USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2010

Monday's TV

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No games today.

Sunday's TV

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Fox Soccer Channel has England - Japan at 8am. Also on FSC: Chicago - Milan at 8:30pm. League Two playoff on Fox Soccer Plus: Dagenham & Redbridge - Rotherham at 10am. Mexico plays Gambia on Telemundo at 11am. Brazilian soccer on GolTV: Corinthians - Santos at 3pm. ESPN Deportes has Chile - Northern Ireland at 4pm.

USA 2 - Turkey 1

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55,407 were at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday for the United States' final friendly before leaving for South Africa. With US coach Bob Bradley using a first choice lineup, the team found it tough going early against Turkey. Arda Turan opened the scoring in the 27th minute, and that score held through halftime.

USA Schedules Brazil For August 10th

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Regardless of what happens in the World Cup, the United States will get a rematch of last Summer's Confederation's Cup final. This time the site will be the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, with the USA hosting Brazil on August 10th at 8pm. The game will be live on ESPN2. Ticket information has yet to be announced, but will be available from USSoccer.

Saturday's TV

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USA - Turkey is on ESPN2 and Galavision at 2pm. Same channels for New England - New York at 8pm. Fox Soccer Channel has Houston - Philadelphia at 8:30pm. Fox Soccer Plus has the League One playoff: Millwall Swindon at 10am. ESPN Deportes has Hungary - Germany at 2pm. Brazilian soccer on GolTV: Flamengo - Gremio at 5:30pm.

Scouting Report: Turkey

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By Clemente Lisi - EAST HARTFORD, CT (May 28, 2010) US Soccer Players -- With the time for experiments finally over, the United States gets back to business Saturday against Turkey. After losing 4-2 against the Czech Republic, the World Cup-bound Americans continue their pre-tournament preparations at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field in what will feature a very competitive tune-up match for the USA's "A" squad.

No Pushovers: Earthquakes Go Blue-Collar in 2010

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By Andrew Winner - SEATTLE, WA (May 28, 2010) US Soccer Players -- The way goalkeeper Joe Cannon sees it, the difference between 2009 and 2010 for the San Jose Earthquakes comes down to two things: new players and a tougher attitude. After a turbulent 2009 season in which the Earthquakes struggled with chemistry and conceded a league-worst 50 goals, both issues appear to have solved.

Chicago 1 - FC Dallas 1

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FC Dallas went up in the 6th minute when David Ferreira scored on the road at Toyota Park. Brain McBride equalized for the Fire in the 40th. McBride was clearly offside on the replay, and the officiating crew later flagged down a Brek Shea attempt that appeared to be onside. Dallas finished with only one shot on goal from 2 taken.

Friday's Daily

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Europe France beat Turkey and Italy to stage Euro 2016 -- from BBC Sport: "This is a beautiful day for us." Gill hits back at Green and Gold -- from The Independent's Sam Wallace: "A lot of the fans clearly care about the club and that is a strength." Lawwell: new manager will be ‘worth the wait' -- from The Herald's Graeme Macpherson: A show of hands at the end of the meeting reportedly showed.

Friday's TV

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No games today.

National Team Visits White House

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On Tuesday, the United States National Team visited the White House where they met with President Obama, Vice President Biden, and former President Clinton. Following the visit, the team left for Philadelphia to continue preparations for Saturday's game against Turkey at Lincoln Financial Field.

10 Questions With... Drew Carey

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (May 28. 2010) US Soccer Players -- Rooting for the US National Team is no joke to Drew Carey. The actor-comedian and host of the wildly-popular game-show "The Price is Right" has devoted nearly as much time to soccer as his career in recent years. The 51-year-old Cleveland native grew up a rabid baseball and football fan, but found a place in his heart for soccer in 2003.

SuperLiga Schedule

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On Thursday, Major League Soccer announced the schedule for the 2010 SuperLiga, the annual tournament between MLS and Mexican League clubs. Chivas USA, Houston, Chicago, and New England will represent MLS. Pachuca, Puebla, Morelia, and UNAM Pumas for Mexico. Group A Group B Chivas USA Pachuca Chicago Fire New England Houston Dynamo Puebla Monarcas Morelia UNAM Pumas SuperLiga 2010 Schedule* (All Times Eastern) / * Subject to change Wednesday, July 14 New England Revolution vs.

Points To Prove For Chicago

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With J Hutcherson -- Chicago hosts Dallas (8pm - ESPN2) in our Thursday night Major League Soccer game, and maybe the commentators can pull themselves away from breaking down the United States World Cup roster to help us out with a simple question. Are either of these teams any good? Cause honestly, I'm not so sure.

Open Cup: Red Bulls 3 - Colorado 0

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The New York Red Bulls made it through the Major League Soccer Open Cup qualifying tournament on Tuesday night, beating Colorado 3-0 at Red Bull Arena. In front of a mostly empty building, John Wolyniec scored twice (11th and 42nd) and Conor Chinn picked up the third goal in the 56th. Greg Sutton picked up the shutout with help from the crossbar.

USSoccer's Donovan With Everton Video

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Thursday's TV

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MLS on ESPN2: Chicago - Dallas at 8pm. All Times Eastern

Postgame Press Conferecne

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Donovan's SportsCenter Commercial

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Bradley Names His 23

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On Wednesday, United States National Team coach Bob Bradley finalized his 23-man roster for the 2010 World Cup. Bradley announced the roster on ESPN's SportsCenter. "We have been working for almost four years to reach this point, and we are grateful to all the players who have been part of the process," Bradley said in a press statement.

In The End It's About Attendance

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (May 25, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Build it and they will come. Man, have we heard that phrase so many times the past two decades? Actually, it's 'build it and he will come,' but we're splitting hairs in this column. So are people coming to MLS soccer-specific stadiums?

Roster Maneuver

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With J Hutcherson -- Hey, don't look at me. It wasn't my idea to use a transitional US lineup against the Czech Republic last night. I'm the guy who has long argued that it isn't a true test for a player getting a look if he isn't alongside most of the regulars. Using last night as an example, US National Team coach Bob Bradley doesn't agree with me.

USA 14th In May 2010 FIFA Rankings

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The United States will start the 2010 World Cup ranked 14th in the World according to the latest FIFA Rankings. The US gained seven points during the rankings period without playing a game. Mexico remain at 17th. In World Cup Group C, England remain 8th, Slovenia drop two places to 25th, and Algeria move up one to 30th.

Roster Announcement At 1pm on SportsCenter

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United States National Team coach Bob Bradley will announce his 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup during the 1pm SportsCenter on ESPN. The players that have been named to the roster will be in attendance.

USA 4 - Czech Republic 2

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On a night for US National Team hopefuls, the United States couldn't generate enough on either end of the field to get past the Czech Republic in the first of the two-game Sendoff Series. With US coach Bob Bradley opting to rest several of his starters, the US got on the board first through Maurice Edu in the 17th minute.

Wednesday's TV

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Holland - Mexico is on Telemundo at 2pm. ESPN Deportes has France - Costa Rica at 3pm. Seattle - Boca Juniors is on Fox Soccer Channel at 10:30pm. Colombian soccer on GolTV: La Equidad - Junior at 8:30pm. Also on GolTV: Uruguay - Israel at 11:30pm. All Times Eastern

For The Good Of The Team

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With J Hutcherson -- Tonight we get United States National Team coach Bob Bradley's final look before he cuts his roster from 30 to 23 (8pm - ESPN2). For those looking for obvious answers, we've already seen players play their way out of the team over the course of a friendly. Expecting that to make all 7 choices obvious might be expecting a bit much.

Gomez Has Skills

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Tuesday's TV

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USA - Czech Republic is on ESPN2 and Galavision at 7:30pm. All Times Eastern

Renteria Wins Week 9 POTW

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Columbus Crew forward Emilio Renteria is Major League Soccer's Player of the Week for Week 9. Renteria scored twice in Week 9, in Thursday's win over New York and the only goal of the game in Sunday's win over Kansas City. 2010 MLS Player of the Week Winners Week 1: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake) Week 2: Kenny Mansally (New England Revolution) Week 3: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union) Week 4: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy).

Scouting Report: Czech Republic

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By Clemente Lisi - PRINCETON, NJ (May 24, 2010) US Soccer Players -- With 18 days to go before the US takes on England in their World Cup opener, the Americans will face the Czech Republic on Tuesday in the first of three friendlies before the start of the tournament. The road to South Africa will begin in earnest at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT, when Landon Donovan and his teammates face the Czechs.

Coaching Decisions

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With J Hutcherson -- For those playing fantasy National Team coach fair enough if you would've gone ahead and made yesterday a cut day for the United States National Team players looking for a World Cup slot. Maybe a week of practice would've given you all the indications you needed to make most or all of your decisions.

MLS Week 9: Six Points For Columbus

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With the Thursday night two-fer taking the Western Conference leaders out of the picture for the weekend, San Jose became the latest team to beat Seattle at Qwest Field and things stay the same for DC United. Meanwhile, new Eastern leaders Columbus put five points between them and the rest of the Conference.

Monday's TV

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England - Mexico at 3pm on Fox Soccer Channel. All Times Eastern

Sunday's TV

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New York - Juventus at 1pm on Fox Soccer Channel. Mexican Clausura finals on Telemundo: Toluca - Santos Laguna at 1pm. Brazilian soccer on GolTV: Corinthians - Flamengo at 3pm. All Times Eastern

Gomez Joins Torres At Pachuca

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United States National Team forward Herculez Gomez has signed with Pachuca. Gomez was tied for the scoring lead in the 2010 Clausura as a member of Puebla. With his contract up and his stock on the rise, he joins reigning CONCACAF Champions League title holder and Club World Cup qualifier Pachuca. Gomez joins US National Team midfielder Jose Francisco Torres at Pachuca.

Watch For Donovan And Howard

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Saturday's TV

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MLS on Fox Soccer Channel: Seattle - San Jose at 3pm. On Galavision: Houston - DC at 8pm. Champions League final on Fox: Inter Milan - Bayern Munich at 2:30pm. US Women - Germany is on ESPN2 at 6pm. English League playoffs: Blackpool - Cardiff at 10am on Fox Soccer Plus. Plus also has Turkey - Czech Republic at 6pm.

Champions League Final: Mourinho Won The Buildup

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With J Hutcherson -- Though for most of the audience Fox should be looking to attract with Saturday's network coverage of the Champions League final will be event driven, there's still that little matter of the game on the field. Let's go ahead and dispense with the possibility that Bayern Munich and Inter Milan return the final to 2003 levels of boredom.

Thursday Night MLS: Crew Take Top

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The New York Red Bulls vacated their spot at the top of the Eastern Conference on Thursday night, losing 3-1 to Columbus at Red Bull Arena. Columbus took a 2-0 lead in the first half with Eddie Gaven scoring in the 35th and Andy Io following three minutes later. New York pulled a goal back in the 81st when Tony Tchani scored, but Emilio Renteria grabbed the Crew's third two minutes later.

Friday's TV

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No games today.

10 Questions With... Eric Wynalda

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (May 19, 2010) US Soccer Players -- In the pantheon of all-time United States National Team greats, Eric Wynalda holds a special place. A mainstay in the US attack for over a decade until his retirement in 2001, Wynalda now makes his living as a television analyst on Fox Soccer Channel.

Injuries And Camp Impact Thursday MLS

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With J Hutcherson -- Tonight on ESPN2 at 8pm, the relative wonder that is MLS scheduling can't catch a break. What should've been something special - 1st vs 2nd in the Eastern Conference - is now about how many players the New York Red Bulls will be able to dress. Here's a hint, it's not a lot. Already hit by injuries, the Red Bulls have added a few more to the Out and Questionable columns.

Aris 3 - PAOK Salonika 2

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Aris beat local rivals PAOK in the Greek League playoffs for the second Champions League place. Aris went up in the 12th minute through an own goal, with PAOK equalizing ten minutes later. Aris took the lead in the 32nd, but PAOK equalized again when Cirillo Bruno converted a penalty just before halftime.

Thursday's TV

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MLS on ESPN2: New York - Columbus at 8pm. League Two semifinal on Fox Soccer Plus: Morecambe - Dagenham Redbridge at 2:40pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Estudiantes - Internacional at 6:30pm and Universidad de Chile - Flamengo at 9pm. All Times Eastern

CCL: Preliminary Round And Group Stage Draw Announced

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On Thursday, CONCACAF announced the results of the preliminary draw and the group stages for the 2010-11 Champions League.The preliminary stage is schedule to start in July. PRELIMINARY ROUND (Host of first leg listed first) Central America 11 vs. Xelaju (GUA) Brujas (CRC) vs. Joe Public (TRI) San Juan Jabloteh (TRI) vs.

League And Liga

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By Andrew Dixon - MIAMI, FL (May 19, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Our collective love for Charlie Davies aside, I think we're safely at the point where we can start concentrating on the players who are actually in contention for those free plane tickets to South Africa. I think Bob Bradley has called in the best possible team available and most of us familiar with the squad can probably correctly fill in 8 or.

US Soccer's Altidore Video

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The European Reform Movement

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With J Hutcherson -- Chelsea is simply an early reminder that in a competitive business, anything is an advantage. Right now, UEFA's attempt at economic reform is shining a light on club finances. That's where we find out things like a club being debt free, but also owing hundreds of millions of dollars.

IFAB Amends Penalty Kick Rule

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As of Tuesday, May 18th, the rules for penalty kicks have been amended by the International Football Association Board. In a meeting at FIFA headquarters, the IFAB changed the wording of Law 14 to read: "Feinting in the run-up to take a penalty kick to confuse opponents is permitted, however feinting to kick the ball once the player has completed his run-up is now considered an infringement of Law 14 and an act of unsporting.

Donovan Press Comments

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Wednesday's TV

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League Two semifinal on Fox Soccer Plus: Rotherham - Aldershot at 2:40pm. Copa Libertodores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Sao Paulo - Cruzeiro at 8:30pm. All Times Eastern

Tuesday's Daily

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Europe FA braces for second batch of Triesman tapes -- from The Independent's Ian Herbert: There was an air of desperation when the FA took the unusual step of invoking England's pursuit of the World Cup this summer as part of its plea to move on. Fifa inquiry into Triesman's comments adds to 2018 World Cup fears -- from The Guardian's Owen Gibson and Matt Scott: "A lot of people at the top of the.

Tuesday's TV

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League One semifinal on Fox Soccer Plus: Millwall - Huddersfield at 2:40pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Libertad - Chivas at 9pm. Uruguayan soccer on GolTV: Penarol - Nacional at 7:30pm. All Times Eastern

Orebro Wins

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With the Allsvenskan following a March - October schedule, Alejandro Bedoya went the full ninety on Monday in Orebro's 2-0 win over Trelleborgs in front of 7.034 at Behrn Arena. Roni Porokara opened the scoring in the 22nd minute and Samuel Wowoah followed in the 31st. Orebro are currently 3rd in the table.

Clinton Named Honorary Chair Of USA World Cup Bid

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Former President Bill Clinton is the honorary chairman of the 2018/2022 USA World Cup bid. The announcement was made earlier today in a ceremony in New York. "In my travels around the world – from the dirt fields of Lusaka, Zambia, to playgrounds in schools across America – I've seen the transformative power soccer has to bring people together and transform lives on and off the field," President Clinton said.

Saborio Wins POTW

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Real Salt Lake forward Alvaro Saborio is Major League Soccer's Player of the Week. Saborio scored twice in RSL's 3-1 win over Houston on Saturday. He doubled his goal total for 2010 with Salt Lake moving into 2nd in the Western Conference. 2010 MLS Player of the Week Winners Week 1: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake) Week 2: Kenny Mansally (New England Revolution) Week 3: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union) Week 4: Edson Buddle (LA.

Onyewu Extends Contract

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Milan and United States National Team defender Oguchi Onyewu has added a season to his contract. Onyewu will be with Milan through the 2012-13 Serie A season, and according to the club they have accepted his offer to play without compensation in 2012-13. "This is an exemplary gesture that deserves our sincere congratulations," the club said in a statement.

The Champions League Final On Fox

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With J Hutcherson -- Last night Fox was running Champions League final overlays in the bottom right corner of their prime time shows. One has to wonder what happens if Fox can get an audience for Bayern Munich - Inter Milan on Saturday. After years of easily available weekday Champions League coverage - first on ESPN and now on Fox Soccer Channel and the Fox regional sports networks - proving that the Champions League an.

American Abroad: Greece, Norway, And Denmark

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In what seem like the never-ending playoffs for Greece's other Champions League spot, Freddy Adu was on the bench for Aris in their 0-0 draw with Olympiakos. Eddie Johnson is in National Team camp where he is day-to-day with an injured hamstring. Norway, and Clarence Goodson and Hunter Freeman went the distance for IK Start, beating Kongsvinger 3-0.

Monday's TV

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No games today.

American Abroad: Pachuca Exit Playoffs

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Pachuca lost their Clausura semifinal second-leg 1-0 on the night and the series 3-2 on aggregate to Toluca at the Nemesio Diez on Saturday. Antonio Rios scored the game's only goal in the 42nd minute. Toluca went down a man a minute later when Osvaldo Gonzalez was sent off. Jose Francisco Torres started for Pachuca and played the full ninety.

MLS Week 8: Low Scoring

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After last week's barrage of goals, Week 8 was a return to low production offense. The highest scoring game on Saturday was a 2-2 draw in Kansas City. Meanwhile, a late goal salvaged a point for Philadelphia, playing just their second home game of the season and Seattle traded away wins with New York.

Sunday's TV

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Serie A on Fox Soccer Channel: Siena - Inter Milan at 9am, Chievo - AS Roma at 11am, and to be determined at 1pm. On Fox Soccer Plus there are to be determined slots at 9am and 2pm. La Liga on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes: Valladolid - Barcelona at 1pm. GolTV has Malaga - Real Madrid at 1pm. Brazilian soccer on GolTV: Gremio - Corinthians at 3pm and Vasco da Gama - Palmeiras at 5:30pm.

Saturday's TV

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MLS on TeleFutura: Philadelphia - Dallas at 4pm. On Fox Soccer Channel: Kansas City - Chicago at 8:30pm. FA Cup final on FSC: Chelsea - Portsmouth at 10am. League One playoffs on Fox Soccer Plus: Huddersfield - Millwall at 7am. League Two playoffs on Fox Soccer Plus: Aldershot - Rotherham at 1pm. La Liga on ESPN Deportes: Deportivo - Bilbao at 12pm and Sevilla - Almeria at 4pm.

Playing With The Advantage In MLS

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With J Hutcherson -- Post-game quotes aside, Real Salt Lake's 3-1 win over Houston last night should be taken as a bit of a surprise. It's nothing like the recent rise of San Jose or our Eastern Conference leaders the Red Bulls, but it's still not exactly what was expected. The title holders have propped up their 2010 record at the expense of teams they should beat.

Thursday Night MLS: Salt Lake 3 - Houston 1

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Real Salt Lake took the lead three minutes into Thursday night's ESPN2 game with Robbie Findley scoring his first goal of the 2010 season. Alvaro Saborio made it 2-0 in the 24th and scored again in the 60th minute. Houston ruined what had been an easy night for RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando in the 72nd, with Brian Mullan scoring on the Dynamo's first shot on goal.

American Abroad: IFK 0 - Orebro 0

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Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro drew 0-0 with IFK in the Swedish Allsvenskanliga on Thursday. Bedoya was yellow carded in the 32nd minute. Orebro are 3rd with 22 points from 13 games. Helsingborg is top of the table with 32 points from 12 games.

Altidore's SportsCenter Commercial

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Friday's TV

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No games today.

MLS Needs To Reconsider Open Cup Qualification

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (May 13, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- When I think of fixture congestion in MLS, I usually think of the long, hot Summer. Traditionally, that's when teams hit the wall in more ways that one. Part of it is the combination of their regular season, US Open Cup, SuperLiga, CONCACAF Champions League, and why not throw in some international friendlies.

10 Questions With... Rick Davis

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Before there was a Landon Donovan or a Claudio Reyna or even a John Harkes, the face of American soccer was Rick Davis. A member of the New York Cosmos after playing just one NCAA season with Santa Clara University, Davis emerged as the most notable US player during most of the 1980's.

Donovan On Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Houston, RSL, And The Western Swing

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With J Hutcherson -- Salt Lake hosts Houston tonight (9pm - ESPN2) while the Dynamo's home market along with a national Telemundo audience gets Mexico - Angola in the same time slot live from Reliant Stadium. Since Major League Soccer and the Mexican National Team are both Soccer United Marketing properties, one might be tempted to question both the location and the timing.

CONCACAF: El Salvador Suspended

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In response to a letter from CONCACAF, FIFA's Emergency Committee has recommended that El Salvador be suspended by the FIFA Congress for government interference. The El Salvadoran government has failed to recognize a committee setup by FIFA to audit the country's Federation. The immediate impact would be to the three El Salvadoran referees scheduled to work the World Cup.

US Open Cup: Red Bulls Beat Revs

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The New York Red Bulls will play Colorado in the final round of the Major League Soccer US Open Cup Qualifying bracket after beating NEw England 3-0 at Red Bull Arena. John Wolyniec got the Red Bulls' their first goal in the 36th minute. Sinisa Ubiparipovic made it 2-0 in the 62nd, with Wolyniec scoring again in the 64th.

Update: Waiting Word On Johnson

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MLSSoccer.com is now reporting that Johnson's injury might not prevent him from participating in the World Cup camp starting this weekend. Johnson's agent Richard Motzkin is quoted as saying: "He doesn't think it's going to be that long. As planned, he'll join the US team shortly, and he won't play any more matches for Aris.

Mexican Playoffs: Pachuca 2 - Toluca 2

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Jose Francisco Torres started and played 62 minutes in Pachuca's 2-2 draw with Toluca at the Nuevo Hidalgo. Toluca opened the scoring through Diego Novaretti a minute into the second-half, with Puebla equalizing in the 59th. The two teams traded goals again, with Toluca scoring in the 80th and 58th-minute substitute Dario Cvitanich equalizing for Pachuca in the 85th.

Atletico Madrid 2 - Fulham 1

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The Europa League final needed overtime to crown champion, and unfortunately for American Abroad fans it wasn't Clint Dempsey and Fulham. Atletico Madrid won 2-1 with Diego Forlan scoring the 116th-minute winner. It was Forlan who put Atletico up in the 32nd minute, with Fulham's Simon Davies equalizing in the 37th.

Thursday's TV

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MLS on ESPN2: Salt Lake - Houston at 9pm. Telemundo has Mexico - Angola at 9pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Internacional - Estudiantes at 8pm. All Times Eastern

Slovenia Provisional Roster

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GOALKEEPERS (4): Samir Handanovic (Udinese), Jasmin Handanovic (Mantova), Aleksander Seliga (Sparta Rotterdam), Jan Koprivec (Maribor) DEFENDERS (10): Bojan Jokic (Chievo), Marko Suler (Ghent), Bostjan Cesar (Grenoble), Branko Ilic (Lokomotiv Moscow), Matej Mavric (Koblenz), Dejan Kelhar (Cercle Brugge), Elvedin Dzinic (Maribor), Miso Brecko (Cologne), Aleksandar Rajcevic (Koper), Suad Filekovic (Maribor) MIDFIELDERS (10): Andraz Kirm (Wisla Krakow), Andrej Komac (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Rene Krhin (Internazionale), Mirnes Sisic (Giannina), Darjan Matic (Rapid Bucharest), Dare Vrsic (Koper), Dalibor Stevanovic.

Taking The Europa

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With J Hutcherson -- Given the glut of easily accessible televised gamed available in the United States, it's interesting that in less than a week most of us haven't been able to watch two crucial games involving Americans playing in Europe. Steve Cherundolo's fightback from relegation with Hannover wasn't on the US schedule, and now the Europa League final is only available on DirectTV (channel 461 - 2:24pm) live or even the same day.

Hahnemann Staying With Wolves

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US National Team goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann will be spending the 2010-11 season with Wolverhampton Wanderers, the club has confirmed. Hahnemann has signed a one-year extension to his contract. He took over the number one keeper spot with the club and helped them to a 15th-place finish in his first season with the club.

Josh Wolff Weighs In On Bradley’s 30-Man Roster

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By Andrew Winner - SEATTLE, WA (May 11, 2010) US Soccer Players -- I had a chance to speak with Kansas City Wizards forward Josh Wolff after the preliminary roster announcement was made for the 2010 United States World Cup squad. Though not in contention for 2010, Wolff was on the World Cup roster in 2002 and 2006, earning 52 caps in his National Team career and scoring nine goals.

Bradley Quote Sheet

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The United States Soccer Federation released the following quotes from National Team coach Bob Bradley: On selecting the 30-man preliminary roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup: "We feel we've put a very good group together. Obviously a lot goes into qualification and many players are involved. It's not always easy to get down to 30, but we feel very good about the group we have.

Wednesday's TV

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DirectTV channel 461 is the only option for the Europa League final: Atletico - Madrid - Fulham at 2:45pm. GolTV will have it delayed at 8pm on Thursday. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Flamengo - Universidad de Chile at 7pm and Cruzeiro - Sao Paulo at 9pm. Uruguayan soccer on GolTV: Penarol - Nacional at 7:30pm.

Bradley Calls In 30

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On Tuesday, United States National Team coach Bob Bradley announced his 30-man roster for World Cup training camp. The roster will be reduced to the final 23 who will travel to South Africa. Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Marcus Hahnemann, Brad Guzan Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra, Oguchi Onyewu, Steve Cherundolo, Jonathan Spector, Jay DeMerit, Clarence Goodson, Jonathan Bornstein, Heath Pearce, Chad Marshall Midfielders: Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Stuart Holden, Ricardo Clark, Maurice Edu, Benny Feilhaber, Jose.

Preliminary Day And English Expectation

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With J Hutcherson -- Sorry, but I won't be playing guess Bob Bradley's preliminary roster. So no defenses of bubble picks or why someone simply deserves it. However, I would stress one thing with the fantasy selections aspect in the run-up to today's big announcement (2pm ET - ESPN News). To really try for accuracy, you need to be thinking like Bob Bradley.

England Names Preliminary Roster

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GOALKEEPERS (3): Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham United) DEFENDERS (10): Leighton Baines (Everton), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Spurs), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Spurs), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham United), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa) MIDFIELDERS (12): Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Tom Huddlestone (Spurs), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Frank Lampard.

Tuesday's TV

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Championship semifinal on Fox Soccer Plus: Nottingham Forest - Blackpool at 2:30pm. League One playoffs on Fox Soccer Plus: Leeds United - Bristol Rovers at 5pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Chivas - Libertad at 9:15pm. All Times Eastern

Donovan Wins POTW

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Landon Donovan's play in the Galaxy's 4-0 win over Seattle earned him Player of the Week honors for Week 7. Donovan assisted on LA's only goal in their 1-0 win over Colorado and had the assists on three goals while scoring the fourth in their 4-0 win over Seattle. 2010 MLS Player of the Week Winners Week 1: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake) Week 2: Kenny Mansally (New England Revolution) Week 3: Sebastien Le Toux.

Statements In Seattle

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With J Hutcherson -- Once again Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid is in a position where he's answering for something that might have been unavoidable. Sure, Seattle could've potentially avoided being the club the Los Angeles Galaxy unloaded a multi-goal win against, but it was highly unlikely they were leaving Saturday's game with all three points.

American Abroad: ClosinG Out In England And Germany

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First Star: We already covered Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96's dramatic end to the Bundesliga season. For those of you that missed it, Hannover 96 3 - VfL Bochum 0. So instead of repeating ourselves, this week's first star is Eddie Johnson. He played 90 minutes for Aris in the playoffs for the Greek League's other Champions League slot, scoring Aris's second goal in a 4-2 loss to Olympiakos.

Beasley Looking For New Club

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Rangers midfielder DaMarcus Beasley announced he will be leaving the Scottish champions. The Scottish Premier League season ended on Sunday, and Beasley announced through his twitter feed that he isn't going to be signing a new contract with the club. With Rangers under severe financial constraints, next season's squad is expected to undergo an overhaul.

Monday's TV

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Mexico - Senegal is on Telemundo at 9pm. All Times Eastern

MLS Week 7: Lopsided Winners

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Salt Lake, LA, Toronto, and San Jose all grabbed multi-goal wins in Week 7, with Los Angeles, Toronto, and San Jose scoring four goals. Elsewhere, after grabbing their first win of the season on Wednesday, DC United lost a close game in Frisco. Salt Lake 3 - Philadelphia 0 The defending champions took full advantage on Saturday, putting three goals past the Philadelphia Union at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Hannover Stay Up

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Facing a must-win game in order to avoid relying on other results to stay in the Bundesliga, Hannover 96 came up big on the last day of the season beating VfL Bochum 3-0. Steve Cherundolo went the full ninety in a game that capped a run of form that salvaged Hannover's season. Arnold Bruggink opened the scoring in the 9th minute with Mike Hanke following in the 20th and Sergio Pinto making it 3-0 just.

Sunday's TV

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EPL on Fox Soccer Channel: Chelsea - Wigan at 11am and Burnley - Spurs at 1pm. On Fox Soccer Plus: Manchester United - Stoke City at 11am and Arsenal - Fulham at 1pm. Serie A on FSC: Inter Milan - Chievo at 9am. On Fox Soccer Plus: AS Roma - Cagliari at 9am and Genoa - Milan at 3pm. Mexican League playoffs on Telemundo: Toluca - Club America at 1pm and UNAM Pumas - Sanos.

Mexico Backs US In Pursuit Of Cup

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By Clemente Lisi - EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (May 7, 2010) US Soccer Players -- The USA World Cup bid is looking to an unlikely ally to help land either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup: Mexico. Mexican Football Federation president Justino Compean announced that his country was enthusiastically throwing their support behind the US bid.

CONCACAF Looks To Extend Cup Qualifying

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In a press release on Friday, CONCACAF announced the Confederation is developing a new World Cup Qualifying format to be submitted to FIFA. The new format would have a preliminary knockout stage followed by three group stages. "In response to the needs of our membership, we are proposing a new system that will provide substantially more playing opportunities while producing a fair and compelling qualifying competition," CONCACAF President Jack Warner said.

Cherundolo Talks Bundesliga Decider

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Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 enter tomorrow's away game with VfL Bochum tomorrow knowing they need a win to insure a place in next season's Bundesliga. Cherundolo told The MNT Blog that: "In an odd way, it's a fitting end to the season. We have so much deal to deal with as a team this year: the death of a team mate, something like 14 or 15 players needing surgeries, crazy scorelines, freak own goals.

Saturday's TV

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MLS on TeleFutura: Seattle - Los Angeles at 4pm. On Fox Soccer Channel: Columbus - New England at 7pm. Championship playoffs on Fox Soccer Plus: Blackpool - Nottingham Forest at 7:45am. League One on Fox Soccer Plus: Leeds United - Bristol Rovers at 10am. Bundesliga on GolTV: Werder Bremen - Hamburg at 9:30am and Borussia Moenchengladbach - Bayer Leverkusen at 11:30am.

What Montreal Means

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (May 7, 2010) US Soccer Players -- A quick quiz for all you professional soccer fans in the United States. What do Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Tampa, San Diego, Anaheim, Minneapolis, Detroit, Rochester, Tulsa, Calgary and Edmonton have in common? They are the 11 cities that had clubs in the old North American Soccer League (circa 1980 before the league began to implode) that aren't represented in the new.

The Galaxy Show And Expansion

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With J Hutcherson -- Seattle hosting Los Angeles gets the TeleFutura treatment on Saturday at 4pm, and it's the latest test for a Los Angeles team actively proving itself as the best Major League Soccer has to offer. This time, it's the big crowd at Qwest Field against a Seattle squad that has been shaky so far in 2010.

American Abroad: On And Off The Field

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On Thursday, Alejandro Bedoya went the full ninety for Orebro in their 2-1 loss to Helsingborg. Orebro had the assist on Paulinho Guara's 61st minute goal, with Orebro already trailing 2-0. Ricardo Clark's move to Eintracht Frankfurt has paid off. Similar to former Houston Dynamo teammate Stuart Holden's move to Bolotn Wanderers, Clark was on a short-term deal scheduled to run out at the end of the season.

Montreal Joins Major League Soccer

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Montreal is officially the 19th Major League Soccer club, the League announced on Friday. The Montreal Impact will join MLS in 2012, paling in a renovated 20k-capacity Saputo Stadium as well as using Montreal's Olympic Stadium. "We are proud to welcome Montreal, the second largest French-speaking city in the world and a multicultural metropolis whose residents are deeply passionate about the world's game, to Major League Soccer," MLS commissioner Don Garber said.

Friday's TV

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No games today.

Under-20 Squad For Cor Groenewegan Tournament

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Thomas Rongen named 20 players to the United States Under-20 squad that will travel to Holland for the Cor Groenewegan tournament that starts on May 22nd. The US has scheduled two warm-up games in Europe in advance of the tournament, Senegal on May 18th and South Korea on May 20th. 9 of the 20 players represent European clubs, with four from Major League Soccer players and four college players.

10 Questions With... Sacha Kljestan

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (May 6, 2010) US Soccer Players -- Sacha Kljestan has enjoyed a wonderful pro career over the past four years. A member of Chivas USA since his rookie season in 2006, Kljestan is one of those MLS stars that has contributed immensely to the United States National Team. The 24-year-old made a memorable National Team debut in January 2009, tallying a hat trick in a 3-2 victory over.

Manchester United Announced As All-Star Opponent

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Manchester United will face the MLS All-Stars on July 28th at Houston's Reliant Stadium (8:30pm - ESPN2) as part of their four-city summer tour. United open against Celtic at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on July 16th before traveling to Philadelphia to play the Union at Lincoln Financial Field on the 21st and then Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas City Wizards on the 25th.

Goals And Time

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With J Hutcherson -- If you're a DC United fan that has followed the club for more than a couple of seasons, you should be used to the goalkeeper rotation plan. That was one of the differences between the DC squad that's dropped five games in a row and the one that actually won last night. Bill Hamid replaced Troy Perkins, and DC is once again in a position without a true number one.

American Abroad: Home Loss For Fulham

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Clint Dempsey started and played the full ninety in Fulham's 1-0 loss to Stoke City at Craven Cottage. Matthew Etherington had the game's only goal in the 83rd minute. With one game left in the season, Fulham are 12th in the Premier League table. They play Arsenal on Sunday. "It's very disappointing to lose, especially seeing as the evidence showed it was handball which deflected the ball over for the goal," Fulham manager Roy Hodgson.

MLS Week 6.5: First Wins

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It took longer than anyone should've reasonably expected, but DC United's winless streak is over. On a rough night for another Eastern Conference team, the New England Revolution had no answers for Chivas USA. Meanwhile, Dallas also got their first win of the season and it was business as usual for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Thursday's TV

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Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Nacional - Cruzeiro at 4pm, Internacional - Banfield at 6:30pm, and Univeridad de Chile - Alianza at 9pm. All Times Eastern

MLS Crowds The Schedule

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With J Hutcherson -- We've got four Major League Soccer games on the Wednesday night schedule, highlighted by DC - Kansas City at 7pm on ESPN2. I'm going to go ahead and consider it a safe assumption that everybody with an interest in Major League Soccer is already well aware of DC United's problems and the potential fix by re-signing Luciano Emilio.

Rangers Lose To Celtic

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With the title already secure, Rangers lost the final Old Firm game of the season 2-1 to Celtic at Celtic Park. Lee Naylor put Celtic up in the 8th minute. Rangers equalized through Kenny Miller in the 43rd, but Celtic got their winner from Marc-Antione Fortune just before halftime. Maurice Edu started and went the full ninety for Rangers.

MLSPU Ratifies CBA

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From the MLSPU press release: The Major League Soccer Players Union (the "Union") announced today that the agreement between the Union and Major League Soccer ("MLS"), which was announced days before the opening of the 2010 season, has been ratified by its members. The Union's player-only Bargaining Committee unanimously recommended the ratification of the agreement to all MLS players.

Wednesday's TV

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MLS on ESPN2: DC - Kansas City at 7pm. EPL on ESPN2: Spurs - Manchester City at 3pm. La Liga on ESPN Deportes: Deportivo - Osasuna at 2pm and Real Madrid - Mallorca at 4pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Estudiantes - San Luis at 6:30pm and Corinthians - Flamengo at 8:30pm. Argentina - Haiti is on ESPN Deportes at 8pm.

Algeria's Preliminary Roster

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GOALKEEPERS (4): Fawzi Chaouchi (ES Setif), Lounes Gaouaoui (ASO Chlef), M'bohi Rais Ouhed (Slava Sofia), Mohamed Liamine Zemamouche (MC Alger) DEFENDERS (8): Habib Belaid (Boulogne), Nadir Belhadj (Portsmouth), Madjid Bougherra (Glasgow Rangers), Rafik Halliche (Nacional Madeira), Abdelkader Laifaoui (ES Setif), Carl Medjani (AC Ajaccio), Djamel Mesbah (Lecce) Anther Yahia (VfL Bochum) MIDFIELDERS (10): Djamel Abdoun (Nantes), Riad Boudebouz (Sochaux), Adlane Guedioura (Wolverhampton), Fouad Kadir (Valenciennes), Medhi Lacen (Racing Santander), Yazid Mansouri (Lorient), Karim Matmour (Borussia.

Wednesday In League One

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With J Hutcherson -- There are few things worse in professional soccer than a club's chairman opening with the following sentence: "Sheffield Wednesday would like to express sincere apologies to the club's supporters following relegation from the Football League Championship." Sheffield Wednesday have been here before - the 2003-04 and 04-05 seasons - but contemporary soccer has a way of compressing time.

American Abroad: Loss For Start

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Hunter Freeman and Clarence Goodson were in the eleven for IK Start in a 2-0 loss to Aalesunds. Start went down a goal in the 38th minute and gave up the second shortly after the start of the second-half. Jozy Altidore's red card suspension means he was already out for the remainder of Hull City's PRemier League campaign, and a 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic officially relegates them.

Tuesday's TV

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La Liga on GolTV: Barcelona - Tenerife at 2pm. On ESPN Deportes: Valencia - Xerez at 4pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Sao Paulo - Universitario at 6:30pm and Velez Sarsfeld - Chivas at 8:30pm. All Times Eastern

Buddle Wins POTW

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Los Angeles Galaxy forward Edson Buddle won his second Player of the Week award in 2010 with two goals in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union. Buddle won the Player of the Week award in week four, along with being named Major League Soccer's Player of the Month for April. His career Player of the Week total now stands at nine.

Watching The Scenarios In Europe

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With J Hutcherson -- Leave it to the Premier League to ruin last week's scenario that would've pushed several American Abroad clubs onto greater glory. Or, to put it another way, Aston Villa managed to lose to Manchester City. That basically puts to rest the opportunity that was there to finish 4th with three point, 13 goals, and Villa's 37 played to Spurs and City's 36.

American Abroad: Closing In

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First Star: Mired in a relegation battle, Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 responded with a shock win over Michael Bradley's Borussia Moenchengladbach. In need of a better goal differential, Hannover got a 6-1 win over 'Gladbach, moving them into 15th-place with a two point lead over 16th-place Nurnberg.

Monday's TV

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EPL on Fox Soccer Plus: Wigan - Hull City at 8:30am. All Times Eastern

MLS Week 6: May Day

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With all teams in action, New York keeps winning at the top of the Eastern Conference and Los Angeles takes advantage of the expansion team to hold onto an undefeated record. DC United 0 - New York 2 Luciano Emilio might have returned for United and their offense took more shots and put more on frame than the Red Bulls, but that didn't mean a win at home.

Sunday's TV

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EPL on Fox Soccer Plus: Liverpool - Chelsea at 8:30am and Fulham - West Ham United at 10:30am. On Fox Soccer Channel: Sunderland - Manchester United at 11am. Eredivisie on ESPN Deportes: NAC Breda - FC Twente at 8:30am. Serie A on FSC: Catania - Juventus at 9am and Lazio - Inter Milan at 2:30pm. Bundesliga on GolTV: Borussia Dortmund - VfL Wolfsburg at 11am.