Friday, September 23, 2011

Some Soccer News for Friday Sep 23, 2011

Hi Kids, Joe the Curmudgeon here again while Brucio is living the high life in NYC. I hope he's having a good time and will take a snapshot or two. Bruce is there to see the Portland Timbers visit to Red Bull Arena and their match against the New York Red Bulls. Perhaps he'll be seated next to Rafa Márquez.

Rafa, one of NYRB's designated players, was suspended for the match by manager Hans Backe for his unkind words towards his teammates and coaches following the team's disapointing showing in a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night. It's sad for all involved because the press keeps saying that each game is 'oh so important for NYRB's playoff chances'. Well, this is truly the case with five regular season matches remaining. NYRB will have their hands full with a fearless Portland side who is fighting for a playoff spot of their own.

The match start at 7:30pm Eastern and be available on MSG, MLS Direct Kick or MLS Matchday online.

Other MLS Matches this weekend:

Friday, Sept 23
Philadelphia Union @ Sporting Kansas City - 8:30 ET Fox Soccer

Saturday, Sept 24
Houston Dynamo @ FC Dallas - 4:00 ET Telefutura
Real Salt Lake @ DC United - 7:30 ET
LA Galaxy @ Columbus Crew - 7:30 ET
San Jose Earthquakes @ Colorado Rapids - 9:00 ET
Seattle Sounders @ Vancouver Whitecaps - 10:30 ET
Toronto FC @ Chivas USA - 7:30 ET

Sunday, Sept 25
New England Revolution @ Chicago Fire - 4:00 ET

Check Bruce's Wednesday post to see the standings and Supporter's Shield data...


From the Twitter of @GrantWahl - Ex-World Cup referee Byron Moreno sentenced today in New York to 2.5 years in prison for heroin trafficking.

TV and Online matches: Saturday matches:
Manchester City v Everton - 7:45am ET - Also on ESPN2
Serie A - Bologna vs. Inter 11:55am ET
German Bundesliga - Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen 12:30 ET
Serie A - Milan vs. Cesena 2:40 ET
Serie A - Napoli vs. Fiorentina 2:40 ET
Eredivisie - Ajax vs. Twente Enschede 2:45 ET
La Liga - Barcelona vs. Atletico de Madrid 4:00 ET

Sunday on
Serie A - Lazio vs. Palermo 8:55am ET
Serie A - Catania vs. Juventus 8:55am ET
La Liga - Levante vs. Espanyol (SPA) 10:00am ET
NCAA - Florida vs. Tennessee 2:00 ET
Serie A - Parma vs. Roma 2:40 ET
La Liga - Zaragoza vs. Malaga 4:00 ET

Saturday Fox Soccer Channel Matches
Arsenal v Bolton 10:00am ET
Stoke City v Manchester Utd. 12:30 ET
Serie A - AC Milan v Cesena 2:30 ET

Sunday on FSC
Serie A - Catania v Juventus 9am ET
Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa 11:00am ET
Serie A - Parma v Roma 2:30 ET


Thursday night, the USWNT faced Canada before some 18,570 fans in the Rose City of Portland, OR in an International Friendly match. The USA won the game 3-nil with two goals coming from Abby Wambach (63', 70') and Alex Morgan with the final nail at 92'. Well done, Portland. Nice support. Match recap

Have a great weekend, everyone. Stay safe.


Blogger lukacs slc said...

JOE to the C, great stuff, thanks for filling in for il Bruce. Can i opine at your way of listing MLS games?

This is the wrong way:
Real Salt Lake @ DC United - 7:30 ET

This is the right way:

DC United v Real Salt Lake - 7:30 ET

HOME TEAM FIRST, it's tradition and easy. Thanks, LG in SLC

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