Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Some News for Wed Jun 8, 2011


Please join all your soccer friends in the Twin Cities for a special Fund Raising screening of Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story

Sat Jun 11 at 4:30pm - The Sweetwater in St Paul

USA v Panama game kicks off at 7pm

The movie is still a work in progress and the filmmakers are on a mission to raise funds to finish it. They are using the Kickstarter website to bring in donations and we here at du Nord want to do our part to help them reach their goals. They are still a long way off.

Find out more about the movie here, and we will see you on Saturday.


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


Two trips to Kansas City in the next week for me. Heading down to the Livestrong Sporting Park grand opening on Thu Jun 9 for SKC v Chicago Fire. Then next week Tue Jun 14 its USA v Guadeloupe. I would love to see you all there. Let me know if you are attending!


Jonathan Wilson of the Guardian gives us a tactical review of the 2010-11 European club season.


Bill Archer of Big Soccer tells us about Anton Sealey and Fred Lunn, the two representatives from the Bahamas federation who first brought up the whole mess of the bribes - "Not All Bahamians Are For Sale".

And if you want to show your support of Mr Anton Sealy of the Bahamas, you can do so at this email address. I think we should all tell him we have his back:

For the next three days FIFA investigators will be in Miami conducting interviews.

The Jamaica Observer reports that some federation have said off the record that they plan to boycott these interviews, and will hold their own meetings somewhere else.

And let's remind ourselves who the ring leader of the investigation is - Chuck Blatter - CONCACAF secratary general and FIFA executive committee member.

It should also be noted that during a 2007 lawsuit brought by credit card company VISA against FIFA the judge in the proceedings said the following about Blazer:
-Mr. Blazer’s testimony was generally without credibility based on his attitude and demeanor and on his evasive answers on cross-examination.
-Based on his evasive answers and his attitude and demeanor, Mr. Blazer’s testimony as to the March 14, 2006 Marketing & TV AG Board meeting is rejected as fabricated.
Not exactly hero material. But charm, he possess in spades.

(Thanks to William for digging up those quotes)


Gold Cup

USA plays its second game Sat Jun 11.


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
Attendance: 28,209
-Sat Jun 11
USA v Panama - 7pm CT on Fox Soccer Channel
Venue: Raymond James Stadium - Tampa FL
-Tue Jun 14
USA v Guadaloupe - 8pm CT on Fox Soccer Channel
Venue: Livestrong Sporting Park - Kansas City KS


Match report from US Soccer.
Post game quotes from US Soccer.
Video of post game quotes from US Soccer.
Video of Match highlights from US Soccer.
Match report by Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America.
Player ratings by Mahoney.
Post game analysis by Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated.
Player ratings by Steve Davis of Sports Illustrated.
Player ratings by Fox Soccer.
Match report by Terry Foster of the Detroit News.
Match report by Jo-Ann Barnas of the Detroit Free Press.
Game photos from the Freep.


Match report by Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star.
Post game analysis by Bob Duff of the Windsor Star.
Post game analysis from the Toronto Star.


Barnas of the Freep writes about the USA returning to Detroit for the first time since 1994.

Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News on Jozy Altidore's impressive night.


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:

-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


While Panama were startled near the end of the game they got the win, and the USA played pretty average at times yet still ran past Canada in fairly comfortable fashion thanks to some deadly goals.


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 v El Salvador - 6pm CT
Cuba v Mexico - 8pm CT
-Fri Jun 10
Jamaica v Guatemala - 6pm CT
Grenada v Honduras - 8pm CT
-Sat Jun 11
Canada v Guadeloupe - 5pm CT
USA v Panama - 7pm CT on Fox Soccer
-Sun Jun 12
El Salvador v Cuba - 5pm CT
Mexico v Costa Rica - 7pm CT
-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



3 Costa Rica (+5)
3 Mexico (+5)
0 Cuba (-5)
0 El Salvador (-5)

3 Jamaica (+4)
1 Guatemala (0)
1 Honduras (0)
0 Grenada (-4)

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


All team rosters


Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star describes his anticipation on seeing Livestrong Sporting Park for the first time tomorrow night.


Yeah. That's right. You know it. How ya like me now.


Week 13

-Wed Jun 8
Columbus Crew v Real Salt Lake - 6:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Crew Stadium
-Thu Jun 9
Sporting Kansas City v Chicago Fire - 9:00PM CT on ESPN2
Venue: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
-Fri Jun 10
New York Red Bulls v New England Revolution - 7:30PM CT on FOX Soccer
Venue: Red Bull Arena
-Sat Jun 11
Philadelphia Union v Real Salt Lake - 3:00PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: PPL Park
DC United v San Jose Earthquakes - 6:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: RFK Stadium
Houston Dynamo v CD Chivas USA - 7:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Robertson Stadium
Portland Timbers v Colorado Rapids - 9:30PM CT on Galavision
Venue: JELD-WEN Field
Seattle Sounders FC v Vancouver Whitecaps FC - 9:30PM CT on FOX Soccer
Venue: Qwest Field
LA Galaxy v Toronto FC - 9:45PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: The Home Depot Center
-Sun Jun 12
Columbus Crew v Chicago Fire SC - 3:00PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Crew Stadium
FC Dallas v Sporting Kansas City - 6:00PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Pizza Hut Park


21 Philadelphia Union (+5 GD) (12 GP)
19 New York Red Bulls (+7 GD) (13 GP)
16 DC United (-4 GD) (12 GP)
15 Houston Dynamo (0 GD) (14 GP)
15 Columbus Crew (-2 GD) (12 GP)
13 New England Revolution (-6 GD) (13 GP)
13 Toronto FC (-10 GD) (14 GP)
10 Chicago Fire SC (-4 GD) (12 GP)
6 Sporting Kansas City (-7 GD) (10 GP)

30 LA Galaxy (+8 GD) (16 GP)
25 FC Dallas (+5 GD) (14 GP)
21 Seattle Sounders FC (+3 GD) (15 GP)
20 Real Salt Lake (+8 GD) (10 GP)
19 Colorado Rapids (+2 GD) (14 GP)
17 Portland Timbers (-3 GD) (12 GP)
17 CD Chivas USA (+2 GD) (13 GP)
16 San Jose Earthquakes (+2 GD) (12 GP)
10 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (-6 GD) (14 GP)


General News

Voting for the MLS All Star team begins today! As they say in Chicago, vote early and vote often.

PeaceFM with an article on how Jamaican players are getting a bump up in quality in part because of MLS.


Nothing short of a resounding win will be good enough for KC on Thurs night.

Andrew Wiebe of does a Q & A with team pres Robb Heineman as the huge day approaches.


Russell Berrisford of the Sun wonders if playing more teams from the Eastern conference will help the Caps pick up some steam, not to mention points.
-It can't hurt.


Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jun 7
Seattle Sounders 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps - SS goals by Cillian Sheridan & Roger Levesque.
-Sat Jun 11
New York Red Bulls v New England Revolution
-Mon Jun 13
Seattle Sounders FC v LA Galaxy


Standings Etc.


John Molinaro of the CBC with an article on controversy surrounding Toronto's release of 3 academy players.


Jo-Ann Barnas of the Detroit Free Press on renovation of the Silverdome for soccer use, and possible expansion.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Jun 8
Atlanta Silverbacks 2-1 Montreal Impact - AS goals by Raphael Cox & Matt Horth. MI goal by Mignane Diouf.
-Fri Jun 10
FC Edmonton v Carolina RailHawks
-Sat Jun 11
Fort Lauderdale Strikers v NSC Minnesota Stars
-Sun Jun 12
FC Tampa Bay v Atlanta Silverbacks
Puerto Rico Islanders v Montreal Impact


Standings (as of Wed Jun 8):
25 Carolina RailHawks (+13 GD) (10 GP) 2.50 PPG
17 NSC Minnesota Stars (+5 GD) (11 GP) 1.55 PPG
16 FC Edmonton (0 GD) (9 GP) 1.78 PPG
11 Puerto Rico Islanders (-1 GD) (8 GP) 1.38 PPG
11 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (-1 GD) (9 GP) 1.22 PPG
10 FC Tampa Bay (-5 GD) (10 GP) 1.00 PPG
8 Montreal Impact (0 GD) (9 GP) 0.89 PPG
5 Atlanta Silverbacks (-11 GD) (10 GP) 0.50 PPG


Brent Latham of The USA 10 Kit talks to head coach Wilmar Cabrera about his team's final prep for the U17 World Cup that starts in 10 days.

Here is the USA group:
Czech Republic
New Zealand

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


The Press Association reports that England's second division, Championship Division, will install a new financial system for all teams, in which they cannot spend more than they take in. Via The Guardian.
-League One and League Two will have salary caps.


Primera Division Clausura - Standings - 2 games to go
33 Velez Sarsfield (+16) - Sat Jun 11 at Huracan - Final: Sat Jun 18 v Racing Club
32 Lanus (+13) - Sat Jun 11 v Argentinos Juniors - Final: Sat Jun 18 at River Plate
28 Godoy Cruz (+3) - Sun Jun 12 at Racing Club - Final: Sat Jun 18 v All Boys


Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jun 7
Gabon 0-1 Gambia
Paraguay 0-0 Bolivia
Brazil 1-0 Romania
Japan 0-0 Czech Republic
Ecuador 1-1 Greece
Venezuela 0-3 Spain

-Wed Jun 8
Uruguay 1-1 Netherlands
China 2-0 N Korea

-Thu Jun 9
Poland v France


Anonymous Minnesota Nice FC said...

Freudian slip in saying "Chuck Blatter"?

11:54 PM  
Blogger Super Rookie said...

stoked for kansas city.

i want to move there for this damn stadium.

see you next week.

8:25 AM  

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