Talking about all things Soccer. Its Soccer, its serious… but not always.
DOWN AND OUT
So the US lost to Argentina. That’s not really surprising or even particualrly dissapointing.Many rational fans would have braced themselves for the possibility of being cut apart by Lionel Messi and his team. However, what was dissappointing was the manner of the 4-0 defeat. We’re talking about a game in which the US did not manage a single shot on target and fell below 35% on possession (although we maybe should consider that a victory seeing as they achieve the same percentage against some CONCACAF teams).
KLINSMANN ON THE MOVE?
The nature of the US’ defeat to Argentina certainly rattled some people’s cages, but it seemingly hasn’t done any harm to Jurgen Klinsmann’s reputation over in the UK. The German is apparently the odds on favourite to become the next Southampton manager while the chief sports writer of the Independent is calling for Klinsmann to be named the next England manager.
A NEW HOME FOR BOSTON
One day, the New England Revolution will have their very own stadium and it will be somewhere withing reach of Boston’s city center. Whether or not that happens anytime soon remains to be seen but there has been yet more speculation this week linking the MLS side with a move to a site just south of the City next door to the University of Minnesota.
A NEW MAN IN MIAMI?
Meanwhile, where’s Miami up to? Well the newest rumours say that Beckham is looking to partner up with a new investor in order to make his stadium a relaity and this seems to have been confirmed by MLS Commissioner Don Garber, who stated on Tuesday that the expansion club has a new investor and reiterating that they expect them to begin play in 2018. Is Miami FC in the NASL putting a squeeze on Beckham’s deadline?
NEW FACILITY MAKES AN IMPACT
The Montreal Impact officially opened thier new training facility this week. Want a quick llok around? Check out this video
DUKA GETS BACK TO IT
Dilly Duka made his return to MLS this week after the Columbus Crew acquired his rights from the Montreal Impact. The midfielder hasn’t played since he contract expired at the end of 2015 but, despite that, Crew SC feel he’s not too far away from making his debut.
Others on the move include The New York Red Bulls Karl Ouimette, who has been sent on a season long loan to the Jacksonville Armada.
Sporting Kansas City meanwhile have taken steps to shore up their defense, after apparently reaching an agreement with Honduran Centre back Ever Alvarado.
KING OF CANADA, PT1
The first leg of the Canadian Cup final ended with Toronto FC securing a vital 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Unsurprisingly it was Giovinco who scored the goal but will that one goal lead and no away goals conceeded prove to be enough when they head to BC plavce next week?
Last week we got very serious, and rightly so, but this week lets go back to the usual light heartedness with the Portland Timbers “Brand New” Video Game. And, of course, by brand new we mean a Portland Timbers themed copy of Tetris.