Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Rapinoe to abide by USSF Anthem policy

Yesyerday's Scores
Premier League
West Ham 1-2 Chelsea
(Lanzini 90+2')-(Hazard 25', Costa 50')

La Liga
Alaves 1-1 Sevilla
(Katai 75')-(Ben Yedder 23')

European League Tables
Headlines
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Tyrone Mings have both been charged by the FA for their actions over the weekend. Mings was guilty of taking a cleat to Zlatan's face. Ibrahimovic retaliated with a blunt elbow to Mings's face. Both face three game bans and have until Thursday to respond to the charges.

Megan Rapinoe, who made headlines by kneeling for the National Anthem while representing the USWNT, plans to abide by the federations's new bylaw requiring players to stand for the anthem. “It is an honor to represent the USA and all that we stand for – to be able to pull on the red, white and blue to play a game that I love. I will respect the new bylaw the leadership at USSF has put forward. That said, I believe we should always value the use of our voice and platform to fight for equality of every kind,” she said when asked about the new policy.

As if Arsenal needed more bad news to go along with their awful week. Mesut ozil will not be available for today's Champions League funeral against Bayern Munich. He is still recovering from the illness that kept him out of the Liverpool game over the weekend. The Gunners are down 5-1 on aggregate heading into the home leg, so I can't imagine Ozil would make much of a difference anyway.

As a whole, the Atlanta United crowd was well behaved for most of their opening match against the Red Bulls on Sunday. However, anti-gay slurs were clearly heard at times during the match, which the club has condemned. The chant used was one that has drawn fines from FIFA on the Mexican federation four times last year.

Today's Matches
UEFA Champions League- Quarterfinals Second Leg
Napoli v. Real Madrid- 2:45pm- FS2
Arsenal v. Bayern Munich- 2:45pm- ESPN Deportes, FS2

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