Dec 7, 2022
According to a report from FOX Sports México, CONCACAF - especially the United States, México, and Canada - is headed back to the Copa América. The tournament, which would be hosted in the USA just like 2016, is scheduled just 18 months from now, in the summer of 2024. It’s a great thing for the North American teams in CONCACAF, but it also makes a lot of sense for the South American powers in CONMEBOL - both in two years time, and in the future.
Nov 17, 2022
I suppose it’s not surprising, but more and more I realize that my sports memories are old-guy memories.
Nov 14, 2022
MNUFC made its offseason roster decisions on Monday. Here’s a look at the updated roster as the Loons head into the 2023 offseason.
Nov 8, 2022
I keep thinking about Gareth Bale’s match-tying goal in Saturday’s MLS Cup, and how it shows how far MLS has come in just a few years.
Oct 27, 2022
I had an enjoyable time writing about Minnesota United in 2022. I started the year writing overly-detailed posts about the Minnesota United preseason, but before the season began, I was invited to write for Sota Soccer, which was just then launching. I did some game coverage and a lot of match previews, but mostly I just wrote columns. Here are the five things I had the most fun writing all year:
Oct 18, 2022
Minnesota United’s 2022 season came to a crashing end last night, with the Loons losing a penalty shootout to FC Dallas in the first round of the playoffs. Next season is a long time away, but still, it’s time to think about the offseason - and it starts with knowing who’ll be back next year.
Oct 13, 2022
MLS is a pretty unbalanced league. Each team plays 26 games against its own conference, and just eight against the other conference - but the standings only show the overall picture. With that in mind, I’ve calculated the conference-only standings for MLS - and it’s got some interesting notes about what we might expect come playoff time.
Oct 9, 2022
Minnesota United clinched its fourth playoff berth in four years on Sunday night, and I was at Allianz Field to try to capture the spirit of the thing for Sota Soccer.
Oct 6, 2022
The Loons are collapsing, and the team’s effort went missing last week against San Jose. For Sota Soccer, I wrote about how it’s up to the players - nothing else - to get themselves out of this spiral.