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Buzz
09-04-2010, 02:21 PM
There appears not to be any league games today perhaps because of the Euro qualifying. Man U is currently 3rd in the EPL behind first place Chelsea and 2nd place Arsenal. Struggling Liverpool is 13th but on the up side Fernando Torres seems to be back in form after scoring 2 of Spain's goal on Friday.

Toronto fc will be away to Dallas today and it will be tough going for us because our track record is not great with the away matches. However Dallas is riding quite the winning streak. But I have faith we will win because long winning steaks are hard to maintain. COME ON TFC GO GET 'EM!!! :cher2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

Buzz
09-05-2010, 05:35 AM
Michelle Platini says he is 90% sure that the USA will pull out of the race to host the 2018 WC. That leaves the US only one chance of hosting the WC again in my lifetime. :(

fragoletta
09-05-2010, 08:11 AM
Come on, you are not in a hurry, right? :P May be this is a sign that you have to plan a big holiday in the country where the WC is...

Jokes aside, going to a WC game is a dream of mine, too...Especially if we are talking about the final...

Buzz
09-06-2010, 06:30 AM
I will start to save up reguardless of who wins the right to host. Who knows maybe I will be able of afford to go one of these good days. Or at least take a vacation, during the WC, to somewhere that really celebrates to WC. Toronto just is not a footie made city nor Canada a country where footie registers much outside the immigrant community. And India lost a friendly to Thailand 1-0 but I still am hoping to see India on the futbol map soon. :)

KHenry14
09-06-2010, 04:30 PM
Buzz, don't you go out to see Toronto FC play? Man that place has enregetic fans! Poor Beckham got covered in streamers once during a corner kick there. :D Plus they have one of my fave MLS player, Dwayne De Rosario. That guy always makes his team better. Too bad he's about the only decent player Canada has...

Buzz
09-07-2010, 02:09 AM
The games are pretty cool eh! The MLS on a whole is very well attended. :) But there is something slightly lacking shall I say. The enthusiasm on the street is just not the same. LOL

Buzz
09-07-2010, 02:46 AM
The FIFA inspection delegation is now in the USA to assess that country's bid to host the WC. Come on USA! Snag one of these babies so I can finally afford to attend a World Cup! hehehehe

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2010-09-06-2853550466_x.htm

KHenry14
09-07-2010, 07:05 AM
Seems inspecting facilities in the USA is kinda silly....everyone knows that FIFA will find anything they could every want or need in abundance. I guess they have to go through the motions, but it's not like this is South Africa where there were questions about training sites etc.

Besides, awarding the WC is more about politics than infrastructure right?

KHenry14
09-07-2010, 07:15 AM
The games are pretty cool eh! The MLS on a whole is very well attended. :) But there is something slightly lacking shall I say. The enthusiasm on the street is just not the same. LOL

I can't argue that MLS is up to any standards that you might get in Europe, either from a competition or fan perspective. However, it is a good league on the rise, with a solid, growing fan base. And hey, you Canadians get another TWO franchises in the next couple of years, as Vancouver and Montreal join MLS.

What's best about MLS is the league has gone out of it's way to get soccer specific stadiums for it's teams, so teams like my Galaxy don't play in cavernous places like the Rose Bowl, but in intimate places like the Home Depot Center. For my part, I'd love to go see Toronto FC in that small park they call home, as the 20K fans are right on top of the action. All this does is bring the games closer to the fan base, and that's a good thing. Plus, MLS encourages supporter groups that cheer/sing/chant for their boys, which if you participate, changes the way you view a match.

With that said, there is no doubt that MLS still has a way to go...

Buzz
09-07-2010, 02:25 PM
I should say that when I said "something lacking" I meant in Toronto. :shuffle: There are more and more fans here too and many kids playing the bueatiful game. Canada and the US used to be on the same level but now the USA has raced forward and left us a bit behind. But I am keeping my fingers crossed for the new franchies and hope the sport continue to grow. Amoung my family and friends I am only one of two fans that I know of. :(

On the topic of the WC in the US I did not know that there are so many cities trying to be host cities.

http://www.10news.com/news/24896017/detail.html

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/worldcup/2010-09-06-usa-world-cup-host-bid_N.htm

Buzz
09-07-2010, 02:38 PM
Canada lost 2-0 to Peru a few days ago and today plays hosts to Honduras. Good luck to our boys and hope we get a win. It will do our WC qualifying a world of good. :)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/world-cup-hopes-carried-on-aging-shoulders/article1697617/

Buzz
09-07-2010, 03:51 PM
Only one of the Euro 2012 games have started so far and that is the Slovakia vs Russia game in Moscow.

Buzz
09-07-2010, 04:11 PM
Georgia vs Israel should should start in about two hours time. Then there are three matches to start in a half hour time which includes Belarus vs Romania, and Bulgaria vs Montenegro. :)

Buzz
09-08-2010, 04:49 AM
Canada beat Honduras 2-1 in a rain soared game that was delayed 30 minutes because of the rain. I believe that was the first match I have seen that was delayed that long because of rain. Loved to see Canada finally win one! :cheer2:

Buzz
09-08-2010, 04:56 AM
The European qualifying games today had a few surprises with Portugal, Czech Republic and Russia all losing today. Israel and Georgia drew 0-0 but I hope Israel can make it to the Europeans. Especially since the 2012 competition will have 24 teams.
http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro2012/news/newsid=1524937.html#france+revive+portugal+malaise +goes

Russia 0 - 1 Slovakia
Georgia 0 - 0 Israel
Malta 0 - 2 Latvia
Belarus 0 - 0 Romania
Bulgaria 0 - 1 Montenegro
Sweden 6 - 0 San Marino
FYR Macedonia 2 - 2 Armenia
Turkey 3 - 2 Belgium
Czech Republic 0 - 1 Lithuania
Albania 1 - 0 Luxembourg
Denmark 1 - 0 Iceland
Norway 1 - 0 Portugal
Hungary 2 - 1 Moldova
Croatia 0 - 0 Greece
Austria 2 - 0 Kazakhstan
Netherlands 2 - 1 Finland
Serbia 1 - 1 Slovenia
Germany 6 - 1 Azerbaijan
Switzerland 1 - 3 England
Republic of Ireland 3 - 1 Andorra
Italy 5 - 0 Faroe Islands
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 - 2 France
Scotland 2 - 1 Liechtenstein