Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hooligan's Wake Up: Van Gaal almost out of United, Mourinho ready to move in

FA Cup- Final
Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United
(Puncheon 78')-(Mata 81', Lingard 110')


MLS
New York City 0-7 New York Red Bulls
(McCarty 3', 51', Wright-Phillips 42', 45+1', Muyl 56'. Veron 83', Baah 89')

Chicago Fire 1-0 Houston Dynamo
(Alvarez 3')

Toronto FC 0-0 Columbus Crew

New England Revolution 2-4 FC Dallas
(Agudelo 23', Nguyen PK 26')-(Akindele PK 5', 90', Harris 36', Castillo 70')

Orlando City 1-1 Montreal Impact
(Larin 43')-(Piatti 4')

Sporting Kansas City 1-3 Real Salt Lake
(Dwyer 50')-(Martinez 32', Davis 45+2', Movsisyan 53')

Seattle Sounders 0-1 Colorado Rapids
(Sjoberg 43')

Full MLS recap

DFB Pokal- Final
Bayern Munich 0-0 Borussia Dortmund (4-3 on penalties)

Bayern Munich send Pep Guardiola off to Manchester with a victory in the German Cup. He may not have won the Champions League while at the club, but he did win four Bundesliga titles and ended with a domestic double. His tenure was certainly not a failure.

Coppa Italia- Final
AC Milan 0-1 Juventus
(Morata 110')

Juve completes the Italian double with their cup final victory over AC Milan.

Coupe de France- Final
Olympique Marseille 2-4 Paris-St. Germain
(Thauvin 12', Batsuyahi 87')-(Matuidi 2', Ibrahimovic 47', 82', Cavani 57')

Zlatan rounds out his PSG tenure with a brace as PSG finishes landing every trophy in France this season.
Liga MX Playoffs- Semi-Final Second Leg
Monterrey 0-0 Club America- 9:30pm

NASL
Indy Eleven 4-2 Minnesota United
(Zayed 16', Gordon 49', Braun 75', Paterson 90+7')-(Pinho 54', Lowe 69')

Rayo OKC 1-2 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
(Michel PK 62')-(Angulo 33', Nunez 70')

USL
FC Montreal 0-1 New York Red Bulls II
(Flemmings 90')

Wilmington Hammerheads 0-1 Charleston Battery
(Ferguson 33')

Richmond Kickers 0-0 Louisville City

Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-1 Toronto FC II
(Moloto 68', Hertzog 72')-(Johnson 83')

Tulsa Roughnecks 2-5 St. Louis FC
(Carpio 29', Ochoa 37')-(Herrera 9', 53', 70', 78', Musa 84')

San Antonio FC 0-1 OKC Energy

Rio Grande Valley 4-1 Swope Park Rangers
(Rodriguez 12', 25', Luca 88', Garcia 90+2')-(Salloi 39')

Real Monarchs 3-1 Orange County Blues
(Velazco 50', 69', Sundly 60')-(Stevanovic 6')

Arizona United 1-3 Colorado Springs Switchbacks
(Ringhof 21')-(Suggs 8', Gonzalez 33'. Robinson 77')

North American League Tables

Headlines
The saga of Louis Van Gaal took an interesting turn after his side won the FA Cup yesterday. Where there were some that thought the trophy would save his job, Manchester United appears to be moving in a different direction. They are prepared to dismiss Van Gaal and name Jose Mourinho as his successor. This may or may not be a smart move for Manchester United's long term future, but it certainly is an entertaining one. I am in favor of The Special One coming to United for no other reason than he is a fun guy to have around after a match. Chelsea went from being the most fun team to follow because of their ineptitude and Mourinho's defiance of it to being a boring mid-table side that nobody wanted to watch after he left. I look forward to hate-following Manchester United a little closer next season if this indeed happens.

Arsenal, who didn't sign a single outfield player last summer, are close to their first signing of the window. Borussia Monchengladbach's Granit Xhaka is prepared to move to North London for a fee of more than £30 million. Photos of him in an Arsenal kit leaked out onto the internet yesterday, causing many to think a deal is very, very close.

The USMNT has released its official 23 man roster for Copa America. Lots of familiar names grace Jurgen Klinsmann's list:

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Ethan Horvath (Molde IK).

Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)

Forwards: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Hamburg SV), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

Today's Matches
MLS
Portland Timbers v. Vancouver Whitecaps- 4:30pm- ESPN
LA Galaxy v. San Jose Earthquakes- 7:30pm- FS1

Copa del Rey- Final
Barcelona v. Sevilla- 3:30pm- ESPN2

Liga MX Playoffs- Semi-Final Second Leg
Pachuca v. Leon- 9:06pm

NASL
Ottawa Fury v. Jacksonville Armada- 2pm- ESPN3
FC Edmonton v. Carolina RailHawks- 4pm- ESPN3
New York Cosmos v. Tampa Bay Rowdies- 6pm- ONE World Sports

USL
Harrisburg City Islanders v. Bethlehem Steel- 6pm- YouTube
Orlando City B v. Rochester Rhinos- 7:30pm- YouTube
Seattle Sounders 2 v. LA Galaxy II- 8pm- YouTube

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