Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Some Soccer News for Oct 10, 2017

It's Day 283 of 2017.

Germany in World Cup Qualifying:
  • 10 games
  • 10 wins
  • +39 GD
Yes, they are going to win the World Cup again next summer. Mark it down.


Its official now - Netherlands is OUT of World Cup.
  • Other recent European qualifiers Czechia, Turkey and Ukraine out too.



-Tue Oct 10
Trinidad + Tobago v USA - 7pm CT on beIN
Ato Boldon Stadium - Couva

I will be at Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis for T+T v USA tonight.

Regular updates from Trinidad + Tobago via social media. From ESPNFC.

T+T - the last hurdle. By Grant Wahl for Sports Illustrated.

Paul Caligiuri who put the USA into WC 1990 with a goal at Trinidad + Tobago has confidence in this current USA squad to do the same thing. By Paul Tenorio for Four Four Two.

Christian Pulisic has taken a beating during qualifying, and he better get used to it cuz its not going to stop any time soon. By Andrew Das for the New York Times.

USA roster
  • G: Brad Guzan - Atlanta United, Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids, Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
  • D: DaMarcus Beasley - Houston Dynamo, Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, Geoff Cameron - Stoke City, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Michael Orozco - Tijuana, Tim Ream - Fulham, Jorge Villafana - Santos Laguna, DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle, Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
  • M: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Paul Arriola - DC United, Alejandro Bedoya - Philadelphia Union, Michael Bradley - Toronto, Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City, Dax McCarty - Chicago Fire, Darlington Nagbe - Portland Timbers, Christian Pulisic - Dortmund, Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
  • F: Jozy Altidore - Toronto, Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders, Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes, Bobby Wood - Hamburger
  • C: Bruce Arena

T+T Roster
  • G: Adrian Foncette - Police, Greg Ranjitsingh - Louisville City, Glenroy Samuel - Morvant Caledonia United
  • D: Daneil Cyrus - Juticalpa, Kevan George - Jacksonville Armada, Curtis Gonzales - Defence Force, Triston Hodge - DirecTV W Connection, Alvin Jones - DirecTV W Connection, Josiah Trimmingham - Club Sando, Kevon Villaroel - North East Stars, Mekeil Williams - Colorado Rapids
  • M: Neil Benjamin Jr. - DirecTV W Connection), Levi Garcia - Alkmaar Zaanstreek, Khaleem Hyland - Al-Faisaly Harmah, Joevin Jones - Seattle Sounders, Jared London - Club Sando, Kevin Molino - Minnesota United, Nathan Lewis - San Juan Jabloteh, Leston Paul - Pasaquina, Kathon St. Hillaire - St. Ann's Rangers
  • F: Trevin Caesar - Sacramento Republic, Akeem Roach - Vida, Shahdon Winchester - Murcielagos
  • C: Dennis Lawrence

Hex Standings:
21 Mexico (+10) - CLINCHED
16 Costa Rica (+7) - CLINCHED
12 USA (+5)
10 Panama (-2)
10 Honduras (-7)
3 Trinidad + Tobago (-13)

Hex Schedule:
-Fri Oct 6
USA 4-0 Panama
Mexico 3-1 T+T
-Sat Oct 7
Costa Rica 1-1 Honduras
-Tue Oct 10
Honduras v Mexico
Panama v Costa Rica

4th place team will play home and home series with Australia for a spot at the World Cup.



Kevin Molino has been named MLS Player of the Week! Wow.

Even playing at TCF Bank this season has set highlights and traditions. By Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.

-Sun Oct 15
LA Galaxy v Minnesota - 6:30pm CT on Ch29


USMNT - U17 World Cup

With 2 wins in 2 games the USA is looking good, and will face Colombia on Thursday. -If the USA wins the group they will take on a 3rd place team. But if they finish 2nd in the group they would most likely face Iran or Germany.

Group stage schedule:
-Fri Oct 6
USA 3-0 India - USA goals by Josh Sargent(PK), Chris Durkin and Andrew Carleton.
-Mon Oct 9
USA 1-0 Ghana - USA goal by Ayomide Akinola.
-Thu Oct 12
USA v Colombia - 9:30am CT on FS2 + Universo
Dr. DY Patil Stadium - Navi Mumbai

USA Roster
  • G: Alex Budnik - Sockers, Carlos Joaquim Dos Santos - SL Benfica, Justin Garces - Atlanta United
  • D: Sergino Dest - Ajax, Christopher Gloster - New York Red Bulls, Jaylin Lindsey - Sporting Kansas City, James Sands - New York City, Tyler Shaver - New York City, Akil Watts - Portland Timbers
  • M: George Acosta - North Carolina, Taylor Booth - Real Salt Lake, Christopher Durkin - DC United, Blaine Ferri - Solar, Chris Goslin - Atlanta United, Indiana Vassilev - Unattached
  • F: Ayo Akinola - Toronto, Andrew Carleton - Atlanta United, Jacobo Reyes - Monterrey, Bryan Reynolds - Dallas, Joshua Sargent - St Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri, Tim Weah - Paris Saint-Germain
  • C: John Hackworth

Group A Standings:
6 USA (+4)
3 Colombia (0)
3 Ghana (0)
0 India (-4)



KC goalkeeper Tim Melia left the game against Minn last Saturday with a hamstring thingy, and the team says he could miss as much as a month. That would mean playoff games. Huge blow cuz he might be the best in MLS these days.

This Red Bulls team belongs completely to Jesse Marsch - do they have what it takes to make waves in the playoffs? by Christian Araos for Four Four Two.

Atlanta United has given technical director Carlos Bocanegra a contract extension.

Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has announced he will retire at the end of this season. Too bad MLS fans didn't get to see much from the maestro.

The Eastern Conf teams will be battling for seeding over the last 2 weeks.

The West still has 7 teams fighting for 5 spots in the playoffs. So there are a lot of big games ahead.
  • The Facts On The Western Race:
48 Kansas City (12W) (+13GD) (at HD, v HD, at RSL)
47 Portland (13W) (+5GD) (v DC, v VW)
47 Seattle (12W) (+6GD) (v D, v CR)
43 Houston (11W) (+8GD) (v SKC, at SKC, v CF)
43 Dallas (10W) (0GD) (at SS, v LAG)
42 Salt Lake (12W) (-6GD) (at CR, v SKC)
42 San Jose (12W) (-22GD) (at VW, v MU)

Week 32 Schedule:
-Wed Oct 11
KEY Houston v Kansas City
-Sun Oct 15
Chicago v Philadelphia
New England v New York City
New York Red Bulls v Atlanta - 4pm CT on FS1
Orlando v Columbus
Toronto v Montreal
KEY Colorado v Salt Lake
KEY Kansas City v Houston
LA v Minnesota
KEY Seattle v Dallas - 6:30pm CT on FS1
KEY Vancouver v San Jose
Portland v DC



EAST - New York Red Bulls, Columbus, Toronto, New York City, Atlanta, Chicago
WEST IN (1 of 6) - Vancouver
WEST OUT (2 of 5) - Colorado, LA, Minnesota


Due to all the destruction in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico FC will play all 5 of their remaining games this season AWAY.


  • Kevin Molino of Minnesota United named MLS Player Of The Week
  • Eamon Zayed of Indy Eleven named NASL Player Of The Week
  • Stefano Bonomo of New York Red Bulls II named USL Player Of The Week



John Brooks is back training with Wolfsburg.


Mexican players are rallying together to form a players association to represent them in a united front to bargain with Liga MX and Mexican FA. By Tom Marshall for ESPNFC.

The Bird Is The Word


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