Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Some Soccer News for May 31, 2017

It's Day 151 of 2017.


Hooray! All the state government portions of the new stadium have been dealt with now:

A very thin Minnesota United roster gets thinner: MLS disciplinary committee has retroactively suspended Minnesota's Sam Cronin for 1 game - Sat Jun 3 at SKC - for a pretty brutal foul on Orlando's PC. [VIDEO]
  • When the play happened Cronin was "aghast" that he got a yellow card. But the referee was standing right there looking directly at the play. On replay its an obvious red card.
  • Someone will inevitably try to argue that Cronin "got the ball first." He sure did, and then his momentum took the bottom of his cleat right in to PC's planted ankle. Lucky its not broken.

Three very good reflections on how MNUFC could get better as unveiled by the game against Orlando last Saturday. By Alex Schieferdecker for Fifty Five One.

-Sat Jun 3
Kansas City v Minnesota - 4pm CT on ESPN



USMNT centerback John Brooks has been sold by his hometown team Hertha Berlin to Wolfsburg, who barely survived relegation, for a reported $22,000,000. A record fee for an American.

Clint Dempsey, the kid from the trailer in Nacogdoches is one goal away from tying Landon Donovan as the USMNT all-time leading goal scorer. By Matt Pentz for the New York Times.

Bobby Wood is anxious to get back on the field for the USA, and hopes his injuries are behind him. From Associated Press, via Salt Lake Tribune.

Tim Howard has been named the starter for next weeks WC qualifiers.

Friendly Schedule:
-Sat Jun 3
USA v Venezuela - Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy UT - 9:00pm CT on FS1

Roster (26 players):
  • G: Brad Guzan - Atlanta United, Ethan Horvath - Club Brugge, Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids, Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
  • D: DaMarcus Beasley - Houston Dynamo, Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, John Brooks - Hertha Berlin, Geoff Cameron - Stoke City, Timothy Chandler - Eintracht Frankfurt, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Matt Hedges - Dallas, Tim Ream - Fulham, Jorge Villafana - Santos Laguna, DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle, Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
  • M: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Paul Arriola - Tijuana, Alejandro Bedoya - Philadelphia Union, Michael Bradley - Toronto, Fabian Johnson - Borussia Moenchengladbach, Dax McCarty - Chicago Fire, Darlington Nagbe - Portland Timbers, Christian Pulisic - Borussia Dortmund
  • F: Jozy Altidore - Toronto, Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders, Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders, Bobby Wood - Hamburg
  • C: Bruce Arena


US Open Cup

Third Round Schedule/Results - from last night and tonight.


Yield: du Nord Music Mix Vol 126 (download + extract)



San Jose Earthquakes have hired a new team president - Englishman Tom Fox, an executive from Aston Villa.

Week 14
-Wed May 31
Columbus v Seattle
New York City v New England
Orlando v DC
Houston v Salt Lake
(11 more games coming this weekend)


Men's U20 World Cup - South Korea

USA goes against New Zealand early tomorrow morning for a chance to play Venezuela in the Quarterfinals.

USA will be missing 3 big players: Cameron Carter-Vickers - centerback (red card), Aaron Herrera - right fullback (yellow card accumulation), Derrick Jones - defensive midfielder (yellow card accumulation)

Round of 16 schedule/results (bracket):
S Korea 1-3 Portugal
Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia
Venezuela 1-0 Japan
USA v New Zealand - Jun 1 at 6:00am CT on FS1
France v Italy - Jun 1
Zambia 4-3 Germany
Mexico v Senegal - Jun 1
England 2-1 Costa Rica

Quarterfinal Schedule/Results (bracket):
Portugal v Uruguay - Jun 4
Venezuela v ??? - Jun 4
??? v Zambia - Jun 5
??? v England - Jun 5

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

The tournament.


Canadian Championship

Montreal moves to the Finals on the shoulders of Ignacio Piatti and new Swiss play maker Blerim Dzemaili.

2nd Leg
-Tue May 30
Montreal 4-2 Vancouver - Mon advance 5-3 on aggregate.
-Wed May 31
Toronto v Ottawa (1-2)

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