Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hooligan's Wake Up: Dos Santos says no to Mexico for Copa America

Yesterday's Score
Premier League
Manchester United 3-1 AFC Bournemouth
(Rooney 43', Rashford 75', Young 87')-(Smalling OG 90+3')

Full match recap
Final European League Tables

Headlines
Giovani Dos Santos was in line to receive a Mexico call up for this summer's Copa America, but the star forward has turned his country down. Dos Santos is perfectly healthy, he jsut did not wish to play in the tournament. LA Galaxy sure won't complain. They will be without multiple big players, such as Robbie Keane for Euros nand Gyasi Zardes for Copa America, so having Gio around will help. Mexico should be fine too, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is in the form of his life right now in the Bundesliga and should be able to pick up the slack.

DeAndre Yedlin is the property of Tottenham right now, but spent the season on loan with Sunderland. He played a fair amount in the northeast as part of their efforts to survive the relegation fight and now the Black Cats want to keep him around. They have offered Spurs £2 million to sign the left back/midfielder permanently. I, for one, hope Tottenham accept the offer. Yedlin needs playing time and that's something he isn't likely to get considering the depth at left back at Spurs.

One thing that has wrecked Italian football over the years has been repeated match fixing scandals. Another one may have just popped up on Serie A's final day. A few betting companies noticed a large spike in bets relating to the Napoli-Frosinone match last weekend. Abnormal numbers of wagers for a Frosinone red card and Napoli winning were popping up and, wouldn't you know it, A Frosinone player was sent off 13 minutes in and Napoli won 4-0. These types of things don't go unnoticed these days and an investigation has kicked off into the odd series of coincidences.

Today's Matches
Europa League- Final
Liverpool v. Sevilla- 2:45pm- FS1

MLS
Toronto FC v. New York City- 7pm
New York Red Bulls v. Chicago Fire- 7:30pm

Liga MX Playoffs- Semi-Finals First Leg
Club America v. Monterrey- 9:30pm

US Open Cup- Second Round
Round two of the US Open Cup introduced the third tier United Soccer League to the fold. Of the league's 29 teams, 18 are playing today agaisnt amateur and semi-pro sides. This is one of the more interesting rounds of the tournament since it presents the chance for some wonderful upsets.

FC Cincinnati v. Indy Eleven NPSL- 7pm
Charlotte Eagles v. Charlotte Independence- 7pm
Richmond Kickers v. Aromas Café FC- 7pm
Wilmington Hammerheads v. Miami Fusion FC- 7pm
Louisville City FC v. Detroit City FC- 7pm
Rochester Rhinos v. Southie FC- 7pm
Pittsburgh Riverhounds v. Lansdowne Bhoys FC- 7pm
West Chester United SC v. Harrisburg City Islanders- 7:30pm
Charleston Battery v. The Villages SC- 7:30pm
Chattanooga FC v. Reading United AC- 7:30pm
Saint Louis FC v. AFC Cleveland- 8pm
Mississippi Brilla FC v. OKC Energy FC- 8pm
San Antonio FC v. Corinthians FC of San Antonio- 8:30pm
Des Moines Menace v. Tulsa Roughnecks- 8:30pm
Colorado Springs Switchbacks v. Harpo’s FC- 9pm
La Maquina v. Sacramento Gold- 10pm
FC Tucson v. Arizona United SC- 10:30pm
Kitsap Pumas v. Sounders FC U-23- 10:30pm
Sacramento Republic v. CD Aguiluchos USA- 10:30pm
L.A. Wolves FC v.  Orange County Blues- 11pm

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