Weekend Rundown: Home & Away

Absolutely nothing slowed down Lando this weekend...

A jam packed weekend as we round into just about a month left until World Cup 2010.

Results & News

• Chelsea scored a touchdown and a two point conversion to take down Wigan, 8-0, and secure the Premiership title. A mesmerizing 103 goals–a new record–for the Blues on the year.

•  Wayne Rooney with a tweak of the groin Sunday. A little magic spray likely does the trick.

• Not to be outdone by Chelsea:  24 balls landed between the pipes in MLS this weekend.

Barcelona fended off a gutsy performance from Sevilla to inch closer to the title in the real La Liga.

USMNT Roster (Candidates, Vets, & 2014 Hopefuls)

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• Stu Holden shook off the rust as Bolton beat Birmingham. Golden Holden entered in the 66th for Matthew Taylor on the wing. Holden on his 20-odd minutes.

• Eddie Johnson warmed-up to simmer status with another goal in Aris 4-2 loss. (Check out the 2:45 mark here.)

• TSG Commenter Jennifer on Steve Cherundolo: Playing his, possibly, last game with Hannover after 11 years they win 3-0 to avoid regulation after a very rough season.

• Oguchi Onyewu, after much hoopla, made the 23 for AC Milan, but not the 18 that dressed. Getting closer…

• Carlos Bocanegra was unavailable again for Rennes battling from some sort of abdomen injury.

• Winger Alejandro Bedoya tacked on another 90 minutes in Orebro’s 1-0 victory over Djurgardes.

• DaMarcus Beasley big adieu to his term with the Glaskgow Rangers, telling fans via Twitter that he would not be back at Ibrox. Something “fishy” here as Walter Smith didn’t dress Beasley his apparent final game, a 3-3 tie to Motherwell. Injury or grudge?

• Jonathan Bornstein–known to his Chivas teammates apparently as J. Bizzle–saw his club team yield two, including a much-better-than-Cristiano Ronaldo chip over the goalkeeper (see below), to Houston, but then threw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game.

• Omar Gonzalez had a goal as the Galaxy went on the road to pitch a shutout up in Seattle. The Galaxy hung four on the discombobulated Sounders.

• Landon Donovan with 3 more assists and a goal in that one in the aforementioned Galaxy game.

• Potential June 12th center midfield pairing Ricardo Clark and Michael Bradley each went 90 for their respective Bundesliga squads on Saturday. More on MB90′s performance here.

• Howard and Hahnemann go 90 in wins for Everton and Wolverhampton respectively. A little over an hour for Clint Dempsey as Fulham get thrashed by Arsenal.

Results & News

• Classy move by the Sounder’s organization off the pitch after their lackluster performance at home. A refund–equating to a free ticket to a game next year–for all those ticketed for Saturday.

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15 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on 2010/05/10 at 6:29 AM

    Great news about Holden. Very nice chip by Davis. Hopefully Boca’s injury is nothing.

    Kinda sad there’s no mention of Dolo. Playing his, possibly, last game with Hannover after 11 years they win 3-0 to avoid regulation after a very rough season.

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    • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/05/10 at 6:40 AM

      I will fix that Jennifer and thanks for keeping *me up to date over the weekend.

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    • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/05/10 at 6:42 AM

      fixed…

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      • Not to nitpick but Hahnemann plays for Wolves, not Stoke… He still won though.

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        • I also think Aris actually lost despite EJ’s strike :)

          Great goal by Davis, on the other Dynamo goal you’ll note Bornstein took a Karl Malone style pick from Craig Waibel to free his marked man for the header.

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        • cfig – To me, it looked like Bornstein didn’t care. Waibel stepped in front of him and Bornstein just watched Serioux. Of the first half that I watched, Chabala was the better left back on the night. But he’s not in the national team pool?

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      • Posted by Jennifer on 2010/05/10 at 8:08 AM

        Thanks. :D I think he gets overlooked sometimes.

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  2. Nice of the EPL to think of their fans stateside when scheduling the final fixtures of the season. Had to wait until after midnight to watch the match and refrain from waking the neighborhood singing “Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea!!!” Nice of them to add the exclamation point at the end – 103 goals, wow! Who’s not Mourinho anymore?

    Drogba still has my vote for player of the year, if anyone cares. Good thing for June 12 that Roo has come decidedly off the boil – I’d like to thank Alex Ferguson for not giving him a chance to recover properly from his injury.

    Great news about Stu getting some game and Onyewu being on the cusp, though he didn’t get a game. Gooch, along with Davies, he has one more chance to feature before camp.

    Dempsey has his final game of the season on Wednesday, volcanic ash permitting, and hopefully will become the first American to score in a European final. Come on Fulham!

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    • Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/05/10 at 10:14 AM

      Tuesday, I don’t understand your midnight comment as all games were at 1600 GMT / 1100 EST, and was live on FSC? Ashley Cole looked to be back to his best motoring up and down, although to be fair, he wasn’t tested defensively. Lampard, well, what can I say? Another magnificent season from the pork pie lover. Walcott, Lennon and A. Johnson all looked decent. You’re right about Sir Alex and Rooney – perhaps if Berbatov wasn’t so shite, he would not have risked Rooney. Although this groin tweak is not a major concern, at least it wasn’t his ankle. Capello names his 30 man squad tomorrow.

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      • I meant that the final fixtures fell on Mother’s Day in the US which made yesterday a special day for Mrs. Tuesday. She takes such things seriously so I had a choice between a fight to the death and earning some domestic capital by putting off viewing of the final fixture until after Mrs. Tuesday went to bed. Anyways, I plan to spend that domestic capital during starting in a few weeks.

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        • Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/05/10 at 12:05 PM

          Got it. Sort of tune out US Mother’s Day as it differs from the UK (ours is the 4th Sunday of Lent, rather than the 2nd Sunday of May).

          I must’ve spent a small fortune SMSing all my Chelsea mates in London. You had a footballing treat and the nerves were settled very early on. Pity that the Stoke CB was sent off for something so soft. Just hope Lampard can be so convincing on 12th June! But it was great for me switching between FSC and FS+, seeing the United fans looking at their iPhones and being clearly gutted. I was very happy that 3 London clubs finished in the top 4. And I just hope that Ancelotti wins the Double and makes a comment such as “I’m better than Special”. Hopefully the media will give him the credit he deserves rather than saying “Mourinho this, Mourinho that”

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        • Don’t think he’ll top this one:

          “Only wine,” Ancelotti requested when offered a glass as he sat down for the post‑match press conference. “No water. And easy questions, please. My level of wine is high.”

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        • Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/05/10 at 1:04 PM

          That was hilarious!

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  3. Posted by Bob on 2010/05/10 at 8:44 AM

    JFT had an assist on the winning goal that helped Pachuca knock off the number one seed, Monterrey, in the Bicentenario tournament. Pachuca, which also won the CONCACAF club championship this year, will now head into the semi-finals.

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  4. Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/05/10 at 10:22 AM

    I wonder if the European-based US players have asked Dempsey for match tickets, to cheer him on in person?

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