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One time FC Tucson player Monahan to BSF

Former NAU and FC Tucson striker Sam Monahan touched ground last week in Denmark to ply her trade for Ballerup-Skovlunde Fodbold, a club that plays its home matches northwest of Copenhagen. Monahan was a All-Big Sky first teamer at NAU in…

Not believing the hype

Fox Sports ran a headline about Atlanta United stating “These gorgeous goals are the surest sign Atlanta United might be for real.” It’s a sentiment I’ve seen in plenty of other places in the soccer interwebs. Hold on for a…

ASU Men’s Soccer Mystery

The Tweet came out yesterday announcing the news: It is with deep mourning that we must announce that ASU soccer has been suspended and therefore will forfeit our match this weekend. — Arizona Men's Soccer (@azmenssoccer) March 20, 2017 Hmm.…

And We’re Back On

The referee strike in Liga MX is over, meaning that games are back on. Per Jon Arnold of Goal.com, the league announced Monday that it was going to suspend Toluca’s Eric Triviero and América’s Pablo Aguilar for a full year,…

Be Careful What You Wish For, Kei

Yesterday’s headline in the Bent Musket: Kamara Hoping Weather Is “Cold Enough” for Revolution Home Opener Today’s press release from the team: FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution’s match against Orlando City SC scheduled for Saturday at Gillette Stadium…

Arizona Spring Season

It took until nearly the end of the contest last Saturday for freshman Zoe Barrie to score on Grand Canyon University in the first of Arizona’s Spring Season matches. I was out of state and didn’t see the match. If…

Second Ekstraklasa Post of the Week

Nemanja Nikolić is playing for Chicago now, but is still leading Konstantin Vassiljev and Marcin Robak in Poland’s unofficial “golden boot” race. Funny how that works. Piast vs Wisła currently a wonderful cure for insomnia — Christopher Lash (@rightbankwarsaw) March…

Weirdest Preseason Incident

So last week, I’m hanging out with a couple of staffers for the Colorado Rapids during a practice. “Hanging out” may be putting wrong. Really, I was just standing there while they talked to each other. Tim Howard was injured…

Maybe not cool the way it happened. Obviously, they have a lot to work on with video replay. The way it changes games, it’ll be interesting to see. Hopefully, they’ll get it right before they start using it. They said were going to select games to use it in after All-Star break, which is kind of absurd if you do it that way. Obviously, there are games where people would have an advantage because of video replay, and other games where people don’t. It would be an uneven playing field, if you ask me. – Houston defender AJ DeLaGarza on video replay in an interview after practice yesterday. A replay of a foul committed against DeLaGarza last Saturday resulted in David Villa being ejected.

Full Circle for Donny

I had a chat with Jonathan Pearlman for a piece I wrote about Donny Toia in the Tucson Sentinel. He touched on Donny’s time at RSL, which didn’t result in any time on the field for the full squad before…

“The thing about Donny that made him attractive to Orlando is that this is a guy who has worked hard to earn his spot; he’s played in Azteca; he’s played with Didier Drogba; he’s playoff tested; he’s a player who can play multiple spots.” – Jonathan Pearlman commenting on Donny Toia’s move to Orlando City SC