Monday, June 30, 2008

Free Kick Masters Update

Who'll be in Houston on Saturday:

FREEKICKERS Country/Current Team

Alessandro Del Piero Italy, Juventus
Anderson Luis de Souza “Deco” Portugal, FC Barcelona
Brad Davis USA, Dynamo
David Bentley England, Blackburn
Dmitri Loskov Russia, Saturn Ramenskoye
Dwayne de Rosario Canada, Dynamo
Eddie Lewis USA, Derby
Fernando Torres Spain, Liverpool
Harry Kewell Australia, Liverpool
Jared Borgetti Mexico, FC Monterrey
Jozy Altidore USA, Villareal CF
Juninho Pernambucano Brazil, Olympique Lyonnais
Lionel Messi Argentina, FC Barcelona
Luís Fabiano Brazil, Sevilla
Lukas Podolski Germany, FC Bayern Munich
Martín Palermo Argentina, Boca Juniors
Rafael Márquez Mexico, FC Barcelona
Robert Pires France, Villareal CF
Ronaldinho Gaucho Brazil, FC Barcelona
Segundo Castillo Ecuador, Red Star Belgrade
Shen Si China, Shanghai Shenhua
Subait Khater United Arab Emirates, Al-Ain
Sulley Ali Muntari Ghana, Portsmouth
Sun Ji* China, Shanghai Shenhua
Sun Xiang * China, Shanghai Shenhua


Anatoliy Tymoschuk Ukraine, Zenit Saint Petersburg
Cesc Fabregas Spain, Arsenal
Didier Yves Tebily (Drogba) Cote d’Ivoire, Chelsea
Diego Forlán Uruguay, Athletico Madrid
Emmanuel Adebayor Nigeria, Arsenal
Freddy Adu Ghana, SL Benefica
Jay Jay Okacha Nigeria, Qatar SC
Javier Portillo Spain, Osasuna
Juan Roman Riquelme Argentina, Boca JuniorsLee Chun Soo South Korea, Feyenoord

Lomana LuaLua Democratic Republic of the Congo, Olympiacos
Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior Brazil, FC Real Madrid
Robinho (Robson de Souza) Brazil, FC Real Madrid
Sebastian Veron Argentina, Chelsea
Shunsuke Nakamura Japan, Celtic
Thierry Henry France, FC Barcelona
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden, FC Internazionale Milano

GOALKEEPERS Country/Current Team


Brad Friedel USA, Blackburn Rovers
David James England, Portsmouth
Francesco Toldo Italy, FC Internazionale Milano
Kasey Keller United States, Fulham
Vojislav Dragovic Yugoslavia, Sarajevo



Faryd Aly Mondragon Colombia, FC Koln

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Free Kick Masters - Houston, Texas on July 5, 2008

Time is running out if you want to get your tickets to the Free Kick Masters event being held at Reliant Stadium on Saturday July 5, 2008 . . .

The free kickers include: Ronaldinho, Del Piero, Fernando Torres, Deco, Julio Baptista, Brad Davis, Dwayne De Rosario, etc.

And the goalkeepers include Kasey Keller, Brad Friedel, David James, Francesco Toldo, etc.

You can get your tickets at Ticketmaster:

Friday, June 27, 2008

Coach Kinnear's Post Houston v. Dallas Press Conference

Here is Coach Dominic Kinnear's post match press conference from the Houston Dynamo v. FC Dallas Match on Thursday June 26, 2008:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Freddy Adu to Genoa?

Word is that the historic Italian club Genoa is interested in acquiring Freddy Adu from Benfica, on loan. Adu made the move to Benfica last year but has not seen the type of playing time he or many of his fans would like to see him get. Maybe a move to Serie A and Genoa will get him some more starts on European soil. Genoa finished in 10th place in Serie A, which is respectable considering the previous season they had been in Serie B.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Louis Saha to Roma?

Looks like Louis Saha might be with the Giallorossi next season:

Roma Transfer News

The latest news out there concerning possible changes at Roma:

Sevilla's Luis Fabiano has expressed interest in moving to Roma.

John Arne Riise is likely to move from Liverpool to Roma.

Philippe Mexes' agent is urging Roma to sign Ben Arfa of Lyon.

Manchester United has stolen Davide Petrucci away from Roma.

Roma is interested in Portsmouth's Niko Kranjcar

Roma is also interested in Manchester United's Mikael Silvestre.

Roma considering David Suazo.

Mario Gomez is open to moving from Stuttgart to Roma.

Dynamo Draw for the CONCACAF Champions League

On Monday, the draw for the 16 team group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League came out, and the Houston Dynamo are in Group B, with the following fixtures:

Sept. 17 – Dynamo vs. Luis Angel Firpo
Sept. 23 – Dynamo at San Francisco/Jalapa/Municipal
Sept. 30 – Dynamo at Pumas/Harbour View
Oct. 8 – Dynamo vs. San Francisco/Jalapa/Municipal
Oct. 22 – Dynamo vs. Pumas/Harbour View
Oct. 28 – Dynamo at Luis Angel Firpo
Times and venues to be announced.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lecce is Moving on Up

On Sunday, Lecce played Albinoleffe to a 1 - 1 draw in the second leg of the Serie B promotion playoff final, giving Lecce a 2 - 1 aggregate in the final. So Lecce will be returning to Serie A for the 2008-2009 season. Congratulations to Lecce and good luck to Albinoleffe on making the promotion cut next season.

New Episodes of World Soccer Wrap Available

Episode 73 of World Soccer Wrap is now available on iTunes and at:

This week's episode contains post-match reactions from David Beckham, Ruud Gullit, Edson Buddle, Frankie Yallop, Dominic Kinnear, Franco Carracio, Stuart Holden, and Craig Waibel, as well as Ricardo Clark on playing England.

Due to technical problems, Episodes 13 and 14 of World Soccer Wrap: Serie A have been combined and are available on iTunes, and at:

Episode 13 takes a look at the start of the Mourinho era in Serie A, while Episode 14 looks at the first foreign ownership of a Serie A club, the Euros, and the Serie B promotion playoffs.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dynamo Coach Dominic Kinnear's Post Game Press Conference

Here is Coach Kinnear's press conference after the Dynamo's 2-0 loss to New England on Thursday night: