Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Some Soccer News for Sep 13, 2017

It's Day 256 of 2017.

FIFA pres Gianni Infantino has been accused, by his former ethics committee members (who he dismissed), of interfering with investigations (and ultimately shutting them down) of FIFA executive committee member Russian Vitaly Mutko who is the head of their World Cup committee. By Rob Harris for AP.
  • Mutko has long been tied to real scum bags including the people who ran the doping scandal that got the whole Russian team tossed from the Rio Olympics. So why is Infantino protecting him? What is there to hide Gianni?

I've said it many times before, NOTHING at FIFA changed when Sepp Blatter and his henchmen were ousted - they just changed the name plates on the doors, business continues the same as it always has.



Tonight will be the 1st time our team has traveled to Vancouver for a game since 2010. Glad we are returning.

Do you think tonight's game isn't all the that important? Wrong-o. With a win Vancouver goes to the top of the Western Conference!

Sam Cronin and Jermaine Taylor are both out of the MN lineup with concussions.

Van's main threats:
  • Fredy Montero with 11 goals
  • Christian Bolanos with 7 assists
  • Cristian Techera has 6 goals and 5 assists.
  • Brek Shea, Alphonso Davies and Kendall Waston are other players of note on their squad.
  • David Ousted is a solid goalkeeper.
  • Their midfield destroyer Mattias Laba blew out his knee last month and will not be back this season.

Match preview with Vancouver quotes. By Jim Morris of the Canadian Press via Vancouver Sun.

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


Asking: du Nord Music Mix Vol 138 (download + extract)



Surveying the leagues most important topics this week: TFC domination, MVP race, Western race, Atlanta's continued success, and FC Dallas disaster. By Jeff Carlisle for ESPNFC.

Being declared the leagues best team isn't making things any calmer in Toronto. By Kurt Larson for the Toronto Sun.

Week 28 Schedule:
(13 games)
-Wed Sep 13
Atlanta v New England
Vancouver v Minnesota
-Sat Sep 16
Atlanta v Orlando
Vancouver v Columbus
Montreal v Minnesota
Dallas v Seattle
Chicago v DC
Kansas City v New England
Colorado v New York City
Salt Lake v Portland
LA v Toronto
San Jose v Houston
-Sun Sep 17
New York RB v Philadelphia



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)



Cameron Carter Vickers scored the game winning goal in his first game for Sheffield United where he is on loan from Tottenham. He started and played the whole 90.


Big wins on Tuesday for Barcelona over Juventus, and then all the usual's: PSG, Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern.

Wednesday games feature: Tottenham v Dortmund, and Real Madrid, and Manchester City.

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