Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Two players taken in first stage of MLS Reentry Draft

Yesterday's Scores
Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 Hamburg SV
(Hazard 9', Raffael 74', 79')-(Hahn 53')

La Liga
Sevilla 0-0 Levante

Ligue 1
St. Etienne 0-4 AS Monaco
(Sidibe 3', Lemar 32', Fabinho 53', Balde 60')

European League Tables

Headlines
Yesterday MLS held its first stage of the Reentry Draft, where players who were out of contract or had options not picked up by their former clubs, but not yet eligible for free agency, could be chosen by new squads. Only two players were picked. Tyrone Mears was selected by Minnesota United and Mike Grella was taken by the Colorado Rapids. Grella was subsequently sent to Columbus for a 2019 MLS SuperDraft pick. In this stage, teams had to pick up the entire contract of a player. In tomorrow's second round, teams can negotiate new deals with their selections.

There were also a handful of other MLS deals from yesterday:

  • Sporting Kansas City signed French midfielder Yohan Croizet to a DP contract. He arrives from Belgian club KV Mechelen and will be with SKC until 2020 with an option for 2021.
  • Drew Moor resigned with Toronto FC for one year with an option for 2019.
  • Houston Dynamo signed goalkeeper Chris Seitz off the free agent market. He spent the last seven years with FC Dallas, where he started 96 games with 18 clean sheets.
  • LA Galaxy are set to acquire David Bingham from San Jose for around $200,000 in MLS funny money. Bingham would represent LA's clearest number one keeper since Jaime Pineda left town a couple years ago.

Today's Matches
Premier League
Leicester City v. Crystal Palace- 7:30am- NBCSN
Arsenal v. Newcastle United- 10am- CNBC
Brighton & Hove Albion v. Burnley- 10am
Chelsea v. Southampton- 10am- NBCSN
Stoke City v. West Ham United- 10am- NBC Universo
Watford v. Huddersfield Town- 10am
Manchester City v. Tottenham- 12:30pm- NBC

Bundesliga
Eintracht Frankfurt v. Schalke 04- 9:30am
FC Augsburg v. SC Freiburg- 9:30am
FC Koln v. VfL Wolfsburg- 9:30am- FS2
VfB Stuttgart v. Bayern Munich- 9:30am- FS1
Werder Bremen v. Mainz- 9:30am
Borussia Dortmund v. TSG Hoffenheim- 12:30pm

La Liga
Athletic Bilbao v. Real Sociedad- 10:15am
Eibar v. Valencia- 12:30pm
Atletico Madrid v. Alaves- 2:45pm

Serie A
Inter Milan v. Udinese- 9am- beIN
Torino v. Napoli- 12pm- beIN
AS Roma v. Cagliari- 2:45pm- beIN

Ligue 1
Stade Rennes v. Paris Saint-Germain- 11am- beIN
Caen v. Guingamp- 2pm
Dijon v. Lille- 2pm
Montpellier v. Metz- 2pm
Strasbourg v. Toulouse- 2pm
Troyes v. SC Amiens- 2pm

FIFA Club World Cup- Third Place Game and Final
Al-Jazira v. Pachuca- 9am
Real Madrid v. Gremio- 12pm

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