Saturday, December 10, 2016

Hooligan's Wake Up: Guzan set to join Atlanta United

Yesterday's Scores
Europa League
Sassuolo 0-2 Racing Genk
(Heynen 58', Trossard 80')

This game was postponed from yesterday do to foggy conditions. The win gives Racing Genk the top spot in Group F over Athletic Bilbao.

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 TSG Hoffenheim

La Liga
Malaga 1-1 Granada
(Camacho 24')-(Kravets 81')

Ligue 1
Dijon 0-0 Olympique Marseille- Postponed

The fog made its way into France to call this match off. It will be made up today.

Brad Guzan looks to be headed to Atlanta United. The outing favor Middlesbrough keeper had been tipped for an MLS move and Atlanta will have the top spot in returning American allocation order once MLS Cup concludes tonight. Guzan was replaced by former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes shortly after Boro's season began. He began his pro career with MLS back in 2005 with Chivas USA, where he won the Goalkeeper of the Year in 2007.

MLS Clubs are slated to get themselves more Targeted Allocation Money with which to construct their rosters. This complicated roster mechanism can be sued by teams to purchase players or by down contracts for non-designated players. It can also be traded away within the league. Teams are expected to see a $400,000 increase, bringing the total TAM haul to $1.2 million.

Jozy Altidore has been named American Male Player of the Year by US Soccer. This is his second time winning the award, having also done so in 2013. He has scored 15 times for Toronto this season, including playoffs, while also leading the USMNT with six goals in the year. He beat out his closest competitor, Bobby Wood, by 2%of the vote. Geoff Cameron came in this place.  Also honored was Christian Pulisic, who took home the Young Player of the Year award. 

Today's Matches
Premier League
Watford v. Everton- 7:30am- NBCSN
Arsenal v. Stoke City- 10am- NBCSN
Burnley v. AFC Bournemouth- 10am
Hull City v. Crystal Palace- 10am
Swansea City v. Sunderland- 10am- CNBC
Leicester City v. Manchester City- 12:30pm- NBC

Bayern Munich v. VfL Wolfsburg- 9:30am- FS1
FC Koln v. Borussia Dortmund- 9:30am- FS2
FC Ingolstadt 04 v. RB Leipzig- 9:30am
Hamburg SV v. FC Augsburg- 9:30am
SC Freiburg v. SC Darmstadt 98- 9:30am
Hertha Berlin v. Werder Bremen- 12:30pm- FS2

La Liga
Osasuna v. Barcelona- 7am- beIN
Real Sociedad v. Valencia- 10:15am
Las Palmas v. Leganes- 12:30pm
Real Madrid v. Deportivo La Coruna- 2:45pm- beIN

Serie A
Crotone v. US Pescara- 12pm
Sampdoria v. Lazio 2:45pm

Ligue 1
Dijon v. Olympique Marseille- 8:30am
Bordeaux v. AS Monaco- 11am
AS Nancy Lorraine v. Angers- 2pm
Bastia v. Metz- 2pm
Lille v. Montpellier- 2pm
Nants v. Caen- 2pm
Toulouse v. Lorient- 2pm

MLS Cup Playoffs- Final
Toronto FC v. Seattle Sounders- 8pm- FOX

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