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arbogast
07-19-2008, 10:26 AM
Sorry it's late, the server connection on this site was f&*(ed again.

Quakes hoping ex-TFC striker will provide punch (http://www.thestar.com/Sports/Soccer/article/463514)
MORGAN CAMPBELL

How desperate are the San Jose Earthquakes for offence? At practice yesterday the team offered a loud ovation for striker Kei Kamara when he headed the ball into an open net.

http://www.thestar.com/Sports/Soccer/article/463514


http://rcws.eyereturn.com/log.aspx?pageCode=338&tokenID=73664
Ibrahim gets his shot


PETER MALLETT
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
July 18, 2008 at 10:13 PM EDT

TORONTO ó With his usual target men either injured or firing blanks, Toronto FC head coach John Carver will again look far down his bench to the bright eyes and skinny legs of 16-year-old Abdus Ibrahim for some firepower against the San Jose Earthquakes today at BMO Field.
"He's very intelligent and his movement is very good, but it is really his movement off the ball that's his greatest attribute," Carver said.

http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080718.wsptfc18/GSStory/GlobeSportsSoccer/home

Beckham says MLS is better than
people think
While the quality of play in the MLS is better than people think, David Beckham said Friday that he believes it will take time to catch up to some of the world's better leagues.
Beckham said that he is enjoying his first full season with the Los Angeles Galaxy, noting that he had a tough time adjusting last year after arriving in the middle of the season and having to battle an assortment of injuries.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2008/07/18/david-beckham.html


Toronto FC ready to rumble with Earthquakes

Wins and goals have been pretty hard to come by for Toronto FC over the last month.
The Canadian club is mired in a seven-game winless streak (three Major League Soccer regular-season games, two international friendlies and two Canadian Champions League contests) and hasnít registered a victory in more than a month.
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2008/07/19/fc-earthquakes-preview.html

Star striker says BMO turf prevented him from signing
DEAN MCNULTY (dean.mcnulty@sunmedia.ca), SUN MEDIA


Former English Premiership star at Norwich City and current San Jose Earthquakes striker Darren Huckerby warned Toronto FC bosses yesterday that until the club switches to real grass at BMO Stadium, players of his stature will continue to take a pass. The 32-year-old Huckerby said he came tantalizingly close to signing with TFC just last week, but the thought of both playing and practising on Field Turf at BMO was the deal breaker that sent him to San Jose.

http://http://www.torontosun.com/Sports/OtherSports/2008/07/19/6205306-sun.html

SUNSHINE:

http://www.torontosun.com/SUNshineGirl/home.html

dupont
07-19-2008, 10:40 AM
I'm glad the media is really focusing on how the players don't like the turf. It puts more pressure on the people behind the scenes to get something done to avoid the bad press.

adampz
07-19-2008, 10:58 AM
todays news....im leaving for ireland:)

Razcle
07-19-2008, 11:11 AM
Ex-TFC striker??? I hope that report is talking about Ronne O and has striker confused with midfielder.....because we never had Huckerby, and that headline suggests that he was a member of TFC for some time.

CanuckPete
07-20-2008, 07:27 AM
Well, hopefully the turf story will shut up the folks who try to say that the turf isn't an issue.

olegunnar
07-20-2008, 08:16 AM
Ex-TFC striker??? I hope that report is talking about Ronne O and has striker confused with midfielder.....because we never had Huckerby, and that headline suggests that he was a member of TFC for some time.

Technically we did have his rights. So he was TFC's. That's why San Jose had to give us compensation for him.