Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Just who were these guys?
by Paul Kennedy, March 22nd, 2010 3:25PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  brazil, mls, new york red bulls


[BRAZIL] Less than 24 hours after their poor performance against the New York Red Bulls in the Red Bull Arena opener, Santos was back action, pounding Ituano, 9-1, in the Sao Paulo state championship with a completely different team. So which was which?

You guessed it, the Santos team that played so miserably against the Red Bulls consisted of second-string players plus 18-year-old star Neymar.

The first team (minus Neymar and the injured Robinho) faced Ituano.

Santos is the hottest team in the Paulista league with a 14-2-2 record in all competitions and an average of 3.3 goals per match.

Besides Neymar, Santos' other young stars include 20-year-old midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso, 19-year-old left back Wesley, and 19-year-old striker Andre, who scored three goals against Ituano to give him 10 goals in 15 league games.

Lineups:
Santos vs. Red Bulls –
Fabio Costa (Raphael 86), Aguiar, Alex Sandro (Wesley Santos 64), George Lucas, Alan Santos (Jefferson 82), Luciano Castan, Neymar, Germano, Breitner (Diego Monar 46), Giovanni (Marcel 46), Zezinho (Crystain 80)

Santos vs. Ituano -- Felipe, Wesley, Edu Dracena (Roberto Brum), Durval, Para (Ze Eduardo), Rodrigo Mancha, Arouca (Maikon), Marquinhos, Paulo Henrique Ganso, Madson, Andre.



0 comments
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: March 23, 2010 at 8:32 a.m.
    Hold the check on Santos...no pay for a no show...TV coverage of the game was horrendous...the ball was constantly disappearing from the screen. Bad opponent, bad coverage, sandy field; however, a historic occasion by leaving Giants Stadium in the dust.

  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: March 23, 2010 at 8:34 a.m.
    I'm glad that the Red Bulls kicked butt Saturday night sending Santos home with ther butts spanked. The Red Bulls have made the right selection of starters and it showed, Congrats to NYRB.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Ottawa holds Eddies to scoreless draw in first meeting    
[AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP] NASL clubs FC Edmonton and Ottawa opened the 2014 Amway Canadian Championship with ...
Third time is charm for Cruz Azul    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul, which lost in the first of the first two Concacaf Champions ...
Wright-Phillips adds to Dynamo misery with hat trick    
[MLS: Week 8] Bradley Wright-Phillips, who had been doubtful after coming down with a fever on ...
Weimer is latest player sidelined with ACL tear    
[NWSL: Week 3] Tiffany Weimer became the fifth NWSL player to be sidelined with an ACL ...
What They're Saying    
"We can go with confidence into the second leg. I think we played well. The opponent ...
Diego Simeone takes time for child's play    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Argentine Diego Simeone has been busy guiding Atletico Madrid to the ...
Top stands out for Arizona United FC    
[DOWN ON THE FARM] The aptly named Jonathan Top, on loan from FC Dallas to Arizona ...
What They're Saying    
"It's the most amazing experience we're ever going to have in this industry. It simply won't ...
Klinsmann: Dempsey strong start due to Fulham foundation    
[USA MEN] MLS may be the place to be for U.S. World Cup hopefuls, but national ...
Will one-goal lead be enough for Real Madrid?    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Karim Benzema's goal in the 19th minute gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives