Really Excited About Wed (Tonite’s) MLS Allstar Game vs Tottenham on Fox Sports 1. With the additions of Pirlo and Kaka. And Giovincho and Gerrard and Lampard and Dos Santos – MLS is really really getting some recognizable names that fans should be excited to see. I turned in for the 5-3 barn burner between Orlando and NY City FC at Yankee Stadium and was thrilled to see a packed house watching Pirlo, David Villa and Kaka affect a game that was a goalkeepers finger from being tied at 4-4 in injury time. MLS is coming on strong and it should be cool to see how they face against a top 6 EPL Team in Tottenham. I think they beat them.
Speaking of beating them – that’s something the Indy 11 may do to the fall’s top team the NY Cosmos – but they don’t lose to them either. I took in the Sat night affair from a late arriving PACKED HOUSE in the BYB Section at the Mike and our Boys in Blue looked good. Listen NY City’s payroll probably doubles ours and our ability to continue to play them straight up each game should be applauded. The 11 are back Sat Night, July 31 against Atlanta at 7:30 pm – watch on TV 8 or get on down to the Mike for just $10 tickets.
Not sure there is much to say about the USMNT effort on Sunday – we were outplayed from wire to wire again – and only the superheriocs of Goalie Brad Guzan kept us in the game. A real shame he didn’t get the win in the shootout but honestly Panama without their best player beat us like a drum and outshot us like 15-5. With Mexico’s thrashing of Panama that sets up the winner take all showdown on Oct 9th 9 pm at the Rose Bowl for a Confederations Cup birth in 2017 in Russia. The US probably caught a break with the Mexico head coach getting fired this week after punching a reporter – never a dull moment in the Concacaf Region Baby.
Enjoy the continued televised action of the ICC Cup this week and don’t forget Sunday the EPL gets started with the Community Shield Chelsea vs Arsenal on Fox Sports 1 at 10 am and the EPL Season kicks off next weekend Aug 8, while MLS and NASL continue here in the states.
Carmel High Boys – Youth Soccer Camp – 2nd to 6th Graders only
Run by CHS Boys team players – Fri, Aug 7 (9:30 am till 12 noon) – CHS Practice Fields (CHANGED LOCATION)– River Road and 126th . 2nd to 6th Graders only – Cost $35 to CHS –- First 100 players to sign up. CHS_Camp_1508 Email Lorie Kramer if you have questions or 4 or more players from 1 team coming firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLS ALLSTAR GAME TONITE Fox Sports 1 @ 9 pm
Pirlo Party in NYFC EPSN FC
GAMES THIS WEEK
Wed, July 29
9 pm MLS Allstars vs Tottenham Fox Sports 1
9 pm Man U vs PSG In Chicago ESPN 3 or Fox Sports 1 at 11:30 pm after Allstar Game
Thurs, July 30
8 am Real Madrid vs Milan Fox Sports 1 ICC
Sat, Aug 1
2:30 pm Wolfsburg vs Bayern Fox Soccer Plus German Supercup
4pm NWSL Boston vs Seattle You Tube
6 pm Indy 11 host Atlanta TV Ch 8 + ESPN 3
8 pm NWSL Chicago vs KC You Tube
Sun, Aug 2
10 am Chelsea vs Arsenal Fox Sports 1 EPL Community Shield
5 pm SJ Earthquakes vs Portland ESPN 2
7 pm Chicago vs Dallas Fox Sports 1 (CHS grad Matt Hedges)
Tues, Aug 4
12:15 pm Real Madrid vs Tottenham ESPN 2 – Audi Cup
2:45 pm Bayern Munchen vs Milan ESPN 2- Audi Cup
Wed, Aug 5
7:30 pm Indy 11 @ Edmonton ESPN 3 Online
Sat, Aug 8 EPL + Ligue 1 Return
Sat, Aug 15 German Bundesliga Returns
Fri, Sept 4 USMNT vs Peru Fox Sports 1 (RFK)
Tue, Sept 8 USMNT vs Brazil ESPN (Foxsborough)
Thur, Sept 17 USWNT vs Australia Fox Sports 1 (Detroit)
Sun, Sept 20 USWNT vs Australia ESPN 2 (Birmingham)
Fri, Oct 9 USMNT vs Mexico – Fox Sports 1 – Confed Cup Playoff