Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Some Soccer News for Wed Nov 23, 2011

STARTERS

Where the fuck is Waldo? Hideous new USA shirts uncovered by Todo Sobre Camisetas























-All these other countries got decent looking shirts, but not us.

dN

MLS gives us a video of the whole day surrounding the Cup final. Great documentary footage in the locker-rooms, on the field, partying, celebrating, winning.

DU NORD AT THE CONTROLS

du Nord at the Controls - Tue Nov 22, 2011 - new music mix at Spotify.

MONTREAL IMPACT MLS EXPANSION DRAFT PICKS

Here are the 10 players they chose:

Jeb Brovsky - Vancouver
Bobby Burling - San Jose
Brian Ching - Houston
Josh Gardner - Columbus
Justin Mapp - Philadelphia
Sanna Nyassi - Colorado
James Riley - Seattle
Seth Sinovic - Kansas City
Zarek Valentin - Chivas
Collen Warner - Salt Lake

Brian Ching told the Houston Chronicle yesterday that if he was chosen by Montreal he would not go, and would retire. I assume the Impact think they can change his mind, otherwise it is a stupidly wasted pick.

After the draft MI made a couple more moves:
-Traded James Riley to Chivas for starting striker Justin Braun and Gerson Mayen who had been loaned out to Ft Lauderdale last season.
-Bought Tyson Wahl from Seattle.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Matchday 5

Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune reviews Tuesday's games including Man City bungling one at Napoli.

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Nov 22
CSKA Moskva 0-2 Lille Metropole
Bayern Munich 3-1 Villarreal
Lyon 0-0 Ajax
Real Madrid 6-2 Dinamo Zagreb
Napoli 2-1 Manchester City
Trabzonspor 1-1 Inter Milan
Otelul Galati 2-3 Basel
Manchester United 2-2 Benfica

Leverkusen, Arsenal and APOEL advanced on Wednesday.

Dortmund were the big shockers to get eliminated.

-Wed Nov 23
Zenit St Petersburg 0-0 APOEL
AC Milan 2-3 Barcelona
BATE Borisov 0-1 Plzen
Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Chelsea
Valencia 7-0 Genk
Marseille 0-1 Olympiacos
Arsenal 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Shakhtar Donetsk 0-2 Porto

ADV: APOEL, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich

OUT: BATE, Shakhtar Dontesk, Borussia Dortmund, Genk, Dinamo Zagreb, Otelul Galati, Viktoria Plzen, Villarreal

Matchday 6 - final round of group play

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Dec 6
Chelsea v Valencia
Genk v Leverkusen
Olympiacos v Arsenal
Dortmund v Marseille
Porto v Zenit
APOEL v Shakhtar Donetsk
Barcelona v BATE
Plzen v Milan
-Wed Dec 7
Man City v Bayern
Villarreal v Napoli
Lille v Trabzonspor
Inter v CSKA Moskva
Basel v Man United
Benfica v Otelul Galati
Dinamo Zagreb v Lyon
Ajax v Real Madrid

FIFASCANDALIZATIONINGS

Press Assoc reports that British lawmakers are considering an official investigation into FIFA corruption.
-Jack Warner is specifically named as asking for a bribe.

THATS WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

The Portland Timbers' Sal Zizzo has opened his own Food Cart serving up traditional Italian fare.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Fox Soccer has two videos of an interview with FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter.
-Goal Line Technology and Diving
-MLS on European Schedule

PICTURE OF THE DAY

The Guardian with a photo essay of David Beckham's LA Galaxy career.

MLS TEAM & PLAYER NEWS

General News

Steven Goff of the Washington Post with updates on future plans for Charlie Davies, Omar Gonazlez, Jonathan Bornstein and Mo Edu.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY SC

KC released 4 players today: Scott Lorenz, Jeferson, Milos Stojcev and Craig Rocastle.

LA GALAXY

Video of David Beckham being interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel - Part 1 - and - Part 2.

NEW YORK RED BULLS

Brian Lewis of the Post talks to Tim Ream about the English teams that are interested in buying his contract in January.

PHILADELPHIA UNION

The Union acquired Whitecaps midfielder Nizar Khalfan for no compensation because he was released by the team but still under contract to MLS.

SEATTLE SOUNDERS

Century Link Field will have new fake turf installed this winter after the NFL season ends.

MLS/USA RELATED RUMORS

Didier Drogba, Alessandro Del Piero and Nicolas Anelka are all back on the MLS rumor pile. And what a pile those three make.

MLS STADIUMS

Center Line Soccer unearths drawings and details on the proposed San Jose Earthquakes stadium.





















USA U23/OLYMPIC TEAM


Brian Sciaretta of Yanks Abroad talks to Dilly Duka of Columbus after the recent training camp.

USA U17 TEAM

Coming up next week for the U17s is the Nike International Friendlies.

Matches & Scores:
-Wed Nov 30
USA v France - 4pm CT on FOX Soccer
Brazil v Turkey
-Fri Dec 2
USA v Turkey - 4pm CT on FOX Soccer
France v Brazil
-Sun Dec 4
USA v Brazil - 4pm CT on FOX Soccer
Turkey v France

AMERICANS IN EUROPE

Nick Leydon of Yanks Abroad talks to Gale Agbossoumonde of Eintracht Frankfurt who is finally feeling a little at home with a club team, and hoping to build into a senior team player, then get back in good standing with the USA.

Brian Sciaretta of Yanks Abroad introduces us to Danijal Brkovic of Velez Mostar in the Bosnian Premier League.

dN

Coming Up:

DENMARK - DBU Pokalen - Quarterfinals
Conor O'Brien - SonderjyskE - Wed Nov 23 W 1-5 at Naesby
Michael Parkhurst - Nordsjaelland - Thu Nov 24 at Kobenhavn
Brad Rusin - HB Koge - Thu Nov 24 at Vejle-Kolding

ENGLAND - FA Cup - 1st Round Replay
Anton Peterlin - Wallsall - Wed Nov 24 v Exeter

ITALY - Coppa Italia 4th round
-Thu Nov 24
Michael Bradley - Chievo - v Modena

UEFA - Europa League - Group Stage - Matchday 5
Jozy Altidore - AZ - Wed Nov 30 at Malmo
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover - Wed Nov 30 at Standard Liege
Clint Dempsey - Fulham - Thu Dec 1 at Twente
Brad Friedel - Tottenham - Wed Nov 30 v PAOK
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht - Thu Dec 1 at AEK Athens
Jermiane Jones - Schalke - Thu Dec 1 v Steaua Buchurest
Oguchi Onyewu - Sporting - Thu Dec 1 v Zurich
Jonathan Spector - Birmingham - Wed Nov 30 at Braga

MEXICO

Laguilla - Quarterfinals

Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Sat Nov 19
Queretaro 2-1 Guadalajara
Morelia 2-1 Cruz Azul
-Sun Nov 20
Chiapas Jaguares 2-2 Santos Laguna
Pachuca 0-1 UANL Tigres
2nd Leg (with 1st Leg scores included)
-Sat Nov 26
Cruz Azul v Morelia (1-2)
Guadalajara v Queretaro (1-2)
-Sun Nov 27
Santos Laguna v Chicapas Jaguares (2-2)
UANL Tigres v Pachuca (1-0)

ENGLAND

Donald McRae of the Guardian talks to LeBron James about his ownership stake in Liverpool, and the NBA lockout etc.

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Matchday 5 - Thu Nov 24.

Group Standings

BRAZIL

Recap du Nord: #'s 1, 2 & 3, Corinthians, Vasco and Flu all won and stayed in their spots. But #4 Figueirense lost and dropped down 1 to #5. While 5th place Botafogo lost and fell to 8th. Internacional hopped up into the 4th place position.

Serie A Top 5 Standings (35 of 38 games played):
67 Corinthians - LAST: Sun Nov 20 W 2-1 v Atletico Minero - NEXT: Sun Nov 27 at Figueirense
65 Vasco da Gama - LAST: Sat Nov 19 W 2-0 v Avai - NEXT: Sun Nov 27 at Fluminense
62 Fluminense - LAST: Sun Nov 20 W 0-4 at Figueirense - NEXT: Sun Nov 27 v Vasco da Gama
57 Internacional (+14) - NEXT: Sun Nov 27 at Flamento
57 Figueirense (+2) - LAST: Sun Nov 20 L 0-4 v Flamengo - NEXT: Sun Nov 27 v Corinthians
- - - - -
5th to 8th 55 Botafogo - LAST: Sun Nov 20 L 1-2 v Internacional

ARGENTINA

Recap du Nord: The top 2 faced off to a scoreless draw which suited #1 Boca just fine as they hold an 8 point lead with 4 games to play. Racing Club stays 2nd. Tigre were the only top 5 team to win and that moves them from 5th to 3rd. #3 Lanus lost and took a huge tumble all the way down to 7th place. #5 Atl Rafaela also lost and plummeted to 9th. Oof. Velez and Colon got wins and moved up to 4th and 5th respectively.

Primera Division - Apertura - Top 5 Standings (15 of 19 played):
33 Boca Juniors - LAST: Sun Nov 20 D 0-0 v Racing Club - NEXT: Sun Nov 27 at Godoy Cruz
25 Racing Club - LAST: Sun Nov 20 D 0-0 at Boca Juniors - NEXT: Sat Nov 25 v Belgrano
24 Tigre (+4) - LAST: Fri Nov 18 W 0-1 at Newell's Old Boys - NEXT: Fri Nov 25 v Atletico Rafaela
24 Velez Sarsfield (+4) - NEXT: Sun Nov 27 v Colon
24 Colon (+2) - NEXT: Sun Nov 27 at Velez Sarsfield
- - - - -
7th 23 Lanus (+5) - LAST: Mon Nov 21 L 0-1 v Arsenal
9th 23 Atletico Rafaela (+1) - LAST: Sun Nov 20 L 1-0 at Colon

ASIA

Server Djeparov of Uzbekistan and Al-Shabab (Saudi Arabia) was named the Asian Player of the Year.

OCEANIA 2014 WORLD CUP QUALIFYING

The Thomas Rongen coached American Samoa won their first of 3 games to be played this weekend. But thats not the real story - Its their first win EVER!

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Nov 22
American Samoa 2-1 Tonga
Cook Islands 2-3 Samoa
-Thu Nov 24
American Samoa v Cook Islands
Samoa v Tonga
-Sat Nov 26
Samoa v American Samoa
Tonga v Cook Islands

Standings:
3 Samoa (+1)
3 American Samoa (+1)
0 Tonga (-1)
0 Cook Islands (-1)

Game Schedule

3 Comments:

Blogger Paul Poenicke said...

Brucio, don't bite the hand that feeds you. Thanks for your honest opinion on the unis. We have a new nickname: the fugly Waldos.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Tyler Walter said...

I actually like the uniforms...

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm curious to see the shorts. could make or break the kit, to me. the jersey is okay... it might look pretty sharp on the field.

9:34 AM  

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