News in Brief: NASL Schedule Released, Globetrotting Eddies, Sammy Says Sayonara, and More

by on 7 February 2017

The NASL schedule has been released

The NASL has released its schedule for the 2017 season. After a tumultuous offseason, the league will begin competitive play on March 25. The NASL’s Twitter account is using the hashtag #MarchIsComing to promote the new season. However, only six of its eight teams play games in March, with Jacksonville and Edmonton playing their season openers on April 2.

Notable fixtures

Sammy leaves Minnesota

In a post on Twitter today Sammy Ndjock announced that he would be leaving Minnesota United after two seasons. Ndjock had traveled with the Loons to Arizona for preseason, but was not taken along on their Portland trip.

American werewolf in Silicon Valley

The Deltas have signed Teenwolf, and striker Tom Heinemann will reunite with former head coach Mark Dos Santos. The pair were part of Ottawa Fury’s team that made the Soccer Bowl in 2015. Heinemann played last season in Tampa Bay, lured away from Canada by a big contract.

Whitney Engen hangs up her cleats

USWNT and Boston Breakers defender Whitney Engen has announced her retirement from soccer. Engen was part of the USWNT that won the World Cup in 2015.

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