Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Some Soccer News for Wed Jan 25, 2012

DU NORD AT THE CONTROLS

du Nord at the Controls - Jan 24, 2012 - new music mix at Spotify.

STORY OF THE DAY

Reuters with an article on the record profits in the German Bundesliga for 2011.
-Also the highest average attendance in the world at 42,000+ per game.

LANDON DONOVAN AT EVERTON

Friday in the English FA Cup we will get to see LD, Tim Howard and Everton take on Clint Dempsey and Fulham.
-Everton has a video interview with Tim Howard talking about this big game.

Fox Soccer will show the game live on Friday at 2pm CT.

TEAM USA - EL EQUIPO DE TODOS

The team has come to the final day of the annual January training camp.

dN

US Soccer with the latest notes from Panama.

Brent Latham of MLSsoccer.com on what Klinsmann is expecting to see from his team tonight.

Jonah Freedman of MLSsoccer.com on Michael Parkhurst.

Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America talks to and assesses Brek Shea's development in the USA system.

John Godfrey of the NY Times with a preview of tonight's game.

Glenn Davis at Soccer Matters does a Q & A with Geoff Cameron.

dN

International Friendlies
Matches & Scores:
-Sat Jan 21
USA 1-0 Venezuela - USA goal by Ricardo Clark.
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium
-Wed Jan 25
Panama v USA - 7:30pm CT on ESPN3.com and Galavision.
Venue: Estadio Rommel Fernandez

dN

USA Roster
G:
Bill Hamid - DC United
Sean Johnson - Chicago Fire SC
Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
D:
Geoff Cameron - Houston Dynamo
AJ DeLaGarza - LA Galaxy
Zach Loyd - FC Dallas
Jeff Parke - Seattle Sounders
Michael Parkhurst - FC Nordsjaelland
Heath Pearce - CD Chivas USA
M:
Ricardo Clark - Eintracht Frankfurt
Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders
Benny Feilhaber - New England Revolution
Jermaine Jones - Schalke
Jeff Larentowicz - Colorado Rapids
Brek Shea - FC Dallas
Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
F:
Teal Bunbury - Sporting Kansas City
CJ Sapong - Sporting Kansas City
Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes

dN

Panama's roster for Wednesday
G:
Luis Mejia - Fenix
Kevin Melgar - Alianza
D:
Rolando Algandona - San Francisco
Edward Benitez - Sporting San Miguelito
Eduardo Dasent - Tauro
Carlos Rodriguez - Dallas
Sergio Thompson - Sporting San Miguelito
Eric Vasquez - Chorrillo
M:
Rolando Botello - Tauro
Gabriel Gomez - Philadephia Union
Juan de Gracia - Chepo
Luis Ovalle - Sporting San Miguelito
Alberto Quintero - Chorrillo
Marcos Sanchez - Tauro
Amir Waithe - San Francisco
F:
Manuel Mosquera - Arabe Unido
Blas Perez - Dallas
Luis Renteria - Tauro

USA U23/OLYMPIC TEAM

Are now finished with the most recent training camp in preparation for the March qualifying tournament.

dN

US Soccer with a few details on the team's win in their 2nd match in Costa Rica.

dN

International Friendlies
Matches & Scores:
-Sat Jan 21
Saprissa Reserves 0-0 USA U23
-Tue Jan 24
Alajuelense 0-1 USA U23 - USA goal by Tony Taylor.

dN

Roster
G:
Matt Lampson - Columbus Crew
Zac MacMath - Philadelphia Union
Brian Perk - LA Galaxy
D:
Royal-Dominique Fennell - Stuttgarter Kickers
Sebastien Ibeagha - Duke
Kofi Sarkodie - Houston Dynamo
Zarek Valentin - Montreal Impact
Jorge Villafana - Chivas USA
Andrew Wenger - Duke
Sheanon Williams - Philadelphia Union
M:
Isaac Acuna - Merida
Joe Corona - Tijuana
Mikkel Diskerud - Stabaek
Dilly Duka - Columbus Crew
Jared Jeffrey - Mainz
Sebastian Lletget - West Ham
Amobi Okugo - Philadelphia Union
Kelyn Rowe - UCLA
Michael Stephens - LA Galaxy
F:
Freddy Adu - Philadelphia Union
Jack McInerney - Philadelphia Union
Tony Taylor - Atletico CP

COPA LIBERTADORES

Qualifying Round
Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Tue Jan 24
Arsenal 3-0 Sport Huancayo - Ars goals by Jorge Cordoba, Emilio Zelaya & Claudio Mosca.
El Nacional 1-0 Libertad - EN goal by Juan Luis Anangono.
-Wed Jan 25
Union Espanola v Tigres UANL
Real Potosi v Flamengo
Internacional v Once Caldas
-Thu Jan 26
Penarol v Caracas

DO YOU REALIZE

Seattle Sounders took over the Tacoma Tide PDL team today and will make them an official part of their academy set up.
-The team name will change to Seattle Sounders U23.

MLS TEAM & PLAYER NEWS

General News

MLS teams have signed EIGHT players from Colombia already this offseason. Wow.

Player Transactions

Colorado has signed 28 year old Colombian playmaker Jaime Castrillon from Once Caldas.

dN

The Red Bulls are expected to announce the signing of 20 year old Icelandic defensive midfielder Victor Palsson from Hibernian in Scotland.

dN

NYRB also signed 24 year old American goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo from Finnish team Oulu.

dN

Chicago has signed forward Kheli Dube who was released by the New England Revs.

CD CHIVAS USA

Chivas announced two new signings yesterday and here is more detail on their positions on the field:
-John Valencia is a right centerback
-Marvin Iraheta is a central defensive midfielder

COLORADO RAPIDS

Recently fired USA U17 head coach Wilmar Cabrera has been hired as an assistant to new head coach Oscar Pareja.

dN

Ex Rapids head coach Gary Smith has been hired as they new boss of English League One team Stevenage.
-Here is the story from the new team.

COLUMBUS CREW

Adam Jardy of the Dispatch introduces us to new Chilean midfielder Milovan Mirosevic.
-The team is hoping they have found a new "#10".

dN

Jardy reports on the return from shoulder surgery for centerback Julius James.

dN

Jardy also ask an important question - with both forwards Andres Mendoza & Emilio Renteria gone, who is going to score the goals?

dN

Michael Arace of the Dispatch is intrigued by the team's offseason moves.

DC UNITED

Former USA prodigy Stefan Jerome is in preseason camp with DC!

dN

DCU put out this injured player update:
-Branko Boskovic (ACL tear) and Perry Kitchen (turf toe) are fully recovered and in full training.
-Chris Pontius (right tibia fracture) and Ethan White (right PCL tear) are working with team trainers on their recovery.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY SC

Tod Palmer of the Star looks for leadership on the KC roster.

MONTREAL IMPACT

Justin Braun scored for Montreal as they beat Tecos 0-1 down in Guadalajara Mexico.

REAL SALT LAKE

RSL begins their preseason on Thursday.

TORONTO FC

Fullback Richard Eckersley who was with TFC on loan last season from Burnley in England was released from his contract and will sign on with Toronto permanently.

AMERICANS IN EUROPE

West Ham raves about George John's debut in a reserve match yesterday in which he scored the only goal and played a strong game.

dN

David Smith of Yanks Abroad talks to Jonathan Spector about his season in the Championship Division with Birmingham.

dN

Game Action:

ITALY - Coppa Italia - Quarterfinals
Michael Bradley - Chievo Verona - Wed Jan 25 - came on as a sub in the 80th min but lost 0-1 v Siena.

ENGLAND

English League Cup - Semifinals

Liverpool advanced today to face Cardiff in the Final.

Matches & Scores:
2nd Leg
-Tue Jan 24
Cardiff City 1-0 Crystal Palace - series ended tied 1-1, and CC wins 3-1 in Penalty Kick Shootout.
-Wed Jan 25
Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City - Liv advances 3-2 on aggregate

dN

Coming up this weekend is the next round of the FA Cup.

SPAIN

Copa Del Rey - Quarterfinals

Mirandes will take on Bilbao in one side of the Semifinals, while Barcelona will face the winner of Valencia and Levante in the other.

Matches & Scores:
2nd Leg
-Tue Jan 24
Mirandes 2-1 Espanyol - series ends tied 4-4 - Mir advances on away goals tie breaker
-Wed Jan 25
Mallorca 0-1 Athletic Bilbao - AB advances 3-0 on aggregate
Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid - Bar advances 4-3 on aggregate
-Thu Jan 26
Levante v Valencia (1-4)

ITALY

Coppa Italia - Quarterfinals

Siena and Napoli advanced to the Semi.

Inter lost for the first time in 9 games in all competitions today.

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Jan 24
Juventus 3-0 Roma
-Wed Jan 25
Chievo 0-1 Siena
Napoli 2-0 Inter
-Thu Jan 26
Lazio v Milan

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2012

The African national team championship tournament begins Sat Jan 21 and is co-hosted by Gabon & Equatorial Guinea.

You can watch the tournament online right here.

dN

Co-Host Equatorial Guinea won their 2nd game today and advanced to the knock out rounds.

While Senegal flops badly and becomes the first team knocked out.

Jonathan Wilson of the Guardian on the frail Ghana team.

dN

Standings:
Group A
ADV-6 Equatorial Guinea
4 Zambia
1 Libya
OUT-0 Senegal
Group B
3 Angola
3 Cote d'Ivoire
0 Burkina Faso
0 Sudan
Group C
3 Gabon
3 Tunisia
0 Morocco
0 Niger
Group D
3 Ghana
3 Mali
0 Botswana
0 Guinea

dN

Group Stage
Matches & Scores:
-Sat Jan 21
Equatorial Guinea 1-0 Libya
Senegal 1-2 Zambia
Venue: Estadio de Bata, Bata
-Sun Jan 22
Cote d'Ivoire 1-0 Sudan
Burkina Faso 1-2 Angola
Venue: Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
-Mon Jan 23
Gabon 2-0 Niger
Morocco 1-2 Tunisia
Venue: Stade d'Angondje, Libreville
-Tue Jan 24
Ghana 1-0 Botswana
Mali 1-0 Guinea
Venue: Stade de Franceville, Franceville
-Wed Jan 25
Libya 2-2 Zambia
Equatorial Guinea 2-1 Senegal
Venue: Estadio de Bata, Bata
-Thu Jan 26
Sudan v Angola
Cote d'Ivoire v Burkina Faso
Venue: Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo
-Fri Jan 27
Niger v Tunisia
Gabon v Morocco
Venue: Stade d'Angondje, Libreville

1 Comments:

Anonymous juan david said...

In The Copa Libertadores, Internacional win 1-0 to Once Caldas :)

My team is America de Cali but its really bad :(

4:53 PM  

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