Posts Tagged ‘2010 WORLD CUP’

SOCCER ON THE BOX: ESPN2 TO OFFER 24 HOUR WORLD CUP PRE-GAME

June 3, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX: ESPN2 TO OFFER 24 HOUR WORLD CUP PRE-GAME

ESPN2 will be airing an unprecedented 24 straight hours of World Cup coverage, discussion, documentaries, interviews and even a concert featuring the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira.

SCHEDULE FOR ESPN2 24-HOUR PRE-GAME

ALL TIMES EASTERN

Thursday, June 10
10 am 2010 FIFA World Cup Preview
1 pm 2010 U.S. National Team Preview
2 pm 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration Concert
5 pm SportsNation Presented by Toyota
6 pm Outside the Lines: Robben Island – A Greater Goal
6:30 pm E:60 (with in-depth profile of Clint Dempsey)
7 pm Re-air 2010 FIFA World Cup Preview
10 pm MLS Game of the Week (Seattle-DC United)
Friday, June 11
12:30 am Re-air SportsNation Presented by Toyota
1:30 am Re-air 2010 U.S. National Team Preview
2:30 am Homecoming with Rick Reilly: Landon Donovan
3:30 am The 2006 World Cup Film – The Grand Finale
6–9:30 am Mike and Mike in the Morning Presented by Progressive Insurance
9:30–10 am SportsCenter

JUNE 2 – SHORT CORNERS: INTERNATIONAL SOCCER NEWS, NOTES AND RUMORS

June 2, 2010

JUNE 2 – SHORT CORNERS: INTERNATIONAL SOCCER NEWS, NOTES AND RUMORS

ROSSI LEFT OFF ITALY WORLD CUP SQUAD

New Jersey born Giuseppe Rossi was left off the Italian National Team’s 23-man World Cup roster. The 23-year-old Villareal striker was omitted from Marcelo Lippi’s squad in an announcement made Tuesday.

Scoring 33 goals in 91 appearances for his club side always insured Rossi a call-up to the national team where he has scored 3 times in 14 appearances for the Azzurri, since his debut in 2008.

Though a product of the United States, Rossi represented Italy at every youth level from U-16 through U-21 and was viewed as having a good shot at making the 23-man team.

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ESPN ADVERT: 2010 WORLD CUP: GLORY (ENGLAND v UNITED STATES)

June 1, 2010

ESPN ADVERT: 2010 WORLD CUP: GLORY (ENGLAND v UNITED STATES)

ENGLAND NAME 23-MAN ENGLAND SQUAD FOR WORLD CUP

June 1, 2010

ENGLAND NAME 23-MAN ENGLAND SQUAD FOR WORLD CUP

ENGLAND have named their 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup. There
were few surprises, though West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker and
Asenal’s Theo Walcott, missed out on Fabio Capello’s 23.

Leighton Baines, Darren Bent, Michael Dawson, Tom Hudderstone and Adam
Johnson also missed out of the squad.

ENGLAND’S OFFICIAL 23-MAN ENGLAND SQUAD:
GOALKEEPERS
Rob Green – West Ham United
David James – Portsmouth
Joe Hart – Manchester City

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JUNE 1 – SHORT CORNERS – INTERNATIONAL SOCCER NEWS NOTES AND RUMORS

June 1, 2010

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JUNE 1 – SHORT CORNERS

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER NEWS NOTES AND RUMORS

JOSE MOURINHO OFFICIALLY BECOMES REAL MADRID BOSS

Jose Mourinho was unveiled Monday as the new manager of super club Real Madrid, becoming the teams ninth manager in 6 years. Needless to say, the ‘Special One’ referred to himself quit a bit in his debut press conference.

“I don’t know if I was born to coach Real Madrid but I was born to be a football coach.” Mourinho said at the press conference. “I love important challenges. I am Jose Mourinho and I don’t change. I arrive with all my qualities and my defects.

“My attraction to Real Madrid is due to its history, its frustrations in recent years and its expectations to win. It’s a unique club and I believe that not to coach Real leaves a void in a coach’s career. Luckily, I’ve had a beautiful career and it makes me proud to have come here.”

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2010 WORLD CUP – MEXICO ANNOUNCES 23-MAN ROSTER

May 31, 2010

2010 WORLD CUP – MEXICO ANNOUNCES 23-MAN ROSTER

20-year-old Barcelona midfielder Jonathon Dos Santos was left off of Mexico’s squad for the World Cup.

Mexico manager Javier Aguirre cut Dos Santos as well as Club America defender Juan Carlos Valenzuela and Morelia defender Adrian Aldrete to trim his side to 23.

“The Mexican Football Federation is grateful to Jonathan Dos Santos, Juan Carlos Valenzuela and Adrian Aldrete for their dedication, discipline, professionalism and commitment shown during the preparations with the national team,” the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación said in a statement on the official website.

2010 MEXICO ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS

Memo Ochoa (America)

Luis Ernesto Michel (Chivas/USA)

Oscar Perez (Chiapas)

DEFENDERS

Rafael Marquez (Barcelona/ESP)

Ricardo Osorio (Stuttgart/GER)

Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmmar/NED)

Francisco Rodriguez (PSV Eindhoven/NED)

Carlos Salcido (PSV Eindhoven/NED)

Paul Aguilar (Pachuca)

Efrain Juarez (Pumas UNAM)

MIDFIELDERS

Jonny Magallon (Guadalajara)

Jorge Torres Nilo (Atlas)

Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul)

Israel Castro (Pumas UNAM)

Andres Guardado (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP)

FORWARDS

Pablo Barrera (Pumas UNAM)

Adolfo Bautista (Guadalajara)

Alberto Medina (Guadalajara)

Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Veracruz)

Javier Hernandez (Guadalajara)

Giovani dos Santos (Galatasaray/TUR)

Guillermo Franco (West Ham/ENG)

Carlos Vela (Arsenal/ENG)

WEEKEND WORLD CUP WRAP – US wins send-off, Japan scores every goal in England win, Group C News

May 31, 2010

WEEKEND WORLD CUP WRAP

UNITED STATES WINS SEND-OFF AGAINST TURKEY

The United States won their final World Cup tune-up on home soil Saturday, coming from behind to beat Turkey in front of 55,000 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Second half goals by Altidore and Dempsey put the United States on top and capped off a thrilling final 45 minutes for the US, who trailed after Arda Turan put the Turks up in the 27th minute.

Landon Donovan set up both goals in the comeback for the US who hadn’t looked in sync in the first half.

“We’re going to be as good as we want to be,” Donovan said. “And if we play the way we’re capable of (more…)

2010 WORLD CUP – The United States will Certainly Entertain – Scrappiness is the Key to the teams World Cup Ambitions

May 29, 2010

The United States will entertain – Scrappiness is the Key to the teams World Cup Ambitions

The World Soccer Community will be able to count on one thing from the United States this summer at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa; entertainment.

The United States national team possesses one key soccer attribute, and attribute that is unlikely to lift the World Cup come July 11, but one that will thrill fans and neutrals alike; they are scrappy. For a fan, it is my least favorite attribute as it can only lead to frustration as one watches their team struggle, dodge and survive, but at the same time it is a quality that can put a team in a position to do just that, survive.

A fan wants his or her team to be the Superman of the sport. Indestructible, fluid and unfazed. A team that will win 2-0 against most teams in (more…)

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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UNITED STATES NAMES 23-MAN ROSTER FOR WORLD CUP

May 26, 2010

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.

UNITED STATES 23-MAN ROSTER FOR THE WORLD CUP

Goalkeepers

Brad Guzan – Aston Villa

Marcus Hahnemann – Wolverhampton Wanderers

Tim Howard – Everton

Defenders

Carlos Bocanegra – Rennes

Jonathan Bornstein – Chivas USA

Steve Cherundolo – Hannover 96

Jay DeMerit – Watford

Clarence Goodson – IK Start

Oguchi Onyewu – AC Milan

Jonathan Spector – West Ham United

Midfielders

DaMarcus Beasley – Out of Contract

Michael Bradley – Borussia Monchengladbach

Ricardo Clark – Eintract Frankfurt

Landon Donovan – Los Angeles Galaxy

Maurice Edu – Glasgow Rangers

Benny Feilhaber – AGF Aarhus

Stuart Holden – Bolton Wanderers

Jose Francisco Torres- CF Pachuca

Forwards

Jozy Altidore – Villarreal

Edson Buddle – Los Angeles Galaxy

Clint Dempsey – Fulham FC

Robbie Findley – Real Salt Lake

Herculez Gomez – CF Pachuca

The most glaring was the omission of Brian Ching. An established, experience striker, Ching was healthy and performing well in camp, but the decision was to go with Findley who is neither established nor experienced at this level. Though recovering from hamstring problems, Ching looked a bright spot in the Tuesday night match against the Czech Republic.

Findley is a quality player and can olnly get experience at the top level by playing at the top level. He has, no doubt, been brought in to replace some of the speed the team lost when it lost Charlie Davies

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BRADLEY TO ANNOUNCE 23-MAN US TEAM AT 1PM ET ON ESPN

May 26, 2010

BRADLEY TO ANNOUNCE 23-MAN US TEAM AT 1PM ET ON ESPN

United States National Team coach Bob Bradley will announce his 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup during the 1pm ET SportsCenter on ESPN.

The 23 players that have been named to the roster will be in attendance.

The United States 2010 World Cup team will them resume training at Princeton NJ ahead of Saturday’s match against Turkey at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia PA.

The team leaves for South Africa on Sunday and begins training at Irene Country Lodge between Johannesburg and Pretoria at an altitude of 4,000 ft.

The States will take on Australia in it’s final World Cup tune-up on Saturday, June 5 at Ruimsig Stadium in Roodepoort, South Africa.

Once there, the team will back off on physical prep while getting acclimated to the altitude at its Pretoria base (altitude: 4,000 feet).

SHORT CORNERS: International Soccer News Notes and rumors

May 25, 2010

SHORT CORNERS: International Soccer News, Notes and Rumors

SLOPPY EXPERIMENTAL DEFENSE COSTS UNITED STATES AGAINST CZECH REPUBLIC

Bob Bradley was never looking for a result in Tuesday nights US National Team tussle with the Czech Republic in Hartford.

The match was always going to be about certain players fitness levels, and a last chance to impress for some others.  The result, a 4-2 loss, was secondary to evaluation.

The US starting defense did well for 45 minutes even though Oguchi Onyewu was playing his first match since October and Regular starters Jay DeMerit and Captain Carlos Bocanegra did not dress.

Clarence Goodson who started in the middle with Onyewu looked impressive. He not only had a sound match defensively, he played a part in both US Goals, possibly playing himself on to the flight to South Africa on Sunday.

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SOCCER ON THE BOX – Soccer on TV this Week

May 25, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX – Soccer on TV this Week

The big match of this mid-week is the US against the Czech Republic tonight. With Bob Bradley set to name his 23-man World Cup Roster tomorrow, this match will be the last chance for many of the bubble players in the United States 30-man camp. Previews for the US v Czech Republic match can be found here.

Mexico keeps up it’s intense World Cup preparations Wednesday as they take on the Netherlands in Germany. Mexico’s build up schedule has been packed with matches (this will be El Tri’s 6th match in May), and yet it still seems Javier Aguirre still seems unsure of the direction he wants this team to take. The Dutch, on the other hand haven’t played a match since the March encounter with the United States.

Amidst a few intriguing World Cup tune-up matches this week, don’t overlook the domestic game. Chicago Fire v FC Dallas should provide an intriguing encounter on the Major League Soccer schedule. the match, on ESPN2 Thursday Night, features two teams that face more questions than answers going into Week 10.

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IN OTHER WORDS – SOCCER ARTICLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

May 25, 2010

IN OTHER WORDS – SOCCER ARTICLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

US NATIONAL TEAM CAMP

GOALIE’S REACH EXTENDS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC (JERÉ LONGMAN-NEW YORK TIMES)

US NATIONAL TEAM MAKES FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR WORLD CUP (STEVEN GOFF-WASHINGTON POST)

GOMEZ EXCITED TO BE WITH NATIONAL TEAM (BRIAN SCIARETTA-YANKS ABROAD)

LANDON DONOVAN HAS MIND, GAME IN SYNCE FOR WORLD CUP (KELLY WHITESIDE-USA TODAY)

US DEFENSIVE DILEMMA (BRIAN LEWIS-NEW YORK POST)

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IN OTHER WORDS – US v CZECH REPUBLIC PREVIEWS

May 25, 2010

UNITED STATES v CZECH REPUBLIC PREVIEWS

CZECH IS FINAL CHANCE FOR US FRINGE PLAYERS TO IMPRESS (GRANT WAHL-SI.COM)

US NATIONAL TEAM TO MEET CZECH REPUBLIC TONIGHT (RANDY CAPPS-MAJORLEAGUESOCCERTALK.COM)

TIME TO GET FRIENDLY (DREW EPPERLY-WVHOOLIGAN.COM)

SCOUTING REPORT: CZECH REPUBLIC (CLEMENTE LISI-USSOCCERPLAYERS.COM)

PREVIEW: US v CZECH REPUBLIC (BRIAN SCIARETTA-YANKS ABROAD)

DECISION TIME FOR BOB BRADLEY (JERÉ LONGMAN-NEW YORK TIMES)

US ROSTER PICTURE STILL GETS NO CLEARER AS CZECH REPUBLIC GAME NEARS (STEVE DAVIS-SI.COM)

SHORT CORNERS: Soccer News Notes and rumors

May 25, 2010

Arrivederci...

SHORT CORNERS: Soccer News Notes and Rumors

JOSE MOURINHO TO REAL MADRID?

Jose Mourinho said that Saturdays champions League Final victory would be his last at Inter Milan, but Inter Boss Massimo Moratti tried to persuade the self styled ‘Special One’ to stay for a third season at Inter.

Those persuasions fell on deaf ears apparently.

The Portuguese superstar coach has agreed in principal with Real Madrid to coach the team to the tune of  $12 million per year for four years. This would make him the highest-grossing coach/manager in all of sports.

Special Indeed.

SUMMER FRIENDLY SEASON

Friendly Fever has had its first big weekend in North America, with 9 friendlies featuring or being hosted by club teams across the continent.

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PORTLAND TIMBERS TO UNVEIL NEW LOGO JUNE 12

May 22, 2010

PORTLAND TIMBERS TO UNVEIL NEW LOGO JUNE 12

The Major League Soccer bound Portland Timbers will unveil their new logo on June 12 at a World Cup watch party in downtown Portland.

The outdoor watch party, centered around the United States v England match, is to be held at the city’s Director Park. Similar events in 2006 drew thousands of people to see the matches on huge 12-foot by 17-foot, LED screen.

The 2010 event promises to be the biggest yet and offers the Timbers a chance to put their new identity in front of a massive collection of the city’s soccer fans and re-introduce itself to the city’s soccer community.

NIKE WRITE THE FUTURE – FULL LENGTH VERSION

May 20, 2010

NIKE WRITE THE FUTURE – FULL LENGTH VERSION

MLS SUMMER SIGNINGS: Henry Denies Red Bull Move

May 17, 2010

So sad, no deal yet.

MLS SUMMER SIGNINGS: Henry Denies Red Bull Move

Reports over the weekend that French International Superstar Thierry Henry had all but moved to Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bull may have been a bit premature. Henry denied a move to Red Bull and stated today that his footballing future consists of nothing more than this summers World Cup, and intimated he would put off any decisions regarding his future until after the tournament comes to a close in July.

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US SOCCER ANNOUNCES 30-MAN PRELIMINARY ROSTER

May 11, 2010

US SOCCER ANNOUNCES 30-MAN PRELIMINARY ROSTER

US National Team coach Bob Bradley has made his selection for the 30-man preliminary roster that will gather in Princeton New Jersey next week to begin final preperations for the 2010 World Cup this summer in South Africa.

The decisions are not quite over for Bradley as the US boss will have to trim his roster down to 23 by June 2nd. The US will play a couple of matches in the Northeast before the final cuts are made, so Bradley’s Boys will have a last chance to impress before the team departs for South Africa on May 30th.

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