Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy responsibly and hope the luck is with you, etc.
The draw for the Champions League quarterfinals was today, and the pick of the round was definitely Real vs Bayern. These are two of the best teams in the world, and each will surely be upset to have drawn the other team in the quarterfinals. Elsewhere, Barcelona face a tough tie with Juventus, Leicester try and continue their Cinderella run against Atletico Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund take on Monaco in a tie showcasing two of the best attacking sides in all of Europe. The quarterfinal matchups being April 11th.
News from the U.S. Men’s National Team as Earthquakes keeper David Bingham has been called in to the squad to replace Brad Guzan. Guzan and his wife are expecting their second child to be born in the next few days.
Octavio Zambrano was hired as the new coach of the Canadian Men’s national team. This is Zambrano’s first National Team job, but he has a lot of club experience. He accumulated an 80-55-8 record in MLS with LA Galaxy and the MetroStars, and coached in his native Ecuador. Canada has not qualified for a World Cup since 1986, and is looking to break that drought.
Columbus Crew SC supporters groups are debating whether or not their should be changes in how the chants are organized in the Nordecke, the Columbus Crew SC supporter section.
The rise of analytics to cover and inform sports has been a hot debate over the past few years. Former MLS player Jeb Brovsky talks about how when it comes to soccer, its not as simple as just counting stats.
Curious who the best penalty kick takers are in European soccer? Fox Soccer’s Alex Dowd looks at the 15 best penalty takers in Europe.
The other half of America’s favorite soccer couple, Dom Dwyer, is now officially an American citizen. Dwyer was born in England, but has lived in the US for the last 8 years. Dwyer has been one of the best strikers in MLS in the past few years, so it wouldn’t be a big surprise if he does get the call. And if his wife Sydney Leroux makes it back with the U.S. Women’s National Team, they would become the first husband and wife duo to play for the Men’s and the Women’s U.S. teams at the same time.
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