Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Sarachan selected to lead USMNT in Portugal friendly

Yesterday's Scores
Carabao Cup- Round of 16
AFC Bournemouth 3-1 Middlesbrough
(Simpson 49', Wilson PK 75', Afobe 83')-(Tavernier 56')

Arsenal 2-1 Norwich City
(Nketiah 85', 96')-(Murphy 34')

Bristol City 4-1 Crystal Palace
(Taylor 34', Djuric 39', Bryan 60', O'Dowda 66')-(Sako 21')

Leicester City 3-1 Leeds United
(Iheanacho 30', Slimani 71', Mahrez 88')-(Hernandez 26')

Swansea City 0-2 Manchester United
(Lingard 21', 59')

Manchester City 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-1 on penalties)

DFB Pokal- Second Round
Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 Union Berlin
(Brandt 36', Alario 58', Wendell PK 89', Aranguiz 90+2')-(Daube 46')

Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
(Hazard 52')

SC Paderborn 07 2-0 VfL Bochum
(Michel 7', Wassey 85')

SV Wehen 1-3 Schalke 04
(Blacha 76')-(Si Santo 26', Burgstaller 30', Mintzel OG 53')

FC Magdeburg 0-5 Borussia Dortmund
(Castro 42', Isak 47', Yarmolenko PK 73', Bartra 79', Kagawa 90')

FC Schweinfurt 05 0-4 Eintracht Frankfurt
(Haller 14', 58', Wolf 63', Blum 85')

Mainz 3-2 Holstein Kiel
(Fischer 22', 67', Brosinski 101')-(Schindler PK 54', Drexler PK 75')

SpVgg Greuther Fürth 1-3 FC Ingolstadt 04
(Raum 46')-(Cohen PK 48', Lex 83', Morales 87')

Copa del Rey- Round of 32 First Leg
Numancia 2-1 Malaga
(Sanchez 90+3', Escasi 90+5')-(Recio 21')

FC Cartagena 0-3 Sevilla
(Sarabia 25', COrrea 35', Muriel 51')

Real Zaragoza 0-2 Valencia
(Rodrigo 81', Parejo PK 90+1')

Getafe 0-1 Alaves
(Santos 87')

Murcia 0-3 Barcelona
(Alcacer 44', Deulofeu 52', Arnaiz 56')

Cadiz 1-2 Real Betis
(Alex 21')-(Leon 6', 54')

Serie A
Inter Milan 3-2 Sampdoria
(Skriniar 18', Icardi 32', 54')-(Kownacki 64', Quagliarella 85')

European League Tables

U.S. Soccer has selected Dave Sarachan to lead the USMNT in their friendly agaisnt Portugal in two weeks. Sarachan was a long time assistant to Bruce Arena. Since most of Arena's staff are still on the payroll, the federation felt it made sense for one of them to step into the role, as opposed to Tab Ramos, who has spent his time with the U-20 team. They also mentioned that the search for a permanent head coach will not be a swift one and a strategy for selection is still being worked out. There's no real rush for one, either. The USA doesn't have a competitive match for about two years after their elimination from the World Cup.

LA Galaxy fired general manager Pete Venegas yesterday. The team missed out on the playoffs and came darn close to finishing with the worst record in MLS this year. Head coach Sigi Schmid will assume player personnel responsibilities for the future. Schmid was brought on to lead the struggling team at the end of July, but things were beyond repair. Now, he will have the winter to construct his side with the aim of returning to the playoffs next year.

As far as actual playoff teams are concerned, Sporting Kansas City got some bad news about their goalkeeper. Tim Melia will miss the knockout round match agaisnt Houston Dynamo thanks to the hamstring injury that's kept him out for the final three games of the regular season. The Dynamo will be without defender A.J. DeLaGarza, though, who tore his ACL in the season finale and will miss the entire playoffs.

Today's Matches
Carabao Cup- Round of 16
Chelsea v. Everton- 2:45pm- ESPN3
Tottenham v. West Ham- 2:45pm- ESPN3

DFB Pokal- Second Round
Hertha Berlin v. FC Koln- 12:30pm- ESPN Deportes
FC Kaiserslautern v. VfB Stuttgart- 12:30pm
VfL Osnabrück v. Nurnberg- 12:30pm
VfL Wolfsburg v. Hannover 96- 12:30pm
RB Leipzig v. Bayern Munich- 2:45pm- ESPN Deportes
SC Freiburg v. Dynamo Dresden- 2:45pm
SSV Jahn Regensburg v. Heidenheimer SV- 2:45pm
Werder Bremen v. TSG Hoffenheim- 2:45pm

Copa del Rey- Round of 32 First Leg
SD Formentera v. Athletic Bilbao- 1pm
Peferrandina v. Villarreal- 2:30pm
Real Valladolid v. Leganes- 2:30pm
Elche v. Real Madrid- 3:30pm
Eibar v. Celta Vigo- 3:30pm

Serie A
Atalanta v. Hellas Verona- 12:30pm
AS Roma v. Crotone- 2:45pm
Bologna v. Lazio- 2:45pm
Cagliari v. Benevento- 2:45pm
Chievo Verona v. AC Milan- 2:45pm
Fiorentina v. Torino- 2:45pm
Genoa v. Napoli- 2:45pm
Juventus v. SPAL- 2:45pm
Sassuolo v. Udinese- 2:45pm

MLS Playoffs- Knockout Round
Chicago Fire v. New York Red Bulls- 8:30pm- FS1- UniMas
Vancouver Whitecaps v. San Jose Earthquakes- 10:30pm- UniMas

Puerto Rico FC v. FC Edmonton- 7:30pm- ESPN3

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