Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hooligan's Wake Up: Jermaine Jones gets six games, Platini and Blatter could be gone for "several years"

In a new daily feature here at Hooligan's Corner, here is a roundup of yesterday's scores from throughout the world and some worth headlines.

Mainz 0-0 VfB Stuttgart

La Liga
Getafe 1-1 Real Sociedad
(Sarabia 46')-(Agirretxe 67')

Ligue 1
Stade Rennes 1-1 Caen
(Quintero 67')-(Ben Youssef 79')

Jermaine Jones is suspended for six MLS games for his referee shoving incident at the end of New England's knockout round clash with DC United. Jones is out of contract with the Revs and is reportedly considering his options overseas. The suspension would carry over to another nation per FIFA rules. He could also miss the USMNT's next two World Cup qualifiers in March if he hasn't served his six games with whichever club he plays with next.

Speaking if DC United, they unveiled their new crest on Thursday. Except the usual comparisons to the Nazi German eagle, it's.. alright, I guess.

MLS held it's "Re-Entry Draft" yesterday and two players were selected. Maxi Urruti was picked first overall by FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City took former Chicago Fire goalkeeper Alec Kann. Urruti was an important bench player throughout the Timbers' title run. He often came in as a late sub for Fanendo Adi. He scored a goal deep into extra time in the knockout round match with Sporting Kansas City to set up their epic penalty shootout. Both players had contract options declined by their former clubs, thus becoming eligible for Friday's draft.

Seeing the success of goal line technology in the World Cup ave many domestic leagues, UEFA has announced the possibility they could introduce it for this summer's Euro in France and in the Champions League. Currently, Europe's largest club competition uses additional officials at the goal lines to judge close calls at the net.

In FIFA Scandal news, UEFA President Michel Platini has had his suspension upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The head of European soccer was suspended 90 days for accepting a bribe of around two million Swiss Francs back in 1999. Sky Sports is reporting that both him and Sepp Blatter could end up being banned for "several years." Also, Juan Angel Napout, who was arrested in the latest roundup of corrupt FIFA officials, has resigned as CONCACAF President.

Real Madrid, who had been expelled from the Copa del Rey tournament in Spain after using the suspended Denis Cheryshev in their match against Cadiz, has had their second appeal denied by the Administrative Tribunal for Sport and will remain disqualified.

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