Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Some Soccer News for May 2, 2017

It's Day 122 of 2017.

du Nord Futbol's MLS Hot Team Hot List for May 1:
(based strictly on performance over last 5 games)
1 Orlando
2 Dallas
3 DC
4 Kansas City
5 New York RB
6 Vancouver
7 New York C
8 Toronto
9 Portland
10 Minnesota
11 Houston
12 Chicago
13 Columbus
14 Salt Lake
15 San Jose
16 Seattle
17 New England
18 Atlanta
19 Montreal
20 LA
21 Philadelphia
22 Colorado



A hat-trick for Satan's play toy.

1st Leg
-Tue May 2
Real Madrid 3-0 Atletico Madrid
-Wed May 3
Monaco v Juventus - 1:45pm CT on FS1.



Training and playing on fake turf everyday is taking its toll on the MN United players after just 2 months. By Megan Ryan for the Star Tribune.
  • No surprise. The fake stuff has always wreaked havoc on players leg joints.

International transfer window for MLS closes next Monday. Will MNUFC make a move? Speaking of movement, whats going on with the Midway Stadium? And more. By Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.

Great re-examination of 3 key areas in Minnesota's game against San Jose - Molino/Venegas, Danladi/Jome and Cronin/Ibson. By Alex Schieferdecker for Fifty Five One.

If players like Martin, Jome, Danladi, and Greenspan (currently at Pittsburgh) are to improve they all need to be on teams where they can play 90 minutes every week. A couple minutes here and there is not going to turn 21, 22, and 24 year olds into contributing pros.

-Sun May 7
Minnesota v Kansas City - 12:30pm CT on FS1



The ultra-talented Diego Valeri has found true peace in Portland. And its shows on the field. By Andrew Wiebe for MLS.

Orlando is the top dog in the league at the moment, any way you slice it. Who thought this was coming so early in the season? Not you or me. By Paul Tenorio for Four Four Two.

The Sounders threw the kitchen sink at New England to get back into the game last weekend. By Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times.

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

Week 10 Schedule/Results:
-Wed May 3
Toronto v Orlando
KC v New York RB
-Fri May 5
Colorado v Vancouver
-Sat May 6
Seattle v Toronto
DC v Montreal
Philadelphia v New York RB
Columbus v New England
Houston v Orlando
Salt Lake v Dallas
LA v Chicago
San Jose v Portland
-Sun May 7
Minnesota v KC
New York City v Atlanta


  • Kwadwo Poku of Miami Named NASL Player of the Week
  • Adriana Leon of Boston Breakers Named NWSL Player of the Week
  • Cesar Elizondo of San Antonio Named USL Player of the Week
  • Jack Harrison of New York City Named MLS Player of the Week



Insiders hear that the final 2 home World Cup qualifiers have unconfirmed home venues. By Grant Wahl for Sports Illustrated.

-Fri Sep 1
USA v Costa Rica
Red Bull Arena, Harrison NJ

-Fri Oct 6
USA v Panama
Orlando City Stadium, Orlando FL

The Bird Is The Word


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