Friday, January 27, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Minnesota United splashes cash for Kevin Molino

Yesterday's Scores
EFL Cup- Semi-Finals Second Leg
Hull City 2-1 Manchester United- 2:45pm (2-3 on aggregate)
(Huddlestone PK 35', Niasse 85')-(Pogba 66')

The EFL Cup Final is set for Sunday, February 26 between Southampton and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.

Copa Del Rey- Quarterfinals Second Leg
Barcelona 5-2 Real Sociedad (6-2 on aggregate)
(D. Suarez 17', 82', Messi PK 55', L.Suarez 73', Turan 80')-(Juanmi 62', Jose 73')

Minnesota United has sent a total of $650,000 in allocation money to Orlando City for winger Kevin Molino. Molino will take his 11 goals and 8 assists from 2016 to an unproven attack that contains NASL scoring champ Christian Ramirez and NASL and Liga MX veteran Miguel Iborra. It feels like a steep price to pay, but we don't have much to compare it to since we don't have spending figures from before this offseason. Orlando loses a big attacking piece, but does have some cash to throw around in search of a replacement.

MLS has another expansion candidate. Phoenix has thrown its hat in the ring to become one of the next four MLS clubs to join the fold. Currently, Phoenix Rising FC, who were known as Arizona United last year, is the lone pro club in the area and they play in the USL. They are the 11th market to enter the race joining Charlotte, Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville, Raleigh/Durham, Sacramento, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego and Tampa/St. Petersburg. The deadline to apply is January 31.

Today's Matches
FA Cup- Fourth Round
Derby County v. Leicester City- 2:55pm- FS1

Schalke 04 v. EIntracht Frankfurt- 2:30pm- FS2

La Liga
Osasuna v. Malaga- 2:45pm

Ligue 1
Olympique Marseille v. Montpellier- 2:45pm

Liga MX
Tijuana v. Cruz Azul-10pm

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