Friday, October 20, 2017

Some Soccer News for Oct 20, 2017

It's Day 293 of 2017.

"I really do feel for you Crew fans"
- Anthony Precourt (team owner) without 1 bit of irony on Twitter Thursday night.

In Austin TX working on a new stadium deal Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt stuck another shiv between the ribs of Crew fans. By Brian Hofmann for the Columbus Dispatch.


Samantha Kerr of Sky Blue FC named NWSL Most Valuable Player of 2017.


Looking at the mess in Columbus and the disaster of the USMNT and pushing those issues together into one giant mountain for American soccer to climb. By Charles Boehm for US National Soccer Team Players Assoc.


14th Annual Dark Clouds End of Year Awards and Auction
Tue Oct 24
6:30pm (Auction runs 7:00 - 9:00 pm)
Lake Monster Brewing - St Paul





Only 2 games this weekend have no effect on the post season.

Two big things could happen for Toronto this weekend:
  • They are tied for most points in a season at 68, a win or tie sees them set a new record.
  • They could also set a new record for wins. They are currently tied at 20.

All 22 teams have their seasons assessed. By Matt Doyle for MLS.

Week 33 Schedule:
-Sun Oct 22
(All games at 3:00pm CT)
PLAYOFFS + SEEDING Salt Lake v Kansas City
PLAYOFFS San Jose v Minnesota
SEEDING Atlanta v Toronto
SEEDING DC v New York Red Bulls
SEEDING New York City v Columbus
SEEDING Portland v Vancouver
SEEDING Seattle v Colorado
SEEDING Houston v Chicago
Games of no value:
Montreal v New England
Philadelphia v Orlando

Western Race - 3 teams for 1 spot:
43 San Jose (12W) (-22GD) (36 GF) (v MU)
43 Dallas (10W) (-4GD) (43 GF) (v LAG)
42 Salt Lake (12W) (-7GD) (47 GF) (v SKC)
-tiebreakers: W, GD, GF



-Sun Oct 22
San Jose Earthquakes v Minnesota - 3:00pm CT on Ch. 29

Know Thy Opponent - San Jose:
  • Fighting to hold the 6th and final playoff spot. Win and they are in.
  • Only lost 1 home game since Jun 1.
  • Last time these 2 teams met was on Apr 29 in Minneapolis and SJE won 0-1 on a 54th minute goal by Florian Jungwirth after a corner kick led to a scramble in the box.
  • Local connection: Jackson Yueill is from the Minnesota Thunder Academy.
  • Goals scored: 36 (3rd fewest)
  • Goals allowed: 58 (4th most)
  • Top goal scorers: Wondolowski(12), Qazaishvili(5), Urena(4), Hoesen(4)

How Minnesota United travels. By Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.


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


USMNT - U17 World Cup

Big game for the USA youth on Saturday morning our time. And if they win the get the winner of Germany-Brazil in the Semifinal. What a bracket!

Quarterfinal schedule:
-Sat Oct 21
USA v England - 9:30am CT on FS2

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

Quarterfinals Schedule:

USA v England (Oct 21)
Germany v Brazil (Oct 22)
Mali v Ghana (Oct 21)
Spain v Iran (Oct 22)
Semis (Oct 25)
USA/England v Germany/Brazil
Mali/Ghana v Spain/Iran
Final (Oct 28)



Eastern Conference Schedule:
-Fri Oct 20
Louisville City (#1) v Bethlehem Steel (#8)
-Sat Oct 21
Rochester Rhinos (#4) v Charlotte Independence (#5)
Charleston Battery (#2) v New York Red Bulls II (#7)
Tampa Bay Rowdies (#3) v Cincinnati (#6)

Western Conference Schedule:
-Fri Oct 20
Real Monarchs (#1) v Sacramento Republic (#8)
-Sat Oct 21
Swope Park Rangers (#4) v Phoenix Rising (#5)
San Antonio (#2) v Tulsa Roughnecks (#7)
Reno 1868 (#3) v OKC Energy (#6)



Could an interim head coach be named soon? By Jeff Carlisle for ESPNFC.


Copa Libertadores returns next week for the Semifinals.



-Fri Oct 20
Schalke v Mainz
-Sat Oct 21
Napoli v Internazionale - #1 v #2
Hamburger v Bayern
Barcelona v Malaga
Chelsea v Watford
Huddersfield v Manchester United
Manchester City v Burnley
Eintract Frankfurt v Dortmund
Monaco v Caen
-Sun Oct 22
Marseille v PSG - #4 v #1
Tottenham v Liverpool - #3 v #8
Real Madrid v Eibar
Everton v Arsenal
Udinese v Juventus
Milan v Genoa
Torino v Roma
Celta de Vigo v Atletico Madrid

The Bird Is The Word


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