Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Some Soccer News for Jan 4, 2017

It's Day 4 of 2017.

The Mexican Liga MX Clausura season begins on Friday!
-Fri Jan 6
Veracruz v Queretaro
-Sat Jan 7
Cruz Azul v Necaxa
Morelia v Tijuana
Tigres UANL v Santos Laguna
Leon v Pachuca
Guadalajara v Pumas UNAM
-Sun Jan 8
Toluca v Atlas
Puebla v Monterrey
  • Club America is getting an extra week off after playing in the Club World Cup. Atlas is off too then.


Meet Minnesota United's 2 new Costa Ricans - Johan Venegas and Francisco Calvo. By Jeff Rueter of Fifty One Fifty.


Bruce Arena's USMNT coaching staff officially announced:
  • Dave Sarachan, Pat Noonan and Kenny Arena - assistants
  • Matt Reis - goalkeeper
  • Thomas Rongen - scouting

Upcoming USMNT Friendlies:
-Fri Feb 3
USA v Jamaica - 6pm CT on FS1
Finley Stadium in Chattanooga
-Sun Jan 29
USA v Serbia - 3pm CT on ESPN2
Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego

Expect the USMNT January Camp roster to be released on Thurs or Fri. Training starts on Tue Jan 10.


Mike Magee has retired. Helluva player. Classic goal poacher. Goalkeeper one time. Great stories. 2 MLS Cups. 1 MLS MVP. Congrats and bon voyage. New York, LA and Chicago were his MLS stops.
  • And Magee had a star turn like no other in the history of MLS - as Ferris Bueller. [VIDEO]


Orlando City has signed a player very familiar to NASL fans, 22 year old Brazilian attacking midfielder PC from Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay Rowdies.


Portland has signed inconsistent 32 year old Costa Rican left fullback Roy Miller from Saprissa. He played for New York Red Bulls for several years and is known to have some of the biggest howlers in club history.


What is driving this incredible spending on players in China? The government. By Chris Buckley of the New York Times.


Another boss at Chelsea with an emphasis on the mental aspects of the game - Antonio Conte and his connection to the players. By Rory Smith of the New York Times.

The Bird Is The Word


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