Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hooligan's Wake Up: Swansea City close to American takeover

Yesterday's Scores
Premier League
West Ham 3-3 Arsenal
(Carroll 44', 45+2', 52')-(Ozil 18', Sanchez 35')

Aston Villa 1-2 AFC Bournemouth
(Ayew 85')-(Cook 45+2', King 74')

Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich City
(Puncheon 68')

Southampton 3-1 Newcastle
(Long 4', Pelle 38', Wanyama 55')-(Townsend 65')

Swansea City 1-0 Chelsea
(Sigurdsson 25')

Watford 1-1 Everton
(Holebas 45+3')-(McCarthy 45+1')

Manchester City 1-1 West Bromwich Albion
(Aguero PK 19', Nasri 66')-(Sessegnon 6')

Full Premier League recap

Montreal Impact 2-0 Columbus Crew
(Camara 48', Bekker 86')

New England Revolution 1-1 Toronto FC
(Rowe 14')-(Giovinco 58')

D.C. United 4-0 Vancouver Whitecaps
(Espindola 39', 54', Saborio 88', 90+1' )

New York Red Bulls 0-2 Sporting Kansas City
(Feilhaber 17', Dwyer 60')

FC Dallas 2-2 San Jose Earthquakes
(Akindele PK 36', Bernardez OG 62')-(Quintero 4', Wondolowski 55')

Real Salt Lake 1-0 Colorado Rapids
(Plata 72')

Full MLS recap

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 TSG Hoffenheim
(Amiri 62', Uth 90')

FC Ingolstadt 04 1-0 Borussia Monchengladbach
(Hartmann 88')

Hamburg SV 1-2 SV Darmstadt 98
(Holtby 90+1')-(Sulu 38', Gondorf 54')

VfB Stuttgart 1-3 Bayern Munich
(Didavi 63')-(Niedermeier OG 31', Alaba 52', Costa 89')

Werder Bremen 1-2 FC Augsburg
(Grillitsch 43')-(Finnbogason 53', Jeong-Ho 87')

VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 Mainz
(Schurrle 52')-(Samperio 66')

La Liga
Real Madrid 4-0 Eibar
(Rodriguez 5', Vazquez 18', Ronaldo 19', Jese 39')

Espanyol 1-3 Atl├ętico Madrid
(Diop 29')-(Torres 35', Griezmann 58', Koke 89')

Real Sociedad 1-0 Barcelona
(Oyarzabal 5')

Real Betis 1-0 Levante
(Castro 81')

Serie A
Frosinone 0-1 Inter Milan
(Icardi 74')

Chievo Verona 1-0 Carpi
(Pellissier 83')

Sassuolo 0-1 Genoa
(Dzemaili 42')

AC Milan 1-2 Juventus
(Alex 18')-(Mandzukic 27', Pogba 65') 

Ligue 1
Guingamp 0-2 Paris St. Germain
(Moura PK 56', 71')

Angers 0-0 GFC Ajaccio

Caen 1-2 Lorient
(Appiah 64')-(Jeannot 16', Waris PK 47')

St. Etienne 1-0 Troyes
(Maupay 75')

Stade de Reims 2-1 Nantes
(Oniangue 11', de Preville 80')-(Audel 68')

Toulouse 3-0 Bastia
(Ben Yedder 57', 80', Braithwaite 62', Trejo 70')

Liga MX
Club America 6-1 Tijuana
(Peralta 37', William 42', Goltz 72', Quintero 82', 84', Benedetto 89')-(Hauche 13')

Monterrey 6-0 Chiapas
(Pabon 4', Sanchez PK 14', Cardona 47', Barrera OG 51', De Nigris 55', Ayovi 64')

Pachuca 2-1 U.A.N.L.
(Jara 74', Ramirez 86')-(Sobis 7')

Atlas 1-2 Morelia
(Duque 57')-(Rodriguez PK 35', Velazquez 90+3')

Dorados de Sinaloa 3-0 Cruz Azul
(Caraglio 12', 90+3', Morelo 52')

Indy Eleven 1-1 Ottawa Fury
(Vukovic 89')-(Vered 56')

Miami FC 1-1 Tampa Bay Rowdies
(Cvitanic 17')-(Hristov 85')

Rayo OKC 2-3 Carolina Railhawks
(Johnson 33', Michel 52')-(Da Luz 23', 90+6', Hoyos 74')

Colorado Springs Switchbacks 2-0 Arizona United
(Maybin 22', Seth 68')

Richmond Kickers 1-0 Rochester Rhinos
(Imura 62')

FC Cincinnati 2-1 Charlotte Independence
(Okoli 5', Berry 52')-(Duckett 53')

Louisville City 4-1 Orlando City B
(Hoffman 25', Lubahn 47', Dacres 65', Ilic 90')-(Cox 4')

FC Montreal 1-2 Toronto FC II
(Table 80')-(Johnson 63', Edwards 84')

Charleston Battery 2-1 Wilmington Hammerheads
(Williams 2', Mueller 83')-(Corboz 31')

Tulsa Roughnecks 0-1 Real Monarchs
(Orellana 66')

OKC Energy 2-2 Saint Louis FC
(Dalgaard 9', Craft 60')-(Cicciarelli 22', Doody 35')

San Antonio FC 1-1 Swope Park Rangers
(Garcia 42')-(Salloi 2')

European League Tables
North American League Tables

Jose Mourinho was apparently approached by Syria to coach their national team. The Special One rejected the offer, since everyone and their mother knows that he wants to head to Manchester United in the summer. The strange pre contract agreement between him and the club gives him all the more motivation to turn down a lower end Asian national team offer.

Swansea City are the latest club to attract the eyes and dollars of American businessmen. Much to the chagrin of many supporters, Americans Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, managing partners at D.C. United, are close to a takeover of the club that would give the two of them a majority share. They are interested in expanding Swansea's 20,000 seat stadium and keeping current CEO Huw Jenkins, on board.

We have the first English club to be promoted in the League this year. Northampton Town's draw against Bristol Rovers has seen them through to League One for next year. There were also a couple relegations yesterday. Bolton Wanderers, once a Premier League mainstay, have succumbed to financial turmoil and are being relegated down to League One thanks to a 4-1 loss to Derby County. Crewe Alexandria are going down from League One to League Two after a 3-0 loss to Port Vale.

The FA is looking for FIFA to investigate a possible link between football and dementia. The families of several former players are claiming that the heading of heavy leather footballs could have a lot to do with their mental deterioration later in life. I'm no neurologist, but it wouldn't take much to convince me that there is a relationship between the violent mashing of an object with your head and dementia in old age. I'm sure US Soccer, with it's recent ban on headers for young children, are also interested in this potential study.

Today's Matches
Premier League
Sunderland v. Leicester City- 8:30am- NBCSN
Liverpool v. Stoke City- 11am
Tottenham v. Manchester United- 11am- NBCSN

Houston Dynamo v. Seattle Sounders- 4pm- ESPN
New York City v. Chicago Fire- 7pm- FS1
LA Galaxy v. Portland Timbers- 9:30pm- FS1

Schalke 04 v. Borussia Dortmund- 9:30am- FS1
FC Koln v. Bayer Leverkusen- 11:30am- FS2

La Liga
Sporting Gijon v. Celta Vigo- 6am
Valencia v. Sevilla- 10am
Villarreal v. Getafe- 12:15pm
Athletic Bilbao v. Rayo Vallecano- 2:30pm

Serie A
Empoli v. Fiorentina- 6:30am
Napoli v. Hellas Verona- 9am- beIN
Sampdoria v. Udinese- 9am
Torino v. Atalanta- 9am
Palermo v. Lazio- 2:45pm

Ligue 1
Lille v. AS Monaco- 8am
Nice v. Stade Rennes- 11am
Olympique Marseille v. Bordeaux- 3pm

Liga MX
Puebla v. Guadalajara- 6pm- Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM v. Leon- 7:30pm- Univision

FC Edmonton v. Minnesota United- 4pm
New York Cosmos v. Jacksonville Armada- 6pm

Vancouver Whitecaps v. Sacramento Republic- 6pm- YouTube
New York Red Bulls II v. Bethlehem Steel- 7:30pm- YouTube

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