Before Thursday evening'sCopa Libertadores match between Independiente Santa Fe and Santos was allowed to get underway, a message came over the stadium PA system to announce that a minute's silence was to be observed.
And so, as the two teamslined up and nodded their heads in sombre remembrance, theannouncement blared: "Ladies and gentlemen, please stand up and offer this minute of silence in honour of former Santos player Ricardo Oliveira.
Necessity is the mother of knockoff kits. That's how the quote goes, I think. Santa Fe of Colombia knows, having forgotten their kit for an away trek to Boyaca Chico, top five best names to say in the sport, and with Boyaca Chico unwilling to accomodate their request to swap to their other kit, Santa Fe was forced to play in shirts bought on the streets for a pittance.
The Colombian center back gave an interview to Caracol Deportes Radio and spoke of his current situation with Nacional as well as possible future situations with Santa Fe, Junior FC, and yes - Major League Soccer.
In an interview on Colombian radio Monday, Carlos Valdés cleared up some of the rumors that have been circling him for the past couple of days.
Agent tells Colombian daily Valdes not in plans for Santa Fe, and the Union's indecision cost a transfer to Mexican side Monarcas Morelia.
Colombian daily El Pais published an article on Colombian center back Carlos Valdes today. In the article, the daily says that Valdes "is no longer with Santa Fe" confirming that they did not pick up his option following his 2013 loan from the Union, and "was not included in their (Santa Fe's) plan for the 2014 campaign.
Porfirio and Josue compete in Costa Rica's most prestigious rivalry. Mondy shuts out Once Caldas to secure Cali's spot in the Final, while Carlos Valdes and Santa Fe are knocked out. Kai Herdling scores his second goal of the season.
Faryd Mondragon didn't have much to do on Saturday as Deportivo Cali held Once Caldas to six shots, four of which were off target.
It's finally official. Carlos Valdes has re-joined Independiente Santa Fe.
The Philadelphia Union, after weeks of speculation and reports in the Colombian and Uruguayan media about a deal, announced a loan of Valdes to Santa Fe. According to Major League Soccer and Union team policy, the terms of the loan, including any potential purchase option or agreed upon transfer fee, were not released.
Carlos Valdes' time with the Philadelphia Union most likely will come to an end today.
The center defender put his name on a loan deal with Independiente Santa Fe yesterday, according to El Tiempo. The news site reported that Valdes was emailed the contract and submitted his signature for approval on Saturday.
Offseasons have never been dull for the Philadelphia Union.
Two pieces of information about Carlos Valdes' possible move during the Major League Soccer preseason were revealed today. The first was somewhat expected, as reports out of Colombia went back and forth on Valdes going to former club Santa Fe on loan, before claiming that the deal fell apart because the Union refused to accept the terms.
Reports have put Carlos Valdes in Santa Fe, awaiting Philadelphia Union approval, but the supposed terms of the loan may kill off any chance of the player and his former team receiving permission for the deal.
Colombian journalist Diego Rueda tweeted today that the Valdes loan deal would send the defender to Santa Fe for six months, or it won't happen.
Forcing his way into the Colombian National Team's starting lineup was the easy part for Carlos Valdes. Now the defender will have to keep himself in the picture as Colombia is headed toward the final stretch of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Reports out of Colombia have indicated that Valdes has chosen to pursue a loan with his former club Santa Fe in order to keep in form and provide Jose Peckerman, the Colombian head coach, with a reason to select him for any friendlies prior to the start of the 2013 Major League Soccer regular season.
Por la cuarta fecha del Torneo Final 2013, Boca Juniors recibÃa a UniÃ³n de Santa Fe con el atractivo de uno de los regresos mÃ¡s esperados de los Ãºltimos tiempos: la vuelta al equipo de Juan RomÃ¡n Riquelme, ausente desde Julio del 2012. En un equipo sin ideas, apagado e inconexo, el retorno del fino organizador parecÃa una luz enorme de esperanzas.
13.09.2012 - La impostergable promesa se hizo realidad y el enfrentamiento se hizo realidad sobre la Autopista Rosario â€“ Santa Fe. De un lado 11 micros y 10 autos de Rafael Di Zeo; del otro 4 colectivos y algunos autos de Mauro MartÃn. El botÃn: la jefatura de la barra de Boca.
13.08.2012 - Volante lateral izquierdo, defensor central, defensor lateral, volante
defensivo y enganche; la cuestiÃ³n es jugar. El bonaerense Juan"Pickle"Sanchez MiÃ±o (22) viene pidiendo pista en un Boca que se
le presenta como agua al pez.
ConcentrÃ³ con la Primera en noviembre de 2010 (con Claudio Borghi como DT).
Saturday's Primera DivisiÃ³n matches in Argentina saw Boca Juniors take a small lead over previous
joint leaders Newell's Old Boys. Newell's were held 1-1 by All Boys in Rosario, before Boca beat
ColÃ³n de Santa Fe 1-0 thanks to Santiago ... Continue reading â†’
Round five of the 2012 Torneo Clausura is already underway once again I'm a couple of hours late
with this post. Newell's Old Boys have just beaten ColÃ³n 3-0 in Santa Fe. Later in the weekend,
champions Boca Juniors ... Continue reading â†’
06.10.2012 - Con gol de Luciano Vietto (Â´85), Racing venciÃ³ (0-1) a ColÃ³n en Santa Fe por la 10Âº fecha del Toreno Inicial 2012 y se consolida en el lote mandante. Como los fuegos de artificio o la frase de conclusiÃ³n o el hit de bis, la retina suele grabar la Ãºltima imagen.
08.07.2012 - Luego de la fiesta por su logrado ascenso al Nacional B, llegaron las
nubes oscuras a Crucero del Norte (Misiones).
El emblema del ascenso, Fernando "Cuqui" MÃ¡rquez, fue quien recibiÃ³ no pocas ofertas tras
el Ãºltimo partido ante Brown de Puerto Madryn (PromociÃ³n) y tal fue el movimiento que el mismo
club colectivero terminÃ³ declarandolo transferible al tiempo que hacÃa cuentas sobre el 80% del
jugador que le corresponde (el otro 20% corresponde a UniÃ³n de Santa Fe).
17.06.2012 - Con goles de Ereros (Â´40 y Â´52) y Rossi (Â´91), Chacarita
venciÃ³ (1-3) a Rosario Central (Castillejos Â´50) en el Gigante de Arroyito, le vedÃ³ la
punta del torneo y le complicÃ³ el ascenso directo.
AsÃ las cosas. River habÃa perdido su partido en Santa Fe (1-0 vs Patronato) y dejaba
vacante la punta del torneo.
04.05.2012 - El Torneo Juvenil de AFA enfrentÃ³ a River con UniÃ³n (Santa Fe). Los
millonarios se llevaron todos los triunfos (5) menos el de la 5Âº divisiÃ³n.
En ese partido, River empataba (1-1) con un golazo de tiro libre. Pero su festejo fue aguado por el
chico Orgaz que, sacando del medio, la embocÃ³ en el arco riverplatense para poner el 2-1
definitivo y poner a la quinta de UniÃ³n como Ãºnico puntero de su divisiÃ³n.
Independiente Santa Fe midfielder Gerardo Bedoya is no stranger to taking an early bath, and picked up his 41st career red card in Saturday's Bogota derby with Millonarios for elbowing Yhonny Ramirez. The excessively aggressive Colombian wasn't done with his assault though â€” after seeing red, the 36-year-old went over to the midfielder he had floored seconds earlier and stamped on his forehead.
Volvemos a las pequeÃ±as comparaciones entre jugadores que han pasado por el Club de Futbol
Monterrey y en esta ocasiÃ³n tenemos a los "petardos". Con esto me refiero a los jugadores,
principalmente delanteros, que llegaron a la Pandilla para ser recordados dentro de los peores