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UP TO 80% DURING OUR FINAL 4 DAYS BEFORE THE MOVE!

by Ron A. Marchionna | January 25, 2017

Soccer & More is open 4 more days at 9159 West 151st Street, Orland Park:
Wednesday and Thursday from 12-7.
Friday and Saturday from 12-5.
Some items are now 80% OFF!
EVERYTHING ELSE IN STORE IS 50% OFF!
Also, buy one plain hooded sweatshirt for $15 and get one free!
Buy one plain t-shirt for $5 and get one free!
Mizuno running shoes previously $99.95 for $15.00!
While supply lasts.
After Saturday, we will hopefully see you soon at our new location:
8931 West 159th Street, Orland Hills, Illinois 60487.

Final observations about today's Major League Soccer SuperDraft

by Ron A. Marchionna | January 13, 2017

Of the 44 picks in today's Major League Soccer SuperDraft, there were 4 goalkeepers, 10 forwards, 14 midfielders and 16 defenders selected. The Chicago Fire chose 3 players in the first two rounds: one midfielder, one goalkeeper and one forward. It is my understanding that most drafted players will not have an immediate impact upon the MLS team that selected them and will most likely spend time with a USL (Second Division) affiliate.

Additional observations about today's Major League Soccer SuperDraft

by Ron A. Marchionna | January 13, 2017

Some observations about today's Major League Soccer SuperDraft as it pertains to colleges: out of the 44 picks in the first two rounds, UCLA had the most players selected (3), followed by Akron, Connecticut, Delaware, Denver, Louisville, North Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse and Wake Forest with two each. These ten schools accounted for 21 of the first 44 players selected.

Some observations about today's Major League Soccer SuperDraft

by Ron A. Marchionna | January 13, 2017

Some observations about today's Major League Soccer SuperDraft as it pertains to goalies: No goalkeepers drafted in the First Round (out of 22 picks); 4 goalkeepers chosen in Second Round. The Chicago Fire drafted a goalkeeper with their 4th pick in the 2nd Round - the shortest of the four goalies selected (6'2") but perhaps the smartest - Stefan Cleveland earned an Engineering Degree at Dartmouth and is pursuing an MBA at Louisville!

2015: Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. First Team All-Ivy League.

2014: First Team All-Ivy League.

Sport Football Chelsea Arsène Wenger refuses to apologise for José Mourinho shoving match

by Ron A. Marchionna | October 06, 2014

There will be no retrospective sanction given the clash was witnessed at the time but, while the incident merely served to inflame an already tense occasion, Wenger expressed no regret. “What is there to regret?” he asked. “I wanted to go from A to B, and somebody confronted me before B without any sign of welcome. B was Sánchez, to see how badly he was injured.” The Arsenal manager suggested Cahill’s foul was worthy of a red card and, asked what Mourinho had said to him, added: “Honestly, I don’t listen to what he says. Push him? You would know if I really tried to push [him]. Come on.”

The pair, who share a strained relationship born of regular clashes since Mourinho arrived in English football in 2004, did not acknowledge each other on the final whistle, once Chelsea had reasserted their five-point lead at the top of the table and condemned Arsenal to a first league loss of the season.


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