Friday, March 04, 2016

Some Soccer News for Mar 4, 2016

It's Day 64 of 2016.

SPECIAL EDITORS NOTE: The complaints have been heard!!!! Dortmund v Bayern Munich WILL be shown live on FX at 11:30am CT! (Ch 248 on Directv) Thank you Fox Soccer.
  • The coaches of Bayern (Pepper Guardiola) and Dortmund (Thomas The Train Tuchel) have mutual respect. From Deutsche Welle.


Here are my 2016 MLS predictions!

1 Toronto
2 Red Bull New York
3 Orlando City
4 Montreal Impact
5 Columbus Crew
6 New England Rrevolution
7 Chicago Fire
8 DC United
9 New York City
10 Philadelphia Union
1 Vancouver Whitecaps
2 Dallas
3 Portland Timbers
4 LA Galaxy
5 Sporting Kansas City
6 Seattle Sounders
7 Colorado Rapids
8 San Jose Earthquakes
9 Houston Dynamo
10 Real Salt Lake

Champion: Vancouver Whitecaps

MVP: Mauro Diaz - Dallas

Golden Boot: Kei Kamara - Columbus Crew

Breakout: Gonzalo Veron - Red Bull New York

Newcomer: Shkelzen Gashi - Colorado Rapids

Coaches Hot Seat
6 Mauro Biello - Montreal Impact
5 Owen Coyle - Houston Dynamo
4 Pablo Mastroeni - Colorado Rapids
3 Jeff Cassar - Real Salt Lake
2 Greg Vanney - Toronto
1 Jim Curtin - Philadelphia Union

Change I Want: Make ALL playoff rounds home and away.

MLS Opening Day Schedule!
-Sun Mar 6
NYRB v T - 12:30pm CT on MLS Live
OC v RSL - 1:00pm CT on MLS Live
CF v NYC - 1:00pm CT on MLS Live
HD v NER - 2:00pm CT on MLS Live
SJE v CR - 2:00pm CT on MLS Live
D v PU - 2:00pm CT on MLS Live
PT v CC - 3:30pm CT on ESPN
VW v MI - 4:30pm CT on MLS Live
SS v SKC - 6:00pm CT on FS1
LAG v DCU - 9pm CT on UniMas


Nat Borchers and his big big beard step up big big time in Portland. By Jeff Carlisle of ESPNFC.


Didier Drogba is treating Montreal Impact like a pair of old shoes that he claims to love but refuses to wear. By Kurt Larson of the Toronto Sun.


MLS 2016 season predictions from the staff of the Guardian.


Minnesota United has signed forward Ismaila Jome. The Brooklyn Park raised 21 year old played for Prairie Seeds Academy and UC-Santa Barbara (where he was listed as a defender/winger.) He is the first Minn Utd signing in a long time that comes to the team without any professional experience. He was the 2012 Minnesota state high school player of the year.
  • There are 3 Minnesota players on the teams roster now: Andrei Gotsmanov, Ismaila Jome and Brent Kallman.
  • The team still only has 4 defenders on the roster - 2 centerbacks and 2 fullbacks.


Minnesota United head coach Carl Craig gets some love from the English press. By Bob Williams of the Telegraph.


Smokin' goal from Crystal Dunn for the USWNT last night as they beat England 1-0 in the SheBelievesCup opener. Check it:


Big bad UFC card this weekend headlined by the Notorious Conor McGregor v The Stockton Badboy Nate Diaz. Before that Holly Holm defends her title v Miesha Tate.
In his previous fight McGregor knocked out the worlds best Pound-For-Pound martial artist Jose Aldo in 13 seconds flat:

A video posted by Dana White (@danawhiteufc) on


Premier League: 10 Things To Look Out For This Weekend. By Paul Doyle and Gregg Bakowsk of the Guardian.


Barcelona set a La Liga record on Wednesday of 35 consecutive league games without a loss. Unreal.


Adios Bud Collins. RIP.

The Bird Is The Word


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bold predictions. One question, so if New York City does not make the playoffs, does Manchester give Patrick Viera the same respect they give Jason Kreis?


9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate the sarcastic nature of your question Marc.
And I think my predictions are more fool hearty than bold, but thank you. I actually do believe in them!


4:25 PM  

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