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HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH
4 - 2 (Bellamy 2, Hines, Noble)
17 July 2008
COLUMBUS CREW : Columbus Crew Stadium
1 - 0 (Hines)
19 July 2008
3 - 1 (Hines, Sears, [og])
26 July 2008
West Ham players and staff had a long travel day Friday and some didn't arrive in Columbus until 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Yet, manager Alan Curbishley had them on the Crew Stadium field for a light workout by 11 a.m. under sunny skies as the temperature soared to 88 degrees. The conditions were a good 25 degrees cooler and much grayer when they left London.
"We knew the logistics. We knew how it was going to be, I'm impressed with the Crew pitch and the stadium. It's just right for us. We're looking forward to tomorrow night being really our first competitive game. We obviously had a long journey yesterday and we fully expected that," Curbishley said. "We used this morning to get the legs down and this afternoon to try to win more balls. It's the start of our third week. We plan six weeks before we're ready to go. This is all part of it."
Columbus Crew Stadium
3 - 1 (Ashton, Reid, [og])
20 July 2008
A halftime brawl between more than 100 fans marred an exhibition match Sunday between West Ham United of the English Premier League club and the MLS' Columbus Crew. The fights, which overshadowed West Ham United's 3-1 win, began when a handful of West Ham supporters, some wearing the team's claret and blue colors, entered the northeast corner of the stadium where the Crew's most boisterous supporters typically gather. Crew supporters began directing chants toward the rival fans, and fights quickly broke out between more than 100 Crew fans and at least 30 West Ham fans. Columbus police officers and Crew Stadium security staff eventually separated the groups. Highway Patrol officers arrested one fan outside the stadium for disorderly conduct, Patrol spokeswoman Anne Ralston said. A dispatcher didn't know whether Columbus police had made any arrests inside the stadium. West Ham forward Dean Ashton scored the game's first goal, a blistering low shot that flew past Andy Gruenebaum in the sixth minute. Forward Jason Garey put Columbus on the scoreboard in the 20th minute, leaping to head home a bending crossing pass from Cory Elenio. Crew midfielder Brad Evans inadvertently doubled West Ham's advantage by scoring into his own goal in the 26th minute. Kyle Reid completed the scoring for West Ham with a close-range goal in the 53rd minute. West Ham manager Alan Curbishley said afterwards "It was a terrific game for us. We needed that sort of a workout,". "We took the MLS game because we wanted to come to America. We wanted to show people what we're about."
Columbus Crew Matchday Poster
MLS All-Star Official Player's Party
MLS ALL-STARS : BMO Field
2 - 3 (Ashton 2)
24 July 2008
Etherington (Boa Morte)
TORONTO — Chicago midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored one goal and helped set up another, and Houston midfielder Dwayne DeRosario snapped a tie with a penalty kick to give the MLS All-Stars a 3-2 victory over English Premier League team West Ham United 3-2 on Thursday night. The All-Stars are unbeaten in five years against foreign opponents. Blanco was chosen as the game's most valuable player. Forward Dean Ashton scored both goals for West Ham, which beat MLS' Columbus Crew 3-1 in an exhibition match on Sunday that was marred by a halftime brawl between more than 100 fans.Los Angeles midfielder David Beckham played the entire game and earned an assist in his first MLS All-Star appearance. Beckham came close to scoring in the 40th minute, but his low free kick was headed away by West Ham defender Calum Davenport. The England international had two more opportunities early in the second half, running onto a loose ball inside the 18-yard box but shooting high and just wide. He misses wide again on a free kick minutes later. West Ham opened the scoring in the 26th minute when Carlton Cole's header sent Ashton in alone on goal. Ashton, who made his international debut for England last month, coolly fired a low shot past New England goalkeeper Matt Reis and into the bottom corner. The lead was short-lived, as Beckham and Blanco teamed up to help the MLS All-Stars tie it one minute later. Blanco's clever back-heel on Beckham's pass from midfield sent Colorado midfielder Christian Gomez into the 18-yard box, and he scored with a low shot under West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green. Blanco put the All-Stars in front 2-1 with a brilliant goal just before halftime. Dallas midfielder Juan Toja slid a short pass to Blanco, who eluded Scott Parker and curled a shot into a far corner, beyond Green's outstretched arms.
Ashton tied it at 2-all in the 68th minute when his long shot deflected off Kansas City defender Jimmy Conrad and past Reis. Again, the MLS wasted little time in replying. Referee Mauricio Navarro pointed to the penalty spot after Lucas Neill brought down DeRosario inside the penalty box. With the record crowd of 20,844 roaring for the Toronto native, DeRosario blasted his shot off the underside of the crossbar. The ball then took a fortunate bounce into the back of the net. West Ham's Luis Boa Morte almost tied it in the final minute of regular time, but shot wide. DeRosario nearly added a second soon after, but Green dove to palm away his deflected free kick.
SOUTHAMPTON : Ted Bates Trophy
2 - 0 (Bellamey 2)
29 July 2008
0 - 0
30 July 2008
St Mary's Stadium
2 - 2 (Davenport, Hines)
1 August 2008
New Recreation Ground
1 - 2 (Hines)
2 August 2008
2 - 0 (Boa Morte, Collison)
5 August 2008
5 - 3 (Ashton 3, Bellamy, Noble)
4 August 2008
1 - 1 (Cole)
9 August 2008
3 - 0 (Edgar, Jeffery, Stanislas)
11 August 2008
A Carlton Cole strike had given the Hammers an early lead after just 80 seconds. However that was cancelled out shortly before the half-time whistle by Santi Cazorla. The Hammers once again featured triallist Ben Thatcher in the starting line-up. Back in the side after injury were Matthew Etherington and Carlton Cole, whilst Valon Behrami made his home debut. The Hammers made a dream start when Cole finished an incisive move started by Matthew Upson. The centre-half - who later handed two replica kits to Stephanie Moore to mark the retirement of Bobby Moore's number six shirt - sent a ball over the top for Matthew Etherington to chase. The winger, making his return to first team action after a lengthy lay-off pulled the ball back for Cole to score from close range. Cole had a similar chance to make it 2-0 to the Hammers just after the half hour mark. It proved to be a costly miss as Villarreal equalised nine minutes ahead of the break through Cazorla, who played a neat (headed) one-two before firing past Rob Green from an acute angle. The second half saw more fouls than goalscoring opportunities and a number of players from both sides were booked by fussy referee Rob Styles, who appeared to have forgotten he was officiating a friendly. The Hammers thought they had snatched a late winner when, just eight minutes from full time, substitute Freddie Sears converted a Julien Faubert corner which had been nodded on by Calum Davenport. However Sears' effort was ruled out for offside; a marginal but probably correct decision. As a result of the draw the Bobby Moore Cup, the latest incarnation of which was being played for the first time today will be shared by the two clubs.
Playing subs: McNaughton, Abdullah, Okus, Montano
Playing subs: Kearns, Lee, Fry
Playing subs: O'Neill, Payne, Edgar, Ejolfsson
Playing subs: Harvey, Widdowson, O'Neill, Stanislas, Stokes
Payne, U'Gala, Miller, Kearns, Harvey, Jeffery, Stokes
Playing subs: Edgar, Lee, Kearns, Abdullah
The HKFC IP Global International Soccer7s
(Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley 29 - 31 May 2009)
11th Torneo Internazionale Garda - Italy
10 April 2009
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10th April 2009
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Bobby Moore Cup
9 August 2008
Pre-Season Tour to USA
20 - 24 July 2008
HKFC CAPTAINS SELECT
EASTLEIGH FC (Shield Semi-Final)
CITIZEN (Shield Final)
3 - 0
30 May 2009
3 - 0
30 May 2009
0 - 1
30 May 2009
1 - 2
31st May 2009
2 - 0
31 May 2009
0 - 0 (lost on penalties)
31 May 2009
West Ham United have been drawn in Group B in the Hong Kong FC IP Global Soccer Sevens tournament. Reserve team manager Alex Dyer will lead an eleven-strong squad to the tournament, which will be held at Hong Kong FC in Happy Valley, between 29 and 31 May.
Marek Stech, Bondz N'Gala, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Georg Crasser, Josh Payne, Junior Stanislas, Oliver Lee, Daniel Kearns, Anthony Edgar, Zavon Hines and Freddie Sears will represent the Hammers at the prestigious tournament.
West Ham will not be in action on the opening day of competition, but will begin their challenge with a fixture against Hong Kong FC Captain's Select at 9.48am local time on Saturday 30 May.
Dyer's young squad will take on Sheffield FC at 12.12pm before completing their group stage fixtures against the Australian Institute of Sport Under-I8s at 2.18pm.
Group A contains Glasgow Rangers, Chinese side Chengau Blades and Hong Kong irst Division outfitTuen Mun Pro Goal. Group C will see Aston Villa, Citizens, Birmingham City and Singapore Cricket Club do battle, while Group D consists of Glasgow Celtic YauYee Select (Hong Kong), Eastleigh FC and Kitchee Invitational.
Cup and plate competitions will follow on Sunday 31 May.