Friday, December 11, 2015

Some Soccer News for Dec 11, 2015

Liga MX Liguilla Apertura Finals
1st Leg
-A dominating performance from Tigres in the 1st Leg. But you have to wonder if they wasted too many chances to really put this thing out of reach. They should have had 4, 5 or 6 goals. Pumas is close to dead, but its NOT over.
Thu Dec 10
UANL Tigres 3-0 UNAM Pumas - Tig goals by Gignac(PK), Aquino + Sobis.
2nd Leg
Sun Dec 13
Pumas v Tigres - 8:30pm CT on Univision Deportes
-In the Final series away goals DO NOT break ties.


US Soccer Female Player Of The Year Nominees:
-Lauren Holiday
-Carli Lloyd
-Megan Rapinoe
-Becky Sauerbrunn
-Hope Solo


Do you like blistering Rock N Roll? This is legit! The Hellacopters - Payin The Dues, from 1997.


A new tool that MLS teams can use to acquire players is called Targeted Allocation Money (TAM.) What exactly is it and how is it used? By Kyle McCarthy of Fox Sports.


USMNT updates on Johnson, Green, Horvath, Carter-Vickers, Boyd, Villafana, Brooks, Garza and Saief (who?). By Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now.


The Bundesliga is starting to show off Fabian Johnson as one of its star players!
-Thanks to Brian Sciaretta for the link.


NASL rumors continue to abound: 2 West Coast teams coming - San Francisco and Orange County.


Minnesota United landed another of the very top attacking players in NASL - this time its Lance Laing from Edmonton. Wes Burdine of Northern Pitch with the story.


Absolutely horrendous news about Honduran Arnold Peralta - dead after being shot 18 times. It is being investigated as a gang hit. He has been playing for Olimpia. From AFP.
-Thanks to Joe J for the link.


The Euro 2016 draw takes place on Sat Dec 12 at 11am CT on ESPN2.


He's at it again! Insane video! Danny MacAskill is the most marvelous dude on 2 self powered wheels.
-How much do you think a bike like that costs?

The Bird Is The Word


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My German skills aren't up to the old high level. What's up with Tom Dooley, a super favorite of mine on the old & dear USMNT?

If he just hadn't gotten a bit to old & slow in the USA's first match against Germany in Paris in WC'98.

1:17 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

Oddly enough Thomas Dooley is the head coach of the Philippines national team! He was awesome as a player for the USA.

10:25 AM  

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