Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Some Soccer News for Mar 15, 2016

It's Day 75 2016.

This is how the ball goes into the net during a miracle season:


Bob Bradley's La Havre are 8 points away from a promotion spot, but it doesn't look like they are going to make it. They lost last weekend to relegation candidates Sochaux and could not gain any ground on the 3 teams ahead of them who all lost as well.


Minnesota United continues preseason training in Mexico. Next up is a game on Wed Mar 16 v Cruz Azul in Mexico City.

Loons head coach Carl Craig talks about the game against the Mexico U20s last Saturday with some reservations about how preseason training is going for his team. By Wes Burdine of Northern Pitch.

Lance Laing, new to MNUFC this season, says some interesting things here about training and teammates. [VIDEO] I like it. From Minnesota United.


You know it, You love it - awesome MLS weekly awards [VIDEO] as handed out with extreme enthusiasm by Alejandro Moreno of ESPNFC.


Andrew Wenger of the Houston Dynamo has been named MLS Player Of The Week.


The head of a Washington DC city government department looked at the plans for DC United's new stadium and said, "This reminds me of a prison." Oof! By Michael Neibauer of Washington Business Journal.


The hideousness of fake turf and NFL stadiums is still plaguing Major League Soccer. By Steve Davis of Four Four Two.
  • Owner Robert Kraft needs to be crushed in the media for the way he runs New England Revolution. Those fans and players deserve A LOT more.
  • Fake turf this season at: Montreal (early season games), New England, Orlando, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. That is 6 of 20.


Guatemala has named their roster for the 2 World Cup qualifiers against the USA on Mar 25 and 29. It includes old boy Carlos Ruiz, Moises Hernandez of Dallas, Rodrigo Saravia of Columbus Crew, and Marco Pappa of Colorado Rapids.


How are the main USA players looking on the field these days as the next 2 World Cup qualifiers get closer? By Doug McIntyre of ESPNFC.


CONCACAF Champions League - Semifinal matchups:
1st Leg
-Tue Mar 15
Queretaro v Tigres UANL
-Wed Mar 16
Santos Laguna v Club America


A car bomb attack in Kizilay Square, in the Turksih capital Ankara, on Sunday has killed 35. From the Daily Sabah.


Palermo has been a mess of a club for the last decade under owner Maurizio Zamparini, but things seem worse then ever these days. By Paolo Bandini of the Guardian.
  • This club has had 34 managers since 2002 when Zamparini took over, including 5 already in 2016. FIVE! In two and a half months! That sounds like a horrible sickness to me.


Meet Paul Pogba, the player that a few of my friends claim as their favorite. From FIFA.com.


It seems like all the blue chip bargains are coming from the French leagues these days. By Rob Hughes of the New York Times.


UEFA Champions League - Rd of 16 2nd Leg matches.
-Tue Mar 15
Atleti v PSV (0-0)
Man City v Dynamo Kyiv (3-1)
-Wed Mar 16
Barca v Arsenal (2-0)
Bayern v Juve (2-2)
  • Already advanced to the Quarterfinals: Wolfsburg, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Benfica.

The Bird Is The Word


Blogger Nordy said...

Owner Robert Kraft needs to be crushed in the media for the way he runs New England Revolution. Those fans and players deserve A LOT more.


9:01 PM  
Anonymous Rich said...

Always appreciate you compiling all of this, especially the USMNT stuff. Thanks.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Rich. I have always enjoyed doing it.

8:58 AM  

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