Monday, June 13, 2011

Some News for Mon Jun 13, 2011


Saturday June 11 was the anniversary of opening day of World Cup 2010 in South Africa.


Gold Cup


A horrific start to game two in the group stage sees the USA go down 2-2 to Panama and fight back but lose 2-1.

The chances were there for the USA to make their mark on this game but they simply weren't good enough at any position on the field.

Chris Wondolowski missed a tap in from 2 yards out on a cross from Jozy Altidore. He will see that one while trying to get to sleep for a long time.

Landon Donovan is the kind of player we need to see take over a game like this with his sheer talent alone. But too many times he was coasting or lacking the killer instinct. He needs to lead, not follow.

And Captain Carlos Bocanegra was probably lucky not to get a red card for his shoulder down hockey check into the chest of a Panama player late in the game. He got a yellow. But it was over the top.

One of the worst displays of the whole game was substitute Alejandro Bedoya taking a dive in the box to try and draw a penalty, instead he was booked for simulation. There is no place for that in our team. I was embarrassed and angry at him for making me feel that way. Boooooooooo Bedoya.

The USA had NEVER lost a Gold Cup group stage game before. NEVER.

And that was the first time Panama has won against the USA.

USA plays its third group stage game Tue Jun 14.


The official team blog.


Matches & Scores:

Group Stage
-Tue Jun 7
USA 2-0 Canada - USA goals by Jozy Altidore & Clint Dempsey.
Venue: Ford Field - Detroit MI
-Sat Jun 11
USA 1-2 Panama - USA goals by Clarence Goodson. Pan goals by Luis Tejada & Gabriel Gomez(PK).
Venue: Raymond James Stadium - Tampa FL
Attendance: 27,731
Match report from US Soccer.
Post game quotes from US Soccer.
Player ratings by Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America.
-Tue Jun 14
USA v Guadaloupe - 7:30pm CT on Fox Soccer Channel
Venue: Livestrong Sporting Park - Kansas City KS


US Soccer with an in depth notes and stats for the game on Tuesday.


Players sitting on yellow cards for the USA:
-Michael Bradley
-Jermaine Jones
-Jozy Altidore
-Clarence Goodson
-Alejandro Bedoya
-Carlos Bocanegra


Potential USA matches in Quarterfinals:
-Finish 1st in Group: Sun 5pm
-Finish 2nd in Group: Sun 2pm
-Finish 3rd in Group: Sat 7pm


USA Roster
Marcus Hahnemann - Wolverhampton
Tim Howard - Everton
Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
Carlos Bocanegra - Saint-Etienne
Jonathan Bornstein - UANL Tigres
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover
Clarence Goodson - Brondby
Eric Lichaj - Aston Villa
Oguchi Onyewu - Twente
Tim Ream - New York Red Bulls
Jonathan Spector - West Ham
Freddy Adu - Rizespor
Alejandro Bedoya - Orebro
Michael Bradley - Aston Villa
Clint Dempsey - Fulham
Landon Donovan - LA Galaxy
Maurice Edu - Rangers
Jermaine Jones - Blackburn
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht
Robbie Rogers - Columbus Crew
Juan Agudelo - New York Red Bulls
Jozy Altidore - Bursaspor
Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes


US Soccer video series focused on member of the national team that play their club ball in England:

-Marcus Hahnemann: Marcus of the Midlands
-Michael Bradley: In Birmingham
-Tim Howard: Keepsakes
-Michael Bradley: English Experience
-Tim Howard: Gameday
-Jonathan Spector: International Transfer
-Stuart Holden: Gameday
-Clint Dempsey: Texas to the Thames
-Clint Dempsey: An American Midfielder in London
-Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones & Tim Howard: Talk loan deals
-Tim Howard: At home


Mexico, Costa Rica & Jamaica have advanced to the knock out stage.

Cuba is the only team out of the tournament so far.


Matches & Scores:

Group Stage
-Sun Jun 5
Costa Rica 5-0 Cuba - CR goals by Marcos Urena(2), Alvaro Saborio, Heiner Mora & Christian Bolanos.
Mexico 5-0 El Salvador - Mex goals by Efrain Juarez, Aldo De Nigris & Javier Hernandez(3, one via PK).
-Mon Jun 6
Jamaica 4-0 Grenada - Jam goals by Luton Shelton, Ryan Johnson, Demar Phillips & Omar Daley.
Honduras 0-0 Guatemala
-Tue Jun 7
Panama 3-2 Guadeloupe - Pan goals by Blas Perez, Luis Tejada & Gabriel Gomez. Guad goals both by Brice Jovial.
USA 2-0 Canada - USA goals by Jozy Altidore & Clint Dempsey.
-Thu Jun 9
Costa Rica 1-1 El Salvador - CR goal by Randall Brenes. ES goal by Rodolfo Zelaya.
Cuba 0-5 Mexico - Mex goals by Javier Hernandez(2), Giovanni Dos Santos(2) & Aldo De Nigris.
-Fri Jun 10
Jamaica 2-0 Guatemala - Jam goals both by Demar Phillips.
Grenada 1-7 Honduras - Gre goal by C Murray. Hon goals by Jerry Bengston(2), Carlos Costly(3), Walter Martinez & Antonio Mejia.
-Sat Jun 11
Canada 1-0 Guadeloupe - Can goal by Dwayne De Rosario(PK).
USA 1-2 Panama - USA goals by Clarence Goodson. Pan goals by Luis Tejada & Gabriel Gomez(PK).
-Sun Jun 12
El Salvador 6-1 Cuba - ES goals by Rodolfo Zelaya(2), Osael Romero, Mark Blanco, Arturo Alvarez & Eliseo Quintanilla. Cub goal by Yenier Maraquez.
Mexico 4-1 Costa Rica - Mex goals by Rafa Marquez, Andres Guardado(2) & Pablo Barrera. CR goal by Marcos Urena.
-Mon Jun 13
Guatemala v Grenada - 6pm CT
Honduras v Jamaica - 8pm CT
-Tue Jun 14
Canada v Panama - 6pm CT
Guadeloupe v USA - 8pm CT on Fox Soccer



ADV-9 Mexico (+13)
ADV-4 Costa Rica (+2)
4 El Salvador (0)
OUT-0 Cuba (-15)

ADV-6 Jamaica (+6)
4 Honduras (+6)
1 Guatemala (-2)
0 Grenada (-10)

6 Panama (+2)
3 USA (+1)
3 Canada (-1)
0 Guadeloupe (-2)


All team rosters


There is no end in sight to the twists, turns or mess.

"We cannot continue this thing with Jack Warner, we simply cannot. The man has already committed himself and will most likely do more harm if he is left out there alone, it's time for us to get rid of him."
-Edward Seaga, President of the Professional Football Association of Jamaica

The Jamaica Gleaner has an interview with the president of the Jamaican FA who says Jack Warner must go.

Trinidad's Newsday reports that a court in the Bahamas has re-instated Lisle Austin as acting president of CONCACAF.

Trinidad's Express says FIFA does NOT recognize Austin as the president of CONCACAF despite the court order because FIFA does not recognize "ordinary courts."

Express with an article on Warner refusing to talk to FIFA investigators
-Plus Suriname confirming that they received the same $40,000 that 3 other Caribbean Football Union members said they received.

Express says that suspended acting COCACAF president Lisle Austin WILL speak with FIFA investigators.
-And Dominica says they were NOT offered any money.

Express reports that the Trinidad & Tobago Pro League may be the first victim of the chaos surrounding Jack Warner.
-The league is in dire financial straights.

Express also tells us that the T&T Police will ask FIFA for any evidence relating to bribery and Jack Warner.

Newsday reports that even Jack Warner's biggest political ally is now asking, "Where is Jack Warner?"

Newsday also follows up on their report that Warner is back as the director of the travel agency that has funneled so much of the alleged illegal funds over the years.
-Warner said he stepped down years ago, and still denies he is part of the company, but a Jan 14, 2011 tax filing lists him as director.


The Championship series begins this Wednesday!

Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Wed Jun 15
Penarol v Santos
2nd Leg (with 1st Leg scores included)
-Wed Jun 22
Santos v Penarol


30 year old Cuban Yosniel Mesa defected from his team's hotel in Charlotte during the Gold Cup on Thursday night.


Check out the 2011-12 first and second kit of Real Madrid and Chelsea respectively. courtesy of Adidas:


Three simply fantastic goals in MLS this weekend:
-Graham Zusi from 50 yards out with a free kick.
-Eric Hassli with an insane flip and chip blast to the back post.
-Brek Shea with a slalom run through hypnotized defenders.


Week 13

-Wed Jun 8
Columbus Crew 2-1 Real Salt Lake - CC goals by Andres Medoza(PK) & Josh Gardner. RSL goal by Jamison Olave.
Venue: Crew Stadium
Attn: 9650
-Thu Jun 9
Sporting Kansas City 0-0 Chicago Fire
Venue: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Attn: 19,925
-Fri Jun 10
New York Red Bulls 2-1 New England Revolution - NYRB goals by Ryan Cochrane(OG) & Thierry Henry. NER goal by Zak Boggs.
Venue: Red Bull Arena
Attn: 21,201
-Sat Jun 11
Philadelphia Union 1-1 Real Salt Lake - PU goal by Keon Daniel. RSL goal by Fabian Espindola.
Venue: PPL Park
Attn: 18,728
DC United 2-4 San Jose Earthquakes - DCU goals by Andy Najar & Blake Brettschneider. SJE goals by Steven Lenhart(3) & Simon Dawkins.
Venue: RFK Stadium
Attn: 14,105
Houston Dynamo 2-1 CD Chivas USA - HD goals by Geoff Cameron & Heath Pearce(OG). CUSA goal by Marcos Mondaini.
Venue: Robertson Stadium
Attn: 19,333
Portland Timbers 0-1 Colorado Rapids - CR goal by Drew Moor.
Venue: JELD-WEN Field
Attn: 18,627
Seattle Sounders FC 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC - SS goals by Mauro Rosales & Osvaldo Alonso. VW goals both by Eric Hassli(1 via PK).
Venue: Qwest Field
Attn: 36,502
LA Galaxy 2-2 Toronto FC - LAG goals by Chris Birchall & Juan Pablo Angel. TFC goals both by Alan Gordon.
Venue: The Home Depot Center
Attn: 20,675
-Sun Jun 12
Columbus Crew 0-1 Chicago Fire SC - CF goal by Cristian Nazarit.
Venue: Crew Stadium
Attn: 13,498
FC Dallas 1-4 Sporting Kansas City - FCD goal by Brek Shea. SKC goals by Graham Zusi(2), Aurelien Collin & Luke Sassano.
Venue: Pizza Hut Park
Attn: 10,450


Jimmy Nielsen - Kansas City - red card (Thu)
Milos Stojcev - Kansas City - 2 yellow cards (Sun)


22 Philadelphia Union (+5 GD) (13 GP)
22 New York Red Bulls (+8 GD) (14 GP)
18 Columbus Crew (-2 GD) (14 GP)
18 Houston Dynamo (+1 GD) (15 GP)
16 DC United (-6 GD) (13 GP)
14 Chicago Fire SC (-3 GD) (14 GP)
14 Toronto FC (-10 GD) (15 GP)
13 New England Revolution (-7 GD) (14 GP)
10 Sporting Kansas City (-4 GD) (12 GP)

31 LA Galaxy (+8 GD) (17 GP)
25 FC Dallas (+2 GD) (15 GP)
22 Colorado Rapids (+3 GD) (15 GP)
22 Seattle Sounders FC (+3 GD) (16 GP)
21 Real Salt Lake (+7 GD) (12 GP)
19 San Jose Earthquakes (+4 GD) (13 GP)
17 Portland Timbers (-4 GD) (13 GP)
17 CD Chivas USA (+1 GD) (14 GP)
11 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (-6 GD) (15 GP)


General News

San Jose forward Steven Lenhart was named Player of the Week.


Steve Davis of Sports Illustrated gives us five things we should know from Week 13.
-And his ranking of MLS stadiums.


American forward Sammy Ochoa on trial at Seattle from Estudiantes in Mexico got the games only goal!


Matches & Scores:
-Sat Jun 11
New York Red Bulls 0-2 New England Revolution - NER goals by Alan Koger & Zack Schilawski.
-Mon Jun 13
Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 LA Galaxy - SS goal by Sammy Ochoa.
-Mon Jun 20
LA Galaxy v Vancouver Whitecaps FC
-Tue Jun 21
Toronto FC v New England Revolution
Portland Timbers v San Jose Earthquakes


Standings Etc.


31 LA Galaxy
25 FC Dallas
22 Philadelphia Union
22 New York Red Bulls
22 Colorado Rapids
22 Seattle Sounders FC
21 Real Salt Lake
19 San Jose Earthquakes
18 Columbus Crew
18 Houston Dynamo
17 Portland Timbers
17 CD Chivas USA
16 DC United
14 Chicago Fire SC
14 Toronto FC
13 New England Revolution
11 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
10 Sporting Kansas City


The only Atlanta player that has shown real promise through the first 10 games of the season, Mario Perez, is gone. He was given his release by the Silverbacks so he could sign with Estudiantes Tecos in the Mexican Primera. Damn.
-His spot on their roster has been filled by forward Conor Chinn who has spent the last year and a half playing reserve league matches for the New York Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jun 8
Atlanta Silverbacks 2-1 Montreal Impact - AS goals by . MI goal by .
-Fri Jun 10
FC Edmonton 0-1 Carolina RailHawks - CRH goal by .
-Sat Jun 11
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-0 NSC Minnesota Stars - FLS goals by .
-Sun Jun 12
FC Tampa Bay 3-2 Atlanta Silverbacks - FCTB goals by . AS goals by .
Puerto Rico Islanders 2-1 Montreal Impact - PRI goals by . MI goal by .


Standings (as of Sun Jun 12):
28 Carolina RailHawks (+14 GD) (11 GP)
17 NSC Minnesota Stars (+2 GD) (12 GP)
16 FC Edmonton (-1 GD) (10 GP)
14 Puerto Rico Islanders (0 GD) (9 GP)
14 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (+2 GD) (10 GP)
13 FC Tampa Bay (-4 GD) (11 GP)
8 Montreal Impact (-1 GD) (10 GP)
5 Atlanta Silverbacks (-12 GD) (11 GP)


Points Per Game Standings:
2.55 Carolina RailHawks
1.60 FC Edmonton
1.56 Puerto Rico Islanders
1.42 NSC Minnesota Stars
1.40 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
1.18 FC Tampa Bay
0.80 Montreal Impact
0.45 Atlanta Silverbacks


First Round

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jun 14
NY Pancyprian Freedoms (USASA) v Brooklyn Italians (NPSL)
FC New York (USL PRO) v Western Mass Pioneers (PDL)
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) v Reading United AC (PDL)
Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) v Phoenix SC (USASA)
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) v Chattanooga FC (NPSL)
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) v Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO)
Carolina Dynamo (PDL) v Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO)
Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO) v Central Florida Kraze (PDL)
Orlando City SC (USL PRO) v ASC New Stars (USASA)
Charleston Battery (USL PRO) v Regals FC (USASA)
Madison 56ers (NPSL) v AAC Eagles (USASA)
Iowa Menace (USASA) v Chicago Fire PDL (PDL)
Real Colorado Foxes (PDL) v DV8 Defenders (USASA)
Chivas El Paso Patriots (PDL) v Winner Kitsap Pumsa (PDL)/Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL)
Los Angeles Blues (USL PRO) v Hollywood United (NPSL)
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) v Doxa Italia (USASA)


U17 World Cup begins Jun 18.


Here is the USA roster
Wade Hamilton - Arsenal FC
Kendall McIntosh - San Jose Earthquakes Academy
Fernando Pina - Houston Dynamo
Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas Academy
Joe Amon - South Carolina United
Zach Carroll - Vardar
Mobi Fehr - Tokyo Verdy 1969
Alessandro Mion - Kendall SC
Nathan Smith - Cal Odyssey
Matt Dunn - FC Cologne
Alejandro Guido - Aztecs Premier
Nico Melo - Florida Rush
Marc Pelosi - De Anza Force
Esteban Rodriguez - Cosmos Academy West
Tarik Salkicic - Strictly Soccer
Dillon Serna - Colorado Rapids Academy
Andrew Souders - Crew Soccer Academy
Paul Arriola - Arsenal FC
Alfred Koroma - Solar SC
Jack McBean - LA Galaxy
Mario Rodriguez - Central Aztecs


Czech Republic
New Zealand


And their first game is:
-Sun Jun 19
USA v Czech Republic


Soccer America reports that Jide Ogunbiyi has been named the Player of the Season by his club Viborg in Denmark. Cool.


Game Action:

NORWAY - Eliteserien
Mikkel Diskerud - Stabaek - played the full 90 but lost 1-2 v Aalesund.
Josh Gatt - Molde - came in as a sub in the 66th min as they won 5-1 v Start.

RUSSIA - Premier Division
Yevgeni Starikov - Tom' Tomsk - started and went 84 min in a 2-2 tie v Lokomotiv Moskva.

SWEDEN - Allsvenskan Liga
Gale Agbossoumonde - Djurgarden - on the bench as they won 0-4 at IFK Goteborg.
Ryan Miller - Halmstad - went the distance in a scoreless draw at Syrianska.
Samuel Petrone - Mjallby - on the bench as they lost 4-0 at Elfsborg.


Coming Up:

NORWAY - Eliteserien
Erik Benjaminsen - Stabaek - Thu Jun 16
Sean Cunningham - Molde - Thu Jun 16
Mikkel Diskerud - Stabaek - Thu Jun 16
Josh Gatt - Molde - Thu Jun 16

RUSSIA - Premier Division
Yevgeni Starikov - Tom' Tomsk - Tue Jun 14 v Spartak Moskva


Recap du Nord: #1 Velez got a huge win to put them ahead by 3 poinits and 6 goals on differential. The title is all but theres! 2nd place Lanus choked at home, and with the VS win #3 Godoy Cruz drop out of the race without even playing again.

Primera Division Clausura - Standings - 1 game to go
35 Velez Sarsfield (+18) - Sat Jun 11 W 0-2 at Huracan - Final: Sat Jun 18 v Racing Club
32 Lanus (+12) - Sat Jun 11 L 0-1 v Argentinos Juniors - Final: Sat Jun 18 at River Plate
- - - - -
28 Godoy Cruz (+3) - Mon Jun 13 at Racing Club


Blogger Graham said...

It's so weird to see a 19k attendance number at a Sporting game.

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