Friday, May 12, 2017

Some Soccer News for May 12, 2017

It's Day 132 of 2017.

Not going well for Bobby Wood - his availability for the June World Cup qualifiers in jeopardy due to a knee injury:


One of the overseers of FIFA's supposed internal clean up was fired this week for no discernible reason. He says people he was asking questions of were going behind his back asking for his ouster. By Tariq Panja for Bloomberg.



A preview of a really tough game ahead in Toronto. By Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.

A deep break down of how MNUFC got it done against mighty Kansas City last weekend, and how that might pertain to the future. by Jeff Rueter for Fifty Five One.

Just a couple fellas standin around shootin the breeze: Abu Danladi is grilled by Sam Cronin. [VIDEO] From KARE 11 TV.

Everyone is stepping up for Toronto right now - the whole roster is in top form. Includes a few words about MN. By Kurt Larson for the Toronto Sun.

Up Next Schedule/Results:
-Sat May 13
Toronto v Minnesota - 2:00pm CT on My29

Expect some very inconsistent refereeing from Dr Evil:
AR1: Adam Wienckowski
AR2: Jeremy Hanson
4TH: Dave Gantar
  • Chapman and Baldomero Toledo are the only two who names I dread seeing come up on the list.


Screams: du Nord Music Mix Vol 123 (download + extract)



Week 11 Schedule/Results:
-Wed May 10
Columbus 1-2 Toronto
-Fri May 12
Houston v Vancouver - 8:00pm CT on MLS Live
-Sat May 13
Toronto v Minnesota - 2:00pm CT on MLS Live
Colorado v San Jose - 3:00pm CT on UniMas
Montreal v Columbus - 4:00pm CT on MLS Live
DC v Philadelphia - 6:00pm CT on MLS Live
Orlando v Kansas City - 6:00pm CT on MLS Live
New England v Salt Lake - 6:30pm CT on MLS Live
Chicago v Seattle - 8:00pm CT on ESPN2
-Sun May 14
Portland v Atlanta - 3:00pm CT on ESPN
NYRB v LA - 5:00pm CT on FS1
Dallas v NYC - 7:00pm CT on FS1



Paul Arriola started and went 90, while Joe Corona started and went 72 min, but their team Tijuana lost 1-0 at Morelia in Leg 1.
  • Michael Orozco is out due to injury.


English Championship division promotion playoffs:
1st Leg
-Sat May 13
Fulham v Reading (Tim Ream v Danny Williams)
-Sun May 14
Huddersfield v Sheff Wed (David Wagner)



The #1 seed Tijuana went on the road and lost to #8 Morelia. The playoffs have not been a happy place for Tijuana.

Both home teams won by 1-0 scores.

Clausura Liguilla Quarterfinals Schedule/Results:
Leg 1
-Thu May 11
Morelia(8) 1-0 Tijuana(1)
Atlas(6) 1-0 Guadalajara(3)
Leg 2
-Sat May 13
Monterrey(2) v Tigres(7) (1-4)
Toluca(4) v Santos Laguna(5) (4-1)
-Sun May 14
Tijuana(1) v Morelia(8) (0-1)
Guadalajara(3) v Atlas(6) (0-1)



-Sat May 13
Leipzig v Bayern - the race is over but its still #2 v #1
-Sun May 14
Roma v Juventus - #3 v #1 - 3 games to go and 6 points between them
Real Madrid v Sevilla - #2 v #4

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