Friday, April 20, 2012

Some Soccer News for Fri Apr 20, 2012


The Glasgow Herald reports that American Bill Miller is the leading bidder to purchase Rangers FC.


Kristian Dyer at Big Apple Soccer has the New York Red Bulls reaction to the Rafa Marquez suspension.


Match & Score:
-Sun Apr 22
Edmonton FC v Minnesota Stars FC - 3:00pm CT
Venue: Clarke Stadium


Sign up today for MLS Fantasy Soccer Manager, and then become a member of the du Nord Futbol league using this code: 3815-897

There are 135 teams in our league!

Central and Front FC managed by Antonio Fresco is still in 1st Place!


Sid Lowe of the Guardian previews El Clasico - Barca v Real Madrid.


Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 21
Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Monchengladbach - Dortmund can win the Bundesliga championship
Barcelona v Real Madrid - the big one of big ones - El Clasico
Arsenal v Chelsea - a big London derby with Champions League spots for next season in the mix
Queens Park Rangers v Tottenham - another London derby
-Sun Apr 22
Galatasaray v Fenerbahce - one of the world's great rivalries
Juventus v Roma - big teams who don't like each other, and Juve wants to win the crown


Race for the title in the five biggest European leagues:
La Liga - 5 games left
85 Real Madrid - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at Barcelona
81 Barcelona - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Real Madrid
Premier League - 4 games left
82 Manchester United - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v Everton
77 Manchester City - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 at Wolverhampton
Bundesliga - 3 games left
72 Borussia Dortmund - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Gladbach
64 Bayern Munich - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at Werder
Serie A - 6 games left
68 Juventus - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v Roma
67 Milan - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v Bologna
Ligue 1 - 6 games left
66 Montpellier - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Valenciennes
64 PSG - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v Lorient


Week 7

-Wed Apr 18
DC United 1-1 Montreal Impact - DCU goal by Maicon Santos. MI goal by Bernardo Corradi.
Venue: RFK Stadium
Atten: 10,135
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-3 Sporting Kansas City - VW goal by sebastien Le Toux. SKC goals by Aurelein Collin, Martin Bonjour(OG) & Kei Kamara.
Venue: BC Place
Atten: 15,382
-Sat Apr 21
Toronto FC v Chicago Fire SC - 2:30PM CT on NBCSN
Venue: BMO Field
Columbus Crew v Houston Dynamo - 6:30PM CT
Venue: Crew Stadium
Colorado Rapids v LA Galaxy - 8:00PM CT
Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Vancouver Whitecaps FC v FC Dallas - 9:00PM CT
Venue: BC Place
Portland Timbers v Sporting Kansas City - 9:30PM CT
Venue: JELD-WEN Field
CD Chivas USA v Philadelphia Union - 9:30PM CT
Venue: The Home Depot Center
San Jose Earthquakes v Real Salt Lake - 9:30PM CT
Venue: Buck Shaw Stadium
-Sun Apr 22
DC United v New York Red Bulls - 5:00PM CT on ESPN2
Venue: RFK Stadium

Bye: New England Revolution & Seattle Sounders


21 Sporting Kansas City (+10)
10 New York Red Bulls (+6)
9 DC United (+1)
7 Houston Dynamo (0)
6 New England Revolution (-3)
6 Columbus Crew (-3)
5 Chicago Fire SC (-1)
5 Montreal Impact (-8)
4 Philadelphia Union (-3)
0 Toronto FC (-8)
15 Real Salt Lake (+6)
13 San Jose Earthquakes (+6)
10 Seattle Sounders FC (+4)
10 FC Dallas (-1)
9 CD Chivas USA (0)
9 Colorado Rapids (-1)
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (-1)
6 LA Galaxy (-1)
4 Portland Timbers (-3)



Steven Goff of the Washington Post on the habits of Dwayne DeRosario.


Matches & Scores:
-Sun Apr 22
Vancouver Whitecaps v Portland Timbers
-Mon Apr 23
DC United v New York Red Bulls
Chivas USA v Seattle Sounders
-Tue Apr 24
Sporting Kansas City v Colorado Rapids



Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 21
Atlanta Silverbacks v Tampa Bay Rowdies
Puerto Rico Islanders v Carolina RailHawks
San Antonio Scorpions v Fort Lauderdale Strikers
-Sun Apr 22
FC Edmonton v Minnesota Stars FC


7 Puerto Rico
4 Fort Lauderdale
4 Tampa Bay
3 Carolina
2 Atlanta
2 Minnesota
1 San Antonio
1 Edmonton

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Press Association has words from Fulham manager Martin Jol who begs Clint Dempsey to stay the club.


With just 3 rounds left in another terrible season for Guadalajara they also find themselves out of Copa Libertadores so they fired their head coach Ignacio Ambriz who will be replaced in the interim by Alberto Coyote. Dutch legend Johan Cryuff will lead the search for a new man in charge.


Top 10 Standings after 15 of 17 Rounds:
31 Tigres - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at Santos Laguna
30 Santos Laguna - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Tigres
30 Morelia - NEXT: Fri Apr 20 v Atlante
28 Monterrey - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Pachuca
28 America - NEXT: Sim Apr 22 at Puebla
24 Pachuca - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at Monterrey
24 Tijuana - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at San Luis
21 Cruz Azul - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Tecos
21 Jaguares
18 Toluca
-The top 8 make the playoffs.


Netherlands - the chase for the Eredivisie crown!
Standings: (30 of 34 games played)
64 Ajax - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v Groningen
58 AZ - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v VVV
58 Feyenoord - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 at ADO Den Haag
57 Twente - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at Excelsior
57 PSV - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v NEC
57 Heerenveen - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Vitesse


This week saw the end of the Group Stage. Knockout stage begins next week.

Santos got the win and advanced which lead to Internacional advancing despite losing.

The Strongest were not even the second strongest, and were eliminated.

Next stop - Knock out rounds - see all the match ups below.


ADVANCED: (16 of 16) Atletico Nacional(Colombia), Boca Juniors(Argentina), Bolivar(Bolivia), Cruz Azul(Mexico), Corintians(Brazil), Deportivo Quito(Ecuador), Emelec(Ecuador), Fluminense(Brazil), Internaciolnal(Brazil), Lanus(Argentina), Libertad(Paraguay), Santos(Brazil), Universidad Chile(Chile), Union Espanola(Chile), Vasco Da Gama(Brazil), Velez Sarsfield(Argentina)
ELIMINATED: (16 of 16) Alianza Lima(Peru), Arsenal(Argentina), Defensor Sporting(Uruguay), Flamengo(Brazil), Godoy Cruz(Argentina), Guadalajara(Mexico), Juan Aurich(Peru), Junior(Colombia), Nacional(Uruguay), Nacional Asuncion(Paraguay), Olimpia(Paraguay), Penarol(Uruguay), The Strongest(Bolivia), Deportivo Tachira(Venezuela), Universidad Catholica(Chile), Zamora(Venezuela)


Group Stage

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Apr 17
Deportivo Quito 5-0 Guadalajara - DQ goals by Matias Alustiza(4) & Fidel Martinez. Velez Sarsfield 1-3 Defensor Sporting - VS goal by Federico Insua. DS goals by Nicolas Olivera, Diego Martin Rodriguez & Matias Britos.
Bolivar 3-0 Universidad Catholica - Bol goals by Enzo Andia(OG), Walter Flores & Damian Lizio.
Junior 2-1 Union Espanol - Jun goals by Sherman Cardenas(PK) & Luis Paez. UE goal by Emiliano Vecchio.
-Wed Apr 18
Boca Juniors 2-0 Zamora - BJ goals by Nicolas Blandi & Juan Riquelme.
Arsenal 1-2 Fluminense - Ars goal by Nicolas Aguirre. Flu goals by Carlinhos & Rafael Moura.
Corinthians 6-0 Deportivo Tachira - Cor goals by Danilo, Paulinho, Jorge Henrique, Emerson Sheik, Liedson & Douglas(PK).
Cruz Azul 4-1 Nacional Asuncion - CA goals by Javier Orozco, Maranhao, Omar Bravo & Edixon Perea. Na goal by Gustavo Cristaldo.
-Thu Apr 19
Santos 2-0 The Strongest - San goals by Alan Kardec & Neymar.
Juan Aurich 1-0 Internacional - JA goal by Luis Tejada.
Universidad Chile 2-1 Atletico Nacional - UC goals by Matias Rodriguez & Osvaldo Gonzalez. AN goal by Dorlan Pabon.
Penarol 4-2 Godoy Cruz - Pen goals by Jorge Zambrana(2), Rodrigo Mora & Maximiliano Perez. GC goals by Nicolas Sanchez & Diego Sevillano.



Group 1
ADV-13 Santos (+5)
ADV-8 Internacional (+4)
OUT-7 The Strongest (-6)
OUT-6 Juan Aurich (-5)
Group 2
ADV-10 Lanus (+5)
ADV-9 Emelec (-1)
OUT-8 Flamengo (+2)
OUT-7 Olimpia (-6)
Group 3
ADV-10 Union Espanola (+4)
ADV-10 Bolivar (+2)
OUT-7 Junior (0)
OUT-6 Universidad Catholica (-5)
Group 4
ADV-15 Fluminense (+3)
ADV-13 Boca Juniors (+6)
OUT-6 Arsenal (-1)
OUT-1 Zamora (-8)
Group 5
ADV-13 Libertad (+4)
ADV-13 Vasco Da Gama (+4)
OUT-6 Nacional (-2)
OUT-3 Alianza Lima (-6)
Group 6
ADV-14 Corintians (+11)
ADV-11 Cruz Azul (+7)
OUT-4 Nacional Asuncion (-7)
OUT-3 Deportivo Tachira (-11)
Group 7
ADV-12 Velez Sarsfield (+2)
ADV-10 Deportivo Quito (+7)
OUT-9 Defensor Sporting (-1)
OUT-4 Guadalajara (-10)
Group 8
ADV-11 Atletico Nacional (+9)
ADV-10 Universidad Chile (+4)
OUT-5 Godoy Cruz (-4)
OUT-1 Penarol (-9)


Knock Out Bracket

Fluminense v Internacional
Union Espanola v Boca Juniors

Universidad Chilev v Deportivo Quito
Libertadv Cruz Azul
Corintians v Emelec
Lanus v Vasco Da Gama

Santos v Bolivar
Velez Sarsfield v Atletico Nacional


Round of 16

Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Wed Apr 25
Internacional v Fluminense
Bolivar v Santos
-Tue May 1
Cruz Azul v Libertad
Atletico Nacional v Velez Sarsfield
-Wed May 2
Boca Juniors v Union Espanola
Emelec v Corintians
Vasco Da Gama v Lanus
-Thu May 3
Deportivo Quito v Universidad Chile
2nd Leg
-Tue May 8
Libertad v Cruz Azul
Velez Sarsfield v Atletico Nacional
-Wed May 9
Union Espanola v Boca Juniors
Corintians v Emelec
Lanus v Vasco Da Gama
-Thu May 10
Fluminense v Internacional
Universidad Chile v Deportivo Quito
Santos v Bolivar


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