The Full 90

Extra Time 04.15.10 | The Nightly News Report

Thank Pele that the Kansas City Wizards don't play anything close to resembling whatever that mess was on ESPN 2 tonight. It was like watching a horse and a koala bear try to use an iPad. (You pick which team is which in that analogy.)[Steps off the soapbox.]More news after the jump.

Wrapping up a days worth of news, links, rumors and rampant speculation.

The Wizards

• The Wizards arrived in Seattle. Well, Kei Kamara and Davy Arnold did. They probably shoulda brought Davy Arnaud. He scored last year in Seattle. [

Kei Kamara's Twitter

] • Yours truly talked a little footie with Matt Johnson and the great Arlo White on ESPN 710 in Seattle tonight. When I get a link so you can listen, I'll put up an item about it.

The Next Opponent

Sounder fans think they've got an offensive problem. You mean other than the over-brewed coffee at Starbucks? HEY-YO! I'll be here all week ladies and gentlemen. Please don't forget to tip your waitresses. But seriously, they think they have a problem with their attack. [

Sounders At Heart


Today's Must Read

• A closer examination of the attendance gap (and how it's closing) between baseball and soccer. [

MLS Daily



• If you skipped watching Toronto beat Philadelphia 2-1, your eyes should thank you. It was ugly. It was sloppy. It featured stupid penalties, stupid cards and a Toronto team that lucked into a victory despite fielding a team that seemed to have no intent on scoring. Yikes. [


] • But Toronto has awesome fans. [

Dirty Tackle

]• Can someone please tell Max Bretos and ESPN that, at least until Saturday and hopefully beyond, there are TWO undefeated teams in Major League Soccer. • Red Bulls continue to wheel and deal. [

Soccer By Ives

]• Danny Califf has a lot of tattoos. And stupid hair. [

The Offside Rules

] • Chivas hopes Costa Ricans strengthen their backline. [

Soccer by Ives

] • Bobby Convey finally finding his form. [


]• Colorado's U.S. Open Cup hero, Wells Thompson, is fighting for a spot. [


] • Not a misprint, Columbus doesn't play this weekend. Second bye week for them. [

Crew Extra


MLS schedule Saturday, April 17

· Kansas City at Seattle FC, 2 p.m. -- KCWE (Ch. 29)

· Chivas USA at Houston, 3 p.m. -- TeleFutura

· Chicago at D.C. United, 6:30 p.m.

· FC Dallas at New York, 6:30 p.m.

· New England at San Jose, 9 p.m.

· Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. -- Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, April 18

· Toronto FC at Colorado, 1 p.m.


• Landon Donovan throws his support behind Edson Buddle and Herculez Gomez for the national team. [

Fox Sports

] • The Offside Rules, speaking of Gomez, has the mixtape of his goals this year. [

The Offside Rules

]• Alejandro Bedoya continues to make his case for the U.S. squad. [

Soccer by Ives

] • Ryan Miller featured in Halmstads BK 1-0 win over AIK. KC area native Michael Thomas did not. [

Yanks Abroad

]• We've been dancing around it this entire section, so, what are the tough calls Bob Bradley has to make? [



The World Cup

• ESPN's World Cup advertising campaign begins.

• Grant Wahl has a Q&A with retired South African striker and former MLS player Shaun Bartlett. [

Sports Illustrated


Around the World

• And in today's foolishness from Manchester City... Carlos Tevez is one of the three best players in the world. [


] • Real Madrid still has hopes. They're slim, but they've got them. [

Sports Illustrated

] • Barcelona will not go after Cesc Fabregas. Yes they will. No they won't. Yes they will. [

Dirty Tackle


This weekend's TV highlights

England Saturday

· Manchester City vs. Manchester United, 6:30 a.m. -- ESPN 2

· Blackburn vs. Everton, 9 a.m. -- Fox Soccer Channel

· Tottenham vs. Chelsea, 11:30 a.m. -- FSC

· Fulham vs. Wolverhampton, 3:30 p.m. -- FSP


· Wigan vs. Arsenal, 7:30 a.m. -- FSP

· Portsmouth vs. Aston Villa, 10 a.m. -- FSC


· Liverpool vs. West Ham United, 2 p.m. -- ESPN 2

Italy Friday

· Inter Milan vs. Juventus, 1:30 p.m. -- FSC


· Sampdoria vs. AC Milan, 8 a.m. -- FSC

· Lazio vs. Roma, 1:30 p.m -- FSC

Germany Saturday

· Schalke 04 vs. Borussia Moenchengladbach, 8:30 a.m. -- ESPN Deportes

· Bayern Munich vs. Hanover, 3 p.m. -- GolTV Premiere


· Dortmund vs. Hoffenheim, 9:30 a.m. -- GolTV

Spain Saturday

· Espanyol vs. Barcelona, 1 p.m. -- GolTV

· Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid, 3 p.m. -- ESPN Deportes


· Real Madrid vs. Valencia, 2 p.m. -- ESPN Deportes

Mexico Saturday

· Monterrey vs. America, 5 p.m. -- Telemundo

· Pachuca vs. Toluca, 7 p.m. -- Telefutura

· Chivas vs. Atlas, 7 p.m. -- mun2, Telemundo


· Puebla vs. Cruz Azul, 12 p.m. -- ESPN Deportes


· Santos Laguna vs. San Luis, 7 p.m. -- Telefutura

Just for Fun

• This is anti-football. [

The Dirty Tackle

]• Wow... prank calls have gotten so personal. Probably not that safe for work. Via Failblog

• The title of the video steps on the joke a bit... but you'll still wince. Via loyal reader Joe.