Thursday, March 09, 2017

Some Soccer News for Mar 9, 2017

It's Day 68 of 2017.

Tuesday was an extraordinary day in the UEFA Champions League.

American Christian Pulisic had a huge game for Dortmund and they rolled into the next round. (See more below in Americans Abroad.)

But the biggest story was Barcelona overcoming a 4-0 loss at PSG in the 1st Leg only to score SIX goals at home and win the series 6-5. Unreal comeback. Si se puede indeed!

Great words to describe Barcelona's stunning comeback in the Champions League. Instantly one of the more famous games in recent years. By Rory Smith for the New York Times.
  • "Camp Nou seemed to liquefy."



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

Over 32,000 tickets have been sold for the game.

As you would expect, the coach is giving nothing away for this weekends game. By Megan Ryan for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
  • Ryan also reports that Bernardo Anor is out for what could be an extended period with a thigh injury.

Where has #1 overall draft pick Abu Danladi been?

One more time: Batman + Superman - the MLS promo video!


Fargo - Season 3:
Coming April 19


Skim: du Nord Music Mix Vol 115 (download + extract)


Goat videos!!!


People ask me all the time why I don't do playlists on streaming services like Spotify. This is the reason: Pharrell Williams had song his hit song Happy played 43 million times on Pandora alone. And do you know what me made in songwriting royalties? $2,700! From Business Insider.



At age 22 Kekuta Manneh of Vancouver is already mentoring other, even younger, pro players - like 16 year old Alphonso Davies who is turning into a main attraction for the Whitecaps. By Ed Willes for The Province.

Week 2 Schedule/Results:
-Sat Mar 11
Chicago v Salt Lake - 1:00 pm CT
New England v Orlando - 1:00 pm CT
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



Christian Pulisic - Dortmund rolled over Benfica 4-0 in Champions League with Pulisic starting and right in the middle of all the action! He got the assist on 2 goals and scored the game and series winner! What a night for the 18 year old.

Paul Arriola - scored a huge goal in the Rd of 16 in Copa MX as they beat Club America 1-0. In the Quarterfinals they will host Morelia.
  • Michael Orozco and Joe Corona both played the full 90 in this game as well.
  • Jose Villafana started and went 90 for Santos Laguna as they won 1-3 at Necaxa. They will take on Cruz Azul next.
  • Jonathan Bornstein played the whole game but Queretaro was knocked out in Penalties.

Geoff Cameron - again went the full 90 in the center of midfield as the went to Manchester City with Stoke and got a 0-0 result. Looks like he is back to 100%, if not 100% fitness.

Fabian Johnson - Monchengladbach is playing today Europa League Rd of 16 1st Leg at Schalke

Bobby Wood tells his own story - From Honolulu to Hamburg. From the Players Tribune.


A look ahead to World Cup 2018 in Russia and what we can expect to experience. By Aimee Lewis for CNN.


UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 Matches:

Advanced: Barcelona, Bayern, Dortmund, Real Madrid.

2nd Leg
-Wed Mar 8
Dortmund 4-0 Benfica - Dor advances 4-1 on aggregate.
Barcelona 6-1 PSG - Bar advances 6-5 on aggregate.

The Bird Is The Word


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