Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hooligan's Wake Up: Russia one misstep away from Euro disqualification

Yesterday's Scores
Copa America
Chile 4-2 Panama
(Vargas 15', 43', Sanchez 50', 89')-(Camargo 5', Arroyo 75')

Argentina 3-0 Bolivia
(Lamela 13', Lavezzi 15', Cuesta 32')

Full Copa America recap

Euro 2016
Austria 0-2 Hungary
(Szalai 62', Stieber 87')

Portugal 1-1 Iceland
(Nani 31')-(Bjarnason 50')

US Open Cup- Fourth Round
Colorado Rapids 1-0 Colorado Springs Switchbacks
(Serna 84')

Real Salt Lake 2-2 Wilmington Hammerheads (3-1 in penalties)
(Plata 65', Martinez 86')-(Corboz 34', Michaud 58')

LA Galaxy 4-1 La Maquina FC
(Villarreal 15', Romney 96', Lletget PK 105', 115')-(Borboa 28')

Portland Timbers 2-0 San Jose Earthquakes
(Asprilla 34', McInnerney 40')

No cupsets to report on day one of the fourth round, although Wilmington Hammerheads did have a two goal lead on Real Salt Lake before falling in PKs. One of the two remaining amateur sides in the tournament, La Maquina, did have the slight advantage of LA losing a man to a red card in the 17th minute. They ended up collapsing in extra time when the Galaxy were able to pull ahead. The other, Kitsap Pumas, take on Seattle Sounders tonight.

Portland Timbers 2 1-2 Seattle Sounders 2
(Bodily 67')-(Samuel 35', Magnus 43')

Russia's punishment for it's fans ruckus behavior has been announced. They have been fined €150,000 and handed a suspended disqualification. If there are any more incidents of in stadium violence, Russia will be eliminated from Euros thanks to their fans misbehavior. UEFA only has control over the in stadium actions of fans, so any violence outside will have to be handled by police and security forces. Many Russian instigators have already been deported for their troubles.

After their embarrassing showing in Copa America Centenario, Brazil have fired Dunga from his position as their head coach. Brazil were expected to make a run at the title despite a series of injuries and a focus on the Olympics this summer, but were eliminated after the group stage thanks to a 1-0 loss to Peru. Current Corinthians boss Tite has been approached about the job already. He may even take the new gig in time to coach Brazil at the Olympics.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed to provisional terms with Manchester United. The Swedish free agent to be has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and now things finally are taking shape. He will officially sign with the team after the completion of Euros.

Ronald Koeman has completed his managerial move from Southampton to Everton. The Liverpool based club will send Saints £5 million for their trouble. This could be seen as a step down for the Dutchman, from a certain point of view. While Everton are the more prestigious club, they have finished below Southampton in each of Koeman's two seasons in charge.

West Ham continued their busy offseason by bringing in Algerian international Sofiane Feghouli from La Liga's Valencia. The winger has scored 42 times in 243 appearances in Spain and has been capped 40 times by Algeria.

Today's Matches
Euro 2016
Russia v. Slovakia- 9am- ESPN
Romania v. Switzerland- 12pm- ESPN
France v. Albania- 3pm- ESPN

US Open Cup- Fourth Round
Columbus Crew v. Tampa Bay Rowdies- 7pm
Jacksonville Armada v. Orlando City- 7pm
Philadelphia Union v. Harrisburg City Islanders- 7pm
Rochester Rhinos v. New York Red Bulls- 7:05pm
Carolina RailHawks v. New England Revolution- 7;30pm
D.C. United v. Fort Lauderdale Strikers- 7:30pm
New York City v. New York Cosmos- 7:30pm
Minnesota United v. Sporting Kansas City- 8pm
Chicago Fire v. Indy Eleven- 8:30pm
FC Dallas v. Oklahoma City Energy- 8:30pm
Houston Dynamo v. San Antonio FC- 8:30pm
Seattle Sounders v. Kitsap Pumas- 10:30pm

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