News In Brief: NASL’s Fate, Calvo on FIFA 18 Cover, Weekend Roundup, and More

by on 18 September 2017

Around the world

According to Brian Straus at Sports Illustrated, the NASL’s fate as a second division was to be decided on a meeting on Friday. This is a huge deal for the league and its clubs; failure to attain second-division sanctioning could cause numerous teams to leave the league for the USL, or could cause the league to collapse altogether.

Jeff Carlisle reports that MLS stopped paying Marvell Wynne shortly after his heart surgery that could possibly end his career.

Some insight on where D1 schools are recruiting their players from. There are questions, however; the size of the pool of HS players, for instance, can affect these numbers greatly.

Minnesota news

Though he’s unlikely to win, Francisco Calvo could be voted to the FIFA 18 custom cover.

In case you missed it, you’ll want to watch Abu Danladi’s winner from Saturday. The young forward scored on a tremendous strike.

What a winner for @abudanladi9 and @mnufc #MNUFC

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Related: a great still shot of Abu after hitting the ball

Air Abu

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MLS weekend roundup

New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia played to a 0-0 draw.

San Jose beat Houston 1-0.

Toronto FC bulldozed LA Galaxy 4-0 without Sebastian Giovinco.

Portland fell to Real Salt Lake 2-1.

Colorado rescued a 1-1 draw at home against New York City FC.

Sporting Kansas City defeated New England 3-1.

Nemanja Nikolić found his first goal in a while as Chicago downed D.C. United 3-0.

FC Dallas and Seattle combined to shoot 23 times but only hit the target 5 as they drew 0-0.

Minnesota United FC snatched a win in the dying moments in a 3-2 victory over Montreal.

Vancouver scored a stoppage time goal to snatch a point at home against Columbus as they drew 2-2.

Dom Dwyer scored his first Orlando goal, but drew 3-3 with Atlanta United and Josef Martínez.

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