Monday, September 11, 2006


Liverpool 0 3 Everton

Tim Howard kept yet another clean sheet as he move merseyside seems to have paid dividends for Everton in this derby. Howard's return to form has been great news for US Soccer, and he seems more comfortable dealing with David Moyes than he did with Sir Fergie. (Even though former teammate Wayne Rooney feels the opposite!)

Newcastle 1 2 Fulham

A banner day for US Soccer as Brian McBride scored a great goal to draw Fulham even with the Magpies, and then Carlos Bocanegra came off the bench and scored the game winning goal in his first action of the premiership season.

Bolton 1 0 Watford

Jay DeMerit did not play as a game Watford side fell yet again late.

Sheffield United 0 0 Blackburn Rovers

Brad Friedel made two penalty saves to run his total of penalty saves to three for the season. Otherwise this game was a bore.

Reading 1 0 Man City

Bobby Convey assisted on Ivar Ingimarsson first half goal on a free kick. Marcus Hannehman posted a clean sheet saving s hot by Claudio Reyna early in the first half. Recent Man City acquisition DeMarcus Beasley was not part of match squad, due to injury according to Manager Stuart Pearce on the official Man City FC podcast.

Johann Smith (Bolton), Cory Gibbs (Charlton), and Jonathan Spector (West Ham United) did not play due to injury.


Hat Trick Peter Crouch said...

What's your take on your Spurs team? Why are the Reds so bad? Any thought on the Gunners? Anxious to hear your thoughs on these failures thus far.

Hat Trick Peter Crouch said...

You should also give Jemel Johnson updates even though he is with Wolves in the Championship. I am certain your American readers will be pleased by the progress of this youngster who is one of the better attackers in the second division.

Sams Army said...

Since you guys on this site seem disinterested in our league and the player development going here I am signing off this site. Kartik, I do not care about the "EPL Yanks." This move to Europe has ruined our national team. All of these players were developed by MLS, yet you do not cover MLS. Our MLS side defeated the league champion Chelsea and our worst team drew with Everton, one the best EPL clubs, yet you ignore our league totally.

Our national team has fallen on hard times because of eurosnobs like the those on this website. MLS built the depth of our player pool while Europe has frustrated our players and destroyed the flow and cohesion of our national team. Next world cup I'd take a team full of MLS stars to South Africa plus Tim Howard from the EPL and say to hell with all these guys who have been pushed by the media and the USSF to go play in Europe. What exactly has Europe done for DeMarcus Beasley or Eddie Lewis?

This isn't an American site, it's a British site. I am signing off.

Federico said...

I had too hoped this would be a pro MLS site resisting all the bashing of our young league that is taking place. Instead, this has proven to be a place for the eurosnobs to congregate and to run down american soccer.

The Three Lions said...

The official Stuart Pearce podcast? Kartik you are in need of some therapy. Man City is not good for someone of your obvious knowledge of the game. You are a sick fanatic to grab an eastlands side with no hope to ever be the best in the city let alone the league! Find a real side to cheer for.

As for you Yank wankers giving K and his crew a hard time, take your business and C. Ronaldo whining elsewhere. I enjoy this website and will continue to patron it.

The Three Lions said...

You do realize I am kidding. My respect level for Citeh fans is quite high as I know the pain they must endure on a yearly basis! :)

Kartik said...

Peter Crouch,

Thanks for the thoughts........

Spurs have real trouble finishing and I don't believe Martin Jol has yet settled on a lineup. The fact that he seems to never want DeFoe and Keane on the pitch at the same time indicates to me some chemistry issues exist within the side. That having been said, Spurs should have gotten a point from Man U on Saturday.

The two losses to Bolton and Everton were total disgraces. Everton with 10 men dominatd the match and Bolton scored twice early. Getting Ledley King back helps, but besides Edgar Davids nobody on Spurs is matching last season's perofmance thus far.

I cannot possibly explain Liverpool's poor form. What are your thoughts? You're obviously a Reds fan. What the heck is going wrong for them? Saturday's match was total failure at all levels.

Arsenal's finishing is worse than even Spurs. Van Pierse has a high work rate but couldn't hit the broad side of a barn to use an American expression. Henry isn't getting adequete service and keeps coming back into midfield to create opportunities. Quite honestly, Arsenal is lucky they have salvaged two draws. They could easily be at the bottom of the table with 0 points.

Kartik said...

Sams Army,

Your posts are illogical and I have no clue what euro bias you are talking about. If you are claiming MLS is equal or better to the EPL, what the heck are you high on?

Kartik said...

Jemel Johnson is in great form as you mention, Peter Crouch. We will be taking an in depth look at him in the very near future.

Hernandez said...

good speak sams army. i totally am with you on the issue.

Harvey said...

Who is Jemel Johnson?