Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Normalize News

The Spanish Football Federation has stepped in and forced Catalonia to cancel their Oct 14 game v the USA in Barcelona. NOT COOL. Yanks Abroad has the very vaguely worded & sketchy details from the Spanish. If I was the USA I would be putting an angry call in to FIFA.

US Open Cup
Semifinals Tonight!!!!!
-Tue Sep 4
Seattle Sounders v FC Dallas
New England Revolution v Carolina Railhawks
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Matches & scores:
-Sat Sep 1
New York 1-0 Chicago - NY goal by Juan Pablo Angel.
Match report by Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald News.
Match report by Michael Lewis of Big Apple Soccer.
Match report from the New York Times. - Can you believe it. I almost shat myself when I saw a real match report of the Red Bulls in the Times.
Dallas 0-4 DC - DC goals by Ben Olsen(2), Christian Gomez & Fred.
Match report by Tobias Xavier Lopez of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Match report by Gabriel Cabarrouy of the Dallas Morning News.
Match report by Steve DAVIS for the Washington Post.
Houston 1-1 Kansas City - Hou goal by Joseph Ngwenya. KC goal by Eddie Johnson.
Match report by Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle.
Los Angeles 1-2 Salt Lake - LA goal by Alan Gordon. RSL goals by Robbie Findley & Eddie Pope.
Match report by Grahame Jones of the LA Times.
Match report by Luis Bueno at the Press Enterprise.
Match report by Billy Witz of the Daily Breeze.
Match report by James Edward of the Deseret Morning News.
Match report by Michael C Lewis of the Salt Lake Tribune.
-Sun Sep 2
Columbus 1-1 Colorado - Colu goal by Eddie Gaven. Colo goal by Conor Casey.
Match report by Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch.
Post-game notes by George Tanner of FC Rocky from the Rocky Mountain News.
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Steven Goff on his Soccer Insider blog has quotes from DC United coach Tom Soehn and defender Bobby Boswell.
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The KC Star does a Q & A with Kansas City Wizards owner Cliff Illig.
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Bernardo Fallas of the Houston Chronicle looks at the Dynamo's terrible form lately, and the tightening of the playoff picture.
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Jeff Carlisle at Soccernet with a rave-up on Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman.
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New York's young star forward Jozy Altidore updates us on his life at the New York Times Goal blog.
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Soccernet's MLS Power Rankings.
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MLS Golden Boot Chase:
14 Juan Pablo Angel
14 Eddie Johnson
14 Luciano Emilio
11 Taylor Twellman
10 Maykel Galindo
8 Jozy Altidore
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USL First Division
Matches & Scores:
-Fri Aug 31
Montreal 2-0 Rochester
Seattle 1-2 Minnesota
-Sat Sep 1
Carolina 0-1 Portland
Atlanta 3-1 Puerto Rico
-Sun Sep 2
Miami 3-2 Charleston
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Schedule for the Last Week of the Regular Season:
-Wed Sep 5
Montreal v Atlanta
-Thu Sep 6
Minnesota v Carolina
Seattle v California
-Fri Sep 7
Charleston v Puerto Rico
Vancouver v Atlanta
-Sat Sep 8
Rochester v Montreal
California v Carolina
-Sun Sep 9
Minnesota v Seattle
Vancouver v Portland
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First Division Standings:
*50 Portland
*48 Seattle
*47 Montreal
*42 Atlanta
*39 Rochester
*39 Puerto Rico
*37 Vancouver
31 Miami
--Playoffs End Here--
29 Carolina
29 Charleston
#23 Minnesota
#19 California
*Qualified for playoffs, battling for seeding.
#Out of playoff contention.
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The USA team is already in Chicago training for Sunday's match v Brazil. Here are some photos of our boys on the field yesterday.
-This pic looks to be our man Luis Arroyave of the Chicago Tribune having an official chat with Carlos Bocanegra.
-Video from the USA training sessions.
-USA & Munich 1860 striker Josh Wolff talks to US Soccer. Listen to or download here.
-Brazilian midfielder Rikki Kaka talks about the match. Listen to or download here.
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Ives Galarcep of the North Jersey Herald News talks to Danny Szetela about his move to Racing Santander in Spain.
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Americans in Europe - how'd their recent matches go:
-Freddy Adu - Benfica - did not dress for a 0-3 road win over Nacional de Madeira.
-DaMarcus Beasley - Rangers - played the first 83 minutes of his teams dominating 4-0 home win over Gretna.
-Gregg Berhalter - 1860 Munich - the captain started, went the distance and scored again in his team 1-1 draw at home v Koln. He is a goal scoring machine!
-Carlos Bocanegra - Fulham - started and play the whole of a 3-3 home draw with Tottenham.
-Nat Borchers - Odd Grenland - started and played 90 in his teams 2-4 road win at Tromso.
-Michael Bradley - Heerenveen - played the full match in a 3-3 home draw v Sparta Rotterdam.
-Danny Califf - Aalborg - played the whole of a 2-1 home win over Nordsjaelland.
-Steve Cherundolo - Hannover - started at right back and played 90 minutes in a 3-2 win over Bochum.
-Bobby Convey - Reading - came on in the 75th minute of a 0-3 home loss to West Ham.
-Charlie Davies - Hammarby - started and played 68 minutes of a 1-2 loss to AIK.
-Jay DeMerit - Watford - went the distance in the back as his team beat Ipswich 2-0.
-Clint Dempsey - Fulham - started, played all 90, and scored for the second match in a row, then helped set up teammates for both other goals in a 3-3 home draw with Tottenham.
-Benny Feilhaber - Derby County - did not dress for 6-0 loss to Liverpool.
-Gabriel Ferrari - Sampdoria - did not dress for his teams 0-0 home draw with Lazio.
-Brad Friedel - Blackburn - In goal as always and another clean sheet, beating Man City 1-0.
-Cory Gibbs - Charlton - still out due to long term knee injury, but back at training now. His team won 0-1 at Crystal Palace.
-Marcus Hahnemann - Reading - played the entire match in goal, but lost 0-3 at home to West Ham.
-Kamani Hill - Wolfsburg - did not dress for his teams 2-1 loss at Hertha.
-Tim Howard - Everton - started in the goal and went 90 in a 1-2 win at Bolton.
-Ian Joy - St Pauli - got the started and played all 90 minutes but lost 2-1 at Greuther Furth.
-Kasey Keller - Fulham - was on the bench but did not play in a 3-3 home draw v Tottenham.
-Eddie Lewis - Derby County - did not dress for 6-0 loss to Liverpool.
-Brian McBride - Fulham - out indefinitely with a dislocated knee.
-Lee Nguyen - PSV - did not dress for a 0-0 draw at Twente.
-Oguchi Onyewu - Standard - started as usual and went the distance in at 2-1 win over Club Brugge.
-Heath Pearce - Hansa Rostock - dress but did not play in his teams 1-0 loss at Dortmund.
-Frank Simek - Sheffield Wednesday - started and played 90 as his team lost 0-1 at home to Bristol City.
-Jonathan Spector - West Ham - came on for the last 9 minutes of his team 0-3 road win at Reading.
-Neven Subotic - Mainz - went the distance in defense for his teams 1-2 road win over Carl Zeiss.
-Brian West - Fredrikstad - did not dress for his team 0-2 win at Stabaek.
-Josh Wolff - 1860 Munich - started and played 54 minutes in a 1-1 home draw with Koln.
-Sal Zizzo - Hannover - did not dress for his teams 3-2 win over Bochum.
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U17 World Cup
Quarterfinal Scores:
-Sat Sep 1
France 1-1 Spain - Spain wins 5-4 on PK's
Ghana 2-0 Peru
-Sun Sep 2
Argentina 0-2 Nigeria
England 1-4 Germany
Semifinal Matches & Scores:
-Wed Sep 5
Spain v Ghana
-Thu Sep 6
Nigeria v Germany
Final Match:
-Sun Sep 9
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UEFA Champions League
3rd Qualifying Round matches - Second leg matches (first leg scores included)
-Mon Sep 3
AEK Athens 1-4 Sevilla (0-2) - Sevilla advance 6-1 on aggregate.
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Rob Hughes of the International Tribune with a nice story on Sevilla's big Champions League win.
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UEFA Super Cup
-The game that has become a tribute to Antonio Puerta, today:
Sevilla 1-3 Milan
-Sevilla did not win this one, but all the players on both teams had Puerta's name on the back of their shirts, what a great touch.
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Phil Ball of Soccernet's always excellent weekly Spanish futbol roundup.
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Jay Jay Okocha has signed with Hull in England's Championship Division.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

re the catalonia thing, their playing the us was the first i had ever heard of a catalonian team. do the top catalans who play for spain play for them? or is it the guys who dont make the catalonian team? is there a basque team?

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rikki Kaka? Never heard his first name before. I guess his parents are fond of the letter K.

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I hear from/about KC's owners, the more I like. They are really fortunate to have those guys running the show and with patience, I think they will succeed in that market.

2:48 AM  
Blogger Mamacita Chilena said...

I bet Freddy Adu is starting to get angry...after all his talk about how the coach really wanted him to make an impact and how he was ready to go over there and get playing time. I feel bad that they switched coaches and things haven't gone his way yet. But he needs to show himself when he can and hopefully he'll start to get more time on the field.

3:13 AM  
Blogger Mamacita Chilena said...

oh yeah, and did you see that Chicago officially has a women's team?


3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Technically, I believe Kaka's parents gave him the first name of Ricardo, not Rikki.


11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any pics of the AC/Sevilla where you can see the PUERTA on their jersies?

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i find it ironic that after nixing the US/MEX match @ azteca, we're complaining that catalonia backed out on us.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like Franco is back in power in Madrid and Spain just doesn't want the proud Catalonians any chance for success.

4:33 PM  

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