Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Another name enters crowded U.S. Soccer presidential race

Yesterday's Scores
Bundesliga
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Werder Bremen
(Rebic 17'm Haller 89')-(Moisander 24')

La Liga
Real Betis 2-2 Getafe
(Sanabria 68', Boudebouz 87')-(Bergara 18', Portillo 34')

Ligue 1
Stade Rennes 1-0 Bordeaux
(Toulalan 12')

European League Tables

Liga MX
Morella 1-2 Cruz Azul
(Valdes 57')-(Mora 4', 28')

Club Tijuana 2-1 Leon
(Malcorra PK 72', Lucero 79')-(Cornejo 17')

North American League Tables

Headlines
The list of U.S. Soccer presidential candidates just keeps growing. Joining the list this time is former U.S. interntational Paul Caligiuri. He is best known for scoring the lone goal in the final 1990 World Cup qualifier that sent the USA to the World Cup for the first time in 40 years. He is hoping his vast playing experience sets him apart from other candidates in this increasingly crowded field. His platform involves setting lofty goals for both the men's and women's national teams, but he isn't going into specifics quite yet.

FIFA is considering a new international tournament as they attempt to reduce the number of friendlies played between nations. UEFA is proposing a tournament involving all 223 member nations called the Global Nations League that would see top level nations in each of the six continents playing each other competitively between World Cups. This would expand upon the UEFA Nations League, which begins play next fall. The only specifics given were that there would be seven divisions determined by FIFA ranking with promotion and relegation every two years, and there would be a group stage proceeded by an eight team tournament feraturing three European teams, two South American teams, and one team each from North America, Asia, Africa. Teams from Oceania would play in the fourth tier.

I'm all for anything to get rid of pointless international friendlies. I'm really indifferent as to what ends up happening, so this is fine by me. Whether it takes off or not... who really knows.

Patrice Evra has been suspended indefinitely by Olympique Marseille for kicking a fan in the head before Thursday's Europa League clash against Vitoria Guimaraes. Evra was involved in a pre-match altercation with supporters that resulted in the violent conflict and him being sent off from the match before it even started. He was reportedly the target songs and verbal abuse from fans, but there's no word on the nature of said abuse.

Real Salt Lake has exercised the purchase option on forward Jefferson Savarino. Savarino was loaned from Zulia FC in his home country of Venezuela for the 2017 season, when he scored six goals and notched five assists. He will continue to occupy a young designated player slot on the roster.

Today's Matches
Premier League
Stoke City v. Leicester City- 7:30am- NBCSN
Huddersfield Town v. West Bromwich Albion- 11am
Newcastle v. AFC Bournemouth- 11am- NBCSN
Southampton v. Burnley- 11am
Swansea City v. Brighton& Hove Albion- 11am
West Ham v. Liverpool- 1:30pm- NBC

Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach v. Mainz- 10:30am
FC Augsburg v. Bayer Leverkusen- 10:30am
Hamburg SV v. VfB Stuttgart- 10:30am
RB Leipzig v. Hannover 96- 10:30am- FS2
SC Freiburg v. Schalke 04- 10:30am
Borussia Dortmund v. Bayern Munich- 1:30pm- FS2

La Liga
Valencia v. Leganes- 8am
Deportivo La Coruna v. Atl├ętico Madrid- 11:15am
Alaves v. Espanyol- 1:30pm
Barcelona v. Sevilla- 3:45pm- beIN

Serie A
Bologna v. Crotone- 1pm
Genoa v. Sampdoria- 3:45pm

Ligue 1
Angers v. Paris Saint-Germain- 12pm- beIN
AS Monaco v, Guingamp- 3pm
Montpellier v. SC Amiens- 3pm
Nantes v. Toulouse- 3pm
Troyes v. Strasbourg- 3pm

Liga MX
Lobos BUAP v. Monterrey- 7pm- Univision Deportes
Pachuca v. Queretaro- 9:06pm- Univision Deprotes
Club America v. Puebla- 11pm- Univision
Chivas de Guadalajara v. Atlas- 11:06pm- Univision Deportes

USL Playoffs- Conference Finals
Louisville City v. New York Red Bulls II- 7:30pm- YouTube
Swope Park Rangers v. Oklahoma City Energy- 8:30pm- YouTube

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