Thursday, May 25, 2017

Some Soccer News for May 25, 2017

It's Day 145 of 2017.

Another good day for the USMNT at the U20 World Cup. See details below.


1st Leg of the Liga MX Final tonight - Tigres v Chivas. See details below.


In Case You Missed It
My very 1st column for 1500am ESPN: Loons Will Need To Fix Thin Roster + tease of a new podcast.


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"Miguel Ibarra's my fri-end, and he'll keep on fighting till the end..." Ibarra tells his story from Minnesota to Leon and back to Minnesota. By Jeff Rueter for Four Four Two.

Joe Greenspan has returned to the team after his loan to Pittsburgh. He got a lot of playing time at centerback and earned accolades for his performances.
  • The team will need more centerbacks (and even more so, quality centerbacks) with World Cup qualifying and Gold Cup straight ahead, mean Calvo will miss games.

Loons news, notes, noise, nibbles, etc. By Megan Ryan for the Star Tribune.

The magnifying glass is out and the game film is run at half speed, to examine the nuance of MU v LA one last time. By Noel Quinn for Fifty Five One.

Next Up:
-Sat May 27
Minnesota v Orlando - 7:00pm CT on My29



Why have so few players moved from NASL + USL to MLS over the years? Will MNUFC players like Ramirez, Ibson, Kallman and Ibarra help changed that? By Jeff Rueter for the Guardian.

The Nemanja Nikolic story is one of the very best in this MLS season so far. By Thomas Floyd for Goal.
  • Tonight's Chicago - Dallas game could be a really good one!

Week 13 schedule/results:
(11 games)
-Thu May 25
Chicago v Dallas
-Fri May 26
Toronto v Columbus
-Sat May 27
Seattle v Portland - 1:30pm CT on FOX
Vancouver v DC
New York RB v New England
Colorado v KC
Minnesota v Orlando - 7:00pm CT on My29
Salt Lake v Philadelphia
San Jose v LA - 9:00pm CT on Univision
-Sun May 28
Atlanta v New York City - 4:00pm CT on ESPN
Dallas v Houston - 7:00pm CT on FS1
-Montreal are off this week.



With the English season ending DeAndre Yedlin is back in his hometown of Seattle getting ready for the national team by training with the Sounders:



Not only is Perry Kitchen no longer captain at Hearts but the club has told him he is free to leave and not in their plans for next season. By Barry Anderson for the Edinburgh Evening News. Thanks to Martyn for the heads up.


Men's U20 World Cup - South Korea

Josh Sargent does it again! Scoring the only goal today in a big win over Senegal. Tyler Adams and Luca De La Torre set up the game winner.

Game highlights. [VIDEO]

And in the other Group F game today Ecuador lost to Saudi Arabia which puts the USA in 1st place and their destiny in their own hands.

The 17 year old Sargent is making one helluva splash. After dominating at the U17 CONCACAF championship last month he is now making his name on the international stage. And seeing as he is not attached to any professional team he must be the most wanted man at the tournament in South Korea right now.

USMNT - Group F - Schedule/Results:
-Mon May 22
USA 3-3 Ecuador - USA goals by Josh Sargent(2) + Luca De La Torre.
Incheon Stadium
-Thu May 25
USA 1-0 Senegal - USA goal by Josh Sargent.
Incheon Stadium
-Sun May 28
USA v Saudi Arabia - 4:00AM CT on FS1
Daejeon Stadium

USA Roster
  • G: Jonathan Klinsmann - U California, JT Marcinkowski - Georgetown U, Brady Scott - De Anza Force
  • D: Danny Acosta - Real Salt Lake, Cameron Carter-Vickers - Tottenham, Justen Glad - Real Salt Lake, Aaron Herrera - U New Mexico, Erik Palmer-Brown - Sporting Kansas City, Tommy Redding - Orlando City, Auston Trusty - Philadelphia Union
  • M: Tyler Adams - New York Red Bulls, Luca De La Torre - Fulham, Derrick Jones - Philadelphia Union, Eryk Williamson - U Maryland
  • F: Jeremy Ebobisse - Portland Timbers, Lagos Kunga - Atlanta United, Brooks Lennon - Real Salt Lake, Emmanuel Sabbi - unaffiliated, Josh Sargent - St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri, Sebastian Saucedo - Real Salt Lake
  • C: Tab Ramos

Group F Standings:
4 USA (+1)
3 Sengal (+1)
3 Saudi Arabia (-1)
1 Ecuador (-1)

In the knockout stage the winner of Group F will play the #2 of Group E which as of right now is New Zealand.

The tournament.


More from the U20 World Cup - Oh England, not again:


LIGA MX Clausura Liguilla

Final Schedule/Results:
Leg 1
-Thu May 25
Tigres v Guadalajara - 9:00pm CT on Univision Deportes
Leg 2
-Sun May 28
Guadalajara v Tigres - 6:00pm CT on Univision Deportes


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