Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Some Soccer News for Jul 25, 2017

It's Day 206 of 2017.

Minnesota United has announced that their new stadium in the St Paul Midway will be called Allianz Field.





A preview of the Gold Cup Final against Jamaica on Wednesday. By Brian Sciaretta for American Soccer Now.

Bruce Arena has a pretty good idea who he has at his disposal now, after 13 games, qualifiers, friendlies and a tournament in charge. By Steven Goff for Washington Post.

The USA wants this Cup, but its not going to be easy against an unusually solid Jamaican defense. By Jeff Carlisle for ESPNFC.

Gold Cup Final Schedule:
-Wed Jul 26
USA v Jamaica - 8:30pm CT on FS1.
Santa Clara CA - Levi's Stadium.

USA Roster
  • G: Jesse Gonzalez - Dallas, Bill Hamid - DC United, Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids
  • D: Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Matt Hedges - Dallas, Eric Lichaj - Nottingham Forest, Matt Miazga - Chelsea, Justin Morrow - Toronto, Jorge Villafana - Santos Laguna, Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
  • M: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Paul Arriola - Tijuana, Michael Bradley - Toronto, Joe Corona - Tijuana, Dax McCarty - Chicago Fire, Darlington Nagbe - Portland Timbers, Chris Pontius - Philadelphia Union, Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
  • F: Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Jozy Altidore - Toronto, Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders, Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders

Jamaica roster
  • G: Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union, Damion Hyatt - Arnett Gardens, Dwayne Miller - Syrianska
  • D: Sergio Campbell - Rochester Rhinos, Oniel Fisher - Seattle Sounders, Shaun Francis - Montreal Impact, Rosario Harriott - Harbour View, Kemar Lawrence - New York Red Bulls, Damion Lowe - Tampa Bay Rowdies, Alvas Powell - Portland Timbers, Ladale Ritchie - Montego Bay United, Jermaine Taylor - Minnesota United
  • M: Michael Binns - Portmore United, Owayne Gordon - Montego Bay United, Ewan Grandison - - Portmore United, Kevon Lambert - Montego Bay United, Ricardo Morris - Portmore United, Je-Vaughn Watson - New England Revolution
  • F: Cory Burke - Bethlehem Steel, Jermaine Johnson - Tivoli Gardens, Darren Mattocks - Portland Timbers, Shamar Nicholson - Boys' Town, Romario Williams - Charleston Battery

My USMNT viewing spot in the Twin Cities is Town Hall Brewery in the Seven Corners neighborhood of Minneapolis. Look for your fellow fans in the back room.


How can more meaning be put into the Gold Cup. Lots of possibilities. By Paul Tenorio for Four Four Two.
  • The best way to do it is for there to be more quality teams in the region. And that isn't happening any time soon.



Week 21 schedule:
(12 games)
-Wed Jul 26
Philadelphia v Columbus


  • Daniel Royer of New York Red Bulls named MLS Player Of The Week
  • Miguel Gonzalez of OKC Energy named USL Player Of The Week
  • Megan Rapinoe of Seattle Reign named NWSL Player Of The Week


Besiktas has desires to be one of the worlds big teams. By Emre Sarigul for the Guardian.


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