November 12, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Following the Conference  playoff win against an overmatched NYCFC, ATL UTD players, Darlington Nagbe and GK Zack Steffen, the MLS GK of the year are out of the upcoming USMNT games with England & Italy. Nagbe who was knocked around a goood bit during the game has a low grade hamstring stain as Steffen tweaked his long term right hamstring  that first reared its head facing Colombia in Oct. with the USMNT.  A familar name, Klinsmann has come in,  Jonathan from Hertha Berlin getting the roster up to 27 for the game on Thursday.

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November 12, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

The league on Friday put out their schedule of events during the offseason, the big event being the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft on Dec 11. Cincinatti who lost their last game facing NYRBII will be in the same division this coming season. In the expansion draft they will select a maximum of 5 current MLS players in order to build the core of their team, they have already signed a few players for the coming season. These selections are to be made live at 2 p.m. ET on MLSsoccer.com in a special expansion draft show.

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November 11, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

SKC & RSL in the battle of the monograms, see it at 2 p.m. CT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN, ESPN 94.5 & ESPN Deportes KC, never knew ESPN had so many outlets for KC. A tale of 2 local coaches, Long Island has Mike Petke, as NJ has Peter Vermes, both arrived at their current locations in totally different manners. Petke jettisoned from the NYRB, although it has worked out for the team, I still disagree with it, he has more than landed on his feet so great for him. Peter Vermes from the field to the bench and now also upstairs as he wears a number of hats for the team.

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November 10, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

A pair of braces set the tone for the latest dominant win in the Concacaf Championships as they swept Group A, garnering 15 points over 5 games, now onto the Quaification Stage and Costa Rica, the Ticos will meet the US on Nov. 16 then the home team out at IMG in FL will face Honduras on Nov. 19. Following those games, the top 2 go to the 2019 World Cup and the  winner goes on to the Concacaf U-20's title game. Taking the lead before the clock even got to double digits for the 4th out of 5 games, they had a pk stopped by the GK as they sought to double the lead in the 22'.  Set in Sept.

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November 10, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Jan. 19 @2:30 p.m. ET the World Cup holder and host will meet up in Le Havre, a host city for the games on the North coast of France. Announced this same day as they will face Brazil, another world power in women's soccer with the home team being a heady 4th., making them a sereioius contender for the title in the warmer months.  The champs will then face another European team not yet set. USWNT HC Jill Ellis stated, " To play France in France was an essetnial part of our scheduling preparations for next sumer.

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