Friday, April 14, 2017

Some Soccer News for Apr 14, 2017

It's Day 104 of 2017.

One of the more interesting articles I have read about US Soccer in quite a while:
US Soccer has hired Englishman James Bunce as its first ever Performance Director. And according to him they have huge aspirations and the energy and resources to attempt to pull it off. By Simon Austin for the Guardian.


-Sat Apr 15
Houston Dynamo v Minnesota - 7:30pm CT on My29 in Twin Cities.

Abu Danladi is pushing himself very hard to become a starter. By Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.
  • Absorption. Osmosis. Training.

The benching of team captain Vadim Demidov cannot be an easy move for player or coach. By Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.

Looks like Houston will have productive forward Romell Quioto back from a shoulder injury. He was great in the first few games before being knocked out.
  • 2 starting defenders, centerback Leonardo and fullback AJ DeLaGarza, are both out with injuries this weekend.


What to watch out for on Bundesliga Matchday 29. From Deutsche Welle.
  • Relegation race: (bottom 2 teams go down and a 3rd plays series v #3 in Bundes2 for a final pro/rel spot)
33 Hamburger (-23) - NEXT: Sun at Werder Bremen
30 Wolfsburg (-15) - NEXT: Sat v Ingolstadt
29 Mainz (-11) - NEXT: Sat v Hertha
29 Augsburg (-19) - NEXT: Sat v Koln
28 Ingolstadt (-16) - NEXT: Sat at Wolfsburg
15 Darmstadt (-37) - NEXT: Sun v Schalke

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend. From the Guardian.


Funny Business: du Nord Music Mix Vol 119 (download + extract)



Its harder than ever for American's to find their way on to the field in MLS. Taylor Twellman talks about whether that is good, bad, both or neither? By Noah Davis for ESPNFC.

Toronto centerback Drew Moor has been pulled out of training and games due to the discovery of a heart issue. Lets hope for the best.

Mike Petke is bringing his attitude and ethic to Real Salt Lake. By Chris Kamrani for Salt Lake Tribune.

Week 7 Schedule/Results:
-Fri Apr 14
Philadelphia Union v New York City - 6pm CT on ESPN
Vancouver Whitecaps v Seattle Sounders
San Jose Earthquakes v Dallas - 10pm CT on UniMas
-Sat Apr 15
Montreal Impact v Atlanta United
Orlando City v LA Galaxy - 1:30pm CT on FOX
Chicago Fire v New England Revolution
New York Red Bulls v DC United
Columbus Crew v Toronto
Houston Dynamo v Minnesota United - 7:3pm CT on My29
Colorado Rapids v Real Salt Lake
Portland Timbers v Sporting Kansas City



Former USA-International and current Philly Union GM Earnie Stewart about the growth of American soccer. Its all good. [VIDEO] From ESPNFC.


The Terrence Boyd + Torstan Frings + Darmstadt Tracker:
  • Standings - With 6 games left they are in Last place, 14 points below relegation playoff and 15 points from safety
  • Up Next - Sun Apr 16 v Schalke


The Miguel Herrera + Several Americans + Tijuana Tracker:
  • Standings - with 4 games left they are still in 4th place, 3 points behind 1st
  • Up Next - Sat Apr 15 at Chiapas



Just 4 rounds left before the playoffs in the Clausura season!

-Sat Apr 15
Pachuca v Guadalajara - #8 v #2
-Sun Apr 16
Toluca v Monterrey - #1 v #3



-Sat Apr 15
Inter v Milan - the Derby della Madonnina and #7 v #6
-Sun Apr 16
Manchester United v Chelsea - #5 v #1

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