Monday, April 16, 2012

Some Soccer News for Mon Apr 16, 2012

STARTERS

Some of the saddest soccer new in years is the death of Piermario Morosini of Livorno from a heart attack while play was going on around him Saturday. Our best thoughts go out to everyone in his life. The video clips out there are horrifying and I decided not to link to them.
-La Gazzetta of Italy with the full story. (In Italian)
-Including this image on the front of Gazzetta today that was taken at BMO Field in Toronto.













Its still not determined what Serie A will do with their match schedule after all the games were canceled last weekend. One possibility is that Week 33 will be moved to next weekend, so Week 34 can be played on Wednesday April 25.

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On a better note - Bolton player Fabrice Muamba was released from the hospital today and will continue his recovery at home.

dN

I have never been a fan of Rafa Marquez, but where does this guy get off treating other players like dirt over and over again? I really hope he pays a heavy price for his latest BS. See details in MLS Notes section below.

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Of course - USA Legends 2-0 Mexican Legends. Was there any other possible scoreline?

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Chris Rolfe has returned to MLS and the Chicago Fire after 3 years of not much in Denmark.
-Word is that he has clearance to play immediately.

MINNESOTA STARS FC

The 2011 NASL Championship rematch ended scoreless.

Match & Score:
-Sat Apr 14
Fort Lauderdale Strikers FC 0-0 Minnesota Stars FC
Venue: Lockhart Stadium

NOTICE

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There are 135 teams in our league!

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

STORY OF THE DAY

Anticipating that both the Men AND Women's teams would make it to the Olympics this summer NIKE designed this "Where's Waldo" shirt for everyone to where. Sadly the USA Men are no where to be found on the London summer schedule, so we will have to suffer through these shirts in World Cup qualifying. Its a great idea to have matching uniforms for the women and men, I dig that, but it would be better if they were hideous.





















































Why do Alex and Clint have so much rage toward each other?

FACT: 23% lighter in weight than previous kits.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Semifinals

Marcus Christenson of the Guardian on Real Madrid and head coach Jose Mourinho who face Bayern Munich tomorrow.

Sid Lowe and Dominic Fifeild of the Guardian preview Barcelona and Chelsea.

Lots of articles on the 4 semifinalists at UEFA.com.

Matches & Scores:
1st Leg
-Tue Apr 17
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid - 1:30pm CT on Fox Soccer
-Wed Apr 18
Chelsea FC v FC Barcelona - 1:30pm CT on FX
2nd Leg
-Tue Apr 24
FC Barcelona v Chelsea FC - 1:30pm CT on Fox Soccer
-Wed Apr 25
Real Madrid v Bayern Munich - 1:30pm CT on FX

2011-12 CONCACACHAMPIONS

FINAL

Here it comes!

Matches & Scores:
-Wed Apr 18
Monterrey v Santos Laguna - 9pm CT on Fox Soccer
-Wed Apr 25
Santos Laguna v Monterrey - 7pm CT on Fox Soccer

BIG EUROPEAN CLUB MATCHES

Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 14
Schalke 1-2 Borussia Dortmund - the league leaders with a huge win, and combined with a tie for 2nd place Bayern the lead is now 8 points with just 3 games to go!

Race for the title in the five biggest European leagues:
La Liga - 5 games left
85 Real Madrid - LAST: Sat Apr 14 W 3-1 v Sporting Gijon - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at Barcelona
81 Barcelona - LAST: Sat Apr 14 W 1-2 at Levante - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Real Madrid
Premier League - 4 games left
82 Manchester United - LAST: Sun Apr 15 W 4-0 v Aston Villa - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v Everton
77 Manchester City - LAST: Sat Apr 14 W 1-6 at Norwich - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 at Wolverhampton
Bundesliga - 3 games left
72 Borussia Dortmund - LAST: Sat Apr 14 W 1-2 at Schalke - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Gladbach
64 Bayern Munich - LAST: Sat Apr 14 D 0-0 v Mainz - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at Werder
Serie A - 6 games left
68 Juventus - LAST: Sun Apr 15 POSTPONED at Cesena - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v Roma
67 Milan - LAST: Sat Apr 14 POSTPONED v Genoa - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v Bologna
Ligue 1 - 6 games left
66 Montpellier - LAST: Sun Apr 15 L 2-1 at Lorient - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Valenciennes
64 PSG - LAST: Sun Apr 15 D 1-1 at Auxerre - NEXT: Sun Apr 22 v Lorient

Y'ALL READY FOR THIS?

Sporting Kansas City has won all 6 MLS games this season!!!
-They have scored 9 and allowed 1.

Toronto FC has lost all 5 MLS games this season!!!
-They have scored 2 and allowed 10.

DID YOU KNOW?

Oh boy.















FIFA.com has a Q & A with the one and only Ronaldo, who clearly enjoys cheeseburgers more than I do.
-All kidding aside, he is my favorite player! But yeah, Fat Ronny fits.

STAT OF THE DAY

With 5 games still to be played in Spain's Primera Division two players are tied for what is already a new record for goals scored in a season:
41 Lionel Messi
41 Cristiano Ronaldo

The old record was set at 40 by Ronaldo just last season.

FACT OF THE DAY

Borussia Dortmund can clinch their 2nd consecutive Bundesliga crown next Saturday with a home win over Monchengladbach.
-It would be their 5th title since the 94-95 season.

MLS MATCHES & SCORES

Week 6

-Sat Apr 14
Philadelphia Union 1-0 Columbus Crew - PU goal by Gabriel Gomez(PK).
Venue: PPL Park
Atten: 18,526
New England Revolution 1-2 DC United - NER goal by Pepe Moreno. DCU goals by Maicon Santos & Chris Pontius.
Venue: Gillette Stadium
Atten: 10,389
Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 Colorado Rapids - SS goal by Zach Scott.
Venue: CenturyLink Field
Atten: 38,360
Toronto FC 0-1 CD Chivas USA - CUSA goal by Oswaldo Minda.
Venue: BMO Field
Atten: 18,476
New York Red Bulls 2-2 San Jose Earthquakes - NYRB goals by Kenny Cooper & Dax McCarty. SJE goals by Rafael Baca & Chris Wondolowski.
Venue: Red Bull Arena
Atten: 17,114
FC Dallas 2-1 Montreal Impact - FCD goals by Blas Perez & Brek Shea. MI goal by Bernardo Corradi(PK).
Venue: FC Dallas Stadium
Atten: 16,164
Sporting Kansas City 1-0 Real Salt Lake - SKC goal by Aurelien Collin.
Venue: Livestrong Sporting Park
Atten: 19,422
LA Galaxy 3-1 Portland Timbers - LAG goals by Landon Donovan, Juninho & David Beckham. PT goal by Kris Boyd.
Venue: The Home Depot Center
Atten: 22,143
-Sun Apr 15
Chicago Fire SC 1-1 Houston Dynamo - CF goal by Logan Pause. HD goal by Will Bruin.
Venue: Toyota Park
Atten: 10,489

Bye: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Week 7 - an early start

-Wed Apr 18
DC United v Montreal Impact - 6:30PM CT
Venue: RFK Stadium
Vancouver Whitecaps FC v Sporting Kansas City - 9:00PM CT
Venue: BC Place

MLS MATCH NOTES

Bernardo Corradi scored a PK for Montreal and dedicated the goal to the Italian player who died of a heart attack on the field earlier in the day.

Kansas City's streak of not allowing a shot on goal ended at 335 minutes. What an extraordinary stat. But it did not really end is an explosion as Salt Lake only had the one shot on goal the entire game.

Blas Perez has been nothing short of great for Dallas - 3 goals and 5 assists on the season, and the team has 8 total goals. Meaning he has been involved in EVERY goal!

Seattle midfielder Oswaldo Alonso took yet another dive and his exaggeration got a yellow card for Colorado's Brian Mullan - I bet that there have been at least a dozen times in his MLS career that Alonso has exaggerated a clash like that.
-I remember so well when he did it while playing in the 2nd division too, and opposition fans hated him for it. He reacted very angrily toward any fans that hassled him.
-On this play you can tell he was faking injury due to how quickly he gets up to help teammates who are pushing and shoving after the call, this after he went down like he was shot.

TFC claimed attendance of over 18,000, and they very well may have sold that many tickets, but sadly I have never seen their stands so empty.

For the record: I think Toronto fullback Richard Eckersley is a hack.
-He paid the price on Saturday by keeping a Chivas player onside which resulted in a corner kick (Of course Eckersley screams obscenities at the ref claiming the player was offside!) which led to him losing track of the player he was marking Minda who headed home the games only goal. Instant karma's gonna get you!

Rafa Marquez of New York showed why he is one of the dirties players in the world - start watching this video clip at 5:15.
-Footage shown during the actual game is much worse than what is on that replay.
-The player he arm tackles and then kicks in the face suffered a broken collar bone.
-It was the 3rd time in this game that Marquez wrapped his arms completely around the same player on a corner kick, and you can hear the announcers talk about it at one point. And they are New York announcers so they are not being homers looking for the call.

The Chicago-Houston game was called off after 65 minutes due to crazy lightning drenched weather. The result will stand as a tie game.

It was far from complete but at times in the second half the LA Galaxy offense looked like the champions, and showed Portland how you score goals and pour on the pressure.
-Now about that LA defense....... oof.

MLS STANDINGS

EAST
18 Sporting Kansas City (+8)
10 New York Red Bulls (+6)
8 DC United (+1)
7 Houston Dynamo (0)
6 New England Revolution (-3)
6 Columbus Crew (-3)
5 Chicago Fire SC (-1)
4 Philadelphia Union (-3)
4 Montreal Impact (-8)
0 Toronto FC (-8)
WEST
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)

MLS TEAM & PLAYER NEWS

General News

Dan Kennedy of Chivas USA has been named MLS Player of the Week.

Kyle McCarthy of Goal.com on the leagues elite teams and a weekend round up.

Avi Creditor of Sports Illustrated reviews week 6.

Leander Schaerlaeckens of ESPN with Week 6: What we learned.

Graham Parker & Joe Prince Wright of the Guardian with five things we learned in week six.

Player Transactions

Portland has signed a loan deal to acquire 18 year old Colombian forward Sebastian Rincon from Atletico Alenas in Uruguay.
-He is the son of Colombian star Freddy Rincon who has his best days in the late 90's at Corinthians in Brazil.
-Geoffrey Arnold of the Oregonian with details.

Philadelphia has acquired 27 year old German forward Kai Herdling on a short term loan deal from Hoffenheim.
-Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News with the details.

MLSsoccer.com has a list of all the rumored deals on the last day.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY SC

Julio Cesar will not travel to Vancouver for their midweek game due to a hamstring strain.

PHILADELPHIA UNION

Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com brings us tons of quotes from coach and players after their first win of the season. Lots of good stuff here.

REAL SALT LAKE

Michael C Lewis of the Tribune looks head to RSL's next two games - away to San Jose and then away to Dallas.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

Shea Salinas suffered a broken collar bone at the hands of New York's Rafa Marquez on Saturday and will be out for at least 1 month, more likely closer to 2 months.
-AND-
Centerback Victor Bernardez is also out with a sprained knee, and possibly worse.
-Both players have been a big part of why the team has started the season so well.

NASL SCOREBOARD

Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 14
Carolina RailHawks FC 4-4 Atlanta Silverbacks
Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 FC Edmonton
Fort Lauderdale Strikers FC 0-0 Minnesota Stars FC
-Sun Apr 15
San Antonio Scorpions FC 0-4 Puerto Rico Islanders FC

Notes

Pablo Campos missed two penalty kicks for the Scorpions. Ah more Karma. The 2011 Dirtiest Player of the Year can't collect on a couple of PKs. That is some decent justice.

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

USA U20 TEAM

The team is training in Portland OR from Apr 9 to 16.

Friendlies
Matches & Scores:
-Sun Apr 15
USA 1-0 Univ Washington - USA goal by Victor Pineda(PK).

I have no idea what happened to that game they were supposed to play against Univ Portland last Friday, but it does not seem as though it was played.

Roster
G:
Tomas Gomez - Georgetown Univ
Jake McGuire - Chivas USA Academy
D:
Christian Dean - Univ California
Bryan Gallego - Univ Akron
Jordan McCrary - Univ North Carolina
Eric Miller - Univ Creighton
Juan Pablo Ocegueda - UANL Tigres
Boyd Okwuonu - Univ North Carolina
William Packwood - Birmingham City
Jeffrey Payeras - LA Galaxy Academy
Javan Torre - LA Galaxy Academy
Derek Vogel - Pateadores
M:
Seth Casiple - Univ California
Benji Joya - Santos Laguna
Mikey Lopez - Univ North Carolina
Collin Martin - DC United Academy
Victor Pineda - Chicago Fire
Wil Trapp - Univ Akron
F:
Daniel Cuevas - Santos Laguna
Ethan Decker - New York Red Bulls Academy
Daniel Garcia - FC Dallas Academy
Jack McBean - LA Galaxy
James Rogers - Univ New Mexico
Jonathan Top - FC Dallas

AMERICANS IN EUROPE

Word from Denmark is that Michael Parkhurst has a broken toe and is out of action. No further details are available.

Kevin Baxter of the LA Times with an overview of American players in Europe and the near future prognosis.

Jozy Altidore scored yet another bomb of a goal for AZ giving him 14 on the season.
-But the team fell apart after Jozy was subbed out and a 1-2 lead became a 3-2 loss in about 15 minutes.
-Watch this video - his goal can be seen in a distorted view at the 1:38 mark. Reminds me of the goal he scored against Guadeloupe during the Gold Cup last summer.

Bobby McMahon at Forbes with a rave about Clint Dempsey - naturally.

Robbie Rogers made his first start for Leeds but only played 12 minutes as he suffered an ankle injury that will require a doctors visit today to determine the extent of the injury.

Conor O'Brien scored the 1st and 3rd goals of the game for SonderjyskE in Denmark as they rolled to victory.

Mike Grella scored the games only goal for Bury in England's 3rd division League One.

Tristan Bowen scored his 3rd goal of the season for Roeselare in the Belgian second division.

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Game Action:

BELGIUM - Pro League
Mikkel Diskerud - Gent - on the bench as they lost 1-0 at Club Brugge.
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht - started but came off at half time as they lost 1-3 v Genk.

BELGIUM - Second Division
Tristan Bowen - Roeselare - went the distance getting a yellow card and a goal as they tied 2-2 at Heist.
Devann Yao - Boussu Dour Borinage - started and went 80 min but lost 1-3 v Dender.

DENMARK - Superliga
Conor O'Brien - SonderjyskE - played the entire game scoring 2 goals as they won 0-4 at Lyngby.
Brad Rusin - HB Koge - on the bench but lost 0-5 v Hobenhavn.

ENGLAND - FA Cup - Semifinals
Brad Friedel - Tottenham - on the bench as they lost 1-5 v Chelsea.
Marcus Hahnemann - Everton - on the bench but lost 2-1 v Liverpool.
Tim Howard - Everton - went the distance but lost 2-1 v Liverpool.

ENGLAND - Premier League
Brad Guzan - Aston Villa - on the bench as they lost 0-4 v Manchester United.
Eric Lichaj - Aston Villa - played the full game but lost 0-4 v Manchester United.

ENGLAND - Championship League
Robbie Rogers - Leeds - started but was subbed out after just 12 min as they won 4-1 v Peterborough.

ENGLAND - League One
Mike Grella - Bury - played the whole game scoring a goal as they won 1-0 v Bornemouth.
Frank Simek - Carlisle United - played the entire match but lost 0-1 v Charlton.

FRANCE - Ligue 1
Quentin Westberg - Evian - on the bench as they won 0-3 at Valenciennes.

GERMANY - Bundesliga
Timmy Chandler - Nurnberg - played the whole game getting a yellow card as they won 0-2 at Kaiserslautern.
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover - played the entire game but lost 1-0 at Hamburg.
Fabian Johnson - Hoffenheim - went the whole game as they tied 0-0 at Freiburg.
Jermaine Jones - Schalke - went the full 90 getting a yellow card as they lost 1-2 v Dortmund.
Alfredo Morales - Hertha Berlin - came on as a sub in the 81st min as they tied 3-3 Leverkusen.
Daniel Williams - Hoffenheim - went the full 90 in a scoreless game at Freiburg.
Andrew Wooten - Kaiserslautern - on the bench as they lost 0-2 v Nurnberg.

GERMANY - 2 Bundesliga
Matt Taylor - Paderborn - came on as a sub in the 90th min as they won 3-1 v Energie Cottbus.

NETHERLANDS - Eredivisie
Jozy Altidore - AZ Alkmaar - started and played 65 min scoring a goal but they lost 3-2 at PSV.

NORWAY - Eliteserien
Erik Benjaminsen - Stabaek - on the bench but they lost 0-2 v Honefoss.
Ricardo Clark - Stabaek - went the distance but lost 0-2 v Honefoss.
Steve Clark - Honefoss - went the whole game and won 0-2 at Stabaek.
Sean Cunningham - Stabaek - played the full 90 but lost 0-2 v Honefoss.

SWEDEN - Superettan
Brian Edwards - Degerfors - went the distance but lost 2-0 at Halmstad.
Patrick Hopkins - Ljungskile - played the whole 90 minutes but lost 4-1 at Jonkopings Sodra.
Ryan Miller - Halmstad - played the full 90 as they won 2-0 v Degerfors.
Matt Pyzdrowski - Angelholms - played the whole game as they won 1-0 v Varnamo.
Billy Schuler - Hammarby - went the distance as they won 1-2 at Umea.
Steffen Vroom - Ljungskile - started and went 80 min as they lost 4-1 at Jonkopings Sodra.

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Coming Up:

ENGLAND - Championship League
Robbie Findley - Nottingham Forest - Tue Apr 17 at Reading
Robbie Rogers - Leeds - Tue Apr 17 at Blackpool
Jonathan Spector - Birmingham - Tue Apr 17 at Ipswich

ENGLAND - League One
Frank Simek - Carlisle United - Tue Apr 17 at Stevenage.

AMERICANS IN MEXICO

Herculez Gomez was not in uniform for Santos Laguna as they have 2 monster mid weeks games ahead this week and next for the CONCACAF championship.

Adrian Ruelas made his debut at Chiapas Jaguares this weekend, although it was only as a sub 2 minutes into second half stoppage time.

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Game Action:

PRIMERA DIVISION
DaMarcus Beasley - Puebla - started and went 73 min as they tied 1-1 at Tecos.
Ricardo Bocanegra - Atlas - came on as a sub in the 79th min and they won 1-0 v Monterrey.
Edgar Castillo - Tijuana - went the distance in scoreless game at Jaguares.
Joe Benny Corona - Tijuana - started and played 87 min as they drew 0-0 at Jaguares.
Greg Garza - Tijuana - on the bench for a 0-0 game at Jaguares.
Michael Orozco - San Luis - played the whole game as they tied 2-2 at Queretaro.
Adrian Ruelas - Chiapas Jaguares - came on as a sub in 2nd half stoppage time as they tied 0-0 v Tijuana.
Jose Torres - Pachuca - went the full 90 getting a yellow card as they lost 1-2 v Morelia.

AMERICANS IN SOUTH AMERICA

Game Action:

PERU - Primera Division Peruana
Diego Chavarri - Cobresol - started and went 63 min but lost 2-0 at Real Atletico Garcilaso.

MEXICO

Clausura

Tigres, the defending champions climb into 1st place with 3 rounds left before the playoffs. And they face #2 Santos next weekend.
-But Santos will be right between the two legs of the CONCACAF Champions League final so do not expect them to field a regular 11.

Top 10 Standings after 15 of 17 Rounds:
31 Tigres - LAST: Sat Apr 14 W 2-1 v Guadalajara - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at Santos Laguna
30 Santos Laguna - LAST: Sat Apr 14 L 1-3 at America - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Tigres
30 Morelia - LAST: Sat Apr 14 W 1-2 at Pachuca - NEXT: Fri Apr 20 v Atlante
28 Monterrey - LAST: Sat Apr 14 L 0-1 at Atlas - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Pachuca
28 America - LAST: Sat Apr W 1-3 14 v Santos Laguna - NEXT: Sim Apr 22 at Puebla
24 Pachuca - LAST: Sat Apr 14 L 1-2 v Morelia - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at Monterrey
24 Tijuana - LAST: Fri Apr 13 D 0-0 at Jaguares - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 at San Luis
21 Cruz Azul - NEXT: Sat Apr 21 v Tecos
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21 Jaguares
18 Toluca
-The top 8 make the playoffs.

ENGLAND

John Ashdown & Jacob Steinberg of the Guardian with five things we learned from watching English football this weekend.

FA Cup - Semifinals

Liverpool will face Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Sat May 5.

Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 14
Liverpool 2-1 Everton
-Sun Apr 15
Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea

SPAIN

Sid Lowe of the Guardian does an interview with Barcelona's Dani Alves who talks about the keys to his teams success.

Lowe also writes about Zaragoza trying to avoid relegation again, and the rest of the round in La Liga.

FRANCE

Coupe de la Ligue - Final

Marseille wins the secondary national cup tournament.

Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 14
Marseille 1-0 Lyon

GERMANY

Raphael Honigstein of the Guardian on Dortmund who are now just millimeters away from claiming a consecutive Bundesliga title, and the rest of the league from this weekend.

EUROPE

Portugal League Cup - Final

Benfinca wins the secondary national cup tournament.

Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 14
Gil Vicente 2-1 Benfica

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Netherlands - the chase for the Eredivisie crown!

Ajax opens up a 6 point lead at the top with just 4 games left to go. The next 5 teams are a total of 1 point apart.

Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 14
PSV 3-2 AZ
NEC 2-4 Heerenveen
Feyenoord 3-0 Excelsior
Twente 2-2 NAC Breda
-Sun Apr 15
Ajax 3-1 De Graafschap

Standings: (30 of 34 games played)
64 Ajax
58 AZ
58 Feyenoord
57 Twente
57 PSV
57 Heerenveen

Next up:
-Sat Apr 21
Heerenveen v Vitesse
Excelsior v Twente
-Sun Apr 22
ADO Den Haag v Feyenoord
AZ v VVV
PSV v NEC
Ajax v Groningen

COPA LIBERTADORES

This week sees the end of the Group Stage. 12 of 16 teams have already advanced.

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ADVANCED: (12 of 16) Atletico Nacional(Colombia), Boca Juniors(Argentina), Cruz Azul(Mexico), Corintians(Brazil), Emelec(Ecuador), Fluminense(Brazil), Lanus(Argentina), Libertad(Paraguay), Universidad Chile(Chile), Union Espanola(Chile), Vasco Da Gama(Brazil), Velez Sarsfield(Argentina)

ELIMINATED: (10 of 16) Alianza Lima(Peru), Arsenal(Argentina), Flamengo(Brazil), Godoy Cruz(Argentina), Juan Aurich(Peru), Nacional(Uruguay), Nacional Asuncion(Paraguay), Penarol(Uruguay), Deportivo Tachira(Venezuela), Zamora(Venezuela)

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Group Stage

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Apr 17
Deportivo Quito v Guadalajara
Velez Sarsfield v Defensor Sporting
Bolivar v Universidad Ca
Junior v Union Espanol
-Wed Apr 18
Boca Juniors v Zamora
Arsenal v Fluminense
Corinthians v Deportivo Tachira
Cruz Azul v Nacional Asuncion
-Thu Apr 19
Santos v The Strongest
Juan Aurich v Internacional
Universidad Chile v Atletico Nacional
Penarol v Godoy Cruz
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Standings

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

EGYPT

After a win on Saturday (against the third opponent listed in 1 week - first it was to Angola, then Benin and finally at the last minute it was against Muritania), then the team plays one last game in UAE on Tuesday.

Turkey will be the destination of the next training camp as they prepare for World Cup qualifying in June without a domestic legaue to keep their players in game shape.

Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 14
Egypt 3-0 Mauritania
-Tue Apr 17
Egypt v Iraq

ASIA

Another round this week.

Asian Champions League - Group Stage - Matchday 4 will be played on Apr 17 & 18.
-Standings etc.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Dan M. said...

somebody needs to make a Ronaldo hamburglar sign.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous hartley said...

So, you mention Rafa's evil work in NY. Yes, he really should be reprimanded. How about he is kicked out of the league. That would be good.

But you don't mention Olave's dive that got Sapong's goal disallowed or the bad offsides call on Boyd against the Gals? C'mon, the leagues refs are off to a very bad start this season. They are completely missing things and calling fouls and offsides when they didn't happen.

Appalling to say the least.

8:28 PM  

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