Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Some Soccer News for Wed Apr 11, 2012

STARTERS

Jozy Altidore scored 2 goals AZ today, but they could only tie when they badly need wins to claim the league title. 13 goals for Jozy this season in league play, and 17 overall.
-2nd goal

DU NORD AT THE CONTROLS

du Nord at the Controls - Tue Apr 10, 2012 - new music mix at Spotify.

STORY OF THE DAY

Steven Goff of the Washington Post gives us the amazing goal haul for Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey & Herculez Gomez since their leagues started at the end of last summer. (57 goals in 117 matches)

TEAM USA - EL EQUIPO DE TODOS

Ridge Mahoney of Soccer America takes a long look at the 4-3-3 formation with a man who knows it as well as any American could - John O'Brien who came up through the Ajax system.

Y'ALL READY FOR THIS?

The full rosters have been announced for the USA v Mexico Legends game coming up on Sun Apr 15 at the Home Depot Center in Carson CA.
Mexico: Jorge Campos, Claudio Suarez, Ramon Ramirez, Martin Zuniga, Mariano Trujillo, Luis R. Alves (Zague), German Villa, Alberto Garcia Aspe, Ramon Morales, David Oteo, Luis Hernandez, Joel Sanchez, Eduardo Missael Espinoza, Marco A. Ruiz (Chima), Jesus Olalde, Jared Borgetti, Francisco Palencia, Coach: Carlos Reinoso
USA: Cobi Jones, Paul Caligiuiri, Thomas Dooley, Eric Wynalda, Roy Lassiter, Chris Klein, Cle Kooiman, Ted Eck, Clint Mathis, Alexi Lalas, Jovan Kirovski, John O'Brien, Brian McBride, Ian Feuer, Coach: Curt Onalfo

STAT OF THE DAY

San Jose Earthquakes record when Chris Wondolowski scores: 21 wins, 4 losses, 8 ties.

If head coach Frank Yallop ever starts Wondo at any position besides forward again he should be fired before the teams kick off.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Will it be shown or not? That is the question being asked about this Ukrainian film about a soccer match between Ukraine all stars and Nazi soldiers in 1942.

The BBC tells us about the film, with clips, and about why it may not be shown in that country before the Euro 2012 tournament.
-Thanks to Andrew for the link.

PICTURE OF THE DAY

This is supposedly Houston's new 3rd shirt:
-Thanks to big B for the link.
























MLS MATCHES & SCORES

Week 6

-Sat Apr 14
Philadelphia Union v Columbus Crew - 2:30PM CT on NBCSN
Venue: PPL Park
New England Revolution v DC United - 3:00PM CT
Venue: Gillette Stadium
Seattle Sounders FC v Colorado Rapids - 3:00PM CT
Venue: CenturyLink Field
Toronto FC v CD Chivas USA - 3:30PM CT
Venue: BMO Field
New York Red Bulls v San Jose Earthquakes - 6:00PM CT
Venue: Red Bull Arena
FC Dallas v Montreal Impact - 7:30PM CT
Venue: FC Dallas Stadium
Sporting Kansas City v Real Salt Lake - 7:30PM CT
Venue: Livestrong Sporting Park
LA Galaxy v Portland Timbers - 9:30PM CT
Venue: The Home Depot Center
-Sun Apr 15
Chicago Fire SC v Houston Dynamo - 6:00PM CT on Galavision
Venue: Toyota Park

Bye: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

MLS STANDINGS

EAST
15 Sporting Kansas City (+7)
9 New York Red Bulls (+6)
6 Houston Dynamo (0)
6 Columbus Crew (-2)
6 New England Revolution (-2)
5 DC United (0)
4 Chicago Fire SC (-1)
4 Montreal Impact (-7)
1 Philadelphia Union (-4)
0 Toronto FC (-7)
WEST
15 Real Salt Lake (+7)
12 San Jose Earthquakes (+6)
9 Colorado Rapids (0)
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (+1)
7 Seattle Sounders FC (+3)
7 FC Dallas (-2)
6 CD Chivas USA (-1)
4 Portland Timbers (-1)
3 LA Galaxy (-3)

MLS TEAM & PLAYER NEWS

General News

Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News sees a mad scramble for All-Star Game tickets in Philadelphia.
-Wed Jul 25
MLS All Stars v Chelsea(England)
Venue: PPL Park - Chester PA

Philadelphia Union head coach Peter Nowak will coach the All Stars.

Player Transactions

Colorado has signed a loan deal for 25 year old Colombian midfielder Harrison Henao from Once Caldas.

RSL has signed 22 year old American fullback Chris Estridge who had been chosed by Vancouver in the SuperDraft but was released in late February.

CHICAGO FIRE

Cory Gibbs of Chicago will be out 6 months with torn meniscus in right knee.

COLORADO RAPIDS

Julian Qiusquater of Soccer America does a Q & A with Kamani Hill to catch us up on where he has been the past few years.

COLUMBUS CREW

Crew centerback Julius James was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a collapsed lung. He is now at home recuperating.
-No indication has been given as to how this happened.

FC DALLAS

Todd Date of 3rd Degree writes that FCD tried Andrew Jacobson in the holding midfield role again after some failed attempts previously and this time it worked.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY SC

Leander Schaerlaeckens of ESPN has an article on centerback Aurelien Collin who has found his place in KC.

NEW YORK RED BULLS

Teemu Tainio of New York is out 5-6 weeks due to a sprained knee suffered in training last week.

PHILADELPHIA UNION

Roger Torres of Philadelphia is out for as long as 10 weeks with a knee ligament sprain.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

Elliot Almond of the Mercury News sees Rafael Baca as one of the biggest surprise contributors to the SJE early season success this year.

MLS RESERVE LEAGUE

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Apr 10
Sporting Kansas City 1-0 Chicago Fire SC - SKC goal by Soony Saad.
FC Dallas 0-1 Houston Dynamo - HD goal by Cam Weaver.
Seattle Sounders FC 0-2 Portland Timbers - PT goals by Jhon Kennedy Hurtado & Bright Dike.
-Wed Apr 11
Toronto FC 0-1 Montreal Impact - MI goal by Mike Fucito.

Standings

MLS STADIUMS

The Houston Chronicle has a lot of photos of the new BBVA Compass Stadium which in one month will host its first Dynamo home game.

USA U20 TEAM

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

Friendlies
Matches & Scores:
-Thu Apr 12
USA v Univ Portland
-Sun Apr 15
USA v Opponent TBA

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

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN AMERICA

The Springfield (OH) News Sun with the first intelligent article I have read on the High-School v Academy team debate.
-Hey looky here, some high school coaches who get it, and an article that doesn't scream "The sky is falling." Thank you!

AMERICANS IN EUROPE

Greg Seltzer of MLSsoccer.com with an article on our FIF, Honefoss goalkeeper Steve Clark.

Brian Sciaretta of Yanks Abroad introduces us to another foreign prodigy with American citizenship - Denmark's Thomas Delany.
-While this is a nice article, the kid sounds firmly committed to Denmark.

dN

Game Action:

BELGIUM - Pro League
Mikkel Diskerud - Gent - started and went 76 min but lost 1-4 v Anderlecht.
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht - went the full 90 picking up a yellow card as they won 1-4 at Gent.

GERMANY - Bundesliga
Timmy Chandler - Nurnberg - Wed Apr 11 - went the entire game as they won 4-1 v Schalke.
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover - Wed Apr 11 - played the full 90 and won 2-0 v Wolfsburg.
Fabian Johnson - Hoffenheim - Wed Apr 11 - played the whole match scoring a goal as they won 4-0 v Hamburg.
Jermaine Jones - Schalke - Wed Apr 11 - started and played 64 min getting a yellow card as they lost 4-1 at Nurnberg.
Daniel Williams - Hoffenheim - Wed Apr 11 - came in as a sub in the 85th min and they won 4-0 v Hamburg
Andrew Wooten - Kaiserslautern - Wed Apr 11 - came on as a sub in the 68th min but lost 3-1 at Bayer Leverkusen.

GERMANY - 2 Bundesliga
Matt Taylor - Paderborn - Wed Apr 11 - came on as a a sub in 2nd half stoppage time as they won 0-2 at Erzgebirge Aue.

NETHERLANDS - Eredivisie
Jozy Altidore - AZ - Wed Apr 11 - started and went 80 min scoring 2 goals but only getting a 2-2 tie v Twente.

ENGLAND

FA Cup - Semifinals
Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 14
Liverpool v Everton
-Sun Apr 15
Tottenham v Chelsea

FRANCE

Coupe De France - Semifinals

3rd division team Quevilly advances to the Final!!
-To make it crazier they are in 14th place in the 3rd division!

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Apr 10
Gazelec Ajaccio 0-4 Lyon
-Wed Apr 11
Quevilly 2-1 Rennes

Coupe de la Ligue - Final

Matches & Scores:
-Sat Apr 14
Marseille v Lyon

EUROPE

Portugal League Cup - Final

-Sat Apr 14
Gil Vicente v Benfica

COPA LIBERTADORES

A win last night by Union Espanola pushed them on to the knock out rounds.

Zamora lost again and was put out of their misery.

A win for Atletico Nacional sees them advance while at the same time ejecting Godoy Cruz from the competition.

dN

ADVANCED: Atletico Nacional(Colombia), Fluminense(Brazil), Lanus(Argentina), Libertad(Paraguay), Universidad Chile(Chile), Union Espanola(Chile), Vasco Da Gama(Brazil)

ELIMINATED: Alianza Lima(Peru), Godoy Cruz(Argentina), Juan Aurich(Peru), Nacional(Uruguay), Penarol(Uruguay), Deportivo Tachira(Venezuela), Zamora(Venezuela)

dN

Group Stage

Matches & Scores:
-Tue Apr 10
Deportivo Quito 2-0 Defensor Sporting
Zamora 0-1 Arsenal
Union Espanol 2-1 Bolivar
Atletico Nacional 3-0 Penarol
-Wed Apr 11
Guadalajara v Velez Sarsfield
Nacional Asuncion v Corinthians
Fluminense v Boca Juniors
-Thu Apr 12
Flamengo v Lanus
Olimpia v Emelec
Alianza Lima v Libertad
Nacional v Vasco da Gama

dN

Standings

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

ENDERS

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2 Comments:

Blogger jim c said...

is anyone broadcasting that skc-rsl game? a freaking crime if not.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would check WTRY if you have a dish.

http://www.soccercleats101.org

9:44 AM  

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