Chelsea banned from selling tickets, Messi could bounce back, MLS dominate CCL


Footy Digest Weekly is a roundup of titles, stories and games you should follow, curated solely for the Hudson River Blue community.


Roman Abramovich prevented from selling Chelsea after UK government freezes club assets: No new ticket sales allowed, no new merchandise can be sold, no new contracts can be signed. -The Guardian

Chelsea shirt sponsor Three has suspended its deal with the club. -The Guardian

• Anatomy of a fiasco: Stuart James explains how do not kick off just after conceding. -Athleticism

Is Lionel Messi leaving Paris Saint-Germain after the France team’s dumpster burns down during a Champions League performance against Real Madrid? It is said that Messi could make a pit stop in Barcelona en route to MLS. —Barca Blaugranes

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New York City FC assistant manager Nick Cushing wrote a chant – and it may be the best song in NYCFC history. Mychal Kersting explains why you should learn the words. —Hudson River Blue


• MLS teams dominated the first legs of the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 9-2 in four games:

NYCFC topped a physical Comunicaciones 3-1. —Hudson River Blue

New England Revolution beat Pumas 3-0 in a snowstorm. —The curved musket

The Seattle Sounders dismantled Club León 3-0. —Sounder at heart

CF Montreal held on for a 0-1 loss to Cruz Azul at Azteca. —

New Jersey Red Bulls historic record scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips retires: The notched striker 126 goals in all competitions with the Red Bulls and won the Golden Boot twice. —Once a subway

Austin FC has the best record in the league after Matchday 2: two wins, ten goals scored, one conceded. Second best record? New Jersey: Two wins, seven goals, two conceded. —


New National Women’s Soccer League commissioner Jessica Berman will succeed acting commissioner Marla Messing on April 20and outlined the work she needs to do to restore trust in the leadership of the NWSL. —All for XI


City Football Group reportedly interested in buying Atlético Mineirocurrent champion of the Brazilian Serie A. What will this mean for NYCFC, which is also part of City Football Group? —ge


Cindy Parlow Cone has been re-elected president of the United States Soccer Federationeasily beating disgraced former president Carlos Cordiero. —FC Stars and Stripes

Games to watch

Saturday March 12

NYCFC vs. CF Montreal (MLS), 1 p.m. ET — ESPN+YES, YES App

Sunday March 13

Borussia Dortmund vs. Arminia Bielefeld (Bundesliga), 12:30 p.m. ET — ESPN+, ESPN Deportes

tuesday march 15

Manchester United vs. Atlético Madrid (Champions League), 4 p.m. ET — Paramount+

Ajax v Benfica (Champions League), 4 p.m. ET — Paramount+

NYCFC at Comunicaciones FC (CONCACAF Champions League), 9 p.m. ET – FS1, TUDN

Wednesday March 16

Juventus against Villareal (Champions League), 4 p.m. ET — Paramount+

LOSC Lille vs Chelsea (Champions League), 4 p.m. ET — Paramount+

Arsenal vs. liverpool (EPL), 4:15 p.m. ET — Peacock

CF Montreal vs. Cruz Azul (CONCACAF Champions League), 9 p.m. ET — FS1, TUDN

Pumas UNAM vs. New England Revolution (CONCACAF Champions League), 11:15 p.m. ET — FS1, TUDN

Thursday March 17

Red Star Belgrade vs Rangers FC (Europa League), 1:45 p.m. ET — Paramount+

Club Leon vs Seattle Sounders (CONCACAF Champions League), 8:30 p.m. ET — FS1, TUDN

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