Thursday, October 26, 2017

Some Soccer News for Oct 26, 2017

It's Day 299 of 2017.


Two games completed and neither was even close. Red Bulls looked really good with a complete game performance ON THE ROAD.

Knock Out Round Schedule/Results:
-Wed Oct 25
Chicago 0-4 Red Bulls
Vancouver 5-0 San Jose
Match reports:
-Thu Oct 26
Atlanta v Columbus - 6:00pm CT on ESPN2
Houston v Kansas City - 8:30pm CT on UniMas

-Very little attention being paid to game by the local media in Columbus.
-With the Astros in the World Series this actual rivalry between Houston and KC is getting little love.

Quarterfinals – Western Conference Schedule:
1st Leg
-Sun Oct 29
Vancouver v Seattle - 7:30 CT on ESPN


A small and secretly owned Mexican company could be the next people outed in FIFA scandals. By Tariq Panja for the New York Times.


MLS commissioner comments publicly about the mess of Columbus Crew moving to Austin TX. By Daniel Roberts for Yahoo Finance.


Grapes: du Nord Music Mix Vol 144 (download + extract)



I've been begging the Loons to focus on DEFENSE. But this interview with bosses Manny Lagos and Adrian Heath says they are focused on everything but DEFENSE. By Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.
  • This is hard to read. It makes me sad.
  • Lagos: "I think to add a couple more offensive players that have a little more influence in the game that can control the tempo of the game for the team is going to be important. After that, I think you could talk about depth in center midfielders and wide positions."
  • Cronin concussion improving
  • Schuller is expected back from loan for preseason camp.
  • Preseason begins on Jan 23.

This is from a similar article in the Star Tribune by Megan Ryan: "Heath did commend the work of Francisco Calvo, Michael Boxall, Brent Kallman, Collin Martin and Sam Cronin."
  • That is the heart of the defnese that set records for goals allowed. And they are rewarded with praise.
  • Am I completely wrong here? Am I missing something?

Christian Ramirez - The Year In Goals


Jose Angulo of OKC Energy named USL Player Of The Month for October



Timmy Chandler suffered a right meniscus tear that required surgery. He will be out until January.

Prior to the Gold Cup Kenny Saief suffered a hernia injury that needed surgery and then got infected. He is finally back to training with Gent in Belgium.



Brazilian team Gremio rolled on the road last night. By Tim Vickery for ESPNFC.

Semifinal Schedule:
(no TV in America)
1st Leg
-Tue Oct 24
River Plate 1-0 Lanus - RP goal by Ignacio Scocco.
-Wed Oct 25
Barcelona 0-3 Gremio
2nd Leg
-Oct 31
Lanus v River Plate
-Nov 1
Gremio v Barcelona



With 3 games left to play in the Apertura season Monterrey has locked a place in the playoffs. At the other end of the spectrum both Queretaro and Pumas are already out of the playoff chase. And both Guadalajara and Puebla are 1 point from elimination. That leaves 6 teams chasing 7 of the top 8 for the other Liguilla positions.



In a round of midweek games none of the big 5 in Italy lost or tied.

-Tue Oct 24
Inter 3-2 Sampdoria
-Wed Oct 25
Chievo 1-4 Milan
Genoa 2-3 Napoli
Juventus 4-1 SPAL
Roma 1-0 Crotone

-Fri Oct 27
PSG v Nice
-Sat Oct 28
Man United v Tottenham
Bayern v Leipzig
Milan v Juventus
Bilbao v Barcelona
West Brom v Man City
Bournemouth v Chelsea
Hannover v Dortmund
Arsenal v Swansea
Roma v Bologna
Liverpool v Huddersfield
Atletico Madrid v Villarreal
Schalke v Wolfsburg
Bordeaux v Monaco
-Sun Oct 29
Girona v Real Madrid
Napoli v Sassuolo
Lille v Marseille
-Mon Oct 30
Hellas Verona v Inter

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