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Midday Kickaround

*Might Jozy Altidore make another move?

*Marshmallows fly at Messiah.

*Georgetown will host Cincinnati on Thursday in the first round of the Big East men's tournament, needing a victory to meet South Florida in the quarterfinals and keep alive its NCAA at-large hopes.

*Michael Parkhurst of the Revs (nine fouls all year) wins MLS's Fair Play Award for the second consecutive year, while Chicago's Jon Busch is voted the league's best goalkeeper. Details here and check out the Busch highlight video.

*Update on a morning item: I am now hearing that the CONCACAF final-round draw for World Cup qualifying might end up taking place Nov. 23 -- the same weekend as the FIFA Confederations Cup draw and MLS Cup.

By Steve Goff  |  November 4, 2008; 11:38 AM ET
Categories:  CONCACAF , College Soccer , MLS , U.S. men's national team  
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Comments

I was at the Messiah game that night, and it was a lot of fun. Seems to be a good, clean rivalry between Messiah and Elizabethtown. Sorry to see so many marshmallows go to waste, though.

Messiah has a good program. If you get an opportunity to see them, please do. You'll enjoy their style of play.

Posted by: joedoc1 | November 4, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

thanks for the jozy article. Glad to hear he is fitting in nicely

Posted by: pino149 | November 4, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm really glad that things are looking positive for Jozy rather than like the rest of our boys abroad who are cemented to their respective benches.

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | November 4, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Is Bobby Convey still at Reading? I have been unable to find any news on him.

Posted by: VirginiaFan | November 4, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Steven,

Not sure if Jozy is the first American to score a goal in La Liga. Tab Ramos had a good spell with Betis and should have scored a goal for them. Also, of the Lagos brothers also was in Spain albeit not in first division.

Can you confirm these?

Posted by: LAFar | November 4, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Tab never played for Betis in La Liga. When he was with them, they were in the second division until 94-95, and he was out that season because of the skull fracture from the World Cup.

He signed with MLS after that and was loaned to Tigres in Mexico before MLS started.

Manny Lagos only played one season in the second division. His team, Lleida, was promoted the season after he was there.

Posted by: beach3 | November 4, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Giuseppe Rossi, of Teaneck, NJ, has scored many goals in La Liga.

Posted by: Eric_in_Baltimore | November 4, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

"New Jersey-born Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi also plays for Villarreal but under an Italian passport, and is therefore not listed as an American national."

Rossi may be born here, but the article clearly writes him off as being an American scoring in La Liga

Posted by: Josh8 | November 4, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Virginia, Bobby Convey is at Reading in last year of contract. He started out gangbusters in preseason and late August/beginning of Sept at left wing. Stephen Hunt had been moved to left back. REading got a left back, moved Hunt to wing and Convey out. Plus some injuries. Playing tonight in reserves. Hunt expected to go back to the EPL in January - Convey if he can stay healthy would be the logical person to fill in at left wing. We can only hope he can get playing time and stay healthy.

Today's ranger's game. Beas not named to squad and Edu is a reserve.

Posted by: Beckster1 | November 4, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Hey Goff, as a former Falcon, it's nice to see Messiah getting some love. Man, Coach Brandt seems like he's been around forever...Messiah just keeps hanlding business. The E-Town rivalry continues...

Posted by: yankiboy | November 4, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Ante Razov play in La Liga and score some goals?

Posted by: b18bolo | November 4, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Guiseppe Rossi??? Who is he??? He was born in the US?!?! Never heard of him before...

Way to go Jozy. Way to reprezent, Bro!

Posted by: yankiboy | November 4, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

What's Dirk Kuyt gotta do to get some respect?

Posted by: DadRyan | November 4, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Roma-Chelsea, Barca-Basel, and Liverpool-Athletico all still scoreless after 27minutes...

Posted by: DadRyan | November 4, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Ante Razov play in La Liga and score some goals?

Posted by: b18bolo | November 4, 2008 2:53 PM
-------------------------------------------Dude played in the second division.

Posted by: yankiboy | November 4, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

34th minute goal Panucci.(sp?)

Posted by: DadRyan | November 4, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey Goff - Any news on United?

Posted by: kris77 | November 4, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Rodriguez in the 38th minute, Athletico is up at Anfield.

Posted by: DadRyan | November 4, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

The easiest way to avoid confusion is to realize that New Jersey is not part of the US.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 4, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Barca-0 Basel-0
Roma-1-Chelsea-0
Liverpool-0 Athletico-1
at the half.

Posted by: DadRyan | November 4, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

The easiest way to avoid confusion is to realize that New Jersey is not part of the US.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 4, 2008 3:30 PM
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They even have their own language:

Thoity, doity boids. Sittin' on the coib.
Choipin' and boipin' and eatin doity oithwoims.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 4, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Roma up by two in the 47 minute. Vucinic.

Posted by: DadRyan | November 4, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Vucinic with another in the 58th. Stick a fork in Chelsea already.
Here comes Xavi and Messi!

Posted by: DadRyan | November 4, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Messi with instant results, Golazo in the 62nd minute!

Posted by: DadRyan | November 4, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Wow - Chelsea are getting pounded by Roma. Their fans are probably being pounded by the Caribinieri as well.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 4, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Terry reels one back, a little too late?
Deco gets a second yellow and he's out...
Basel equalizes in the 82nd!

Posted by: DadRyan | November 4, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

What on earth? You call that a penalty?!?!? (Liverpool)

Posted by: Reignking | November 4, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Bremen 3-nil down at home - ouch!
Famagusta 3 - Inter 3

Some surprise scorelines out there. Of course a few clubs *Barca* are just coasting till the next phase.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 4, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Gerrard ties it on the PK as time will expires. BS.

Posted by: Reignking | November 4, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

AM still crying...Pernia got a yellow on the PK call, and there have been two more yellows for complaining, after the goal.

Posted by: Reignking | November 4, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

That seemed like some BS home cooking there at Anfield. Lame.

Posted by: DadRyan | November 4, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Going to have to catch the highlights tonight. Rangers 3 Dundee United 3, for those that care about the SPL

Posted by: Kev29 | November 4, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

According to the always transparent, well-updated and well-written CONCACAF site (cough, cough), there is another Gold Cup next year. So the U.S. will play in the Confederations Cup, Gold Cup and WC Qualifying next year? I assume B-Brad's priority will be the qualifiers so which competition gets the 'Drew Moor' treatment of a 1/2 strength U.S. team? Will any MLS team be at full strength next summer at any point?

Posted by: IamAM | November 4, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Just one more update on Convey...It's not Champions League, It's not EPL, it's a reserve game but he scored - important step in his comeback. I for one have not given up on him.

Posted by: Beckster1 | November 4, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

From what they've said before, my prediction would be the following (priority order)

1. WCQs: Important
2. Gold Cup: Confederation championship
3. Confederations Cup: Glorified friendlies

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 4, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Marca, the Spanish sports daily, leads with the story about the stoppage time penalty kick decision in Liverpool on their website:

http://www.marca.com/

"Vaya Robo" translates roughly to "Wow, What a Robbery!"

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | November 4, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Gerrard has the gall to call out players for diving, yet he is the biggest english offender in that category. The English press, of course, won't call him out on it.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | November 4, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

One more Convey - Yanks Abroad Update:
http://www.yanks-abroad.com/get.php?mode=content&id=4194

Posted by: Beckster1 | November 4, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

I am now hearing that the CONCACAF final-round draw for World Cup qualifying might end up taking place Nov. 23 -- the same weekend as the FIFA Confederations Cup draw and MLS Cup.
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Smart scheduling. This will enable CONCACAF and FIFA to take advantage of and piggyback on all the interest that will be generated in soccer in this country on account of our glorious MLS Cup.

Posted by: fischy | November 4, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

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