Thursday, April 06, 2017

Some Soccer News for Apr 6, 2017

It's Day 96 of 2017.

Rest In Power Don Rickles. One of the funniest and cruelest comics of all time. Vulgar without a single cuss word. My kinda guy.


Missed this yesterday, dammit: First game ever under the name Minnesota United was April 5, 2013 - 4 years ago yesterday.

MLS played its first game 22 years ago today too!

And 100 years ago today the USA entered WWI.

Also born on this day: Merle Haggard, Billy Dee Williams, Ivan Dixon, Udo Dirkshneider, Sun Wen.


The CONCACAF trio of USA-Canada-Mexico are very likely to submit a joint-bid for the 2026 World Cup. David Conn of the Guardian.
  • Also plenty of info on CONCACAF's ongoing legal battles with the US Dept of Justice surrounding long running bribery schemes.
  • This is Canada's chance to make the World Cup. By Graham Dunbar for the AP.


Details on how US Soccer and the Women's National Team got a new contract done. By Andrew Das for the New York Times.



  • Its over for MLS and the USA and Canada. Its Mexico v Mexico in the final again.
  • Unfortunately it was not to be for Vancouver. They just weren't even close to good enough for a great team like Tigres.
  • The goal from Gignac of Tigres is worth watching though. Track it down. I'm not gonna.
  • A reflection on VW just not having enough great players to pull off a big win last night. By Ed Willes for the Vancouver Province.

Semifinal Schedule/Results:
2nd Leg
-Tue Apr 4
Pachuca 3-1 Dallas - Pac advances 4-3 on aggregate.
-Wed Apr 5
Vancouver 1-2 Tigres - Tig advances 4-1 on aggregate.


Final Schedule:
-Wed Apr 19
Tigres v Pachuca
-Wed Apr 26
Pachuca v Tigres

Liga MX has really improved too. By Tom Marshall for ESPNFC.



A look back at the MN-RSL game to see what the future holds, and how the 2 new players on the team might fit into the starting 11 puzzle. By Jeff Rueter for Fifty One Fifty.

Odds and Ends and news from behind the scenes at training. By Megan Ryan for the Star Tribune.

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


Undisputed: du Nord Music Mix Vol 118 (download + extract)



Justin Meram of Crew SC has decided its not worth the hassle to go play for the Iran national team and then deal with customs agents on his return to the USA. Who can blame him. By Jeff Carlisle for ESPNFC.

Evan Bush and Hassoun Camara played for Montreal Impact when they were in the 2nd division and are still starters to this day. A couple of survivors. By Bill Beacon for the Canadian Press, via Ottawa Citizen.

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



It wasn't Bob Bradley's fault that Swanswea stinks. Period. They are in 18th place, 3 points from safety, with 7 games left to play. Best of luck to them.


The Terrence Boyd + Darmstadt Tracker:
  • Standings - With just 7 games left they are in Last place, 14 points below relegation playoff and 15 points from safety.
  • Up Next - Sun Apr 9 at Ingolstadt


The Miguel Herrera + Tijuana Tracker:
  • Standings - remian in 4th place, 4 points behind 1st after 11 of 17 games.
  • Up Next - Fri Apr 7 v America



-Wed Apr 5
Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla - stay #2 and #4
Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City - remain at #1 + #4

-Sat Apr 8
Bayern v Dortmund - #1 v #4
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - #1 v #3
-Sun Apr 9
Lazio v Napoli - #4 v #3


Five years and few months from now Qatar hosts the World Cup. Lets check on their progress as a footballing nation, as they say. By John Duerden for the New York Times.
  • Qatar will become the 1st country to ever host the World Cup without ever having played in one. Sad.

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