Friday, September 8, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Premier League moves summer transfer deadline earlier

Yesterday's Score
USL
Orlando City B 0-2 Richmond Kickers
(Minutillo 40', Jane 46')

North American League Tables

Headlines
The Premier League approved moving the transfer deadline ahead to the beginning of the season beginning next year. The move was approved by 14 of the 20 Premier League clubs. The idea behind this is to prevent situations like Alexis Sanchez opening the season at Arsenal despite his well known desire to leave. It will only accomplish that to a certain degree, however. The window only applies to the Premier League and only applies to players coming into clubs, not to those departing outside the country. So while a situation like Sanchez trying to go to Manchester City may be prevented, the Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona saga will rage on until the rest of the continent catches up, which may eventually happen. It's more than possible this is just the first phase of the rest of the continent adopting the same structure, so we may only see some wonky deadline stories for a couple years.

The United Bid Committee has received bids from 41 cities from the USA, Canada, and Mexico hoping to host matches in the 2026 World Cup. Six of those places are from The Great White North, three are in Mexico, and the other 32 are American. Click through for the full list, but the usual big markets are there. New York, Chicago, LA, and the rest of the top 30 or so media markets are represented. Mexico offered the places you'd expect with Mexico City headlining. Canada features many venues from the 2015 Women's World Cup, headlined by Montreal's Olympic Stadium and Vancouver's BC Place. The next step is for the committee to narrow that list down to 25 to submit to FIFA. Eventually, should the bid be accepted in the end, the list will be finalized at 12 cities across the three countries.

Today's Matches
Bundesliga
Hamburg SV v. RB Leipzig- 2:30pm- FS2

La Liga
Leganes v. Getafe- 3pm

Ligue 1
Lille v. Bordeaux- 1pm
Metz v. Paris Saint-Germain- 2:45pm- beIN

Liga MX
Puebla v. Cruz Azul- 8pm- Univision Deportes
Atlas v. UANL- 10pm- Univision Deportes

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