dN will be streaming all games from the Copa Centroamericana which begins on Friday in Panama. See section below for details on matches.


The Whitecaps shocked most everyone by skipping on "can't miss" picks Nagbe and Kitchen to grab "lots of potential" forward Omar Salgado with the first overall choice.


Houston seemed to get the most out of the draft by using their #7 pick and then buying the #11.


Plus a few trades went down that will see forwards Chad "the Vasectomy" Barrett and Steven "Sheepshead" Lenhart moving to new teams.


Finally, Wayne Rooney's brother John was picked in the 2nd round by the Red Bulls.


The picks from Round 1:
1 Vancounver Whitecaps FC - Omar Salgado left sided forward
2 Portland Timbers - Darlington Nagbe holding forward
3 DC Untied - Perry Kitchen defensive midfielder/centerback
4 CD Chivas USA - Zarek Valentin right fullback
5 Philadelphia Union - Zac MacMath goalkeeper
6 New England Revolution - AJ Soares centerback
7 Houston Dynamo - Kofi Sarkodi right fullback
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Michael Nanchoff outside midfielder
9 Chicago Fire SC - Jalil Anibaba centerback
10 Sporting Kansas City - CJ Sapong holding forward
11 Houston Dynamo - Will Bruin forward
12 Columbus Crew - Rich Balchan defensive midfielder/centerback/fullback
13 New York Red Bulls - Corey Hertzog forward
14 CD Chivas USA - Victor Estupinan forward (Liga de Quito)
15 Columbus Crew - Justin Meram forward
16 LA Galaxy - Paolo Cardozo attacking midfield (Quilmes)
17 FC Dallas - Bobby Warshaw central midfield
18 Colorado Rapids - Eddie Ababio right fullback


Here are all the other picks from Rounds 2 & 3.


Draft Day Trades:
-Sea Rd 1 pick(#11) to Port for $ and Rd 2 pick(#20)
-TFC send Chad Barrett to LA for future consideration.
-Port Rd1(#11) to Hous for $
-RSL Rd 1(#14) to Chiv for $
-SJE Rd1(#15) $ to Colu for Steven Lenhart
-CF Rd4(#49) to TFC for player to be named later
-LA Rd4(#50) to DCU for two 1st Rd picks in Supplemental draft (which will take place on Tue Jan 18.)


What is the Supplemental draft you ask? Essentially Rounds 4 and onward until teams have had enough.


The annual January training camp for young and out-of season players with national team potential begins tomorrow Tue Jan 4 in Carson CA and ends with a friendly game on Sat Jan 22 at the Home Depot Center.


Nick Green of the Daily Breeze gets a few words from Bob Bradley, Yeygeni Starikov and AJ DeLaGarza.


Official team blog
-Q & A with Nick Rimando, including some questions from fans.


Match & Score:
-Sat Jan 22
USA v Chile - 9pm Central on Telefutura &
Venue: Home Depot Center, Carson CA


USA Roster
Dominic Cervi - Celtic
Sean Johnson - Chicago Fire
Matt Pickens - Colorado Rapids
Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
A.J. DeLaGarza - Los Angeles Galaxy
Sean Franklin - Los Angeles Galaxy
Omar Gonzalez - Los Angeles Galaxy
Zach Loyd - FC Dallas
Ryan Miller - Halmstads
Tim Ream - New York Red Bulls
Anthony Wallace - Colorado Rapids
Marvell Wynne - Colorado Rapids
Eric Alexander - FC Dallas
Alejandro Bedoya - Orebro
Sam Cronin - San Jose Earthquakes
Mikkel Diskerud - Stabaek
Jeff Larentowicz - Colorado Rapids
Dax McCarty - DC United
Brek Shea - FC Dallas
Juan Agudelo - New York Red Bulls
Teal Bunbury - Sporting Kansas City
Yevgeni (Eugene) Starikov - Zenit/Tom Tomsk
Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes


Arch Bell of Yanks Abroad talks to Quentin Westberg who led his team Evian (Ligue 2) to a big upset of Marseille in the French Cup.


Bell of Yanks Abroad also talks to Diego Restrepo who just skipped MLS to sign with America in Cali Colombia.


The 7 country Central American (UNCAF) championship starts this Friday, hosted by Panama.


Matches & Scores:
Group Stage
-Fri Jan 14
El Salvador v Nicaragua
Costa Rica v Honduras
Panama v Belize
-Sun Jan 16
Belize v El Salvador
Guatemala v Costa Rica
Panama v Nicaragua
-Tue Jan 18
Nicaragua v Belize
Honduras v Guatemala
Panama v El Salvador


El Salvador
Costa Rica


A Madrid derby in the league Cup sees Atletico score first on the road, but lose 3-1. With CRonaldo scoring yet again.

Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Thu Jan 13
Almeria 1-0 Deportivo la Coruna
Real Madrid 3-1 Atletico Madrid
2nd Leg
-Week of Jan 17
Sevilla v Villarreal (3-3)
Real Betis v Barcelona (0-5)
Deportivo la Coruna v Almeria (0-1)
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid (1-3)


The Bundesliga is back from break tomorrow with a full slate of weekend games.
-Beginning with 3rd place Bayer Leverkusen trying to close the 10 points gap at the top by hosting #1 Borussia Dortmund.


Round of 16
Matches & Scores:
-Thu Jan 13
Juventus 2-0 Catania
-Tue Jan 18
Napoli v Bologna
-Wed Jan 19
Sampdoria v Udinese
Roma v Lazio
-Thu Jan 20
Milan v Bari

Juventus, Parma, Palermo & Inter have advanced.


Who are the top goal scorers so far: (as of Thu Jan 13, 2011)

Premier League
14 Dimitar Berbatov - Manchester United
12 Carlos Tevez - Manchester City
11 Andrew Carroll - Newcastle United

Primera Division
22 Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid
18 Lionel Messi - Barcelona
12 David Villa - Barcelona

Serie A
13 Edinson Cavani - Napoli
13 Antonio Di Natale - Udinese
11 Marco Di Vaio - Bologna

14 Theofanis Gekas - Eintracht Frankfurt
13 Papiss Demba Cisse - Freiburg
12 Mario Gomez - Bayern Munich

Ligue 1
14 Moussa Sow - Lille
13 Nene - Paris St Germain
10 Youssef El Arabi - Caen

13 Bjorn Vleminckx - NEC
11 Four players tied
10 Two players tied

Premeira Liga
14 Hulk - Porto
9 Carlao - Uniao de Leiria
9 Joao Tomas - Rio Ave

Premier League
21 Kenny Miller
12 Conor Sammon - Kilmarnock
11 Adam Rooney - Inverness Caledonian Thistle
11 David Goodwillie - Dundee United

Top Goal Scorers In Europes Biggest Leagues
22 Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid
21 Kenny Miller - Rangers
18 Lionel Messi - Barcelona
14 Dimitar Berbatov - Manchester United
14 Theofanis Gekas - Eintracht Frankfurt
14 Hulk - Porto
14 Moussa Sow - Lille
13 Edinson Cavani - Napoli
13 Papiss Demba Cisse - Freiburg
13 Antonio Di Natale - Udinese
13 Nene - Paris St Germain
13 Bjorn Vleminckx - NEC

Asian Cup
Jan 7-29


Uzbekistan was the first team to advance to the knockout rounds, while Saudi Arabia was the first team eliminated.

And Japan & Jordan took care of business today.


Group Stage
Matches & Scores:
-Fri Jan 7
Qatar 0-2 Uzbekistan - Uzb goals by Odil Ahmedov & Server Djeparov.
-Sat Jan 8
Kuwait 0-2 China - Chi goals by Zhang Linpeng & Deng Zhuoxiang.
-Sun Jan 9
Japan 1-1 Jordan - Jap goal by Maya Yoshida. Jor goal by Hassan Abdel Fattah.
Saudi Arabia 1-2 Syria - SA goal by Taisir Al Jassim. Syr goals both by Abdelrazaq Al Hussain.
-Mon Jan 10
India 0-4 Australia - Aus goals by Tim Cahill(2), Harry Kewel & Brett Holman.
S Korea 2-1 Bahrain - SK goals both by Ja-Cheol Koo. Bah goal by Fawzi Mubarak.
-Tue Jan 11
N Korea 0-0 UAE
Iraq 1-2 Iran - q goal by Younis Mahmoud. n goals by Gholamreza Rezaei & Iman Mobali.
-Wed Jan 12
Uzbekistan 2-1 Kuwait - Uzb goals by Maksim Shatskikh & Server Djeparov. Kuw goal by Bader Al Mutwa(PK).
China 0-2 Qatar - Qat goals both by Yousef Ahmad.
-Thu Jan 13
Jordan 1-0 Saudi Arabia - Jor goal by Baha'a Abdulrahman.
Syria 1-2 Japan - Syr goal by Firas Al Khatib. Jap goals by Makoto Hasebe & Keisuke Honda.
-Fri Jan 14
Australia v S Korea
Bahrain v India
-Sat Jan 15
Iran v N Korea
UAE v Iraq
-Sun Jan 16
China v Uzbekistan
Qatar v Kuwait
-Mon Jan 17
Jordan v Syria
Saudi Arabia v Japan
-Tue Jan 18
Australia v Bahrain
S Korea v India
-Wed Jan 19
UAE v Iran
Iraq v N Korea


GROUP A (2 played)
ADV-6 Uzbekistan (+3)
3 China (0)
3 Qatar (0)
0 Kuwait (-3)
GROUP B (2 played)
4 Jordan (+1)
4 Japan (+1)
3 Syria (0)
OUT-0 Saudi Arabia (-2)
GROUP C (1 played)
3 Australia (+4)
3 S Korea (+1)
0 Bahrain (-1)
0 India (-4)
GROUP D (1 played)
3 Iran (+1)
1 N Korea (0)
1 UAE (0)
0 Iraq (-1)


Anonymous Sam said...

I like the blue whale.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me too.

3:58 PM  

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