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Morning Read: Dos A Cero en Columbus, Parte Cuatro?

The Columbus Crew head man wants his stadium to host United States-Mexico in late 2013; Alejandro Bedoya tallies but loses to Steve Cherundolo; Clint Dempsey talks... fashion.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
November 09, 2012
3:56 AM
  • Columbus Crew president and GM Mark McCullers said Crew Stadium is “the obvious choice” to host the World Cup qualifier vs. Mexico scheduled for September 10, 2013. The U.S. has played its last three home qualifiers against Mexico (2001, 2005, and 2009) in Columbus, winning them all 2-0.

  • Brek Shea underwent surgery Thursday to remove a bone in his right foot and will need 12 to 14 weeks to recover. The next World Cup qualifier is a little less than 13 weeks away, so the 22-year-old probably won’t be ready in time.

  • Alejandro Bedoya scored in Helsingborg’s 3-2 Europa League loss to Steve Cherundolo’s Hannover. Bedoya’s goal completed a comeback from two down, but Hannover converted a penalty in stoppage to win. Cherundolo went the full 90 for the winning side.

    In other Europa League action, Clint Dempsey played the final eight minutes of Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Maribor, Spurs’ first win in the competition after draws in the first three group matches. Terrence Boyd played 81 minutes and picked up a yellow card in Rapid Vienna’s 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen. Vienna is the only club in the Europa League on zero points. Mix Diskerud came on as a sub for the final 28 minutes of Rosenborg’s 3-1 loss to Metalist Kharkiv. Josh Gatt started and came off at halftime of Molde’s 2-1 loss to Steaua Bucurestia.

  • Nick DeLeon scored in the 88th minute of a scoreless match, giving D.C. United a 2-1 aggregate victory over the New York Red Bulls. The win sends United into the Eastern Conference finals where they’ll meet the Houston Dynamo.

    Out west, the Sounders also left it late with Mario Martinez’s 81st-minute winner securing Seattle’s passage to the conference finals with a 1-0 aggregate over Real Salt Lake.

  • DaMarcus Beasley, currently on 97 caps, is eager to make it to the century mark. “It’d be great,” the 30-year-old told MLSSoccer.com. “I’ve only three left to go, so I hope I get the opportunity to do that. I’ve got to keep working with Puebla and hope it works out for the best.” Beasley has played in only one U.S. match in 2012, coming on as a sub for the second half of the historic win in Mexico.

  • Despite a disappointing end to the season, Alan Gordon is optimistic that the Supporters’ Shield-winning San Jose Earthquakes will be back. "We're going to be here and we're going to be together for a long time," Gordon said. "This is not the end for us."

  • Here's some hard-hitting journalism regarding Clint Dempsey's fashion sense. Don't act like you don't want to click.

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