Friday, July 13, 2007
As always, Sanford's Soccer Net has its finger on the pulse of soccer's heart beat in the US. Seeing David and Victoria, Skeletor's older sister, land at LAX, our editor San realised he needed to be getting on a plane himself - there's all-important soccer news to be reported. So he packed his bags and bought a ticket over the internet to, err, Chicago.
Oh how I wish I could have been with him, watching the Fire tear into the Dynamo. Meanwhile, over in LA Posh and Bex will be trying on each other's clothes before the big lift-off.
Brand Beckham gets instant promotion
Wishing upon one star may be dispiriting for Galaxy fans
'One great player won't revolutionise the game here'
Wow! The twists and turns in the roller coaster ride of excitement just keep on coming. Now Tevez's suave looking agent, who for some reason was named after a car, is set to be arrested. It seems that while young Carlos was out toiling on the pitch, his pimp was setting the spin cycle to 600 as he did a touch money laundering on the side.
Joorabchian charged in new twist to Tevez saga
Tevez trapped in Fifa log jam
Here's a picture of Kia on the phone, telling Carlos he's off to jail. Carlos has little sympathy though: he's the one being sentenced to playing up front with Craig Bellamy next season.
Have you got a friend with a huge fucking plasma TV, maybe his name is Wyatt? If so, you need to be at his gaffe for this game. Not one to be missed.
You can catch Sunday's game, and tomorrow's 3rd place match-up [Mexico Vs Uruguay], on GolTV, TNN and Univision. Both shows start 2pm pacific.
Brazil refuse to see Argentina as favourites
Zanetti hoping history will not repeat itself
Adu agent set for talks with Celtic?
Chris Powell played for Derby County and was fantastic, on and off the field. His being sold to Charlton in the late 90's gob smacked Rams fans because he was so well liked. I for one will be cheering him on in his new job.
Powell plans to set example with Charlton job
Tottenham have realised they've spent loads of cash but somehow not bought a midfielder. Luckily they could soon remedy this by buying my-mother-was-very-proud-of-me Kevin-Prince Boateng.
In other news Chelsea park the articulated lorry that is Khalid Boulahrouz in Spain and do a runner, Sven starts spending the dirty lucre, Ben Haim will save Jose, Arsenal finally spend some money and Nicky Hunt shows his class.
Tottenham close to landing £5m Boateng from Hertha Berlin
Chelsea bundle Boulahrouz off to spend season with Sevilla
Eriksson happy to stump up £9m for striker he wanted ‘at any cost’
Tal Ben Haim can 'save my skin', says Mourinho
Grimandi expects Sagna to shine
Hunt ‘stomp’ forces Lee to tread carefully
Torres ‘made up’ to join club who could have anyone in world
Hicks promises more as Reds net £11.5m Babel
One for the ladies:
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Too bad. I was all good and ready to spit on his sorry ass at the match tonight. Yes, I'm excited because I'm making my first pilgrimage to the Yoda for the Fire/Dynamo match tonight. The other day, Mrs. Editor pointed out that it’s been seven years since we’ve lived in
Spain beat Brazil and the United States saw off Uruguay to reach the Under-20 World Cup quarter-finals along with Austria and Czech Republic on Wednesday.
USA 2 - 1 Uruguay
The United States are into the quarterfinals of the FIFA under-20 World Cup, after coming from behind to beat Uruguay 2-1 in overtime. Next up for our lads is Austria on Saturday at 2:15 pm EDT.
static goalkeeper lead to the opening goal for the favourites. They went
on to score two more and seal a place against Brazil in the final on
Sunday. Their only disappointment will be Lionel Messi, who really needs
to work on his chipping technique. That said, I'm sure these ladies will
be delighted with the result...
Messi gem guides Argentina to final
Tevez wrangle rumbles on after warning for West Ham
The smaller pitches in the US could well restrict the potency Beckham's crosses,
but I'm still not convinced he should be playing in the middle.
Beckham takes centre stage on field in American adventure
So Owen has committed himself to Newcastle. A cynic might argue he could have
done this weeks ago, that he's only doing it now because no other club has come
in for him. But it's little Mikey Owen, so I believe him.
Michael Owen: Future looks bright thanks to Allardyce innovations
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The winner will travel to Maracaibo for Sunday's final against Brazil, which beat Uruguay in penalty kicks in Tuesday's semifinal.
What: FIFA U-20 World Cup, Round of 16
Who: Uruguay (DWL), United States (DWW)
When: 11/07/2007, 19:45 local, 01:50 GMT
Where: Canada's National Soccer Stadium at Exhibition Place, Toronto
After beating Brazil to stay undefeated and win Group D, the Americans' biggest obstacle heading to the knockout stages might not be the dangerous Uruguay side they will meet Wednesday night in Toronto
(7:45 pm EDT, ESPNU and Galavision). No, the U.S. should be warier of itself.
9. Fumaca (Newcastle United): “If Fumaca, the only Brazilian ever to be unable to take a first touch, does not get in the top 25, then this list is a sham.” (Steven Ord, Newcastle). “The only Brazilian capable of falling over a ball when trying to trap it.” (Steve K, Newcastle)
The Times continues its list-making offseason with a look at the best deals ever in the EPL...
48 BRAD FRIEDEL (Liverpool to Blackburn Rovers, free, 2000)
Graeme Souness has had his fingers burnt in the transfer market more often than most managers, but when it came to Friedel his judgment was spot on. The United States goalkeeper did not convince at Anfield but at Blackburn he has become one of the best No 1s in the top flight.
It is not quite the cover of Time or Newsweek, but David Beckham’s appearance on the front of this week’s Sports Illustrated, the American magazine, is a first notable achievement in his attempt to “break the United States”. “Will He Change the Fate of American Soccer?” the headline asks of the new face of the sport Stateside. Making the cover of SI is not a bad way for Beckham to begin.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Who: Uruguay and Brazil
When: 10/07/2007, 20:50 local, 01:50 GMT (Wednesday, 11/07/07)
Where: Jose Pachencho Romero Stadium, Maracaibo, Venezuela
8:50 p.m. ET, TV: GolTV, TeleFutura
Alexi Lalas, the Los Angeles Galaxy general manager, yesterday warned David Beckham to concentrate on football rather than the distractions of Hollywood before his impending move to the US. The England midfield player will land in California on Thursday before being introduced to the public at a glitzy presentation ceremony the next day.
According to Paul Doyle of the Guardian, Chelsea's new signing has both the flair and intelligent altruism to persuade Jose Mourinho to trust in his wingers again. Malouda to Chelsea
Arsenal's Jose Antonio Reyes spent last season on loan at the Bernabeu and now wants to make the move permanent. However, Real Madrid seem unwilling to pay Arsenal's price tag for the
Monday, July 09, 2007
The U.S. advances into the round of 16 and will face Uruguay in Toronto on Wednesday. If you've yet to check out our kids, I suggest you tune in on Wednesday at 7:30 pm on ESPNU. They are a joy to watch.
Argentina 4 - 0 Peru
Early red card dooms Paraguay: Mexico 6 - 0 Paraguay
Forlan leads the way:
Venezuela 1 - 4 Uruguay
Even Baptista scores:
Chile 1 - 6 Brazil
When it was announced last October that the United States would enter Copa America, the decision by United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati seemed like a no-brainer. One of the proposed cures for the disappointing World Cup in Germany was to get the U.S. national team more games in tougher environments, and against better competition. Copa America was primed to deliver on all fronts. But after the Americans' three-and-out performance, which was accomplished with a decidedly under-strength squad, their participation in the world's oldest international tournament is being called into question.
Win the quadruple or you're fired...
Hey Willy! Do you think anybody is? Why don't you shut your trap!?
Vinnie Jones comes in at Number 10...