Friday, February 17, 2017

Some Soccer News for Feb 17, 2017

It's Day 48 of 2017.

It only took 13 years, but DC United finally has the all-clear to begin building their stadium. Finally! By Steven Goff of the Washington Post.



MNUFC will introduce their uniforms tonight! See you there.

The age of the core of the team - Avg 25.8 - is right where you want it to be:
21 Danladi
24 Calvo
24 Greenspan
25 Kadrii
25 Schuller
25 Ramirez
25 Gatt
26 Ibarra
26 Kallman
26 Molino
26 Saeid
26 KVenegas
28 Anor
28 Jvenegas
28 Warner
29 Shuttleworth
30 Demidov
32 Taylor
33 Ibson
34 Alvbage

Next the team heads to Orlando for the final 2 preseason games:
-Wed Feb 22
MU v Toronto
-Sun Feb 26
MU v San Antonio (USL)


Pressure must be huge on Dominic Kinnear and San Jose to have a successful season. Having a new GM over him adds to the build up. By Jeff Carlisle of ESPNFC.
  • I have Kinnear at #2 on my MLS Coaches Hot-Seat Preseason edition which will come out next week.


CONCACAF Champions League

This article includes story on Dallas' prep for this tourney. Plus news on Fredy Montero signing and a couple other things. By Sam Stejskal of MLSsoccer.

Quarterfinal Matches:
1st Leg
-Tue Feb 21
Saprissa(6) v Pachuca(3) - 8:00pm CT
-Wed Feb 22
Red Bulls(8) v Vancouver(1) - 7:00pm CT
Tigres(5) v Pumas(4) - 9:00pm CT
-Thu Feb 23
Dallas(7) v Arabe Unido(2) - 7:00pm CT
-All games on Univision Deportes


USMNT U20s at the CONCACAF Championship and U20 World Cup qualifying

Feb 17 to Mar 5 in Costa Rica.

Tournament format: 3 initial groups. Top 2 from each group advances to a 2nd group stage consisting of 2 groups of 3. The top 2 teams in each of those groups advances to the U20 World Cup, and winners of those 2 groups playing for the CONCACAF Championship on Mar 3.

USA roster:
  • G: Jonathan Klinsmann - U California, JT Marcinkowski - Georgetown
  • D: Marlon Fossey - Fulham, Justen Glad - Real Salt Lake, Aaron Herrera - U New Mexico, Erik Palmer-Brown - Sporting Kansas City, Tommy Redding - Orlando City, Auston Trusty - Philadelphia Union
  • M: Danny Acosta - Real Salt Lake, Tyler Adams - New York Red Bulls, Coy Craft - Dallas, Luca De la Torre - Fulham, Jonathan Gonzalez - Monterrey, Jeremiah Gutjahr - Indiana U, Jonathan Lewis - New York City, Sebastian Saucedo - Real Salt Lake, Eryk Williamson - U Maryland
  • F: Jeremy Ebobisse - Portland Timbers, Brooks Lennon - Real Salt Lake, Emmanuel Sabbi - Las Palmas
  • C: Tab Ramos

Group B Matches:
-Sat Feb 18
USA v Panama at 3pm CT
-Tue Feb 21
USA v Haiti at 4:30pm CT
-Fri Feb 24
USA v St Kitts + Nevis at 4:30pm CT
-Games broadcast on Univision networks.

Group A: Mexico, Antigua + Barbuda, Honduras, Canada
Group B: USA, Panama, St Kitts + Nevis, Haiti
Group C: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Bermuda, Trinidad + Tobago


The Terrence Boyd + Darmstadt Tracker:
  • Standings - Last place, 7 points below relegation + 4 points below playoff
  • Up Next - Sat Feb 18 at Hoffenheim


The Miguel Herrera + Tijuana Tracker:
  • Standings - 2nd Place, 1 point behind
  • Up Next - Sun Feb 19 at Pumas UNAM


Up Next in Liga MX:
-Sat Feb 18
Monterrey v Pachuca - #5 v #3
Guadalajara v America - the Classico
-Sun Feb 19
Pumas v Tijuana - #7 v #2


Biggest European matches this weekend:
-Sat Feb 18
Hertha Berlin v Bayern Munich


No matter what your feelings are on Italy's Serie A you can't deny that the league produces quality managers. by Richard Williams of the Guardian.

The Bird Is The Word


Blogger lukacs slc said...

Holding back on jersey comment, Dr. Bruce?
It's GREY. You're wearing GREY at home. Which means the visitors wear...their dark, or white away...? Huge fail. MNUFC has gotten a lot right, so let's blame it on Adidas.

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minn United has had gray as their primary jersey color for 5 years now. I haven't heard any complaints before today.

Uniforms are not that important to me. These new ones are fine. Nothing special. The last gray shirt with the black wing was special. At least they are not hideous.


11:17 AM  

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