Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Some News for Wed Jul 6, 2011

YOUR HELP IS SERIOUSLY NEEDED

The producers of the film Rise And Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story need your help, and the time to step up in NOW.

Using the fund raising site Kickstarter the producers are trying to raise the capital to finish the film.

So far they have gathered $141,669 of the $215,000 goal that was set.

That leaves $73,331 still needed, and 11 days left to do it.

Here is the catch: If they don't hit that full total, they don't get any of the money. It's sink or swim.

Please help them swim.

STARTERS

RUMOR: USA v Mexico - Friendly - Wed Aug 10 - location unknown - Time TBA on ESPN2

STORY OF THE DAY

Paul Kelso of The Telegraph reports that FIFA now has all the evidence of bribery charges against Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam.

The official FIFA hearings with Bin Hammam will begin on Jul 22.

TEAM USA AT THE 2011 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Germany 2011 is under way.

Faceplant! The USA flopped against Sweden today. It was not pretty at all. It was close in the end, but they never seemed close to winning.

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Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jun 28
USA 2-0 N Korea - USA goals by Lauren Cheney & Rachel Buehler.
-Sat Jul 2
USA 3-0 Colombia - USA goals by Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe & Carli Lloyd.
-Wed Jul 6
USA 1-2 Sweden - USA goal by Abby Wambach. Swe goals by Lisa Dahlkvist(PK) & Nilla Fischer.

Group C
ADV-9 Sweden (+3)
ADV-6 USA (+4)
OUT-1 North Korea (-3)
OUT-1 Colombia (-4)

dN

QUARTERFINALS

Matches & Scores:
-Sun Jul 10
USA v Brazil - 10am CT on ESPN & ESPN3.com
Venue: Rudolf-Harbig Stadium - Dresden

dN

Read coverage by Jerrod Roh (U of M Women's asst coach) at IMSoccer News.

COPA AMERICA

The 2011 South American championship is being hosted by Argentina.

All games live on You Tube.

dN

Argentina and Colombia face off tonight.

Jonathan Wilson of the Guardian comments on the poor start to the tournament for both Argentina and Brazil.

dN

Group Stage

Matches & Scores:
-Fri Jul 1
Argentina 1-1 Bolivia - Arg goal by Kun Aguero. Bol goal by Edvaldo Rojas.
-Sat Jul 2
Colombia 1-0 Costa Rica - Col goal by Adrian Ramos.
-Sun Jul 3
Brazil 0-0 Venezuela
Paraguay 0-0 Ecuador
-Mon Jul 4
Uruguay 1-1 Peru - Uru goal by Luis Suarez. Per goal by Paolo Guerreo.
Chile 2-1 Mexico - Chi goals by Esteban Paredes & Arturo Vidal. Mex goal by Nestor Araujo.
-Wed Jul 6
Argentina v Colombia - 7:45pm CT on TeleFutura and YouTube
-Thu Jul 7
Bolivia v Costa Rica - 5:15pm CT on TeleFutura and YouTube
-Fri Jul 8
Chile v Uruguay - 5:15pm CT on TeleFutura and YouTube
Mexico v Peru - 7:45pm CT on Univision and YouTube
-Sat Jul 9
Brazil v Paraguay - 2:00pm CT on Univision and YouTube
Venezuela v Ecuador - 4:30 pm CT on TeleFutura and YouTube
-Sun Jul 10
Colombia v Bolivia - 2:00pm CT on TeleFutura and YouTube
-Mon Jul 11
Argentina v Costa Rica - 7:45pm CT on TeleFutura and YouTube
-Tue Jul 12
Chile v Peru - 5:15pm CT on TeleFutura and YouTube
Uruguay v Mexico - 7:45pm CT on Univision and YouTube
-Wed Jul 13
Paraguay v Venezuela - 5:15pm CT on TeleFutura and YouTube
Brazil v Ecuador - 7:45pm CT on TeleFutura

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Standings:
GROUP A
3 Colombia (+1)
1 Argentina (0)
1 Bolivia (0)
0 Costa Rica (-1)
GROUP B
1 Brazil (0)
1 Ecuador (0)
1 Paraguay (0)
1 Venezuela (0)
GROUP C
3 Chile (+1)
1 Peru (0)
1 Uruguay (0)
0 Mexico (-1)

The top 2 from each group and the next best 2 advance to the Quarterfinals.

FACT OF THE DAY

Soccer America breaks down the MLS attendance figures at the halfway point of the season.
-Attendance is up 1600 per game.
-At that pace and with an average of $25 per ticket that's $13.6 million more dollars to work with this season. Not bad at all.

THIS IS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT

Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports on the Houston Dynamo opening their brand new training facility. Great.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

OK. Forget which team you like, just tell me which of these two goals is more amazing:

-Eric Hassli - Vancouver

-Darlington Nagbe - Portland

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Is this what Tim Howard will be wearing for Everton this season? (Thanks to T for the image)
























MLS MATCHES, SCORES & STANDINGS


Week 17

Matches & Scores
-Wednesday, July 6, 2011
New York Red Bulls v Toronto FC - 7:00PM CT on Direct Kick and TSN
Venue: Red Bull Arena
Sporting Kansas City v Colorado Rapids - 7:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Vancouver Whitecaps FC v Columbus Crew - 9:00PM CT on Direct Kick and TSN
Venue: Empire Field
CD Chivas USA v San Jose Earthquakes - 9:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: The Home Depot Center
-Sat Jul 9
Sporting Kansas City v CD Chivas USA - 6:30PM CT on Galavision
Venue: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
New York Red Bulls v DC United - 6:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Red Bull Arena
Houston Dynamo v Toronto FC - 7:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Robertson Stadium
Real Salt Lake v FC Dallas - 8:00PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium
Colorado Rapids v Vancouver Whitecaps FC - 8:00PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
LA Galaxy v Chicago Fire SC - 9:30PM CT on FOX Soccer
Venue: The Home Depot Center
San Jose Earthquakes v Philadelphia Union - 9:30PM CT on Direct Kick
Venue: Buck Shaw Stadium
-Sun Jul 10
Portland Timbers v Seattle Sounders FC - 3:00PM CT on ESPN
Venue: JELD-WEN Field

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Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
27 Philadelphia Union (+5 GD) (17 GP)
25 New York Red Bulls (+6 GD) (18 GP)
24 Columbus Crew (+1 GD) (17 GP)
20 Sporting Kansas City (-1 GD) (16 GP)
20 Houston Dynamo (-1 GD) (18 GP)
19 DC United (-6 GD) (16 GP)
18 Toronto FC (-12 GD) (19 GP)
18 Chicago Fire SC (-3 GD) (18 GP)
16 New England Revolution (-8 GD) (18 GP)

WESTERN CONFERENCE
36 LA Galaxy (+10 GD) (20 GP)
34 FC Dallas (+9 GD) (18 GP)
32 Seattle Sounders FC (+7 GD) (20 GP)
27 Real Salt Lake (+9 GD) (16 GP)
23 Colorado Rapids (-2 GD) (18 GP)
21 San Jose Earthquakes (+3 GD) (16 GP)
18 Portland Timbers (-9 GD) (16 GP)
18 CD Chivas USA (-1 GD) (17 GP)
14 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (-7 GD) (18 GP)

MLS TEAM & PLAYER NEWS

General News

Alexi Lalas's weekly column on MLS for the Mirror of London.

NEW YORK RED BULLS

Brian Lewis of the NY Post on the Red Bulls defensive struggles.
-Lewis also says the team is not surprisingly looking for a new goalkeeper.

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

Marc Weber of the Province says 17 year old Omar Salgado has taken a beating already this season, and even though he doesn't like it, he is taking it.

MLS/SUM BUSINESS

The Tucson Sentinel reports on the city trying to lure MLS teams to hold spring training at their facilities.

NORTH AMERICA SUMMER CLUB FRIENDLY SCHEDULE

Big friendlies will be played this summer all around North America featuring mainly European teams in their preseasons.

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

MEXICO 2011 - USA U17 WORLD CUP

June 18 to July 10.

Official website

All games are shown on ESPN3.com, and some are shown on TV channel ESPNU.

dN

Semifinals

Matches & Scores:
-Thu Jul 7
Uruguay v Brazil - 3 pm CT
Germany v Mexico - 6pm CT

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

First Preliminary Round 2nd Leg matches will go down on Thu Jul 7.

ASIA

AFC 2014 World Cup Qualifying

The 8 1st Round winners and the next 22 lowest ranked teams will play another home and away series on Jul 23 and 28.
-Those 15 winners will meet up with the 5 highest seeds and formed into a group stage competition.

Round 2

Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Sat Jul 23
Thailand v Palestine
Lebanon v Bangladesh
China v Laos
Turkmenistan v Indonesia
Kuwait v Philippines
Oman v Myanmar
Saudi Arabia v Hong Kong
Iran v Maldives
Syria v Tajikistan
Qatar v Vietnam
Iraq v Yemen
Singapore v Malaysia
Uzbekistan v Kyrgyzstan
United Arab Emirates v India
Jordan v Nepal

2nd Leg
-Thu Jul 28
Palestine v Thailand
Bangladesh v Lebanon
Laos v China
Indonesia v Turkmenistan
Philippines v Kuwait
Myanmar v Oman
Hong Kong v Saudi Arabia
Maldives v Iran
Tajikistan v Syria
Vietnam v Qatar
Yemen v Iraq
Malaysia v Singapore
Kyrgyzstan v Uzbekistan
India v United Arab Emirates
Nepal v Jordan

ENDERS

What is going on?

-The USA U20 team had played in every U20 World Cup - until this year.
-The USA Men had never lost a group stage game in the Gold Cup - until this year.
-The USA Women had never lost a group stage game in the World Cup - until this year.

Coincidence?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Fordprefect said...

The idiots at Le Coq Sportif should be hung, drawn, and quartered. The shirts get worse and worse every year. Is that actually a keeper shirt?

8:30 PM  
Blogger drew_brown said...

soooo...when soccer 'makes it' in the US we'll see a camo version for every team!

12:40 PM  

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