In Stoppage-time is a weekly compilation of soccer happenings around the world, the USA, the Great State of Texas, and San Antonio.

Chelsea wins EPL race, United takes second. Chelsea only needed a tie to win its fourth English League title and as it turned out a sixth minute goal by Nicholas Anelka was all Chelsea needed as they cruised to an 8-0 win over Wigan. United, 4-0 winners over Stoke, could only watch their hopes dim as Chelsea scored goal after goal on the season’s final week. Chelsea will try to win another trophy this week as it takes on recently relegated Portsmouth in the FA Cup final this Saturday. The game will be on Fox Soccer Channel at 9 am.

Manchester United Selected to play MLS ALL-STARS. Major League Soccer announced last week that English giants Manchester United will be playing this year’s MLS All-Star team in the annual MLS All-Star game on July 28th at the 70,000 capacity Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. This will be the Manchester-based club’s first MLS All-Star game appearance and the fifth English side to face off against the league All-Star’s. Tickets for the game will go on sale to the public on May 30th. Stay tuned for more information on how you can join the Crocketteers at this game.

Dynamo continue their dominance over Chivas USA. The Houston Dynamo came away with their 11th straight victory over Chivas USA last Saturday with a 2-0 win at the Home Depot Center. Brad Davis scored a goal and set up Adrian Serioux for the second in the first 8 minutes as the Dynamo won their first game on the road. The Dynamo currently sit in second place of the Western Conference behind the LA Galaxy. The Dynamo played without forward Brian Ching, who is still nursing an injury.

FC Dallas wins second game in row. Jeff Cunningham scores in the 68th minute to give Dallas its second win of the season at the expense of hapless DC United. United (1-6-0) was shut out for the fifth time this season. Cunningham’s goal was his fourth in just six games. For the second straight game Kevin Hartman started at goal over Dario Sala. Has Hartman taken over the starting goalkeeper job?

Seattle Sounders to pay back fans after loss to the LA Galaxy. Upon losing 4-0 last weekend, GM Adrian Hanauer made the following statement, “ I’ve been on the phone with Joe Roth and Tod Leiweke this morning, and Gary Wright, and some of the people that I run the business with. And that performance last night wasn’t good enough. The effort wasn’t good enough. The execution wasn’t good enough. The heart wasn’t good enough. The passion wasn’t good enough. The only thing that was good enough was our fans. So we decided that we’re going to give our fans their money back for that game. Our season ticket holders. The people who were with us from the beginning, and will be with us in the future. We’re in this for the long haul. We need them to be in it for the long haul. That wasn’t Sounders soccer. And it was quite frankly embarrassing, humiliating, and they don’t deserve that. It’ll come in the form of credit against next year’s season tickets because we want people in for the long haul. It just wasn’t good enough. It’s not a precedent. We don’t plan on giving people money back every time we have a bad game. But as the owners of the club, we reserve the right to do whatever we think we need to do to treat our fans the way they’ve treated us.” Anyone ever hear any other American team do something like this?

Austin Aztex tie on the Road in Tampa. In the first ever USSF D-2 Pro League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field over 8,000 fans packed the converted baseball complex in Tampa Bay last Saturday. Austin was able to come away with a 2-2 draw in a game that saw 3 penalty kicks. The tie sent the Aztex to 10 points and tied for second in the USL conference. The Aztex are off to a fantastic start this season.
The next home game for the Aztex is this Sunday, May 16th. Game time is 6:00 pm. Tickets for the Crystal Palace Baltimore match on May 16, as well as season tickets are available now. All season tickets are flex tickets and can be used in any combination for any regular season game. To purchase your tickets, please visit www.austinaztex.com or call 512-335-8881.

Houston Dynamo to play in Corpus Christi. The Houston Dynamo will play an exhibition match vs the Laredo Heat on Thursday, June 10, 2010 in Corpus Christi, Texas at Whataburger field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team. If you would like to purchase tickets to sit with the Crocketteers please go to our website and purchase your ticket no later than this Friday, May 14, 2010 by 12 noon.
http://crocketteers.com/2010/03/30/dynamo-to-play-in-ryan-sanders-shootout-corpus-christi/

US Soccer Names its preliminary 30 man roster for the World Cup. U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has submitted to FIFA the 30-man preliminary roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. From this list, a squad of 23 players must be chosen by June 1 for the final roster that will travel to South Africa. The 30 players will begin reporting to Princeton, N.J., on May 15 for the start of training camp, with field sessions beginning two days later. Story and roster courtesy of US Soccer.
PRE-WORLD CUP TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

U.S. TRAINING CAMP ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS (12): DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers), Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), José Torres (Pachuca)
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Puebla), Eddie Johnson (Aris Thessaloniki)

Soccer on TV. Courtesy of Soccer America. Http://www.socceramerica.com
TUESDAY, May 11

FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL
Copa Libertadores CHIVAS GUADALAJARA-LIBERTAD (live) 8 pm.

FOX SOCCER PLUS
England League Championship Promotion Playoff NOTTINGHAM FOREST-BLACKPOOL (live) 1:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, May 12

DIRECTV (461)
Europa League Final, ATLETICO MADRID-FULHAM (live) 1:45 pm

FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL
Copa Libertadores FLAMENGO-U DE CHILE (live) 5:30 pm.
Copa Libertadores CRUZEIRO-SAO PAULO (live) 7:30 pm.

GOL TV
Uruguay PENAROL-NACIONAL (live) 6:30 pm.

THURSDAY, May 13

ESPN2
MLS REAL SALT LAKE-HOUSTON DYNAMO (live) 8 pm.

ESPN DEPORTES
MLS REAL SALT LAKE-HOUSTON DYNAMO (live) 8 pm.

FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL
Copa Libertadores INTERNACIONAL-ESTUDIANTES (live) 7 pm.

GOL TV
Europa League ATL. MADIRD-FULHAM (delay) 7 pm.

TELEMUNDO
Friendly MEXICO-ANGOLA (live) 8 pm.

FRIDAY, May 14
no live games

SATURDAY, May 15

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
FA Cup Final CHELSEA-PORTSMOUTH (live) 9 am.
MLS KANSAS CITY-CHICAGO (live) 7:30 pm.

FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL
FA Cup Final CHELSEA-PORTSMOUTH (live) 9 am.
MLS KANSAS CITY-CHICAGO (delay) 11:30 pm.

FOX SOCCER PLUS
England League One Promotion Playoff tba (live) 6 am.
England League Two Promotion Playoff tba (live) 12 pm.
FA Cup Final CHELSEA-PORTSMOUTH (delay) 2 pm.

TELEFUTURA
MLS PHILADELPHIA-DALLAS (live) 3 pm.

MLS DIRECT KICK
MLS NEW ENGLAND-SAN JOSE (live) 5 pm.
MLS NEW YORK-SEATTLE (live) 6:30 pm.
MLS LOS ANGELES-TORONTO (live) 9:30 pm.

SUNDAY, May 16

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
Italy TBA (live) 8 am.
Italy TBA (delay) 10 am.
Italy TBA (delay) 1 pm.
WPS ATLANTA BEAT-WASHINGTON FREEDOM (live) 5 pm.
Argentina TBA (delay) 10 pm.

FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL
Italy SIENA-INTER MILAN (live) 8 am.
Italy CHIEVO-ROMA (delay) 1:30 pm.
Argentina TBA (delay) 4 pm.
Italy AC MILAN-JUVENTUS (delay) 7 pm.

FOX SOCCER PLUS
Italy TBA (live) 8 am.
Italy TBA (delay) 1 pm.
Argentina TBA (delay) 6 pm.

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James Hope

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