Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Random Shots: July 27, 2011

MLS ALL-Star Game Tonight
Sporting Kansas City's Matt Besler and Omar Bravo are both in the game day lineup but will they see the field? With all the minutes they have and still need to play, do we want them to even get more that a token appearance?

All Star Game Watch Party
Watch Party at Johnny's Tavern at Power and Light District.

Kempin at the Milk Cup
The U.S. U-18's play Mexico today at the Milk Cup. Go get 'em!

Missouri Comets sign 2 more...
The Comets signed MISL Rookie of the Year Lucas Rodriguez and Brazilian Geison. Both midfielders, both returning to play for the Comets and both currently playing outdoor for NSC Minnesota.

Speaking of NSC Minnesota...
Scott Lorenz has been loaned to the NASL team although at last report it was not official announced.

Jimmy Nielsen up for Save of the week
Jimmy Nielsen's great save on Danny Koevermans is nominated for Week 19 Save of the Week.
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A pair of video interviews
Jimmy Nielsen describes his best save ever and Kei Kamara talks about his goal and a more

Alex Morgan's great goal
Yesterday it was reported that the U.S. Women's National Team may play here in the fall. I came across this video of Alex Morgan scoring a pretty incredible goal...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jimmy Nielsen interview 7/26/11

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Jimmy Nielsen celebrating his team mate scoring...

Kei Kamara interview 7/26/11

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Kei hearts his fans after scoring...

Random Shots: July 26

US Women to play in Kansas City? 
There is a report from New Zealand that the "Football Ferns" as their women's team is known is setting up a pair of friendlies with the U.S. and that one of those games would be played in Kansas. While nobody would confirm the story on record,  I was told that it was close if not a done deal. Could this be an opportunity to launch a women's team under the Sporting Club banner? Please bring Hope Solo and Alex Morgan...

Lucas Rodriguez returning to Comets
Missouri Comets to announce more signings
Information from a source close to the team has revealed that the Comets will likely announce more player signings shortly. It sounds like the next couple announcements will probably be more returning players including MISL Rookie of the Year Lucas Rodriguez.The Comets midfielder scored six goals and seven assists in 17 games to lead all rookies in MISL. Last week the Comets signed defender Ibrahim Kante previously with the Vipers and brought back defender Brian Harris. The Comets are assembling the team for their second season in MISL after finishing third and making it to the playoffs in their inaugural year

US U-18's defeat Israel at Milk Cup
The U.S. U-18's started the defense of their title in strong fashion defeating Israel 2-0 off of second half goals from Omar Salgado and Jerome Kiesewetter. They play Mexico Wednesday afternoon. Sporting KC keeper Jon Kempin was on the bench for this game.

USA Starters: Cody Cropper; Boyd Okwuonu (Jalen Robinson, 45'), Walker Zimmerman, Bryan Gallego, Juan Pablo Ocegueda; Jordan McCrary, Jose Villareal (Luis Gil, 69'), William Packwood; Jerome Kiesewetter, Omar Salgado, Michael Ambrose (Marcus Salandy-Defour, 45')

Shavar Thomas trial at Portsmouth
Last Friday I reported that "he requested some time away and it was granted." At the time he was expected back that day or the next and I did see him in the stands at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park Satruday night when his team mates took on Toronto. When I was told he was away, I thought there was a decent chance that he might be looking but did not expect him to be at Portsmouth. It sounds like they liked him, just not enough to sign him. When a player is not happy, Vermes is not shy about letting them look...

Callum Williams Blog
A good read over on Callum's blog. 

Week 19 Goal of the Week
Reminder, Kei Kamara is up for goal of the week. Vote here
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