The only MLS game being played tonight is Dallas v Houston at 10:30 ET. National Team Member and Gold Cup captain Brian Ching will be leading number 1 Houston with likely National Team members Stuart Holden and Ricardo Clark. Holden had a great Gold Cup that probably will result in a call up for the game vs Mexico on Aug. 12. No one from Dallas seems to factor into the National Team’s upcoming games except possibly Kenny Cooper who scored twice in the Gold Cup.
Daily Archives: August 6, 2009
Fulham cruised to an easy win vs FK Vetra today to more onto the next round of the Europa League. American Midfielder Clint Dempsey started and played the entire 90 min and assisted on the second goal of the game by Andrew Johnson. 5 min later recent sub Eddie Johnson, an American foward, assisted on a second Andrew Johnson goal. Fulham has advanced to the next round on a aggregate score of 6-0.
There will be a feature on Oguchi Onyewu in the upcoming Aug. 10 Issue of Sports Illistrated called “Gooch’s Time“. The article profiles the 6’4” 210lb American Central Defender who has recently signed with prestigious AC Milan.
The article goes over Onyewu’s amazing summer, and previews next weeks USA v Mexico showdown.
So US Soccer has made a new updated website that looks pretty cool. Good news for us fans becuase:
“ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker has received a major facelift, vastly improving the experience for fans that follow U.S. National Team matches live online. With the ability to provide real-time score updates, new sound elements, and a more in-depth information platform, MatchTracker will provide a comprehensive breakdown of all the game action and critical facts for the viewers.”
They also promise :
“Easier access to multiple programs on the front page, expanded player profiles, team news and statistics, and various multimedia features.”
Check it out at ussoccer.com
Mexico’s Captain, defender Rafael Marquez, injured his left calf in training for last nights Barcalona v Seattle game and will most likely miss the game agianst the US on August 12. Marquez currently plays for Barcalona. This could be good news for the American team as they travel Aztecha where they are 0-18-1…
Jozy Altidore has officially been introduced to the media as a member of Hull City for the 2009-2010 season. It appears he will wear the #9 Jersey this season which could be the first sign that he is going to get significant playing time, as #9 is traditionally worn by the teams primary first striker.
US Men’s National team captain Carlos Bocanegra will be on EPSN SportsNation today at 3 PM eastern time answering questions about the team and the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup. You can submit your questions to http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/27759/usa-carlos-bocanegra.
Bocanegra has been the captain for the US team for the last two years. He now plays for Stade Rennais F.C. of France’s Ligue 1.