5/2/17 Champs League, Indy 11 Tix Discount for Sat Night Game, MLS vs Real Madrid All Star Game Pre-Sale Ticket link, Game TV Schedule

 

So it appears I messed something up on the Indy 11 Discount Ticket Link – lets try this again with the actual link this time: http://2017specialmh.indyeleven.com   Again this is for games in May/June/July so take advantage of these discounted prices on this link as I don’t know how long this link will be live.  The Indy 11 managed a 1-1 tie on the road at Top Ranked Jacksonville as they join the Armada as one of 2 teams without a loss on the season.  The 11 look to extend their NASL Record Non-Losing Streak to 21 games as they face FC Edmonton this weekend at 7:30 pm at the MIKE.

In other news the MLS Allstar game featuring defending Champions League Champs Real Madrid vs the MLS All-Stars will be held in Chicago on Wednesday Night, Aug 2 at Soldier Field.  I am planning to go and would love to set up a caravan up there if anyone else wants to come.  This is an exclusive link to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public Thursday morninghttps://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0400524DB5832485?CAMEFROM=CFC_MLG_17ASG_PREFIREDATABASE  Tickets are about $60 in the upper decks and $90 for level 2 behind the goals (where we are looking) RE: If you would like to order tickets together and head over.

Champions League is to the Final 4 teams – and wow has Renaldo come alive for Real Madrid.  I’ll admit I was wearing my Atleti Jersey when Renaldo struck for his 42nd Hat Trick and scored 3 goals in back to back games for the first time in a long time in Champions League play in the big 3-0 win at home.  By the way what were those ugly black and gold jersey’s Atleti were wearing?  They looked like Dortmund – all the way to the no DEFENSE NEEDED.  We’ll see if the Madradista’s can continue their dominance next Wed at the Cauldron looking to become the first back to back Champions League winner in the modern era.   In the other match-up Juventus – the old lady – will look to use home field advantage in their matchup with the upstart Frenchmen from Monaco.  That game kicks off Wednesday at 2;45 pm on Fox Sports 1 from Turin, Italy.   Finally Man U is still looking to sneak into Champions League position next year by winning the Europa League this year – they travel to Celta Vigo for round 1 at 3 pm on Thurs. on Fox Sport 2.

Carmel FC is proud to be hosting Challenge Cup and State Cup games this weekend May 5-7 at the River Road fields in East Carmel about 2 miles from Badger.  CFC parents sign up here if you would be willing to volunteer to help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b44aaad22a0fe3-carmel.

GAMES ON TV  

Tues  –May 2  Champions League 

2:45 pm FoxSport1    Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Weds May 3  –Champions League 

2:45 pm FoxSport1    Monaco vs Juventus

Thur  –May 4   Europa League 

3 pm FoxSport2    Celta Vigo vs  Man U

Fri, May 5

3 pm NBCSN                   West Ham vs Tottenham

Sat, May 6

7:30 am NBCSN            Man City vs Crystal Palace

9:30 am                             Dortmund vs Hoffenhiem

12:30 pm                         beIN Spo   Barcelona vs Villarreal

12:30 pm NBC live    Swansea vs Everton

2:45 pm beIN sport   Granada vs Real Madrid

2:55 pm ESPN               Seattle host Toronto FC (replay of Champ game)

7:30 pm  Myindy TV  Indy 11 vs Edmonton                      

Sun, May 7

8:30 am NBCSN            Liverpool vs Southhampton

11 am NBCSN                Arsenal vs Man United

1:30 pm                            Min United vs Sporting KC

Mon, May 8

3 pm NBCSN                   Chelsea vs Middlesbrough

Tues  –May 9  Champions League 

2:45 pm FoxSport1     Juventus vs Monaco

Weds May 10  –Champions League 

2:45 pm FoxSport1     Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 

Thur  –May 11   Europa League 

2:45 pm FoxSport2     Man U vs Celta Vigo

Sat, May 13

7:30 am NBCSN            Man City vs Leicester City

9:30 am Fox Sport1   Dortmund vs Ausburg

12:30 pm NBC live    Stoke City vs Arsenal (US Cameron)

7:30 pm  Myindy TV     Miami vs Indy 11

9 pm ESPN                       Chicago vs Seattle Sounders 

Sun, May 14

9:15 am NBCSN            West Ham vs Liverpool

11 am NBCSN                Tottenham vs Man United

4 pm ESPN                       Portland Timbers vs Atlanta United

 Full MLS Schedule

Indy 11 TV Schedule

Confederations Cup Schedule June

Champions League

Buffon Weary of Monaco

Jardim confident Monaco can beat Juve

Better to be Monaco than Juve -TV

We’ll See how Good Juve’s Back Line Really is

Renaldo’s Hat Trick puts Real 1 foot into Final

Renaldo reminds us why he is 1 of top 2 players in the World today

Renaldo was Magnifico

INDY 11

Indy 11 stays Unbeaten with 1-1 Draw at Jax

Craft Beer Fest this Satruday – vs FC Edmonton

Indy 11 Discount Ticket Link

Gianluigi Buffon taking nothing for granted in UCL semifinal vs. Monaco

Gianluigi Buffon says playing in the Champions League makes him “feel young” ahead of Wednesday’s semifinal meeting with Monaco — but is wary of the challenge their in-form opponents will bring.Buffon, 39, has won almost everything over the course of a career which has spanned two decades. He has lifted the World Cup, seven Serie A titles, three Coppa Italia and the UEFA Cup but, despite playing in two finals, the Champions League is still missing from his collection.He can move closer to completing the collection by beating the Ligue 1 leaders on their own patch, and he says he hopes to play in the competition many more times in the future.”Playing in the Champions League makes me feel young, whether I win it or not,” Buffon told a news conference. “I know that in games like this, I am able to show my real essence; probably what I was born for. It’s a huge emotion and joy. I get so emotional for this, no matter whether I or we win this competition or not.”So I don’t think I am owed anything at all. If we are to win it, nothing would change because I have a contract until 2018 and I still have lots of objectives.”Buffon warned that Monaco’s youth and energy will provide a stern test over the course of the tie.”Tomorrow and over the two legs, experience of knowing that a place in the final is played for over 180 minutes could give us an advantage, but since they are young and show a lot of vitality when they play, I think that they have the enthusiasm that healthy youthful innocence brings,” Buffon added.”I know what it feels like when you play games as if you are unbeatable and indestructible and that is precisely how they are feeling now. Monaco are not in the semifinals by fluke. They have beaten big teams like [Manchester] City and [Borussia] Dortmund. They have great value.They are enthusiastic also because Monaco are flying in the league. Wins give you belief. They have a really good coach who has them playing attacking football, which you can do well when you have players who have extraordinary quality.”Buffon says they have much more depth than just two star names, Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe.”Monaco have scored bucketloads of goals, but Mbappe hasn’t scored all of them,” he said. “Falcao and the other lads are also true threats. I have total respect for Monaco because they are strong and their attitude makes them unpredictable.”But in an interview with SportMediaset, Buffon compared the 18-year-old Mbappe to some of the best players in the world.”In 1998 I went to the World Cup in France, and he was born,” Buffon joked. “It’s beautiful and motivational to play against a future [Lionel] Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar… he’s an incredible talent, he’s a lad with his head screwed on and that will help him a lot. I wish him a stellar career.”Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri warned that Monaco must be taken seriously.”They are in the semifinals of the Champions League and they are top of Ligue 1, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain,” he said. “Let’s not forget that Paris were considered as one of the favourites to win this competition, so I think that says it all.”

Ronaldo reminds Europe of his class after dismantling Atletico in UCL semis with 42nd Hat Trick

MADRID — At one stage of Real Madrid’s Champions League semifinal destruction of Atletico Madrid, it seemed to be a case of one No. 7 coming to the party and the other staying at home. But in the end, that perspective would not only be doing Cristiano Ronaldo a disservice, but also Antoine Griezmann.That simplistic comparison, legitimately based around Griezmann’s emergence as a genuine heir to Ronaldo’s crown as football’s most magnificent seven, was ultimately rendered meaningless by the Real forward’s stunning hat trick of a first-half header and two second-half strikes.Griezmann is a player of great talent, one who could yet become football’s biggest star when Ronaldo and Lionel Messi vacate the stage, but the 26-year-old Atletico forward remains a mere mortal when placed alongside the two players who have ruled planet football for the past decade.Yes, this was the Frenchman’s night to lift Atletico to new heights, against Real in their own backyard, but when Ronaldo is in this kind of mood, nobody is going to steal the spotlight. And no one did.Get ready for the stats: This was Ronaldo’s second hat trick against Atletico this season, his third in total against Real’s neighbours, and his 42nd for Real since moving to the Bernabeu from Manchester United in June 2009. That’s right, 42nd.He has now scored 103 goals in 138 Champions League games, 13 of them in semifinals, and this hat trick moves him level with Messi on seven in UEFA’s premier competition.Just to make life a little easier for Atletico, Ronaldo has scored more hat tricks against Sevilla (6), Espanyol (5) and Celta Vigo (4), but it is only the smallest crumb of comfort for Atleti to be fourth on his list of hat-trick victims.So Ronaldo has given Real a huge advantage ahead of next Wednesday’s second leg at the Vicente Calderon, despite being written off as a player in decline by many observers.Injuries are beginning to catch up with the 32-year-old and those trademark step-overs are not quite as lightning quick as they once were. And yes, his goal-scoring output is slowing down, with this hat trick only taking him to 35 goals in all competitions this season.Thirty-five? No wonder he is being written off.But it is on nights like these when the reality of Ronaldo’s genius is shown for all to see.Such have been the standards that he and Messi have set in recent years, any slight drop in their incredible statistics hints at a waning of their powers and leads to their footballing obituaries being penned.Yet at 32, with his body sometimes battered and bruised by 15 years at the top level, Ronaldo was still able to tear apart an Atletico team that reached this stage of the competition by being one of the most organised and miserly defences in the Champions League.Ronaldo did not simply score a hat trick, he scored it against one of the best teams in the world, against defenders of the quality of Diego Godin and a goalkeeper as highly rated as Jan Oblak.When Sir Alex Ferguson sanctioned the world-record £80 million sale of Ronaldo to Real eight years ago, the former United manager claimed at the time that the Spanish giants had secured themselves a bargain. Regardless of Real’s mammoth outlay, Ferguson has been proved right because Ronaldo has repaid the club countless times over.He has erased club legends such as Raul out of the Real record books, inspired them to two Champions League titles, with a third now within touching distance following this virtuoso display against Atletico.And much of it is down to his incredible work ethic and desire to improve, a trait stretching back to his time at Old Trafford, when he would take out a bag of balls on his own after training, while wearing ankle weights, to practice his step-overs and free kicks.He has always been engaged in the pursuit of perfection and has arguably gone beyond that because he has stretched the boundaries of perfection by recording such incredible career statistics.This was another chapter in the Ronaldo story. The night when he reminded his own club’s supporters, Atletico Madrid and the world that he is still in business.But let’s drag it back to the initial narrative, of Real’s fading star taking on Atletico’s rising sun, not only for a place in the Champions League final, but ownership of the pedestal of greatness that Ronaldo has owned in Madrid since the day he arrived.Griezmann had been regarded as a threat to his supremacy, but no longer.Perhaps we had allowed ourselves to believe that Ronaldo had fallen far enough to be compared to other footballers than Messi, but that was wrong. Ronaldo is still the main man, and don’t Atletico know it.Mark

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