Some Soccer News for Jul 27, 2016
One day after firing the only head coach they have ever had in MLS the Seattle Sounders signed 27 year old Uruguayan attacking midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro from Boca Juniors. This guy has one helluva resume. Before Boca he played for Corinthians, Botafogo, Ajax and Montevideo Nacional.
- The club also said that they have another key player signing to announce later in the week.
- Seattle sits 11 points away from a playoff spot with 14 games left to play. Making the playoffs is their priority but that is a very very tall order.
- Here is how 1 player feels about the great coach that was shown the door:
I owe a ton to Sigi, my 1st and only MLS coach. 10 yrs & over 250 total games. Make sure you take time to reflect on what he achieved here.— Brad Evans (@brad_evans3) July 26, 2016
- Clint Dempsey has been silent.
Fabian Espindola was sold a few days ago by DC United to Vancouver Whitecaps, but he never even got on a plane to Vancouver as the Whitecaps turned right around and sold him at a profit to Necaxa in Mexico. Shrewd business.
Young American Gedion Zelalem, Arsenal and the MLS All Star Game. By Brian Straus of Sports Illustrated.
- Young Americans by David Bowie
A full article on Zelalem. by Jeff Carlisle of ESPNFC.
Copa Libertadores Finals:
- This is it! For all the marbles! Two minnows fighting it out for South America's biggest trophy! Someone is getting laid tonight! Someone else is not!
-Wed Jul 27
Atletico Nacional (COL) v Independiente del Valle (ECU) (1-1) - 7:45pm CT on FS2
Wouldn't you like to be this bullheaded:
Just interviewed Julian Green. He said he will not be playing with Bayern Munich's reserves this season. 1st team or bust.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) July 27, 2016
The other day Conor McGregor was training for his rematch with Nate Diaz (on Aug 20) when none other than the King of Tanning Beds + Bronzer showed up at the gym to say Hi - Cristiano Ronaldo. [VIDEO]
Miguel Ibarra started for Leon last night in Copa MX. He played 79 minutes and they won on the road 0-1 at Atlante.
At the midway point of the NASL season only 2 teams have a better defensive record than Minnesota United (Indy + Eddy) and no one has a better offense. Come on you Loons.
Ismaila Jome scored in his professional debut, in a hometown uniform, for Minnesota United. He calls it a dream. By Matthew Levine of NASL.
- Jome is basically claiming the spot of Lance Laing who has been a huge disappointment this season.
Edmonton goes for their 7th consecutive home win tonight.
Mid-week games in the NASL:
-Wed Jul 2
Ottawa Fury v Carolina RailHawks - 6pm CT on beIN
Edmonton v NY Cosmos
Rayo OKC v Tampa Bay Rowdies - 8pm CT on CBS Sports
Its official: ESPN2 will broadcast both US Open Cup Semifinal games on Aug 9 + 10.
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