Posts Tagged ‘COPA LIBERTADORES’

INTERLIGA TO BE SCRAPPED: FMF to Free up Schedule, Streamline Qualification Process

May 18, 2010

INTERLIGA TO BE SCRAPPED: FMF to Free up Schedule, Streamline Qualification Process

The annual January InterLiga tournament, designed to get Mexican club teams to vie for two Copa Libertadores slots, will be scrapped according to the Mexican League Secretary General Decio De Maria.

“We have to evolve,” De Maria said in a press conference. “The [InterLiga] games were strong but they also had their drawbacks. Vacations were cut short. The two teams who got to the end got their very closely.”

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SOCCER ON THE BOX – THE MIDWEEK

May 4, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX – THE MIDWEEK

We are no longer inundated with a full slate of European fixtures on TV this Midweek, but we more then make up for it with the deciding match in the fight for the final Champions League spot in England and for the first time we get a chance to see some serious midweek Major League Soccer match ups. Before we get to that, lets talk Fourth Place.

Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur at Eastlands tomorrow on ESPN2 in a match that will go a long way in sending one of the teams to the Champions League.  City is playing at home and sits in 5th place, just point being Spurs. A draw will do Spurs here, but remember that City also have a +2 better goal difference. It is literally all to play for.

These two sides have been the most entertaining all season and to see them go at each other on Wednesday should be a real treat, fasten seat belts.

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SUMMER FRIENDLIES UPDATE – GALAXY v BOCA JUNIORS

April 28, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLIES UPDATE – GALAXY v BOCA JUNIORS

The Los Angeles Galaxy announced that they will host perennial Argentine contender Boca Juniors at the Home Depot Center on Sunday, May 23rd, with tickets going on sale this Friday.

Similar to many of the other Super teams coming to North America in late May and Early June, many of the stars that have booked their tickets to South Africa for the World Cup will not be present, but aging Argentine heroes (and one-time Major League Soccer targets), such as Martin Palermo and Juan Roman Riquelme are expected to be present.

Boca is arguably the most famous and successful club in the Western Hemisphere, having won the Argentine League 24 times, the Copa Libertadores six times and the World Club Cup 3 times, most recently in 2007. Though the club hasn’t won a major title since 2008 and are currently languishing in 15th place in the Argentine Clausura, Boca is a well suited addition to a North American summer schedule packed with friendlies. Some of the World’s most famous teams including AC Milan, Manchester United, Celtic, Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Paris-Saint Germain and Club America are all expected to play in North America between May and August.