Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Atlanta become first expansion side in eight years to make playoffs

Yesterday's Scores
UEFA Champions League
FK Qarabag 1-2 AS Roma
(Henrique 28')-(Manolas 7', Dzeko 15') 

Anderlecht 0-3 Celtic
(Griffiths 38', Mbodji OG 50', Sinclair 90+3')

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Chelsea
(Morata 59')-(Griezmann 40', Batshuayi 90+3')

FC Basel 5-0 Benfica
(Lang 2', Oberlin 20', 69', van Wolfswinkle PK 59', Riveros 76')

CSKA Moscow 1-4 Manchester United
(Kuchaev 90')-(Lukaku 4', 27', Martial PK 19', Mkhitaryan 57')

Juventus 2-0 Olympiakos
(Higuain 69', Mandzukic 80')

Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Bayern Munich
(Alves 2', Cavani 31', Neymar 63')

Sporting CP 0-1 Barcelona
(Suarez 49')

Contnental Tables

Atlanta United 3-0 Philadelphia Union
(Gressel 27', Martinez 33', Peterson 89')

Yet another  home win for Atlanta United makes them the next team to clinch a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs. They are the first expansion team to make it since the 2009 Seattle Sounders.

Orlando City 6-1 New England Revolution
(Nocerino 22', Hines 32', Kaka 43', 77', Dwyer 84', Yotun 90')-(Nguyen 45+1')

Montreal Impact 0-1 New York City FC
(Harrison 29')

New York Red Bulls 3-3 D.C. United
(Adams 19', 74', Veron PK 78')-(Stieber 45+1', Mullins 70', Escobar OG 90+1')

FC Dallas 1-0 Colorado Rapids
(Figueroa 6', Lamah 9')

Houston Dynamo 3-3 LA Galaxy
(Martinez 26', Elis PK 84', 88')-(Beasley OG 3', Alessandrini 12', Jamieson 47')

On the flip side of Atlanta's triumph comes the LA Galaxy, who are out of playoff contention and will miss the post season for the first time since 2008.

San Jose Earthquakes 1-4 Chicago Fire
(Wondolowski 87')-(Mihailovic 14', Solignac 40', Nikolic 48', 65')

Chicago also clinches a spot in the playoffs. They are back for the first time since 2012.

Seattle Sounders 3-0 Vancouver Whitecaps
(Rodríguez 17', Lodeiro 62', Dempsey 69')

Liga MX
Leon 2-1 Club America
(Boselli 89', Burbano 90+3')-(Aguilar 55')

Monterrey v.  Santos- Postponed

Necaxa 1-0 Queretaro
(Velazquez 47')

Toluca 2-1 Pumas UNAM
(Canelo 51', Uribe 78')-(Van Rankin 26')

Pachuca 4-0 Cruz Azul
(Puch 17', Guzman 37', 86', Honda 89')

Jacksonville Armada 0-0 Indy Eleven

Bethlehem Steel 2-2 Tampa Bay Rowdies
(Burke 46', Conneh 78')-(Hristov PK 36', Gorskie 55')

Harrisburg City Islanders 1-0 Ottawa Fury
(Mensah 46')

Toronto FC II 1-0 Louisville City
(Hundal 73')

Swope Park Rangers 3-0 LA Galaxy
(Belmar 37', Moloto 53', Didic 58')

Portland Timbers 2 0-2 Phoenix Rising
(Wright-Phillips 8', Johnson 82')

Sacramento Republic 0-2 Real Monarchs
(Mare 47', Hoffman 49')

North American League Tables

West Ham and Tottenham were charged by the FA for failing to control their players when they scuffled on Saturday. The incident happened late in the 3-2 Spurs victory when several players got into a dustup. Five players were shown a yellow card during stoppage time of the match. The teams have until tonight to respond.

Schalke 04 have made a long term commitment to a young American. Weston McKennie signed a new five year deal with the club after showing plenty of life in his first few months with the senior team. He started his first Bundesliga game against Bayern Munich earlier this month. The Texas native is expected to become a key part of the squad in the coming years. He is a product of the FC Dallas Academy and has represented the USA at the U17, U19, and U20 levels.

Today's Matches
Europa League
FC Astana v. Sparta Prague- 11am- ESPN3
FC Lugano v. FCSB- 1pm
Viktoria Plzen v. Hapoel Be'er- 1pm
BATE Borisov v. Arsenal- 1pm, ESPN3- FS2
FC Kolv v. Red Star Belgrade- 1pm
FC Salzburg v. Olympique Marseille- 1pm
Konyaspor v. Guimaraes- 1pm
Athletic Bilbao v. FC Zorya Luhansk- 1pm- ESPN3
Ostersunds FK v. Hertha Berlin- 1pm
Lazio v. Zulte-Waregem- 1pm- ESPN3
Nice v. Vitesse Arnhem- 1pm- ESPN3
Maccabi Tel-Aviv v. Villarreal- 3:05pm
Partizan Belgrade v. Dynamo Kiev- 3:05pm
Skenderbeu Korce v. Young Boys- 3:05pm
Braga v. Istanbul Basaksehir- 3:05pm
Ludogorets Razgrad v. TSG Hoffenheim- 3:05pm
AC Milan v. RIjeka- 3:05pm- FS2, ESPN3
AEK Athens v. Austria Vienna- 3:05pm
Everton v. Apollon Limassol- 3:05pm- FS1, ESPN3
Olympique Lyonnais v. Atalanta- 3:05pm
Lokomotiv Moscow v. FC Ziln- 3:05pm
Sheriff Tiraspol v. FC Copenhagen- 3:05pm

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