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Onyewu's sharp club form carries over to USMNT

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - If Oguchi Onyewu's recent string of performances for Sporting Lisbon wasn't a sign that he's getting back to top form, his outing against Honduras likely was.

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Klinsmann Finally Gets First Win AS US Coach

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U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann his first win at the helm of the United States as a Clint Dempsey goal was all that the US needed to beat Honduras in rainy Miami.

Tim Howard earned Budweiser Man of the Match honors, posting six saves en route to his 37th victory. With the win, Howard moves into a second-place tie with fellow New Jersey native Tony Meola on the USA's all-time win list for goalkeepers.

Some Soccer News for Wed Sep 28, 2011

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Stuart Holden has suffered an injury setback in his recovery from the badly broken and lacerated knee he incurred last spring. No word on the exact nature of the new injury but it will require surgery and another 6 weeks of rehab. Damn!


Since its 2011/12 season kicked off in all competitions on Aug 1 Bayern Munich has won 11 and lost 1, and only conceded 1 goal!


Honduras Releases Roster for game on Oct. 8

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Wilson Palacios was one of the standout players in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Luis Fernando Suarez has called in 22 players for Honduras' game against the USA on Oct. 8 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Three players from MLS get the call: Marvin Chavez, Roger Espinoza and Carlo Costly.

Honduras Roster for USA Friendly

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Honduras released their roster for the October 8th friendly against the United States and the October 11th friendly against Jamaica. GK: Donis Escober (Olimpia), Donaldo Morales (Motagua) DEF: Osman Chávez (Wisla Krakow), Bryan Beckeles (Olimpia), Mauricio Sabillón (Marathón), Erick Norales (Marathón), Johnny Leverón (Motagua), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic) MID: Oscar García (Olimpia), Julio César León (Shandong Luneng), Wilson Palacios (Stoke City), Roger Espinoza (Sporting Kansas City), Alfredo Mejía (Real España), Mario Martínez (Real España), Marvin.

Honduras names roster for U.S. friendly

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Honduras has announced its roster for the Oct. 8 friendly against the United States in Miami, a roster that does not include a few regulars while carrying a bit of an MLS feel to it.

Sporting Kansas City's Roger Espinoza, FC Dallas' Marvin Chavez and Houston's Carlo Costly were all summoned for the match.

Amado Guevara

23 for Honduras

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In contrast with most of the finalists who will appear in South Africa, Reinaldo Rueda announced his final group of 23 two weeks ago. Here is the list: Goalkeepers: Ricardo Canales (Motagua) Noel Valladares (Olimpia) Donis Escober (Olimpia) Defenders: Víctor Bernárdez (Anderlecht, Belgium) Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic, England) Boniek García (Olimpia) Sergio Mendoza (Motagua) Emilio Izaguirre (Motagua) Johnny Palacios (Olimpia) Mauricio Sabillón (Hangzhou, China) Osman Chávez (Platense) Midfielders: Edgar Álvarez (Bari, Italy) Julio César de León (Torino, Italy) Roger Espinoza (Kansas City Wizards, USA) Amado Guevara (Motagua) Walter Martínez (Marathón) Ramón Núñez (Olimpia) Wilson Palacios (Tottenham Hotspur, England) Hendry Thomas.

Honduras 2010 World Cup Squad

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Honduras Final Squad

Coach:Â Reinaldo Rueda

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club GK Noel Valladares 3 May 1977 (aged 33) 71 Olimpia GK Donis Escober 3 February 1980 (aged 30) 11 Olimpia GK Ricardo Canales 30 May 1982 (aged 28) 2 Motagua DF Maynor Figueroa 2 May 1983 (aged 27) 66 Wigan Athletic DF Sergio Mendoza 23 May 1981 (aged 29) 46 Motagua DF Oscar Boniek García 4 September 1984 (aged 25) 42 Olimpia DF Víctor Bernárdez 24 May 1982 (aged 28) 40 Anderlecht DF Emilio Izaguirre 10 May 1986 (aged 24) 39 Motagua DF Osman Chávez 29 July 1984 (aged 25) 26 Platense DF Mauricio Sabillón 11 November 1978 (aged 31) 25 Hangzhou Greentown DF Johnny Palacios 20 December 1986 (aged 23) 4 Olimpia MF Amado Guevara (c) 2 May 1976 (aged 34) 133 Motagua MF Danilo Turcios 8 May 1978 (aged 32) 82 Olimpia MF Julio César de León 13 September 1979 (aged 30) 74 Torino MF Wilson Palacios 29 July 1984 (aged 25) 69 Tottenham Hotspur MF Edgar Álvarez 9 January 1980 (aged 30) 46 Bari MF Hendry Thomas 23 February 1985 (aged 25) 39 Wigan Athletic MF Ramón Núñez 14 November 1984 (aged 25) 16 Olimpia FW Carlos Pavón 19 October 1973 (aged 36) 98 Real España FW David Suazo 5 November 1979 (aged 30) 50 Genoa FW Walter Martínez 29 March 1982 (aged 28) 34 Marathón FW Georgie Welcome 9 March 1985 (aged 25) 11 Motagua FW Roger Espinoza 25 October 1986 (aged 23) 10 Kansas City Wizards

Most Capped Player: Amado Guevara 133
Top Goalscorer: Carlos Pavon 57

Back to 2010 World Cup Squads.

Lista de Convocados de Honduras Sudafrica 2010

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La Selección Nacional de Honduras ya tiene listo los nombre que tendrá en el Mundial de Sudáfrica 2010, Reinaldo Rueda, para la cual lamentó enormemente la fractura de tobillo de su delantero mas activo Carlo Costly, quien dicho sea de paso, sí fué incluido en la lista de la selección, esperando algún milagro, de lo contrario podría aplicar la ley de la FIFA sobre el cambio de un jugador seriamente lesionado para sustituirle.

Honduras' Final Squad

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Honduras coach Reinaldo Rueda has selected the final 23 players who will represent the country in the World Cup. They have a few players that are known in Europe. These players are marked in bold.

Ricardo Canales (Motagua), Noel Valladares (Olimpia), Donis Escober (Olimpia).

Honduras anuncia convocados para a Copa do Mundo

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O técnico da seleção de Honduras, Reinaldo Rueda, anunciou nesta segunda-feira a convocação dos 23 jogadores que defenderão a equipe nacional na Copa do Mundo da África do Sul. A seleção hondurenha está no grupo H, ao lado de Espanha, Suíça e Chile.

O treinador também anunciou os sete jogadores suplentes, que podem ser inscritos na competição caso um dos 23 convocados não possa atuar na Copa do Mundo.

Los convocados de la selección de Honduras para amistosos al mundial Sudafrica 2010

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La selección de Honduras es la tercera seleccion que representara a la Concacaf en el mundial de la FIFA.

El técnico Reinaldo Rueda, presento una supuesta lista de convocados de Honduras, cuando el miércoles asombró a todos al convocar a la selección al goleador Jerry Bengtson y al defensor Johnny Leverón para el partido amistoso del 21 de abril ante Venezuela.

Honduras Announces Roster

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The Honduran National Team is set for the October 10th World Cup Qualifier against the United States at Estadio Olimpico. GOALKEEPERS: Noel Valladares, Donis Escober, Ricardo Canales DEFENDERS: Victor Bernardez, Osman Chavez, Maynor Figueroa, Boniek Garcia, Emilio Izaguirre, Erick Norales, Carlos Palacios, Mauricio Sabillon MIDFIELDERS: Edgard Alvarez, Julio Cesar Leon, Ramón Nunez, Amado Guevara, Wilson Palacios, Hendry Thomas, Danilo Turcios, Melvin Valladares FORWARDS: Carlos Pavon, Carlo Costly, Walter Martinez, Jerry Palacios, David Suazo

Honduras names squad for USA qualifier

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Now that the USA-Honduras World Cup Qualifier on Oct. 10 will be played in San Pedro Sula, the Hondurans wasted no time calling up the squad it will use to try and secure its place in the 2010 World Cup.

GOALKEEPERS: Noel Valladares, Donis Escober, Ricardo Canales

DEFENDERS: Víctor Bernárdez (Anderlecht), Osman Chávez, Maynor Figueroa (Wigan), Boniek García, Emilio Izaguirre, Erick Norales, Carlos Palacios, Mauricio Sabillón.


And we are brought back down to reality..

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So, after our incredible win only five days earlier people were expecting similar things from last nights game. We thought we were going to get it also after building a healthy 3-1 lead with plenty of time left. The final score? 3-3

One thing was to blame for this result more than anything else.

AEK 3-0 Vaslui

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First off, enjoy the video.

Well I posted my review in the comments section of the previous post by AEKBaltimore, but here it is again.

I was nervous about this one before it started but still I had the feeling we would get the win. And we did.

Firstly, as for the game, the team played wonderful football, especially compared to what we were seeing just last week.

AEK News (Alot of it)

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So, AEK has been on the news all day, and everyday, for the past few days. The reason why? It looks like two Cypriot investors (the identities have not yet been revealed) are going to invest a large sum of money. I can't remember the exact details but I believe one of the Cypriot investors will be investing seven million euros, another will invest two million, and the shareholders already with AEK will add another six million, meaning that overall, fifteen million euros will be invested into the team.

AEK News

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Vassilis Pliatsikas, who received some play time with Donis but little with Bajevic is no longer with AEK. Schalke have signed him for a price within the range of 300,000-400,000 euros. Its a good move for him, assuming he manages to impress and therefore earn some playing time. Greeks often seem to play quite well in Germany (Gekas, Liberopoulos, and many others) so hopefully he will play well there as well.

AEK part ways with Giorgos Donis

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AEK's management decided late last night to part ways with manager Giorgos Donis after AEK's 0-0 draw at home against Panserraikos. The decision was reached by mutual agreement between Donis and AEK management. Its unfortunate that this happened to a young Greek coach with such high ambitions but unfortunately, under his management, AEK was not [.

AEK 0-0 Panserraikos

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Well, not much can be said about today's result. A 0-0 draw at home for AEK against recently promoted Panserraikos was all AEK was able to get away with from this match. Although AEK had many chances throughout the match none managed to get into the net and the performance overall by the home team [.

Ilisiakos 1-2 AEK (Yet another close call)

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Well it was a close one, again. Two nice goals, one from Blanco and the other from Kafes both in extra time allowed AEK to advance to the next round of the Greek Cup. Although AEK had many chances to score throughout the match as with many previous AEK games the ball just wouldn't go [...]

Xanthi 1-1 AEK

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AEK have yet to win away from home this season as they finished with a 1-1 draw Saturday evening against Xanthi. Overall, 1 point is allright from a game against a team that has the potential to win these kinds of matches. Basinas played in this match for AEK after coming back from injury. Greeksoccer.

Kanellopoulos and Koulis to take over temporary charge of AEK

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As expected, Takis Kanellopoulos and Nikos Koulis will take over, temporarily, as presidents of AEK. They will remain as presidents for a month when, after this period, a permanent replacement wil be decided upon. has a report here. has another interesting article here about what progress needs to be done for AEK from this point [.

AEK-Tripolis Report

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Thrasyvoulos’s Three Goals

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AEK's three first half goals did not go unanswered for long.  It took just 31 minutes of the second half for Thrasyvoulos to pull even.  Yes, it is almost unimaginable that a team of AEK's supposed caliber would concede three goals in half an hour to a team holding onto the bottom of the table [...

Coach Post-Match Comments

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Larissa coach here. Donis' comments here.

AEK 1-1 Larissa

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AEK, after a disappointing performance, luckily managed to get away with 1 point yesterday. The team played a poor game of soccer and only until Basinas was taken out at half time were they able to consistently create chances in front of the Larissa goal. Even then, with both Blanco and Djebbour up front they [.

Olympiacos 2-0 AEK

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Olympiacos beat an offensively weak AEK yesterday in the second main Athens Derby of the season. This was the first week in the Superleague where AEK did not gain a point (AEK had two draws and two wins up to this point). Fortunately for AEK, its still early in the season, and there is still time [..

AEK Roundup: Donis and Kyrgiakos Bite Tongues, Edinho Gets Noticed, Greek Refs Still Crap

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Donis was again happy with his players' performance again Panionios Sunday.  Donis has been very even-tempered during his post-game interviews, careful to praise his players for their hard work.  Indeed, he even refrained from criticizing the officiating, which was dodgy, as is unfortunately typical in the Greek Super Legue.

Panionios-AEK Half Time Report

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AEK are down 1-0 to Panionios at the end of the first half after Kyrgiakos let in an own goal. Edinho has missed a couple of chances but AEK have not had any serious scoring oppourtunities yet. They have managed to keep the ball for the most part in the Panionios end but will have [...]

Donis Concerned About High Rate of Unforced Errors

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Read the interview here.

Donis on the Iraklis Match

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Donis says we played well for just 20 minutes (true), that a quick reflex save from Saja saved us from a late equalizer (also, true) and the gaffer treats us to more of his musings on it all here. And for those that missed the game Sunday, here is a clip of Scocco's 14th minute [...

AEK 1-0 Iraklis

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AEK, after beating Iraklis 1-0 at home AEK are now tied for second place with PAOK and Ergotelis. AEK got the ball in the net early on in the first minute of the game however the goal was dissalowed because of an offside call. Ignacio Scocco scored, his first goal in the Superleague, in the 14th [...

Rivaldo Scores at his AFC Champions League Debut

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The AFC website mentions the former AEK midfielder in a few articles on its site. Rivaldo Scores at his AFC Champions League Debut The AFC also mentions Rivaldo in some other articles on the site.

Donis Speaks

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Good stuff here from the gaffer on his preferred 4-3-3 system, his relationship with the club administration and the difficulty of a new coach getting the players to understand his philosophy.

The Rest

23 for 2010 – Honduras: World Cup squad analysis Pt.1 (Keepers & Defenders)

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Okay well, this is new. Hello I'm Hector and I'm the brand-spanking new writer for Honduras. Hoy Si Papa!! Anyways, Lets look into what many people call, an unknown quantity, but what I call Los Catrachos. Some faces you heard before, some you haven't, so bear with me through the nicknames, which you'll see a lot of.