Some Soccer News for Feb 5, 2016
The Super Bowl. Jeff Johnson writes a letter about Hardee's to Jerry Richardson the owner of the Carolina Panthers. From McSweeney. Oh, and who's going to win the big game?
Next for the USMNT:
-Fri Feb 5
USA v Canada - 9:15pm CT on FS1.
- Detailed preview of the game.
- USA hopes to work on their defensive effort v Canada. And some good "Notes" at the end of the article. By Doug McIntyre of ESPNFC.
- So who is this Jerome Kiesewetter anyway? By Scott French of MLSsoccer.com.
Should the USMNT be worried about the form of Tim Howard and Brad Guzan? By Noah Davis of ESPNFC.
4 more fun games this weekend:
-Sat Feb 6
Man City v Leicester - 6:45am on NBC Sports
Hertha v Dortmund - 8:30am on FS1
Leverkusen vs Bayern - 11:30am on Fox
-Sun Feb 7
Pumas v Pachuca - 12:00pm on Univision Deportes, Univision
This drone footage of the Syrian city of Hom is one of the most breathtakingly brutal things I have ever seen. Its beyond sad. Its embarrassing that fellow humans would do this to each other. From the Guardian. Thanks to Alex.
- The team begins preseason training. Some interesting tidbits of news in the "Notes" section at the end. By Brian Quarstad of Vida y Deportes.
- Have signed 33 year old German goalkeeper Kristian Nicht from Indy Eleven.
- Being linked to 31 year old centerback Dekel Keinan from Maccabi Haifa. From Joshua Halickman an Isreali journalist.
- The latest plans for the training facility at the National Sports Center. Also by Brian Quarstad this time for Northern Pitch.
- What about development in and around the new stadium? What will that consist of? By Peter Callaghan of MinnPost.
Catching up with former Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact head coach Frank Klopas. By Guillermo Rivera of Chicago Now.
Introducing San Antonio FC
All the details including dates for the 2016 US Open Cup tournament. From US Soccer.
One of the forgotten "Yanks abroad" is Eric Lichaj at Nottingham Forest. Whats going on with him these days? By Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now.
Sunderland AFC, where Jozy Altidore suffered and DeAndre Yedlin flounders, is "stale, rotten and about to be relegated." By Chris Thomas of the Guardian.
Notorious NPSL team Detroit City has crowd sourced $400,000 to renovate a historic stadium. By John Niyo of the Detroit News.
- Here is more on the stadium plans.
Samuel Eto'o tells us that we don't know the real Jose Mourinho - a very good person. By Four Four Two. (Editors note: I am a huge fan of Mourinho.)
Lets end the week with some longform action! Here is a full person-by-person rundown of the entire current FIFA scandal from start till today. By James Tyler of ESPNFC.
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