Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Some Soccer News for Feb 16, 2016

It's Day 47 of 2016.


USWNT finished the Group Stage of CONCACAF Olympic qualifying with a 10-0 win over Puerto Rico, and Crystal Dunn scored FIVE GOALS!!!
  • Next they take on the runner up from Group B (Canada, Guyana, or T+T) with a berth in the Olympics on the line. That game is Fri Feb 19 at 7:30pm CT on NBCSN.

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A deep-dig of a story on how (the non-redacted parts anyway) the FBI has gone after FIFA. By Shaun Assael and Brett Forrest of ESPN.

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Stand As One

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Montreal Impact has signed important centerback Laurent Ciman to a contract extension through 2018. Great move.

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Dallas and Vancouver swapped players: Blas Perez for Mauro Rosales. Vancouver got the better of that deal.
  • FCD starts the season with just Tesho Akindele and Maxi Urruti (formerly of Portland) at forward. Oof.

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The first embers of a new NASL team in Chicago have been lit.

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Which players are on the upswing for the USMNT and who's at bottom scrambling to regain some traction. By Doug McIntyre of ESPNFC.

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A couple of juicy bites of news/whispers - including Miami + Beckham. By Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated.

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Mental illness is everywhere and we should be attacking it vigorously. The story of a Sunderland goalkeeper. By Luke Edwards of the Telegraph. Thanks to BQ for the link.

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UEFA Champions League - Round of 16:
1st Leg
-Tue Feb 16
Paris Saint-Germain Football Club v Chelsea Football Club - 1:45pm CT on FS1
Sport Lisboa e Benfina v Football Club Zenit Saint Petersburg - 1:45pm CT on FS2
-Wed Feb 17
Associazione Sportiva Roma v Real Madrid Club de Futbol - 1:45pm CT on FS1
Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent v Verein fur Leibes├╝bungen Wolfsburg - 1:45pm CT on FS2

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What led to the return to the top of Serie A for Juventus? By Paolo Bandini of the Guardian.



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