Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Some Soccer News for Nov 30, 2016

It's Day 335 of 2016.

We all know about the horrible plane crash on Monday night in Colombia that killed almost everyone involved in the Brazilian club Chapecoense, but most of us know next to nothing about the team, and the awful sadness that has enveloped the city of Chapeco. by Simon Romero of the New York Times.


MLS Playoffs
Lots of preview material to read:
Semifinals Schedule
2nd Leg
-Sun Nov 27
Colorado Rapids 0-1 Seattle Sounders - SS advances 3-1 on aggregate - SS goal by Jordan Morris.
-Wed Nov 30
Toronto v Montreal (2-3) - 6:00pm CT on FS1

Final is in Toronto if TFC wins tonight.
Final is in Seattle if Montreal wins tonight.

MLS Cup Final:
-Sat Dec 10
Seattle + ???


Someone has leaked the 2017 MLS game ball. Its different:


Let me first say that I hate rumors... There are a lot of rumors swirling around the internet about the NASL. I don't know what to read or believe or anything. But there is plenty of talk of the New York Cosmos going belly up, followed by the whole league going belly up, followed by multiple teams jumping ship to the USL. If you want to stay abreast of the rumors I suggest you check out these Twitter feeds (you don't need Twitter to read them, just a browser):


On Monday the New York Cosmos laid-off most employees, told players they are free to look for other teams, and left many people unpaid. Yesterday their sibling TV company One World Sports did the same thing. By Andrew Bucholtz of Awful Announcing.


Our very smart Friend-In-Football Mr T. Zathras has put together a great quiz for fans of USMNT:
Can you name the USMNT players Capped by Jurgen Klinsmann?
  • I got 63 on the Klinsmann list. And a 60 on the Arena list. Let me know your scores.


Bruce Arena knows he needs to add to the attack for the USMNT. By Doug McIntyre of ESPNFC.

Arena did a long sit down interview with the crew at MLS Extra Time Radio. [VIDEO] By Andrew Wiebe and David Gass of


Refreshments: du Nord Music Mix Vol 106 (download + extract)


Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Semifinals:
Semifinals Schedule:
1st Leg
-Wed Nov 30
Leon(8) v Tigres(3) - 8:30pm CT on Univision Deportes
-Thu Dec 1
Necaxa(7) v America(5) - 9:00pm CT on Univision Deportes
2nd Leg
-Sat Dec 3
Tigres(3) v Leon(8)
-Sun Dec 4
America(5) v Necaxa(7)

Americans in Liga MX Liguilla:
  • William Yarborough - Leon
  • Jose Torres - Tigres
  • Ventura Alvarado - America

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