Some Soccer News for Sep 23, 2016
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A concise timeline of the NASL teetering on the edge of coming apart at the seams. Includes links to all the key stories from the past few months. By Paul Kennedy of Soccer America.
- Also has a statement from the North American Soccer League that says almost nothing and was released at 11pm on Thursday night.
And now Fort Lauderdale has gone and done this:
@lcuccat1 announces on the show that Pascal Millien and Junior Sandoval will be signed for $1 each to play for the @FTLStrikers— The Tailgate Show (@TheTailgateShow) September 23, 2016
Sad that these players would do this.
NASL Week 23 schedule:
-Fri Sep 23
Miami v Puerto Rico
-Sat Sep 24
Fort Lauderdale v Tampa Bay Rowdies
Ottawa Fury v Minnesota United
Jacksonville Armada v Rayo OKC
Carolina RailHawks v Edmonton
Indy Eleven v NY Cosmos
The year long recovery from knee surgery of Minnesota United winger Jamie Watson, who is back to top form. By Jeff Rueter of Fifty Five One.
Last Saturday Ottawa came to Minnesota and got 2 goals after the 80th minute to grab a 2-3 win. This weekend the roles are reversed and Minnesota plays at Ottawa with nothing but revenge on their minds. Who is stronger willed?
NASL playoff Battle: (top 4 advance)
49 New York (7 games left)
43 Edmonton (8 games left)
42 Indy (7 games left)
36 Minnesota (7 games left)
32 Miami (8 games left)
32 Tampa Bay (8 games left)
32 Fort Lauderdale (8 games left)
The NWSL Playoffs start next week. 4 teams enter. 1 team wins.
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Learn a little something about the young American Caleb Stanko who is making a name for himself in the Swiss 1st Division and was recently capped for the USA. By Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now.
Important win today!
Bob Bradley + Le Havre Tracker:
- Results - Fri Sep 23 W 0-1 at Auxerre
- Standings - 6th place, 4 points out of 1st after 9 played
- Up Next - Mon Oct 3 v Sochaux
Biggest games of MLS Week 29:
-Sat Sep 24
Toronto v Philadelphia
DC v Orlando
Salt Lake v Dallas
-Sun Sep 25
LA v Seattle
Sebastian Giovinco is doing his thing in a big big way, and he is extremely happy with his choice to play for Toronto. By Kurt Larson of the Toronto Sun.
Sacha Kljestan just keeps getting better and better for the New York Red Bulls, and now he is finally getting a 2nd shot a the US national team. By Filip Bondy of the New York Times.
- Reflective words from Kljestan: "I played 46 games [for the USMNT], and I feel a lot of them I was pretty anonymous on the field and didn’t leave my stamp on the game. But now I’ve gotten a new chance, and I want to make every one count."
Its very close to do or die for San Jose Earthquakes in the 2016 season. By Eliott Almond of the San Jose Mercury News.
The Chase for 6th Place:
36 New England (4 games left) - Next: Sun at Columbus
34 DC (5 games left) - Next: Sat v Orlando
34 Orlando (5 games left) - Next: Sat at DC
40 Kansas City (4 games left) - Next: Sat at San Jose
35 Seattle (6 games left) - Next: Sun at LA
34 Vancouver (4 games left) - Next: Sat v Colorado
34 San Jose (6 games left) - Next: Sat v Kansas City
Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend. By Barry Glendenning, Michael Butler and Alan Smith of the Guardian.
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