Friday, September 22, 2017

Some Soccer News for Sep 22, 2017

It's Day 265 of 2017.

Puerto Rico needs our help badly. The damage from Hurricane Maria is extreme.


The Mexican football league -LIGA MX - has suspended all games until further notice.
The earthquake in the country is so devastating that no one has soccer on their mind.
  • Donations to the Brigada de Rescate fund are very appreciated.
  • Thanks to Pancho Villa's Army for the suggestion of this fund.


UEFA will do away with ALL international friendlies start in 2018 after the World Cup. Any open dates on the FIFA national team's calendar will be filled with a European tournament called The Nations League. No more friendlies against European opponents for the rest of the world.
  • Here is what the "league" will look like.
  • These games will have NOTHING to do with Euro Championship (or qualifying) or World Cup (or qualifying.)


After several years of underwhelming, unexciting or even poor teams is Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United back to his old high quality ways? By Jonathan Wilson for the Guardian.
  • No matter what he does or says you won't ever get to me to say anything bad about Mourinho. I think the guys in brilliant.



People are finally catching on to what I have been saying for over 3 years - Ibson is really freakin good. By Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.
The Loons have built a solid fan base in Year One. By Chip Scoggins for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Saturday's opponent Dallas has been baaaaaaaaaaaaaad for the past 2 months. What is going on with a team that most predicted would be great this season? By Peter Welpton for Dallas Sports Day.

Dallas stats:
  • Have not won in past 9 games going back to July 22. 5 losses and 4 ties.
  • 7 scored in that time.
  • 19 allowed in that time.
  • Last game was 0-0 tie at home against Seattle on Sep 16. At least they got a good game from their defense.
  • Maxi Urruti has 12 goals
  • Roland Lamah has 8 goals
  • Jesse Gonzalez is their prodigy goalkeeper
  • Kelyn Acosta is their prodigy midfielder
  • Since Acosta, Uruti and Michael Barrios were denied Summer transfers this team hasn't been the same.

-Sat Sep 23
Minnesota v Dallas

The MNUFC Academy teams travel to Chicago to take on Sockers next weekend.


Curious: du Nord Music Mix Vol 139 (download + extract)



If New England wants to step up their game and hire a head coach that isn't coming out of the same pile so many teams in MLS pick from then here are some interesting ideas. By Steve Davis for Four Four Two.

Week 29 Schedule:
(13 games)
-Wed Sep 20
Atlanta 4-0 LA
Toronto 3-5 Montreal
-Sat Sep 23
New York City v Houston
New England v Toronto
DC v San Jose
Philadelphia v Chicago
Columbus v New York RB
Minnesota v Dallas
Salt Lake v Seattle
Vancouver v Colorado
-Sun Sep 24
Kansas City v LA - 1pm CT on FOX
Atlanta v Montreal
Portland v Orlando - 7pm CT on FS1



Wilstermann was a great story while it lasted but last night River Plate made sure there would be no return, winning 8-0!
  • Lanus from Argentina advanced on PKS.

Quarterfinals Results:
Leg Two
-Thu Sep 21
River Plate (Arg) 8-0 Wilstermann (Bol) - RP advances 8-3 on aggregate
Lanus (Arg) 2-0 San Lorenzo (Arg) - series ends tied 2-2, Lan advances 4-3 in Penalty Kick Shootout
-Wed Sep 20
Santos (Bra) 0-1 Barcelona (Ecu) - Bar advances 2-1 on aggregate
Gremio (Bra) 1-0 Botafogo(Bra) - Gre advances 1-0 on aggregate

Semifinal Schedule:
-Dates TBA
River Plate v Lanus
Barcelona v Gremio

Final Schedule:
-Dates TBA
2 Semifinal Winners



My latest theory: Could it be possible that the rebirth of the NASL originated with Traffic & Aaron Davidson who behind the scenes were looking for yet another entity to sell TV rights for and take more kickbacks.



Huddersfield has announced that Danny Williams suffered a broken foot. No word yet on how long he will be out of action.



Weekend Schedule:
-Fri Sep 22
Bayern v Wolfsburg
-Sat Sep 23
Alaves v Real Madrid
Girona v Barcelona
Juventus v Torino - The Turin derby
Manchester City v Crystal Palace
Southampton v Manchester United
Dortmund v Monchengladbach
Stoke v Chelsea
Roma v Udinese
Montpellier v PSG
West Ham v Tottenham
SPAL v Napoli
Hoffenheim v Schalke
Leicester v Liverpool
Atletico Madrid v Sevilla
Lyon v Dijon
-Sun Sep 24
Sampdoria v Milan
Inter v Genoa
Marseille v Toulouse
-Mon Sep 25
Arsenal v West Brom

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