Thursday, March 30, 2017

Some Soccer News for Mar 30, 2017

It's Day 89 of 2017.

"Unfathomable Pinheadery"

Making us all look bass-ackward:

  • You really gotta see and hear it to believe it! Reporter from AFP asks Schweinsteiger if Chicago Fire can win World Cup [VIDEO]
  • Schweinie's response was quick and to the point: "Ov courz. Zat iz every playaz dream."



Minnesota's opponent on Saturday night Real Salt Lake has hired Mike Petke to be its new head coach, but he will not be in charge of the team this weekend. That will still fall to interim and assistant Daryl Shore.
  • Petke will instead watch the game with the Dark Clouds in the MNUFC supporters section.
  • Their new coach has a big job ahead of him. By Chris Kamrani of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Match Schedule/Results:
-Sat Apr 1
Minnesota v Sale Lake - 7pm CT on My29.


du Nord Futbol's MLS Coaches Hot Seat for Mar 30, 2017:
  • 6 Jay Heaps - New England
  • 5 Adrian Heath - Minnesota
  • 4 Dominic Kinnear - San Jose
  • 3 Curt Onalfo - LA
  • 3 Jim Curtin - Philadelphia
  • 1 Carl Robinson - Vancouver

ALREADY OUT: Jeff Cassar



Dallas has signed head coach Oscar Pareja to a contract extension.

Former DC United goalkeeper Charlie Horton has filed a lawsuit against the team, former player Fabian Espindola, coach Ben Olsen and Major League Soccer, for an assault on him by Espindola in Spring 2016 which left Horton with a concussion that has forced him to retire from the sport. By Tim Ryan for Courthouse News Service.

Some MLS teams had players come home from national team duty shining in the light, while others not so much. By Doug McIntyre of ESPNFC.

The combination of Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore, the Atomic Ant and the Bulldozer, for Toronto is more than just great on the stats page. By Laura Armstrong for the Toronto Star.

Week 5 Schedule/Results:
-Fri Mar 31
Toronto v Kansas City - 6:30pm CT on FS1
Seattle v Atlanta - 9:00pm CT on FS1
-Sat Apr 1
New York City v San Jose
Chicago v Montreal - 3:00pm CT on UniMas
Columbus v Orlando
DC v Philadelphia
Minnesota v Salt Lake
Houston v New York Red Bulls
Vancouver v LA
-Sun Apr 2
Portland v New England - 8:00pm CT on ESPN2


USL has announced that they will start a 3rd division in 2019 - USLD3.
  • This would be the perfect spot for all the MLS affiliated teams.


Tempting: du Nord Music Mix Vol 117 (download + extract)



Returns next week for the Semifinal 2nd leg matches!!!

Semifinal Schedule/Results:
2nd Leg
-Tue Apr 4
Pachuca v Dallas (1-2)
-Wed Apr 5
Vancouver v Tigres (0-2)



An analyst makes the case for replacing Jermaine Jones in the USA line up. By Matt Doyle of MLS.
-Jermaine Jones is not amused:


The Terrence Boyd + Darmstadt Tracker:
  • Standings - Last place, 12 points below relegation playoff and 14 points from safety.
  • Up Next - Sat Apr 1 at Leipzig


The Miguel Herrera + Tijuana Tracker:
  • Standings - 4th place, now 3 points behind 1st after 10 of 17 games.
  • Up Next - Sat Apr 1 at Atlas

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