Thursday, June 01, 2017

Some Soccer News for Jun 1, 2017

It's Day 152 of 2017.

US Open Cup

Third Round Results - from Tue and Wed.
  • One amateur team still remains in the competition - Christos FC of Baltimore. They will play at DC United in the next round.
  • Learn the story of Christos - the amateur team sponsored by a liquor store. By Alexander Abnos for Sports Illustrated.
  • Eric Wynalda's LA Wolves were eliminated.
  • 3 of 4 NASL teams advanced.
  • 9 of 16 USL teams advanced.
  • 19 MLS teams join in the next round. Those 4th Round games will be played on Jun 13 + 14.
  • Minnesota United travels to Sporting Kansas City on Jun 14.


USMNT U20s roll into the Quarterfinals with a 6-0 win over New Zealand.
  • Josh Sargent scored his 4th goal, tying him for the tournament lead.
  • 3 players missed this game due to suspension.
  • 1 starter, Gedion Zelalem, got hurt in the 1st game of the tournament.
  • Several other potential starters didn't go to the tournament due to injury or club commitments.
  • Face Venezuela on Sunday.
  • Venezuela has kept a clean sheet in all 4 games, all wins.
  • (more details below)



MNUFC began tryouts for their first academy teams yesterday, and former head coach Carl Craig was spotted on the field working with the youngsters. Very glad to hear he's out there. I hope that's going good for him.

Minn offense sits right in the middle of the league for Goals Scored:
27 Hou + Atl
26 Tor
25 NYC
23 Chi + Colu + NE
22 Por
19 LA + Phi + Minnesota
18 Mon
17 Sea
16 Orl + KC + SJ
15 Dal + Van + NYRB
13 SL
10 DC + Colo

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



Jorge Villafana somehow got his professional career off the ground by winning a Reality TV Contest. Starting left fullback for the USMNT seems to be his latest reality. By Associated Press. Via Salt Lake Tribune.

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

USA 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

Venezuela Roster:
  • G: Alain Baroja - Sud America, Jose Contreras - Deportivo Tachira
  • D: Paul Camacho - Deportivo Tachira, John Chancellor - Dolphin, Rolf Feltscher - Real Zaragoza, Alexander Gonzalez - Huesca, Jose Luis Marrufo - Mineros De Guayana, Yordan Osorio - Tondela, Rubert Quijada - Caracas, Jeffree Vargas - Arouca, Jose Manuel Velazquez - Arouca, Mikel Villanueva - Malaga
  • M: Archimedes Figuera - Universitario, Francisco Flores - Mineros de Guayana, Alejandro Guerra - Palmeiras, Jacob Kouffati - Millionaires, Francisco La Mantia - Deportivo La Guaira, Darwin Machis - Leganes, Junior Moreno - Zulia, Jhon Murillo - Tondela, Romulo Otero - Atletico Mineiro, Aristotle Romero - Mineros de Guayana, Jefferson Savarino - Real Salt Lake
  • F: Andres Ponce - Lugano, Salomon Rondon - West Bromwich Albion, Christian Santos - Deportivo Alaves, Edder Starling - Caracas
  • C: Rafael Dumadel

A look back at the USMNT's failed attempt to qualify for World Cup 1986. By Michael Lewis for the Guardian.


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



My MLS Notes:
  • Very little makes sense with Columbus. On Saturday they lost 5-0 in Toronto and last night they won 3-0 at home.
  • But Seattle was missing a bunch of players, so their loss wasn't as big a surprise.
  • Salt Lake is in deep trouble. After smoothing things out a little when Mike Petke came aboard as head coach, they've a couple wins and a bunch of blowout losses.

Nemanja Nikolic is powering the Chicago Fire with his constant search for goals. By Bob Narang for the Chicago Tribune.

Week 14
(15 games)
-Wed May 31
Columbus 3-0 Seattle
New York City 2-2 New England
Orlando 2-0 DC
Houston 5-1 Salt Lake
-Fri Jun 2
Portland v San Jose
-Sat Jun 3
New York City v Philadelphia
Kansas City v Minnesota
Vancouver v Atlanta
New England v Toronto
Montreal v New York RB
Dallas v Salt Lake
Colorado v Columbus
-Sun Jun 4
Orlando v Chicago
Seattle v Houston


du Nord Futbol's MLS Coaches Hot Seat for Jun 1, 2017:
6 Pablo Mastroeni - Colorado
5 Carl Robinson - Vancouver
4 Jay Heaps - New England
3 Curt Onalfo - LA
2 Jim Curtin - Philadelphia
1 Mauro Biello - Montreal


Men's U20 World Cup - South Korea

Big win and a shut out over New Zealand with 6 different goal scorers.

Game highlights [VIDEO]

Match recap and look ahead to Quarters. By Brian Sciaretta for American Soccer Now.

Venezuela up next, the morning after the two countries senior teams play a friendly in Utah.

Venezuela has not given up a goal so far in this tournament, while scoring 11:
  • 2-0 v Germany
  • 7-0 v Vanuatu
  • 1-0 v Mexico
  • 1-0 v Japan

USA has also scored 11 goals, and given up 4.

Round of 16 results (bracket):
S Korea 1-3 Portugal
Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia
Venezuela 1-0 Japan
USA 6-0 New Zealand - USA goals by Josh Sargent, Jeremy Ebobisse, Brooks Lennon, Justen Glad, Auston Trusty, Lagos Kunga.
France 1-2 Italy
Zambia 4-3 Germany
Mexico 1-0 Senegal
England 2-1 Costa Rica

Quarterfinal Schedule/Results:
Portugal v Uruguay - Jun 4
Venezuela v USA - Jun 4
Italy v Zambia - Jun 5
Mexico 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

Toronto pumped in 4 goals over 2nd division Ottawa to cruise to victory and head to the finals against Montreal.

Semifinal Schedule/Results:
2nd Leg
-Tue May 30
Montreal 4-2 Vancouver - Mon advance 5-3 on aggregate.
-Wed May 31
Toronto 4-0 Ottawa - Tor advance 5-2 on aggregate.

Final Schedule/Results:
1st Leg
-Wed Jun 21
Montreal v Toronto
2nd Leg
-Tue Jun 27
Toronto v Montreal



The one player on these two teams that no one is ever ashamed to praise - goalkeeper Gigi Buffon of Juventus. By Rory Smith for the New York Times.

-Sat Jun 3
Juventus v Real Madrid - 1:45pm CT on Fox from Cardiff Wales

The Bird Is The Word


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