Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Some Soccer News for Nov 7, 2017

It's Day 311 of 2017.


The USA roster for next weeks friendly in Portugal has been released. (see below for list)
  • Many young players
  • Few older players
  • No Pulisic, Wood or Morris
  • No players still in MLS Playoffs
  • No Christian Ramirez either - MNUFC fans are not happy
  • No Jonathan Gonzalez - a highly touted 18 year old central midfielder at Monterrey


Friendly Schedule:
-Tue Nov 14
Portugal v USA - 12:45pm CT on FS1

USA Roster
  • G: Jesse Gonzalez - Dallas, Bill Hamid - Midtjylland, Ethan Horvath - Club Brugge
  • D: John Brooks - Wolfsburg, Cameron Carter-Vickers - Sheffield United, Eric Lichaj - Nottingham Forest, Matt Miazga - Vitesse, Tim Ream - Fulham, Jorge Villafana - Santos Laguna, DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle United
  • M: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Tyler Adams - New York Red Bulls, Alejandro Bedoya - Philadelphia Union, Lynden Gooch - Sunderland, Weston McKennie - Schalke, Kelyn Rowe - New England Revolution, Danny Williams - Huddersfield
  • F: Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Dom Dwyer - Orlando City, CJ Sapong - Philadelphia Union, Josh Sargent - St. Louis Scott Gallagher
  • C: Dave Sarachan



Robbie Rogers of LA Galaxy forced to retire due to ankle injury that he never came back from.

The Galaxy also released several players that came up through their academy system but failed to make a lasting impact on the senior squad.

Vancouver has released long time starting goalkeeper David Ousted.

Minnesota's Ibson will be a part of my 2017 MLS Best 11 list because of this skill - I call it pick pocket defense. I bet he swiped the ball off people more than 50 times this season. Remarkable at this trick:



Stefano Pinho of Miami named NASL Golden Boot Award winner
  • He had 17 goals

The last 4 years of NASL Golden Boot winners has looked like this:
  • 2014: Christian Ramirez (Minnesota United, 20 goals)
  • 2015: Stefano Pinho (Fort Lauderdale Strikers, 16 goals)
  • 2016: Christian Ramirez (Minnesota United, 18 goals)
  • 2017: Stefano Pinho (Miami, 17 goals)
I think someone should be in MLS next year - hint, hint

The Mexican Football Federation has been fined 11 times by FIFA in the last 24 months for fans homophobic chants - 160,000 Euros in total. It does not appear as though FIFA is going to do anything serious about this problem. At one point the fines were increasing each time, but the last 4 fines all went way back down.



How did Northern Ireland change their systems and mentality to make strides in world football? By Andy Hunter for the Guardian.

The Bird Is The Word


Blogger Dave DuJour said...

I think someone should be on the USMNT.

4:00 PM  

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