Thursday, February 18, 2016

Some Soccer News for Feb 18, 2016

It's Day 49 of 2016.


Women's Olympic qualifying:
-Fri Feb 19
USA v Trinidad + Tobago - 7:30pm CT on NBCSN
  • Winner goes to the tournament next summer.

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Here is a primer on 4 unknown players new to MLS this season who could do some damage (plus 1 other player that we are already familiar with who probably has new motivation.) By Kristan Heneage of Yahoo.

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Business leaders in St Louis have joined forces to make a big push for MLS. By David Hunn of the St Louis Dispatch.
  • One of the highlights of this initial project is that USL team St Louis FC is included from the start. Unlike Atlanta where the Silverbacks were never even considered.

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If you didn't already know this... Toronto Argonauts (Canadian Football League) will be playing their home games at Toronto FC's BMO Field starting this summer. Oh boy. Faint lines and ripped up turf here we come. (I know they said it won't affect the playing surface, but lets be serious.)

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FCs, SCs, Uniteds and other names in MLS - a brief examination. By Drew Epperley of Big D Soccer.

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Will Ferrell tells Jimmy Fallon about his ownership stake in LAFC. Video from the Tonight Show. Thanks to Phil for the heads up. And go Cleveland Steamers!

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USL has formed an alliance with Alianza de Futbol - develops amateur Hispanic soccer players in the US - to train, scout, recruit and sign the top players represented by Alianza. Interesting. Thanks to Charles Boehm for the link.

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Rayo Vallecano gets its hooks in the American soccer frontier with Rayo OKC. By Jack Williams of the Guardian.
  • I just want to know what Kasey Keller thinks about this project. He played for RV 1999-2001.

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I am sure many of you will not care about this, but its a helluva read: Mike Love of the Beach Boys is still rockin n rollin down the road, and still an insufferable prick. Why is that? By Erik Hedegaard of Rolling Stone.

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PBS documentary on the Black Panther Party. Controversial 60's revolutionaries. Be curious to see what we learn. Watch it online now.

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UEFA Champions League - Round of 16:
1st Leg
-Wed Feb 17
Associazione Sportiva Roma 0-2 Real Madrid Club de Futbol - RM goals by Crinstiano Ronaldo + Jese.
Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent 2-3 Verein fur Leibes├╝bungen Wolfsburg - Gent goals by Sven Kums + Kalifa Coulibaly. Wolf goals by Julian Draxler(2) + Max Kruse.
-A recap of Wednesday's Real Madrid win at Roma. By Rob Hughes of the New York Times.
-A recap of Wednesday's Wolfsburg win at Gent. From Deustsche Welle.

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The NWSL 2016 schedule has been released.



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1 Comments:

Blogger duresport said...

The Mike Love read was a riot. Guy's got quite an ego for being the least-liked member of a band that has had one hit song (and a terrible one at that) in the last 48 years.

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