Friday, June 23, 2017

Some Soccer News for Jun 23, 2017

It's Day 174 of 2017.

7 years ago today


The 23 man USMNT roster for the Gold Cup will be announced on Sun Jun 25 at High Noon CT on FOX.


Starting next week:
Every Tuesday at 6:00pm CT on 1500ESPN AM radio, the Adrian Heath Show, with host Jamie Watson.


Minnesota United

I know I shouldn't be thinking this, but what would happen to MNUFC if Ibson were to get injured?

4 Teams in MLS have not won on the road yet, the other 3 are: New England, Houston and Colorado.

This weekends opponent Vancouver is coming off a 4 game homestand in which they went 2-1-1 with 6 goals scored and 3 allowed.
  • The Whitecaps have 2 road wins, coming just 2 and 3 games ago, at Colorado (0-1) and Montreal (1-2).
  • Their leading scorers are Fredy Montero (5), Christian Techera (4), Brek Shea, Kendall Waston + Matias Laba (2).
  • VW got a late tie at home in their last game, with Techera putting in a nice free kick to make it 1-1 v Dallas.

A match preview from Vancouver's point of view. By Steve Ewen for the Vancouver Province.

Two Minnesota players who have seen significant minutes are still on the Questionable injury list: Ismaila Jome (L Ankle) and Johan Venegas (L Glute).

-Sat Jun 24
Minnesota v Vancouver - 7:00pm CT on My29.


The evolution of soccer America certainly has a place for promotion and relegation. By Paul Tenorio for Four Four Two.


Like the future doubts about rock music itself there is always the question hanging in the air - is the electric guitar a thing of the past? By Geoff Edgers for the Washington Post.



Week 17 schedule/results:
(15 games)
-Wed Jun 21
DC 2-1 Atlanta
Minnesota 3-2 Portland
Colorado 1-3 LA
Seattle 1-1 Orlando
-Fri Jun 23
Toronto v New England
Houston v Dallas
-Sat Jun 24
New York RB v New York City
Atlanta v Colorado
Philadelphia v DC
Columbus v Montreal
Minnesota v Vancouver
Chicago v Orlando
LA v Kansas City
San Jose v Salt Lake
-Sun Jun 25
Portland v Seattle



The CONCACAF Gold Cup begins on Jul 7.


My columns for 1500ESPN.

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