Thursday, April 20, 2017

Some Soccer News for Apr 20, 2017

It's Day 110 of 2017.

Apparently all members of the winning team got these:

  • Chivas de Guadalajara won the Copa MX last night, tying Morelia 0-0 and then winning it 3-1 in a Penalty Kick Shootout.



Sam Cronin and Marc Burch will face the team they just left, Colorado, this weekend with their new MNUFC team. By Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.

Updates on Marc Burch (possible injury), a couple others, and Baskim Kadrii quotes as he feels he is starting to get the groove of it all. By Megan Ryan for the Star Tribune.

-Sun Apr 23
Minnesota v Colorado - 5:00pm CT on My29 + Altitude


Integer: du Nord Music Mix 120 (download + extract)


Sleep - Antarcticans Thawed
  • I saw them perform this song last night in Minneapolis - They sandblasted the floors, ceilings and walls of the whole Mainroom at First Ave, and everything inside the heads of every person in the room. Impressive.



Juve went to Barca and set up the good old fashioned Italiano Catanacio! Yes Barca had chances, but for whatever reason they were a mile off target on almost every one of them.

And Monaco stuck a thumb in the eye of the still wounded, from the bomb attack, Dortmund. This game was over quickly and mercilessly.

  • Atletico Madrid
  • Juventus
  • Monaco
  • Real Madrid

Semifinal draw will be held on Friday morning (European time.)

Quarterfinal Schedule Results:
Leg 2
-Wed Apr 19
Barcelona 0-0 Juventus - Juv advances 3-0 on aggregate
Monaco 3-1 Dortmund - Mon advances 6-3 on aggregate



34 year old Clint Dempsey ain't done yet. By Jeff Carlisle for ESPNFC.

Defense is leading the way for Sporting Kansas City's re-rise to the top of MLS. But that's not the only reason. By Scott French for Four Four Two.

I remember when I thought DC United goalkeeper Bill Hamid would be the future USMNT star keeper. But injuries and inconsistency have foiled that hype train. And he has let in some awful goals this season. Like the two he gave up to RBNY last weekend:

The surprise quality of Zack Steffen is one of the reasons Columbus is simply better this season. The 22 year old American goalkeeper had been in Europe for several years prior to last year. By Andrew Erickson for the Columbus Dispatch.

Week 8 Schedule/Results:
-Wed Apr 19
New England 0-0 San Jose
-Fri Apr 21
Toronto V Chicago
-Sat Apr 22
Philadelphia v Montreal
Houston v San Jose - 3:00 CT on UniMas
Portland v Vancouver
New England v DC
NYRB v Columbus
Dallas v Kansas City
Salt Lake v Atlanta
-Sun Apr 23
NYC v Orlando - 12:30 CT on FS1
LA v Seattle - 3:00 CT on ESPN
Minnesota v Colorado



USMNT U-17 team hits the World Cup qualifying and CONCACAF championship tournament this week.
April 21 - May 7 in Panama.

USA Roster:
  • G: Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos (Benfica), Justin Garces (Kendall)
  • D: Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City), James Sands (New York City), Arturo Vasquez (Golden State), Akil Watts (IMG Academy)
  • M: George Acosta (Weston), Taylor Booth (Real Salt Lake AZ), Christopher Durkin (DC United), Blaine Ferri (Solar Chelsea), Christopher Goslin (Atlanta United), Indiana Vassilev (IMG Academy), Adrian Villegas (Portland Timbers)
  • F: Ayomide Akinola (Toronto), Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United), Zyen Jones (Atlanta United), Bryan Reynolds Jr (Dallas), Joshua Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri) Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain)

Group C - USA Schedule/Results:
-Sun Apr 23
USA v Jamaica - 12:30 CT
-Wed Apr 26
USA v Mexico - 5:30 CT
-Sat Apr 29
USA v El Salvador - 10:30am CT
-Streamed live on the CONCACAF Facebook page.

  • 1st Group stage (round robin) - 3 groups of 4 teams - top two advance
  • 2nd Group stage (round robin) - 2 groups of 3 teams - top two qualify for World Cup
  • Final - 1st place teams in each group play for CONCACAF championship.
  • World Cup is Oct 6-28 in India.


The Terrence Boyd + Torstan Frings + Darmstadt Tracker:
  • Note: for all intents and purposes they are fucked and going down!
  • Standings - 5 games left, in Last place, still 14 points below relegation playoff and 15 points from safety
  • Up Next - Sat Apr 22 at Hamburger


The Miguel Herrera + Several Americans + Tijuana Tracker:
  • Standings - now just 3 games left, they move up to 2nd place, 1 point behind 1st Toluca...
  • Up Next - And wouldn't you know it: Fri Apr 21 v Toluca!


The players in England have voted their Best 11 of the 2016/17 season. From the Guardian.



-Sun Apr 23
Real Madrid v Barcelona - #1 v #2
Lyon v Monaco - #4 v #1

English FA Cup Semifinals
-Sat Apr 22
Chelsea v Tottenham
-Sun Apr 23
Arsenal v Manchester City

The Bird Is The Word


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