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Some Soccer News for Jun 22, 2017

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It's Day 173 of 2017.


Minnesota United

Results:
-Wed Jun 21
Minnesota 3-2 Portland - MU goals by Amobi Okugo(OG), Christian Ramirez + Abu Danladi. PT goals by Diego Valeri(PK) + Francisco Calvo(OG).

My MNUFC Notes:
  • Game highlights [VIDEO]
  • What an important win that was!

Some Soccer News for Jun 21, 2017

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It's Day 172 of 2017.


My latest for 1500ESPN: Minnesota United. USA Men's National Team. 12 Days. 4 Games. 3 Competitions. 2 Countries.

dN

Minnesota United

Lack of goals: Its one thing to be shutout twice by the best defense in the league in Kansas City, but not putting one past the worst defense in the league, Salt Lake, is worrisome.

Some Soccer News for Jun 20, 2017

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It's Day 171 of 2017.


Rest In Power Tony DiCicco
  • An American soccer pioneer, innovator, leader and legend.

dN

My latest for 1500ESPN: Minnesota United. USA Men's National Team. 12 Days. 4 Games. 3 Competitions. 2 Countries

dN

Minnesota United

Marc Burch injury update: out 2-3 months after having hernia surgery.

Some Soccer News for Jun 19, 2017

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It's Day 170 of 2017.


Minnesota United

Results:
-Sat Jun 17
Salt Lake 1-0 Minnesota

My MNUFC Notes:
  • Game highlights - literally ALL Salt Lake. There isn't a single Minnesota attacking clip in the 4 minutes.
  • Where do you even start with a game like this?

Walking The Dog

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I'll be back.

Some Soccer News for Jun 6, 2017

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It's Day 157 of 2017.


My new article for 1500ESPN: Former NASL players having big impact on MNUFC MLS roster.

dN

Twin Cities viewing parties for the 2 USMNT World Cup qualifiers, Thurs & Sun, is at Town Hall Brewery in Seven Corners, Minneapolis.

dN

USMNT

John Brooks trained with the USA today.

Some Soccer News for Jun 5, 2017

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It's Day 156 of 2017.


Real Madrid won its 3 UEFA Champions League Final in 4 years. I am not a fan, but man oh man are they good. You really have to give it up for them. Huge congrats.
  • This is their 12th European championship. Far and away the most of any team.
  • Zinedine Zidane the manager gets the job done in a big big way.

Some Soccer News for Jun 2, 2017

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It's Day 153 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED

One final review of Minn Utd v Orlando, with attention paid to Brent Kallman and the team's defensive shape. By Noel Quinn for Fifty Five One.

You, dearest du Nord reader, most likely know this story all too well, but in case you don't: Why Minnesota United are nicknamed "the Loons"?

Some Soccer News for Jun 1, 2017

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It's Day 152 of 2017.


US Open Cup

Third Round Results - from Tue and Wed.
  • One amateur team still remains in the competition - Christos FC of Baltimore. They will play at DC United in the next round.
  • Learn the story of Christos - the amateur team sponsored by a liquor store.

Some Soccer News for May 31, 2017

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It's Day 151 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED

Hooray! All the state government portions of the new stadium have been dealt with now:
.@MNUFC statement on latest good stadium news pic.twitter.com/DdeN54Uf27 — Bruce McGuire (@dunord) May 31, 2017


A very thin Minnesota United roster gets thinner: MLS disciplinary committee has retroactively suspended Minnesota's Sam Cronin for 1 game - Sat Jun 3 at SKC - for a pretty brutal foul on Orlando's PC.

Some Soccer News for May 30, 2017

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It's Day 150 of 2017.


LIGA MX Clausura Liguilla

Chivas got the job done, winning their 12th Mexican championship. Congrats to them.

As we see so many times late in games in Mexico the physical nature came pouring out. Lots of ugly hacks, cheap shots, pushing and yelling.

Some Soccer News for May 26, 2017

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It's Day 146 of 2017.


Down goes Dallas! Down goes Dallas! [said in Howard Cosell voice]
  • Chicago won their 4th straight and became the 1st to beat Dallas this season.
  • Dallas paid the price for rest almost all of their regulars (only 2 or 3 on the field.)
  • The Fire now have the same amount of wins this year as in all of last year.

Some Soccer News for May 25, 2017

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It's Day 145 of 2017.


Another good day for the USMNT at the U20 World Cup. See details below.

dN

1st Leg of the Liga MX Final tonight - Tigres v Chivas. See details below.

dN

In Case You Missed It
My very 1st column for 1500am ESPN: Loons Will Need To Fix Thin Roster + tease of a new podcast.

Some Soccer News for May 24, 2017

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It's Day 144 of 2017.


SPECIAL NOTE - My very 1st column for 1500am ESPN: Loons Will Need To Fix Thin Roster + the tease of a new podcast.

dN

Manchester is one city that knows exactly what to say to nihilistic fuckers! [CARTOON] By David Squires for the Guardian.

Some Soccer News for May 23, 2017

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It's Day 143 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED

Abu Danladi out 2 to 3 weeks with groin muscle injury. Two articles, with a few different details:
  • Version of the story by Andy Greder for the Pioneer Press.
  • Version of the story by Megan Ryan for the Star Tribune.