Friday, March 25, 2011

Some News for Friday, March 25, 2011

As our Dear Leader - El Brucio - is off to Ciudad Nueva York and Nueva Jersey for the USMNT v Argentina match at New Meadowlands Stadium, Joe the Curmudgeon is here to make sure you have all the fixture info for the weekend.

US Men's National Team:

-Sat Mar 26
USA v Argentina - 7pm ET / 6pm CT
Venue: New Meadowlands Stadium - East Rutherford NJ
ESPN2 - - Univision -

-Tue Mar 29
USA v Paraguay - 8pm ET / 7pm CT
Venue: LP Field - Nashville TN
Fox Soccer Channel - Telefutura -

Also, this headline just in from
U.S. MNT to Face 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion Spain on June 4 in Foxborough, Mass.

Back to Saturday's match: US v Argentina is expected to have over 65,000 on hand by kickoff. It snowed on Tuesday at the stadium, but it should be in good shape for gameday.

If you can't be there like Dear Leader, the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision, and online at Fans can also follow the match on's MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.

The US will be playing in their new, third kit, featuring Red jerseys including a slogan provided by the Twitter community. Steve Cherundolo (groin), Stuart Holden (knee) and Zak Whitbread (back) are all out of the match.

USA roster
Marcus Hahnemann - Wolverhampton
Tim Howard - Everton
David Yelldell - Duisburg
Carlos Bocanegra - St Etienne
Jonathan Bornstein - UANL Tigres
Timothy Chandler - Nurnberg
Jay DeMerit - Vancouver Whitecaps
Eric Lichaj - Leeds
Oguchi Onyewu - Twente
Tim Ream - Red Bull New York
Jonathan Spector - West Ham
Michael Bradley - Aston Villa
Clint Dempsey - Fulham
Mikkel Diskeruud - Stabaek
Landon Donovan - LA Galaxy
Mo Edu - Rangers
Benny Feilhaber - AGF
Jermaine Jones - Blackburn
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht
Juan Agudelo - Red Bull New York
Jozy Altidore - Bursaspor
Edson Buddle - Ingolstadt


Argentina roster
Mariano Andujar - Catania
Adrian Gabbarini - Independiente
Sergio Romero - AZ Alkmaar
Nicolas Burdisso - Roma
Federico Fazio - Sevilla
Ezequiel Garay - Real Madrid
Gabriel Milito - Barcelona
Nicolas Otamendi - Porto
Marcos Rojo - Spartak Moscow
Pablo Zabaleta - Manchester City
Javier Zanetti - Inter Milan
Ever Banega - Valencia
Fernando Belluschi - Porto
Lucas Biglia - Anderlecht
Mario Bolatti - Internacional
Esteban Cambiasso - Inter Milan
Javier Mascherano - Barcelona
Javier Pastore - Palermo
Ezequiel Lavezzi - Napoli
Angel Di Maria - Real Madrid
Nicolas Gaitan - Benfica
Lionel Messi - Barcelona
Eduardo Salvio - Benfica
Jose Sosa - Napoli

Oh, and it looks like Landon Donovan - that's 'landycakes' to you and me - is going to cut up his game jersey afterwards for charity. His bestie, Bianca Kajlich, is going to send amputees to summer camp and Landon wants to help.

As @LandonDonovan tweets: Alright, 2 ways to win. 1.) Top 3 donators go into a raffle to win the jersey I wear on Saturday. - 2.) People that donate $34 or more get a piece of the jersey I wear in the second half. I'll cut it up and send each person a swab of it - 3.) Go to this page to donate and add the hashtag #redallover in the "middle name" section of the donation page 4.)Top 3 donators so far are $1,000/$500/$300!!! Over 100 people have donated $34 and will get a piece of the jersey tmrw. Thank you so much! 5) You have 'til midnight Pacific Time tomorrow night to donate. Here's the link, keep it going!!!

Since Landon is off on national team duty, the one and only David Beckman has been handed the captaincy by LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena for Saturday's night match at Real Salt Lake.

The next few days are official FIFA International dates, so many club leagues are off so their prime players can join their respective national sides. Besides many international friendlies happening, EURO 2012 qualifying resumes. Here's a look at those fixures first:

All Times US Eastern

Friday, March 25

Group A
Austria 0:2 Belgium

Group C
Serbia 2:1 Northern Ireland

Group E
Hungary 0:4 Netherlands

Group C
Slovenia 0:1 Italy

Group D
Luxembourg 0:2 France

Group I
Spain 2:1 Czech Republic

Saturday, March 26

Group B 11:00 AM -
Armenia v Russia

Group G 11:00 AM -
Wales v England

Group G 12:45 PM
Bulgaria v Switzerland

Group F 1:00 PM
Georgia v Croatia

Group H 2:00 PM
Cyprus v Iceland

Group F 2:05 PM
Israel v Latvia

Group D 2:15 PM
Bosnia-Herzegovina v Romania

Group A 3:00 PM -
Germany v Kazakhstan

Group B 3:00 PM
Andorra v Slovakia

Group D 3:00 PM
Albania v Belarus

Group H 3:00 PM -
Norway v Denmark

Group F 3:30 PM -
Malta v Greece

Group B 3:45 PM -
Ireland v Macedonia

Tuesday, March 29

Group I 11:30 AM -
Czech Republic v Liechtenstein

Group E 1:00 PM
Sweden v Moldova

Group F 1:05 PM
Israel v Georgia

Group A 1:30 PM
Turkey v Austria

Group D 1:45 PM
Romania v Luxembourg

Group C 2:30 PM
Estonia v Serbia

Group E 2:30 PM -
Netherlands v Hungary

Group A 2:45 PM
Belgium v Azerbaijan

Group C 2:45 PM
Northern Ireland v Slovenia

Group I 2:45 PM -
Lithuania v Spain

All Times US Eastern

Friday, March 25

South Korea 4:0 Honduras

China 1:1 New Zealand

Estonia 2:0 Uruguay

Montenegro 1:0 Uzbekistan

Lithuania 2:0 Poland

10:00 PM
Panama v Bolivia

Saturday, March 26

1:00 PM
Colombia v Ecuador

4:45 PM -
Portugal v Chile

5:00 PM
Mexico v Paraguay

7:00 PM -
United States v Argentina

Sunday, March 27
9:00 AM
Scotland v Brazil

Tuesday, March 29
6:00 AM
South Korea v Montenegro

6:35 AM
China v Honduras

1:30 PM
Cyprus v Bulgaria

11:30 AM
Qatar v Russia

11:00 AM
Belarus v Canada

12:00 PM
Ecuador v Peru

2:15 PM
Slovakia v Denmark

2:30 PM
Colombia v Chile

2:30 PM
Greece v Poland

2:45 PM -
Germany v Australia

2:45 PM -
Ireland v Uruguay

2:45 PM
Ukraine v Italy

3:00 PM -
France v Croatia

3:00 PM
England v Ghana

3:45 PM -
Portugal v Finland

8:00 PM
United States v Paraguay

10:00 PM
Costa Rica v Argentina

11:00 PM
Mexico v Venezuela

All Times US Eastern

Friday, March 25

6:10 PM
Argentinos Juniors v Quilmes

8:15 PM
Estudiantes (La Plata) v All Boys

Saturday, March 26

1:00 ET
Huracán v Gimnasia (La Plata)

3:00 ET
Olimpo v San Lorenzo

5:00 ET
River Plate v Newell's Old Boys

5:00 ET
Lanús v Racing Club

Sunday, March 27

1:00 PM
Tigre v Godoy Cruz

3:00 PM
Independiente v Banfield

5:15 PM
Vélez Sársfield v Arsenal

5:15 PM
Colón (Santa Fe) v Boca Juniors

All Times US Eastern

Friday, March 25

10:00 ET - Qwest Field
Seattle Sounders FC v Houston Dynamo

Saturday, March 26

2:00 ET - BMO Field
Toronto FC v Portland Timbers

4:00 ET - Toyota Park
Chicago Fire v Sporting Kansas City

4:00 ET - Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus Crew v New York Red Bulls

4:00 ET - PPL Park
Philadelphia Union v Vancouver Whitecaps

4:30 ET - Gillette Stadium
New England Revolution v DC United

9:00 ET - Pizza Hut Park
FC Dallas v San Jose Earthquakes

9:00 ET - Rio Tinto Satadium
Real Salt Lake v LA Galaxy

10:30 ET - The Home Depot Center
Chivas USA v Colorado Rapids

A few other South American Primera divisions are playing as well.

Oh, and be sure to look for a post from Graham over the weekend. He's in KC and maybe he'll get some face time with Mr. Chad Ochocinco, the Cincinnati Bengals star receiver who is trying out for Sporting Kansas City in wake of the NFL lockout. Or, maybe Graham will write about the crazy winter runs he does. But probably, he'll write about his chat with Tony Meola!


Anonymous Doug the Curmudgeon said...

Thanks Joe

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Dakota said...

I am looking forward to all the games on Tuesday..esp USA vs Argentina

12:50 AM  

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