..coming with reserves..

Friendly International, Canada – Trinidad & Tobago

Montreal Impact's Evan James, middle, in action for Canada's Olympic team.

DOBSON ON CANADA: YOUNGSTERS GET A CHANCE

Make no mistake about it, from Canada’s point of view, Wednesday’s friendly against Trinidad and Tobago in Florida has very little to do with preparing for the World Cup qualifiers in September.

The FIFA international date is on the calendar, at least for now, so Canadian coach Stephen Hart would be foolish not to take advantage of it, even if his he has other reasons for doing so.

On the 18-man roster there are probably ten or so players who will get the call for the meaningful qualifying matches down the road. The remaining group is a combination of fringe players and youngsters that Hart doesn’t get to see very often. And so it’s important to get them worked into the national team set-up and monitor their progress.

Lucas Cavallini is a perfect example. Hart did get a look at the young forward during the Olympic qualification tournament in the spring, but since he plays professionally in Uruguay, there are not many other opportunities. Cavallini is yet to be capped at the senior level and a friendly doesn’t count, but you can bet Hart is keeping close tabs on the Toronto-born striker, as he has Argentine ties through his father.

Cavallini is one of four players on the roster born in the 1990s. Toronto FC’s Doneil Henry, the Montreal Impact’s Evan James and the Vancouver Whitecaps Russell Teibert are the others.

All four were solid contributors on that Olympic team and there’s no doubt Hart is hoping they can all develop into players that can help the cause down the road. This is the first senior call up for all of them.

If you are wondering why there are hardly any European-based players on the team, it’s because this nonsensical FIFA international window is only 72 hours long and teams don’t have to release players until 48 hours before kickoff.

It doesn’t make much sense to try and bring in players from Europe under those circumstances. You’d be doing the player more harm than good. Watch for this FIFA date to disappear completely before too long.

For now it’s here, Hart will use it, and he’ll hopefully learn some things about some young players that perhaps he didn’t know. But solid preparation for the World Cup qualifiers in September this is not. Perhaps a year from now some of these players will be in the picture. The question is will Canada still be in the picture by then — or by November is more to the point.

Copa Chile 

Iberia – U. De Concepcion

U de Concepcion will save his main players for league game and play with reserves against 3rd league club (segunda division)

A. Italiano – U. Catolica

This game already start (0-1) but maybe you can take it live, Catolica is rotating, will use lot reserves

Universidad Católica es el actual campeón de la Copa Chile. El elenco cruzado es el vigente monarca, tras haber derrotado en la final del año pasado a Magallanes.

Desde las 12.30, los dirigidos por el uruguayo Martín Lasarte enfrentan a Audax Italiano en La Florida a las 12.00. Eso sí, lo harán con un equipo alternativo, totalmente diferente al que dispuso en la derrota en Talca ante Rangers, en la última fecha disputada del Torneo de Clausura.

De este modo, el charrúa pondrá en el arco a Fabián Cerda. Línea de cuatro defensas con Claudio Sepúlveda, Eduardo Villagra, Marco Biskupovic y Marcelo Pérez. En mediocampo irán Gonzalo Sepúlveda, Santiago Dittborn, Pablo González y Matías Mier; y en ataque jugarán Kevin Harbottle y Francisco Pizarro.

“Son oportunidades que se dan y la voy a aprovechar al dos mil por ciento”, expresó el arquero Cerda, habitual suplente de Christopher Toselli.

En cuanto al partido ante Audax, Pablo González aseguró que “tuvimos un amistoso de pretemporada con Audax y nos hicieron ver muy mal. Pero tenemos lo nuestro y tenemos que demostrarlo en la cancha”.

En tanto, también por Copa Chile, Unión La Calera recibe a Universidad de Chile en Quillota. También en la Quinta Región, Unión San Felipe juega de local ante Barnechea, y en Calama Cobreloa enfrenta al líder de la Primera B San Marcos de Arica.

Copa Colombia, Junior – La Equidad

junior is better team (specially when La Equidad leave some important players). But, today la equidad with almost full squad while Junior rotate.

Probables formaciones

Junior: Carlos Rodríguez; Iván Vélez, Diego Amaya, Andrés González, Arol Reyes; Luis Carlos Ruiz, Luis Narváez, Bréiner Belalcázar, Maicol Balanta; ‘Pichú’ Núñez, Carlos Rentería.
DT: José E. Hernández

Equidad: Julián Mesa; Elvis González, Flavio Córdoba, Stephen Barrientos, Darwin Andrade; Dáger Palacios, Juan Carlos Quintero, Donald Millán, Freddy Hinostroza; Wilson Morelos y Mario Jiménez. DT: Alexis García.

evening leagues / cups (coming with reserves)

   argentina, brazil, ecuador, colombia   

   – Copa do Brasil –  

Palmeiras – Atletico-PR  (2-2 on aggr)

..should be home win with this squad but i will not take it..

Palmeiras out: Hernán Barcos, suspenso, Daniel Carvalho e Wesley, e Artur e Thiago Heleno

Palmeiras 11: Bruno, Cicinho, Maurício Ramos, Henrique e Juninho; Márcio Araújo, Marcos Assunção, João Vitor e Valdivia; Mazinho (Luan) e Betinho.

Atl Pr out: Bruno Costa, Paulo Baier, Renan Rocha

Atletico Pr 11: Rodolfo; Pablo, Manoel, Renan Foguinho e Heracles; Deivid, Alan Bahia, Zezinho e Martín Ligüera; Edigar Junio e Bruno Mineiro.

Goias – Sao Paulo  (0-2 on aggr)

Almost same squad which won 2-0 so maybe x2 good option

Goiás out: Amaral, Felipe Amorim e Valmir Lucas

Goias 11: Harlei; Peter, Ernando, Rafael Toloi e Egídio; Marcos Paulo, Thiago Mendes, Ramon, Thiago Humberto e Ricardo Goulart; Iarley.

São Paulo out: Rogério Ceni, Wellington, Cañete, Paulo Miranda e Denilson, além de Fabrício

Sao first 11: Denis; Rhodolfo, Bruno Uvini e Edson Silva; Douglas, Casemiro, Cícero, Jadson e Cortez; Lucas e Luis Fabiano.

  Ecuador Primera A  

LDU Loja – Olmedo

6 round before end of 1st phase LDU Loja and Independiente has same number of points, 29 (few other clubs aldo very near). So there will be big fight and every mistake means a lot, who make mistake can loose much.

In this game ‘mistake’ would be not to won at home worst team in league. Olmedo is very poor team, won just two games and away loose all 8 games (3-23).
Hosts without injuries and missing players. Also, no players called up for national team.
Olmedo without first choice keeper Molina (gk 11/0), Arce (df 8/0), Corozo (df 10/0), Romero (mf 13/0) and Monteverde (mf 6/0). Of course i dont need mention they have no national players.
I have no doubt here, i expect easy home win and odds in paddy power are too good not to be taken
Betting option: Euro handicap (1X2)
Pick: -1eh LDU
Odds: 2.4
Bookmaker: Paddy Power
Date: May-24-2012
Category: Ecuadorian football

Independiente J. T. – Barcelona SC

Title fight (few other clubs too), also Independiente on high (2500) while is Barca on 9 meters and i look on Ecuador national squad for friendly and saw inportant Barca’s players there but seems they are still not with national team, they will play this game so no bet

Deportivo  Cuenca – Manta

Altitude difference, Cuenca on 2512 meters while Manta on 14 m altitude. I was also thinking about home win on this odds but Cuenca has striker problems, one is suspended by club (took penalty to shoot and miss – coach didnt tell him to shoot), other come from leg surgery and not yet readdy, third also out..Manta newer won in Cuenca but i wont on this problems..

   copa argentina  

Depoptivo Merlo – Tigre  merlo +1ah @ 1,7 (or +1,5 @ 1,4for some double)

Tigre because of important league games will use reserves: Daniel Islas (gk 1/0), Nico Martínez (df 0/0), Lema (df  7/0), Carlos Casteglione (df 24/1), Juan Carlos Blengio (df 18/0), Martín Galmarini (mf 17/0 – start 11, 984 min – he is suspended for league game so he plays), Matías Escobar (mf 13/1 – 2 in startiung line up, 345 min), Emmanuel Pío (mf 20/1- 9 started, 895 min ), Rubén Botta (mf 7/0, 1 in starting line up, 160 mi), Javier Carrasco (mf 24/3 – 1 time in first 11, 611 min), Diego Ftacla  (att 2/0, 25 min)

Substitutions: Agustín Cousillas (gk 0/0), Erik Godoy (df 0/0), Maxi Montero (df 1/0), Lucas Menossi (df  0/0), Kevin Itabel (mf 0/0), Alexis Castro (mf 0/0), Cristian Bordacahar (att 0/0), Leandro Leguizamón (att  2/0)

  copa postobon – colombia  

 

BARRANQUILLA VS. UNIAUTÓNOMA dnb1

Barranquilla: Luis Valencia (17/0); Ronald Herrera (11/0), Oidel Pérez (15/0), Dámaso Pichón (12/0) y Germán Gutiérrez (15/0); Jairo Umaña 15/0, José Luis Guardo 9/0. Ricardo 12/1 y Leiner Escalante 15/0, Sergio Martínez 13/5 y Emil Cardales 14/6

Uniautonoma: Juan David Veloza 0/0 Orlando Niebles 14/1, Víctor Palacio (11/0), Carlos Henao (16/2) y Óscar Arce (10/1); Fidel Hernández (6/0), Javier Flórez (15/0), Daniel Machacón (15/0) y Ricardo Ciciliano (11/3); Michael Barrios (14/7) y Harry Castillo (15/3)

CÚCUTA DEPORTIVO VS. PATRIOTAS

Cucuta: Carlos Barahona (4/0); Jairo Suarez (13/0), Yésid Martínez (8/0), Elkin Serrano (11/0), Mauricio Duarte (2/0); Sebastián Botero (8/0), Mauricio Arquez (9/0), Luis Fernando Iriarte (11/1), Eduardo Sarabia (3/0); Carlos Herrera (15/2) y Víctor Uribe (6/1)

Patriotas: Álvaro Solís (6/0); John Cano (15/0), Alexis González (12/0), Juan Muriel (3/0), Gustavo López (4/0); Oscar Martínez (15/0), Samir Palacios (5/0), Leonardo Pico (6/0), Nicolás Carreño (1/0); Javier Estupiñán (12/1) y Rodrigo Cubilla (8/1)

MILLONARIOS VS. LA EQUIDAD

Millionarios: Luis Delgado (1/0), Lewis, Ochoa (17/0), Pedro Franco (15/2), Ignacio Ithurralde (10/1), Jarol Martínez (10/0); Carlos Padilla (3/0), Elkin Blanco (8/0), Luis Mosquera (14/0), José Luis Tancredi (0/0); Erick Moreno (12/2), Matías Urbano (10/0)

La Equidad: Julián Meza (8/0), Victor Giraldo (9/0), Román Torres (12/0), Sebastián Zapata (0/0), Elvis González (6/0), John Freddy Zea (3/0), Juan Carlos Quintero (13/0), Mateo Camacho (0/0), Franck Pachecho (3/0), Victor Guaza (15/3) y Walter Cubilla (0/0)

ENVIGADO VS. ITAGÜÍ dnb 1 @ 2,2

Envigado: Jimmy Schmidt; Éder Munive, Camilo Pérez, Andrés Orozco, Frank Fabra; Freddy Hurtado, Johnny Mosquera, Yulián Mejía, Néider Morantes; Julián Figueroa y John Córdoba.

Envigado play for proud, Itaqui need but hosts play with good squad while Itagui mix lot

Itagui: Cadavid; Marlon Piedrahita, Juan Sebastian Céspedes, Samuel Vanegas, Yesid Caro; Mauricio Restrepo, Daniel Arango, Mauricio Gómez, Jefferson Ángulo; Yessid Mena y Eduard Góngora.

BOYACÁ CHICÓ VS. ALIANZA PETROLERA

Boyaca much stronger, league above Alianza, they are on high, so also altitude advebntage but i cannot fing their squad (so will not go for hendicep without squad – they have importabnt game later)

Alianza: Santiago Rodas; Didimo Aponza, Juan Diego Uribe, Rubén Jaramillo, Santiago Saraz; David Agudelo, Rafael Carrascal, Camilo García, Gerson Ruiz; Jeison Devoz y Jaffet del Portillo.

copas

Copa Mustang/Posebon (colombia)

Cúcuta Deportivo – Boyacá Chicó

Cucuta with 7 changes in starting line up
Cucuta: Williams Buenaños; Luis F. Iriarte, Yesid Martínez, Jonathan Lozano, Mauricio Duarte, Luis Núñez; Carlos Caicedo, Edson Navarro, Cristian Arévalo; Martin García y Eduardo Sarabia.

Chico: Cristian Bonilla; Pedro Pino, Janeiler Rivas, Juan Deusa, Luis Plutarco; Yeison Gordillo, Jorge Vidal; Eybir Bonaga, Alex del Castillo; Jeisen Núñez, Alfredo Padilla.

ATLÉTICO BUCARAMANGA VS. ALIANZA PETROLERA

Posible formación Bucaramanga: Nicolás Vikonis; Sergio Manosalva, Raúl Cuesta, Felipe Arboleda, Fernando Monroy; Alex “Conejo” Jaramillo, Yeison Chacón, Jonathan Lara, Daniel Murillo; Camilo Piedrahita y Luis Alexander Mosquera.

Posible formación Petrolera: Santiago Rodas, Didimo Aponza, David Valencia, Camilo Palacio, Santiago Saraz; Manuel Estrada, Rafael Carrascal, Juan Pérez, Santiago Estrada; Juan Ramírez y Jaffet del Portillo

Deportivo Cali – Depor

Cali favorite, depor is league lower, deportivo will rotate but manny players has first league expirience. Depor play with their strong squad to won firts time in cup (but they couldnt rest, played league game 48 hours before game). Depor: Javier Dussan; Geison Montaño, David Álvarez, Oscar Valencia, Wilmer Largacha; Andrés Burgos, Stiven Tapiero, Brayan Restrepo, Santiago Carabalí; Edier Tello y Víctor Salazar.

FORTALEZA VS. ATLÉTICO HUILA

Huila will come on 2548 meters (they are on 440 m).
Fortaleza: Alignment with which he faced the previous game against Sports Quindío could undergo some changes if we consider that Jorge Lozano, Carlos Escamilla, John Sandoval, Omar Rodriguez and Luis Fernando Sanchez acted last Saturday against Academy.
Counting the commitment of the first date and are 3 times that rivaled. Two of them were in Neiva with victory for opitas by 1-0 (Red Henry) in 2011 and 3-1 (Alvaro Barros, Armando Carrillo and Gonzalez Worth, Diego Gomez) last February 15. The only meeting in Zipaquira, was the first to have Fortaleza for this competition.
A party out of the ordinary that was played February 23, 2011. Although Fortaleza won 3-0 with annotations: Luis Zuleta, Carlos Vilarete and Yoiver Gozález, the game ended before 45 minutes after the break, more specifically after 12 minutes of the final period after the expulsion of Carlos Abella, since the preceded him out of Andres Rueda and Oscar Andrade. By subtraction of matter could not continue the game.

Huila: Juan Carlos Mosquera, Palacios, Juan David Moya, Hugo Soto, Jonathan Murillo, Óscar Rueda, Baldomero Perlaza, Miguel Carabalí, Carlos Valencia, Digno Gonzales y César Hurtado. D.T: Wilman Conde.

Deportes Tolima – Once Caladas

Tolima: Jánner Serpa; Eduard Pinzón, Breyner Bonilla, Dávinson Monsalve, Darío Bustos; Mike Campaz, Gustavo Bolívar; Henry Rojas, Paolo Frangipane; Yimmi Chará y Wílmer Parra.

Suplentes: Éder Chaux, Julián Hurtado, David Silva, Carlos Preciado y Wilson Morelos.

Once Caladas: Posible Formación: Juan Carlos Henao, Jamel Ramos, Diego Amaya, Luis Vergara, Luis Carlos Murillo, Mauricio Casierra, Mario González, Anthony Tapia, Ayron del Valle, Dayro Moreno y Jair Reinoso.

Copa do Brasil

Portuguesa – Bahia

Portuguesa out: Ivan, Marcelo Cordeiro,
Portuguesa line up: Wéverton; Luis Ricardo, Rogério, Renato e Raí; Wilson Matias, Guilherme, Léo Silva e Henrique; Ananias e Ricardo Jesus.

Bahia out: Coelho e Gutiérrez, Souza
Bahia line up: Marcelo Lomba; Madson, Rafael Donato, Titi e Gerley; Fahel, Hélder, Magno e Gabriel; Lulinha e Júnior.

Goias – Atletico-MG

Goias out: Junio Vicosa, Marinho
Goias line up: Harlei; Peter, Rafael Toloi, Valmir Lucas e Egídio; Amaral, Thiago Mendes, Ramon, Thiago Humberto e Ricardo Goulart; Iarley.

Atletico MG out: leonardo Silva, Rafael Marques
Atletico line up: Giovanni; Marcos Rocha, Réver, Luiz Eduardo e Richarlyson; Pierre (Fillipe Soutto), Leandro Donizete, Danilinho, Bernard e Escudero (Fillipe Soutto); André.

Parana – Palmeiras

Paraná out: Luís Carlos
Parana line up: Thiago Rodrigues; Paulo Henrique, André Vinícius, Alex Bruno e Henrique; Alex Alves, Douglas Packer, Wendel e Luisinho; Elias e Nilson.

Palmeiras out: Luan, Maikon Leite, Chico, Artur e Thiago Heleno, Wesley

palmeiras line up: Deola, Cicinho, Maurício Ramos, Henrique e Juninho; Márcio Araújo, Marcos Assunção, João Vitor e Valdivia; Fernandão (Mazinho ou Vinícius) e Barcos.