Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Some Soccer News for Sep 27, 2016

It's Day 271 of 2016.

Happy Birthday to Bill Groundhog Day Ghostbustin' Ass Murray.


Oof! England coach Sam Alardyce was set up by some bored "journalists" and said some really stupid shit and HAS NOW RESIGNED. He lasted 2 months and coached 1 game. What a fucked up football world the English live in.


Every time 2 or more Minnesota United fans come together the question is always raised: "Who from the current MNUFC roster could/will make the MLS club?" And yesterday that same question was asked in the comments section of this blog by "Interested Sounders Fan."
  • So here we go, this is my list of players on the current roster who I think will get a shot:
Jack Blake
Jeb Brovsky
Danny Cruz
Justin Davis
Ismaila Jome
Greg Jordan
Brent Kallman
Lance Laing
Sammy Ndjock
Stefano Pinho
Christian Ramirez
Ben Speas
Kevin Venegas
Jamie Watson
  • The impossible to answer question is, "Who will make it?" I think it could be as high as 12 and as low as 5.

My Credo: Minnesota MUST focus on building their defense first and foremost if they want any chance of success to start in MLS.


MU centerback Damien Lowe has been called up to the Jamaican National Team for a match on Wed Oct 5 v Suriname in a Caribbean Cup qualifier.


Minn United owner Bill McGuire spoke to St Paul residents today - Fred Melo of the St Paul Pioneer Press live Tweeted the talk. Lots of interesting little facts and ideas.



Allie Long of Portland Thorns named NWSL Player Of The Week.

Mauro Manotas of Houston Dynamo named MLS Player Of The Week.

Trevin Caesar of Orange County Blues named USL Player Of The Week.


By popular demand:
The Miguel Herrera + Tijuana Tracker:
  • Standings - 1st Place, 1 point lead
  • Up Next - Fri Sep 30 v Atlas


NASL Mid-Week 24 Schedule:
-Wed Sep 28
Jacksonville v Edmonton
Carolina v New York
Puerto Rico v Ft Lauderdale
Miami v Ottawa


CONCACAF Champions League Matchday 5:
  • Red Bulls can advance tonight, and all they need to do is draw on the road.
  • Its a MUST win for Portland tonight, a draw or loss will hand the group to Saprissa.
-Tue Sep 27
Antigua GFC v New York Red Bulls
Dragon v Portland Timbers
-Wed Sep 28
Plaza Amador v Tigres UANL
Dallas v Suchitepequez
Vancouver Whitecaps v Central
Monterrey v Don Bosco
-Thu Sep 29
Police United v Olimpia
Honduras Progreso v W Connection


UEFA Champions League - Big Games of Matchday 2:
-Tue Sep 27
Dortmund v Real Madrid
Dinamo Zagreb v Juventus
-Wed Sep 18
Ludogorets v PSG
Arsenal v Basel
Gladbach v Barca
Celtic v Man City
Atleti v Bayern


Four midweek games in MLS Week 30:
(all have playoff implications)
-Wed Sep 28
Montreal v San Jose
DC v Columbus
Toronto v Orlando
Seattle v Chicago


Atlanta United has hired Tata Martino as their first head coach. He formerly coached Barcelona and Argentina, the last 2 of his 11 head coaching jobs prior to Atlanta.

The Bird Is The Word


Blogger Jeff Rueter said...

Good stuff as always. Long live The Miguel Herrera Tracker!

Thoughts on the Bob Bradley to Swansea rumors for tomorrow?

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for answering my question from yesterday. It made my day to see your response and then the new blog post. Your blog is my favorite place for Soccer news after Sounderatheart. Though I love your commentary more than anyone elses. :)

Interested Sounder Fan

P.S. I also love the Loons logo and think it one of the best in U.S. Soccer no matter the name, no matter the league.

P.P.S. Who would you like to see (other than Bruce Arena) coach the Loons in MLS?

Also who do you think the Sounders will name as headcoach? Do you think that Schmetzer will get the job if he doesn't get us in the Play Offs?

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumors? I got no time for rumors.

Sounders Fan-

I want Carl Craig to succeed and coach Minnesota. But today its not looking so promising. My next fave is Sigi Schmid. After that Marco Faruzzi.

I think Seattle should go in a whole new direction with head coach. And I am pretty sure they will.

10:13 AM  

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