Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: New U.S. Soccer bylaw forces players to stand for anthem

Yesterday's Scores
Premier League
Manchester United 1-1 AFC Bournemouth
(Rojo 23')-(King PK 40')

There was a fun exchange of violence in this match involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic that will certainly see the Swede suspended. It started when Tyrone Mings stomped Zlatan in the face as he lay on the ground. The retaliation involved a clean elbow to the jaw later in the match that Ibra claims was an accident. Both incidents were 100% intentional and will 100% result in disciplinary action, even ifthe match officials didn't see them.

Leicester City 3-1 Hull City
(Fuchs 27', Mahrez 59', Huddlestone OG 90')-(Clucas 14')

Stoke City 2-0 Middlesbrough
(Arnautovic 29', 42')

Swansea City 3-2 Burnley
(Llorente 12', 90+2', Olsson 69')-(Gray PK 20', 61')

Watford 3-4 Southampton
(Deeney 4', Okaka 79', Doucoure 90+4')-(Tadic 28', Redmond 45+2', 86', Gabbiadini 83')

West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Crystal Palace
(Zaha 55', Townsend 84')

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
(Firmino 9', Mane 40', Wijnaldum 90+1')-(Welbeck 57')

Borussia Dortmund 6-2 Bayer Leverkusen
(Dembele 6', Aubameyang 26', 69', Pulisic 77', Schurrle PK 85', Guerreiro 90+2')-(Volland 48', Wendell 74')

FC Köln 0-3 Bayern Munich
(Martinez 25', Bernat 48', Ribery 90')

Mainz 1-1 VfL Wolfsburg
(Cordoba 24')-(Gomez 20')

TSG Hoffenheim 5-2 FC Ingolstadt 04
(Rudy 17', Szalai 62', 79', Kramaric 77', Hubner 78')-(Cohen 38', Sule 60')

Werder Bremen 2-0 SV Darmstadt 98
(Kruse 75', 90+2')

Borussia Monchengladbach 4-2 Schalke 04
(Johnson 28', 64', Wendt 67', Raffael 76')-(Bentaleb PK 38', Goretzka 83')

La Liga
Leganés 1-0 Granada
(Machis 83')

Eibar 1-4 Real Madrid
(Pena 72')-(Benzema 14', 25', Rodriguez 29', Asensio 60')

Villarreal 2-0 Espanyol
(Soriano 45', Lopez 81'))

Barcelona 4-0 Celta Vigo
(Messi 24', 64', Neymar 40', Rakitic 57', Umtiti 61')

Serie A
AS Roma 1-2 Napoli
(Strootman 89')-(Mertens 26', 50')

Sampdoria 3-1 US Pescara
(Bruno 18', Quagliarella 58', Schick 68')-(Cerro 32')

AC Milan 3-1 Chievo Verona
(Bacca 24', 70', Lapadula PK 82')-(de Guzman PK 42')

Ligue 1
Paris-Saint Germain 1-0 AS Nancy Lorraine
(Cavani PK 80')

Bastia 0-0 St. Etienne

Caen 2-3 Angers
(Ronny 11', Santini 67')-(Ekambi 5', Ndoye 21', Mangani PK 48')

Dijon 1-0 Nice
(Cyprien 69')

Metz 1-1 Stade Rennes
(Diabate 45+1')-(Sain 90')

Montpellier 1-1 Guingamp
(Mounie 50')-(Briand 85')

European League Tables

Columbus Crew 1-1 Chicago Fire
(Finlay 17')-(Accam 73')

LA Galaxy 1-2 FC Dallas
(Dos Santos PK 53')-(Urruti 47', Acosta 69')

Real Salt Lake 0-0 Toronto FC

Colorado Rapids 1-0 New England Revolution
(Badji 52')

D.C. United 0-0 Sporting Kansas City

Houston Dynamo 2-1 Seattle Sounders
(Torres 20', Quioto 42')-(Dempsey 58')

San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Montreal Impact
(Godoy 17')

Liga MX
Cruz Azul 2-0 Chiapas
(Mena 66', Rojas 67')

Monterrey 4-1 Querétaro
(Cardona 5', Martinez OG 63', Ortiz 76', Cristaldo 90+2')-(Villa PK 43')

Morelia 1-0 Veracruz
(Ruidiaz PK 71')

Leon 1-1 Club America
(Boselli 45')-(Valdez 47')

Necaxa 1-1 Atlas
(Riano 69')-(Alustiza 46')

Guadalajara 2-0 Toluca
(Pulido 32', 73')

North American League Tables

U.S. Soccer issued a controversial new policy that will require players to stand for the national anthem when representing their country. The new law reads "All persons representing a Federation national team shall stand respectfully during the playing of national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented." It comes as a reaction to Megan Rapinoe's practice of kneeling before USWNT games in order to protest the nation's treatment of the LGBTQ community.

I don't like getting into politics, but this new bylaw does sort of eliminate the right to free speech that our country hold so dear. Respect for anything, be it a country, team, person, or anything, cannot be forced. If Rapinoe, or anyone else, wants to knee out the national anthem for whatever reason, U.S. Soccer shouldn't get in their way.

Today's Matches
Premier League
Tottenham v. Everton- 8:30am- NBCSN
Sunderland v. Manchester City- 11am- NBCSN

Eintracht Frankfurt v. SC Freiburg- 9:30am- FS1
Hamburg SV v. Hertha Berlin- 11:30am

La Liga
Sporting Gijón v. Deportivo La Coruna- 6am
Atlético Madrid v. Valencia- 10:15am
Las Palmas v. Osasuna- 12:30pm
Athletic Bilbao v. Malaga- 2:45pm

Serie A
Atalanta v. Fiorentina- 6:30am
Cagliari v. Inter Milan- 9am
Crotone v. Sassuolo- 9am
Empoli v. Genoa- 9am
Torino v. Palermo- 9am
Udinese v. Juventus- 9am- beIN
Bologna v. Lazio- 2:45pm

Ligue 1
Lorient v. Olympique Marseille- 9am
Toulouse v. Lille- 11am
AS Monaco v. Nantes- 3pm

Orlando City v. New York City- 5pm- ESPN
Atlanta United v. New York Red Bulls- 7:30pm- FS1
Vancouver Whitecaps v. Philadelphia Union- 9:30pm

Liga MX
Puebla v. UANL- 1pm- Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM v. Santos- 1pm- Univision Deportes

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