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News in Brief: Hamish McAlpine, NASL Woes, and More

by on 27 November 2017

What with all the depressing news around the league, what with the NASL’s woes in court and folding teams, Columbus’ possible relocation to Texas, and various other sundries, here’s a happy tale of a Scottish keeper. Hamish McAlpine (yes that’s his real name) had a penchant for scoring goals, despite his position as goalkeeper, that eventually led to a pretty amazing song being written about him.

Speaking of the NASL, FC Edmonton will no longer be a part of the league, reports the CBC. Some fans expected this as a precursor to joining the upcoming Canadian league. That future is in question, as the reasons listed by co-owner Tom Fath include a lack of fans in the stadium.

More bad news for the prospective tier-2 league: the debutant San Fransisco Deltas will leave the league as champions. After a mid-season plea from the team to bring more fans to games, this was expected, but nevertheless is far from welcome news.

Leg two of the MLS Conference Finals are this week, with Columbus visiting Toronto on Wednesday and Houston visiting Seattle on Thursday. Leg one ended with Columbus and Toronto scoreless while Seattle takes a 2-0 lead into the second match.

The National Sports Center in Blaine hopes for rejuvenation and improvement with a $250 million plan, but questions remain as to the financial efficacy of such an investment.

News Bits:

Sam Stejskal at MLSSoccer.com wonders who will be the next USMNT goalkeeper.

The staff at MLSSoccer.com breaks down each team’s roster by contract expiration, etc.

Could Robert Lewandowski end his career in LA? His wife seems to hope so.


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  • Mark Lehman

    Do the MLS playoffs seem as drawn out as a baseball season to anyone else? Really feel like they lost whatever momentum they had.