Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Some Soccer News for Jan 23, 2018

It's Day 23 of 2018.


Former FIFA World Player Of The Year George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia yesterday.

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Freddy Adu is getting a try out with USL team Las Vegas Lights.

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North America bid for 2026 World Cup has every conceivable amenity ready to go. The other bidder Morocco doesn't have Trump. The fact that its a race at all is worrisome. By Rob Harris for the Associated Press.

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LOS LOONS

Practice begins for 2018. By Megan Ryan for the Star Tribune.

Currently in camp:
  • 21 roster players
  • 4 draft picks
  • 1 try out
Not there:
  • 2 missing
  • 1 on loan
  • 1 in the ether

Off Season Signings:
  • Harrison Heath
  • Tyrone Mears
  • Frantz Pangop
  • Mason Toye
  • Matt Lampson

The 1 player getting a tryout so far is 6'2" forward Shae Bottum from local 3rd Division college St Thomas.

Former Minnesota player Ishmaila Jome is getting a try out with the New York Red Bulls. Good luck to him.

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MLS

Michael Bradley looks at Toronto FC 2016, 17 and 18 and thinks they can keep getting better. By Kurt Larson for Toronto Sun.
  • There is also some USMNT talk at the end of the article.

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CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The New York Red Bulls see nothing but chaos and confusion surrounding the 1st Leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals series against Olimpia of Tegucigalpa Honduras. Safety and stadium bans makes the location of that first game a mystery at this time. And this article is so damn confusing. By Austin Fido for Once A Metro.

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BIG TEAMS + GAMES IN EUROPE'S 5 TOP LEAGUES

One week after knocking Manchester City from the ranks of the unbeaten Liverpool loses to Swansea. And that is why they are so far away from winning the league championship. (Currently 18 points below Man City.)

Schedule/Results:
-Mon Jan 22
Juventus 1-0 Genoa
Swansea 1-0 Liverpool

-Wed Jan 24
Sampdoria v Roma



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