Friday, February 8, 2008

Dynamo to say aloha to Sydney FC

Dynamo finally learned today that Sydney FC will be their first round foe in the Pan Pacific Championships later this month in Hawaii.

Sydney were 2-0 losers in the A-League semifinals to the Queensland Roar earlier this morning our time.

Sydney suffered the loss without Brazilian playmaker Juninho, who was injured. What's more, the starter from Brazil's 2002 World Cup championship campaign and a former player with Celtic in 04-05, even if healthy, may not appear in the PPC since he is now apparently out of contract with the closure of Sydney's league campaign. We'll see about that.

Dynamo and Sydney play at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Honolulu, but that'll be 12:30 a.m. Feb. 21 here in Orangeville. The Men in Orange will take the nightcap after the Gals face Gamba Osaka from the J League at 6 p.m. Hawaii time and 10 p.m. here. Times are the same for Feb. 23/24. Losers face off in the early game, while winners play for the tourney title after that.

Her are highlights of Sydney's game with the Roar from a few weeks ago. The Syds are in blue and the ones with, I have to say, some amazingly atrocious finishing. Then below that are the highlights of their game against the Gals in November.


Hamish said...

G'day from Australia. Thanks for commenting over on my blog. Thought I better check things out here.

U-Tube highlights of the second Queensland vs Sydney game are here.

Martek said...

Thanks for the link Hamish. This should be fun, though I was hoping Sydney would face the Gals again. I became an instant fan after you guys pasted them the last time around! Still, if my Dynamo are lucky, then hopefully Sydney will get another shot at the Gals in the Saturday game.