Soccer City FC Archives for January 2008

AC Milan 1 - 2 Atalanta BC Highlights

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Goals from Floccari (32') & Langella (42') proved enough for Atalanta to take 3 points from the match. A late score by P. Maldini (85') was not enough for AC Milan.

Video Courtesy of the SerieA.TV Channel @ YouTube.

Cheltenham Town 1 - 1 Northampton Town

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Steven Gillespie scored his 10th league goal of the 07/08 season as the Robins landed an important point at home this weekend versus Northampton. Michael D'Agostino who spoke with Soccer City FC this season came on as a substitute late in the match. With the point, Cheltenham Town FC are now eight points above the relegation line.

UEFA Champions League Quaterfinal Schedule

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UEFA Champions League quarterfinal schedule found below.

4-1-2008 - Quarterfinals (First Leg)
AS Roma vs. Manchester United
FC Schalke 04 vs. FC Barcelona

4-2-2008 - Quarterfinals (First Leg)
Arsenal vs. Liverpool FC
Fenerbahce vs. Chelsea

4-8-2008 - Quarterfinals (Second Leg)
Chelsea vs.

The Weekend XI - MLS Edition - 3/29 - 3/30

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The Weekend XI - MLS Edition will highlight the top eleven players from around MLS as judged by Soccer City FC. 3-5-2 format will be used.
  • (GK) Columbus' Will Hesmer: Shutout and PK Save v TFC
  • (D) KC Wizards' M. Harrington: 1 assist and Shutout v DC United
  • (D) NE Revolution's M.

Gamba Osaka 2 - 1 Tokyo Verdy

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Gamba Osaka defeated Tokyo Verdy in J-League action this weekend. Unlike his run at the Pan Pacific Championship, Bare did not find the score sheet, but he did receive a yellow in the 44 minute. Gamba Osaka's goals were scored by R. Bando (13') and Lucas (76').

CF America Embarrassed By Veracruz

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Club America needs to find some consistency -- before the 2008 Clausura passes on by. America was just embarrassed by Veracruz during this past week (12) of the 2008 Clausura. Argentine forward Claudio Graf ended with a hat trick and now has nine goals out of the first 12 weeks.

Birmingham Match Review

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Soccer City FC contributor Alan put together a tremendous review of yesterday's Manchester City v Birmingham City. Especially valuable for those of us here in the U.S. who were unable to watch the game on TV.

  • Birmingham Match Review: The Beast Of City Ends Fairytale Season

USA Scores 3 vs Poland

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Here are the video highlights via YouTube of last evening's game.

Soccer By Ives Pre-season MLS Power Rankings

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This morning, Ives Galarcep listed his SBI Pre-Season MLS Power Rankings. His knowledge of MLS is vast and I highly recommend that you take time to stop on over at SBI.

Article: USA vs Poland Preview

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Article By: Alex K
Soccer City FC Contributor

And they meet again!

The US and Poland are set to face each other in yet another friendly – their fourth since their Group D match in the 2002 World Cup – on Wednesday in Krakow. The Polish team is preparing for its first-ever European Championship in June while the Americans will experience tough competition on European soil ahead of its World Cup Qualifying campaign, also beginning in June.

Article: A Matter of Two Halves

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Soccer City FC's newest contributor Alan recently reviewed the Spurs match. I have provided the link here in case you missed it.

  • Spurs Recap: A Matter of Two Halves

Collegiate Corner: Sven Simon

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Photo Credit: Azusa Pacific Athletics

Sven Simon and his Azusa Pacific teammates returned to the NAIA National Championship for the third consecutive season in 2007. Their perseverance paid off as the Cougars captured the program's first-ever title after defeating Concordia.

Arrival in Charleston

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My wife and I have arrived in Charleston. Looking forward to following up with some players that Soccer City FC previously interviewed as well as putting together some new articles while here. Stay tuned as we report from the Holy City.

Ricketts With Brace v Guatemala in U-23 Match

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Tosaint Ricketts notched two of Canada's five goals today in their 5 - 0 victory over Guatemala.

Soccer City FC recently interviewed Tosaint. You can find that interview below.

  • Tosaint Ricketts Q & A Interview

Article: Sven Was Right From The Start

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Soccer City FC's newest contributor Alan has written his first piece. A wonderful look at what has been an extremely pleasing season at Manchester City under Sven. You can find it at the link below.

  • Sven Was Right From the Start

Also re: City, there are some notes on Richard Dunne found at the link below.

Collegiate Corner: Chris Wright

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Photo Credits: University of New Mexico Athletics

The University of New Mexico men's program qualified for the NCAA Tournament in six out of the last seven seasons. The Lobos also captured the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title for the fourth consecutive year in 2007. Chris Wright in concert with his teammates are training this spring with the goal of adding to the program's impressive history in 2008.

And Now, I'm Back!

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His recent interview received a great deal of global attention.

If you haven't seen them, Setanta Sports created "I'm on Setanta Sports" hosted by Jose.

My favorite quote from the first installment:

"Maybe it is time to get new rocket and find new planet."


The Weekend XI: March 1-2

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The lastest edition of the Weekend XI is now at Soccer City FC's Corner Kicks. Follow the link below to see which players were selected from last weekend's matches.

  • The Weekend XI: March 1-2

Brian Grazier Signs Development Contract With Rapids

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Midfielder Brian Grazier has signed a developmental contract with the Colorado Rapids. He was drafted with the 47th pick in round four of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.

Earlier this year, Brian chatted with Soccer City FC. You can find his Q & A interviews below.

  • Brian Grazier Q & A Interview
  • Brian Grazier Interview Before Combine

Newcastle United Article at Corner Kicks

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My colleague Lee at Do Soccer 24/7 has written a wonderful article on the current state of Newcastle United for Soccer City FC. Lee will routinely drop by Soccer City FC to discuss Newcastle United and The Premiership. His initial article can be found below.

  • Newcastle United: He Who Dares Wins

College Soccer Weekly News Desk

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Some news and notes from around College Soccer.
  • Xavier Signs Four
  • U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Announces Spring Schedule
  • Malmo FF to play UCF in Exhibition
  • Marist Signs Seven

Collegiate Corner: Cameron Keith

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Photo Credit: University of Binghamton Athletics

Prior to his arrival at the University of Binghamton, Cameron Keith (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) enjoyed two successful campaigns with Keith FC in the Scottish Highland Football League. Last year, his club claimed the league title after an impressive and historic run.

Black or Blue?

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We are settling in on the color scheme now at Soccer City FC. Any thoughts on color? Should we stay with black, go back to blue, or choose another color?