By Michael Rand
A couple of soccer items to start your Friday:
*The U.S. has targeted 70 venues as potential sites for World Cup games in 2018 or 2022, years it is bidding for the event. It’s not exactly a narrow list, but note that it includes both the Metrodome and TCF Bank Stadium (pictured). Also note the return of the “La Velle Loves Soccer” tag, as E-III is the one who passed along the link.
*Fans of the local Thunder and other USL First Division soccer teams should note that all matches will be streamed live via USL Live. The best part: it’s free! (Don’t worry about the “under construction” sign; the season doesn’t starts until tomorrow. Minnesota plays at Carolina at 6 p.m. Saturday. More information about the streaming and other things via Brian Quarstad’s excellent soccer site.
*The magical run is over. It was fun while it lasted, Bemidji State.
*Just a reminder to those special chosen ones: Wild playoff tickets go on sale this morning!
*Fasola-link! Climbing waterfalls. TLC would not approve.