Michigan's men's soccer team is playing Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal right now on BTN. No score 5 minutes in. If you're watching, join in here.
M Soccer Open Thread
We are dominating early, I don't think Wisconsin has strung together more than 2 passes.
now michigan seems to be out of position and wisconsin is pressing.
Michigan is definitely controlling early. They should probably have a goal right now. Soony's free kick that hit the post was just unlucky.
Score update? General update on feel of the game?
No BTN in these parts.
They said its becoming a track meet late in the 1st half. I would assume that favors Michigan. Wisconsin seems more like the defensive team after what I read about their quarterfinal game.
Wisconsin is playing a 4-4-1-1, Michigan is playing a 4-3-3. Michigan is controlling play. Wisconsin is really hanging back, which has allowed Quijano to get high up the field.
Soony has put a ball off the post and put a 25 yarder just over the bar. This is the first time I've had a chance to watch him, and he's special. His ball control, speed and shot are amazing. He's good enough that he should strongly consider going pro as soon as possible.
Its 0-0 with 10 min left in 1st half. Michigan has looked the best, very lopsided on shots.
we have controlled the ball in their end for the entire half except maybe 1 8 minute stretch .
14-1 shots in favor of Michigan. Need to get a goal so it doesn't go to PKs like Wisconsin's last game.
Anyone know how the MLS draft and college soccer work? Soony looks like an amazing talent, is there any chance he gets drafted by an MLS team after his freshman year/
You have to declare. Peri Marosevic did this a few years ago and went in the top 10. Peri had more accolades outside of Michigan soccer though, he was captain of a youth USMNT.
I would like to see him help Michigan, but if he does declare I want him to come to the Galaxy. Galaxy games are pretty fun to watch, last week vs. Seattle was awesome.
He could go pro if he wants to. There doesn't seem to be any age restriction for the MLS (i.e. Freddie Adu). Sounds like he wants to stay at least one more year to get the team some hardware and maybe some for himself. He's definitely going to be great at the next level.
EDIT: Sorry, meant to respond to phantom ^^
It's not like the pay in MLS is that great. Most of the roster types make in the $50,000 range. The developmental players make substantially less. At that level, it may make sense to stay and get a degree.
If European trials come his way, however, that compensation is much better.
Top prospects in the MLS get a contract from adidas as well as the MLS, so they end up making >100k.
Wisconsin looked dangerous on those corners. Gotta make sure we don't give up cheap set pieces in our end.
For some perspective on Soony, he's already broken the single season goal scoring record as a freshman.
Wisconsin has successfully killed the game. There's very little creativity from Michigan in the final third at the moment.
Got something back now.
Everyone probably got a very stern talking to from Burns after Meram got a second yellow card yesterday for excessive celebration.
The quarterfinal wasn't on TV. According to the MSoccer Twitter account, it was a 'standard Meram celebration'
So yeah, whatever that means.
That was neat.
soony entered the zone, a defender challenged, and a favorable deflection kept the ball right at soony's feet in stride. he played it forward to moody who was posting up about 12 yards out, he gave it right back and soony buried it far post with his right foot.
is that the michigan record?
So its obviously 1-0 good guys. How much time is left?
Or did you cut and paste their posts, because wow, this sounds familiar.
Damn I wish I could have seen this game. Is there any chance of a torrent? I'm guessing the demand is not high enough.
Got a little nervous there at the end.
Good Luck on Sunday. I'll be watching.
Soony Saad scores after a loltastic goalkeeping mistake. Wolverines hit a hopeful longball, a defensive miscommunication leads to the GK unnecessarily coming out and getting beat to the ball. Soony with a nice finish with the GK out.