Thursday, November 09, 2017

Some Soccer News for Nov 9, 2017

It's Day 313 of 2017.

du Nord Futbol's 2017 MLS Awards:

MVP: Diego Valeri

Newcomer: Josef Martinez

Rookie: Julian Gressel

Coach: Veljko Paunovic

Best 11:
  • G (1) Tim Melia
  • D (4) Tyler Adams, Roman Torres, Ike Opara, Justin Morrow
  • M (4) Diego Valeri, Michael Bradley, Romain Alessandrini, Victor Vazquez
  • F (2) David Villa, Josef Martinez


I made a podcast appearance with two slightly twisted guys last night - The Dave's I know. Download or listen here.


Landon Donovan is not running for US Soccer president but he has a lot to say about the future of American soccer. By Grant Wahl for Sports Illustrated.


Picnic: du Nord Music Mix Vol 146 (download + extract)



Michael Boxall and his New Zealand teammates will take on Peru in a 2-legged series with the winner advancing to the World Cup.
1st Leg
-Sat Nov 11
New Zealand (Oceania) v Peru (CONMEBOL)
2nd Leg
-Wed Nov 15
Peru v New Zealand



Its official - Brad Friedel is the new head coach of New England Revolution.

The director of MLS's VAR program, Howard Webb, gives his thoughts on how it has gone so far. By Jeff Carlisle for ESPNFC.

On Montreal's new head coach Remi Garde. By Stu Cowan for the Montreal Gazette.


Ike Opara of Sporting Kansas City named MLS Defender Of The Year



2017 Best 11
  • G Daniel Vega - Miami
  • D: Reiner Ferreira - San Francisco Deltas, Mason Trafford - Miami, Mechack Jerome - Jacksonville Armada, Connor Tobin - North Carolina
  • M: Emmanuel Ledesma - New York Cosmos, Nazmi Albadawi - North Carolina, Richie Ryan - Miami, Dylan Mares - Miami
  • F: Vincenzo Rennella - Miami, Stefano Pinho - Miami

Final Schedule:
-Sun Nov 12
San Francisco Deltas v New York Cosmos - 7:00pm CT on beIN Sports

A clear view of and possible immediate repercussions of the NASL lawsuit against US Soccer. By Neil Morris for SBNation.


Marc Dos Santos of San Francisco Deltas named NASL Coach Of The Year



American Omar Gonzalez and Pachuca took out Americans Ale Guido, Michael Orozco and Tijuana in the last Q-finals game.

Quarterfinals Results:
-Wed Nov 8
Pachuca 4-0 Tijuana

Semifinals Schedule:
-Dates TBA
Atlante v Pachuca
Monterrey v America



World Cup Qualifying - Elimination Round Schedule:

1st Leg
-Thu Nov 9
Northern Ireland v Switzerland
Croatia v Greece
-Fri Nov 10
Sweden v Italy
-Sat Nov 11
Denmark v Ireland
2nd Leg
-Sun Nov 12
Switzerland v Northern Ireland
Greece v Croatia
-Mon Nov 13
Italy v Sweden
-Tue Nov 14
Ireland v Denmark

1st Leg
-Fri Nov 10
Honduras (CONCACAF) v Australia (Asia)
-Sat Nov 11
New Zealand (Oceania) v Peru (CONMEBOL)
2nd Leg
-Wed Nov 15
Australia v Honduras
Peru v New Zealand

Group A
-Nov 11
Tunisia v OUT-Libya
DR Congo v OUT-Guinea
13 Tunisia (+7) 10 DR Congo (+5) Group B
Nigeria already qualified from this group
Group C
-Nov 11
Ivory Coast v Morocco
9 Morocco (+9) 8 Ivory Coast (+4) Group D
-Nov 10
South Africa v Senegal
-Nov 14
Burkina Faso v Cape Verde
Senegal v South Africa
8 Senegal (+4) 6 Burkina Faso (0) 6 Cape Verde (-4) 4 South Africa (0) Group E
Egypt already qualified from this group

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