Friday, November 17, 2017

Some Soccer News for Nov 17, 2017

It's Day 319 of 2017.

Li Yonghong stepped forth with lots of money to save AC Milan from a terrible financial situation. It turns out he probably doesn't have the money either. And things are getting very messy - literally. From the New York Times.


Has the World Cup money machine gone too far? By Barney Ronay for the Guardian.


A friend from Puerto Rico (now a soccer coach) is trying to build a database of all current soccer players in the world with a Puerto Rican background. Please help spread this around.



Caleb Porter has walked away from Portland Timbers. He has been the head coach since 2013. By Jamie Goldberg for the Oregonian.

Christian Roldan of Seattle Sounders moves up the ladder toward MLS star. By Matt Pentz for ESPNFC.

Why does Earnie Stewart keep supporting head coach Jim Curtin in Philadelphia? By Jonathan Tannenwald for
  • Hint: Its a fairly weak answer.

With no Altidore + Giovinco in the 1st Leg Toronto will need Victor Vazquez to step up. By Jeff Rueter for ESPN.

Semifinal Schedule:
1st Leg
-Tue Nov 21
Columbus (#5) v Toronto (#1) - 7pm CT on ESPN
Houston (#10) v Seattle (#7) - 9pm CT on FS1
2nd Leg
-Wed Nov 29
Toronto v Columbus - 6:30pm CT on FS1
-Thu Nov 30
Seattle v Houston - 9:30pm CT on ESPN


Lemon Scented: du Nord Music Mix Vol 147 (download + extract)



Who is this latest teen sensation Josh Sargent? By Charles Boehm for Four Four Two.



This will be the last round Of Apertura season.

  • IN PLAYOFFS - Monterrey, Tigres, America
  • OUT OF PLAYOFFS - Queretaro, Pumas, Veracruz, Guadalajara, Puebla, Santos Laguna, Pachuca, Lobos

Standings (1 round remaining):
IN-34 Monterrey (+15)
IN-32 Tigres (+14)
IN-27 America (+4)
26 Morelia (+7)
26 Leon (+6)
26 Toluca (+1)
24 Necaxa (+5)
24 Atlas (+4)
24 Cruz Azul (-1)
21 Tijuana (-4)
OUT-20 Lobos
OUT-18 Pachuca
OUT-18 Santos Laguna
OUT-16 Puebla
OUT-15 Guadalajara (-4)
OUT-15 Queretaro (-8)
OUT-14 Veracruz
OUT-12 Pumas

All Liga MX final round games on TV:
(only 2 of the 9 games have NO playoff implications)
-Fri Nov 17
NO IMPL - Puebla v Lobos - 6:30 CT on UniDep
Atlas v Pachuca - 9:00 CT on UniDep
-Sat Nov 18
Cruz Azul v Veracruz - 5:00 CT on UniDep
NO IMPL - Quertaro v Pumas - 5:00 CT on Gala
Monterrey v Tigres - 7:00 CT on Univ
Leon v Guadalajara - 7:00 CT on Gala
Necaxa v Morelia - 8:00 CT on UniDep
-Sun Nov 19
Toluca v Tijuana - 11:30 CT on Univ
Santos Laguna v America - 6:00 CT on UniDep



Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend. From the Guardian.



-Fri Nov 17
Stuttgart v Dortmund
Amiens v Monaco
-Sat Nov 18
Arsenal v Tottenham
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid
Bayern v Augsburg
Leganes v Barcelona
West Brom v Chelsea
Leverkusen v Leipzig
Liverpool v Southampton
Leicester v Man City
Man United v Newcastle
Napoli v Milan
PSG v Nantes
Roma v Lazio
-Sun Nov 19
Inter v Atalanta
Sampdoria v Juventus
Bordeaux v Marsielle
Schalke v Hamburger
Espanyol v Valencia

The Bird Is The Word


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