9/10/15 US Pounded by Brazil, EPL big games, Indy 11 Win, Champions League is back, IU @ Butler Wed Night

ell the German (read our National Team “ahem” Manager) is nothing if not consistent.  In this case consistently bad.  He continues to try new things – trying I guess to find the right combinations this time against a much better Brazil team that just destroyed us.  Their speed on the flanks time and time again exposed the back 4 – another new back 4 combination by the way.  And when they weren’t destroying the outside backs they just dribbled right thru the middle leaving Bradley, Jones and Bedoya in their wake.  Now Bedoya playing protector of the back 4 was comical and had the natural winger who plays wing in France spinning like a top.  Jones after looking so strong on Friday night, looked exhausted and slow as he tried in vain to keep up with the Brazilian speed and flare in the middle.  (Who knows the German probably had the team running a marathon the night before the game – you know he likes to pound in fitness during these international breaks) .  The Defense was a nightmare – he needs to pick 2 maybe 3 central defenders and stick with them.  So they can begin to learn to read off one another.  This partnership is among the toughest on the field to build and constantly switching guys every half of every game – is OBVIOUSLY not working.  For me a back 4 of Fabian Johnson, Geoff Cameron, Matt Besler, and either DaMarcus Beasley or Greg Garza is probably the best line-up against Mexico with either Danny Williams or protecting the back 4.  Either Way its going to be make or break time come October 10 vs Mexico.

The EPL and the European leagues are back at full speed this weekend with some great games in the EPL including Liverpool vs Man U (and newly signed keeper De Gea) on Saturday at 12:30 on NBC, Everton and Chelsea (without Courtious) on Saturday 7:30 on NBCSN, and Arsenal vs US Center Back Geoff Cameron and Stoke City at 10 am Sat on USA Network.  In Spain Atletico Madrid battles Barcelona Sat 2:30 pm on beIN sports, while Italy has the Milan Derby with AC vs Inter Sunday 2:45 pm.

Champions League is back Tues/Wed with group Stage Battles between Man United and PSV on Fox Sports 1 and Man City hosting Juventus on Fox Sports 2 Tues @ 2:45 pm.  Wednesday has Roma vs Barcelona on FS1 and Dinamo Z vs Arsenal on FS2 @ 2:45 pm.

Locally the Indy 11 – fresh off their big 3-0 win last weekend are on the road Sat night at San Antonio at 8:30 pm on ESPN 3 before returning home for Octoberfest vs FC Edmonton Sept 19th.  And undefeated Butler, with former Carmel GK Eric Dick between the posts, will host #17 Ranked Indiana next Wed night, Sept 16 at the Butler Bowl at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are just $7 ahead of time or $10 at the gate.


Congrats to the Carmel FC Boys U12 Gold and coach Steve Sproull- Grand Park Cup 2015 Champions 


Lessons US must learn after Brazil lost

Midfield Experiment Fails Miserably

The German continues to Experiment in 4-1 Pasting by Brazil –

US Grades

Armchair Analyst – Experimentation Doesn’t Work — Matt Doyle MLSsoccer

Jones thoughts on US lose to Brazil

US Destroyed by Brazil  -Stars and Stripes

US youngster Bed Lederman forced to leave Barcelona Academy

Brooks to sit for Hertha Berlin after injury

Euro Qualifying

Wayne Rooney Breaks England Goal Record

Germany breaks Scotland’s Hearts at euro Qualifiying

Spain and Germany are Back = NY Times

Euro Qualifying Where do we Stand

Match Results – Euro Qualifying


Courtois needs Surgery will miss months for Chelsea

De Gea signs new 4 yr deal with Man U.

Everton vs Chelsea Preview

Man U and Liverpool square Off

MLS +Indy 11

Portland’s Goalscorer Darlington Nagbe is now a US Citizen – where might he fit in with US National Team?

Teams start Playoff Quest

Power Ranking MLS.com

Seattles Keeper Frei wins 3rd straight Keeper of Week Award

Indy 11 stop bleeding with 3-0 pasting of Jax at home !

Steinberger named NASL Best with 2 goal effort

Indy 11 inks US U20 star Daniel Cuevas for remainder of season

Octoberfest Promo for Sept 19 home game vs FC Edmonton tix just $10.

Full Table Indy 11 up to tie for 7th

Meet the Team Night – Season Ticket Holders – Sept 25th Friday night at the Mike

Champions League

Games Tuesday

Games  Wed

Carmel High School Pack the House Night Boys vs Columbus North – Fri, Oct 2 JV 6:30, V – 8 pm at Murray Stadium

Carmel FC and Carmel Dad’s Club Kids get in FREE with Jersey’s on!  


Sat, Sept 12

7:45 am                  Everton vs Chelsea                                NBC Sports Network

9:30 am                  Bayern Munich vs Augsburg               Fox Sports 1

10 am                      Crystal Palace vs Man City                    NBC Sports Network

10 am                      Arsenal vs Stoke City                           USA Network

12:30 pm                 Man U vs Liverpool                              NBC

2:30 pm                   Athletico vs Barcelona                          beIn Sports

3 pm                        Nice vs Monaco                                     beIn Sport – French

8:30 pm                   Indy 11 vs San Antonio                          CH 8, ESPN 3

Sun, Sept 13

8:30 am                   Sunderland vs Tottenham                    NBCSN

9:30 am                   Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen            Fox Sports 1 (US Aron Johanson)

11 am                      Leicester City vs Aston Villa                                 NBCSN

11:30 am                 Schalke 94 vs Mainz 05                        Fox Sports 1

2:45 pm                   Inter vs AC Milan                                   beIn Sports

5 pm                        Toronto vs New England                     ESPN (Must See-

7 pm                        Orlando City vs Sporting KC               Fox Sports 1

Tuesday, September 15

CONCACAF Champions League (Group stage)

8:00 p.m., Fox Sports 2: D.C. United vs. Arabe Unido
10:00 p.m., Fox Soccer Plus: Santa Tecla vs. Real Salt Lake

UEFA Champions League (Group stage)

2:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1: PSV Eindhoven vs. Manchester United
2:30 p.m., ESPN2: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Malmö FF
2:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net affiliates and ESPN Deportes: Real Madrid vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
2:30 p.m., Fox Sports 2: Manchester City vs. Juventus
2:35 p.m., ESPN3: Benfica vs. Astana, Galatasaray vs. Atlético Madrid, Sevilla vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfL Wolfsburg vs. CSKA Moscow

Wednesday, September 16

CONCACAF Champions League (Group stage)

8:00 p.m., Univision Deportes: W Connection vs. Saprissa
10:00 p.m., Univision Deportes: Walter Ferretti vs. Club América
10:00 p.m., Fox Soccer 2 Go: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Olimpia (tape-delayed on Univision Deportes at 12:30 a.m.)

UEFA Champions League (Group stage)

2:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1: AS Roma vs. Barcelona
2:30 p.m., ESPN2: Olympiakos vs. Bayern Munich
2:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net affiliates: Chelsea vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv
2:30 p.m., Fox Sports 2: Dinamo Zagreb vs. Arsenal
2:30 p.m., ESPN Deportes: Valencia vs. Zenit St. Petersburg
2:35 p.m., ESPN3: Bayer Leverkusen vs. BATE Borisov, Dynamo Kiev vs. Porto, Gent vs. Lyon

7 pm                        NYCFC vs Toronto FC                         ESPN 2

Thursday, September 17

CONCACAF Champions League (Group stage)

8:00 p.m., Univision Deportes: Central FC vs. Communicaciones
10:00 p.m., Univision Deportes: Querétaro vs. Verdes FC
10:00 p.m., Fox Soccer 2 Go: Isidro Metapán vs. Herediano (tape-delayed on Univision Deportes at 12:30 a.m.)

UEFA Europa League (Group stage)

12:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 and ESPN3: Bordeaux vs. Liverpool
12:30 p.m., Fox Sports 2 and ESPN3: Borussia Dortmund vs. Krasnodar
12:30 p.m., Fox Soccer Plus and ESPN3: Ajax vs. Celtic
12:55 p.m., ESPN Deportes: Rapid Vienna vs. Villarreal
12:50 p.m., Fox Soccer 2 Go: Fenerbahçe vs. Molde FK, Groningen vs. Olympique Marseille, Midtjylland vs. Legia Warsaw, Napoli vs. Club Brugge, Qabala vs. PAOK, Sion vs. Rubin Kazan, Slovan Liberec vs. S.C. Braga, Viktoria Plzeň vs Dinamo Minsk

3:00 p.m., Fox Sports 1: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Qarabağ
3:00 p.m., Fox Sports 2: APOEL vs. Schalke 04
3:00 p.m., Fox Soccer Plus and ESPN Deportes: Athletic Bilbao va. Augsburg
3:00 p.m., ESPN3: Anderlecht vs. AS Monaco, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk vs. Lazio, Fiorentina vs. Basel
3:00 p.m., Fox Soccer 2 Go: , Asteras Tripolis vs. Sparta Prague, Lech Poznań vs. Belelenses, Partizan Belgrade vs. AZ Alkmaar, Saint-Étienne vs. Rosenborg, Skënderbeu Korçë vs. Beşiktaş, Sporting Clube de Portugal vs. Lokomotiv Moscow

International friendly

7:00 p.m., Fox Sports 1: United States women vs. TBA (at Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.)

Sunday, September 20

International friendly

2:30 p.m., ESPN2: United States women vs. TBA (at Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.)

Tuesday, September 22

CONCACAF Champions League (Group stage)

8:00 p.m., Fox Soccer Plus: Montego Bay United vs. D.C. United
8:00 p.m., Univision Deportes: W Connection vs. Santos Laguna
10:00 p.m., Fox Soccer 2 Go: Verdes FC vs. San Francisco

Wednesday, September 23

CONCACAF Champions League (Group stage)

8:00 p.m, Fox Soccer Plus and Univision Deportes: Central FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
10:00 p.m., Fox Sports 2: Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps


Thur, Sept 17         USWNT vs   ???                                      Fox Sports 1  (Detroit)

Sun, Sept 20           USWNT vs ???                                      ESPN 2 (Birmingham)

Sat, Oct 10             USMNT vs Mexico –                              Fox Sports 1 – Confed Cup Playoff

MLS TV Shedule

Full EPL Schedule on NBC along with Capital One Cup + FA Cup

German Bundesliga Games on Fox Sports 1 + 2

Champions League and Europa League Schedules

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