Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Jose Mourinho the latest soccer name accused of Spanish tax fraud

Yesterday's Scores
Ottawa Fury 1-0 Orlando City B
(dos Santos 43')

Harrisburg City Islanders 0-1 Bethlehem Steel
(Chambers 54')

North American League Tables

Headlines
It must be really easy for rich people to commit tax fraud in Spain., Jose Mourinho is the latest big name to be investigated for defrauding the Spanish government out of millions of Euros. His charge is only to the tune of €3.3 million relating to his time spent managing Real Madrid.

On the plus side for Mourinho, his Manchester United have been cleared of any wrong doing during their pursuit of Paul Pogba last summer. The investigation was looking into some payments made to Pogba's agent from the deal. Juventus, on the other hand, are now in FIFA's crosshairs for the deal. They may have breached statutes on third party ownership of play contracts, which could result in a fine and/or transfer ban.

FIFA has warned Mexico over their fans anti-gay chants at the Confederations Cup. The chants is directed at opposing goalkeepers during goal kicks and has been flagged by FIFA before. The Mexican federation has been fined in the past, but the discriminatory behavior has continued. If they truly want these chants to come to an end, they need to actually hit the fans where it hurts and make Mexico play a World Cup Qualifier in an empty Estadio Azteca. Fans won't stop being hateful because their federation is fined. Keeping them out of the stadium is a far more powerful solution.

RB Leipzig has been cleared to play in the Champions League next season. Their place in the tournament was threatened due to their shared ownership with Red Bull Salzburg, who are also appearing in the competition as Austrian champions. UEFA determined the shared links between the clubs are not strong enough to violate their regulations, so the German runners up are clear to play in Europe.

Former USWNT World Cup winning coach Tony DiCicco passed away yesterday at the age of 68. DiCicco led the USA  from 1995 to 1999. He led them to the 1999 Women's World Cup title and the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics, he's the only American coach to win both those competitions.

Today's Matches

Confederations Cup
Russia v. Portugal- 11am- FS1
Mexico v. New Zealand- 2pm- FS1

MLS
D.C. United v. Atlanta United- 7:30pm
Minnesota United v. Portland Timbers- 8pm
Colorado Rapids v. LA Galaxy- 9pm
Seattle Sounders v. Orlando City- 10:30pm

USL
Swope Park Rangers v. Colorado Springs Switchbacks- 8:30pm- YouTube
Sacramento Republic v. Rio Grande Valley- 11pm- YouTube

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