Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Some Soccer News for Sep 12, 2017

It's Day 255 of 2017.

Serious construction going on in St Paul's Midway for the new @MNUFC stadium!!!!!


The group stage of the UEFA Champions League begins today.
  • Barcelona v Juventus is the big game of the day.
  • Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, PSG, Chelsea and Bayern all play today too.



Goalkeeper to Goalkeeper: An interview with new Loons goalkeeper Alex Kapp (currently on loan to Pittsburgh.) By Alex Schieferdecker for Fifty Five One.

Two games coming this week:
-Wed Sep 13
Vancouver Whitecaps v Minnesota - 9pm CT on FOX29
-Sat Sep 16
Montreal Impact v Minnesota - 6:30pm CT on FOX29



Houston Dynamo and Dash in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. By Arch Bell for ESPNFC.

How much has NYCFC improved since Patrick Viera took over? By Christian Araos for Four Four Two.

Week 28 Schedule:
-Wed Sep 13
Atlanta v New England
Vancouver v Minnesota


  • Jaime Chavez of Miami named NASL Player Of The Week
  • Jozy Altidore of Toronto named MLS Player Of The Week
  • Sunny Jane of Richmond Kickers named USL Player Of The Week
  • Whitney Church of Washington Spirit named NWSL Player Of The Week


The number of young English players taking a chance at professional football via the USA is growing, and has some success. By Jeff Rueter for the Guardian.



A Quarterfinals preview, and the big underdog Wilstermann of Bolivia. By Tim Vickery for ESPNFC.

Quarterfinals Schedule:
Leg One
-Wed Sep 13
Barcelona (Ecu) v Santos (Bra)
Botafogo (Bra) v Gremio (Bra)
San Lorenzo (Arg) v Lanus (Arg)
-Thu Sep 14
Wilstermann (Bol) v River Plate (Arg)



A youth soccer administrator from Boston says he is going to run for US Soccer President, with the election to he held in early February. By Steve Goff for the Washington Post.
  • His quote about the USA paying Klinsmann too big of a buy out clause to terminate the contract comes off as naive. Every pro coaching contract in every sport these days has a buy out clause. You don't get to hire a big name coach without one.
  • This is the 1st person to announce that they are running for the position.



How bad is Jordan Morris's hamstring injury? By Grant Wahl for Sports Illustrated.

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