Friday, March 24, 2017

Some Soccer News for Mar 24, 2017

It's Day 83 of 2017.


Are you filled with trepidation??? I sure as hell am!

Holy Shit! LD jumped off the top of a food truck in San Jose last night:

LD's leap from another angle (even better):

World Cup qualifying schedule/results:
-Fri Mar 24
USA v Honduras - 9:30pm CT on FS1 + UDN
Avaya Stadium, San Jose
-Tue Mar 28
Panama v USA - 9:00pm CT on beIN + Telemundo
Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City

Articles aplenty before tonight's huge game:

USA Roster:
  • G: David Bingham, Tim Howard, Nick Rimando
  • D: DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, John Brooks, Geoff Cameron, Omar Gonzalez, Michael Orozco, Tim Ream, Jorge Villafana, Walker Zimmerman, Graham Zusi
  • M: Kellyn Acosta, Alejandro Bedoya, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Sacha Kljestan, Sebastian Lletget, Dax McCarty, Darlington Nagbe, Christian Pulisic
  • F: Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris, Chris Wondolowski

Honduras Roster:
  • G: Ricardo Canales, Donis Escober, Luis Lopez
  • D: Ever Alvarado, Brayan Beckeles, Felix Crisanto, Henry Figueroa, Maynor Figueroa, Emilio Izaguirre, Cesar Oseguera, Allans Vargas
  • M: Bryan Acosta, Erick Andino, Jorge Claros, Carlos Discua, Roger Espinoza, Boniek Garcia, Mario Martinez, Oliver Morazan, Andy Najar, Romell Quioto
  • F: Rubilio Castillo, Michaell Chirinos, Eddie Hernandez, Alberth Elis, Anthony Lozano



Match Schedule/Results:
-Sat Mar 25
New England v Minnesota - 1pm CT on MY29

My Notes On The Opponent:
  • The Revs have played 2 games and lost them both (and both were on the road) - 1-0 at Colorado and 2-1 at Dallas.
  • So they are desperate for a win.
  • If New England, who isn't missing anyone due to injury, suspension or international call up, can't utterly destroy Minnesota this weekend then they have massive issues and would probably benefit from new leadership.
  • With all of the Revs talented attackers I expect another bad loss for Minnesota.
  • Who are those attackers? Lee Nguyen, Kei Kamara, Diego Fagundez, Juan Agudelo, Kelyn Rowe, Teal Bunbury and Daigo Kobayashi.
  • And don't forget about the high quality delivery Chris Tierney contributes on set pieces.
  • The Revs have only scored 1 goal so far - which came from a Penalty Kick by Nguyen.
  • But the NER defense can be beaten. They have surrendered 3 goals in 2 games this season. And goalkeeper is a weakness for them.

Injuries, call ups and suspensions will make the task tougher for MNUFC this weekend. By Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.

MN roster for this game (just 17 players):
  • G: Billy Heavner, Bobby Shuttleworth
  • D: Vadim Demidov, Brent Kallman, Jermaine Taylor Jerome Thiesson, Kevin Venegas
  • M: Josh Gatt, Miguel Ibarra, Ibson, Ish Jome, Bashkim Kadrii, Collin Martin, Mohammed Saeid, Collen Warner
  • F: Abu Danladi, Christian Ramirez



Week 4 Schedule/Results:

-Sat Mar 25
New England v Minnesota
RBNY v Salt Lake - 3pm CT on UniMas + Facebook
Columbus v Portland


A long and wide ranging interview with Bob Dylan. Covering topics from throughout his whole life, from the early days up until right now. From


Crest: du Nord Music Mix Vol 116 (download + extract)


The 2017 USL season begins on Saturday. Here is the full match schedule.


THE HEX - CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Standings: (2 of 10 games played)
6 Costa Rica (+6)
4 Mexico (+1)
4 Panama (+1)
3 Honduras (+1)
0 T+T (-4)
0 USA (-5)

-Matchday 3 + 4 Schedule/Results:
-Fri Mar 24
T+T v Panama - 6pm CT on beIN
Mexico v Costa Rica - 7:50pm CT on FS1
USA v Honduras - 9:50pm CT on FS1
-Tue Mar 28
Honduras v Costa Rica - 4pm CT on Telemundo
T+T v Mexico - 6pm CT on beIN
Panama v USA - 9pm CT on beIN



(13 of 18 games played)
30 Brazil (+22)
23 Uruguay (+10)
22 Argentina (+3)
21 Colombia (+1)
20 Ecuador (+5)
20 Chile (+3)
18 Paraguay (-5)
15 Peru (-2)
7 Bolivia (-22)
6 Venezuela (-15)

Matchday 13 + 14 Schedule/Results:
-Thu Mar 23
Argentina 1-0 Chile
Uruguay 1-4 Brazil
Colombia 1-0 Bolivia
Paraguay 2-1 Ecuador
Venezuela 2-2 Peru
-Tue Mar 28
Bolivia v Argentina
Ecuador v Colombia
Chile v Venezuela
Brazil v Paraguay
Peru v Uruguay


International football: 10 things to look out for in World Cup 2018 qualifying this weekend. By Nick Miller for the Guardian.

The Bird Is The Word


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