Ten to Track (Sunday, 9/3/2017)

1. Belarus vs. Sweden – UEFA WCQ

Sweden’s loss in Bulgaria Thursday likely marks the beginning of the end for their hopes of winning the Group. Road wins can, of course, be tough to come by, but they should beat Belarus and start cementing their advancement to the next qualifying Round.

B. Netherlands vs. Bulgaria – UEFA WCQ

Bulgaria’s only a point behind Sweden; Netherlands three points. The Dutch have fallen quite a ways in the last couple years. They need a result and almost certainly a win to really stay alive for possible 2nd place finish.

Image result for Netherlands sucks now  This is a “trash-eater’ (garbage can) in Efteling.  Noob’s nightmares thank you, Netherlands.

3. Greece vs. Belgium – UEFA WCQ

It’s a little hard to believe someone in this group managed even a draw against Belgium. They’ve outscored the peanut gallery 33-2 in this event! Greece can’t be expected to catch them, but even a draw will put them firmly in driver’s seat for 2nd.

4. Chicago Red Stars vs. North Carolina Courage – NWSL

Tied for 3rd hosts 1st as the regular season winds down. Top four make the league playoffs, so Chicago would probably be happy with even a draw at home. Which will be tough to get.

5. FC Kansas City vs. Sky Blue FC – NWSL

Sorry, The Management. KC is playing for just dignity now. Sky Blue, however, is only three points out of the 3rd/4th place tie.

Image result for lifetime channel meme  Will this be the lead-in for NWSL on Lifetime or the other way around?

6. Iberia vs. Colo-Colo – Copa Chile

So-so B-league Iberia went to the historically greatest of all time in Colo-Colo and won 3-2 in the first leg!  It’s still hard to fathom Colo-Colo not turning things up a notch in the second leg. I initially planned for the other Copa game for this date here, but wow this could be a colossal upset in the Round of 16.

7. Independiente Medellin vs. Independiente Santa Fe – Liga Aguila

Let’s learn about Colombian football! Santa Fe are the defending champions. And they are in 1st this go-round. Class dismissed.

8. Olimpia vs. General Diaz – Paraguay Premier

General Diaz is the surprise. Olimpia finished near the top in the Apertura. Also surprising – I don’t think General Diaz is named for a person, or at the very least not a military man of that name and rank.

Image result for general diaz  One of Noob’s favorite crests

9. Santos vs. Limon – Costa Rica Premier

They’re just 5th and 7th in the standings right now, but it’s early in this league’s Apertura. Noob believes these are two perennial excellent clubs.

10. Malacateco vs. Petapa – Guatemala Premiere

If you know Malacateco at all, it is probably as a drug trafficking hot spot. Noob wonders if the athletic facilities are quite nice then.

Image result for drug trafficking funny  Is that Corningware?  Simply lovely

Author: Soccernoob

After a year of previewing soccer matches the world over with my own off-brand comedy, I now provide exclusive coverage for the Isle of Sodor Premier League, Championship, and FA Cup. (FC Dryaw 'til I die.)

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