No Short Corners Archives for January 2010
Just imagine "Yankovic-ed" MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e music blaring in the background.These games are not final
yet, but we already have a hat trick of goals to show you; two from Clint Dempsey for Fulham and
one from Rangers' Mo Edu. An update will come with any others, plus the final scores.Rangers Edu
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I absolutely love Michael Cera and he makes incredible choices for projects, but I'd now like to
see him play a character a lot less... bewildered. Let's see him play a confident asshole...Ladies
first, so let's begin with USWNT highlights from their rout of Haiti.Next, we go Behind The Scenes
of the USMNT's Poland draw.
The MLS playoffs are underway, which means half the league's clubs and their fans is sitting around
thinking of next year. We will have the usual Top 5 MLS Summer Freebies list in a couple of months,
after shopping for the 2011 season has already begun. Who of European reknown might be had during
[Photo: Villarreal]It had been three days short of two years since Jozy Altidore last scored a
competitive match goal for Villareal until he supplied their marker in a 1-1 Copa del Rey first leg
draw at Poli Ejido on Wednesday night.- Greg Seltzer
Is it just me or are all the best sitcoms off to subpar starts this season? Hmm...Let's kick it off
with the best of four Jonathan Reis strikes from a 10-0 PSV rout of 10-man F-word. No, that is not
a typo.We don't often feature headers here, but check out this optical illusion job by Manchester
United's Mexico ace Javier Hernandez.
Another pair of Americans working below the top flight opened club accounts this weekend, giving us
a hat trick of guys performing the feat this weekend.Carlisle loan striker Mike Grella did the deed
in a League One loss to Charlton, while Altach newbie Josh Gatt made the scoresheet in an Austrian
second flight win at GrÃ¶dig.
Tom Tomsk's young American, Yevgeni Starikov, bagged his first Russian Premier League goal in his
fourth appearance on Saturday. The forward, on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg, fired the opening
salvo in a 2-1 loss at Spartak Nalchik.- Greg Seltzer
There were simply too many delicious Champions League and Europa League to ignore...Let's begin
with hat trick hero Hulk working Route One for Porto - because if made to wait, he gets MAD.Another
hat trick ace, Spurs' Gareth Bale, puts the pedal to the metal for his first in defeat against
Inter.Barcelona's Leo Messi uses both the screen and the screwball to perfection against FC
We had two Americans ring the bell on Wednesday, with Benny Feilhaber hitting the buried free kick
winner in AGF's 4-1 win over Fyn (clip to come) and Maurice Edu went up the ladder for this corner
kick strike in a 1-1 Champions League draw with Valencia...- Greg Seltzer
Last week I traveled to Wembley and watched England (pop. 51 million) fail to beat Montenegro (pop.
650,000), a country many of us would struggle to place on a map.Using Kuper & Szyminski's formula
for international soccer success (population, GDP and 'football experience'), England should have
won by a canter.
See if you can guess which TV show I've recently discovered...Let's begin with the MLS Goal of the
Week nominees. Must it be the goalie? No, it must be Steve Zakuani.Unless you are a Manchester
United fan, you should enjoy the press conference where Sir Alex Ferguson announced yesterday that
Wayne Rooney does in fact want to leave the club.
It's that time wonderful time again...Let's begin with some matzo ball soup for Ajax ace Mounir El
Hamdaoui, whose clearly caught Bergkamp fever.Manchester City's David Silva toys with
Blackpool.Ignacio Scocco of AEK Athens dials swervy long distance to help beat Aris.The monster
free kick of the week nod goes to Sampdoria's Reto Ziegler, a player sure to turn up on the summer
I often sleep late on Saturdays, and I forget Mexico has one Friday night match and the weekend
games start and... eventually, I get a clue. It turns out Tecos forward Sammy Ochoa banged home the
80th minute winner against Atlas!His goal play starts at about the 2:25 mark.- Greg Seltzer
Sorry this took so long, I'm still trying to get everything caught up after my visit to the land of
the lost interwebs. And I knew I forgot to do something yesterday: update this shelf sitter to the
present. In any event, it's another annual NSC Top 5'er, celebrating the mites off to the best
starts in Europe.
Finally!! The interwebs are back in my house!! That was truly interminable. Let's begin with one of
these bad boys, then later a USMNT catch-up before tonight's match with Colombia. I still have a
Top 5'er in the can, but we can get to that on Friday...Before we get into the Euro 2012 qualifying
gems from the weekend and yesterday, let's run through the MLS Goal of the Week candidates.
Yes, my interwebs are down since Thursday, and won't be back until Monday. I still have a Top 5'er
stuck in the chute, but I've gone McGyver to ensure I'll be able to see the USMNT match and submit
my Player Ratings at MLSS later tonight.- Greg Seltzer
Attention. Here's an update on tonight's dinner. It was veal. I repeat, veal. The winner of
tonight's mystery meat contest is Jeffrey Corbin, who guessed "some kind of meat."
I'm working on a pair of Top 5'ers, one for here and one for S365. Expect those later in the
week...We begin with the free kick of the weekend, Alex's booming London derby
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Vagner Love fills our rocket quota (goal play starts at about 1:07).
Guess who just got back yesterday?- Greg Seltzer
A little late, but folks, I'm mega-tired these days...To kick off, Studio 90 checks in with Bolton
midfielder Stuart Holden.Over on the USWNT side, NSC favorite Carli Lloyd talks about coming back
from a nasty injury - which she will officially do today against friendly foe China.MLS Matchday
Experience 360 takes us to the Red Bulls' win at Los Angeles.
Clint Dempsey had Fulham up just past the haf hour, but they'd eventually settle for a 1-1 draw at
West Ham.- Greg Seltzer
Don't worry, I am searching for the Haircut 100 tune now... I will get together a Video Friday for
you later, but for now just a quick recap of my latest works elsewhere, plus one from Grant Wahl on
the changes to the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying set-up. You probably recall I bitched and moaned
about this a couple weeks back, and now, as he so often does (bastard!