Friday, September 14, 2007

Developing Abundant Growth News

Alright, let's see a show of hands - who thought Chivas USA would be tops in the West at this time of the season?


Luis Bueno informs us that Morrissey is a Chivas USA fan, and was seen on the sideline last night at the Super Classico!!!!!!!

Matches & Scores:
-Wed Sep 12
DC 2-1 Salt Lake - DC goals by Luciano Emilio & Christian Gomez. RSL goal by Kyle Beckerman.
-Thu Sep 13
Chivas v Los Angeles - goals by Ante Razov, Panchito Mendoza & Laurent Merlin.
Match report by Jaime Cardenas of the LA Times.
Match report by Billy Witz of the Daily Breeze.
Match report by Luis Bueno of the Press Enterprise.
-Sat Sep 15
Toronto v Salt Lake - 2:30pm central on Direct Kick & CBC
New England v Dallas - 6:30pm central on Direct Kick
Kansas City v Columbus - 7pm central on HDNet
Chicago v New York - 7:30pm central on FSC & FSE
-Sun Sep 16
Colorado v Chivas - 2pm central on TeleFurtura
Los Angeles v Houston - 7pm central on Direct Kick
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Bakary Soumare of Chicago will miss the game against NYRB due to a Red Card suspension. Frankie Hejduk & Guillermo Barros Schelotto of Columbus will both be out due to accumulation of Yellow Cards. And New England manager Steve Nicol will be in the stands after being sent off for arguing with the referee last weekend.
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Ivan Orozco of the Daily Breeze writes about the the few, the proud, the die hard Chivas USA fans. Good stuff.
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Ante Razov got goal #107 of his career last night v LA, keeping him only 3 back from all time MLS leader Jaime Moreno.
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Marc Connolly on has a Q & A with Chivas USA defender Lawson Vaughn.
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People on all the big message boards are raving about the job commentator Glenn Davis did calling last nights ESPN2 game. I have always thought Glenn was great, and I was glad to see others feeling the same way.
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MLSnet with an article on Dallas's very young forward from Minneapolis - Abdusalam Ibrahim.
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Martin Rogers on Yahoo Sports writes about KC & USA forward Eddie Johnson. Should the Grown Ass Man go to Europe to play?
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Tino Palace's new Clean Sheet at MLSnet - Happy New Year.
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Chicago have announced a friendly on Oct 10 v Cruz Azul.
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The St Louis Dispatch with more on the potential MLS stadium in suburban Collinsville.
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USL First Division
First Round of Playoffs Schedule (all times central):
-Fri Sep 14 - 1st leg
Atlanta v Rochester
Carolina v Seattle
Montreal v Puerto Rico
Vancouver v Portland
-Sun Sep 16 - 2nd leg
Rochester v Atlanta
Seattle v Carolina
Puerto Rico v Montreal
Portland v Vancouver
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Women's World Cup
Matches & Scores:
Round 1 of Group Stage-
-Mon Sep 10
Germany 11-0 Argentina
-Tue Sep 11
Japan 2-2 England
USA 2-2 N Korea
Nigeria 1-1 Sweden
-Wed Sep 12
Ghana 1-4 Australia
Norway 2-1 Canada
New Zealand 0-5 Brazil
China 3-2 Denmark
Round 2 of Group Stage-
-Fri Sep 14
Argentina v Japan
England 0-0 Germany
Sweden 0-2 USA (Corrected)
N Korea 2-0 Nigeria
-Sat Sep 15
Canada v Ghana
Australia v Norway
Denmark v New Zealand
Brazil v China
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Andrew Dixon of Gol Noir writes an article for the US Soccer Players Assoc where he uses the USA v Brazil match to gage the current state of the American game.
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The Boston Globe with more reaction from the Brazil v Mexico game on Wednesday night.
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Larry Millson of the Toronto Globe & Mail talks to Toronto & Canada captain Jim Brennan who says Canada has a good chance of qualifying for the next World Cup.
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Big League Matches From Around The World This Weekend:
-Sat Sep 15
Tottenham v Arsenal - the biggest London derby
Bayern Munich v Schalke - the perenial champs v last years runners up


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've got the U.S. score backwards I believe Brucio. Someone might get upset thinking the U.S. is out of the cup so just a heads up.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it interesting to note that Chicago have secured the date of 10 October for friendly w/ Cruz Azul ... the same date that B****** and the Gals were scheduled to play Copa Minnesota versus a team that was never announced. Could Cruz Azul have been the team that was never announced? Wonder who will be the opponent for Becky and the Gals for the yet to be rescheduled Copa Minnesota at the HHH Metrodome.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raises hand (regarding Chivas).

Next year, I'll gladly take pre-season predictions from readers (I'll start some kind of website to accept them) to be compared at various times as the season progresses.

5:50 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

thank you bob
i appreciate the correction
always needed

as for the original team slated to play los angeles in minneapolis
it was pumas

1:42 PM  
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