Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Some Soccer News for Apr 25, 2017

It's Day 115 of 2017.


A big chance coming up next Saturday for Minnesota to grab a WIN! San Jose Earthquakes current form:
  • Won first 2 games of the season (both at home)
  • Have not won since (6 games)
  • 3 losses and 1 tie on the road
  • The road tie was 0-0 at New England
  • Only scored 4 goals in those 6 winless games
  • Have scored 0 goals in last 2 games
  • Played 4 road games and scored 2 goals

Minn opens up an international spot on the roster:

  • Ibson news and other practice session updates. By Megan Ryan for the Star Tribune.

Here are the salaries for the Minnesota United players:

Minn head coach Adrian Heath was a guest on the Max + Herc show. BEGINS AT 19:15 MARK. [VIDEO] By Max Bretos and Hercules Gomez for ESPNFC.

Miguel Ibarra steps back into the MNUFC spotlight. The Dark Knight Returns. By Megan Ryan for the Star Tribune.

-Sat Apr 29
Minnesota v San Jose Earthquakes - 7:00pm CT on My29



2nd Leg
-Wed Apr 26
Pachuca v Tigres (1-1)



Find out how much your favorite MLS player is getting paid. Info released by the Players Union.

He is not his father but Ian Harkes does have some of those qualities to go along with those unique to himself. By Steve Goff for the Wash Post.

You know it, you love it. Weekly MLS Awards. [VIDEO] By Alejandro Moreno for ESPNFC.

The Sounders moved Will Bruin into the #9 role that Nelson Valdez fulfilled so well at the end of last year and their offense took off against LA. By Geoff Baker for the Seattle Times.


  • Brian Sylvestre of North Carolina Named NASL Player of the Week
  • Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto Named MLS Player of the Week
  • Jess Fishlock of Seattle Reign Named NWSL Player of the Week
  • Enzo Martinez of Charlotte Independence Named USL Player of the Week



Last week I brought up DC goalkeeper Bill Hamid who I, at one point, thought would be the next star USA keeper. But it hasn't panned out, and a bigger issue is that NO goalkeepers seem to be panning out and the USMNT is nearing crisis mode for the future. An examination of the current prospects. By Paul Kennedy of Soccer America.



DeAndre Yedlin and his team Newcastle got a win on Monday which vaults them back to the English Premier League for next season. Huge congrats to them.


English Championship division promotion race:
(4 Americans involved)
(2 games left)
*92 Brighton + Hove Albion
*88 Newcastle United - DeAndre Yedlin
79 Reading - Danny Williams
78 Sheffield Wednesday
78 Huddersfield Town - David Wagner (coach)
76 Fulham - Tim Ream
73 Leeds United
*Promotion Earned



-Tue Apr 25
Atletico v Villarreal - #3 v #5

DFB Pokal Semifinals
-Tue Apr 25
Monchengladbach v Eintracht Frankfurt
-Wed Apr 26
Bayern Munich v Dortmund

Coupe de France Semifinals
-Tue Apr 25
Angers v Guingamp
-Wed Apr 26
PSG v Monaco

-Thu Apr 27
Manchester City v Manchester United - the Manchester derby + #4 v #5

The Bird Is The Word


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