Monday, December 28, 2015

Some Soccer News for Dec 28, 2015

Just booked my flight to Portland for the Simple Invitational preseason tournament to watch Minnesota United's 3 games, Feb 21-27! See you there.

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US Soccer Awards:
Carli Lloyd 2015 US Soccer Female Player Of The Year
Michael Bradley 2015 US Soccer Male Player Of The Year
Mallory Pugh 2015 US Soccer Young Female Player Of The Year
Matt Miazga 2015 US Soccer Young Male Player Of The Year

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Liga MX has swooped in to nab 4 MLS players in the past two weeks:
-The biggest name being centerback Omar Gonzalez from the LA Galaxy, going to Pachuca.
-LA also lost central midfielder Juninho to Tijuana.
-Luis Gil of RSL signed with Queretaro.
-Jorge Villafana departed Portland just days after winning MLS cup to sign with Santos Laguna.

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Pachua introduced their newest signing - Darth Vader - errrrr, I mean Omar Gonzalez!


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In what may turn out to be an even bigger switcheroo, young Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has filed papers with FIFA to leave the Mexican national team set up to join the USA.
-The USA will begin its annual month long winter training camp next Monday. No roster has been released yet.

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Frank Yallop has landed a new job after being fired by the Chicago Fire. He has been hired by USL team Arizona United as both team president and head coach.

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A review of the 2015 USA men. By Avi Creditor of Sports Illustrated.

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What is 2016 looking like for MLS? By Jeff Carlisle of ESPNFC.

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A good news story: Former DC United and New England Revolution player Clyde Simms has gotten a new kidney after illness destroyed his. By Steven Goff of the Washington Post.

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Its the early days of the Bob Bradley Era in France at Le Havre - and he deserves the spotlight. by Graham Ruthven of the Guardian.

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It has been a December to forget for DeAndrea Yedlin at Sunderland. He started the month fine, but was benched early in a game mid-month and has not appeared since. There is one game left in December to get his season back on track. The team is floundering as well, sitting in 19th place and 8 points from safety.
Jan 2 v Aston Villa
Dec 30 v Liverpool
Dec 26 a 4-1 Loss at Man City - not in 18
Dec 19 a 3-1 Loss at Chelsea - on the bench
Dec 12 a 0-1 Loss v Watford - started, subbed out in the 19th min
Dec 5 a 3-1 Loss at Arsenal - went 90, got a yellow card in 80th
Nov 28 a 2-0 Win v Stoke - went 90

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Great article on how Germany want to catch up with the Premier League on the world marketing stage. They know a U.S. fanbase and American players could really help them pull it off. By Terrance Ross of the Guardian.

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The world's most popular current club coach Pepper Guardiola has announced that he is leaving Bayern Munich at the end of this season. The rumor is that he will be hired to run the show at Manchester City.
-He will be replaced at Bayern by Carlo Ancelotti.

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And in a true holiday gift to everyone, both Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were given 8 year bans from soccer. They will both appeal. Lets hope they lose those appeals.

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A review of the first half of the Bundesliga season - Bayern, Bayern and Bayern, with a little dab of Dortmund and Gladbach. From Deutsche Welle.

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What is attracting all the American's to invest in English Premier League clubs? By David Conn of the Guardian.
-The easy answer is NBC telecasts.



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1 Comments:

Blogger downintexas said...

Have not been here in awhile, never had time to listen to the pod casts. Glad that it looks like its back to the quick news blurbs. Will add it to the daily rotation.

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