Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some News for Wed Jun 15, 2011

While Dear Leader of du Nord, El Brucio, is recuperating from multiple trips to Kansas City's LIVESTRONG Sporting Park (and all the good BBQ that comes with a trip to KC), tis I, Joe the Curmudgeon, with today's futbol news. Sorry.


MLS Tonight 6/15

Toronto FC make their annual visit to Foxborough, MA for a mid-week match against the New England Revolution. Game time is 8 Eastern, and is viewable on CSN in the Boston area, TSN in the Great White North, and viewable online at for out-of-market MLS Matchday subscribers.
Game Preview from MLS

(fyi, there will probably be about 10 people in the stands for 2 reasons. 1) NE doesn't draw well to begin with, and 2) the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 [Boston at Vancouver] will air at the same time. Expect more TFC fans in the stands than Revs fans.)



But you probably never heard of them on Twitpic

The Elimidate Round Robin play is now complete in all three Groups of Copa Oro, and surprising to some, the United States made it to the Quarterfinal round! OMG! Seriously, many folks felt that Coach Bob Bradley's job was on the line if he didn't get a result last night in Kansas City against "so hip they aren't ranked by FIFA" (see pic above) - Guadalupe from the Windward islands. Fortunately, U.S. Forward Jozy Altidore likes Bob Bradley and scored a scorcher from 25 yards or so in the 9th minute. The U.S. held on for the victory, despite 725 on-goal chances from Clint Dempsey. Clint must not like Coach B too much. Clint was seemed devoid of much emotion last night, so maybe his belly was still full of Gates BBQ Chicken.

Match highlights:

Match reports:
Grant Wahl - Sports Illustrated
Brian Straus - Sporting News
Ives Galarcep - Fox Soccer

Next up for the United States is a match at Washington's RFK stadium, Sunday against Jamaica. That's right, Donovan v Donovan. Just like Kramer v. Kramer. Only not. Match time is 3pm ET and viewable on Fox Soccer Channel, probably Teleftura (en Español), and if you live in Guadalupe.

In the earlier game Tuesday, Canada allowed a late equalizing goal by Panama, and that result required a loss by the US for our Canadian friends to advance. Canada was elimidated. Soccer By Ives on the match:

Gold Cup Standings (Pts, Goal Differential)

Group A
Advanced: Mexico (9, +13); Costa Rica (4, +2)Elimidated: El Salvador (4, +0); Cuba (0, -15)

Group B
Advanced: Jamaica (9, +7); Honduras (4, +5); Guatemala (4, +2)Elimidated: Grenada (0, -14)

Group C
Advanced: Panama (7, +2); United States (6, +2)Elimidated: Canada (4, -1); Guadalupe (0, -3)

The five Mexican National Team players who failed a drug test for clenbuterol have now apparently passed a second test. However, Fransisco 'Maza' Rodriguez, Guillermo 'Memo' Ochoa, Edgar Dueñas, Sinha, Ricardo Osorio and Christian 'Hobbit' Bermudez will have to wait for results of a 'B' test until they can be reinstated. More here.

Upcoming Schedule for the remainder of 2011 CONCACAF GOLD CUP:

Saturday, June 18New Meadowlands Stadium, New Jersey

Sunday, June 19RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.

Wednesday, June 22Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
Semifinal Game 1 7 ET/ 6 CT/4 PTSemifinal Game 2 10 ET/ 9 CT/7 PT

La Gran Final
Saturday, June 25Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Final Match 9 ET/ 8 CT/6 PT

Viewable online at:


Here's the latest features on USMNT players - Jermaine Jones


SI writer @GrantWahl notes today - "The 1st of 832 World Cup qualifiers for Brazil 2014 takes place tonight when Belize and Montserrat throw down in the Caribbean."



Also, just a reminder, here's Bruce's list from May 24 of upcoming International Friendlies

Please go out and support soccer in America. Be it MLS, your favorite club, or the international power visiting a town near you. Your support really does matter and influences everyone around the world that the U.S. is a world-class futbol nation. Thank you.

Here is the ever growing calendar of exhibition club matches you can see across North America this summer. Please help fill in the blanks.

-Thu Jul 7
Portland Timbers v Club America (Mexico)
Venue: JELD-WEN Field - Portland OR

-Tue Jul 12
San Jose Earthquakes v West Bromwich Albion (England)
Venue: Buck Shaw Stadium - Santa Clara CA

-Wed Jul 13
New England Revolution v Manchester United (England) - World Football Challenge
Venue: Gillette Stadium - Foxboro MA

-Sat Jul 16
LA Galaxy v Real Madrid (Spain) - World Football Challenge
Venue: Memorial Coliseum - Los Angeles CA

-Sat Jul 16
Manchester City (England) v Club America (Mexico) - World Football Challenge
Venue: AT&T Park - San Francisco CA

-Sun Jul 17
Orlando City SC (USL Pro) v Bolton Wanderers (England)
Venue: Florida Citrus Bowl - Orlando FL

-Mon Jul 18
Vancouver Whitecaps v Manchester City (England)
Venue: Empire Field - Vancouver BC

-Wed Jul 20
Philadelphia Union v Everton (England)
Venue: PPL Park - Chester PA

-Wed Jul 20
Houston Dynamo v Bolton Wanderers (England) - Dynamo Charity Cup
Venue: Robertson Stadium - Houston TX

-Wed Jul 20
Sporting Kansas City v Newcastle United (England)
Venue: Livestrong Sporting Park - Kansas City KS

-Wed Jul 20
Seattle Sounders v Manchester United (England) - World Football Challenge
Venue: Qwest Field - Seattle WA

-Wed Jul 20
Real Madrid (Spain) v Guadalajara (Mexico)
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium - San Diego CA

-Sat Jul 23
Orlando City SC (USL Pro) v Newcastle United (England)
Venue: Florida Citrus Bowl - Orlando FL

-Sat Jul 23
DC United v Everton (England)
Venue: RFK Stadium - Washington DC

-Sat Jul 23
Chicago Fire v Manchester United (England) - World Football Challenge
Venue: Soldier Field - Chicago IL

-Sat Jul 23
Philadelphia Union v Real Madrid (Spain) - World Football Challenge
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia PA

-Sun Jul 24
LA Galaxy v Manchester City (England)
Venue: The Home Deport Center - Carson CA

-Tue Jul 26
Columbus Crew v Newcastle United (England)
Venue: Crew Stadium - Columbus OH

-Wed Jul 27
MLS All-Stars v Manchester United (England) - World Football Challenge
Venue: Red Bull Arena - Harrison NJ

-Sat Jul 30
Barcelona (Spain) v Manchester United (England) - World Football Challenge
Venue: FedExField - Landover MD

-Wed Aug 3
Barcelona (Spain) v Guadalajara (Mexico) - World Football Challenge
Venue: Sun Life Stadium - Miami FL

-Sat Aug 6
Barcelona (Spain) v Club America (Mexico) - World Football Challenge
Venue: Cowboys Stadium - Arlington TX


Emirates Cup in London
-Sat Jul 30
New York Red Bulls v Paris St Germain
Arsenal v Boca Juniors
-Sun Jul 31
Paris St Germain v Boca Juniors
Arsenal v New York Red Bulls

thanks to everyone who encouraged us to post this


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Orlando plays Bolton and Newcastle and San Jose, a MLS team, gets West Bromwich Abion? Dear Lord, but that is actually fitting given the operation they're running up there.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Dan M. said...

lol i love hipster joey barton

6:39 PM  

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