Friday, December 15, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Pulisic named Male Player of the Year by U.S. Soccer

Yesterday's Score
Coppa Italia- Round of 16
Lazio 4-1 Cittadella
(Immobile 11', 87', Anderson 24', Camigliano OG 36')-(Bartolomei 41')

Headlines
Unsurprisingly, Christian Pulisic was named U.S. Soccer's Male Player of the Year. The Borussia Dortmund standout was far and away the best player for the USMNT this year. He either scored or assisted on 13 of the 17 goals scored in matches he played with the national team. He also turned himself into a key piece of the Borussia Dortmund attack at the club level. He is the youngest player to ever win the award. At age 19 he's two years younger than when Landon Donovan won it for the first time.

Los Angeles FC signed Uruguayan teenager Diego Rossi to a Young Designated Player contract. He will arrive from 51-time Uruguayan champions Penarol on New Years Day. In his two seasons playing in his homeland, the 19-year-old forward scored 13 times in 47 appearances. He's also represented his country at the U-17 and U-20 levels, scoring ten times in 39 matches. He's the second youngest DP in MLS history, behind only FC Dallas's Fabian Castillo.

MLS's board of governors was supposed to vote on the next round of expansion yesterday, but no announcement came out of their meeting. The one important piece of news that did emerge was the word that the BOG approved the alterations to David Beckham's Miami expansion efforts. This doesn't officially grant them a team, but that should come in the next few months.

U.S international midfielder Joe Corona is heading to Club America on loan. The 27-year-old has spent the majority of his career with Club Tijuana, but he only made 11 appearances last year. He also rejoins former Xolos boss Miguel Herrera, who now coaches at America.

Today's Matches
Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach v. Hamburg SV- 2:30pm- FS2

La Liga
Sevilla v. Levante- 3pm

Ligue 1
St. Etienne v. AS Monaco- 2:45pm- beIN

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