Friday, February 19, 2016

Some Soccer News for Feb 19, 2016

It's Day 50 of 2016.

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


The Copa America Centenario group stage draw will happen on Sun Feb 21 at 6:30pm CT on FS2.


Minnesota United preseason matches begin Sunday - Simple Invitational:
-See all 3 MNUFC games right here.
-Sun Feb 21
Portland v Minnesota - 7:00pm CT
-Wed Feb 24
Minnesota v Chicago - 7:00pm CT
-Sat Feb 27
Minnesota v Vancouver - 4:30pm CT

  • Also at the Simple Invitational:


Minnesota United has released forward Pablo Campos. As they signed more and more attacking players it appeared to be the end for Campos in Minnesota after 3 years.
  • Campos has signed with new NASL team Miami FC.


MNUFC has been in Portland for a few days now, training at Harry A. Merlo Field at the Clive Charles Soccer Complex on the campus of the University of Portland.


The latest update on MNUFC stadium plans in St Paul. By Peter Callaghan of MinnPost.


A look at the new foreign coaches in MLS for 2016. By Doug McIntyre of ESPNFC.


Seattle Sounders have sold Obafemi Martins to Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League.


Christine Baskets is the best new TV show characters in years!


Has anyone out there seen the Coen brothers movie Hail Caesar? I need to get to the movie theater.


CONCACAF Champions League - Quarterfinals:
1st Leg
-Tue Feb 23
Seattle Sounders v America
Querataro v DC United
-Wed Feb 24
Tigres UANL v Real Salt Lake
LA Galaxy v Santos Laguna


CONCACAF is being told by a major sponsor to get its act together. By Tariq Panja of Bloomberg.


Tottenham has the best defense in the Premier League. How did they do it? by Jonathan Wilson of the Guardian.


UEFA Champions League - Round of 16:
1st Leg
-Tue Feb 23
Arsenal Football Club v Futbol Club Barcelona
Juventus Football Club v Fussball-Club Bayern Munchen
-Wed Feb 24
Philips Sport Vereniging Eindhoven v Club Atletico de Madrid
Football Club Dynamo Kyiv v Manchester City Football Club

The Bird Is The Word


Blogger Grayson said...

Bruce! I miss your dulcet tones! I've never even heard of Christine Baskets. Given that you are the hippest OG I know, I'll have to look into it.

You know I'm gonna make fun of whatever Minnesota United will be called once they come into MLS for constantly changing the name of the club, right? God I can't wait to have MinnesOOOOtans for rivals! There'd be nothing to make your recent fans hate us more than if we sign Ibarra now as a Wallace replacement and Miguel plays for us against you in MLS. That storyline seems unlikely, but man it would be cool.

One final thing: Amanda's dad works for Medtronic, and I talked with him about the team coming to MLS and its previous troublesome ownership groups (shoutout to Big Bucks but only 1 Pair of Shoes guy) or lack thereof. His remarks about Dr Bill were less-than-glowing. That surprised me.

Anyway, I hope you are well!

-Grayson (now in Spokane for Amanda's PT program)

5:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very much looking forward to any ridicule my friends in football hurl at the team i dig so much. I love it.
Many people are not fans of Dr Bill. And if you can find me a rich dude with a clean slate I won't believe it. You may not agree with the way he ran United Health Care but didnt commit any crimes and he has not wronged anyone, so I can stand behind him.

2:06 PM  

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