About Nick Green

South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!

Watch the video: Violent Caltech robot soccer is literally a lot like Rollerball

TBD team with their remotes guiding their robots. Caltech’s 31st annual Engineering Design Competition will pit robots against robots in an “action packed” soccer match dubbed the “Tridroid Cup.”  Tuesday, March 8, 2016.Though 12 soccer balls are on the field at a time, the teams must get past robotic goalies to score. Caltech’s mechanical engineering students designed, build and run the teams of up to three robots.(Photo by Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News)

TBD team with their remotes guiding their robots. Caltech’s 31st annual Engineering Design Competition will pit robots against robots in an “action packed” soccer match dubbed the “Tridroid Cup.” Tuesday, March 8, 2016.Though 12 soccer balls are on the field at a time, the teams must get past robotic goalies to score. Caltech’s mechanical engineering students designed, build and run the teams of up to three robots.(Photo by Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News)

For more on the CalTech robot soccer competition, click here.

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MLS Soccer Sunday Opening Weekend TV Preview: LA Galaxy hosts D.C. United at 7 p.m. on UniMas

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Soccer Sunday boasts more than 11 hours of television coverage with all 20 MLS clubs in action as the 21st season begins.

Here’s the highlights:

ESPN will debut its “Goal Post Cam” in a regular season game during the Portland Timbers-Columbus Crew SC contest with cameras embedded on each post to enhance views of goalmouth action. In addition, coaches Caleb Porter (Portland) and Gregg Berhalter (Columbus) will each wear a live microphone on the sidelines for in-game audio during the telecast

MLS Kick offers a week-long free preview through March 15.

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Adidas unveils new Mexico national team jersey

cincoRaul Jimenez, Carlos Vela, Andres Guardado, Miguel Layun and Hector Herrera model Mexico’s new national team jersey that adidas unveiled today (Photo courtesy of adidas).

The new Mexican national team jersey El Tri will debut for their March 29 World Cup qualifier against Canada was unveiled today by adidas.

From the press release:

The jersey features the traditional green colorway with tonal vertical stripes on the front and sleeves. The brand’s three stripes are highlighted in white and are placed on the sides of the jersey for the first time ever in a Mexico National Team jersey. The full uniform includes white shorts and red socks to represent the colors of Mexico’s flag.

The jersey is available here.

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NBCSN EPL Weekend Video Preview: BPL leaders Leicester face Norwich at 7 a.m. Saturday, Arsenal play Man Utd at 6 a.m. Sunday

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ICYMI: Brazil-Ecuador, Colombia-Paraguay and Mexico-Jamaica to play Copa America Centenario games at Rose Bowl this summer

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The draw for the 16-team tournament that will be held in the U.S. for the first time ever was Sunday.

The Rose Bowl hosts three first-round fixtures: Brazil vs. Ecuador Saturday, June 4; Colombia vs. Paraguay Tuesday, June 7; and Mexico vs. Jamaica Thursday, June 9.

A complete schedule is here.

Full details and ticket information is here.

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Watch the lowlights: Seattle Sounders splash and thrash LA Galaxy 4-0 in final preseason game

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Lineups:

Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Tyrone Mears (Damion Lowe), Brad Evans – captain (Zach Scott 63′), Chad Marshall (Roberto Chen), Joevin Jones (Dylan Remick); Osvaldo Alonso (Cristian Roldan), Erik Friberg (Aaron Kovar), Andreas Ivanschitz; Jordan Morris (88′), Nelson Valdez (Victor Mansaray), Clint Dempsey (Darwin Jones)

LA Galaxy – Brian Rowe; Robbie Rogers (Oscar Sorto), Daniel Steres (Dan Gargan), Jelle Van Damme (A.J. DeLaGarza), Ashley Cole (Dave Romney); Giovani dos Santos (Jose Villareal), Nigel De Jong (Garcia), Steven Gerrard (Baggio Husidic), Emmanuel Boateng (Sebastian Lletget); Robbie Keane (Mike Magee), Gyasi Zardes (Alan Gordon)

Strangely, this video is only available on the Seattle Sounders’ YouTube channel, but not the Galaxy’s. I wonder why?

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