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Some Soccer News for Dec 11, 2017

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It's Day 345 of 2017.


Toronto are the new MLS Champions!

Tigres are the new Liga MX Champions!

A big weekend for North American soccer.

dN

It's crazy to think that I joined Twitter 10 years ago today. It has changed my soccer world like nothing else ever has.

Some Soccer News for Dec 7, 2017

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It's Day 341 of 2017.


The USMNT annual winter camp will start Jan 10 in Carson, CA.
  • Dave Saracan will again be interim head coach.
  • Rumor says they will call in around 30 players.
  • As in most years it will be all players who are on a break from their club season, so mostly MLS.

Some Soccer News for Dec 6, 2017

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It's Day 340 of 2017.


The Draw for the CONCACAF Champions League knock out stage is Mon Dec 18.
  • The Round of 16 begins on Feb 20.
  • Five MLS teams in the tourney: Colorado Rapids, Dallas, New York Red Bulls, Seattle Sounders, and Toronto (as Canadian champs)

dN

MLS CUP FINAL

-Sat Dec 9
Toronto FC v Seattle Sounders FC - kickoff at 3:30pm CT on ESPN
  • I will be watching the game at New Bohemia on Lake Street in Minneapolis

Media:
  • BUZZWORD ALERT: Seattle not feeling the PRESSURE to repeat.

Some Soccer News for Dec 5, 2017

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It's Day 339 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED

Nick Rogers has relieved of his job as President of Minnesota United. He had been the right hand of Dr Bill McGuire since he bought the team in 2012.
  • I want to thank Nick for everything he has done. We have had our conflicts over the years but always moved past them.

Some Soccer News for Dec 4, 2017

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It's Day 338 of 2017.


My fellow Minnesota United fans, and Dark Clouds especially, always make me happy. Here is a small taste why:
'You know nothing Grant Wahl'

Why is soccer so great? @GrantWahl looks back at some of his botched predictions and the fans who let him hear about it ?

Some Soccer News for Dec 1, 2017

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It's Day 335 of 2017.


WORLD CUP GROUP STAGE DRAW

First game: Thu Jun 14 - Russia v Saudi Arabia

The lowest ranked team in the tournament is the host - Russia. And they are in the easiest group BY A MILE!

Group A - 43.75 Avg FIFA Rank
  • 1 Russia - 65
  • 2 Saudi Arabia - 63
  • 3 Egypt - 30
  • 4 Uruguay - 17
Group B - 23.

Some Soccer News for Nov 30, 2017

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It's Day 333 of 2017.


Huge congrats to Brazilian club Gremio on winning the Copa Libertadores.

dN

A Supermoon is coming on Sunday night. Are you ready to howl!

dN

MLS Semifinal 2nd Leg game on Thu night - Seattle v Houston - at 9:30pm CT
I'm gonna watch at Town Hall Brewery - Minneapolis - Seven Corners
Come hang with me

dN

Montreal's Hassoun Camara has retired early after suffering 3 concussion in the past season.

Some Soccer News for Nov 29, 2017

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It's Day 332 of 2017.


MLS Semifinal 2nd Leg games on Wed and Thu night.
I'm gonna watch at Town Hall Brewery - Minneapolis - Seven Corners
  • Wed its Toronto v Columbus - at 6:30pm CT
  • Thu is Seattle v Houston - at 9:30pm CT
Come hang with me

dN

Lots of great soccer on TV tonight:
  • MLS Semifinals 2nd Legs
  • Liga MX Semifinals 1st Legs
  • Copa Libertadores Final 2nd Leg
  • (see all the details below)

dN

An organization working with FIFA on the World Cup in Russia has extended a warning to gays, transgendered and dark skinned races - Russia could get messy.

Some Soccer News for Nov 28, 2017

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It's Day 330 of 2017.


The draw for the World Cup is Friday. I hope this doesn't give any of you flashbacks. (9am CT)

dN

At the end of November its always interesting to see who sits in the drop zone of Europe's Big 5 Leagues:
  • There is a team in Italy with no wins, no ties and therefore no points.

Some Soccer News for Nov 27, 2017

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It's Day 329 of 2017.


The Curse of Couva? Since Cristian Pulisic returned to Dortmund after the USMNT 2-1 loss to Trinidad + Tobago in Couva he has played 7 games in the Bundesliga and Champions League and not won any of them. By Paul Kennedy for Soccer America.

dN

MINNESOTA UNITED

This is roster decision day.

Record Shopping - Don't Even Think About Bothering Me

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Stuffed

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Puttin' Shrimp On The Barbie

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Some Soccer News for Nov 21, 2017

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It's Day 323 of 2017.


The dream of a USL team in a prime section of Chicago is now a plan. By Ryan Ori for the Chicago Tribune.
  • I have no idea how real this idea actually is though. Sounds like they have a lot of hurdles before they could play in 2020 (Which is just over 26 months from now.

Some Soccer News for Nov 20, 2017

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It's Day 322 of 2017.


It will be very interesting to see who Portland Timbers hire as their new head coach. This has to be one of the Top 5 primo jobs in the league. I think this will tell us a lot about the leadership of the owners.

dN

Its worse than we thought!