Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hooligan's Wake Up: Guardiola will come to England

Yesterday's Scores
Capital One Cup
Stoke City 0-1 Liverpool
(Ibe 37')

Liverpool gets a big away goal to further their Capital One Cup cause. Their chances of getting to the final in this little cared about competition is pretty strong.

Serie A
Genoa 2-3 Sampdoria
(Soriano 18', 49', Eder 39)-(Pavoletti 69', 81')

Sampdoria climbs a few spots in the table after holding off a late Genoa rush in this derby. They move to tenth, but with every other Italian club in action tomorrow, they will drop right back down.

Headlines
Pep Guardiola has confirmed that he is leaving Bayern Munich with his sights set on the Premier League. What he has not revealed to us, is which club he intends to manage in the fall.

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has had a nine year ban recommended for him. Valcke is under investigation for the usual FIFA crimes, bribery, racketeering, and whatnot. More specifically, he is heavily linked to a $10 million bribe paid to Jack Warner.

Stanford University and USMNT standout Jordan Morris looks to be turning pro by signing with Seattle Sounders for the coming season. In the meantime, he is heading to Germany to train with Werder Bremen's winter camp. The Bundesliga outfit is calling it a was to know more about Morris, but this certainly opens the door for a future move to Europe, where he is sure to gain better experience playing against higher competition than MLS can offer,

Also concerning Americans in Germany, USYNT prospect Christian Pulisic has been promoted to first team training with Borussia Dortmund. The Hershey, PA born midfielder will travel with the squad to their winter camp in Dubai.

Ghanaian international Kevin Prince-Boateng was suspended indefinitely from Schalke last spring and eventually had his contract terminated. After having gone without football since then, he has signed with AC Milan on a free transfer. Boateng had previously played with Milan from 2010-2013 and returns at age 33 hoping to still be productive.

Today's Matches
Capital One Cup
Everton v. Manchester City- 3pm- beIN

Copa del Rey
Athletic Bilbao v. Villarreal- 6am
Mirandés v. Deportivo la Coruna- 10am
Valencia v. Granada- 10am
Real Betis v. Sevilla- 12:15pm
Barcelona v. Espanyol- 2:30pm
Rayo Vallecano v. Atletico Madrid- 4:05pm

Serie A
AC Milan v. Bologna- 9am
Chievo Verona v. AS Roma- 9am
Juventus v. Hellas VErona- 9am
Lazio v. Carpi- 9am
Palermo v. Fiorentina- 9am
Sassuolo v. Frosinone- 9am
Udinese v. Atalanta- 9am
Empoli v. Inter Milan- 12pm
Napoli v. Torino- 2:45pm

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