Friday, February 05, 2016

Some Soccer News for Feb 5, 2016

It's Day 36 of 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?

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Next for the USMNT:
-Fri Feb 5
USA v Canada - 9:15pm CT on FS1.



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Should the USMNT be worried about the form of Tim Howard and Brad Guzan? By Noah Davis of ESPNFC.

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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

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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.

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Minnesota United


  • Have signed 33 year old German goalkeeper Kristian Nicht from Indy Eleven.




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Catching up with former Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact head coach Frank Klopas. By Guillermo Rivera of Chicago Now.

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Introducing San Antonio FC

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All the details including dates for the 2016 US Open Cup tournament. From US Soccer.

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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.

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Sunderland AFC, where Jozy Altidore suffered and DeAndre Yedlin flounders, is "stale, rotten and about to be relegated." By Chris Thomas of the Guardian.

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Notorious NPSL team Detroit City has crowd sourced $400,000 to renovate a historic stadium. By John Niyo of the Detroit News.

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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.)

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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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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Some Soccer News for Feb 4, 2016

It's Day 35 of 2016.


US Soccer has filed a lawsuit against the union that represents the USA Women's National Team. The dispute is over a collective bargaining agreement that the union says is invalid. US Soccer is not seeking damages, just a declaration that the cba is in play. By Andrew Das of the New York Times.
  • The two sides have been negotiating over the disagreement but when the union dug in its heals the federation took legal action. Either way the old collective bargaining agreement expires Dec 31, 2016. -All the documents and a summary of the lawsuit. By Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com.
  • US Soccer, not surprisingly, has no mention of any of this on its website.

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Lee Nguyen is a late bloomer for call ups for the USMNT, so how and why is this the time? By Brian Straus of Sports Illustrated.

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The collective bargaining agreement between MLS and its players was posted on line yesterday by the players union. Some interesting details in there. Kyle McCarthy of Fox looks at win/performance bonuses.

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How to become a celebrity in Iceland. By Dan Bilefsky of the New York Times.

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Christian Pulisic is on the edge of something potentially big at Dortmund. By Samuel Charles of Soccer America.

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Stuart Holden has retired. His open letter. From US Soccer.

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Fans and media are ripping Valencia to tiny pieces after being crushed 7-0 by Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals. The team's English head coach Gary Neville is starting to feel plenty of heat too. By Sid Lowe of the Guardian.

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Next for the USMNT:
-Fri Feb 5
USA v Canada - 9:15pm CT on FS1.
  • I will be watching the game at the Crooked Pint in Minneapolis.



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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Some Soccer News for Feb 3, 2016

It's Day 34 of 2016.


So how did LA Galaxy add 3 big name European veterans again this season without cracking the MLS salary cap? By Kevin Baxter of the LA Times.
-Nigel de Jong is the latest to join the Galaxy. (A lot of people despise this guy.) Also by Baxter.

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Is Chicago Fire starting to get a defense together? "They still have a long way to go." - Alice Cooper. By Paul Kennedy of Soccer America.

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32 days until the MLS season begins.

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With just a short time to make an impression at Chelsea Matt Miazga has done enough to be included in their 22 player roster for the Champions League knock out rounds. That is pretty interesting.

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Ale Bedoya scored for Nantes AGAIN! His 3rd in 4 games. Impressive. This was in league play, and it turned out to be the winning goal as they beat Gazelec Ajaccio 3-1. He also assisted on the first goal.
-The whole team is surging as well, climbing up to 6th place with today's win.

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Lee Nguyen is doing himself proud in January camp according to the coach. From US Soccer.

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How in the world is Leicester City still at the top of the Premier League? By Paul Wilson of the Guardian.
-Us geniuses all figured they would have faded away by now. Fantastic.
-On Sat morning Leicester goes to 2nd place Manchester City in a monumental game. 6:45am CT on NBC Sports.

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Mexico is by far the most popular soccer team in the United States, and with that as the lure Fox has bought the English language rights to show all their games in 2016. By Richard Sandomir of the New York Times.

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The Canadian Premier Soccer League is starting to take form. By Steve Milton of the Hamilton Spectator. Thanks to Northern Pitch for the link.

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Fort Lauderdale Strikers are making a push toward something bigger in many ways. By Ryan Tomlich of SBI.

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Next for the USMNT: Fri Feb 5
USA v Canada - 9:15pm CT on FS1.



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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Some Soccer News for Feb 2, 2016

It's Day 33 of 2016.


In response to the USA Department of Justice investigation that has unearthed financial crimes across CONCACAF + CONMEBOL the parent organization FIFA has suspended all funding of those two federations. SUSPENDED! This stoppage is currently holding up at least $10 Million to each federation. By Tariq Panja, one of the very best covering FIFA, of Bloomberg.

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Brad Evans and Michael Orozco have left the USA January camp to train with their club teams. Evans has a hamstring strain too.
-This will really open up the fullback spots for the Canada game. Will be curious to see how Klinsmann handles this. Four possibilities: Kellyn Acosta, Eric Miller, Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent.

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Kelyn Acosta got his first USMNT cap on Sunday and did a very good job according to the coach. I agree. From US Soccer.

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Aron Johannsson returned to training today for Werder Bremen. Via Brian Sciaretta on Twitter.

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Next for the USMNT:
Fri Feb 5
USA v Canada - 9:15pm CT on FS1.

Olympic qualifying playoff schedule:
1st Leg Mar 25
Colombia v USA - in Barranquilla, Col
2nd Leg Mar 29
USA v Colombia - In Frisco TX

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Headline: Smashing Pumpkins Announce Acoustic Tour. Ick.

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Sporting KC has loaned 18 year old centerback Erik Palmer-Brown to Porto. Interesting.

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Minnesota United has signed new contract with goalkeeper Sammy Ndjock and midfielder Juliano Vicentini.

And former Orlando City and Charleston Battery assistant Ian Fuller joins the Minn coaching staff.

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Is this the next NASL team?

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Miguel Ibarra has a new head coach at Leon. Luis Tena has taken over for Juan Antonio Pizzi who has become the new head coach of the Chilean national team.

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European transfer window: the good, bad and ugly of January’s deals. From the Guardian



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Monday, February 01, 2016

Some Soccer News for Feb 1, 2016

It's Day 32 of 2016.


USA got 2016 off on the right foot offensively with a 3 goal output in the Sunday friendly against Iceland.

Sun Jan 31
USA 3-2 Iceland - USA goals by Jozy Altidore, Michael Orozco + Steve Birnbaum. ICE goals by Kristinn Steindorsson + Aron Sigurdarson.
-Who had a good game?: Orozco (goal), Acosta (confidence), Bradley (passing), Jones (muscle), Altidore (goal), Nguyen (passing), Birnbaum (assist, goal), Kiesewetter (crossing)
-Who had a bad game?: Orozco (goals against), Finlay (lack of confidence), Zardes (missed open goal)
-USA went behind twice and came back, that is both bad and good.
-Defense limited Icelands chances, but let those few chances count.
-Waited way too long to make more changes. These young guys need more time on the field.
-Steindorsson formerly of Columbus Crew with the first goal for Iceland.
-Sigurdarson who got the other Iceland goal used to be a member of Stiff Little Fingers.
-With less than 9000 in attendance the stadium was a sad sight on television.

Next: Fri Feb 5
USA v Canada - 9:15pm CT on FS1.

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Omar Gonzalez is riding high to start the season with Pachuca. The are the only unbeaten team left in Liga MX after 4 rounds won on Saturday 3-1 v 2nd place Monterrey.
-Up next: Sun Feb 7 at Pumas in the DF.

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Sadly Brad Guzan had a horrendous weekend as he was back in goal for the FA Cup and Aston Villa got trounced 0-4 at home by Manchester City.

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Danny Williams scored for Reading as they rolled over Walsall in the FA Cup 4-0.

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John Brooks signed a new long term contract to stay at Hertha. Great for him.

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17 year old Christian Pulisic made his senior team debut for Dortmund coming on in the 68th min of a 2-0 home win over Alfredo Morales and Ingolstadt. Incredible!
-All we need to know about young Pulisic. By our main man Greg Seltzer at MLSsoccer.com.

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How weird has the Marco Pappa stabbing story become? Its become a thing for TMZ to cover. That's how weird its gotten.

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Sporting KC has sold Hungarian forward Krisztian Nemeth to Al-Gharafa in Qatar.

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Its official for Matt Miazga, he is now a Chelsea player.

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LA has added Dutch defensive midfielder Nigel De Jong of Milan to their roster of aging European stars. They have a lot of games to play this season. Is this team gonna be too old? Or perfectly experienced to handle it all.

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One of my favorite MLS players (who I know is also getting old) Marcelo Sarvas has been shipped from Colorado to DC United. Good move for him.

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Colorado may also have made one of those moves that flies under the radar and could be huge in the end: Signed Swiss forward Shkelzen Gashi who has scored 41 goals in the past 2 seasons in the Swiss Super League for Basel and Grasshopper.
-He has made 10 appearances for the Albania national team.

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Eddie Johnson may be done as a pro player, but it looks like he is just getting started in life. Interesting words here.
Had the privilege watch the @orlandocitysc 2004 pro academy players compete today and coach Craig Melton introduced me at the end of training to say some encouraging words to the boys. It's amazing how much soccer has grown in this country verses when I was growing up as a kid at this exact age. These kids get to be in a professional environment and get to be coached by some of the top coaches at the youth level in our country. The future of soccer is so bright in America and you have no idea how much of a positive impact it has on their lives by taking a little time away from your day and speaking to these kids that look up to us about the game and everything that comes with being a pro player on and off the field. Reality is that all of these kids won't make it to the top which is ok but by being out there speaking to them is an experience that they will always remember and cherish for a lifetime. Giving back to the game what it gave me #LetsContinueToInspire #AreKidsAreTheFuture #POSITIVIBES #POSITIVELIVING @mls
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After 23 games in Ligue 1 this season Paris St Germain is still undefeated. Can they pull off a lossless season?

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Milan whooped Inter in the Derby della Madonnina by a score of 3-0 on Sunday. But thats not what caught my eye. The Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is 16. HOLY SMOKES! What were you doing at 16?

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Lio Messi + C Ronaldo have combined for 1000 goals! 1000! They are 28 + 30 respectively. How many more will they score?

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FA Cup: talking points from the fourth round. From the Guardian.

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Four of the worlds top ten spending teams in the Winter transfer window are Chinese. They are all in the $30-40 Million spent pile. When it crashes its gonna crash HARD.
-In a similar story, Brazilian players are flocking to China for ridiculous money. By Ewan MacKenna of the New York Times.

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Manchester City has publicly announced the hiring of Bayern coach Pep Guardiola for NEXT season.
-Should be a real fun couple of months for the current coach Manuel Pellegrini. Oof!



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Friday, January 29, 2016

Some Soccer News for Jan 29, 2016

It's Day 29 of 2016.


Ranking the Top 25 USA players right now. By Doug McIntyre of ESPNFC.
-I think this is a pretty strong list but of course being me I have four issues: 1. Brad Guzan has fallen off a cliff and is still at #9. 2. Same goes for DeAndre Yedlin and is at #12. 3. Darlington Nagbe is still pretty much all about potential having never even featured for the USA and is at #11. 4. Jorge Villafana has never even been called in to a USA camp so he cannot be #24.

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Centerback Michael Orozco of Tijuana has been added to the USA roster for the two upcoming friendlies. He replaces Matt Miazga who is off to Chelsea.
-Orozco has only been playing in Copa MX for Tijuana.

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USA v Iceland
Sun Jan 31 at 2:45pm
-Here is where I will be watching. Come join me:
Lake Monster Brewery in St Paul
550 Vandalia St - Just off University & Cretin

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While Chelsea has yet to announce that they have signed American centerback Matt Miazga from Red Bulls their manager Guus Hiddink talked about him in a press conference this morning and the team posted this on Twitter:


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Minnesota United has signed Ibson to a new contract. Good move. I thought he was the most talented player in NASL last year. Not the most successful mind you, but the most talented.
-Said head coach Carl Craig: "I'm sure he's spent the whole offseason practicing his English, so he and I can share a few words and some expletives."

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Tony Tchani of the Crew had a great 2015 and has now been called up by both Cameroon and the USA, and he is currently at the January camp in LA. By Kyle McCarthy of Fox.

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Jermaine Jones is now voicing great displeasure with the 6 game suspension he was given by MLS after going nuts, screaming in the face and even a little shoving on the referee in a New England Revs playoff game last year. He says the length of the punishment is hurting his chances at a new deal with teams in Europe. By the Associated Press via ESPN.

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Portland has lost both their left midfielder and left fullback this offseason. Rodney Wallace signed with Arouca in Portugal today. And Jorge Villafana went to Santos Laguna already.

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14 Americans were on the field this week in Copa MX. 14! From Soccer America.

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Omar Gonzalez has another big test this weekend in Liga MX: #3 Pachuca v #2 Monterrey. (No USA TV dammit)

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And you can see Miguel Ibarra and Leon on Sat at 7pm CT away to Tigres on Univision Deportes!

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Some MLS academy teams are starting to add traditional schooling to the training mix and are looking for big results. This article focuses on the LA Galaxy, with a little bit on Philadelphia Union too. By Thuc Nhi Nguyen of the LA Daily News.

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An examination of the near miracle job head coach Diego Simeone has done at Atletico Madrid. By Jonathan Wilson of Sports Illustrated.



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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Some Soccer News for Jan 28, 2016

It's Day 28 of 2016.


NASL is still in a business arrangement with Traffic Sports (the Brazilian company involved heavily in the FIFA corruption scandal.) What is the NASL doing to end that deal? By Dave Martinez of Empire of Soccer.

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Minnesota has signed Best 11 fullbacks Kevin Venegas and Justin Davis to new long term contracts.

-The way coaches and players talked in a press release it sounds like they are signed for MLS as well. Lots of "long term" talk.

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Freddy Adu speaks. Literally. We were all wondering if he still had a voice, its been that long since he did an interview. For better or worse, he says he finally "gets it." By Ives Galarcep of Goal.com.

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Tampa Bay Rowdies announced that they are hosting a preseason tourney featuring themselves along with 6 MLS teams: Montreal, Philly, NYC, DC, Toronto and RBNY.

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NY Cosmos signed 35 year old Venezuelan Juan Arango as a replacement for Raul. His most recent success was a few years ago at Gladbach, and he has just left Tijuana where he has been the last 2 years. Good signing.

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Rayo OKC has signed one of my favorite NASL players Billy Forbes who had been with the now defunct San Antonio Scorpions.

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NASL commish Bill Peterson talks about expansion - Chicago and more. By Jake Nutting of Empire of Soccer.

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A conversation with San Jose Earthquakes man at the wheel of the company truck - Dominic Kinnear. Part 1 - AND - Part 2. By the excellent Robert Jonas of Center Line Soccer.

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Adrian Heath is the head coach of Orlando City, and the writer of this article feels he is the right person for the job. By Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel. Thanks to Tim for the link.

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Tim Parker of the Vancouver Whitecaps is in the USA January camp. Who the hell is he? By Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now.

Other less experienced guys are trying to put their stamp on the current USA roster with a game coming up on Sunday. By Jeff Carlisle of ESPNFC.

Another slightly different list of USA players looking to make a difference in this camp. By Brian Straus of Sports Illustrated.

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A MLS Coaches Preseason Hot Seat has been published. By Steve Davis of World Soccer Talk.
-Here is my preseason hot seat list:
6 Ben Olsen
5 Mauro Biello
4 Pablo Mastroeni
3 Greg Vanney
2 Jeff Cassar
1 Jim Curtain

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Long time thrilling-forward Robert Earnshaw has announced his retirement and will remain with Vancouver Whitecaps as an assistant coach for the 1st team and a head coach for a youth team.

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One of my favorite people in the American soccer commune is Shawn Francis. Here he tells his soccer story. From The Original Winger.

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In Copa MX on Wed night Leon was tied 1-1 at Necaxa in the 62nd minute when Miguel Ibarra was removed from the game. Within 14 minutes they were down 4-1 and lost by that score. You do the mathes.
-Another American Benji Joya came on as a late sub for Necaxa

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Omar Gonzalez is off to a very good start at Pachuca after leaving the LA Galaxy this winter. By Nayib Moran of ESPNFC.

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What city has the best food in the World? Let one of America's most outspoken chefs tell you. By David Chang for Lucky Peach.

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Go watch two crazy fuckers play ping pong with a soccer ball and their heads! From Welt Sport.

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USL team Arizona United has announced that EDM king Diplo is heading up a new group buying a stake in the club.

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This is exactly what I figured would happen in the FIFA presidential race - Four of the five leading candidates will meet to discuss forming an alliance. AKA backroom deals are getting done to move votes to 1 person. Same old Same old. By Simon Evans of Reuters via Yahoo.

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Former Red Bulls and Fire head coach Juan Carlos Osorio is now running the show for Mexico and says MLS is no place for his players. By Tom Marshall of ESPNFC.



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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Some Soccer News for Jan 27, 2016

It's Day 27 of 2016.


A vision of the "superblock" surrounding the new Minnesota United stadium was rolled out in St Paul yesterday. By Frederick Melo of the Pioneer Press.

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Young RBNY and USA centerback Matt Miazga is on his way to Chelsea. And because he has a EU (Polish) passport he does not need an English work permit. Wow. Jeff Carlisle of ESPNFC fills us in.
-Doug McIntyre of ESPN reported that Miazga has left the USA January camp.

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LA Galaxy has signed 35 year old English left fullback Ashley Cole from Roma. No one should forget that he called MLS a "relax on the beach" league.

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Portland gave head coach Caleb Porter a new contract.

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Landon Donovan's wife gave birth to a new baby today. Huge congrats to them.

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San Jose kicks off preseason training - the 2nd year under head coach Dom Kinnear. Lots of injuries. Big things are expected, but this actually sounds kinda grim. By Elliot Almond of the San Jose Mercury News.

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-No surprise with ESPN showing the Euro's which overlap. I guess NBC Sports could have been in the running too.
-Press release: "All 32 matches will be broadcast live from June 3-26 on FOX, FS1 and.or FS2."



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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Some Soccer News for Jan 26, 2016

It's Day 26 of 2016.


90.91%!
In 2011 CONMEBOL opened a new headquarters in Paraguay. There were 11 top officials in the federation at that time, the 10 country federation presidents and the regional federation president. Today 10 of those 11 have been charged by the US State Department in the FIFA bribery scandal.

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Bruce Arena, Robbie Keane, Steven Gerard and the Galaxy way to do things. By Paul Kennedy of Soccer America.

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The Galaxy has signed controversial 32 year old Belgian centerback/left fullback Jelle Van Damme from Standard Liege.
-Van Damme is best known to American soccer fans as the Anderlecht player who Oguchi Onyewu sued for racially abusing him. The case was settled out of court.
-Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is said to have talked to both Onyewu and Van Damme about the incident before the signing.
-JVD has played for clubs in Belgium, England, Germany and Netherlands, and has 31 international caps.

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Sporting KC has signed 30 year old Portuguese centerback Nuno Coelho from Balikesirspor in Turkey. He played several years for Sporting Braga before that.

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Day 1. The preseason has begun under a whole new regime in Chicago. By Orrin Schwarz of the Daily Herald.

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USA Friendlies:
USMNT v Iceland on Sun Jan 31 at 2:45pm CT on ESPN2
USMNT v Canada on Fri Feb 5 at 9:15pm CT on FS1

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Minnesota United has signed a new deal with hometown centerback Brent Kallman. Great.

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The 2016 Premier League of America schedule for Minnesota United Reserves is out today. (Scan down the page for the WEST dates.) They begin play on May 29 in suburban Milwaukee v Croatian Eagles.

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The 2016 USL schedule has been released.

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The Chilean football federation is in full meltdown - top officials arrested and head coach walks out - after such a great World Cup and Copa America. What now? Tim Vickery of World Soccer is an expert.

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An examination of the FIFA presidential candidates. By Sam Borden of the New York Times.

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CONMEBOL elected a new president today - Alejandro Dominguez from Paraguay. How much baggage does this guy carry? By Tariq Panja of Bloomberg.

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Hartford Yard Goats? Helluva name.



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Monday, January 25, 2016

Some Soccer News for Jan 25, 2016

It's Day 25 of 2016.


Ventura Alvardo 1-4 Omar Gonzalez
-The two USA players went head to head on Saturday night and Pachuca went to the capital and cleaned house on America. Gonzalez had a good game, while Alvarao had a bad game. Pachuca's first goal was an Alvarado own goal, and the second started when Alvarado gave the ball away cheaply and was then not aggressive in tracking back to slow down attackers. Chalk up 3 points for Gonzalez.
-After 3 rounds in Liga MX only 2 teams are left with perfect records; Leon and Monterrey have 9 points.

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Bob Bradley's biggest hurdle is that he is American. By James Montague of the New York Times.

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Ale Bedoya scored midweek in the French Cup and again this weekend in Ligue 1 play for Nantes. That is a good week!

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CONCACAF has announced its Best 11 and other awards for 2015. Men and Women.
-Carli Lloyd and Chicharito were named Player Of The Year
-2 American Men in Best 11:
Michael Bradley - USA + Toronto
Tim Howard - USA + Everton
-1 MLS player in Best 11:
Roman Torres - PAN + Seattle Sounders
-4 USA Women in Best 11:
Carli Lloyd - USA + Houston Dash
Alex Morgan - USA + Orlando Pride
Becky Sauerbrunn - USA + Kansas City
Hope Solo - USA + Seattle Reign
-2 USA college players in Best 11:
Raquel Rodriguez - CR + Penn State
Diana Saenz - CR + South Florida

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CONCACAF has also stated that reformation of the federation is needed and these are the proposals.

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I live in a great neighborhood! Northeast Minneapolis.

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1955 Algeria - a brutal place to be - Algerian nationalist and French colonists going at each others throats with vicious and deadly results. Into this stepped French Algerian author Albert Camus. Many of those same (and very different yet related) scenarios are still being played out today. Can anyone do something to change the course? By Robert Zaretsky of the New York Times.

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RBNY gave new contracts to Shaun Wright-Phillips, Mike Grella, Sal Zizzo and Luis Robles. Good move.

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Despite all the consternation it looks like Didier Drogba is headed to Montreal for preseason!

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In 2013 Brian Haynes led Atlanta Silverbacks to the NASL Final, was named the leagues Coach of the Year, and then he was fired. Haynes tells us about this time in Atlanta, where he has been since then and why there are so few black coaches in American soccer. By Alex Schieferdecker of Northern Pitch.

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How is it going for Zinedine Zidane as head coach of Real Madrid? By Sid Lowe of the Guardian.

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Holy crap! Leicester City is back in 1st place in the Premier League. Wow. By 3 points over both Man City and Arsenal. Amazing.
-Meanwhile Aston Villa is doomed. They are now 11 points from safety at the very bottom of the standings.

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action. From the Guardian.

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Bundesliga Matchday 18 summarized. AKA, Dortmund was great! From Deutsche Welle.



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