December 9, 2007

Sprinkles: Where in the World in Carmen Sandiego?

Europe: Michael Bradley was the star in Holland today, scoring a hat-trick to lead his Heerenveen to a 4-2 win.

Danny Szetela dressed today for Racing, I believe for the first time, but didn't see the field as Santander won 3-1.

Bradenton: Our new U17 national team coaches are doing something right, as they're 2-0 with wins over Russia and Brazil in a series of friendlies in Florida. The real youngster of the group, Charles Renken, has been very impressive, as has the goalkeeper Earl Edwards and forward Stefan Jerome. They play one more game this weekend against Turkey, check out FSC to see the next wave of young Americans.

Mexico: It's a shame that the Pachuca that went to the World Club Cup wasn't the one that was on top of its game. They started on the downturn late in the regular season, then were crushed in the Repechaje (Wild Card Round) by Cruz Azul 6-0 on aggregate. It continued last night/this morning when Etoile Sahel of Tunisia beat them 1-0. I'm not up on my Tunisian league teams, but I was surprised by the result.

Atlante and Pumas face off in the second leg of the final tonight on TeleFutura. The first leg ended scoreless in Mexico City and now Cancun gets ready to host its first Final. I'll be pulling for Atlante.

San Jose: The 'Quakes home opener has been dropped because the renovations at Buck Shaw Stadium won't be ready in time.

Toronto: Ives made an interesting comment at the end of this post about the rumors swirling around TFC. We'll see if there's a follow-up, however there's nothing yet.

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