Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: USA, Canada, Mexico make their joint World Cup bid official

Yesterday's Scores
Premier League
Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal
(Townsend 17', Cabaye 63', Milivojevic PK 68')

Arsenal totally capitulated in this match and their fans were certainly none to happy. Arsene Wenger protests are sure to intensify as the team looked lifeless against relegation battling Crystal Palace. Palace fans sure had a blast serenading Wenger and asking him to remain with the Gunners when the season ends.

La Liga
Real Sociedad 3-1 Sporting Gijón
(Jose 3', Juanmi 27', Berchiche 77')-(Echiejile 87')

European League Tables

As expected, the USA, Mexico, and Canada announced their joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup yesterday in New York. They also provided a few details for the event. The first 48 team tournament would have 60 games played in the USA while Canada and Mexico host ten each. Every match from the quarterfinals on would be played on American soil. If selected, it would be the USA's second World Cup and their first since 1994. Mexico would play host for a record third time and Canada would be on their first go.

The trio are also asking for an accelerated selection process that would have them named as hosts by the end of this year. That's a little ambitious and weakens the bidding process overall, even though there isn't likely to be a stronger bid out there. The nations want as much time as possible time to plan this expanded tournament and don't want to wait until 2020 to get things rolling.

Argentina have fired manager Edgardo Bauza after only eight matches in charge. HE led the team to a pair of wins, three draws, and three losses and has them sitting in fifth place in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying, which would put them in a playoff against a team from Oceania. As it stands, they will play their final four games of qualifying without Lionel Messi, who will serve a suspension for insulting a referee during their last match.

Today's Matches
UEFA Champions League- Quarterfinals First Leg
Borussia Dortmund v. AS Monaco- 2:45pm- FS2
Juventus v. Barcelona- 2:45pm- FS1

Liga MX
Chiapas v. Leon- 8pm- ESPN Deportes
UANL v. Guadalajara- 10pm- Univision Deportes
Veracruz v. Puebla- 10pm

OKC Energy v. Sacramento Republic- 8:30pm- ESPN3

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