Friday, August 19, 2016

Some Soccer News for Aug 19, 2016

It's Day 232 of 2016.

Dear Metallica, I have never asked you for anything, and will admit I haven't liked very much of your music since Cliff passed away, but now I am asking for a favor, please stop.


Minnesota United officially steps in to Major League Soccer tonight with a big press conference and party in St Paul at CHS Field.
  • How the team that nobody wanted has become beloved. An historical timeline. By Andy Greder of the St Paul Pioneer Press
  • Lots of quotes from yours truly in both articles.

My former podcast partner Wes Burdine was the guest on Extra Time Radio (MLS's in-house podcast/radio show) yesterday talking all things Minnesota United. [AUDIO]

You can watch a live video stream of the Minnesota Next Stop MLS press conference tonight at 6pm CT.

Lots and lots of talk about expansion in MLS starting with Minnesota, and some on NASL and USL too. By Brian Straus of Sports Illustrated.


NASL Week 18:
-Sat Aug 20
Jacksonville v Minnesota - 1:30pm CT on My29 (Twin Cities) + ESPN3
Fort Lauderdale v Ottawa
Carolina v Indy
Puerto Rico v Cosmos
Tampa Bay v Edmonton
OKC v Miami


ESPN Deports/du Nord Futbol Jersey Giveaway:
All week we asked you soccer questions here on the du Nord Futbol blog, and on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, you gave us your answers and we compiled a list of all the answerees names. Then we put all those names into a big box and drew out the name of 1 winner this morning!
  • Winner is E.X. Aguilar Barrera @el_oregonio


OFFICIAL: US Open Cup Final
-Tue Sep 13
FC Dallas v New England Revolution - at 9pm CT on ESPN2 and UDN


Big Matches in MLS Week 24
-Sat Aug 20
New York City v LA Galaxy - 2pm CT on ESPN
Philadelphia Union v Toronto - 6:00pm CT on MLS Live
Real Salt Lake v Dallas - 9:00pm CT on MLS Live
-Sun Aug 21
Seattle Sounders v Portland Timbers - 8:30pm CT on FS1


CONCACAF Champions League group stage Matchday 2 schedule:
  • Pumas and coach Paco Palencia got the home win they needed.
  • Saprissa were the biggest winners this week getting 6 goals at home.
  • Matchday 3 is next week.
  • Viewing options: Univision Deportes and Facebook.
-Thu Aug 18
Suchitepequez (GUA) 1-0 Real Esteli (NIC)
Pumas UNAM (MEX) 2-0 Progreso (HON)
Saprissa (CR) 6-0 Dragon (SAL)


Bob Bradley + Le Havre Tracker:
Up Next - Fri Aug 19 - L 1-3 at home v Troyes


Spain's La Liga season preview - a weird world, with a third team joining the Big 2 in recent years, but the rest of the league can almost feel irrelevant. By Sid Lowe of the Guardian.


Olympic Tournament Finals Match Schedule:
-Fri Aug 19
Sweden v Germany
-Sat Aug 20
Brazil v Germany

The Bird Is The Word


Blogger lukacs slc said...

CONGRATS, Bruce! Huge that the league deferred on the name. Community power that you were a big part of!!
Ps don't sweat the "FC" in the name. Let's take it back from helmetball.

11:28 PM  
Blogger The World Wakes Up said...

Bruce love everything you contribute to soccer and shame on me for having it take reading your name in an article to remember your amazing site!

Keep up the good work!
-David Fox (from way back when, peanuts wings in KC and watching sporting play with Graham.)

12:38 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

Thank you lukacs slc and David Fox!!! That means a lot.


8:52 AM  

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