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Touchline MN – News In Brief for Tuesday

by on 8 November 2016

Amos Magee Could Be Returning to Minnesota United FC

According to Jeff Carlisle at ESPNFC.com, former Minnesota Thunder coach Amos Magee could be leaving his position with DC United to join old friend Manny Lagos at Minnesota United FC. He’s had a lot of experience in player development at Portland and DC since leaving Minnesota in 2008 and could be key to Minnesota’s MLS plans for player development.

Christian Ramirez won the Golden Boot and former Loon Matt VanOekel won the Golden Gloves Award

Congrats to both players! Any word on a contract yet for one of the best American born strikers in North America, Minnesota United FC? Hmmm????

Jeb Brovsky has had a setback in his recovery

According to Jeb(!) himself, he’s been in the hospital the past couple days dealing with blood clots in his lungs and legs after surgery. Here’s hoping one of the hardest working player from this past season gets better and we get to see him back on the pitch sometime soon!

Is Rayo OKC folding?

According to some reports, Rayo OKC is folding. But then, Sebastian Valasquez seemed to throw water on that rumor.

James Poling, a reporter for The Oklahoman, also seemed to suggest the rumor isn’t true (yet).

We’ll have to keep an eye on this to see if all the in season rumors about the team folding come true.

MLS Offseason schedule

Brian Dunseth tweeted a very helpful schedule of all the off-season events for MLS. Expansion draft coming up on December 13! Should be a busy offseason for Minnesota United FC fans.

Everybody’s favorite European minnow will be taking on Mexico in Las Vegas

According to Steven Goff, Iceland will be playing Mexico in a friendly February 8 in Las Vegas. Get your Viking Clap ready!

And in pointy ball news…

Looks like Tottenham Hotspur were here in Minnesota as they work towards a revamped White Hart Lane stadium capable of hosting NFL games each year.

 

Sanneh and Lyslo inducted into MYSA Hall of Fame.

Tony Sanneh and Wally Lyslo

Tony Sanneh and Wally Lyslo

Both former US Men’s National Team player Tony Sanneh and former referee Wally Lyslo were inducted into the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association’s Hall of Fame on Sunday night at a banquet in St. Paul, MN.

Sanneh, who was born in St. Paul and came through the MYSA system, had a 16-year career playing professionally in the US and Germany and made 43 appearances for the US National team. Lyslo, who was also inducted into the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame in 2014, was honored for his years of service not only for refereeing but for his administration duties.

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