Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Some Soccer News for Aug 15, 2017

It's Day 227 of 2017.

Pablo Mastroeni has been fired as head coach of the Colorado Rapids. By John Meyer for the Denver Post.
  • He was #3 on du Nord Futbol's MLS Coaches Hot Seat for Aug 3, 2017.
  • Current Rapids assistant Steve Cooke named interim.


US Open Cup


Cincy is definitely the underdog in tonight's Semifinal, but NYRB have not exactly been world beaters in knock out games either.

A big big night for FC Cincinnati's very brief soccer history. By Patrick Brennan for the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The Red Bulls of New York are ready and confident that this is their year. By Brian Lewis for the New York Post.

Semifinals Schedule:
-Tue Aug 15
Cincinnati v New York Red Bulls - 7pm CT on the web at USSoccer.com.

Final Schedule:
-Wed Sep 20
Sporting Kansas City v Cincy/RBNY winner



A review of the rookie season so far for Abu Danladi. By Joe Bailey for the Santa Maria Times.
  • Newspaper is from the area where Danladi lived when he first came to America.

-Sun Aug 20
Seattle v Minnesota - 8:30pm CT on FS1
-Sat Aug 26
Chicago v Minnesota



Alejandro Moreno's always entertaining Weekly MLS Awards. [VIDEO] From ESPNFC.

The market for players in and around MLS is changing rapidly. The money is going up and up. By Paul Tenorio for Four Four Two.

Week 24 Schedule:
-Wed Aug 16
Montreal v Chicago


  • Stefano Pinho of Miami named NASL Player Of The Week
  • Luke Spencer of Louisville City named USL Player Of The Week
  • Justin Morrow of Toronto named MLS Player Of The Week
  • Samantha Mewis of North Carolina Courage named NWSL Player Of The Week



34 stadiums across the USA have been asked to submit a bid to host games at the 2026 World Cup.
  • US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is on the list, but has very little chance of succeeding because the footprint of the floor of the stadium is not regulation size for FIFA. They would need an exemption to qualify. They would also need to bring in real grass as the stadium has fake turf.
  • More on the story with a list of all potential host stadiums. By Tom Marshall for ESPNFC.



18 year old Westin MeKennie got his first start for Schalke on Monday in the Pokal. They won 0-2 at Berliner Dynamo. He made his pro debut last Spring but this was his first start. He played 55 minutes in central midfield.


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