Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Some Soccer News for Nov 1, 2017

It's Day 305 of 2017.

I am so sad for the people who died and were injured on the bike and running path on the lower west side of Manhattan yesterday. There is no reason for people to lose their life like this.



HUUUUUUGE win at home last night for Columbus.

Quarterfinals Results:
-Tue Oct 31
Columbus 4-1 NYCFC

Before last nights game I ran a quick Twitter poll asking which keeper would have the better game. Zack Steffen collected 78% of the vote. Then he played really well, and the other keeper Sean Johnson had a terrible game that he won't forget any time soon.

Postgame From Columbus Dispatch:

As far as the other team from last night is concerned:

2nd Leg
-Thu Nov 2
Seattle v Vancouver (0-0) - 9:30pm CT on FS1
-Sun Nov 5
Toronto v New York Red Bulls (2-1) - 2:00pm CT on ESPN
New York City v Columbus (1-4) - 4:00pm CT on ESPN
Portland v Houston (0-0) - 6:30pm CT on FS1

Jozy Altidore and Greg Vanney of Toronto focus their frustration with fans at the New York Red Bulls game who got profane, personal and way out of line. By Kurt Larson for the Toronto Sun.


An interview with a true genius. A mad genius. A perfectionist artist. Kevin Shields talk about remastering (extremely intensive) his band My Bloody Valentine's album Loveless, and potentially releasing a new album next year. By Mark Richardson for Pitchfork.


Crop-Top: du Nord Music Mix Vol 145 (download + extract)



MNUFC Academy teams took part in their first US Dev Acad regional tournament and got to see the top level teams they will always be pitted against year in and year out. From MNUFC.
  • U13s got 1 win and 2 losses - scoring 6 and allowing 6.
  • U14s lost all 3 games - scoring 1 and allowing 11.



Philly announces that Jim Curtin WILL be their head coach in 2018.
  • Currently in the #1 spot in the Hot Seat.
  • At the end of last season Jeff Cassar of RSL was #1 on the list and he lasted just 3 games into the 2017 season. They missed the playoffs on the last day. A couple points in those first 3 games would have made all the difference.
  • Several of the Union's bigger name players are OUT - Maurice Edu, Oguchi Onyewu, Charlie Davies, Chris Pontius, Roland Alberg. In all they cleared $2.9 Million in salary cap space. By Jonathan Tannenwald for

The depth of Cascadia soccer - Vancouver, Seattle, Portland. By Matt Pentz for ESPNFC.



Lanus with the big comeback to advance to the final, most likely against Gremio.

Semifinal Schedule:
(no TV in America)
2nd Leg
-Oct 31
Lanus 4-2 River Plate - Lan adv 4-3 on agg
-Nov 1
Gremio v Barcelona (3-0)



Quarterfinals Schedule:
-Oct 31
Guadalajara 1-1 Atlante - Atl advances 5-3 on PKs
-Wed Nov 1
America v Queretaro
Monterry v Santos Laguna
-Wed Nov 8
Pachuca v Tijuana



Matchday 4

PSG and Bayern are the first 2 of the 16 teams that will advance to the knockout stage.

Highlight matchups:
-Tue Oct 31
Man United 2-0 Benfica
PSG 5-0 Anderlecht
Celtic 1-2 Bayern
Atleti 1-1 Qarabag
Roma 3-0 Chelsea
Sporting 1-1 Juventus
Olympiakos 0-0 Barcelona
-Wed Nov 1
Napoli v Manchester City Tottenham v Real Madrid

The Bird Is The Word


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