Thursday, July 14, 2016

Some Soccer News for Jul 14, 2016

It's Day 196 of 2016.

Chant it like a mantra: Tab Ramos for USMNT


HERE is the article that the New York Times SHOULD HAVE run on diversity in the stands of MLS and American soccer. By Nachiket Karnik of Fifty Five One.


Judith Hill tells the story of being on the infamous flight with Prince when he ODed and had to be revived at a Moline IL hospital just days before he died. By Melena Ryzik of the New York Times.


A restored and 4k digital quality edition of the film The Man Who Fell to Earth starring David Bowie will be re-released in theaters this fall. The great/odd movie directed by Nicola Roeg was made in 1976.


Seattle Sounders put a 5-0 beatdown on Dallas (who played almost all backups) on Wed night, but it was costly as Clint Dempsey got a Red Card for slapping/batting at Juan Esteban Ortiz's head.
  • Dallas defender Maynor Figueroa was sent off for Dallas in just the 4th minute of game for a handball that stopped a shot from going into the goal.
  • The damage done by the Dempsey Red Card will be felt on Sunday in the derby with Portland. Not what coach Sigi Schmid needs right now.


Lots more MLS on the dockett this weekend - 4 of them look to be top notch:
-Sat Jul 16
Colorado Rapids v Sporting Kansas City - 8pm CT on MLS Live
-Sun Jul 17
Portland Timbers v Seattle Sounders 2pm CT on FOX
Montreal Impact v New York City - 4pm CT on ESPN
Phildelphia Union v Red Bull New York - 6pm CT on FS1


Up up and away as Liga MX begins its Apertura season on Friday night!
  • Champions Pachuca host Leon who already have their eyes on the trophy that'll be won in December. Don't count out America, Tigres, Monterrey or Pumas either.
-Fri Jul 15
Tijuana v Morelia
-Sat Jul 16
Queretaro v Veracruz
Monterrey v Puebla
Atlas v Toluca
Pachuca v Leon
Necaxa v Cruz Azul
America v Chiapas
-Sun Jul 17
Pumas v Guadalajara
Santos Laguna v Tigres


FC Cincinnati has already sold 30,000 tickets to their friendly against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

And the Chelsea v Milan game in Minneapolis at Jawa Sandcrawler Stadium on Aug 3 has sold 45,000.


In the NASL last night the 2 league leaders rolled to big home wins. Their confidence has to be soaring.
  • Indy's streak of games without a loss is up to 13.
  • Indy comes to Minnesota for a Saturday Showdown! Be there.

3 NASL games were played last night:
Indy 3-0 Ft Lauderdale
Cosmos 3-0 Jacksonville
OKC 2-2 Puerto Rico

This coming weekends matches:
-Sat Jul 16
Fort Lauderdale v Carolina
Tampa Bay v Puerto Rico
Minnesota v Indy
Miami v Jacksonville
OKC v Cosmos
-Sun Jul 17
Edmonton v Ottawa


The biggest NASL newsmakers this week were the Carolina RailHawks, a team that has really struggled on the field, but just had a big exhibition match and introduced a game changing player.
  • They signed Mexican star Omar Bravo from Chivas.
  • The Railhawks played a friendly against EPL team West Ham, tying 2-2 and setting an attendance record of 10,125.


Word has come out that the US Open Cup semifinals will be played Aug 10 and shown on ESPN2.
  • Quarterfinal matches will be played next Wed Jul 20.

The Bird Is The Word


Blogger Bret Busakowski said...

The US Open Cup semifinals on an actual channel?! Woohoo!

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dummy Podcast had a discussion about that Kang article. Interesting.

9:55 AM  

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