Friday, November 13, 2015

Some Soccer News for Nov 13, 2015

SPECIAL: Say Goodbye to the Sweetwater - Fri Nov 13 USA v St Vincent (5:30pm CT) and Tue Nov 17 USA v Trinidad + Tobago (5:25pm CT). Be There. (Closing forever at end of November)

I think we had a very, very good game actually against Mexico.
-USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann



The first 2 games are here:
Rd 4 Game 1 Group C
-Fri Nov 13
USA v St Vincent + The Grenadines - 5:30pm CT at Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri on ESPN2
Rd 4 Game 2 Group C
-Tue Nov 17
Trinidad + Tobago v USA - 5:25pm at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad on beIN Sports

USA Roster:
G: Brad Guzan, Bill Hamid, Tim Howard
D: Ventura Alvarado, Matt Besler, Geoff, Cameron, Fabian Johnson, Matt Miazga, Michael Orozco, Tim Ream, Brek Shea
M: Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud, Miguel Ibarra, Jermaine Jones, Darlington Nagbe, DeAndre Yedlin
F: Jozy Altidore, Alan Gordon, Jordan Morris, Bobby Wood, Gyasi Zardes

A preview of St Vincent + The Grenadines' squad. By Jeff Carlisle of ESPNFC.

Here is the rest of CONCACAF Rd 1 for Fri Nov 13:
Mexico v El Salvador - GA
Canada v Honduras - GA
Costa Rica v Haiti - GB
Jamaica v Panama - GB
Guatemala v Trinidad + Tobago - GC


Mauro Biello has been named head coach of the Montreal Impact.
-Great move.


Two fairly big news items emerged from Seattle Thursday night at their post season public meeting: 1) Sigi Schmid will return as head coach, and 2) Adrian Hanauer has taken over from Joe Roth as the principal owner of the club. By Matt Pentz of the Seattle Times.


The new leader of David Beckham's Miami team, Tim Leiweke, wrote an editorial in the Miami Herald laying out his vision for the club and city.



Sun Nov 14
New York Cosmos v Ottawa Fury - 4pm CT on


The 2015 NASL Best 11:
G: Romuald Peiser - Ottawa Fury
FB: Justin Davis - Minnesota United + Kevin Venegas - Minnesota United
CB: Rafael Alves - Ottawa Fury + Carlos Mendes - New York Cosmos
M: Richie Ryan - Ottawa Fury, Lance Laing - Edmonton, Ibson - Minnesota United + James Marcelin - Ft Lauderdale Strikers
F: Stefano Pinho - Ft Lauderdale Strikers + Christian Ramirez - Minnesota United
-This would make a good MLS team.


Fort Lauderdale Strikers forward Stefano Pinho was named NASL Golden Ball winner.
-He also won the Golden Boot for his 16 goals scored.


Looks like head coach Gunter Kronsteiner is again out the door at Ft Lauderdale Strikers. Gunther posted a cryptic message online thanking the ownership then blaming GM Caio Zanardi for running him out of town.


Euro 2016 Qualifying Playoffs: (4 winning teams will be the last to advance to the tournament next summer)

Krisztian Nemeth of Sporting KC played the full 90 for Hungary as they upset Norway in their away leg putting them in a great position to advance.

1st Leg
-Thu Nov 12
Norway 0-1 Hungary
-Fri Nov 13
Bosnia + Herzegovina 1-1 Ireland
-Sat Nov 14
Ukraine v Slovenia
Sweden v Denmark
2nd Leg
-Sun Nov 15
Hungary v Norway
-Mon Nov 16
Ireland v Bosnia + Herzegovina
-Tue Nov 17
Slovenia v Ukraine
Denmark v Sweden


NEXT MONDAY! Dark Clouds Annual End of Season Awards and Silent Auction - Mon Nov 16 at Turf Club in St Paul 6PM to 9PM

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