Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Some Soccer News for Mar 9, 2016

It's Day 69 of 2016.

Minnesota United played their first friendly in Mexico today - taking on a select team from CF Pachuca, made up of reserves, regulars and youth team members.
  • The Loons won 1-2 on goals from Christian Ramirez and Lance Laing. (We are told that video highlights will be posted online soon.)


Tigers: du Nord Music Mix Vol 74 (download + extract)


A rare and fantastic interview with movie director William Friedkin, last week on the WTF podcast with Marc Maron.
  • Friedkin films: French Connection, Exorcist, Cruising, To Live And Die In L.A., Killer Joe and more.

A lot of young, and strong players left MLS this off-season. Will there be a lasting affect? By Jeff Carlisle of ESPNFC.


Philly Union's leader Maurice Edu has been slowed down all preseason with a nagging leg injury, but today the team announced that its now been diagnosed as a fractured bone in his left lower leg (I don't know if its tibia or fibula) and he will miss up to 4 months. Oof.


A weekly MLS topical review - High Five. This week: Drogba, Magic Mike, Red Cards, and Coaching-Is-Hard Mmmkay. By Steve Davis of


UEFA Champions League - Rd of 16 2nd Leg matches.
-Tue Mar 8
Wolfsburg advances 4-2 on aggregate over Gent.
Real Madrid advances 4-0 on aggregate over Roma.
-Wed Mar 9
Zenit 1-2 Benfica - Ben advances 3-1 on aggregate.
Chelsea v PSG (1-2)


The English Premier League has put a cap on ticket prices for traveling fans at 30 Pounds = $43. Should have been cheaper but well done.


The French Football Federation is getting dragged into the FIFA scandal as the Swiss justice dept requested that French authorities search the FFF headquarters. By the Associated Press.

The Bird Is The Word


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