Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Some Soccer News for Dec 9, 2015

A German spy on Homeland has the same ringtone as me. Found this out when her phone rang on the show and I jumped up to answer my phone - no one there. Or does Dal Adal have my phone tapped? Or is it the BND? Shit!

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After a revelatory season at left fullback Jorge Villafana has left Portland Timbers and signed with Santos Laguna in Liga MX. I bet the money is way better, but he is starting over yet again. I hope its not a set back for a player who is not young any more (26.) You gotta wish him all the best though.

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The city of Portland celebrated the Timbers MLS Cup championship in style. By Molly Blue of the Oregonian.

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Orlando City demoted general manager Paul McDonough last month, and today announced that he is leaving the team. Never fun to be demoted, which I am sure left him feeling unappreciated. Next. Article by Paul Tenorio of the Sentinel.

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MLS today announced that they are increasing player spending over the next two years by $37 million. The details are a weird mess of rules, which is a joke, but it is more spending, which is great.

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A personal review of the 2015 MLS season. By Graham Parker of the Guardian. (Warning, this recap starts out strong and then fizzles badly.)

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Leapin' Larry!


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Liga MX Liguilla Apertura Finals
1st Leg
-Thu Dec 10
UANL Tigres v UNAM Pumas - 9pm CT on Univision + Univ Deportes
2nd Leg
-Sun Dec 13
UNAM Pumas v UANL Tigres - 8:30pm CT on Univision + Univ Deportes
-In the Final series away goals DO NOT break ties.

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Wow. Julian Green got the start today for Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Maybe the kid has a future after all. (Not that I had written him off or anything, just, well, you know.....)

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Today is the final day of the UEFA Champions League group stage.
-There are still 5 knock out stage places for teams to claim today, and 10 teams are in the running to grab them.
-Zenit, Bayern, Barca, Man City, Juve, Benfica, Atleti, PSV, Wolfsburg, PSG and Real Madrid have already moved on to the knock out rounds.

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Ronda Rousey says she's down but not out. By Ramona Shelburne of ESPNw.

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This Saturday night we get 2 UFC title fights on 1 card: UFC 194, only on PPV. Jose Aldo Jr v Conor McGregor and Chris Weidman v Luke Rockhold. YES!

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Solution: du Nord Music Mix Vol 65 (download + extract)



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