Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Some Soccer News for Apr 4, 2017

It's Day 94 of 2017.

I meant to write this yesterday, but it was really interesting to see Kyle Beckerman being a complete non-factor for RSL against Minnesota. I am so used to him dominating the game that it was odd to see him so quiet.


An impressive and popular museum in Dortmund shows the history of German football and its connection to society, with both glory and shame included. By Alison Smale for the New York Times.


The historic past and possible future of Steaua Buchurest is being fought over by public and private interests, and its an ugly mess with neither side looking all that great. By Jame Montague for the New York Times.



Minn Utd's current status from 2 perspectives: This team is good enough for now. This team is really bad. By Alex Schieferdecker for Fifty Five One.

Team notes from today's practice session. By Megan Ryan for the Star Tribune.

Match Schedule/Results:
-Sat Apr 8
Dallas v Minnesota - 7:00pm CT on My29 + TXA-21



A look at 6 very young (under 20), very talented players in MLS. By Matt Doyle for MLS.

You know it, you love it. The weekly awards parody(?) [VIDEO] By Alejandro Moreno for ESPNFC.

Does the next batch of 4 (or 5) expansion teams need to have big bucks beyond just the entrance fee/stadium costs in order to add to MLS rather than just be a part of it? By Paul Tenorio for Four Four Two.

Week 6 Schedule/Results:
-Fri Apr 7
LA Galaxy v Montreal Impact
-Sat Apr 8
Chicago Fire v Columbus Crew
New England Revolution v Houston Dynamo
DC United v New York City - 3:00pm CT on UniMas
Philadelphia Union v Portland Timbers
Toronto v Atlanta United
Dallas v Minnesota United
Real Salt Lake v Vancouver Whitecaps
San Jose Earthquakes v Seattle Sounders
-Sun Apr 9
Orlando City v New York Red Bulls - 3:00pm CT on ESPN
Sporting Kansas City v Colorado Rapids - 6:00pm CT on FS1

St Louis's bid for MLS expansion is at a key moment today - citizen will vote on a tax measure to help fund some of the stadium. If it fails the bid will be a whole lot harder to pull off.


Cubo Torres of Houston Dynamo Named MLS Player Of The Week.
Justin Braun of Indy Eleven Named NASL Player Of The Week.
Christian Volesky of Saint Louis FC Named USL Player Of The Week.



Kellyn Acosta and Dallas have had a great last 15 months. Right now all their focus is on the CCL. By Brian Sciaretta for American Soccer Now.

Semifinal Schedule/Results:
2nd Leg
-Tue Apr 4
Pachuca v Dallas (1-2) - 9pm CT on Univision Deportes + CONCACAF Facebook
-Wed Apr 5
Vancouver v Tigres (0-2) - 9pm CT on Univision Deportes, Galavision + CONCACAF Facebook


Jermaine Jones asks why its him specifically that gets so much criticism from US fans. Why is he singled out so regularly? Text from the Max & Herc Podcast from ESPN.



Today it was Pulisic v Wood as Dortmund beat Hamburg 3-0 in the Bundesliga.
  • Wood started and went 84 min. Pulisic came off the bench in the 60th min.

Youngster Weston McKennie at Schalke wants to follow the Christian Pulisic blue print. By Stephan Uersfeld for ESPNFC.



Big upset today as Bayern loses for only the 2nd time this season in league play.

-Tue Apr 4
Hoffenheim 1-0 Bayern Munich - #3 v #1 (now with just 14 pts between them)
Koln 1-0 Eintracht Frankfurt - goes from #6 to #5 v stays #7
Manchester United 1-1 Everton - both remain at #5 v #7
-Wed Apr 5
Barcelona v Sevilla - #2 v #4
Chelsea v Manchester City - #1 v #4

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