Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Bayern Munich embarrass Arsenal, Atlanta hits 40k tickets for opener

Yesterday's Scores
UEFA Champions League- Round of 16 First Leg
Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal
(Robben 11', Lewandowski 53', Thiago 56', 63', Muller 88')-(Sanchez 30')

Real Madrid 3-1 Napoli
(Benzema 18', Kroos 49', Casemiro 54')-(Insigne 8')

Headlines
New York City have signed their third Designated Player. Winger Maximiliano Moralez is coming to the Big Apple from Leon in Liga MX on a three year deal. The Argentina international has scored a pair of goals in 14 matches in Mexico this season. He spent time in Russia and Italy before crossing the Atlantic.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has accepted the improper conduct charge agaisnt him for throwing a microphone in frustration after his team conceded a late equalizer against West Brom last weekend. His punishment will be an £8,000 fine. His assistant manager, Nikola Jurcevic, has also accepted an improper conduct charge for arguing with an official and has also been fined £8,000.

Atlanta United ticket sales have continued to do quite well. The total sales for their March 5 home opener has reached 40,000. The team will open their season at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium while construction finishes on their permanent home at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. That 40,000 number is greater than the soccer capacity at their new home. The club has also said that it is on pace to sell out the 55,000 seat Bobby Dodd for their opener. They hope to be in their new home for a JUly 30 match with Orlando City.

D.C, United's future stadium at Buzzard Point has an official name. The new 20,000 seat venue will be called Audi Field after coming to a naming rights agreement with the auto maker. The club plans to break ground on the facility in the next month or two.

Today's Matches
UEFA Europa League- Round of 32 First Leg.
Krasnodar v. Fenerbahce- 11am- FS2
Rostov v. Sparta Prague- 1pm
KAA Gent v. Tottenham- 1pm- FS1
AZ Alkmaar v. Olympique Lyonnais- 1pm
Borussia Monchengladbach v. Fiorentina- 1pm- FS2, ESPN Deportes
Olympiakos v. Osmanlispor- 1pm- ESPN3
FK Astra Giurgiu v. Racing Genk- 1pm
Ludogorets Razgrad v. FC Copenhagen- 1pm
Celta Vigo v. Shakhtar Donetsk- 1pm- ESPN3
Villarreal v. AS Roma- 3:05pm- FS2, ESPN Deportes
PAOK Salonika v. Schalke 04- 3:05pm
Hapoel Be'er v. Besiktas- 3:05pm
Anderlecht v. Zenit St. Petersburg- 3:05pm- ESPN3
Athletic Bilbao v. Apoel Nicosia- 3:05pm- ESPN3
Manchester United v. St. Etienne- 3:05pm- FS1, ESPN3
Legia Warsaw v. Ajax Amsterdam- 3:05pm

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