Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hooligan's Wake Up: Kaka out of Copa America

Yesterday's Scores
Philadelphia Union 3-2 columbus Crew
(Pontius 21', Nogueira 57', Herbers 84')-(Kamara 14', Martinez 90+3')

D.C. United 0-2 Seattle Sounders
(Morris 79', Jones 83')

Portland Timbers 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes
(Ridgewell 11')

Full MLS Recap

US Open Cup- Third Round
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1-1 Richmond Kickers (2-0 on penalties)
(Gonzalez 2')-(Imura 29')

Jacksonville Armada FC 2-1 Charleston Battery
(Otte 17', Keita 108')-(Tsonis 22')

Rochester Rhinos 2-0 Lansdowne Bhoys FC
(Fortune II 59', Volesky 70')

Indy Eleven 2-1 Louisville City FC
(Hoffman 22')-(Gordon 58', Zayed 73')

New York Cosmos 2-0 Jersey Express
(Garcia-Perez 35', Orozco 72')

Carolina Railhawks 5-0 Charlotte Independence
(Schuler 92', 115', Albadawi 96', Shriver 99', Orlando 109')

Chattanooga FC 1-2 Harrisburg City Islanders
(Hernandez 44')-(Foster 71', Wilson 81')

Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 FC Cincinnati
(Hristov 11')

Miami FC 1-2 Wilmington Hammerheads FC
(Chavez 52')-(Michaud 2', Moose 5')

Rayo OKC 1-2 Oklahoma City Energy FC
(Forbes 43')-(Dalgaard 45+1', Hyland 107')

Saint Louis FC 0-2 Minnesota United FC
(Venegas 69', Blake 90+3')

Des Moines Menace 1-2 San Antonio FC
(Flath 59')-(McBride 72', Francois 81')

La Máquina FC 2-0 L.A. Wolves FC
(Borboa 17', 68')

Sacramento Republic FC 1-3 Kitsap Pumas
(Iwasa 61')-(Sanchez 60', Ramos 62', 64')

Arizona United SC 0-3 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
(Vercollone 39', 83', King 59')

The NASL fared much better this season than they did last year at this stage. Seven of the nine second tier sides are moving along compared to only one last season. We also have plenty of amateur sides advancing to face MLS competition. La Maquina FC took care of LA Wolves and, more impressively, Kitsap Pumas hung three on their trip to Sacramento to take out the Republic. The fun stories of Lansdowne Bhoys, Des Moines Menace, and Jersey Express have, sadly, come to an end.

Canadian Championship- Second Round First Leg
Ottawa Fury 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps
(Steele 3', Junior 41')

Toronto FC 4-2 Montreal Impact
(Osorio 13', 34', Hamilton 60', 80')-(Salazar 86', Drogba 90+1')

The first leg of the Canadian Championship gives one upset at Ottawa Fury keep Vancouver Whitecaps off the scoreboard and jump out to a two goal lead before heading out west for next week's second leg. Montreal looked to be getting destroyed by Toronto, but a couple late goals involving Didier Drogba give them home when the series shifts to Stade Saputo next Wednesday.

Just when you thought an MLS star would feature for Brazil in Copa America, we find out that Kaka is departing the squad win an injury. He was already replacing an injured Douglas Costa, and now the Orlando City standout will be replaced with Ganso. Thanks to injuries, Kaka has never played in Copa America, despite being a major part of the Brazil setup during the past decade.

Pep Guardiola is ready to make his first Manchester City signing. The Citizens are bringing in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan for around £20 million, The German international will miss Euros with a knee injury, but expects to make a full recovery shortly after the Premier League season's beginning in August.

Today's Matches
New York City v. Real Salt Lake- 7pm
FC Dallas v. Houston Dynamo- 9pm
LA Galaxy v. Sporting Kansas City- 10:30pm

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