Thursday, June 16, 2011

Some News for Thu Jun 16, 2011

STARTERS

Attendance at New England v Toronto game on Wednesday night in Foxborough MA was 6,680! The Revs now officially have the lamest ownership group in all of MLS. They should be embarrassed to have so few at their games. Shame on them. The fans, players, and staff all deserve better than the support given to them by the Krafts. I think we would all like them to get it together or move on, please.

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I completely miscalculated last weekend, and now realize that Velez Sarsfield has won the Argentine Primera Clausura championship. Huge congrats to them.
-This is their 8th title, moving them up to the 5th most title winning club in Argentina football history. Besides River & Boca can you name one of the other two?

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As expected Jonathan Spector has been released by West Ham, and Marcus Hahnemann has been released by Wolverhampton.

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The man behind the original Calciopoli scandal former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi has been banned from any involvement in Italian football for life. 5 years after the referee fixing was uncovered it is now over with the harshest of punishments handed out.

COPA LIBERTADORES

Final

The first leg matched ended scoreless last night, which is not good news for Penarol who must go to Brazil for the decider next week.

Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Wed Jun 15
Penarol 0-0 Santos
2nd Leg (with 1st Leg scores included)
-Wed Jun 22
Santos v Penarol (0-0)

TEAM USA

Gold Cup

USA plays Jamaica in the Quarterfinals on Sun Jun 19.

Both Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey have temporarily left the team to attend the weddings of their sisters. Both will fly to DC on private jets late Saturday night.

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Jonah Freedman of MLSsoccer.com goes for the positive outlook.
-18 players have been given their first cap for the USA since the World Cup ended last July.

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The official team blog.

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Matches & Scores:

Quarterfinals
-Sun Jun 19
USA v Jamaica - 2:00pm CT on Fox Soccer
Venue: RFK Stadium, Washington DC

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USA Roster
G:
Marcus Hahnemann - Wolverhampton
Tim Howard - Everton
Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
D:
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
M:
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
F:
Juan Agudelo - New York Red Bulls
Jozy Altidore - Bursaspor
Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes

IN ENGLAND

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

-Jermaine Jones: Jermaine's Journey
-Jermaine Jones: American Fussball
-Jermaine Jones: Memories In Ink
-Marcus Hahnemann: Redbird Flies
-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

CONCACAF GOLD CUP

Hey look, I don't mean this to offend any teams or fans in the second half of the bracket, but could the USA have any easier path to the final? And will they not screw it up like they did in the World Cup?

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Matches & Scores:

Quarterfinals
-Sat Jun 18
1 Costa Rica v Honduras - 4pm CT
2 Mexico v Guatemala - 7pm CT
-Sun Jun 19
3 Jamaica v USA - 2pm CT
4 Panama v El Salvador - 5pm CT

Semifinals
-Wed Jun 22
Q1 v Q2 - 6pm CT
Q3 v Q4 - 9pm CT

Final
-Sat Jun 25
S1 v S2 - 8pm CT

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All team rosters

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Xavi. As cool as Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock."
-Ray Hudson, Gol TV commentator.

MLS MATCHES, SCORES & STANDINGS

Week 14

Matches & Scores
-Wed Jun 15
New England Revolution 0-0 Toronto FC
Venue: Gillette Stadium
Attendance: 6,680
-Fri Jun 17
Sporting Kansas Ctiy v San Jose Earthquakes - 7:30PM CT on FOX Soccer
Venue: Livestrong Sporting Park
-Sat Jun 18
Toronto FC v Seattle Sounders FC - 6:00PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: BMO Field
New England Revolution v Chicago Fire SC - 6:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Gillette Stadium
Houston Dynamo v Columbus Crew - 7:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Robertson Stadium
Colorado Rapids v LA Galaxy - 8:00PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Real Salt Lake v DC United - 8:00PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium
Vancouver Whitecaps FC v Philadelphia Union - 9:00PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Empire Field
CD Chivas USA v FC Dallas - 9:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: The Home Depot Center
-Sun Jun 19
Portland Timbers v New York Red Bulls - 9:00PM CT on Galavision
Venue: JELD-WEN Field

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EJECTIONS:
-Gianluca Zavarise - Toronto - 2 yellow cards

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Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
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)
15 Toronto FC (-10 GD) (16 GP)
14 New England Revolution (-7 GD) (15 GP)
10 Sporting Kansas City (-4 GD) (12 GP)

WESTERN CONFERENCE
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)

MLS RESERVE LEAGUE

Matches & Scores:
-Mon Jun 20
LA Galaxy v Vancouver Whitecaps FC
-Tue Jun 21
Toronto FC v New England Revolution
Portland Timbers v San Jose Earthquakes

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Standings Etc.

NSC MINNESOTA STARS

Great match coming up on Saturday night as the Stars host 2nd place Edmonton. And the Stars owe em one! See you there at 7:30pm.

NASL SCOREBOARD

Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jun 15
FC Edmonton 3-0 Puerto Rico Islanders - FCE goals by Shawn Chin, Dan Antoniuk & Shaun Saiko(PK).
-Sat Jun 18
Montreal Impact v Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Carolina RailHawks v FC Tampa Bay
NSC Minnesota Stars v FC Edmonton
-Sun Jun 19
Puerto Rico Islanders v Atlanta Silverbacks

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Standings (as of Wed Jun 15):
28 Carolina RailHawks (+14 GD) (11 GP) 2.55 PPG
19 FC Edmonton (+2 GD) (11 GP) 1.73 PPG
17 NSC Minnesota Stars (+2 GD) (12 GP) 1.42 PPG
14 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (+2 GD) (10 GP) 1.40 PPG
14 Puerto Rico Islanders (-3 GD) (10 GP) 1.40 PPG
13 FC Tampa Bay (-4 GD) (11 GP) 1.18 PPG
8 Montreal Impact (-1 GD) (10 GP) 0.80 PPG
5 Atlanta Silverbacks (-12 GD) (11 GP) 0.45 PPG

US OPEN CUP

First Round

Charlotte Eagles, Chicago Fire PDL & Kitsap Pumas all won on the road. Otherwise the home teams held form.

Dayton Dutch Lions were the only USL Pro team to lose.

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jun 14
NY Pancyprian Freedoms (USASA) 2-1 Brooklyn Italians (NPSL)
FC New York (USL PRO) 3-0 Western Mass Pioneers (PDL)
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) 2-1 Reading United AC (PDL)
Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) 2-1 Phoenix SC (USASA)
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) 3-2 Chattanooga FC (NPSL)
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) 4-1 Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO)
Carolina Dynamo (PDL) 1-3 Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO)
Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO) 4-0 Central Florida Kraze (PDL)
Orlando City SC (USL PRO) 4-0 ASC New Stars (USASA)
Charleston Battery (USL PRO) 2-0 Regals FC (USASA)
Madison 56ers (NPSL) 4-0 AAC Eagles (USASA)
Des Moines Menace (PDL) 0-1 Chicago Fire PDL (PDL)
Real Colorado Foxes (PDL) 5-0 DV8 Defenders (USASA)
Chivas El Paso Patriots (PDL) 0-0 Kitsap Pumas (PDL) - KP advances 6-5 in Penalty Kick Shootout.
Los Angeles Blues (USL PRO) 3-1 Hollywood United (NPSL)
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) 3-1 Doxa Italia (USASA)

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Second Round

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jun 21
FC New York (USL PRO) v NY Pancyprian Freedoms (USASA)
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) v Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO)
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) v Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO)
Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO) v Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO)
Charleston Battery (USL PRO) v Orlando City SC (USL PRO)
Madison 56ers (NPSL) v Chicago Fire PDL (PDL)
Kitsap Pumas (PDL) v Real Colorado Foxes (PDL)
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) v Los Angeles Blues (USL PRO)

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Third Round

MLS teams join in.

Home teams TBD.

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jun 28
New York Red Bulls v Winner 1
Chicago Fire v Winner 2
Columbus Crew v Winner 3
Real Salt Lake v Winner 4
FC Dallas v Winner 5
Sporting Kansas City v Winner 6
Seattle Sounders v Winner 7
LA Galaxy v Winner 8

USA U17 TEAM

U17 World Cup

Matches & Scores
-Sun Jun 19
USA v Czech Republic
-Wed Jun 22
USA v Uzbekistan
-Sat Jun 25
USA v New Zealand

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Standings
GROUP D
USA
Czech Republic
Uzbekistan
New Zealand

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USA roster
G:
Wade Hamilton - Arsenal FC
Kendall McIntosh - San Jose Earthquakes Academy
Fernando Pina - Houston Dynamo
D:
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
M:
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
F:
Paul Arriola - Arsenal FC
Alfred Koroma - Solar SC
Jack McBean - LA Galaxy
Mario Rodriguez - Central Aztecs

MEXICO 2011 - USA U17 WORLD CUP

Jun 18 to Jul 10.

Official website

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Group Stage

Matches & Scores
-Sat Jun 18
Congo v Netherlands
France v Argentina
Mexico v N Korea
Japan v Jamaica
-Sun Jun 19
Rwanda v England
Uzbekistan v New Zealand
Uruguay v Canada
USA v Czech Republic
-Mon Jun 20
Germany v Ecuador
Brazil v Denmark
Burkina Faso v Panama
Australia v Cote d'Ivoire
-Tue Jun 21
N Korea v Netherlands
Japan v France
Mexico v Congo
Jamaica v Argentina
-Wed Jun 22
Uruguay v Rwanda
USA v Uzbekistan
Canada v England
Czech Republic v New Zealand
-Thu Jun 23
Burkina Faso v Germany
Australia v Brazil
Panama v Ecuador
Cote d'Ivoire v Denmark
-Fri Jun 24
Japan v Argentina
Jamaica v France
N Korea v Congo
Mexico v Netherlands
-Sat Jun 25
Uruguay v England
Canada v Rwanda
USA v New Zealand
Czech Republic v Uzbekistan
-Sun Jun 26
Burkina Faso v Ecuador
Panama v Germany
Cote d'Ivoire v Brazil
Australia v Denmark

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Standings

GROUP A
Mexico
N Korea
Congo
Netherlands
GROUP B
Japan
Jamaica
France
Argentina
GROUP C
Uruguay
Canada
Rwanda
England
GROUP D
USA
Czech Republic
Uzbekistan
New Zealand
GROUP E
Burkina Faso
Panama
Germany
Ecuador
GROUP F
Australia
Cote d'Ivoire
Brazil
Denmark

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Knock out Stage

Matches & Scores:

Round of 16
-Wed Jun 29
1D v 3BEF
1F v 2E
2A v 2C
1B v 3ACD
-Thu Jun 30
1E v 2D
1C v 3ABF
2B v 2F
1A v 3CDE

Quarterfinals
-Sun Jul 3
Winner 2A/2C v Winner 1D/3BEF
Winner 1B/3ACD v Winner 1F/2E
-Mon Jul 4
Winner 1E/2D v Winner 1C/3ABF
Winner 2B/2F v Winner 1A/3CDE

Semifinals
-Thu Jul 7
Winner 2A/2C - 1D/3BEF v Winner 1B/3ACD - 1F/2E
Winner 1E/2D - 1C/3ABF v Winner 2B/2F - 1A/3CDE

Final
-Sun Jul 10
Championship Game

AMERICANS IN EUROPE

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Game Action:

NORWAY - Eliteserien
Mikkel Diskerud - Stabaek - Thu Jun 16 - went the full 90 but drew 1-1 at Sarpsborg.
Josh Gatt - Molde - Thu Jun 16 - played the whole game as they won 0-1 at Stromsgodset.

RUSSIA - Premier Division
Yevgeni Starikov - Tom' Tomsk - Tue Jun 14 - went the distance as they drew 1-1 v Spartak Moskva .

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Coming Up:

NORWAY - Eliteserien
Erik Benjaminsen - Stabaek - Sun Jun 19 v Viking
Sean Cunningham - Molde - Sun Jun 19 v Sogndal
Mikkel Diskerud - Stabaek - Sun Jun 19 v Viking
Josh Gatt - Molde - Sun Jun 19 v Sogndal

RUSSIA - Premier Division
Yevgeni Starikov - Tom' Tomsk - Sat Jun 18 at Dinamo Moskva

SWEDEN - Allsvenskan Liga
Gale Agbossoumonde - Djurgarden - Mon Jun 20 v Syrianska
Ryan Miller - Halmstad - Sat Jun 18 v Orebro
Samuel Petrone - Mjallby - Sat Jun 18 v IFK Goteborg

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few notes on the Revs-TFC game Wednesday night:

Paid-for tickets might have been 6k, but in reality there was probably one 1/3 of that in actual attendance.

However, the Bruins were playing a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals at the same exact time. The Red Sox wouldn't even be able to compete with that.

Having said that, shame on the Revs no matter what.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Ref. Argentina, the other two teams with more titles than Velez are Independiente and San Lorenzo.

8:01 PM  
Blogger jim c said...

dude bruce, ruud lost his job today. and no mention of it? for shame!

10:29 PM  
Anonymous annie said...

Bruce, I love your site, but give the Rev's a break.

I was at that game (as I am for all of them), and was IMPRESSED that we actually pulled 6K-plus attendees (actual scanned tix, despite what anonymous suggests) for a weeknight game that kicked off simultaneously with the first Stanley Cup finals the Bruins had seen in for 40 years, and ran the highest (65%?) TV ratings EVER for a hockey game here, with more viewers than any Celtics palyoff ever for instance.

That said, sad that the only thing we had to cheer that night was each time the news flashed up that the Bruins had scored.

Attendance vs last year was suppressed by the fact temperatures were positively arctic at the beginning of the season (avg 10 degrees lower than normal, several below freezing with wind chill for the first 6 or 7), and now that it's warmed up there are few familiar faces, our most popular fan favorite out for the season (Perovic), and 4 out the best 6 players currently injured after having barely seen the field this season (Domi, Dabo, Feilhaber, Perovic).

The Rev's have a lot of problems, but there are reasons that are hard to fix (They've made changes to improve the Gillette experience but it's too big to ever have a great atmosphere, and the elephant in the room is that fake turf continues to contribute to injuries and the reluctance of marquee players to join a team where they have to play on it frequently).

Not to make a ton of excuses, (the Front Office could certainly do better, fans could make more effort, and somebody should be hiring expert physical trainers and dare I say, less "old school" coaches, that could help minimize the turf impact and injureis) but there are a lot of tough to overcome circumstances for the team right now for which there aren't quick fixes.

12:31 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thank you annie. you make a lot of great points. enlightenment is always appreciated.

3:23 PM  

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