Friday, March 10, 2017

Some Soccer News for Mar 10, 2017

It's Day 69 of 2017.


A deep dive into the modern history of soccer in Minnesota. Great article. By Andrew Wiebe for MLSsoccer.

The home opener is almost here:
-Sun Mar 12
Minnesota United v Atlanta United - 4pm CT on ESPN2

A terrific interview of Christian Ramirez by MLS's Extra Time Radio podcast. [AUDIO]

The latest news from MNUFC and words from player Justin Davis and coach Adrian Heath. By Jeff Rueter of Fifty One Fifty.

The MNUFC home opener is important to a lot of people in Minnesota. But none more so than team director Manny Lagos. by Brian Straus for Sports Illustrated.

Star Tribune reporter Megan Ryan answered question about MNUFC for an Atlanta newspaper. By Doug Roberson for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Minn coach Adrian Heath's son Harrison plays for Atlanta United. By Andy Greder for the St Paul Pioneer Press.

Love for Minnesota's oldest and biggest supporters group - Dark Clouds:

Opening weekend in Atlanta was a sight and sound to take notice of in many ways, great and sad. By Nate Scott for Fox Sports.



Univision and MLS have made a deal with Facebook to live stream 22 games in English that are also being broadcast on the Univision network in Spanish. Great move.
  • First game will be Sat Mar 18 - Atlanta v Chicago.
  • Univision is already doing this with Liga MX

Jordan Allen, a young homegrown player for Real Salt Lake, is adding social activism to his life alongside his professional athletics career. By Christopher Kamrani for the Salt Lake Tribune.

Week 2 Schedule/Results:
-Sat Mar 11
Chicago v Salt Lake - 1:00 pm CT
POSTPONED New England v Orlando
RBNY v Colorado - 3:00 pm CT on UniMas
Philadelphia v Toronto - 3:30 pm CT
Montreal v Seattle - 6:00 pm CT
Houston v Columbus - 7:30 pm CT
Kansas City v Dallas - 8:00 pm CT
San Jose v Vancouver - 9:00 pm CT
-Sun Mar 12
NYC v DC - 1:00 pm CT
Minnesota v Atlanta - 4:00 pm CT on ESPN2
LA v Portland - 6:00 pm CT on FS1



Fabian Johnson started and went the full 90 with Monchengladbach drew 1-1 with local rivals Schalke in Europa League Rd of 16 1st Leg.

Tab Ramos talks about his CONCACAF championship winning USMNT U20 team. By Brian Sciaretta for American Soccer Now.

The Terrence Boyd + Darmstadt Tracker:
  • Standings - Last place, 11 points below relegation playoff
  • Up Next - Sat Mar 11 v Mainz



The Miguel Herrera + Tijuana Tracker:
  • Standings - 3rd Place, 1 point our of 1st and 2nd
  • Up Next - Sat Mar 11 at Queretaro

This weekend in Liga MX:
-Sat Mar 11
Tigres v Gaudalajara - last seasons champs against the new #1



Biggest matches coming up in Europe:
-Fri Mar 10
Juventus v Milan - #1 v #7 - nasty old rivals
-Sat Mar 11
Hertha v Dortmund - #5 v #3


The scumbag who leads the Russian sports ministry and soccer program, Vitaly Mutko, has been suspended from any FIFA leadership role. By Rebecca Ruiz for the New York Times.
  • He is also suspected of being the ring leader of all of Russia's doping programs.

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