Saturday, January 19, 2008

Week in Review

-Tonight the USMNT takes on Sweden at the Home Depot Center in southern California. This weekend is not an FIFA international break, so we'll see how a primarily MLS squad will fare against Sweden. The next match will be against Mexico, here in Houston on February 6. Yesterday it was announced that the USMNT will have a pre Euro 2008 friendly against Spain in Spain on June 4, I hope they can fit in a couple other matches against teams preparing for Euro 2008.

-Yesterday was the MLS SuperDraft, and I for one was a bit surprised by the Dynamo's picks: Geoff Cameron of Rhode Island and Jeremy Barlow of Virginia. Both of them are midfielders, a position where the Dynamo have a good deal of depth. Well, Dominic Kinnear did indicate that he would draft the best available players regardless of position, so I guess he did.

-As you know, the MLS SuperDraft is part of the NSCAA Convention in Baltimore. Some of the 2008 MLS Kits were unveiled at the convention:

-Congratulations are in order for Dwayne De Rosario who was named Canada's top soccer player:

-If you live in Texas' Golden Triangle, Houston Dynamo GM, Oliver Luck, will be speaking to the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce on the 22nd:

Now for some Serie A related news:

-Looks like Mancini will be staying with Roma afterall:

-This past week saw the second leg the last 16 in Coppa Italia. The Quarterfinals will begin on Wednesday January 23 and feature the following matches:

Udinese v. Catania

Sampdoria v. Roma

Inter Milan v. Juventus

Lazio v. Fiorentina

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