Thursday, October 19, 2017

Some Soccer News for Oct 19, 2017

It's Day 292 of 2017.

An ode to DC United's reign at RFK stadium. By Steve Goff for the Washington Post.


How about a little Golden Gopher soccer Friday night?
  • Fri Oct 20 at 6pm CT
  • 75 degrees and sunny
  • You interested?
  • Lets do it!
  • 5 bucks is all it takes.


Crew owner Anthony Precourt seems hell bent on moving his team to Austin, but this argument says ethically the team isn't his to move. By Brian Straus for Sports Illustrated.
  • But honestly, in 2017 there isn't really much space left for ethics in sports is there?

Could the Crew leadership look any stupider this week? Yes they can:

Columbus Crew owners are in Austin talking up the move. But its not a done deal. They need a stadium location. By Kevin Lyttle for the Austin Statesman.


A shredding new album, 2nd one this year, by the great Obnox! Murder Radio pulsing with distortion is available now.



-Sun Oct 22
San Jose Earthquakes v Minnesota

The Junior Loons (U13 + U14) are in Frisco TX this weekend for something called the Central Conference Boys Regional Showcase. (A Development Academy tournament.)
  • Their next games in the Twin Cities will be Sun Nov 5 against Minnesota Thunder Academy - the first TC-DA derby!


Majority: du Nord Music Mix Vol 143 (download + extract)



All the indicators have DC goalkeeper Bill Hamid heading to Midtjylland in Denmark.

Brian Carroll has announced his retirement. He played for DC, Columbus and Philly. He is 36 years old and played in 370 games (4th all time.)

Speaking of "All-Time" stats: Chris Wondolowski is only 12 goals away from Landon Donovan's record of 145. It don't see LD's record lasting much longer than next season.
  • The next 2 closest active players are Kei Kamara (98) and BWP (86.)

You think the quality of MLS is not improving? I think you are wrong. Check this out - new records were set in 3 very important categories:
  • Passes per game: 856
  • Passing accuracy: 79%
  • Passing accuracy in final third: 65%
  • Stats courtesy MLS

MLS teams with the most losses in 2017
19 DC United (-28)
18 Colorado Rapids (-17)
17 Minnesota United (-22)
17 LA Galaxy (-18)
16 Montreal Impact (-5)
15 New England Revolution (-9)
15 Real Salt Lake (-7)

New England is the only team in MLS that didn't win a single game away from home this season.

MLS Top Goal Scorers:
24 Nemanja Nikolic
21 Diego Valeri
20 David Villa
18 Josef Martinez
17 Ignaccio Piatti (27 GP)
17 Bradley Wright Phillips (32 GP)
17 Ola Kamara (33 GP)


Abby Dahlkemper of North Carolina Courage named NWSL Defender Of The Year



Wednesday's Matchday 3 big results:
  • Bayern roughed up Celtic.
  • Chelsea + Roma went back and forth and ended tied. A good result for Roma.
  • Juventus beat Sporting CP sticking to 2nd place behind perfect Barca.
  • Matchday 5 is Oct 31 and Nov 1.

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Blogger Nordy said...

Obnox rocks

12:37 PM  

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