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Some Soccer News for Mar 24, 2017

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It's Day 83 of 2017.


USA MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

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:
So this happened last night. #DontWorryWeCaughtLandon #AONB4 pic.

Some Soccer News for Mar 23, 2017

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It's Day 82 of 2017.


Bobby Wood has a herniated disc in his spine. Therapy can fix it. Surgery is inevitable. Never good.

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Landon Donovan already owns a piece of Swansea City and he has now invested in the bid to bring MLS to San Diego. By Brian Straus for Sports Illustrated.

Some Soccer News for Mar 22, 2017

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It's Day 81 of 2017.


First Chuck Berry and now Chuck Barris. RIP fellas.
  • Chuck's around the country are all changing their name to Charlie right about now.

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Silver Lining! Today FIFA wrote about our supporters group Dark Clouds community service trip to Haiti with the Tony Sanneh Foundation!

Some Soccer News for Mar 21, 2017

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It's Day 80 of 2017.


Forever United [VIDEO]
  • From the pregame pageantry of the first Minnesota United home game in MLS. Narrated by you know who.

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Real Salt Lake is the first MLS team to push the ejector button this season and fired head coach Jeff Cassar on Monday night.

Some Soccer News for Mar 20, 2017

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It's Day 79 of 2017.


Hail Hail Rock N Roll - the guitar king is dead - Chuck Berry - Rest In Power my man!
  • Back In The USA - live on TV in 1959 with Dick Clark as the host.

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A deep dive into the modern history of soccer in Minnesota.

Out Walking My Dog

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For a week.

Some Soccer News for Mar 10, 2017

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It's Day 69 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED

A deep dive into the modern history of soccer in Minnesota. Great article. By Andrew Wiebe for MLSsoccer.

The home opener is almost here:
-Sun Mar 12
Minnesota United v Atlanta United - 4pm CT on ESPN2

A terrific interview of Christian Ramirez by MLS's Extra Time Radio podcast.

Some Soccer News for Mar 9, 2017

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It's Day 68 of 2017.


Tuesday was an extraordinary day in the UEFA Champions League.

American Christian Pulisic had a huge game for Dortmund and they rolled into the next round. (See more below in Americans Abroad.)

But the biggest story was Barcelona overcoming a 4-0 loss at PSG in the 1st Leg only to score SIX goals at home and win the series 6-5.

Some Soccer News for Mar 8, 2017

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It's Day 67 of 2017.


Batman + Superman - the MLS promo video!

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A thigh injury for De'Andre Yedlin could be costly to the USMNT. Could miss 2 weeks which would take him right up to the qualifiers on Mar 24 + 28. By Lee Ryder for the Newcastle Chronicle.

Some Soccer News for Mar 7, 2017

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It's Day 66 of 2017.


To my delight and astonishment I realized that du Nord Futbol blog is 12 years old today. To steal a line from the greats: What a long strange trip its been.

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Weather forecast for Minnesota United home opener - Sun Mar 12, light snow and a high of 34!

Some Soccer News for Mar 6, 2017

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It's Day 65 of 2017.


Huge congrats to the USA Men's U20 National Team who won the CONCACAF Championship on Sunday!
  • Its the first time the USA has won this tournament.

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Francis Kone is WAAAAAAAAAAY more than a professional soccer player.

Some Soccer News for Mar 1, 2017

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It's Day 60 of 2017.


The 2017 MLS season kicks off on Friday night:
-Fri Mar 3
Portland Timbers v Minnesota United - 8:30pm CT on FS1
  • See you in the stands!

My 2017 Minnesota United Predictions
  • Will surprise a lot of people.

Some Soccer News for Feb 28, 2017

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It's Day 59 of 2017.


The 2017 MLS season kicks off on Friday night:
-Fri Mar 3
Portland Timbers v Minnesota United - 8:30pm CT on FS1

My MLS 2017 Season Predictions
  • Win East: Toronto
  • Win West: Dallas
  • East Playoffs: Chicago, Montreal, NYC, NY Red Bulls, Orlando, Toronto
  • West Playoffs: Dallas, Kansas City, LA, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
  • MLS Cup Champion: Dallas
  • MVP: Nicolas Lodiero
  • Golden Boot: Sebastian Giovinco
  • Breakout: Walker Zimmerman
  • Newcomer: Nemanja Nikolic
  • Coaches Hot Seat:
  • 7 Curt Onalfo
  • 6 Jay Heaps
  • 5 Veljko Paunovic
  • 4 Jeff Cassar
  • 3 Jim Curtin
  • 2 Dominic Kinnear
  • 1 Carl Robinson
  • Teams with the most questions: Chicago, Columbus, Houston, LA, Minnesota, Orlando, San Jose.

Some Soccer News for Feb 27, 2017

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It's Day 58 of 2017.


Minnesota Dark Clouds annual preseason Supporters Summit is Tue Feb 28. Its really important that you are there.

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CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The odds are good that once again it will be 2 MLS teams and 2 Liga MX teams in the Semifinals, but we have to wait cuz some big second leg games this week will determine that.

Some Soccer News for Feb 24, 2017

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It's Day 55 of 2017.


In a stunning move Turner Broadcasting and Univision have outbid Fox and NBC for UEFA Champions League rights starting in the 2018/19 season. By John Ourand for Sports Business Journal.
  • Gotta be a real gut punch to FS1 and their crew.

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Several teams have taken the same path as Minnesota United into MLS, from the second division.