June 30, 2007

Super Saturday blog - U-20s, Copa America, MLS, etc.

A long day of soccer action around the globe is about to begin, with the Under-20 World Cup about to kick off.

Brazil and Poland are set to kick off at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
ESPNU and Telefutura are showing this match, with this being ESPNU's first foray into the international soccer world.

For Brazil, keep an eye on Alexandre Pato (Internacional) and Jo (CSKA Moscow/ex-Flamengo). These two have already shown on an international stage that they are stars in the making. Marcelo (Real Madrid) is on the bench, while Leandro Lima (Sao Caetano) gets the surprising start in attack. Lima was the star of this year's Paulista championship, and is the only player on the Brazil squad in Serie B in Brazil.

This match is just a warm-up, with many matches starting between 4 and 5.

We hope to bring you updates throughout in between switching channels throughout the afternoon/evening.

2:40 p.m. - Poland 1-0 over Brasil, 23rd minute. Krychowiak takes a nice free kick from 25 yards out and places it in the right corner out of Cassio's reach. If this result holds, Brazil could be in a lot of trouble in what most people consider "The Group of Death".

2:45 p.m. - Krol is sent off for Poland after getting two yellow cards in 27 minutes. I'm excited now because hopefully Brazil can put on a show and take this match.

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