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FANTASY FALLOUT – CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE – WEEK 13

June 28, 2010

FANTASY FALLOUT – CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE – WEEK 13

Major League Soccer returned to action this weekend with Week 13 of the season amid the turmoil and triumph of the 2010 World Cup. The results are in for Week 13 in the Chicago Football League and there is no change at the top of the table as Waterford United still holds the top spot by 5 points over Kafieen FC.

Just as in Week 12, there was a tie for most points in Week 13 with both Dave Mulvihill’s Chicago Inferno and Alexa Lim’s Dancing Nancies garnering 33 points. The two teams were even tied on goals scored, but the tie-breaker has to favor the Dancing Nancies who had the edge on assists.

Thus the Manager of the Week honors go to Alexa Lim and Dancing Nancies who fielded a well rounded side around the 17 points earned from two Columbus Crew players, including Goalkeeper Will Hesmer and handball artist Guillermo Barros Schellotto. Congratulations to Alexa who has won the Manager of the Week twice in the last three weeks.

The Chicago Inferno manager is kicking himself severely for being a hairs-breadth away from putting in Philadelphia Union’s Sebastian LeToux.

The Week 13 All-MFLS Team featured three Union players and two each from the Fire and Crew, but was bolstered by four Red Bulls, including Player of the Week Juan Pablo Angel who gathered 11 points.

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FANTASY FALLOUT – CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE-WEEK 12

June 24, 2010

FANTASY FALLOUT – CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE-WEEK 12

Bet you thought I forgot about Week 12, well I’ve been a bit busy. There is this other tournament around that may one day rival the Chicago Football League in popularity, but I digress. Lets take a look at the stunted Week 12 before we re-embark on the CFL season starting Friday night with week 13.

We headed into this break with Waterford United leading Kaffieen FC by 5 points atop the Chicago Football League tables.

As was always likely with only four matches being played, there was not a lot of points to be had out there, so it is no surprise that there were two candidates tied for the Manager of the Week award. Both Bill Lim’s Kaffieen FC and Bill Sullivans’s Mighty Wombats garnered 20 points in Week 12, but like the World Cup, we will decide this by Goals Scored.

Thus Bill Lim is the Week 12 Manager of the Week with 4 goals scored to only 2 for Sullivan. Lim has now won the award 3 times in 12 weeks, congrats to Mr. Lim.

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FANTASY FALLOUT – Chicago Football League – Week 11

June 6, 2010

FANTASY FALLOUT – Chicago Football League – Week 11

Waterford United are still atop the Chicago Football League standings after 11 weeks, but the Irish sides lead has been cut to 10 points after a dismal, league-low -2 point week.

In second place after 10 weeks, Kaffieen FC had an opportunity to pounce on Waterford, but could only manage 12 points. Good enough for 3rd from last in Week 11 CFL action, but nowhere near enough to hold off Nagoya FC, who have slid into second place overall after a 26 point week.

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FANTASY FALLOUT – CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE – WEEK 10

May 31, 2010

FANTASY FALLOUT – CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE – WEEK 10

The Chicago Football League is 10 weeks in, one third of the season, but some teams are starting to feel the change as players have been called into their national sides for this summers World Cup in South Africa.

One team not feeling the heat is FC Tax managed by the Week 10 Manager of the Week, John Komala.

Komala’s 2nd MOTW Honor for the season, the result of a 25 point performance from FC Tax in Week 10.  Driven by Week 10 Player of the Week DeWayne De Rosario’s 9 point performance and backed up by Alvaro Saborio who claimed 7 points, FC Tax moved into 4th Place.

The top three in the CFL tables don’t shift, however, as Waterford United still sits atop the standings, 30 points clear of 2nd Place Kaffieen FC, whose lead over 3rd Place Nagoya FC is now only 5 points.

DeRo and Saborio both made the Week 10 All-MFLS Team, along with three Philadelphia Union players. A first for the first year club.

2010 CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE MANAGERS OF THE WEEK

1-BILL LIM – KAFFIEEN FC

2-DAVID MULVIHILL – CHICAGO INFERNO

3-JOHN KOMALA – FC TAX

4-BILL LIM – KAFFIEEN FC

5-THOM ARNOLDT – CLYDESDALE FC

6-JOHN O’MAHONEY – WATERFORD “THE BLUES”

7-JOHN O’MAHONEY – WATERFORD “THE BLUES”

8-MIKE MULVIHILL – GONZO’S GLORY

9-JOHN O’MAHONEY – WATERFORD “THE BLUES”

10-JOHN KOMALA – FC TAX

UPDATED: 2010 US OPEN CUP QUALIFIERS-AS OF MAY 27

May 27, 2010

UPDATED: 2010 US OPEN CUP QUALIFIERS AS OF MAY 27

THE 40 QUALIFIED TEAMS

Major League Soccer – 8 teams (Division I)

  1. Seattle Sounders (Defending Champions)
  2. Chicago Fire
  3. Chivas USA
  4. Columbus Crew
  5. Houston Dynamo
  6. Los Angeles Galaxy
  7. New York Red Bull
  8. June 2Real Salt Lake or DC United at RFK Stadium

USSF Division 2 – 9 teams (Division II)

  1. AC St. Louis
  2. Austin Aztex
  3. Carolina Railhawks
  4. Crystal Palace Baltimore
  5. Miami FC
  6. NSC Minnesota
  7. Portland Timbers
  8. Rochester Rhinos
  9. Tampa Bay Rowdies

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SHORT CORNERS: INTERNATIONAL SOCCER NEWS AND NOTES

May 27, 2010

SHORT CORNERS: INTERNATIONAL SOCCER NEWS AND NOTES

US 23-man roster, Pellegrini Sacked, TFC Win Voyageurs Cup, AC-DC Battle at RFK, Red Bulls Run in USOC, Holden in Bolton Extension, Fabregas leaves it up to Wenger and more…

UNITED STATES NAMES 23-MAN ROSTER FOR 2010 WORLD CUP

Bob Bradley named his 23-man roster for the US National Team Wednesday, and there were surprises for many fans.

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FANTASY FALLOUT – CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEEK 9

May 24, 2010

FANTASY FALLOUT – CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEEK 9

Waterford United have retained pole position in the Chicago Football League Standings after Week 9 has wrapped up Waterford is 16 points clear of second place Kaffieen FC who could only manage 2 Week 9 points.

A weak week (!) had Waterford United gathering 19 points but five more than Whipple’s Wolves who were second best this week. Waterford United also receive the Manager of the Week honor for Chicago based  John “No, I didn’t play Frasier’s Dad” O’Mahoney.  (more…)

NASL TEAMS RUMORED TO BE IN TROUBLE

May 22, 2010

NASL TEAMS RUMORED TO BE IN TROUBLE

Former Major League Soccer iron man Steve Ralston will make his debut to night for North American Soccer League first year franchise AC St. Louis amid swirling rumors that the franchises very existence may be in doubt.

Ralston stepping on the field to represent his hometown team should mean a night of celebration for soccer in St. Louis, long thought of as an ideal American soccer community, but the night will be over shadowed by the wringing hands of St. Louis fans and frantic calls from the team offices.

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FANTASY FALLOUT: Chicago Football League-Week 8

May 17, 2010

FANTASY FALLOUT: Chicago Football League-Week 8

My apologies too you all for the delay in bringing the Fantasy Fallout to the fore. I have been out of town since Thursday and thus was unable to tap into the font that is all things football / soccer. Be assured that I will never again have days off over a weekend and that I will likely never do anything fun or interesting again.

I have yet to see a match from Week 8,  but I can safely say that it doesn’t look like i missed much. Quite an underwhelming week as 5 of the 8 matches had ONE goal or LESS in the final scoreline, with a 6th match resulting in a 1-1 scoreline. yikes.

If you were to check your Chicago Football League standings after 8 weeks, you will, no doubt notice that there is a new team at the top. Well a new-old team.

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MLS WEEK 7 – BOX SCORES AND HIGHLIGHTS

May 11, 2010

MLS WEEK 7 – BOX SCORES AND HIGHLIGHTS

A weekend of blowouts, road victories and goals goals goals in Major League Soccer’s Week 7. Here are the box scores and video highlights of the matches.

Los Angeles proved that they deserve the hype by winning two matches on the road in four days, against two of the Western conferences tougher teams. In the Wednesday match, LA achieved their first ever 3 points at DSG Park, they turned around and gave Seattle their worst ever thumping on Saturday.

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FANTASY FALLOUT – CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEEK 7

May 10, 2010

FANTASY FALLOUT – CHICAGO FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEEK 7

A massive week in every way is behind us in MFLS. Plenty of matches, plenty of goals, bizarre blowouts all means that lots and lots of points were up for grabs. The table of the Chicago Football League is evidence to that.

Week 7 sees a new leader at the top of the standings, and for the first time this season their is a winner of the Manager of the Week for two consecutive weeks.

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MLS WEEK 7 PREVIEW: COLORADO v LOS ANGELES

May 5, 2010

MLS WEEK 7 PREVIEW

COLORADO RAPIDS v LOS ANGELES GALAXY

Can anyone beat Buddle? Does anyone doubt Donovan? We will find out come Wednesday night if there is anyone that does, because this just might be the match the Galaxy drop. Make no mistake this is a game the Galaxy could lose.

A few reasons to back that claim up, one is that Colorado hasn’t lost at home yet this season. More than this the Galaxy struggle at Dick’s, they have yet to win there and have only scored once when visiting the Rapids. Worse they seem to have leaked goals in those appearances.

Let’s be honest, those were different Galaxy teams.

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MLS WEEK 7 PREVIEW: HOUSTON v DALLAS

May 5, 2010

MLS WEEK 7 PREVIEW

HOUSTON DYNAMO v FC DALLAS

Snakebitten. Thats FC Dallas in 2010. They have yet to win and have some bad fortune and even when they lay it on thick, as they did last week against a nine-man New England Revolution side, they can’t quite seem to break through to the positive. This will either end tonight or get worse.  It can’t help the feeling in the locker room that Dallas has never won in Houston in any competition.

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MLS WEEK 7 PREVIEW: DC v KC

May 5, 2010

MLS WEEK 7 PREVIEW

DC UNITED v KANSAS CITY WIZARDS

DC United is the most woeful in Major League Soccer. Win-less and pointless in MLS so far this season, the only thing that could make it worse for United is injuries. Oh, and United have a pile of injuries.

Marc Burch, Dejan Jakovic, Bryan Namoff and Chris Pontius are all out and likely taking the field with knocks are Juan Manuel Pena and Clyde Simms.

DC United couldn’t have anywhere to go but up and certainly the recent acquisitions of Stephen King and Luciano Emilio should help bolster the offense. Anyone that saw 17 year-old Andy Najar play in the Cup last week, knows he is for real and may just be the engine room of the future in the Capitol. Will any of that help United win Wednesday Night on front of their suffering fans and a National TV audience? It might.

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MLS WEEK 7 PREVIEW: NEW ENGLAND v CHIVAS

May 5, 2010

MLS WEEK 7 PREVIEW:

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION v CHIVAS USA

What an intriguing matchup. Both teams have the same 2-1-3 record and both have struggled to find form.

Though Chivas USA have seemed to right the ship in the past few matches, I still believe there is a lingering problem.  Whether that problem is as simple as needing a goal scorer or as complex as a communication problem on the field remains to be seen.

The Goats problems up front have been addressed in the last few weeks by have a group of players rotating in the striker position and they all have scored, but Justin Braun, Chukwudi Chijindu, and Maicon Santos will find the New England defense as tough as the one they encountered in Chicago.

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MFLS FANTASY UPDATE – BANG FOR BUCK STARTING XI

May 5, 2010

MFLS FANTASY UPDATE – BANG FOR BUCK STARTING XI

After six weeks of Major League Soccer action we can start to glean some trends from the season and begin seeing who is the real deal on the field and who is still in the tunnel.  This can also be true in MFLS, as we can now begin to see which players had one magical night and which are the consistent performers.

Obviously we cannot fill out our rosters with all studs and foreign imports and so we have to slide in a few rookies and second years or a few cheap veterans.  These are the the players that keep the salary down while filling in the gaps between the major point producers.

Just because you need them for their salary, however, doesn’t mean that they can’t get you points.

So the question becomes; which are most affordable players who provide the most value to your team in terms of points?

Here then, without further ado… the BANG FOR BUCK STARTING XI

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