Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hooligan's Wake Up: Kreis signs with Orlando City

Yesterday's Scores
None

Headlines
Orlando City has their officials Adrian Heath replacement. As was rumored earlier this week, Jason Kreis will oversee the Lions' efforts to jump back into the playoff picture this season. The former New York City and Real Salt Lake manager signed a deal with last season's other expansion club yesterday. He will not be on the touchline on Saturday when Orlando takes on the Crew, though. He will take over after.

England's search for a new manager is sticking close to home, so far. Steve Bruce, currently in charge of recently re-promoted Hull City, is reportedly in talks to take charge of the Three Lions. It doesn't seem like anything has reached the formal stage of negotiations yet, but this certainly points to Jurgen Klinsmann staying at his USMNT post, which he is likely to do anyway.

Speaking of international management jobs, if you have experience and results in world football, a proven track record in imparting tactical knowledge on top level players, and a proven record to work with leading world football experts, among other things, you have a shot at becoming Belgium's next coach! If this fits your profile, head over here to apply before July 31.

Today's Matches
US Open Cup- Quarterfinals
New England Revolution v. Philadelphia Union- 7:30pm
Chicago Fire v. Fort Lauderdale Strikers- 8:30pm
Houston Dynamo v. FC Dallas- 8:30pm
LA Galaxy v. Seattle Sounders- 10:30pm

USL
FC Cincinnati v. New York Red Bulls II- 7pm- YouTube
Toronto FC II v. Rochester Rhinos- 7:30pm- YouTube
Colorado Springs Switchbacks v. Swope Park Rangers- 9pm- YouTube

One other match to keep an eye on is part of the early stages of Champions League Qualifying. Last week, Gibraltar's Lincoln Red Imps scored a 1-0 home victory against Scottish champions Celtic. The second leg of the tie is today. Although it is highly unlikely the semi-pro club from the tiny British dependency near Spain is looking to pull of a shocking upset.

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