I had my text of congratulations all written and sent off to Timbers HC Giovanni Saverese as soon as they won. It was a good game, the surprising Cincinnati team was the Cinderella Team of these games, but their run has come to an end, after so much tumult around this 2nd year team, it was a good thing for them and the league to get the run they had. It was as the games will get more so as we get deeper into the rounds a physical game, but well played by both, neither dominated and it was very entertaining.read
The USA who missed the quadrennial event for the first time since 1990 are set for the, no not HEX, but rather Octagonal, June 2021-March 2022. Concacaf put out this revamped fashion for them to make it, now an 8 nation set of games to make it. Fully 14 games are to be played as the top trio move onto the Cup, 4th place head of to an intercontinental game in June '22 during the international window.read
What a difference, from looking as if they do not even belong in the BIM to looking as if they may just rule the bubble, the real NYCFC did stand up, finally. A new rule, no more crossbar challenge for Heber, he hit 2 of them in extra time one on a chip of the keeper, follow your shot next time another was sterred into it by the netminder. Seems today at least Argentina U-23 is better than USMNT as Taty took Gonzalez on his goal. Instant offense, just add Maxi, a goal and a no look assist to Taty, Medina drew first and almost second blood, a total team win.read
A pair of FIre Homegrowns have been loaned out to USL League One affiliate Forward Madison FC, fwd. Alex Monis & mid. Allan Rodriguez, they may be recalled at will by Chicago.
The team's 18th Homegrown, Monis at 16 is from Napervill Il, and with the club since 2015 as he was with the Fire Juniors and Academy. Over 19 games, all but 1 a starrt, he had 10 goals and a pair of assists.read