Monday, December 05, 2011

Some Soccer News for Mon Dec 5, 2011


Clint Dempsey got the games only goal today as Fulham took out Liverpool!


Shalrie Joseph has re-signed with the New England Revolution. He has said during the season that he was going to leave the team. Obviously all the new changes convinced him otherwise.


The USA U17 team had a powerhouse performance on Sunday dismantling Brazil 3-1. See details in section below.


Huge congrats to Boca Juniors for winning the Argentina Primera Division championship. Hooray Beer!


Huge congrats to Corinthians on winning the Brazilain Serie A for 2011. Hooray icey cold beverages. (Adriano is on the team so we probably shouldn't serve alcohol.)


Huge congrats to Kashiwa Reysol the 2011 J-League champions! Hooray Sake!


It will be Santos Laguna v UANL Tigres in the Mexican Primera Apertura Final on Thu & Sun.


The Club World Cup starts on Thursday.

All matches played in Toyota and Yokohama Japan.

Teams featured:
Barcelona - UEFA champion
Santos - CONMEBOL champion
Monterrey - CONCACAF champion
Esperance - Africa champion
Al-Sadd - Asia champion
Auckland City - Oceania champion
Kashiwa Reysol - host & Japanese champion


The final round of Group Stage play is this Tue and Wed. Someone big will be out!


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

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


A huge weekend in the German Bundesliga as the top 4 faced off against each other!

Matches & Scores:
-Sat Dec 3
Monchengladbach 1-1 Dortmund - the tie game dropped them both a spot in the standings to #3 & #2 respectively.
Bayern Munich 4-1 Werder Bremen - Bayern pulled out the whipping stick and vaulted back to the #1 position, while Werder fell to one place to 5th.


New York Times obituary for Brazilian great Socrates.


Tour Itinerary
Mon Dec 5 - depart
Tue Dec 6/7 - train at Ajax Academy
Wed Dec 7 - attend Champions League match: Ajax v Real Madrid
Thu Dec 8 - Game 1: MLS v Ajax Reserves
Fri Dec 9/10 - train at Ajax Academy
Sat Dec 10 - attend Eredivisie match: AZ v De Graafschap
Sun Dec 11/12 - train at Ajax Academy
Mon Dec 12 - attend match: Ajax U23 v PSV U23
Tue Dec 13 - Game 2: MLS v FC Volendam (in Volendam)
Wed Dec 14 - Game 3: MLS v Almere City FC (in Almere)
Thu Dec 15 - return

David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes
Zac MacMath - Philadelphia Union
Kevin Alston - New England Revolution
Conor Shanosky - D.C. United
Kofi Sarkodie - Houston Dynamo
Michael Tetteh - Seattle Sounders FC
Zarek Valentin - Montreal Impact
Dilly Duka - Columbus Crew
Sacir Hot - New York Red Bulls
Amobi Okugo - Philadelphia Union
Luis Gil - Real Salt Lake
Matt Kassel - New York Red Bulls
Jack McInerney - Philadelphia Union
Tony Tchani - Columbus Crew
Will Bruin - Houston Dynamo
Corey Hertzog - New York Red Bulls
Danny Mwanga - Philadelphia Union
Omar Salgado - Vancouver Whitecaps FC


General News

Results of the 1st Re-Entry Draft for veteran players:

Trades etc

Vancouver traded goalkeeper Jay Nolly to Chicago for a 2013 1st Round Supplemental Draft pick.


The Fire bought the contract of forward Orr Barouch who was on loan to them last season from UANL Tigres of Mexico.


CR signs winger Brian Mullan to a new contract. No details to be found.

The team is also talking with former player Claudio Lopez to head up South American scouting.


Santino Quaranta who was cut from the team last week has announced his retirement! Wow. does a season review Q & A with head coach Ben Olsen.


MI confirms that they are negotiating to sign Nicolas Anelka, who has been given permission by Chelsea to pursue a deal elsewhere.

The team signed midfielder Ian Westlake from their NASL roster.


NYRB has signed right back Connor Lade from their academy team. He had played this past season at St Johns University.


The Sounders talented back up goalkeeper Terry Boss has been forced into retirement due to the effects of concussions.


The Caps signed goalkeeper Joe Cannon and midfielder John Thorringtn to new contracts.


LA Galaxy Asia Pacific Tour 2011

A defensive disaster for the Galaxy in the Philippines! They gave up a goal! On the other hand they scored 6.

Match report from the Manila Bulletin.
-Some great quaint quotes from the article:
"Minutes after Keane's goal, a short shot that mesmerized Sacapano, the so-called "Blue-Haired Guy" named Ebong Joson announced that there was a missing kid named Vincent Ferrer.
After the announcement, Ferrer was found, the crowd was delighted but Cristman made it 4-1 in the 62nd minute off a Donovan pass."

"Manny Pacquiao was at the game and when Beckham went off he game his jersey to Manny.
After playing 75 minutes, Beckham came out in place of Jovan Kirovski then approached Pacquiao to give his game jersey. A smiling Pacquiao showed Beckham's gift like it was a world title belt."


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Nov 30
Indonesian Super League All-Stars 0-1 LA Galaxy - LAG goal by Robbie Keane.
Venue: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium - Jakarta, Indonesia
-Sat Dec 3
Philippines National Team 1-6 LA Galaxy - PNT goal by Phil Younghusband. LAG goals by David Beckham, Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, Gregg Berhalter(PK) & Adam Cristman(2).
Venue: Rizal Memorial Stadium - Manila, Philippines
-Tue Dec 6
Melbourne Victory v LA Galaxy - 2:30am CT on Fox Soccer.
Venue: Etihad Stadium - Melbourne, Australia


I have now been told by four different people that Phil Rawlins who owns Orlando City FC is a stand up guy with only the best intentions for soccer and his team.


NCAA Championship Tournament


Matches & Scores:
-Sat Dec 3
North Carolina 2-0 St Mary's
Louisville 0-1 UCLA
Creighton 1-0 USF
-Sun Dec 4
Connecticut 1-1 Charlotte - Cha wins 4-2 in Penalty Kick Shootout.


Final Four will be held in Hoover AL

Matches & Scores:
-Fri Dec 9
Charlotte v Creighton - 5pm CT
North Carolina v UCLA - 7:30pm CT

Matches & Scores:
-Sun Dec 11
Semifinal Winners


The USA wins the 2011 Nike International Friendlies tournament title.

A decisive win over Brazil on Sunday gave the USA the crown.

So, just how good are these kids? Remember they are just 15 & 16.
The most amazing part to me is their awareness of where they are on the field combined with their cool heads when finishing. I don't know how they stay so calm and focused on the task. Most veteran pros can't do that.

Watch these three goals:
-Wesley Wade and Junior Flores combine amazingly for a Flores goal. Cool Calm and Collected.
-Rubio Rubin with one of the most deft touches you will ever see. Eyes in the back of his head and super foot skills to match.
-Flores turns provider for Wade as they turn the Brazilians inside out. Flores burns em and the Wade uses magic feet to score.


Matches & Scores:
-Wed Nov 30
USA 2-2 France - USA goals by DeAndre Robinson & Wesley Wade.
Brazil 1-0 Turkey
-Fri Dec 2
USA 2-1 Turkey - USA goals by Tyler Turner & Herbert Mejia-Flores.
France v Brazil
-Sun Dec 4
USA 3-1 Brazil - USA goals by Rubio Rubin, Tyler Turner & Wesley Wade.
Turkey 3-3 France


7 USA (+3)
4 Brazil (-1)
3 France (0)
1 Turkey (-2)


USA roster
Paul Christensen - Seattle Sounders
Evan Louro - New York Red Bulls
Adonis Amaya - Chivas USA
Connor Donovan - NC Alliance
Shaquell Moore - Cobb FC
Kevin Politz - New York Red Bulls
John Requejo Jr. - Real So Cal
Tyler Turner - South Central Premier
Jorge Calix - DC United
Steven Echevarria - New York Red Bulls
Angel Heredia - San Jose Earthquakes
Guyllain Kabala - New England Revolution
Danya Kafai - Juventus Sports Club
Christopher Lema - New York Red Bulls
Herber Mejia-Flores - McLean Youth Soccer
Rubio Rubin - Westside Metros
Corey Baird - San Diego Surf
DeAndre Robinson - Concorde Fire
Wesley Wade - New York Red Bulls
Dembakwi Yomba - Concorde Fire Academy


Clint Dempsey got the games only goal today as Fulham took out Liverpool!


Jozy Altidore got another goal for AZ. But they lost.


Hey Brad Guzan is alive! He actually played some Premiership minutes! Kept a clean sheet v Man U after coming on as a sub. But they lost on a goal allowed before he entered the game for an injured Shea Given.


Game Action:

BELGIUM - Pro League
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht - went the full 90 getting a yellow card as they drew 0-0 v Oh Leuven.

DENMARK - Superliga
Clarence Goodson - Brondy - played the whole game as they drew 1-1 at Koge.
Conor O'Brien - SonderjyskE - came on as a sub in the 75th min but lost badly 0-4 v OB.
Michael Parkhurst - Nordsjaelland - went the distance as they drew 0-0 v Mitdjylland.
Chris Rolfe - AaB - played the whole game but lost 4-2 at Silkeborg.
Brad Rusin - HB Koge - came on as a sub in the 73rd min as they drew 1-1 v Brondby.

ENGLAND - Premier League
Clint Dempsey - Fulham - played the whole match getting a yellow and the games only goal as they won 1-0 v Liverpool.
Brad Friedel - Tottenham - in goal as usual and they won 3-0 v Bolton.
Brad Guzan - Aston Villa - came on as a rare keeper sub in the 38th min but lost 0-1 v Manchester United.
Tim Howard - Everton - went the distance but lost 0-1 v Stoke.

GERMANY - Bundesliga
Timmy Chandler - Nurnberg - went the full 90 but lost 2-0 v Hamburg.
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover - played the entire match but drew 1-1 at Freiburg.
Fabian Johnson - Hoffenheim - started but came off in the 59th min as they lost 2-0 at Leverkusen.
Jermaine Jones - Schalke - did not suit up as they won 3-1 v Augsburg.
Daniel Williams - Hoffenheim - went the distance as they lost 2-0 at Leverkusen.

ITALY - Serie A
Michael Bradley - Chievo Verona - went the full 90 as they drew 0-0 v Atalanta.

NETHERLANDS - Eredivisie
Jozy Altidore - AZ Alkmaar - went the full 90 scoring a goal but lost badly 5-1 at Heerenveen.


LIGUILLA - Semifinals

Tigres and Santos advance!

Matches & Scores:
2nd Leg
(1st leg scores included)
-Sat Dec 3
Santos Laguna 3-2 Morelia - series ends tied 4-4 with SL advancing as the higher seed (4 to 7) - SL goals by Juan Rodriguez(PK) & Christian Suarez(2). Mor goals both by Angel Sepulveda.
-Sun Dec 4
Tigres 1-0 Queretaro - Tig advances 1-0 - Tig goal by Miguel Lopez (Own Goal).


Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Thu Dec 8
Santos Laguna v UANL Tigres
2nd Leg
-Sun Dec 11
UANL Tigres v Santos Laguna


Check out all the FA Cup - 6th Round - Scores


Recap du Nord: #1 Corinthians and #2 Vasco both tied giving the championship to Corinthians on the last day of the season!

Serie A Standings (38 of 38 games played):
71 Corinthians - LAST: Sun Dec 4 D 0-0 v Palmeiras
69 Vasco da Gama - LAST: Sun Dec 4 D 1-1 v Flamengo


Recap du Nord: With a decisive win by Boca Juniors they have claimed the championship. There are two rounds left to play, but the title is there.

Primera Division - Apertura - Standings (16 of 19 played):
39 Boca Juniors - LAST: Sun Dec 4 W 3-0 v Banfield


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to pick at nits but is there a reason you keep putting the info about Phil Rawlins under the "NASL News" tag? Maybe a hint that Orlando will be joining the NASL again?... I think Austin was part of the NASL group.


7:02 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

no reason smatthew - just my incompetence.
thank you for correcting me.
always very much appreciated.

8:15 AM  

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