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News in Brief: Dark Clouds Charity, Brent Kallman’s Favorite Hobby, and More

by on 10 October 2017

Kallman Corner

David McCoy of WCCO sat down with Brent Kallman during a friendly poker game with teammates. Kallman mentioned that if his soccer career had not taken off, he could see himself playing poker professionally.

Brent has also been coaching soccer. He joined Hill-Murray as an assistant coach this past season, where his presence has calmed the defense down. Since joining Hill-Murray, they have allowed 1.5 goals per game, down from 2.1. Fellow coaches and players have noted that his leadership has had a positive impact on the team.

Dark Clouds

Thanks to 71 yellow cards and three red cards, the Dark Clouds have raised $4,168 dollars so far through its charity card club. This year’s proceeds will go to The Sanneh Foundation.

The Dark Clouds will also be holding its annual year-end charity auction at Lake Monster Brewing on October 24th.

Shirts off their backs

Minnesota United FC is auctioning off jerseys worn by players during the last home match of the season. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Sanneh Foundation

U-17 World Cup

The Baby Nats continued their strong group stage performance with a 1-0 win against Ghana. Ayo Akinola came on as a sub and scored the game’s lone goal. They will play Colombia on Thursday.

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  • nomadic loon

    NEE – “next eight eliminated” started on the great Northern Pitch. This looks like a good place to post to continue.
    – #165 Papua New Guinea out;
    – #79 Gabon out;
    – #65 Guinea out;
    – #59 Hungary out;
    – #58 Czech Republic out;
    – #57 Austria out;
    – #52 Ghana out;
    – #45 Cameroon out;
    The biggest upsets from these eight was Gabon’s 2-1 win over #54 Côte d’Ivoire, and Austria’s 3-2 win over #32 Serbia. Scanning youtube for the matches will reveal very creative music overdubs on the highlights, and enthusiastic announcers. The NP site had a great thread where we could share and discuss WC Qualifiers.
    Also, Portugal (#3) & France (#8) & Iceland (#22) & Serbia (#32) & Panama (#60) qualify.