Some Soccer News for Oct 2 2015
If you want the best in Philadelphia Union coverage on Twitter just follow these two: Kevin Kinkead and Jonathan Tannenwald.
My old podcasting partner Wes Burdine came up with the brilliant Continental Tire Fire Power Rankings and all throughout the season Montreal, Chicago, Philly, Colorado and couple others have battled it out for the ignominious top spot. Well, 3 of the 4 are being addressed now, with only Colorado still letting the wild fire burn.
No one has ever talked to him about the job, buuuuuuuuuut former Mexico boss Miguel Herrera says he would love to coach Chicago Fire. (Its in Spanish.)
Kansas City won its 2nd trophy in as many nights as FC Kansas City won the NWSL championship on Thursday night beating Seattle Reign 1-0 on a goal by Amy Rodriguez, set up by one of my faves Heather O'Reilly. Huge congrats to that excellent team on winning their 2nd consecutive league title. This team is stacked with superstars: Rodriguez, O'Reilly, Becky Sauerbrunn, Lauren Holiday, Yael Averbuch, Amy LePeilbet and Nicole Barnhart. Yeah, good luck beating them!
I have been to 9 of the 14 MLS soccer specific stadiums and after being inspired by Alex Schieferdecker (a very sharp dude that you should follow on Twitter.) I ranked those stadiums in the order that I like them:
I have not been to these stadiums: HD, MI, PU, PT, SJE
I was pretty bummed out to learn that Eric Miller (from Minnesota!) had been dropped from the US Olympic qualifying team at the last minute. The story being given is that he was recalled by Montreal due to injury. Injury to who? Him? Someone else on Montreal? I am very sure he is pretty pissed off right now. He is not getting much playing time in MLS but was set to be a starter for this USA team.
By the way, that Olympic qualifying team won their first game last night, 3-1 over Canada. Jordan Morris looked like a man among boys out there, scoring twice. The team as a whole was competent without being all that impressive, but in control for most of the game and only on the back foot for about 10 minutes in the 2nd half right after Canada scored on a set piece that should see the US coaching squad bring out the Iron Skillets for some head bashing in the next training session. People are raving about the play of forward Jerome Kiesewetter in this game too.
-Other two USA group stage games:
Sat Oct 10 v Cuba
Tue Oct 6 v Panama
Where to find me this weekend: (Paul Demko will be there too!)
Minnesota United v Tampa Bay Rowdies - Sat Oct 3 - 7pm CT - at NSC stadium in Blaine MN. You can watch the game locally on channel 45 and nationally on ESPN3.com or Watch ESPN app.
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