Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Dynamo & Serie A Preview

The Dynamo had a great 1-0 win over FC Dallas last Saturday night here in Houston. The winning goal came from Kei Kamara, with a nice assist to Stuart Holden who is really growing into his new leadership role with the squad. On Saturday night, the Texian Army unveiled their newest banner, the Angel of Death which you can see in the above picture. Thanks goes to Katy Umana who took said picture. My match report with audio from the Dynamo locker room and Dallas' Coach are available on the mid-week episode of MLS Talk.

Speaking of Dallas, if you haven't checked out the Dallas based podcast, Winning Ugly Radio, I recommend that you give it a listen. I'll be the guest panelist on the second episode of June.

This weekend the Dynamo travel to the Meadowlands to take on RedBull New York. We'll see if the Dynamo have exorcised their artificial turf hoodoo in their recent 2-0 victory over New England at Gillette Stadium the other week.

The penultimate penultimate weekend in Serie A is upon us and once again Inter has pretty much sewn up the Scudetto. They have 78 points, AC Milan has 71 points, you do the math, yes A.C. Milan could pick up 9 points, but is Inter really going to drop many points with three matches left? Meanwhile Genoa still has a shot at moving into 4th place, and Roma needs to pick up some points to ensure that they at least get to play in the new Europa League next season. The big fight is going to be at the relegation zone. Reggina still has the ability to pull out of the bottom spot and the relegation zone, but everything needs to break their way.

With the season winding down, time to look at what will be going on in Italy this summer. Once again we enter summer with the prospect of whether the Sensi Family and Italpetroli will sell their stake, or the bulk of it, in Roma. While Roma has denied some recent bid speculation, this week they have acknowledged that Swiss group has expressed a serious interest in the club. The Eternal City side's Gaffer is the position that while he won't be fired from Roma, he might quit . . . is he eyeing Juve?

Well, this will be an interesting footy weekend, hope you get to enjoy some live footy in your area.

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