Friday, July 06, 2012

Some Soccer News for Fri Jul 6, 2012


The debut podcast episode of the du Nord Futbol Show is ready for your listening!


Marc Stein of ESPN reports that DC United is about to get new investors.


Montreal made the signing of Italian centerback Alessandro Nesta official today.


Charlie Davies has signed a 2 year deal to play for Randers in the Denmark Superliga (top division).


Jonathan Wilson of the Guardian writes about Corinthians finally winning their first continental championship - Copa Libertadores.


Matches + Scores:
-Sat Jul 7
Minnesota Stars v Atlanta Silverbacks
Venue: National Sports Center Stadium
-Thu Jul 12
Minnesota Stars v Tampa Bay Rowdies
Venue: National Sports Center Stadium - Blaine MN
-Wed Jul 18
Minnesota Stars v Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Venue: National Sports Center Stadium - Blaine MN
-Sat Jul 21
Carolina RailHawks v Minnesota Stars
Venue: WakeMed Soccer Park - Cary NC


Megan Ryan writing for the Minnesota Stars website gives a little background on and philosophy of the Stars supporters group The Dark Clouds.


Coming next week!


Matches and Scores:
-Wed Jul 11
Philadelphia Union v Sporting Kansas City - 6:30pm CT
Venue: PPL Park - Chester PA
Seattle Sounders FC v CD Chivas USA - 9:00pm CT
Venue: Starfire Sports Complex - Tukwila WA


And here are the scenarios for hosting the Final on Aug 7 or 8:

Sporting Kansas City v Seattle Sounders FC
Sporting Kansas City v CD Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders FC v Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union v CD Chivas USA


Michael Hadley of Yanks Abroad tells us the story of American Giuseppe Funicello who is currently playing club football in Iceland.


Jeff Carlisle of ESPN talks to MLS officials about reasoning for David Beckham only getting a 1 game suspension for kicking two balls at an opposing player and referee, then starting a big commotion on the field.


FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman played his 400th MLS game on the 4th of July. Amazing.


Week 18

Matches + Scores:
-Sat Jul 7
Sporting Kansas City v Houston Dynamo - 7:00PM CT
Venue: Livestrong Sporting Park
Real Salt Lake v Portland Timbers - 8:00PM CT
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium
FC Dallas v San Jose Earthquakes - 8:00PM CT
Venue: FC Dallas Stadium
CD Chivas USA v Vancouver Whitecaps FC - 9:30PM CT
Venue: The Home Depot Center
Seattle Sounders FC v Colorado Rapids - 10:00PM CT on NBCSN
Venue: CenturyLink Field
-Sun Jul 8
Chicago Fire SC v LA Galaxy - 2:00PM CT on ESPN
Venue: Toyota Park
Philadelphia Union v Toronto FC - 3:00PM CT
Venue: PPL Park
New England Revolution v New York Red Bulls - 6:00PM CT on Galavision
Venue: Gillette Stadium
Montreal Impact v Columbus Crew - 6:30PM CT
Venue: Saputo Stadium


33 DC United (+12)
32 Sporting Kansas City (+6)
31 New York Red Bulls (+7)
28 Chicago Fire SC (+2)
24 Houston Dynamo (-2)
22 Columbus Crew (+1)
19 New England Revolution (0)
18 Montreal Impact (-8)
14 Philadelphia Union (-3)
10 Toronto FC (-12)
36 San Jose Earthquakes (+12)
33 Real Salt Lake (+7)
29 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (0)
27 Seattle Sounders FC (+3)
22 Colorado Rapids (+2)
20 LA Galaxy (-3)
19 Portland Timbers (-5)
19 CD Chivas USA (-7)
15 FC Dallas (-10)


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General News

Kyle McCarthy of recaps the top news of the week, and looks ahead to the weekends top matches.


Adam Jardy of the Dispatch reports that Tony Tchani is taking advantage of his opportunities in the midfield this season.


Here is the complete schedule of all the big club matches going on this summer pitting MLS teams against European teams.


Matches + Scores:
-Sat Jul 7
Carolina RailHawks v Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Puerto Rico Islanders v FC Edmonton
Minnesota Stars v Atlanta Silverbacks

Watch online

28 San Antonio (+10)
24 Puerto Rico (+7)
24 Tampa Bay (+2)
23 Minnesota (+4)
20 Carolina (+2)
19 Fort Lauderdale (-4)
12 Edmonton (-4)
8 Atlanta (-17)

The West Ham website talks to Sebatian Lleget who is doing his best to move up in the pecking order at the London club.


Sid Lowe of the Guardian does a Q + A with Spain and Real Madrid holding midfielder Xabi Alonso.


This video clip of a 13 pass sequence for a goal is amazing. Now consider this. Its a U11 team from southern California!


Anonymous west Texas soccer love said...

Hey Bruce I'm so surprise no one has mentioned that the Mexican soccer federation has changed their league names and are taking an EPL and MLS approach to their league. The league has been given the name of LigaMX- as in league-Mexico and the league is now refer to LigaMX in commercials and just In everything. The league has also asked every team to pursue known European names as in DPS just like the MLS. They plan to have new stadiums and refurbished the need and have big player names to increase season ticket sales just, like the MLS. So far they are doing what they were told by attacking Spain known players and Italian or brazilian, in other words they are pursuing known class players who speak spanish so they can live comfortably in Mexico. As a mater a fact no one reported that nesta, Del piero, forlan, ronaldinho, were pursued by the new league of LigaMX in Mexico. In the long term ligaMX plans to switch to the FIFA calendar in order to gain DPS like MLS and increase the level of play more.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous west Texas soccer said...

For example if the MLS wants to compete against the new LigaMX of Mexico, well MLS better keep their plans behind close doors because the new Mexican league will Steal their plans. Also the MLS should be aware of the Mexican teams who have money and power so the MLS teams can compete against them in every level. For instance club america, chivas, monterey, tigres, santos, Cruz Azul, pumas, pachuca, Leon are the teams MLS should learn from and, maybe Toluca. The MLS has LA galaxy but their stadium needs a touch, new York red bull, Seattle Sounders, portland, Chicago and that's about it, those v teams need to step up and user their v Walets and compete against the new ligaMX top teams

12:12 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

That is fantastic stuff. Thanks a ton for sharing. Unfortunately our American soccer press seems to have completely missed this story.

1:04 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

I started reading as much as I could this morning, and from what I can tell the only changing in the league is the name for now.

Plus the re-introduction of the Copa.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous west Texas soccer live said...

Not really they want the world cup just like USA wants it For 2026- where I live I get Mexican channels tvazteca which they are like NBC and televisa the best in Mexico- televisa are like ABC huge- the channels I get are straight from Mexico city not border city- even fox deportes the cable Channel in spanish could not shut up about it- imagine by 2026 who will get the world cup USA or Mexico- if Mexico has the stadiums with proper traveling service its them- if mls grows to their potential then its a good battle- but seriously pachuca pumas tigres Cruz Azul America chivas Monterrey and tigres and Santos wil open their wallets for stars and stadiums-for Example Monterrey rayados r going to make a gorgeous SSS check their website- Santos has a gem of SSS, stadium azteca has a clause of renovations till a world cup goes to Mexico- pachuca has a unique SSS , the new teams promoted Tijuana and Leon are for real like timbers Seattle fans-

1:38 AM  
Anonymous west Texas soccer love said...

But yes their league cup is back plus libertadores and champions- also the Mexican federation denied a 20 team league until maybe 2016 just like MLS (so weird right) out of 20 teams they are thinking of 2 down and two up out or just one. In reality The league wants the big daddys in forever and making the two promoted a life fight. By the way televisa television owns and not just tv rights but owns club America and necaxa which got relegated about 3 years b ago, they use to own San Luis but they sold it- tvazteca owns morelia monarcas and helps a lot Santos torreon but they don't own them. As for TV rights televisa has the better side and tvazteca gets a very bad side.

1:56 AM  
Anonymous west Texas soccer love said...

My apology for the late posting
TVazteca TV rights are with the following teams in Mexico which luckily I get the channel.
Morelia monarcas who TVazteca actually owns them.
Santos toreon who almost went to televisa for more money.
Cruz Azul
Jaguares chiapas
Tecos who got relegated this year they truly suck
Now the huge Televisa TV company which channel I also get. Televisa has
Pumas Unam
Club America which they own and very hated team in Mexico
San Luis
Querretaro which might be going down
Atlas rafa Marquez love team from red bull NY
Toluca a very historic club
Monterrey rayados making a gorgeous stadium
Monterrey tigres which has a lot of money
and Leon newly club promoted very similar to timbers colors and fans might go to televisa.
Then tvazteca and televisa sell their broadcasting rights to univsion, telemundo in the USA which their commentators suck with all respect. As a matter a faCT televisa just made a big conection deal with univision for some soccer team broadcasting rights this year and univison deportes was created, a bunch of monopoly bs. If you watch univision deportes channel you will see straight out Televisa programing on air everyday that is like watching TDN, TDN stands for Televisa Deportes Network.

2:49 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

would you mind if i put all your comments together into one informational post for all the readers?

maybe you can email me and we can talk about it a little more. my email address is in the top right corner of the main page

12:56 PM  
Anonymous west texas soccer love said...

No problem- if you would like to edit the work, it is fine with me fine since I know it needs some editing to do. just like I said before I watch the televisa and tvazteca channels when it comes to Mexican soccer and world soccer game-news and they are pretty good with their stuff and their credentidials are very high. By the way they always talk bad about the MLS and put it down but they recognize the future of MLS. I watch fox deportes , specially the show La Ultima palabra.

2:05 PM  

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