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News in Brief: US Internationals, Female Referees, and More

by on 11 September 2017

Top stories of the day

Americans have another reason to watch Manchester City. American U-20 player Erik Palmer-Brown has reportedly signed a contract with the Premier League side after good international showings for the youth.

The Bundesliga is about to have its first female referee.

Minnesota news

Meg Ryan reports that Christian Ramirez will be on the bench at a minimum on Wednesday when the Loons play in Vancouver.

Ethan Finlay is feeling at home in Minnesota, writes Jeff Rueter for MLSSoccer.com.

Minnesota High Schools were honored by the United Soccer Coaches  (formerly the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America) with Stillwater ranked in the top 10 for the boys and Centennial at 21st for the girls.

Minnesota-based Tap In Design put out “Tap In Guide”: an app designed to make following soccer easier than ever.

MLS league wrap up

Atlanta downed FC Dallas 3-0.

SKC and Columbus drew 1-1.

Vancouver topped Real Salt Lake 3-2.

Houston fell to Colorado 1-0.

Minnesota drew 1-1 with Philadelphia.

Lee Nguyen’s goal put New England over Montreal 1-0.

Orlando won 2-1 over D.C. United, but Dom Dwyer is still goalless.

New York City FC fell 1-0 to Portland on a goal from Diego Valeri.

Toronto dominated San Jose to the tune of 4-0.

Chicago and New York Red Bulls drew 1-1.

LA Galaxy and Seattle also drew 1-1.


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  • nomadic loon

    “NEE – next eight eliminated” was a thread on NP1. This looks like a good place to post to continue.
    – #102 Iraq out;
    – #78 Qatar out;
    – #77 China out;
    – #74 United Arab Emirates out;
    – #64 Uzbekistan out;
    Australia (#45) & Syria (#80) advance.
    Iran (#24) & Japan (#44) & South Korea (#49) & Saudi Arabia (#59) qualify.
    – #83 Trinidad & Tobago out;
    – #206 Gibralter out;
    – #190 Malta out;

    As always, there are some wonderful youtube replays available but I can’t post the link in this new NP2 web site. Previous updates and great videos of earlier world cup qualifiers are, sadly, lost on the original NP site.
    Probably the biggest upset victory was Qatar’s 3-2 win over South Korea in the round robin stage.