Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Some News for Wed Feb 16, 2011

STARTERS

You guys remember American prodigy Danny Szetela? I wonder what he's been up to lately?

CHARLIE DAVIES

CD is now a player for DC United in Major League Soccer.
-The Washington Post with details on the loan deal.
-Official story from the team.

STORY OF THE DAY

Our Friend-In-Football Bill Archer of Big Soccer gives us his view of the US Soccer Federation giving sanctioning to the NASL to run a second division league for 2011.
-Gulati: "We Don't Need No Stinking Rules"

dN

As for me, I couldn't care less about how these deals get done. I just want to see my team - NSC Minnesota Stars of the NASL - take to the field come April 9.

Which of course is completely contradictory to the way I usually bark about the way the world should run - rules of equality and full fairness that everyone must adhere to, no exceptions.

So all my logic on this topic is basically run by my emotions and interest in self-gratification. Yes that is what I wrote, but I meant something different from where your dirty little mind is taking you.

I LOVE GOING TO SOCCER GAMES PLAYED BY MY FAVORITE TEAMS. And I don't care how it got done.

And I still want my damn US Open Cup.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Milan lost at home yesterday (teeheeheeheehee), and afterward the always congenial Gennaro Gattuso stopped by to chat with the Tottenham coaching staff and show one of them the Tonga Death Grip (I like how they are all singing a song together too):













Round Of 16
Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Tue Feb 15
Milan 0-1 Tottenham - Tot goal by Croucy's eatin' his nachoes.
Valencia 1-1 Schalke - Val goal by Roberto Soldado. Sch goal by Raul.
-Wed Feb 16
Arsenal v Barcelona - Live at 1:30pm Central
Roma v Shakhtar - Delayed at 4pm Central
-Tue Feb 22
Kobenhavn v Chelsea - Live at 1:30pm Central
Lyon v Real Madrid - Delayed at 4pm Central
-Wed Feb 23
Marseille v Man United - Live at 1:30pm Central
Inter v Bayern - Delayed at 4pm Central

CONCACAF U17 WORLD CUP QUALIFYING

The 2011 CONCACAF U17 Championship/World Cup Qualifying is now under way in Jamaica.
-Mexico has already qualified as the hosts of the tournament. 4 more CONCACAF teams will advance.

dN

Haiti has pulled their team from the tournament due an illness that is running through the entire team. No other details are available.
-Due to the forfeit Costa Rica and El Salvador have both moved on to the knock out round. Their game against each other will determine their seeding.

dN

Matches & Scores:
-Mon Feb 14
Haiti 1-3 Costa Rica - Hai goal by Johnley Chery. CR goals by William Quiros, Gabriel Leiva & John Ruiz.
Cuba 1-3 USA - Cub goal by Frank Lopez. USA goals by Alfred Koroma, Andrew Oliver & Esteban Rodriguez.
-Tue Feb 15
Barbados 1-2 Honduras - Bar goal by Zari Prescod. Hon goals by Bryan Rochez & Eder Velasquez.
Jamaica 2-2 Trinidad & Tobago - Jam goals by Jason Wright(PK) & Romario Williams. T&T goals both by Shackiel.
-Wed Feb 16
El Salvador 3-0 Haiti - Haitit forfeit
Panama v Cuba
-Thu Feb 17
Canada v Barbados
Guatemala v Trinidad & Tobago
-Fri Feb 18
Costa Rica v El Salvador
USA v Panama - 3:30pm Central
-Sat Feb 19
Honduras v Canada
Jamaica v Guatemala

dN

Standings:
Group A
ADV-3 Costa Rica +2
ADV-3 El Salvador +3
0 Haiti -5 (withdrawn)
Group B
3 USA +2
- Panama
0 Cuba -2
Group C
3 Honduras +1
- Canada
0 Barbados -1
Group D
1 Jamaica
1 Trinidad & Tobago
- Guatemala

HMMMMM, VERY INTERESTING

Uli Hesse of ESPN with a great article on Schalke head coach Felix Magath who has been taking a virtual beating from fans and using Facebook to try and win them back.
-I wonder if Magath and Jermaine Jones are Facebook Friends?

MLS TEAM & PLAYER NEWS

CD CHIVAS USA

Scott French of ESPN talks to coach Robin Fraser about the acquisition of fullback Heath Pearce from Dallas.

CUSA lost 2-0 to Salt Lake yesterday.

COLUMBUS CREW

The Crew acquired young right fullback Korey Veeder in a league lottery.

Shawn Mitchell of the Dispatch with some words on Veeder.

HOUSTON DYNAMO

Steve Davis of the Daily Soccer Fix on that something extra the Dynamo works hard to achieve while others are fixed their hair, or something.

Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Chronicle reports that the Dynamo have officially signed Jamaican centerback Jermaine Taylor from St. George's in Jamaica.

Houston beat KC 3-1 on Wednesday. Goals by Jason Garey (PK), Andrew Hainault, and a KC Own Goal.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY SC

Terez Paylor of the Star on the elbow injury to striker Teal Bunbury, which is not as bad as was initially thought to be.
-He will most likely be out for about a month.

KC lost 3-1 to Houston, getting their goal by Chance Myers in the 90th minute.

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION

Frank Dell'Apa of the Globe tells us about the Revs new young Argentine centerback Franco Coria (and a nice little history lesson on the club he comes from Chacarita Juniors.) Plus other Revs news.

NEW YORK RED BULLS

Match & Score:
-Tue Feb 15
Guadalajara (Mexico) 3-2 New York Red Bulls - NYRB goals by Dane Richards & Juan Agudelo.

PORTLAND TIMBERS

Meet Kip Kesgard who blogs about the Timbers for the Oregonian.

Geoffrey Arnold of the Oregonian talks to Peter Lowry who came to the Timbers from Chicago in the expansion draft.

REAL SALT LAKE

RSL topped Chivas USA 2-0 on goals by Jamison Olave & Will Johnson.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

Scott French of ESPN tells us about new Quakes signing Rafael Baca who could be one of those hidden diamonds.
-Its a touching story on how San Jose found him.

TORONTO FC

Daniel Girard of the Star with an article on new head coach Aron Winter, and his approach with the players.
-3 Dutch players are being lined up for contracts: Two forwards Javier Martina from Dutch team HFC Haarlem that went bankrupt last month & Nick Soolsma a Dutch amateur, and a midfielder Elbekay Bouchiba from Al-Shamal in Qatar.

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

Bruce Constantineau of the Sun reports on the Caps as they head to Arizona for the next segment of preseason.

AMERICANS IN EUROPE

Game Action:

ENGLAND - FA Cup - 4th Round Replay
Stuart Holden - Bolton - Wed Feb 16 - got a well deserved day off as they won 0-1 at Wigan, and advance to the next round.

dN

Coming Up:

UEFA - EUROPA LEAGUE - Round of 32 - 1st Leg
-Thu Feb 17
Mo Edu - Rangers - v Sporting
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht - v Ajax
Oguchi Onyewu - Twente - at Rubin Kazan
Yevgeni Starikov - Zenit - at Young Boys

ITALY

Roberto Gotta of ESPN on the reality of being a non-glamor team, Samporia, in Serie A.

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

The tournament resumes on Thursday this week with the 1st leg matches in the Round of 32.

dN

Here are all the Matches & Scores.

COPA LIBERTADORES

The Group Stage is live.

dN

Tolima, Velez, Libertad and America all got wins last night. A great way to start off.

dN

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Feb 15
Tolima 1-0 Guarani - Tol goal by Danny Santoya.
Velez Sarsfield 3-0 Caracas - VS goals by Maximiliano Moralez, David Ramirez & Juan Martinez(PK).
San Luis 1-2 Libertad - SL goal by Juan Cavallo. Lib goals by Nicolas Pavlovich & Sergio Aquino(PK).
Tachira 0-0 Santos
America 2-0 Nacional - Ame goals by Vicente Sanchez & Vicente Vuoso.
-Wed Feb 16
Union Espanola v U Catolica
Emelec v Internacional
Cruzeiro v Estudiantes
Jaguares v Jorge Wilstermann
Once Caldas v U San Martin
-Thu Feb 17
Leon Huanuco v Junior
Gremio v Oriente Petrolero
Cerro Porteno v Colo Colo
Godoy Cruz v LDU Quito

dN

Standings:
Group 1
3 Libertad (Paraguay) (+1 gd) (1 gp)
- Universidad San Martin (Peru)
- Once Caldas (Colombia)
0 San Luis (Mexico) (-1 gd) (1 gp)
Group 2
- Junior (Colombia)
- Oriente Petrolo (Bolivia)
- Leon Huanuco (Peru)
- Gremio (Brazil)
Group 3
3 America (Mexico) (+2 gd) (1 gp)
1 Argentinos Juniors (Argentina) (0 gd) (1 gp)
1 Fluminense (Brazil) (0 gd) (1 gp)
0 Nacional (Uruguay) (-2 gd) (1 gp)
Group 4
3 Velez Sarsfield (Argentina) (+3 gd) (1 gp)
- Universidad Catolica (Chile)
- Union Espanola (Chile)
0 Caracas (Venezuela) (-3 gd) (1 gp)
Group 5
1 Santos (Brazil) (0 gd) (1 gp)
1 Tachira (Venezuela) (0 gd) (1 gp)
- Colo-Colo (Chile)
- Cerro Porteno (Paraguay)
Group 6
- Internacional (Brazil)
- Jorge Wilstermann (Bolivia)
- Emelec (Ecuador)
- Chiapas Jaguares
Group 7
3 Tolima (Colombia) (+1 gd) (1 gp)
- Estudiantes (Argentina)
- Cruzeiro (Brazil)
0 Guarani (Paraguay) (-1 gd) (1 gp)
Group 8
- Liga Quito (Ecuador)
- Penarol (Uruguay)
- Gody Cruz (Argentina)
- Independiente (Argentina)

ENDERS

Dan Loney's series on...... I am not entirely sure. The world, I guess and how we as soccer fans interact with it on many levels. History, culture, humor and derision all rolled into one. Via Big Soccer.
-I also like that he uses the titles of some really corny songs as the titles to the articles.

Part Four - The Walls Came Down
Part Three - Two Tribes
Part Two - Money Changes Everything
Part One - The Politics Of Dancing

3 Comments:

Anonymous Beau said...

Hey -- "The Walls Came Down" isn't corny! Love that song.

"I don't think there are any Russians / And there ain't no Yanks! / Just corporate criminals / Playing with tanks / Ay yi yi yaaaah ya ya ya"

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Dan M. said...

Joe Jordan is such a BAMF. Any player that got headbutted by gattuso would have collapsed in a heap clutching their leg. JJ stood there and took it like a man

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Neal said...

So, Gooch is playing UEFA Cup game tomorrow in Kazan, Russia. Temps will be -21 C or -6 F. I heard that the Russian Federation wants to go to the FIFA calendar ... but will any fans want to go to games (outdoors) in the middle of winter? I think not, they'd just as soon go to a hockey game in an arena. Wonder how that'll work out.

6:19 PM  

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